October 16 – 17

Angels from around the Midwest will gather for education, inspiration and networking at this year’s “Best of the Midwest” Regional Meeting.  Building on the previous Midwest Regional Meetings in Minneapolis, Omaha and Des Moines, new and experienced angels will connect with actionable smart practices, specific investment leads, and valuable connections.

Program Highlights:

  • Smart Practices – Learn from fellow angels and investing experts.  Topic include:
    • Pre-due diligence checklist:  How to avoid wasting time
    • What Bad Blood can teach angels about due diligence and governance
    • Syndication:  How one state has a proven approach to sharing deal flow and leveraging collective capital
    • How an angel group and a VC are actually working together


  • Regional Investor Data Deep-Dive
    • Using the ACA Angel Funders Report and unique survey just for Midwest angels - learn how Midwest angel activity stacks up against national benchmarks
  • Entrepreneur Showcase
    • A pre-selected group of impressive companies from around the region will tell their stories and share specific investment opportunities, supporting syndication efforts. Investor group leaders are actively nominating companies for you to meet onsite. 
  • Trends in Economic Development
    • Why bigco’s see working with start-ups as a strategic imperative
    • What Midwest states are doing to support angel investing and economic development
    • How academia is supporting entrepreneurship


  • Networking Reception and Dinner (optional add-on)
    • Join fellow attendees at Cincinnati’s Rhinegeist Brewery.  Opened in 2013, Rhinegeist has led a resurgence of Cincinnati’s famed beer heritage.  This fun networking opportunity includes beer and wine throughout the evening, and dinner.


  • ACA Education (optional add-on) 
    • Before the Midwest Regional Meeting gets started, investors are invited to dig in to smart practices for your next negotiation. Both offerings are available on Wednesday morning (October 16). Select one during registration. 
      • Fundamentals of Angel Investing
      • Term Sheet Course
  • ACA Leadership Workshop
    • Cincinnati will be home to another preceding event for active investors. The 2019 ACA Leadership Workshop will be Tuesday, October 15 and Wednesday morning October 16. ACA members are invited to truly set your investment year up for success by attending both. Add the ACA Leadership Workshop to your Midwest Regional Registration.