Engineering School to Host Luncheon Series on Angel Investing
As part of a new entrepreneurship initiative, the School of Engineering will host a series of four “Lunch and Learns” on building funding sources for projects that could become businesses.
The program, a series of Web-based workshops entitled "Leveraging Alumni Investors to Bridge the Funding Gap" will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, Thursday, Nov. 29, Tuesday, Dec. 4, and Thursday, Dec. 6. The workshops will be in Room 202 in the School of Engineering Building.
To reserve a spot, contact Priscilla Hicks at 301-2012.
The National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer will put on the program, entitled University Angel Group WebWorkshops, which are unique sessions with leading experts designed specifically for assisting universities in the creation and management of university-affiliated angel groups. The groups are the most effective way to bridge the funding gap confronting startups, because angel investors provide 90 percent of the capital for new firms. A typical angel group invests over $1 million in area startups per year, so having a group affiliated with a university can help provide the pre-seed and seed capital for startups. As tech transfer offices are called upon to create more startups, access to startup funding becomes the critical success factor. Additionally, alumni angel groups provide the university development office a new program to bring entrepreneurial alumni back to the university.
Learn about a new, innovative way to help your startups find funding.
Session 1: Tuesday, Nov. 27
“Introduction - Importance of Venture Industry, What are Venture Capitalists, What are Angels, Differences”
Session 2: Thursday, Nov. 29
“Legal Framework - Accredited Investors, General Solicitation, Broker-Dealers/Finders, Investment Advisers, Secondary Markets/Re-sales”
Session 3: Tuesday, Dec. 4
“Forming a University Angel Group - Group Structure, Member vs. Manager Managed, Finding Members, Budgets”
Session 4: Thursday, Dec. 6
“Operating a University Angel Group - Educating Angels & Entrepreneurs, Organizing Deal Flow, Performing Due Diligence, Working on Exits with VCs and Strategic Partners”
For more information, please visit: http://ncet2.org/UpcomingEvents/uAngelsWorkshop/