Pipeline Fellowship Trains Female Angel Investors in Michigan

By Amanda Lewan on February 16th, 2015 / Comments

The national Pipeline Fellowship program has recently arrived to Ann Arbor and Detroit, helping local female leaders receive special training and mentorship to become angel investors.

The Pipeline Fellowship’s mission is to change the face of angel investing around the U.S. This six month bootcamp style program teaches you everything you need to know about the world of angel investing. The program focuses on three areas including educationmentoringpractice.

The cause is certainly important. According to the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire, in 2013 only 19% of U.S. angel investors were women and only 4% were minorities. In the world of Venture Capital we’ve read reports that counted women as under 2% of the community.  Pipeline Fellows Founder and CEO Natalia Oberti Noguera explains it as women entrepreneurs often not having access to the early rounds of funding that are greatly important when starting a business.

Candidates are encouraged to apply by end of day today Monday, February 16thhttp://pfapply.seamlessdocs.com/f/bootcampThe Pipeline Fellows are intergenerational and come from a variety of professional backgrounds. But you must meet the following criteria if you’re looking to apply:

a) 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) 
b) Interest in group learning model
c) Passion for philanthropy and/or social change

Learn more about the Pipeline Fellowship, or catch their upcoming pitch events in Ann Arbor and in Detroit on April 21st.

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Amanda Lewan

Amanda Lewan

Editor @michipreneur. Co-founder Bamboo Detroit. Follow me @Amanda_Jenn. I love telling the story of entrepreneurs and innovators.