Pipeline Angels Applications Now Open: Want to help change the angel & VC ecosystem?
Online • December 21, 2017
Pipeline Angels is changing the face of angel investing and creating capital for women and non-binary femme social entrepreneurs. Join us!
Thu, Dec 21 9:00 AM - Mon, Jan 8 11:59 PM EST
Pipeline Angels has a rolling application process. Priority will be given to candidates who fill out our short online application before Monday, January 8, 2018.
Since Pipeline Angels launched April 2011, over 200 members have graduated from our angel investing bootcamp and have invested more than US$4M in 40+ companies via our pitch summit process. Our members serve as the friends and family round for entrepreneurs who may not already have support at that critical stage.
As a Black woman in tech, I was searching for a way to disrupt the perception of what tech superstars look like. When I discovered Pipeline Angels, I thought this organization gets it. Pipeline Angels opened the door and provided me access to a world I had no access to despite my success and credentials. Being embraced into a pivotal role in an industry that can be so unwelcoming for people who look like me or come from where I came from was so refreshing. This space needs #morevoices and I'm proud to support the mission.
Member, Pipeline Angels
Senior Product Manager, Kohl's
I joined Pipeline Angels because I wanted to be proactive about closing the funding gap for women and non-binary femme entrepreneurs. Through my Pipeline Angels experience, I gained the knowledge, tools, and confidence to make my first investment; developed a valuable network of fellow angel investors; and tapped into a pipeline of future investment opportunities. Pipeline Angels represents what I care about--action, impact, equity, and change.
Member, Pipeline Angels
CEO, Ellevate Network
Interested in applying? Make sure you meet the following criteria:
- Woman or non-binary femme (we encourage anyone who identifies with womanhood–cis, trans, third gender–to apply)
- Meeting one of the accredited investor definitions (i.e., US$200K in income or US$300K joint income with spouse for the past two years, or US$1M net worth)
- Interest in group learning model
- Passion for social entrepreneurship
For most applicants, this is their first angel investment. They're attracted by the program's three components (education, mentoring, practice) and benefit from the diversity of each cohort. Applicants are intergenerational (ranging from late twenties to 60+) and come from a variety of professional backgrounds.
Pipeline Angels will be holding its signature angel investing bootcamp in Anchorage, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Bangor-Portland, Boston, Bozeman, Burlington, Cedar Rapids, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, DC, Fargo, Greenwich, Hartford, Houston, LA, Manchester-Portsmouth, Memphis, Miami, Minneapolis, New Orleans, New Haven, NYC, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland (Oregon), Raleigh-Durham, Salt Lake City, San Diego, Seattle, SF, and Silicon Valley.
Key spring 2018 program dates include March sessions in NYC (Thursday, March 8; Friday, March 9; Thursday, March 22; Friday, March 23), a city-specific pitch summit (April/May), as well as local entrepreneur interviews and graduation (May/June). Email us your location to receive a program agenda (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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