QBAC+ Course overview


2 1/2 Days

The objective of the course is to introduce angel investment system to those considering investing in startups, SMEs and high-growth companies by using their own money and own know-how. The course aims to give the basic principles of angel investment and to-dos and not-to-dos while investing as a qualified angel investor.

In 2018, more than 300,000 angel investors invested more than $25 billion in startups in the US, and more than 310,000 angel investors invested more than 6 billion Euro in Europe. The estimated total global market size of angel investment is over $50 billion every year. Angel investors support entrepreneurs in starting up, and they support SMEs as they scale up their businesses, creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs worldwide every year.

 

Why attend?

For anyone new to angel investing, this is an invaluable training session covering the most important aspects to begin investing – avoiding many of the pitfalls new business angels often make.

 

Course content

  • The basics of Angel Investing – why the returns are attractive; the importance of portfolio theory; and understanding the financial life cycle of a start-up

  • Identifying suitable deal flow for you – how to source potential deals; investing in individuals rather than businesses; and ensure a deal fits your portfolio

  • Best practice for structuring, managing and exiting an investment  – valuations and deal closing; establishing a win-win relationship with your entrepreneur; and making a return

  • Understanding your place in the world of angels – looking at other stakeholders in the start-up ecosystem; the value of angel groups and syndication; fund structures and crowdfunding

 

This is an ideal course for

  • professionals from listed companies who can invest minimum 5.000 EUR every year

  • CEOs of companies who can invest minimum 5.000 EUR every year

  • Anyone who has an entrepreneurial back ground and who can invest minimum 5.000 EUR every year

 

Certification                 

Participants of the course are going to take a Proficiency Test at the end of the course. Following certificates will be given depending on the final exam score:

 0 – 70     : Attendance Certificate to Angel Investment Course                  

71 – 100  : Certified as ’ Qualified Angel Investor ’

 

 

QBAC+ Bootcamp Course overview

4 1/2 Days

Consider the various sources of finance available to entrepreneurs: Beyond basic bootstrapping, there are corporate ventures, angel investors, crowdfunding platforms, accelerators, VCs, banks, public grants, co-investment funds, business plan competitions, technology transfer offices, family offices, private equity investors and stock exchanges. With the notable exception of angel investors, all these sources provide only money, nothing more.

 

The only true sources of smart finance are angel investors, who are able to influence a country’s economic development by providing more than just money to entrepreneurs and SMEs. They contribute their own know-how, provide mentorship, and share their own networks in contributing to the businesses they invest in. They are thus the main drivers of innovation and the natural leaders of the world’s early-stage investment markets.

 

The objective of the bootcamp is to introduce angel investment system with case-studies, to those considering investing in startups, SMEs and high-growth companies by using their own money and own know-how. The course aims to give the basic principles of angel investment and to-dos and not-to-dos while investing as a qualified angel investor.

 

In 2018, more than 300,000 angel investors invested more than $25 billion in startups in the US, and more than 310,000 angel investors invested more than 6 billion Euro in Europe. The estimated total global market size of angel investment is over $50 billion every year. Angel investors support entrepreneurs in starting up, and they support SMEs as they scale up their businesses, creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs worldwide every year.

 

Why attend?

For anyone new to angel investing, this is an invaluable training session covering the most important aspects to begin investing – avoiding many of the pitfalls new business angels often make.This bootcamp gives each subject in debt with different  case studies. It is a great oppurtunity to learn the principles of angel investment in deep and make networking with global angel investors.

 

Course content

Day 1: Basics of Angel Investing

  • The 25 percent annual return: Why everyone with six figures to  invest should consider angel investing

  • The non-financial rewards of being an angel are really fun!

  • The portfolio ‘Theory of Angel Investing’: Why every angel needs to invest in at least 20 companies

  • The financial life of a start-up: Where angels fit in the big financing picture

 

Day 2: Developing the Deal Flow

  • Develop your deal flow: Sourcing and identifying high-potential opportunities

  • Bet on the Jockey, Not the Horse: Evaluating the entrepreneur and picking the right one to back

  • Here comes the pitch: Listening to the story – Does it make sense for your portfolio?

 

Day 3: Due Diligence Techniques

  • Look under the hood and move toward a deal: Coordinating due diligence and running the show

  • Case-study 1

 

Day 4: Company Valuations

  • Valuations and expectations: Discovering the secret economics of the angels

  • Investment rounds and their forms: Common stock, convertible notes or preferred stock

  • The art of the angel deal: Negotiating a win–win relationship with your entrepreneur

  • Case-study 2

 

Term Sheets

  • Term sheets: Trust everyone, but cut the cards anyway

  • Closing deals

  • Case-study 3

 

Day 5: Exits

  • After the investment: Managing your portfolio and adding as an active angel

  • Exits and other unicorns: Getting your money out makes all things right

  • The entrepreneurship financing ecosystem: Grants, venture capital, accelerators and other players

  • Building your angelic reputation: Getting the best deals to come to you

  • Joining an angel group: Increasing your opportunities and reducing your risks

  • Impact investing: Doing well while doing good

  • Sit back and let someone else do the work: Investing in start-ups through seed funds and venture funds

 

Who should attend?

  • professionals from listed companies who can invest minimum 5.000 EUR every year

  • CEOs of companies who can invest minimum 5.000 EUR every year

  • Anyone who has an entrepreneurial back ground and who can invest minimum 5.000 EUR every year

 

Certification                 

Participants of the course are going to take a Proficiency Test at the end of the course. Following certificates will be given depending on the final exam score:

  0 – 70                : Attendance Certificate to Angel Investment Course                 

  71 – 100            : Certified as ’ Qualified Angel Investor ’

 

 

The goal

The objective of the course is to introduce the angel investment system to those considering investing in start-ups, SMEs and high-growth companies, using their own money and their own know-how. The course aims to give the basic principles of angel investment and the do’s and don’ts for investing as a qualified angel investor.

 

Who is this programme for?

This programme will be suited for professionals (including CEOs) from listed companies or anyone who has an entrepreneurial background, directors of business angel networks, acceleration and incubation centers and techno parks and anyone who wants to set up a business angel network or create a business angel investment group.

 

Corporate executives that manage innovation and corporate ventures; early-stage capital fund managers; M&A and business development executives; family office investment managers; entrepreneurs who are raising capital or planning exit strategies; successful entrepreneurs interested in becoming an investor or advisor; members of boards of directors; policymakers wishing to encourage the creation of clusters of innovation in their region; service providers: attorneys, accountants, and consultant.

 

  • CEOs or other professionals from listed companies and individuals

  • Directors of business angel networks

  • Professionals in technoparks and acceleration and incubation centres

  • Anyone or institute who wants to create a business angel investment group by using their own network

  • Investors and entrepreneurs who wish to learn the best practices of global VC and venture development

  • Anyone who wants become a professional business angel network manager/executive

 

What does it cover and how does it work?

Before the course starts, all participants receive a coursebook and supporting materials through whatsapp. They are encouraged to read through the materials before the course starts.

Bootcamp has three main sessions every day. Morning sessions are the QBAC+ course until lunch. Afternoon sessions cover workshops, masterclasses and study visits. Debate sessions are lunch and dinner times in a roundtable format where a featured expert or policy maker or an industry expert is a guest speaker.

 

Coverage of topics

For anyone new to angel investing, this is an invaluable course that covers the most important aspects of investing and tips on how to avoid the many pitfalls new business angels often encounter.

The basics of angel investing, including what makes the returns attractive, the importance of portfolio theory, and the financial life cycle of a start-up.

 

Best practice for structuring, managing and exiting an investment, including valuations and deal closing, establishing a win-win relationship with the entrepreneur, and making a return.

Identifying suitable deal flow for the individual investor: learning how to source potential deals, investing in individuals rather than businesses, and ensuring a potential deal fits the investor’s portfolio.

Understanding your place in the world of angels, looking at other stakeholders in the start-up ecosystem, the value of angel groups and syndication, fund structures and crowdfunding.

 

 

 


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