October 5
ACA Angel University: Due Diligence
Due Diligence is a process undertaken by angels and/or angel groups to determine whether or not to invest in a particular start-up organization.  This course covers the essentials of both the process of conducting due diligence and the various due diligence components. Participants will learn how to weigh factors such as the expertise of the founding team, product-market fit, potential market size, proposed business model, legal and IP protections, etc.  The course also explains what might be potential due diligence deal killers which new angel investors need to avoid.
ACA Angel University: Exit Strategies
Exit strategies may be one of the most misunderstood aspects of angel investing and this course serves to shed a light on how angels and their portfolio companies can work together to achieve the most successful exits.  Value creation for angel backed companies is different than for lifestyle companies and the primary difference lies in how angel investors craft the exit strategy.  This course covers the various kinds of exits that might occur as a result of investing in a start-up company and how to prepare for each.  Additional course topics include gaining a greater understanding of what the drivers are for high exit multiples and how companies can build in value from the very early stage.   The course also presents details of the “Exit Strategy Canvas” that walks participants through the six key elements of exit strategy.  The exit strategy canvas is designed to clarify the variety of exit scenarios and how angels and founders can work towards mutual optimal outcomes.
Lunch and Additional Programming: Startup Experience Bites & Insights (Registration is Required)


Big Launch Challenge

ACA Angel University attendees are welcome to stay for this event as a complementary guest before the event attendee reception.  (Registration is required)