Quarterly Company Pitch Events.

Attend our quarterly pitch events and  enjoy dinner, meet interesting people, and hear from three exciting companies.

In order to honor SEC restrictions regarding the offering of private investments to non-accredited investors, the meetings are not public pitch events, and attendance is by invitation only.  Please contact bob.bridge@swanimpact.org if you would like to be invited.

Impact Happy Hours

These events open to the entire impact entrepreneurial community. Immerse yourself in your local impact community by attending a happy hour!

Webinars

These live, interactive, educational webinars are taught by network leadership, who have extensive experience as both entrepreneurs and investors. And are open to the everyone, including those who are not members of the network.

Angel Investing 101 – Introduction to the Angel Experience

Answers the question, “What is it like to be an Angel Investor?”

Angel Investing 102 – New SWAN Member Orientation

This webinar is for new  SWAN Angel and Associate members. Email bob.bridge@swanimpact.org to set up a discussion time.

Angel Investing 201 – Introduction to Impact Investing

Covers the Big Picture: Basics of building an Investment Portfolio, and an introduction to how to do Due Diligence in order to increase the return from that portfolio.

Angel Investing 202  – The Mechanics of Impact Investing

Covers valuation across rounds (including typical cap tables), investment instruments (and term-sheet terms), and tax considerations.

Angel Investing 203 – Measuring and Reporting Social Impact

Covers how social-impact is measured. When you are making impact investments, you can apply the same rigor to assess the potential for impact returns as you do to assess the potential financial returns.

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July 2022

Quarter 3 Down-Selection Step 1

July 27 @ 8:00 am - August 5 @ 5:00 pm CDT

Decision call on August 5th from 12 to 1:30. Details of the call will be provided via email.

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SWAN POC Affinity Group Meeting

July 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
Zoom call TX United States

SWAN's POC (People of Color) Affinity Group will host a Zoom call to discuss the group's charter, objectives, and future plans. Please reach out to SWAN Administrative Director Jenny Dielmann-Garcia at jenny.dielmann-garcia@swanimpact.org with any questions.

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August 2022

Webinar: Angel Investing in the Current Economic Environment

August 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Zoom call TX United States

The economy is worrisome. How should you think about angel investing in the next 12 months? We have been here before. There was the dot.com bust in 2001 and the housing crash in 2008. What investing lessons were learned from those down cycles, and how can those lessons inform your near-term investment decisions? Please join a conversation with senior SWAN Impact Network leadership regarding where we are in the startup capital cycle, lessons learned, how startups need to respond to…

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SWAN and SVP Austin Coffee Connect

August 11 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am CDT
Central Market, 4001 N. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78756
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SWAN Impact Network and Social Venture Partners Austin are teaming up to host an informal gathering that connects our members and others in the community who share a passion for a better Austin. Visit with Social Venture Partners and SWAN Impact Angels to learn more about how they support social impact organizations/enterprises working to address our community's social challenges ~ a great opportunity to build your social impact network! This networking event is free and open to the public -…

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SWAN POC Affinity Group Happy Hour

August 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
Hold Out Brewing, 1208 W. 4th Street
Austin, TX 78703

SWAN's POC (People of Color) Affinity Group will host an in-person happy hour for group members to gather for a little summer fun. Gather inside Hold Out Brewing at our specially-reserved tables for some cool drinks, delicious appetizers, and fun conversation. Please reach out to SWAN Administrative Director Jenny Dielmann-Garcia at jenny.dielmann-garcia@swanimpact.org with any questions.

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Quarter 3 Down-Selection Step 2

August 16 @ 8:00 am - August 19 @ 5:00 pm CDT

Decision call on August 19th from 12 to 1:30. Details of the call will be provided via email.

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Webinar: Angel Investing in the Current Economic Environment

August 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
Zoom call TX United States

The economy is worrisome. How should you think about angel investing in the next 12 months? We have been here before. There was the dot.com bust in 2001 and the housing crash in 2008. What investing lessons were learned from those down cycles, and how can those lessons inform your near-term investment decisions? Please join a conversation with senior SWAN Impact Network leadership regarding where we are in the startup capital cycle, lessons learned, how startups need to respond to…

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Angel 101 Webinar – Introducing the Angel Experience

August 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Zoom call TX United States

Live interactive webinar, taught by SWAN leadership, and open to the public. This webinar answers these questions: What is an Angel Investor? What motivates Angels? What is “Impact” angel Investing all about? What are examples of typical Angel investments? How does the SWAN Impact Network operate? Register  

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Angel 101 Webinar – Introducing the Angel Experience

August 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Zoom call TX United States

Live interactive webinar, taught by SWAN leadership, and open to the public. This webinar answers these questions: What is an Angel Investor? What motivates Angels? What is “Impact” angel Investing all about? What are examples of typical Angel investments? How does the SWAN Impact Network operate? Register  

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September 2022

MassChallenge Community Coffee

September 1 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am CDT
Codependent Coffee, 301 W. Avenue, Suite 110
Austin, TX 78701
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MassChallenge will host a monthly morning round table coffee session at Codependent Coffee located in downtown Austin through December. These gatherings will be held on the first Thursday of every month from 8:30-9:30 a.m. CT. Dates for the fall gatherings: September 1 October 6 November 3 December 1 Check the link HERE to register for the date (or dates) you would like to attend. Founders, MC alumni, Experts, Partners, and SWAN members are invited to connect, learn, and exchange views…

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SWAN Impact Network Q3 Pitch Event

September 1 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Zoom call TX United States

This meeting is scheduled to be in-person in both Austin and Dallas, with a simultaneous Zoom broadcast. Additional meeting details - including location and event timeline - are provided upon registration.  Closer to the event, we will make a determination if Covid requires this meeting to be Zoom-only. Please Note: In-person attendance in Dallas begins at 5:30 p.m.; in-person attendance in Austin begins at 6:00 p.m. due to venue constraints. The presentations will run from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and small-group breakout…

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Q4 Funding Application Deadline

September 5

See Apply for Funding - SWAN Impact Network for more information.

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Webinar: Angel Investing 201 – Introduction to Impact Investing

September 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Zoom call TX United States
angel 201

Live interactive webinar, taught by SWAN leadership, and open to the public. Covers the Big Picture: Basics of building an Investment Portfolio, and an introduction to how to do Due Diligence in order to increase the return from that portfolio. Register

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Quarter 4 Down-Selection Step 1

September 8 @ 8:00 am - September 16 @ 5:00 pm CDT

Using dealum. SWAN members can review applicant companies from Sept 8 to 15. We have a decision call on Friday, September 16th, from 11:30 AM. to 12:30 PM central time. Details of the call will be provided via email.

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Webinar: Angel Investing 201 – Introduction to Impact Investing

September 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Zoom call TX United States
angel 201

Live interactive webinar, taught by SWAN leadership, and open to the public. Covers the Big Picture: Basics of building an Investment Portfolio, and an introduction to how to do Due Diligence in order to increase the return from that portfolio. Register

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Webinar: Angel Investing 202 – The Mechanics of Impact Investing

September 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Zoom call TX United States
angel 202

Live interactive webinar, taught by SWAN leadership, and open to the public. Covers valuation across rounds (including typical cap tables), investment instruments (and term-sheet terms), and tax considerations. Register

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Webinar: Angel Investing 202 – The Mechanics of Impact Investing

September 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Zoom call TX United States
angel 202

Live interactive webinar, taught by SWAN leadership, and open to the public. Covers valuation across rounds (including typical cap tables), investment instruments (and term-sheet terms), and tax considerations. Register

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SWAN @ North Texas Giving Day

September 22

Help Us Make a Greater Impact via North Texas Giving Day! Communities Foundation's annual North Texas Giving Day, the largest community-wide giving event in the nation, is scheduled this year for September 22, 2022. SWAN Impact Network will be participating in the event and raising funds to further our mission of supporting under-represented entrepreneurs and promising impact startup companies. Did you know that women founders received less than 2% of total start-up funding in 2021? And that founders of color…

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Quarter 4 Down-Selection Step 2

September 26 @ 8:00 am - September 30 @ 5:00 pm CDT

In order to select the three companies who will be invited to SWAN's next pitch event, we will have zoom calls with seven companies during Sept 26 to 29, and a decision call on September 30th from 12:00-1:00 p.m, central time. Details of the call will be provided to members via email.

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October 2022

Board of Directors Meeting

October 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CDT
Zoom call TX United States

Ask Bob for the Zoom call info if you don't have it.

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