The Angel Forum of ACG New Jersey

"The Angel Forum of ACG New Jersey"  is a quarterly breakfast meeting/ discussion forum for current angel investors and business owners and senior executives wishing to learn about angel investing while getting connected with seasoned angels.  The group has been gathering for twelve years and almost 150 angel investors, business owners and senior executives have attended, with many participating regularly.  A typical breakfast group has an angel investor leading the discussion on an important topic of interest, with approximately 20 to 25 angel investors and business owners/senior executives attending.

      "The ACG Angel breakfast is an excellent, non-deal flow oriented forum, focused on best practices and shared experiences among angel investors", John Ason, active angel investor and member JumpStart New Jersey Angel Network.

     "As an active angel investor, I love attending ACG's Angel Forum breakfast meetings where we discuss and share the current happenings in early stage investing among experienced investors along with successful business executives interested in becoming Angel investors," Joel Cartun, Active Angel Investor, and Chairman, Business Advisory Services.

Value proposition:  This exclusive, strictly peer-to-peer, meeting is an excellent forum for angel investors and business leaders to share experiences and best practices while developing relationships in a convenient, enjoyable and relaxing setting.

Attendees:  Prior attendees include the following seasoned angel investors, John Ason; Joel Cartun, President, Business Advisory Services; Mario Casabona, Founder & CEO, Casabona Ventures and Chairman, JumpStart New Jersey Angel Network; Peter Christensen, Chairman, Continuity Logic; Stephen Dyer, SRD Capital Management; Bob Griffin; Bob Lieb, Chairman, Mountain Development; Mike Mazzola; Ed Smith, President, Barnegat Bay Capital; Wayne Tamarelli, President, AWT Private Investments.

The Angel Forum is supported by Gibbons P.C. 

Next Angel Forum Breakfast:
March 20, 2024

At our meeting, Steve Socolof, a Managing Partner with Tech Council Ventures will lead an exciting group discussion about what’s going on with venture capital in general, angel and seed stage investing, and other regional highlights.

Steve Socolof is a Managing Partner with Tech Council Ventures, the largest NJ regionally-focused early-stage venture fund. The fund is a generalist investor with investment themes in healthcare, cleantech, enterprise/TMT, and fintech. Steve looks for deals in cleantech and hardware and software across data center, enterprise, IoT, and mobility. He is currently a director of SunRay Scientific and board observer for Adrich, Kintra Fibers, and Regenosine. He was on the board of Data Inventions (sold to ECi Software Solutions), Stratis IoT (sold to RealPage), and Vydia (sold to Gamma). Steve is currently on the board of the National Venture Capital Association.

Steve started his career in venture capital running a venture incubator for Bell Labs at Lucent Technologies from 1996 - 2001. During that period, his team created 35 startup companies based on technology developed within Bell Labs. In 2001, Steve and his team left Lucent to launch an independent venture capital firm called New Venture Partners to focus on co-creating corporate spinouts with large tech companies. In those days, he was a director of Alverix (sold to BD), Everspin Technologies (IPO); Neohapsis (sold to Cisco), Gainspan (sold to Telit Communications), Silicon Hive (sold to Intel); Sychip (sold to Murata); and an observer of Flarion Technologies (sold to Qualcomm).

PLEASE NOTE: If you are qualified to attend this forum, please register via the link in the email invitation or email Lou Halstead at  This event is invitation-only and therefor the registration link is not public on the website.  

INTERESTED IN SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES?  Contact Lou Halstead ( or Diane McLevy ( to learn more.