University Economic Development Association


2024 Summit Sponsorship

Summit Theme: Regionalism: Prosperity Through Collaboration

Co-Sponsored by:

2022 UEDA Summit Speaker

Dr. Margaret Bacheler

Dr. Margaret Bacheler

Director of Educational Initiatives, Angel Capital Association

Dr. Margaret Bacheler has over twenty two years of experience in adult education and entrepreneurship/investor educational programming. Dr. Margaret Bacheler is currently Director of Educational Initiatives for the Angel Capital Association, where she oversees the Ann and Bill Payne ACA Angel University investor education program.

Prior to working for the Angel Capital Association, Dr. Bacheler served as Senior Director of Statewide Continuing Education and Workforce Development for Penn State University. At Penn State, she worked on entrepreneurial ecosystem building projects with the Invent Penn State initiative. She was also coordinator of the Brandywine LaunchBox, a community MakerSpace and small business incubator supporting creative professionals in Lansdowne, PA.

Dr. Bacheler is passionate about inclusive economic development, creative placemaking, and diversifying not only the ranks of the angel investor community but also the founders they support. She holds a doctorate in higher education administrative leadership from Widener University, an MBA in Management from Saint Joseph’s University, and a BA in World Politics from Hamilton College. She is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. In her leisure time, she is an avid museum goer, podcast listener, and roller coaster aficionado.

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