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Sign-Up For Our Spring 2024 Cohort!

Limited spots available, so register today...

Analyze Start-Ups.
Consider Investments.
Perform Venture Math.
Negotiate Deals.
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The purpose of the Angel Academy is to help new angels discover the basics of becoming a successful investor.

get it done online & on your time.

Flexible, engaging, interactive content and lessons that fit around your career and life.

learn from vc'S & startup experts.

Training materials developed by UNT faculty and are punctuated by leading industry-led workshops.

power your network AND ABILITY.

Unparalleled connectivity, extending your reach to a global entrepreneur and investor network. 


Module 01.

The Start-Up Ecosystem.

This introductory module covers the basics of angel investors and the angel investing process. It also discusses where to find interesting investment opportunities and how to invest in sport entertainment businesses.


Module 02.


This module focuses on how to identify viable franchise opportunities and reveals the strategies investors use to understand franchise potential. It stresses the importance of research (i.e., market research, financial analyses, risk analyses, etc.) in the franchising process.


Module 03.

Performing Due Diligence. 

This module covers the strategy questions needed to vet early-stage startups using various strategic models and frameworks (i.e., VRIO and RBV models). We also outline the boilerplate financial concepts to build a successful angel portfolio.


Module 04.

The Management Strategy.

This module will help aspiring angels perform certain team- and human-capital analyses and assess where talent is needed. It will also outline a plan for managing a post-investment portfolio with the appropriate human capital.


Module 05.

Understanding Term Sheets.

This module helps illuminate the key financial (economic) & governance (control) terms that angels use. We outline the difference between priced equity vs. convertible notes in the startup landscape and outline how term sheets are created and presented.


Module 06.

Valuation & Venture Math.

This module will help angels establish fair company and business valuations. We overview company capitalization tables as well as the various bootstrapping tactics needed for multiple funding rounds in sport entertainment management.


Module 07.

Vetting Strategy & Negotiations.

This module reveals the key negotiation stages, persuasion tactics, and other forms of pre-deal planning. We discuss the roles of empathy, mirroring, and labeling in the investment process as well as the role of distributive bargaining when closing the deal.


Module 08.

Exit Planning.

This final module reveals the tactics and strategies for exit planning and returning investor capital. Angel-focused tax issues, when considering a investment withdrawal or sale, are also presented in this summative course.

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