Sponsored By




Vote Mary Anne Rooke

for Community Builder

Angel Investor Forum (AIF), Thames River Innovation Places (TRIP), UConn Innovation Fund (UIF)



Mary Anne Rooke -- linkedin.com/in/maryannerooke



President, Board of Directors Angel Investor Forum (AIF) ; Treasurer, Thames River Innovation Places (TRIP) ; Mystic River Ventures, Fund Managers for UConn Innovation Fund (UIF)



Angel Investor Forum (AIF) -- http://www.angelinvestorforum.com/ ; Thames River Innovation Places (TRIP) -- https://thamesriverinnovation.org/ ; Mystic River Ventures, Fund Managers for UConn Innovation Fund (UIF) -- https://innovationfund.uconn.edu/



Lyme, CT


Tell us about your community-building activities in 2019 (<500 characters)

President & Managing Director of Angel Investor Forum (AIF) Board of Directors, a CT based angel group. Managing Partner of Mystic River Ventures (MRV) who advise & serve as Fund Managers for University of Connecticut (UConn) Innovation Fund (UIF). On founding team in 2016 & now in 2019 serves as Treasurer, Board of Directors for the Thames River Innovation Place (TRIP) in Southeastern CT. TRIP is 1 of 4 Innovation Places funded by CTNext Program. Mentor, coach, advisor, connector for startup ventures in several of CT's accelerators, incubators & student entrepreneurial programs. Frequent speaker on and trainer for angel investing as well as a judge & panelist for startup competitions and pitch events.


What community-building goals did you accomplish or milestones did you hit in 2019? (<500 characters)

Under Mary Anne's leadership during the last 12 months, several goals & milestones were achieved to educate, connect & grow the angel investor & entrepreneurial community in CT to include: ... (1) Growing AIF’s membership by adding 26 new members to its angel investor group since Dec. 2018. ... (2) Organizing 3 free all-day angel investor training sessions to reach out to prospective angel investors & help acclimate new investors to the "World of Angel Investing". Over 120 folks participated achieving the goal to expand investor knowledge & grow the angel investor community in CT. ... (3) Orchestrating a special entrepreneur "Big Pitch" to AIF's panel of its Angel Investors at New Haven Chamber of Commerce's "Big Connect" at their annual Biz Expo.


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