Business Angel Leadership Program

8th edition of the Business Angel Leaders Program

September 7 - October 7, 2021 | ONLINE 

ABOUT BUSINESS ANGEL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

Business Angel Leadership Program is an educational program that provides hands-on knowledge to experienced and future business angels. The designed program offers a unique methodology that combines theory and practice.

During the program, angel investors will be provided with different frameworks to use while building their portfolios. Business Angel Leaders offers a wide other angel investors' network to its participants.  Additionally, the program's graduates will be invited to join Business Angel School Alumni network: 80+ alumni, 35 leading angels from different EU BANs, VCs, investment platforms and initiatives.

The program's guest speaker list includes industry professionals from all over Europe: Super Angels and angels, BANs, Investment Leaders and VCs.

 

GOALS OF THE PROGRAM

  1. Contribute to creating a Pan-European angel investors ecosystem
  2. Help business angels to build their investment network
  3. Share hands-on knowledge and working frameworks
  4. Empower angels to lead the deals

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE PROGRAM?

During the 5-week intensive program, angel investors will learn about a wide range of topics: from investment ecosystem in the EU, key players, how to work with them to Startup evaluation methodologies, legal aspects of angel investments, and way more.

By combining workshops, fireside chats with other angels, mentorship and individual sessions, we ensure a real experience to be put on the table. By organizing round tables with VCs and live startup pitches, we create a unique, practice-based program where frameworks can be tested on an instant basis.  

The program additionally allows growing your networks with Superangels, professional VCs and other essential ecosystem players throughout Europe.  Find the full program's agenda below.  

Participation Fee: 

2500 € — Early bird (till June 15)
3000 € – Late bird (till August 30)


Week 1: Investors, Startups, Trends

September 7, 2021 | ONLINE

  • 18.00 – 19.00 Introduction to the angel investments
  • 19.00 – 19.30 Fireside chat with a special guest

September 9, 2021 | ONLINE

  • 18.00 – 19.00 Startup evaluation framework
  • 19.00 – 19.30 Fireside chat with a special guest

Week 2: Your profile and startups’ relations

September 14, 2021 | ONLINE

  • 18.00 – 19.00 Building your angel profile
  • 19.00 – 19.30 Fireside chat with a special guest

September 16, 2021 | ONLINE

  • 18.00 – 19.00 Startup-Investor relations framework
  • 19.00 – 19.30 Fireside chat with a special guest

Week 3: Pitches, Q&A and Groups Sessions

September 21, 2021 | ONLINE

  • 18.00 – 19.00 Pitch session
  • 19.00 – 19.30 Moderated discussion with special guests

September 23, 2021 | ONLINE

  • 18.00 – 19.00 Let’s use the frameworks – practical workshop on startups’ evaluation
  • 19.00 – 19.30 Moderated discussion

Week 4: Leadership and Syndication

September 28, 2021 | ONLINE

  • 18.00 – 19.00 How to syndicate deals
  • 19.00 – 19.30 Moderated discussion with special guests

September 30, 2021 | ONLINE

  • 18.00 – 19.00 How to lead the deals
  • 19.00 – 19.30 Moderated discussion with special guests

Week 5: Round Tables and Wrap-up

October 5, 2021 | ONLINE

  • 18.00 – 19.00 Round table with VCs (5 EU/USA-based VCs)
  • 19.00 – 19.30 Q&A session with VCs

October 7, 2021 | ONLINE

  • 18.00 – 19.30 Wrap-up of the program and reflection session

PROGRAM RESULTS

After successfully completing the program, business angels will have deepened competencies regarding the various angel investing topics and an expanded network of EU investment ecosystem players. Program’s graduates will be able to:

  1. Evaluate startups using different methodologies
  2. Create their personal angel profile
  3. Build a personal portfolio
  4. Apply the frameworks of collaboration with startups
  5. Use the frameworks of syndication and co-investment
  6. Negotiate different investment conditions to startups
  7. Lead or co-lead the deals

 

OUTCOMES OF OUR PREVIOUS PROGRAMS

Last year, we presented the first edition of the Business Angel Leadership Program, from the time of May 2020, we had 7 editions of the program, including 2 special programs - Women Investing in Tech:

  • 80+ Business Angels across the EU graduated from the program
  • Participants' geography: Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Greece, Poland, Hungary, and some more
  • The program's alumni invested in 6 startups

GUESTS

Many long-year experts from the startup investment ecosystem will be joining fireside chats, discussions and round table throughout the Business Angel Leadership Program

Sandra Golbreich

Sandra Golbreich

CEO and Co-Founder at Baltic Sandbox

Rita Sakus

Rita Sakus

Board Member at LitBAN

Frank Petry

Frank Petry

Angel Investor & Board Member at Baltic Sandbox

Martynas Kandzeras

Martynas Kandzeras

Board Member at LitBAN

Testimonials

Audrius Dzikevičius, Business Angel and Fundraiser at Eurokonsultantų Grupė:

Learning at the Business Angel School was an impressive experience. We got both fundamentals that were well structured, and meetings with experienced business angels and even one-to-one meetings with startups themselves. The program definitely was useful since I committed to investing in two startups that were discovered and presented to us during the course. Now, I am more methodic while considering startups to invest in.

Tauras Pėstininkas, Angel Investor:

Few weeks spent in Business Angel school was extremely productive for me because I opened the door to an unknown world of early-stage startups. I like almost everything - learning methods by example - networking, and especially the high energy of lectors and ecosystems.
The final stage when we invested in the startup was also exciting, making some safe practice doing that in syndicate style.  ROI on that investment I feel less important compared to experiences I got in the porches itself.


Organizers and Partners



Baltic Sandbox is a sustainable value acceleration partner for the Eastern European startups seeking the transition to the Western European markets. Baltic Sandbox is primarily working with startups from various industries addressing responsible consumption societal problems, UN sustainability goals, and the digital economy.

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