Introducing


The Georgetown Angel Network


Who will you fund Next?

 

Background

The Georgetown Entrepreneurship Alliance is launching an angel network to connect Hoya investors and Hoya entrepreneurs. 

The goal is to generate valuable deal flow for interested investors and to provide student and alumni entrepreneurs access to the capital and resources they need to be successful.

In order to establish the Georgetown Angel Network, the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Alliance is initiating a pilot that will focus on making connections between Hoya investors and Hoya entrepreneurs so they can assess investment opportunities. 

 

+ THE OPPORTUNITY

For Hoyapreneurs, access to capital is one of the biggest challenges in launching a new venture and Georgetown is uniquely positioned to help these investors. For Hoya investors, a network of like-minded alumni provides deal flow, connections, insight, and a broader pool of capital that mitigates risk.

The Georgetown Entrepreneurship Alliance currently engages with entrepreneurs and investors through its cornerstone annual programs: the Alumni Pitch Competition (John Carroll Weekend) and the Entrepreneur of the Year Awards (Homecoming). The Angel Network provides another opportunity for entrepreneurs and investors in the Georgetown community to connect.

+ THE PILOT

We are launching a volunteer-led pilot, beginning with a single meeting where prospective investors can review and evaluate an investment opportunity:

• The pilot will be a single 1-hour conference call where an investment opportunity is presented to prospective investors.
• Following the call, investors will have an opportunity to express their interest to follow up.
• The presenting company will then follow up individually with each investor and any investment would be negotiated individually.

The goal of the pilot program is to convene investors in a simple, nimble manner in order to assess interest and potential in both the investment opportunity and an angel network.

The GEA will evaluate the results of the pilot with all relevant parties and determine next steps, with a goal of organizing additional calls. The volunteers who organize the calls will seek investment opportunities, screen them, and lead outreach to investors. During the pilot, participation in the network will be limited to alumni investors and entrepreneurs.

+ THE PROCESS

Investors and entrepreneurs with connections to Georgetown are encouraged to apply to the Georgetown Angel Network.

• If you are an investor interested in joining the network, please click on the "HOYA ANGEL APPLICATION" button.
• If you are an entrepreneur interested in capital and/or resources, please click on the "HOYAPRENEUR APPLICATION" button.

Applications will be reviewed and matched on an on-going basis. As investment opportunities are identified, investors will contacted to participate in presentations by Hoya entrepreneurs. Investors can request to follow up and will be connected directly to the entrepreneurs to negotiated the terms of their investment.

The Georgetown Angel Network is not responsible for due diligence and is not an intermediary in the investment. We work to make the connections between the entrepreneurs and the investors.

+ THE DISCLAIMERS

Neither the Georgetown University Alumni Association, Inc. ("GUAA") nor the Georgetown Angel Network, a project of GUAA ("GAN"), is an investment advisor, venture fund, investment bank, broker, dealer or investment clearing‐house. The GAN is a forum of GUAA in which select members of the Georgetown alumni community ("Members") may be educated on aspects of investing in emerging companies and introduced to companies for possible investment. Neither GUAA nor GAN is registered as an investment advisor, broker/dealer or in any other capacity with the Securities Exchange Commission or any state securities commission, and neither GUAA nor GAN recommends or otherwise provides advice with respect to investments in any company, security or industry. Each Member is responsible for his or her own investigation and investment decisions. All investments in startup companies involve a high degree of risk, and investors should be able to bear the risk of complete financial loss of their investment. The choice to use, manner of utilization of, and information and knowledge gained through, GAN is each Member's individual choice. No guidance shall be given by GUAA or GAN, nor shall any person affiliated with GUAA or GAN (or GUAA or GAN themselves) be responsible for a Member's use of the information, investment decision or the results of any investment. Neither GUAA nor GAN conducts any investigation to verify the information submitted to potential investors by entrepreneurs and makes no representation or warranty of any kind regarding the investment opportunities presented or the materials provided through this network. Neither GUAA nor GAN provides any tax, compliance, reporting, legal or other advice, and Members should seek appropriate professional assistance in connection with their consideration of each investment opportunity.

Liability Limitation

GUAA AND GAN EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND OR NATURE, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE INFORMATION AND MATERIALS RELATING TO ANY INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY PROVIDED THROUGH GAN. AS A CONDITION TO YOUR PARTICIPATION IN GAN, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, YOU HEREBY WAIVE AND RELEASE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, CAUSES OF ACTION OR OTHER RIGHTS THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE AGAINST GUAA, GAN AND EACH OF THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND OTHER MEMBERS ("GAN PARTIES") ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO ANY INVESTMENT OR ANY MATERIALS MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH GAN. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE GAN PARTIES BE LIABLE (JOINTLY OR SEVERALLY) TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OF INVESTMENT, LOSS OF PROFIT, LOST DATA, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH GUAA, GAN, ANY INVESTMENT PRESENTED THROUGH GAN AND ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIALS OBTAINED THROUGH GAN, ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, AND WHETHER OR NOT A GAN PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.