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About Us

purchase Lyrica cheap The Westchester Angels is an investor group whose mission is to provide financial and strategic partnerships to entrepreneurs in the Westchester area. Our interest in companies goes beyond capital. We work with, and mentor, the companies we invest in. We provide both the opportunity to meet entrepreneurs and the infrastructure to facilitate individual assessments. We enjoy building businesses, seeing them succeed, and are committed to helping new and innovative companies prosper.

Who We Are

Sandy Wollman

Sandy Wollman

Co-Founder and Managing Director

Sandy Wollman is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Westchester Angels. He is also on the Executive Committee for the Veridian Member’s Fund and member of the ARC Angels and has reviewed well over 1000 pitches in the past year. He knows what works and what doesn’t!

Sandy is starring in ”Break Through the Crowd” a new TV show which features startups pitching to investors to get to the next round where the winner receives a large crowdfunding prize. The show combines elements of Shark Tank and The Apprentice and is being televised on Zee Tv in the USA, Canada and the Caribbean.

In addition Sandy created and leads the New York Area Angel Group Leaders Initiative which brings the Directors of the largest Angel Groups in the Tri-State Area together to share deal flow. Being intimately involved in his community Sandy serves on the Westchester County Task force for innovation and created a non-profit to help small business owners succeed.

He is an accomplished distance athlete having competed 3 Ironman Triathlons, The Swim Around Manhattan and was the 470th individual to successfully swim the English Channel.

Jeff Loehr

Jeff Loehr

Co-Founder and Director

Jeff Loehr, Founder and CEO of Engage and expert strategist, marketer and story teller. He has seen hundreds of pitches, thousands of stories and countless marketing programs – he knows what engages and what doesn’t. He developed Engage’s BrandStory framework and leads BrandStory workshops for marketers – he is on a mission to never see another lousy pitch again.

Michael Wieser Esq.

Michael Wieser Esq.

Director

As a co-owner, frequent investor, legal counsel, sponsor and a member of the screening committee of the Westchester Angels, Michael is active in providing deal flow and assisting with due diligence services to the Members.

In addition, Michael is a go-to resource and service provider in the tri-state entrepreneur and emerging company community. Michael counsels emerging companies and startups throughout all phases of growth, as well as the angel investors that fund and acquire them.

For entrepreneurs and emerging companies, Michael collaborates and works with founders from the spark of their idea to the successful growth and scaling of their companies. He provides outside general counsel and advisory board services that help companies create the proper legal and business foundation to make them investor-ready.

Michael is different than any other business attorney as he practices law with a business person’s mindset. A serial entrepreneur having founded 6 startups himself with successful exits, there is nothing that Michael hasn’t experienced as either a lawyer or a business owner.

Finally, Michael is an educator as an adjunct professor for entrepreneurship at Westchester Community College, leads legal workshops for the WEDC organization and teaches business and legal workshops at NYC tech coding schools. He is a frequent lecturer and panelist on business and law panels at conferences and a judge at pitch events.

How To Pitch

If you are interested in pitching at one of our events, please submit your application on Gust.  Only offers via Gust will be considered.

Become A Member

If you are interested in joining our group, contact us here. You must be an accredited investor as per the SEC definition.

Our Investments

Our angels stand by each and every investment we make. Want to see some of the companies we’ve invested in? Click here.

Our Members

Membership is by invitation on an annual basis. Members pay a nominal fee to participate. Individual members are not allowed to solicit business and the expectation is that they are serious about making investments.

We ask members to help with company selection, governance and group management. A sense of humor and a constructive mindset are required. While we are serious about investing in, and growing companies, life is too short to take anything too seriously.

You must also be an accredited investor per the SEC definition.

Recent Investments

Upcoming Events

Westchester Angels Investor Meeting

All Angel Investor Meetings take place at the KOI Creative Space located at 169 Mamaroneck Ave 2nd Floor, White Plains, NY 10601.
* Click on any of the times below to register.

Westchester Angels Networking Get Together

Join us after our Investor Meetings for networking opportunities over drinks and music. Located downstairs at The Hudson Grille at 730pm.
* Parking information can be found here
Date Westchester Angels Investor Meeting Westchester Angels Networking Get Together
Thur, 02/07 5:45pm-7:45pm 7:45pm-9pm
Thur, 03/21 5:45pm-7:45pm 7:45pm-9pm
Thur, 05/30 5:45pm-7:45pm 7:45pm-9pm
Thur, 09/12 5:45pm-7:45pm 7:45pm-9pm
Thur, 10/24 5:45pm-7:45pm 7:45pm-9pm
Thur, 12/12 5:45pm-7:45pm 7:45pm-9pm
* As per the SEC, you must be an accredited investor to attend Angel Investor meetings.

Upcoming Screenings

Date Westchester Angels Investor Screening
Thur, 01/24 8:30am-12pm
Thur, 03/07 8:30am-12pm
Thur, 05/16 8:30am-12pm
Thur, 08/22 8:30am-12pm
Thur, 10/10 8:30am-12pm
Thur, 11/21 8:30am-12pm

Entrepreneurs

We are looking for early stage businesses with strong growth prospects to invest in. We review all submissions and invite the most promising companies to a preliminary screening. At this screening you will present your idea to our selection committee. They will ask you questions, evaluate the business, and decide if you will pitch to our investors. This decision is based on how well your business meets our criteria, the quality of the presentation, and how interested our investors are likely to be.

If you are selected, you will be given 8 minutes to present to our investors, followed by an 8 minute Q/A session. Interested investors will engage you directly after the meeting in order to conduct due diligence, negotiate terms, and potentially invest. Presenting does not guarantee funding. Decisions to fund are made by individual investors based on their view of the company, the team, and the future.

Please download the Westchester Angels PitchGyde to help you prepare a great pitch.

Investors

The Process


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1. Application

Submit your application via Gust. Serious inquiries only. Applications will only be accepted when submitted through Gust.

3. Investor Meeting

Now is your big chance to make a great impression on our investors! Your objective is to “Get to the Next Conversation”!
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2. Pre-Screening

We prescreen the most promising startups in person so we can select the 3 most compelling startups that will pitch at the next investors’ meeting.

4. Due Diligence

If we have enough interest, a Due Dilligence Team is formed. We’ll learn more about your company and team as we consider making an investment.
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1. Application

Submit your application via Gust. Serious inquiries only. Applications will only be accepted when submitted through Gust.
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2. Pre-Screening

We prescreen the most promising startups in person so we can select the 3 most compelling startups that will pitch at the next investors’ meeting.

3. Investor Meeting

Now is your big chance to make a great impression on our investors! Your objective is to “Get to the Next Conversation”!

4. Due Diligence

If we have enough interest, a Due Dilligence Team is formed. We’ll learn more about your company and team as we consider making an investment.
* Companies must be located in Westchester, NYC, or surrounding counties.

Our Partners

Angel Capital Association
Collaberex
Engage
KOI Creative Space
Soto Web Studios
The Westchester Bank

News Room


Break Through The Crowd

Break Through The Crowd Jeff Loehr, Westchester, NY October 30th, 2018 Break Through the Crowd is a competition that blends the best of business reality formats like Shark Tank and The Apprentice. The show has a crowdfunding focus which is a big part of how the...

The Angels In The News

Angels In The News Jeff Loehr, Westchester, NY February 21st, 2016 Startups are not only for Silicon Valley, according to the Westchester Angels. Jeff Loehr, Sandy Wollman and Jonathan Rosen, businessmen with a range of experience, founded the Westchester Angels to...

How To Avoid ‘Pitch Fright’

How To Avoid 'Pitch Fright' Sandy Wollman, Westchester, NY November 3rd, 2016 Talk about landing a great job right out of college! How about working for 3M Corporation at their massive R&D Complex and Corporate Headquarters in St Paul, Minnesota! Researching and...

Pitch Stinks? You won’t get funded!

Pitch Stinks? You Won't Get Funded Sandy Wollman, Westchester, NY October 21st, 2016 You are excited about your new business! You are so jacked that you are putting in 20 hour days, can’t sleep because your brain will not stop working and you are confident that large...

The Exit Strategy Is Key

Pitch Perfect: The Exit Strategy Is Key Jeff Loehr, Westchester, NY February 21st, 2016 Recently at the Westchester Angels we screened a promising company that eliminated themselves with one phrase. When we asked how the investors would make money they suggested we...

What We Look For In A Pitch

What We Look For In a Pitch Jeff Loehr, Westchester, NY February 21st, 2016 We see a lot of presentations from a lot of entrepreneurs.  Many entrepreneurs, to be very honest, do not have good scalable ideas.  Many have good ideas but no way to execute.  Those that do...

News Room

Break Through the Crowd is a competition that blends the best of business reality formats like Shark Tank and The Apprentice. The show has a crowdfunding focus which is a big part of how the millennial’s do business.

Join Sandy and his fellow Sharks; Alan Brody, Nick Adams and Ramit Arora as start-ups pitch to advance to the next round. The show features both compelling and some not-so-compelling start-ups and takes many fun twists and turns along the way.

http://patriciaspatticakes.com/2014/04/banana-and-coffee-protein-smoothie-html/ Sunday’s Thru Nov. 25th @8:30 PM (ET) On Zee TV USA

Watch Full Episode Replays Here

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