One of the news items that had evaded me around the time when MITCEF BAP was finishing was that MITCEF announced the launch of the Tech Angel Network (TAN), which is a group of Angel Investors whose founders include:
- Ken Morse
- Bill Aulet
- Imran Sayeed (all three above MIT Faculty members)
- Farrukh Captain
- Dr. Zahir Syed
- Azhar Rizvi
- Dr. Altamash Kamal
- Junaid Iqbal
The feedback that I have received from Jawwad (Alchemy Technologies) and Zafar (Sofizar) about the way MITCEF BAP was conducted has been overwhelmingly positive. What Ken, Bill and others gave to the companies in that programme was hard, honest advice that pushed them to actually think about building world-class businesses.
I am sure these gentleman will share the same philosophy with their interactions with companies through TAN.
I will share more information as I get it – for the moment, you should go through the excellent set of resources on their site.