August 11, 2022

Catalyst Angel Program helps new Black, Latinx, and women angel investors build knowledge and community

It helps to find community when you’re getting started as an angel investor. Black, Latinx, and women angel investors are among those significantly underrepresented in the angel investing community. That gap has a major impact on early funding for local entrepreneurs.

That’s why the Forge North coalition is teaming up with TechTown Detroit, a leading entrepreneurial hub in Michigan that’s built the Catalyst Angel Program program to help Black, Latinx, and/or women emerging in angel investing throughout the Great Lakes region.

The Minnesota Cohort, with leadership from Groove Investment Group, will connect Catalyst Angel Program participants in Minnesota. Together, participants will gain a deeper understanding of angel investing, engage in curated virtual courses, and connect in person with peers. The purpose of the cohort is to provide a community for Minnesota based angels going through the program—angel investing is a team sport after all.

Any accredited investors in the six-state Great Lakes region with 2 years or less of angel investing experience who self-identify as Black, Latinx, and/or a woman are eligible to apply by September 1. Visit this link for more information.

You can also register for a virtual informational session on Monday, August 15 by clicking here.

Questions about the Catalyst Angel Program can be directed to

Questions about the Minnesota Cohort can be directed to

One of the Forge North coalition’s top priorities is to grow Minnesota’s community of angel investors.

Events and programming across our region and state, including the annual Angel Fest, has been led by Forge North fellow Mickayla Rosard of Groove Capital, working with groups like Gopher Angels, GatherVentures, Tundra Ventures and many more.

Stay tuned for more events and programming to help you become an active angel investor.