This
Activity is comprised of three (3) parts.
Your Activity responses should be both grammatically and mechanically correct,
and formatted in the same fashion as the Activity itself. If there is a Part A, your response should
identify a Part A, etc. In addition, you
must appropriately cite all resources used in your response and document in a
bibliography using APA style. (100 points) (A 4-page response is required for the
combination of Parts A, B, and C.)
Part A The most popular source of capital for
new ventures is private investors; these investors are called angels and are
typically people the entrepreneur knows or has met through business
acquaintances. Today many angels have
joined forces to create large pools of capital called angel networks.
1.
Perform
research to find at least four (4) angel networks that exist in your state; if
your state does not have four networks, then find networks by looking at
bordering states. (If you live outside
the United States, change state to province or region in the above
instructions.)
2.
Provide
a general description of each angel network, its investment criteria, and the
contact information in your response.
Part B Many areas of the United States offer
access to venture capital through institutes or organizations established on
the campuses of major universities. The
university acts as a conduit through which the entrepreneurs and investors are
matched and assumes no liability for, nor has any ownership interest in, either
the new venture or the investors company.
1.
Perform
research to find one (1) major university offering access to venture capital
that is geographically close to you. If
you live outside the United States, first perform this research within your
country. If none exists, then you should
research major universities in the United States.
2.
Provide
a general description of an institutes or universitys offering, its
investment criteria, and the contact information in your response. Discuss if the institute or organization
targets a specific industry.
Part C Many states provide venture capital
funds or a loan program to help new and growing ventures.
1.
Perform
research to find out if your state offers any venture capital funds or loan
programs to help new and growing ventures. If your state does not provide this
type of funding, investigate and describe a neighboring states funding. (If you live outside the United States,
change state to province or region in the above instructions.)
2.
Provide
a general description of your states offering, its investment criteria, and
the contact information (i.e., address, phone, Web site, etc.) in your response.

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