Dingman Center Angels

The Dingman Center Angels is a Maryland based angel investment group that provides funding to early-stage companies located within the Mid-Atlantic region. Our members are entrepreneurs, CXO's, venture capitalists and business leaders who have founded, funded and built world-class companies. Our investors come from a wide array of industry expertise and in association with the Dingman Center of Entrepreneurship, create an extensive entrepreneurial community.

We are looking for innovative, technology-driven startup companies addressing a significant market opportunity where our investment and expertise can make a difference. We introduce entrepreneurs to potential investors through presentations at monthly meetings which are held from September to June.

Our group looks to invests $100,000 to $1,000,000 in seed/early stage companies, and will often syndicate with other angel groups and VC’s for deals up to $2 million. The Dingman Center Angels is not a fund and does not invest as a group. Our members collaborate on due diligence but make individual investment decisions. Each member makes their own thorough review of all information, including speaking with representatives of the company.

In FY17, the group invested nearly $1 million in regional companies. Please review our process and investment criteria to see if your company would be a good fit for our group.

Meeting Date

Application Deadline

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Monday, October 1, 2018

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Friday, February 1, 2019

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Friday, March 1, 2019

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019


The Dingman Center Angels is the region’s leading angel network. To certify as an accredited investor, one must be an individual investor as defined in rule 501(a) of Regulation D or an institutional investor. It is also recommended that you live and/or frequently visit the Mid-Atlantic region. Member benefits include:

  1. Investor presentations by the region’s most promising early stage companies
  2. Monthly networking with a diverse group of quality investors and advisors
  3. Unique access to a pipeline of proprietary technologies developed at the University of Maryland
  4. Mentoring opportunities with Dingman Center’s student entrepreneurship initiatives
  5. Inclusion in the Dingman Center’s Inner Circle and VIP Events

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