The Willamette University Angel Fund is an experiential learning program that brings MBA students into the deal flows of Angel Groups. Backed by a designated angel fund and guided by an Advisory Board of experts, our students analyze and invest in local start-ups.
To call our Angel Fund program hands-on is an understatement. You will research. You will sit side-by-side with executives, business leaders, and investors as full members in regional angel groups and at angel conferences. You will work with your classmates to analyze hundreds of potential investment opportunities. And you will invest real dollars towards actual early-stage companies.
As a student in the Venture Investing course you will winnow down a list of hundreds of potential angel investment opportunities is a tough process that requires the discipline to explore and understand a deal before you jump in.
You'll be embedded as active investing members in Angel investment groups throughout the Pacific Northwest evaluating deal flow; performing due diligence; and making investment decisions. You'll also work on cutting edge research in the fields of angel investing, venture investing, entrepreneurship and economic development.