Drew Devitt, founder and chief technology officer for New Way Air Bearings, makes his two-minute elevator pitch at a “speed-dating” event at the 2010 Angel Venture Fair, where entrepreneurs wooed angel investors.
Diane Mastrull has been at the Inquirer since 1997, covering Atlantic City, suburban development trends, commercial development, and, for the last six years, small business.
"I think the growth in applicants is a combination of people’s obsession with the show Shark Tank and the excitement of rock-star companies like Tesla, Uber, Snapchat, and Airbnb,” said Marc Kramer, a serial entrepreneur and executive director of Private Investors Forum, which runs Angel Venture Fair, believed to be the oldest angel conference in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Angel Venture Fair gives early-stage companies the chance to pitch to a ballroom full of investors at the Union League, in hopes of scoring a private meeting and that elusive make-or-break resource: funding.
"I remember a lot of people crying and happy I was OK," Lowe said of that hospital scene.
He understands those tears from people who understood before he did that he was lucky to be alive.
Many gatherings took place often just to reaffirm frustration with the new administration.
Unlike other angel events, the Philadelphia fair is not limited to technology start-ups.A staff writer with the Inquirer since 1988, Jensen covered college basketball and football beats for 15 years, wrote about soccer from 10 countries on five continents, and was assigned to the Kentucky Derby the year of Smarty Jones.He won Eclipse Awards for his coverage of Smarty Jones and Barbaro."To my knowledge, I didn't wake up for two days," Lowe said Wednesday, sitting in Temple's basketball office, talking about the accident publicly for the first time.He had been driving home from a friend's house at Rutgers, he said. "I should have listened to my teammates, just hung out with them." He woke up at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, seeing a room full of family and his Owls coach, Fran Dunphy.