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Wharton Angel Network

The Wharton Angel Network ("WAN"), part of The Wharton Club of New York ("WCNY"), is now accepting business plans from entrepreneurs for its next angel event.

The upcoming angel event is invitation-only and is scheduled for Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at 6 pm (see details below). The number of businesses showcased will be limited so it is best to submit your plan as soon as possible. Those selected for the event will be contacted by email.

All business plans submitted to the WAN must come from management teams that include a Wharton Alumnus or must be introduced (sponsored) by a Wharton Alumnus. Alumni must be members in good standing of the WCNY. The name of your sponsor and any intermediaries you are working with must be disclosed to be considered. Membership in the WCNY will be verified. Businesses should be seeking angel funding with a minimum amount of $25K.

Interested entrepreneurs meeting these requirements should submit business plans (with executive summaries) as soon as possible, but no later than midnight of Wednesday, November 5th. Plans must be submitted using the below instructions for consideration. If you've previously submitted and not presented at a WAN event, please submit again (following the instructions).

Submission Instructions:

Email plans to WAN@whartonny.com. Subject title should be "Business Plan Submission: " followed by the name of your company.

The email body should include a two-sentence description of the business.

If you have a business plan and an investor presentation, please attach both.

Business plan submissions should include your contact information for angels and address the following key topics:

1) Management bios
2) Market (including size)
3) Problem definition
4) Solution with product or service described in detail
5) Early traction/proof points
6) External validation, if any (e.g., article in trade journal)
7) Use of funds and
8) Funding requirements including funding required, percentage of company offered, funding totals received to date

We are looking forward to a very successful event for entrepreneurs and angels alike.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

As mentioned, business plan submissions and sign-ups for the event will be accepted until
midnight on Wednesday, November 5, and you will be contacted if selected for presentation at the event.

The event will be conducted as a showcase fair; each selected company will have an area in the room, and Wharton Alumni angel investors who are WAN members will be in attendance to talk to each company's management. Tables will be provided, but please bring all of your own materials including presentation copies.

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Midtown Manhattan

(The exact location will be communicated to all invited entrepreneurs prior to the meeting.)

FREE to dues-paying members!

Note: 12-months WCNY membership is only $95 at Join/Renew Membership. .

Interested in volunteering for the WAN? Please email WAN@whartonny.com.