Dingman Center Angels: Entrepreneurs
Eligibility & Application Process
To be eligible to apply, the company must be located in the Mid-Atlantic
region (Maryland, D.C., Virginia, or Delaware); at this time, we do not consider
applicants located outside of this region. The applicant should be seeking
between $150,000 and $1,000,000 of equity financing. A complete application must
be submitted, which includes Executive Summary, Financials and Business Plan.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and you should apply when:
If Your Application is Not Approved
If your application is not selected, we will provide you with
recommendations/resources to pursue for additional mentoring. We encourage you
to keep us posted on any salient developments as you continue to build your
company. You may reapply to Dingman Center Angels at a future date.
Concerned About Disclosure?
Dingman Center Angels does not sign Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs). This is a
common apprehension for most entrepreneurs. However, most professionals and
venture capitalists will NOT sign an NDA until some time late in the due
diligence process. A company presenting to Dingman Center Angels, or to any
private or institutional investors outside of Dingman Center Angels, should
prepare its business plan and presentation in such a way that its secrets are
not fully revealed. Most ideas which entrepreneurs are afraid to disclose have
to do with scientific or technical details. Entrepreneurs need to realize that
investors are not concerned about such details in the first or second meeting.
What they are concerned about is: the market need; the cure for the need; the
demonstration of a large and growing market; validation of product or service
viability; and the management team and its capability to execute the business
What are entrepreneurs saying?
"Pitching to the Dingman Center Angels was
a great experience. I received very specific feedback on YouEye's pitch, advice
on monetization strategy, and of some strong investments from "smart money"
investors. I would highly recommend the Dingman Center Angels network to area
entrepreneurs looking for funding."
- Kyle Henderson, YouEye