Event Details
Event Title 5% off - Black Technology Ecosystem Investment Certificate (The Links)
Location Online via Zoom
Sponsor Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
Date/Time 10/07/2021 - 12/09/2021 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Event Price
Cutoff Date 11/20/2021 Must register before this date
For more information, contact the event administrator: Aspyn Fulcher Aspyn_Fulcher@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
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(5% off course fee of $999 - The Links)

Black Technology Ecosystem Investment Certificate

Dates: Thursdays, October 7 - December 9, 2021

Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm EST 

Instructor: Rodney Sampson


Scale School, a program from The Entrepreneurship Center at UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School, is proud to offer a new, ground-breaking program from Rodney's Sampson's 100 Black Angels & Allies Fund: the Black Technology Ecosystem Investment Certificate. This program will provide in-depth training on the tactics, nuances and strategies required to become a knowledgeable investor in high growth technology startups and venture funds. It is uniquely designed for aspiring Black & ally investors who want to specifically invest in the Black technology, startup and venture fund deal flow.


Covering topics such as modernization of SEC regulations, development of an investment thesis, startup investing, venture fund investment, equity crowdfunding, special purpose acquisition companies (SPAC's), risk assessment, diligence considerations, legal considerations and tax considerations, this six-month, comprehensive certificate program provides hands-on learning into what it takes to become an investor in early stage companies and venture funds, particularly companies with Black founders and fund managers. Participants will learn from nationally known subject matter experts, including investors and fund managers; while gaining first hand experience with what it takes to confidently invest in this asset class in a way that advances racial equity and new wealth creation.


Participants of the Black Technology Ecosystem Investors Certificate Program will meet virtually via Zoom for nine sessions. Here is a detailed overview of meeting dates, times and topics that will be covered in each session. 

Bonus Kickoff Session: Thursday, August 19 (for enrolled participants)

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET

Session 1: Thursday, October 7

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

Angel and Venture Fund Investing In the Black Technology, Startup and Venture Ecosystem

Session 2: Thursday, October 14

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

An Introduction to the History and Modernization of Angel and Venture Capital Investing in America and Its Potential to Impact Black American Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Session 3: Thursday, October 21

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

Navigating the Black Technology, Startup and Venture Ecosystem

Session 4: Thursday, October 28

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

Understanding SEC Regulations, Legal Terms and Risk Assessment When Investing in Early Stage Companies

Session 5: Thursday, November 4

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

Direct Startup Investing and Diligence Considerations

Session 6: Thursday, November 11

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

Venture Fund Investing, Fund Construction and Diligence

Session 7: Thursday, November 18

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

Deciphering Investment Questionnaires and Negotiating Terms Sheets

(No session Thanksgiving week)

Session 8: Thursday, December 2

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

Accounting, Taxes and Exits

 Session 9: Thursday, December 9

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

Radical Collaboration for Black Wealth Creation

View the full course description: https://unc.live/2OxMmqM




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