Friday, January 14, 2011

PART 1: Think Big Partners Chooses the Angel Capital Group to Create a Nationwide Capital Network

Something big is happening in Kansas City.

As part of this week’s Think Big Partners Sneak Preview Event, Herb Sih, co-founder of TBP, made an important announcement that got all entrepreneurs talking.

Two companies have collaborated in order to provide capital-raising opportunities with the benefits of vital entrepreneurial resources in order to improve the startup community in Kansas City and throughout the nation.

These two companies are Think Big Partners and the Angel Capital Group (ACG).

The Angel Capital Group, with five locations nationwide (and growing!), is an angel network of investors that links together its networks so that entrepreneurial resources, such as startup and seed capital, can be efficiently utilized to best aid entrepreneurs.  In addition, ACG provides education and support to various communities in order to aid in establishing more angel investor networks. 

Think Big Partners and the Angel Capital Group, originally located in Nashville, Tennessee, are partnering to create a nationwide capital network and are looking forward to expanding both of their valuable resources to entrepreneurs on a nationwide basis.  Combined with Think Big Partners' national conference for entrepreneurs, investors and startups, Think Big Partners and ACG can effectively help entrepreneurs locate capital easily, assist investors in finding more businesses worth funding, and help more ideas locate the right home anywhere in the country.

Together, the two companies are combining the importance of entrepreneurial funding with the vital services, resources, and help that entrepreneurs often need when starting up a new business.  This is the first collaboration of its kind, all in the name of serving entrepreneurs, building stronger communities and changing the world.

So what can you expect from Think Big Partners and the Angel Capital Group in the years to come?  The two companies plan to provide incubating environments with strong funding arms in as many communities as possible—and not just in hubs such as San Francisco, Austin and Boston—but in any city that wants to grow its entrepreneurial base.

Do you have more questions about the Angel Capital Group’s collaboration with Think Big Partners?  Stay tuned for Part 2!  In a few hours, check back with us and read up on the special interview I conducted with Angel Capital Group founder, Rachael Qualls!

Written by Allison Way.  Allison is a writer and videographer for Think Big Partners, Kansas City’s mentorship-based business incubator and startup accelerator.  To read more of Allison’s work, check out the Kansas City Entrepreneurship Examiner as well as her articles on Helium, BrooWaha, eZine and Newsvine.

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