What do these four brands have in common?
They were all once startups that received funding from Angel investors.
The Keystone Angel Accelerator develops more Angel investors, teaching people how to invest in startups by having them invest in startups in a safe, controlled, curated program.
What: Interactive sessions to learn and practice Angel Investing
When: Tuesday 5:30 – 6:30 pm
New Angel Meetup: Weekly Jan. 23rd – Feb 28th (Free - COMPLETE)
Angel Accelerator: Weekly April 4th – June 20th (Paid Cohort)
Who: Those seeking experience in Angel Investing
Where: Keystone CoLAB (800 E. 18th Street, Kansas City MO)
What is Angel Investing?
“Angels” are accredited investors willing to take calculated risks on promising entrepreneurs and their companies. Because of the early nature of these investments, they are high-risk high-reward opportunities. For investors, an early check maximizes upside on return potential. In any entrepreneurial ecosystem – including the Kansas City region, Angels are a key driver of economic growth. Angels take companies from proof of concept to commercialization, which will allow them to attract additional funding.
Our Three Pillars of Programming
The program begins by getting you up to speed on the what, why, and how of startup investing, with a series of free lectures and readings from a variety of experts. The formal program then continues weekly with more lessons, workshops, case studies, guest speakers, and interactions with startups raising capital.
The program participants learn how to invest by investing. Each participant provides committed capital into a pool that is used to invest in real companies by the end of the program, chosen by the participants themselves using the knowledge gained from the lectures and conversations.
You do all this in a structured, facilitated program, with guidance to avoid the most common mistakes that new investors make. All graduates become part of a global investor network for long-term support in helping you grow your investment portfolio.
How the Accelerator Works
The Keystone New Angel Meetup offers a free, weekly series of six workshops hosted by the Keystone Community Corporation.
These collaborative sessions will cover the history of venture capital, the basics of angel investing, and highlight real-life Kansas City case studies in the form of experienced investors and entrepreneurs currently navigating the investment ecosystem. Our goal is to cultivate a community of interest and action for Angel Investments.
A paid cohort begins in March for those who wish to continue learning as a peer group through making actual Angel Investments. We will guide the group through the process of selecting companies and conducting a Due Diligence process to assess investability. The cohort will conclude with making actual investment decisions and an opportunity to join the Keystone Angel Network as full investor members. To join the paid cohort, we ask that participants meet SEC Angel Accreditation Requirements.
Who the Accelerator is For
Our New Angel Meetup is for any private investor seeking to diversify their portfolio. We welcome new, aspiring and seasoned investors to find benefit in this collaborative, action-oriented program.
Together, we will cover the nuts and bolts of evaluating start-up companies and making the critical angel investment decision. All are welcome to our six-week complimentary course, whether you are an experienced professional turning expertise to Angel deals or a newcomer looking for ways to help the local economy.
Participants in the paid Angel Accelerator cohort starting in March must meet SEC Angel Accreditation Requirements. We will cover this in the initial session.
New Angel Meetup: Program Complete
Angel Accelerator: Twelve Sessions + Due Diligence Documents + Joint investment of $700 + Must be willing to commit at least $10K in investment in 2023
Must meet SEC Angel Accreditation Requirements to participate in the Angel Accelerator.
Join Us. Together, we have an opportunity to positively impact local economic growth and provide pathways to innovation.