Building a Startup Nation


Creating a University Angel Network to Fund Your Student, Faculty, Researcher and Alumni Startups

Join this webinar and learn why every university should have an angel network and how to organize one.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
1:00 PM TO 2:00 PM ET/10:00 AM TO 11:00 AM PT

ncet2  ksu


Over the last decade, most universities have created entrepreneurship and startup programs, but few have taken the next step and created a university-based angel network to help students, faculty, researchers and alumni fund those startups.  Angel investors are high-worth individuals who fund and mentor startups. Having a university-based angel network brings these investors to the university to help develop and fund university startups.

This webinar is co-organized with Kent State University's College of Business Administration.

This webinar will cover:

  • What is an angel investor and an angel network
  • How does a university benefit by creating an angel network for their startup ecosystem
  • How do you find a champion to lead the process of creating a network
  • How to set up a university-based angel network
  • What does an angel network do and how does it operate
  • How do angel networks assist students understand entrepreneurship and startups
  • What are the academic benefits of having an angel network
  • Establishing affiliated alumni mentor network to work with the university angel network
  • Establishing affiliated business/technology adviser network to work on proof-of-concepts and startup development


Faculty, Students, Tech Transfer Officers, Researchers, Inventors, Entrepreneurs, Licensing Offices, Corporate VCs, Corporate Open Innovation, Angel Investors, Venture Capital


Tony Stanco
Executive Director

Robert D. Hisrich, Ph.D.
Bridgestone Professor of International Marketing and
Associate Dean of Graduate and International Programs at College of Business
Kent State University

ABOUT THE WEBINAR SERIES: Building a Startup Nation is a webinar series organized by the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2). This series aims to bring to light that startups are often an under-appreciated part of the national economy. Yet, the national startup ecosystem creates almost all the net new jobs and national innovation produces half the economic growth. This series highlights the players in the startup economy in an attempt to provide a greater understanding of their important roles. It will highlight the entrepreneurs, students, researchers and universities attempting to build a startup nation, along with the angel investors, VCs and Fortune 500 attempting to finance it.

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