The Southwest Angel Network seeks to make a return for investors while helping social-impact startups address significant societal problems.

But we are more than just about investing. We also look for opportunities to advance the social-good in our community.

Recently members of the angel network participated as mentors in a high-school entrepreneurship competition sponsored by the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber ran the program at five diverse Austin high-schools. Our angels mentored eight teams at Akins High School. The winning Akins team advanced to the city-wide competition.

All five finalist teams (shown below) did a great job.

First place was won by three sophomores from Reagan High.  They were amazing with their plan for a company that addresses unmet needs of the Austin’s Hispanic community. We have invited the Reagan team to repeat their pitch at the next evening pitch event of the Southwest Angel Network, alongside three social-impact start-ups.

It will be great evening for the angels, for the Reagan team and the Austin community.