Monique Adams, Executive Director of 757 Angels to Speak to Inventor Academy Nov. 26


Have you ever wondered how angel investing works or how to find one?  Monique Adams, Executive Director of 757 Angels, a regional venture capital network, will be speaking as part of the Internal Inventor Academy Series on Nov. 26, at 11 a.m. in CEBAF Center F113. 757 Angels is a select network of over 100 business and community leaders in the Hampton Roads region, who provide investment capital, strategic advice and mentoring to selected startup and early-stage companies to help them achieve market leadership. 757 Angels seeks dealflow from the Commonwealth of Virginia.

As Executive Director, Monique worked with the Board to launch 757 Angels. Since launching in 2015, 757 Angels has grown to one of the largest angel groups in the country with over 100 members/investors and injected over $45 Million of capital into startup and early stage companies. Through 757 Angels’ regional platform, Monique has local and state leadership roles in building and strengthening the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Over the past few years, Monique has been named to the Inside Business Power list, was a 2017 recipient of the Women in Business award and is honored to be a 2019 inductee into the Junior Achievement Hampton Roads Business Hall of Fame.

Ms. Adams will be talking about venture capital, how venture capital organizations like 757 Angels work, and how angel investors can help with critical funding for technology development and commercialization. She will review how 757 Angels interacts with entrepreneurs and what they are looking for when they make investment decisions for their members.

Inventors, entrepreneurs and other members of the Jefferson Lab community who want to understand more about angel investing and its role in technology commercialization and transfer are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Deborah Dowd at or x7180.