Startup Angels is partnering with the Athena Collective to bring the Startup Angel Workshop to Birmingham, Alabama.
The workshop is divided into four sessions which provide new angels and wealth management professionals an introduction to the business of investing in technology startups, a framework for thinking about startup investing in the context of overall portfolio diversification, and a practical guide to the mechanics of choosing, negotiating and managing investments.
The workshop will take place at two locations in Birmingham. Day 1 (March 22) will be at the Innovation Depot, 1500 1st Ave N #31. Day 2 (March 23) will be at Balch & Bingham LLP, 1901 6th Ave N #1500.
|22nd||6:00 PM||Registration & Cocktails (Location: Innovation Depot)|
|22nd||6:30 PM||Fireside Chat||Fireside Chat (Location: Innovation Depot)|
|22nd||7:15 PM||Segment I||Startup Investing & Your Portfolio (Location: Innovation Depot)|
|22nd||8:15 PM||Mingling / Reception (Location: Innovation Depot)|
|23rd||8:30 AM||Arrival & Breakfast (Location: Balch & Bingham LLP)|
|23rd||9:00 AM||Segment II||Choosing Early Stage Startups (Location: Balch & Bingham LLP)|
|23rd||10:00 AM||Segment III||Getting the Deal Done (Location: Balch & Bingham LLP)|
|23rd||11:00 AM||Segment IV||Beyond the Check: Mentoring & Networking (Location: Balch & Bingham LLP)|
|23rd||12:00 PM||Segment V||Athena Collective and the Birmingham MVP (Location: Balch & Bingham LLP)|
Startup Investing and Your Portfolio
Why is now a great time to invest in startups? Where does angel investing fits in the spectrum of capital? What role can startup investing have in my overall wealth portfolio? How can I build a diverse portfolio of startups?
Choosing Early Stage Startups
What do companies look like at this stage? What signals show that a company has traction? What are the best practices of choosing startups? Why is it important to invest in the entrepreneur?
Getting the Deal Done
What are the different ways to invest? What goes into a deal? What are the best practices for negotiating terms? What is the deal process like; how long does it take?
Beyond the Check: Mentoring & Networking
Why invest both time and expertise? What can I do to be a good mentor?