In partnership with the Angel Capital Association, the Erie Regional Chamber launched and completed the first cohort of the ICE Angel Education program less than a year after receiving a federal grant to continue building Erie’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Twenty-six program participants received seven weeks training on the basics of angel investing. Courses were taught by world class instructors with decades of experience leading some of the highest performing angel funds in the United States.
In partnership with the Appalachian Investors Alliance, the Erie Regional Chamber is leading a group of community and business leaders through the process of starting Erie’s first angel fund – ICE Angel Fund. The goal of the fund is to support and attract entrepreneurs to the Erie region as a bookend to its accelerator program and other regional investment opportunities.