Startup Investment Training for Women

A deep-dive program that trains women on startup investment theory and practice.

 


The Program, designed for globally-minded women who want to learn to invest (no previous experience required) covers the most important aspects of angel investment. The content is created and delivered by venture capital experts and leaders in the industry.

 

The Participants will meet and evaluate real startups throughout the Program. All participants will have access to 1:1 mentoring with experienced investors and a one-year membership to the WIN Investment Network.

All seven sessions can be taken virtually and in-person.

The Program participation fee is 15.000 NOK (inc. VAT), for lectures, course material, food, and beverages.
 

Sessions

1

Introduction to Angel Investment

23rd September

 2

Due Diligence Part 1 - Product & Market

7th October

3

Due Diligence Part 2 - Legal and Team

14th October 

4

Due Diligence Part 3 - Business Model and Finance

21st October 

5

Valuation and Dealmaking

28th October 

6

Return on Investment

4th November 

7

Making The Investment Decision

11th November 

Session 1: Introduction to Angel Investment

23rd September - 17.00 to 20.00 

Sharon Vosmek
Astia

Silicon Valley investor, though-leader, Astia Fund Managing Director, CEO of Astia, and managing member of Astia Angels (a global network of investors).

Marianne Aalby
OBOS

SVP, Head of Group Finance & Treasury OBOS BBL, investor and board member, with deep expertise  in portfolio management, asset management, investment advisory.

Virginia Vegas
Startup Norway

Program Director & Investment Manager at Startup Norway. Since 2018 through Angel Challenge, Virginia has helped train hundreds of new investors across Norway.

Jørn Haanæs
Oslo Business Region

Startup Director at OBR, since 2016 Jørn has helped build the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Oslo. Previously a tech-entrepreneur.

Camilla Andersson
Andersson Invest

Series Entrepreneur, Investor, and founder of various crowdfunding companies. Chairman of the board and owner of Feddie Ocean Distillery. 

Session 2: Due Diligence Part 1 - Product & Market

7th October - 17.00 to 20.00

Ingunn Andersen Randa 
OBOS

Executive Vice President, Strategic Investments and Business Development at OBOS, heading the division responsible for strategic equity investments.

Anne Kristine Flovild
Boitano

Founder and CEO of Boitano, a company created by and for technologists, helping innovative startups to succeed with technology, design and capital investments.

Session 3:

Due Diligence Part 2 - The Legal Side of Investments

14th October - 17.00 to 20.00

Anne Kjølseth Ekerholt
Kvale Law Firm

Partner at Kvale, Anne specializes in business law, assisting listed and unlisted companies with national and international sales of businesses, acquisitions, integration processes, as well as advising on other matters within business law.

Kristin Nyhus Halvorsen
Kvale Law Firm

Partner at Kvale and specialist in corporate law with emphasis on business transfers and processes related to national and international mergers and acquisitions within the trade and industry segment.

Workshop: Teams

Bjørn Christensen
Startup Norway

Senior Investor Advisor with over 20 years of experience in startup investments from Cisco and Alliance Ventures, having looked at more than 4000 startups, investing, developing and exiting more than 40 of them. 

Kremena Tosheva
Agera Ventures

Investment Manager and Startup Director. Since 2018 Agera's portfolio of growth companies. Previously managed the Oslo Science Park and Norway's largest science and technology event - the Cutting Edge.

Session 4:

Due Diligence Part 3 - Business Model and Finance

21st October - 17.00 to 20.00

Angela Holter 
Women Investor Network

WIN (Women Investor Network) Managing Director and call herself a gender equality advocate. Her background is in finance and international business development, with experience in corporate finance, international business development. In the last years she has worked with entrepreneurs and investors in Norway and in the US. She is an angel investor herself.

Janna Goncharova
Startup Norway

Manager of Startup Norway Incubator and VC Challenge program and is an experienced venture capital investor and startups corporate finance advisor. Prior to joining Startup Norway, Janna was working in the technology investment team at INKEF Capital, the leading early-stage VC fund in the Netherlands and in investment management at Rocket Internet, the world´s largest startup incubator. 

Session 5:

Valuation and Deal-making

28th October - 17.00 to 20.00

Bjørn Christensen
Startup Norway

Senior Investor Advisor with over 20 years of experience in startup investments from Cisco and Alliance Ventures, having looked at more than 4000 startups, investing, developing and exiting more than 40 of them. 

Virginia Vegas
Startup Norway

Program Director & Investment Manager at Startup Norway. Since 2018 through Angel Challenge, Virginia has helped train hundreds of new investors across Norway.

Session 6:

Return on Investment

4th November - 17.00 to 20.00

Evie Mulberry
Astia Angels

Managing Director UK. A finance lawyer, Evie manages the Astia Angels network and orchestrates Astia’s Expert Sift™ investment screening process. Evie dedicates most of her time to deal-flow curation, deal execution and portfolio management for the global investor group. 

Victoria Pettibone
Astia Angels

Managing Director, New York City. Entrepreneur and investor herself, Victoria manages the Astia Angels network, curates deal flow, executes investments and manages the portfolio. Victoria has managed over 100 investments with more than $25 million invested by the Astia Angels alongside more than $420 million in syndication.

Session 7:

 Making the Investment Decision

11th November - 17.00 to 20.00

During the last session, the participants will present the due diligence report they will work with throughout the Program, along with arguments of why they would or would not invest in the startup company they have evaluated. An expert panel composed by some of the lecturers will guide the participants through the investment decision-making process.