• Midwest tech organizations working to increase number of female founders February 13, 2018 5:12 pm
    How bad is the diversity in tech problem? Seriously bad. And seriously long-standing. For almost 30 years, women have made up less than 10 percent of the entrepreneurial and venture capital market labor forces, while Hispanics hovered at 2 percent and African Americans below 1 percent, according to a recent Harvard Business School paper. What’s more,… The post Midwest tech organizations working to increase number of female founders appeared first on Hyde Park Angels.
    Alida Miranda-Wolff
  • Illinois tech companies working to retain local engineering grads January 29, 2018 4:04 pm
    Illinois is the second largest producer of computer science graduates in the country. In fact, in 2016, Illinois produced a record 40,400 STEM degrees. Yet research collected by the Illinois Science and Technology Coalition shows Illinois still has room to grow. Specifically, while Illinois ranks 15th in the country for retaining computer science graduates, 45 percent of… The post Illinois tech companies working to retain local engineering grads appeared first on Hyde Park Angels.
    Alida Miranda-Wolff
  • How female founders are faring in the Midwest January 12, 2018 8:14 pm
    Women remain underrepresented in tech, even as the industry tries to address jaw-dropping statistics about their absence in tech’s upper echelon. Less than 3 percent of female founders raised venture capital in 2017, even though in the first quarter of 2017, 17 percent of startups reported having a female founder. On the venture capital side, less than… The post How female founders are faring in the Midwest appeared first on Hyde Park Angels.
    Alida Miranda-Wolff
  • Why Ohio health care startups saw a 206% funding increase December 18, 2017 8:32 pm
    While there are a number of Midwestern cities that are home to promising health care startups, including Minneapolis and Chicago, Ohio is quickly positioning itself as a major player. The state has seen an influx of funding to health care and life sciences startups, and it produced one of the biggest Midwest startup exits of… The post Why Ohio health care startups saw a 206% funding increase appeared first on Hyde Park Angels.
    Tina Wink
  • Illinois tech organizations are working to close the diversity gap December 12, 2017 7:55 pm
    Diversity is a major topic of conversation in tech, but so far, that conversation hasn’t significantly improved representation of women and minorities in the industry. In a recent survey conducted by First Round Capital, nearly 68 percent of founders across the country believe that the tech industry will not become representative of the general population in terms… The post Illinois tech organizations are working to close the diversity gap appeared first on Hyde Park Angels.
    Alida Miranda-Wolff
  • How SkinnyPop Led the Better-for-You Trend December 7, 2017 7:53 pm
    People First is the Hyde Park Angels podcast dedicated to deconstructing entrepreneurial success into actionable takeaways you can use today. Hyde Park Angels is the most active early-stage investor in Chicago with a commitment to taking a “people-first approach” to investing. By matching our members’ expertise with entrepreneurs’ needs, we help develop top-performing companies that are delivering… The post How SkinnyPop Led the Better-for-You Trend appeared first on Hyde Park Angels.
    Alida Miranda-Wolff
  • The Best of the Rest: More Answers to Your Term Sheet Questions November 21, 2017 3:45 pm
    Hyde Park Angels recently hosted The Ultimate Entrepreneur’s Guide to Term Sheets, led by our Principal, Michael Sachaj. In the webinar, Michael broke down and demystified term sheets. The full recording is now available, but we wanted to share an added bonus. During the webinar, Michael answered several questions from the audience, but missed out… The post The Best of the Rest: More Answers to Your Term Sheet Questions appeared first on Hyde Park Angels.
    Alida Miranda-Wolff
  • This is How You Win the Term Sheet Negotiation Game November 2, 2017 3:41 pm
    As an entrepreneur you might not even think about a term sheet until you are late into the fundraising process. However, understanding term sheets is essential to coming from a position of strength in the negotiations process and ensuring you make the right decisions for your business. We sat down with Michael Sachaj, Principal at… The post This is How You Win the Term Sheet Negotiation Game appeared first on Hyde Park Angels.
    Alida Miranda-Wolff
  • Build the Right Media Relations Strategy for Your Startup October 20, 2017 3:16 pm
    PR – nearly every startup wants it. But getting good PR in a competitive market where the gatekeepers are understaffed and pressed for resources is a tough proposition. In today’s climate, the winners focus time and attention on developing real strategies and architecting robust PR programs. At HPA Corporate Sponsor 3Points Communications, Principal Drew Mauck… The post Build the Right Media Relations Strategy for Your Startup appeared first on Hyde Park Angels.
    Alida Miranda-Wolff
  • How to Build, Scale and Exit a Cloud Company in Today’s Market October 10, 2017 3:10 pm
    People First is the Hyde Park Angels podcast dedicated to deconstructing entrepreneurial success into actionable takeaways you can use today. Hyde Park Angels is the most active early-stage investor in Chicago with a commitment to taking a “people-first approach” to investing. By matching our members’ expertise with entrepreneurs’ needs, we help develop top-performing companies that are delivering… The post How to Build, Scale and Exit a Cloud Company in Today’s Market appeared first on Hyde Park Angels.
    Alida Miranda-Wolff
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