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Angel Investor Workshops

The UCF Venture Accelerator is partnering with the Kauffman Foundation to provide periodic educational workshops for angel investors. These workshops focus on sharing best practices and tips for angel investors to form angel investment groups, conduct proper investment due diligence, and implement policies and infrastructure to support a successful angel investor group or network.

Angel Investor Overview Seminar for Accredited Investors

Thursday, October 25th, 2007 from 7:30AM until 6:00PM


Sponsored by:

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The Angel Investor Overview Seminar is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of angel investing, and is specifically designed for accredited high-net-worth investors that are current or potential early-stage angel investors. Topics covered include portfolio strategies, conducting due diligence, structuring deals and term sheets, valuation of start-up companies, and managing post-investment relationships. This full-day seminar is a hands-on experience that includes expert perspectives, small group case studies, and group participation.

This seminar features local experts in high growth ventures and early stage investing opportunities, including seasoned angel investors with diverse investment experience, tax and legal experts, and angel-financed entrepreneurs. They will be led by Lead Instructor John May.

John May is the founder and managing partner of New Vantage Group, a Vienna, Virginia-based firm that creates innovative channels to direct private equity into early- stage companies.  He is an authority on “angel” investors.  New Vantage Group administers four regional angel groups—the Dinner Club, eMedia Club, the Washington Dinner Club, and the newly formed Active Angel Investors and has joint ventures with WomenAngels.net and the CEO Club.  John is a co-author of Every Business Needs an Angel  (Crown Business: 2001) and in 2003, he co-edited the book and multimedia CD entitled State of the Art: An Executive Briefing on Cutting-Edge Practices in American Angel Investing (Darden Publishing: 2003).

John is chairman of the Angel Capital Association and a board member of the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association, Mindshare, and the Conservation International’s Verde Fund.  In the fall of 2002, the Batten Institute at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business appointed John as a “Batten Fellow” and in January 2004, he became the part-time director, Northern Virginia Initiative of the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Virginia and a UVA faculty member.

Documents for download:

Angel Investing - An Overview
Angel Investing - Agenda