How can we improve the NC entrepreneurial ecosystem?

Monthly Casual Dinner with angels

Early stage startups need capital to grow, but aren't always sure how to find the right funding. Angel investors want to meet the newest and smartest entrepreneurs in a casual setting.

What if there was a casual monthly dinner event for angel investors and entrepreneurs to share updates, get feedback, and discuss the possibilities...?

* This is just an example, but feel free to up-vote and submit your own ideas, more or less involved and extensive than this one.

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      • Aaron Gerry commented  · 

        I like this idea from a practical and immediately implementable stand point.

        In large part, investors feel more comfortable investing in those whom they have familiarity with and whom they are able to see making traction.

        A casual dinner is a great way to have initial conversations, which is the first step towards developing a relationship.

      • Phong Luong commented  · 

        Our Team at NexTable (Next Generation of Restaurant Reservation System) will be happy to assist in organize a Monthly Dinner to better connect our best entrepreneurs and angel investors from a casual social atmosphere to full-service dinner at some of our top local restaurant partners.

        About NexTable:
        NexTable started with an idea to make reservations better and more affordable to our restaurant community. NexTable was founded by a group of dedicated entrepreneurs, restaurateurs (over 30 years of restaurant experience) and developers (over 40 years of IT experience). Together with the assistance of local restaurateurs and mentors, we are committed to serving the restaurant industry by creating a revolutionary iPad real-time reservation, table management and marketing system that simply excels in value, innovation, features, and ease of use. Our objective is to liberate restaurants from using manual booking systems and costly competitors. COMING SOON IN FALL - 2012.

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