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The Angel Accelerator is a global network training programs, helping professionals learn the basics and experience first hand the process of investing in startups. The accelerators are in-person, hands-on programs filled with education, guidance, and a set of entrepreneurs eager for not only capital, but also mentorship.

The Angel Accelerator is a global network training programs, helping professionals learn the basics and experience first hand the process of investing in startups. The accelerators are in-person, hands-on programs filled with education, guidance, and a set of entrepreneurs eager for not only capital, but also mentorship.

This program takes the learnings from The Seattle Angel Conference along with the learnings from Fledge, the conscious company accelerator, both launched in 2012, both helping partners in cities worldwide replicate their efforts. Organizations interested in launching their own Angel Accelerator can see more information here.

For Angels, the program provides you with:

EDUCATION

The program begins by getting you up to speed on the what, why, and how of startup investing, with online lectures and readings from a variety of experts. The program continues with a series of in-person meetings, with guest speakers and investment mentors.

INVESTING

The new startup investors learn how to invest by investing. Rather than just a class and book knowledge, you learn by doing. Most importantly, you learn in a group with other new investors, learning together and investing together, as startup investing is a group activity.

GUIDANCE

You do all this in a structured program, with guidance to avoid the most common mistakes that new investors make and as part of a network for long-term support for helping you grow your investment portfolio after completing the program.

In short, the program walks prospective investors through a structured process, learning how to invest by being investors.  Learning within a cohort of other new investors.  Learning side-by-side with first-time entrepreneurs, who are eager for the guidance only investors can provide.  All facilitated by experts in entrepreneurship and investing.

Topics

Participants will learn a wide variety of topics related to investing, including:

  1. How startup investing works
  2. The role of Angels in startups
  3. How Angel Groups work in practice
  4. What entrepreneurs want from investors (beyond money)
  5. Deconstructing a startup investor pitch
  6. The whole due diligence checklist
  7. Yellow flags and red flags in due diligence
  8. Investment terms and preferences
  9. Debt, equity, and revenue-based structures
  10. Legalities and securities laws
  11. Portfolio and fund management
  12. International investing

Video Overviews

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