For several years, FiBAN has offered high-level education to its members. Going 2020 and onwards, educating business angels will still be one of the core elements of FiBAN’s activities. Importance of education was confirmed at EBAN Helsinki 2019 congress, ‘angel investors becoming more professional’ was voted as one of the big trends from 2019 onwards. Here are the main educational services by FiBAN:
The one, the original, FiBAN Academy with five modules, each covering different topics of the basics of angel investing. Taking place in Maria 01 from 11:30 to 17:00, this half-day session includes the best specialists from FiBAN partners, experienced members, and other ecosystem influencers, like the top VCs. Meet with fellow investors, as the day is also all about mingling and changing ideas as well as learning.
FiBAN Academy: Online
Impressed already by FiBAN Academy? Now you can find them all online! All training sessions recorded and edited with slides. You can buy classes one at a time, or all five modules for a year and watch them as many times as you want. It doesn’t get much easier to write your own notes or check some details from the class afterwards.
Can’t find the time to join us at the physical sessions? You are an international investor not living in Finland? With all materials online, you can purchase classes and watch them when and where you want - literally, as these videos also work on your mobile phone. Purchase modules here: https://www.fibanacademy.fi/
Business Angel Academy by Aalto ENT
Aalto University, one of the best universities in Finland, from January 2020 onwards offers a deep-dive courses to angel investing in their entrepreneurship development unit. Five six-week modules, which have been created in collaboration with FiBAN, consists of both online classes and regular classes with some of the world’s best trainers. After completing the program, participants will be able to find the best investment opportunities, know how to enable growth, and know when and how to execute a successful exit.
Business Angel Academy is designed for private investors who want a deep insight into startup investing. Participants will learn to lead startups by developing the core value of the business. ECT points earned in completing the modules can be used for one’s own MBA degree. This is a golden opportunity to learn from the Finns, most famously known for education (and maybe from sauna). Purchase modules here: https://www.aaltoent.fi/en/programs/business-angel-academy Note that all Business Angel Academy by AaltoENT participants are expected to take FiBAN Academy, Module 1 (Due Diligence & Valuation) as an introduction class.
FiBAN Self-Study materials
Throughout the years, FiBAN has both collected and produced top-notch materials on angel investing. From annual angel investing statistics to IRR studies, you can get self-study materials for free from FiBAN. Check out materials and read them here: https://www.fiban.org/research.html FiBAN members can also check out materials collected to Gust (needs user account). Note that Gust materials are only available for FiBAN members.
To everyone, obviously. Gust materials only for FiBAN members, both experienced and those just starting their angel careers.
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Text: Reetta Ilo, International Affairs Manager
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