- February 1, 2024
- Posted by: EBAN Team
- Category: News
We are excited to share the remarkable outcomes of the SUPERNOVAS Business Angels Training Programme, an initiative to foster gender diversity in angel investing, developed by the EIT Community with the support of EBAN. EBAN helped design the course content and selected the expert trainers. Supernovas Business Angel Academy has successfully equipped female participants with the skills needed to excel as angel investors and has given rise to a vibrant community that transcends borders.
The SUPERNOVAS Initiative: A catalyst for change
The SUPERNOVAS Business Angels Training Programme is a key component of the Supernovas Women Investment Network, an EIT Community initiative. This network serves as a hub for female investors, providing opportunities to learn, grow, access investments in female-led startups, and expand professional networks within the vast EIT innovation ecosystem.
Courses tailored to your needs
Designed with the unique needs of female investors in mind, the program offered two courses catering to varying experience levels: the Beginner’s Course for junior business angels with 0-5 investments and the Expert’s Course for senior business angels with 6 or more investments. The courses covered a range of topics, including understanding the startup lifecycle, valuing startups, due diligence, deal structuring, legal aspects, and portfolio strategies.
Our statistics tell the story!
The success of the SUPERNOVAS initiative is reflected in the numbers:
- Certifications: A total of 70 female business angels completed successfully the rigorous training, emerging as certified angel investors ready to make impactful contributions to the entrepreneurial world.
- Global Reach: Over 160 attendees participated in the live sessions, representing more than 22 different countries. This diverse and global engagement speaks to the program’s success to transcend geographical boundaries.
- Content Creation: The program delivered an extensive 20 hours of content, spread across 12 hours for our seniors and 8 for juniors. This wealth of knowledge empowers participants to make strategic investment decisions and excel in their roles as angel investors.
- Engagement and Interaction: Each class featured a 10-question questionnaire, totalling over 100 thought-provoking questions. This interactive approach ensured active participation and a deeper understanding of the material.
Networking opportunities ahead!
The programme also provided participants with the unique opportunity to connect with successful angel investors, engage in case studies, and in some instances, meet entrepreneurs for firsthand exchanges. This practical exposure enhances the learning experience and prepares participants for the dynamic world of angel investing.
The SUPERNOVAS Business Angels Training Programmes have not just trained individuals; they’ve created a global community of empowered and certified angel investors, ready to make a lasting impact on the entrepreneurial landscape. As we celebrate the success of this initiative, we look forward to witnessing the positive change these women will bring to the world of angel investing.
In light of the success of this initiative, we are pleased to announce that as there has been a lot of demand for participation and we are currently exploring the possibility of launching a second season.