Mid-Atlantic Angels, LLC (MAA) approaches its 2018 programming in an environment of economic optimism that leverages the economic upsurge of 2017. With the strengthening economy and accompanying confidence, angel investment is expected to surge and contribute to the growth of a vibrant regional economic landscape. The aim is to help create successful businesses while generating a return on investment for MAA member investors. In addition to scheduling a full slate of five Capital Cycles for 2018 in which entrepreneurial companies pitch for capital, MAA is adding more investor members, has lined up a valuable series of investor/entrepreneur workshops, has established a cadre of loyal sponsor organizations, is increasing its outreach to investment and entrepreneurial oriented organizations in the Frederick region, and is expanding its Board to better meet the needs of MAA and its communities.