background troy knauss sue preston ari program workshop photo

Full-Day Workshop


    Angel Investing Basics for the Startup Community

Angel investors and investment groups are a major contributor to job creation and economic growth.

Sustainable job creation will come from the continued development of early stage companies with high growth potential. According to research by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, over the last 25 years nearly all net new jobs were created by companies less than 5 years old.

Angel Investors have a huge impact on early-stage company growth and job creation because they provide nearly 90% of all outside equity for startups. Angel investors tend to invest in companies with the potential for high growth (think the early days of Google, Facebook and Starbucks).

Startup Support Professionals can increase the value of their services to clients and constituencies when they can more effectively advise them on how and why angel investors behave the way they do. Professionals such as incubator managers, economic development staff, and university personnel, all have important roles in growing successful companies. The deeper your knowledge is about the fundamentals of angel investing the better positioned for success your clients will be.

Entrepreneurs who attend this seminar are likely to be better prepared for raising investment. Knowing how and why angels behave and execute their process will make the funding process more efficient and allow more time to focus on your business.

Angel Investing Basics for the Startup Community is designed for non-angel investors who want to have a deeper impact on job creation. This full-day seminar provides a deep overview of the angel investing process and its vital relationship to the growth of early stage companies and economic development.

Angel Investing Basics for the Startup Community covers the following five modules: (1) An overview of angel investing, (2) Due diligence, (3) Valuation of early stage companies, (4) Term sheets, and (5) How to connect to angels.

Angel Investing Basics for the Startup Community presents the fundamentals of angel investing in an interactive classroom-style format that includes presentations, a panel and case studies.

The Angel Resource Institute has delivered over 400 courses throughout the United States and in almost twenty (20) other countries. ARI believes that education is fundamental to securing a successful early-stage investment. Understanding the fundamentals of how to execute early-stage investment deals, from the perspectives of entrepreneurs and investors, is the key to increasing investment returns, growing successful companies and creating jobs. Our team of experienced instructors have built and sold companies, invested in multiple startups, participate on boards, and each has successfully launched angel funds. Let our team help your ecosystem better understand what it takes to develop a strong entrepreneurial environment.

ARI develops custom entrepreneurial education programs for governments, economic development organizations, and accelerators throughout the world. Send us an RFP or simply use one or more of our current programs. All ARI programs include best-in-class research via our Halo Report™ data program.



Discover ARI programs

ARI has multiple courses designed for beginners to expert-level investors and entrepreneurs. Each course is ARI instructor led or ARI can train you to deliver courses.

Request a workshop proposal

ARI has delivered more than 400 courses across 38 states and 40 countries for angel groups, economic development organizations, and government initiatives to encourage early-stage investments and deal flow.


Join ARI's data collection initiative

ARI is continuously collecting data from Angel investors, groups, and entrepreneurs on early-stage and startup deals in order to provide better metrics.

View latest Halo Report

View the latest Halo Report and find out what trends will impact your current and future funding rounds.


ARI collaboration partners include:


Sue Preston, Angel Resource Institute, explains a new ARI program designed to educate women entrepreneurs and investors.

Books by ARI Lead Instructors and Others