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Wildcat Angels brings together active individual investors and high growth early stage businesses. Members are executives and entrepreneurs who are interested in investing both funds and their expertise in assisting startup companies. Wildcat Angels is based in Evanston, Illinois, where it hosts quarterly dinner meetings for members. At these meetings, pre-screened entrepreneurs and business owners, primarily sourced from the university and Chicago-area business communities, present summaries of investment opportunities to members....


Wildcat Angels

Wildcat Angels is not affiliated with Northwestern University or any of its undergraduate or graduate programs.The purpose of Wildcat Angels is to provide infrastructure, initial screening, and administrative support for high potential investment opportunities in businesses requiring capital, mentoring, and other resources.


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If you are interested in learning more about submitting your business plan or becoming an Angel, please send us a note using the "Contact Us" page.


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Upcoming Entrepreneur@NU Conference May 8, 2013

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Save the date for entrepreneurship@NU, Northwestern's conference on entrepreneurship. Northwestern University will hold its annual conference on entrepreneurship on May, 8th 2013 at the Norris Center.

The conference's theme will be, "Pivot to Success" and will include key note speakers, panels, legal workshop, career management, as well as a chance to network with venture capitalists, angel investors and alumni entrepreneurs. For more information: http://www.fcei.northwestern.edu/

More information on the next Wildcat Angels event to follow...

May 2012 Meeting

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Wildcat Angels is looking forward to exciting presentations by three companies at the May 2012 Investor Meeting.   We had over one hundred applicants for this round of presentations, so we have high expectations for this group.

November Meeting Features 4 Great Companies!

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Wildcat Angels completed its November Meetings with a visit from our featured guest, Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro, and outstanding pitches from four great companies:

  • GrooveBug: A personalized rich media music magazine and discovery engine designed for the iPad.  Download this new way to experience and enjoy music.  This team has made amazing progress from the NUvention and the NU Incubator in just a short amount of time.
  • Syndio Social: Uses social networks to make the intangibles of management tangible.  A software and consulting solution that makes it possible for managers to do their job faster and more effectively by sorting through Big Data quickly.  They already have Fortune 100 clients, were featured in the Chicago Tribune and just went to the White House to be honored as leading young entrepreneurs.
  • SweetPerk: Builds custom, branded apps for local shopping districts.  Another NU startup making great progress with strong user adoption and a backlog of clients waiting for orders to be fulfilled.  Download the app today to discover new places and discounts to shop and dine in Evanston, Oak Park, Naperville, Lake Forest and Rogers Park (with more to come...)
  • Endotronix: Wireless health monitoring medical product with substantial patient outcome and cost advantages.

Thanks to our great presenters, President Schapiro, our student associates and our Wildcat Angels for our most well-attended meeting yet!  Membership and interest continues to increase, so see the links on this site to let us know if you have a company that would like to be considered or if you would like to join as an Angel.

You can also contact us, if you would like more information on investing in any of the companies above.

Best regards,

Wildcat Angels Team

Thanks to our Presenters for a Successful May Meeting. Next Meeting: October/November 2011

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More details to come on our next meeting as we finalize the dates. If you are interested in presenting or joining as an Angel or Guest, please just fill out the online forms. If you don’t have all of the information to submit to be a presenting company, that’s okay. Just send us what you have. We’ll be back in touch soon as we plan our meetings for the upcoming year.


The tentative dates are:

  • October/November 2011
  • February 2012
  • May 2012


More to come! We hope everyone enjoyed TechWeek and is looking forward to a great Demo Day from Excelerate!

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