Conscious Investor Fellowship
Conscious Investor Fellowship
Conscious Investor Fellowship
The Timing is Now
Description

As the next generation of entrepreneurs and investors continue to engage with social & environmental issues, the demand for ethical investment opportunities continues to grow. 

startAD, VentureSouq & KAUST have joined forces to launch the first pan-regional 6-week investor fellowship on the impact space for GCC-based young professionals and family offices. The invite-only fellowship will empower the next generation of mission-driven investors fuelling emerging ventures using technology for meaningful change. 

Be a part of the movement addressing urgent and critical social, economical, and environmental issues in a financially sustainable and scalable way with a measurable positive impact. The inaugural edition is organized in collaboration with the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa), and Hub71.

The Conscious Investor Fellowship requires participants to attend our weekly masterclass sessions which feature some of the most credible and inspiring voices worldwide. The classes take place one evening a week, for up to two hours between October 7 - Nov 25, 2020. 

The program will culminate in the 6th annual Angel Rising Investor Education symposium, that is a leading voice demystifying the startup investing landscape in the region

 

Core Modules
1. Introduction to conscious investing Provides the basic context for attendees of what conscious investing is about and how they can participate in this space
2. Investment Strategies Addresses strategies for a successful approach to investing into early-stage tech-enabled mission-driven ventures
3. Due Diligence Tackles the fundamentals of due diligence in this space: market, business, financial
4. Legal & Term Sheets Deep dive into the main investment documents & clauses to help investors succeed in their negotiations
5. Valuations Demonstrate valuation approaches in early-stage impact deals & their implications
6. Impact Measurement Tackles different approaches to impact measurement
7. Trends Interactive session on global trends in the impact investment sector
8. Portfolio Management Addresses how to manage your overall portfolio and how investors can support startups
Elective Masterclasses on Financial Inclusion, HealthTech, EnvironmentalTech, EdTech, AgTech and FoodTech

 

This program is for you if:
  • You represent personal, or family office funding. Or you are a part of a corporate or government funding department investing into technology or social impact startups
  • You have an appetite for conscious or impact investments, with a keen desire for education

  • You're eager to grow the ecosystem via strategic introductions to mission- driven entrepreneurs

  • You have a strong desire to boost the ecosystem through mentorship and funding 

  • Ideally made at least one angel investment (not mandatory)

Why Apply?
  • Gain the skills to define and refine your personal/your organisation's impact investment thesis

  • Learn how to understand and evaluate the investment potential in any tech-enabled early-stage venture in the impact space

  • Gain a thorough understanding of the investment process: from due diligence and valuations to legal & terms sheets

  • Become proficient in crafting a methodology & framework for impact measurement that best suits your needs

  • Grow your network and access to the best global investors, academics and industry experts in the impact space

Evaluation Criteria
  • Commitment level - Able to commit to the entirety of the program

  • Contribution - Willingness to explore, listen to learn, receive and share feedback

  • Demonstrated appetite - For investing in early-stage, tech-enabled businesses

  • Keen interest - In defining a robust impact investment thesis

  • Ability to convert knowledge into action -  beyond the fellowship

Our Timeline

The Conscious Investor Fellowship requires participants to attend our weekly masterclass sessions which feature some of the most credible and inspiring voices worldwide. The classes take place one evening a week, for up to two hours between October 7 - Nov 25, 2020.

September
Fellowship Selection
Applicants will be assessed and interviewed
October
Fellowship: Core Modules
Intensive program of core modules delivered over the course of 6 weeks
November
Angel Rising
Leading investors and academics discuss current trends at Angel Rising.
December - January
Masterclasses
Participate in the elective masterclasses.