PROGRAM MANAGER

 
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Hanne Ersdal

Hanne Ersdal have been working with Angel Challenge and running alumni activities in Stavanger for two years now. This is her first year as program manager. She also has investment experience from Tidligfasefondet i Nord Trøndelag and has first-hand experience in building companies as an entrepreneur. Hanne is an industrial designer by trade and loves rapid prototypes in any form.

 
 

Join the over 300 investors and startups that have completed the Angel Challenge program over the last three years. Gain access to one of Norways most active angel investment community and startup deal flows.

 
 
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Investor participation criteria:

Startup participation criteria:

  • A dedicated team with growth ambitions 
  • Can show some validation in their market
  • An early version of a product or service
  • Registered company
  • Available to participate in program activities
  • Want to become an impactful startup investor
  • Want to share experiences on Angel Investing in Norway
  • Have 50 000 NOK to invest, and more in the future
  • Want to gain access to early stage startups
  • Available to participate in the program activities
 
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PROGRAM DETAILS

Angel Challenge is a two months program with weekly sessions for investors and startups. The program agenda varies for the investors and startups during the program. The startups have a more extensive program where both program managers and investors function as mentors and supporters. The investors are evaluating the startups and help with investor readiness before negotiating a deal with the most promising startups.


 


COMMUNTY AGENDA

Join one or more of the open program sessions through the fall that are free and open for all interested investors.

Thursday Oct  4th (16.30-20.30 @ Innovation Dock)
Meet the startups & “How to pick a winner”
Open and free event for any community investors

Thursday Oct 25th 16.30 - 19.00
“How to build a winning startup investment portfolio”
Open and free event for any community investors
Join and secure your tickets here!

Thursday Nov 1 (15:30 @ Tou Scene)
DNB NXT
We are partnering with DNB NXT, and the Angel Challenge startups will be pitching on stage!
REGISTER TODAY

Thursday Dec 13th (16.00 - 20.30)
Program Finale
Public event showcasing all the great stories and startups from the program. Come join us for a night of startup ecosystem and investment celebration.




 

INVESTOR AGENDA

A months after the startups have started working to improve their case together with the program managers and mentors, the official investor program begins. It is time to select the startups that are most investor ready and prepared for investment negotiation.

The official investor program starts Thursday November 1st and lasts until the finale December 13th.


KICK OFF AND SELECTION

Thursday Nov 1st - Kick off - Investor presentation at DNB NXT
16.00 - 20.30 : Investors and startups

Register your open ticket for DNB NXT

The official program starts with all startups presenting their investor presentations after 4 weeks of work with the program mangers. The investors rate the startups they most believe to be investor ready.

Thursday Nov 8th - Selection day (16.30-20.30 @ Creator Makerspace)
16.00 - 20.30 : Investors and startups

Startups and investors deep dive into the startups material and plans together.
Investors select the startups they want to negotiate deals with.


NEGOTIATIONS
Investors and founders meet to perform due diligence and negotiate deal terms.

Thursday Nov 15th - Building the deal (16.30-20.30 @ TBA)
16.00 - 20.30 : Investors and startups

Investors and selected startups start working together building a deal, agreeing on terms, investment structures, valuations and fundraising plan.

Thursday Nov 22nd - Agree on terms and plans for fundraising (16.30-20.30 @ Innovation Dock)
16.00 - 20.30 : Investors and startups

Investors and startups continue work together, aiming to finalize the investment agreements and a plan for fundraising.

Thursday Nov 29th - Completing the deal and kick off fundraising (16.30-20.30 @ TBA)
16.00 - 20.30 : Investors and startups

The final workshop. Due Diligence findings are discussed, investment proposals are presented, and investors are challenged to take their first investment decisions.


FUNDRAISING
When the terms are agreed, the fundraising is on. Investors sign with their favourite startup, and help them fill up their investment round. 

Thursday Des 13th - Local Demo Day (16.30-20.30 @ TBA)
16.00 - 20.30 : Investors and startups

Everyone from the startup ecosystem is invited for a celebration-evening of investment pitches and talks.
Join and secure your tickets here!

Tues Jan 15th - National Demo Day ( TBD @ Oslo )
For all national program participants. 

We invite every Angel Challenge Fall 2018 program participant from Oslo, Stavanger, Bodø, Trondheim and Bergen to this happening of startup investing and ecosystem gathering.
Join and secure your tickets here!


 
 
 

STARTUP AGENDA

 
 

PREPARATIONS (Pre program)
Investors read and review the startup applications. Startups prepare their pitch, growth plan and investor material.

Thur Oct  4th - Program introduction & Pitch day (11.00 - 20.30 @ Innovation Dock)
11.00 - 15.00 : Startups
16.30 - 20.30 : Open event - “Meet the startups”


INSIGHT & DEVELOPMENT
Investors and startups train together. Build trusted relationships and learn best practises on company building and startup investing. 

Thur Oct 18th - Metrics & Customer Validation (12.00 - 15.00 @ ITSA)
12.00 - 16.30 : Startups & Investors

Thur Oct 25th - Fundraising (12.00 - 20.30 @ Innovation Dock)
12.00 - 15.00 : Startups & Investors
16.00 - 20.30 : Open event on Angel Investing

Thur Nov 1st - Investor presentations (12.00 - 20.30 @ DNB Stavanger)
12.00 - 15.00 : Startups
16.00 - 20.30 : Investors and startups

Thur Nov 8th - Selection day (12.00 - 20.30 @ Creator MakerSpace)
12.00 - 15.00 : Startups
16.00 - 20.30 : Investors and startups


NEGOTIATIONS & GROWTH CHALLANGES
Investors and founders meet to perform due diligence and negotiate deal terms.

Thur Nov 15th - Building the deal (12.00 - 20.30 @ Måltidets Hus)
12.00 - 15.00 : Startups
16.00 - 20.30 : Investors and startups

Thur Nov 22nd - Agree on terms and plans for fundraising (12.00 - 20.30 @ Innovation Dock)
1.00 - 15.00 : Startups
16.00 - 20.30 : Investors and startups

Thur Nov 29th - Completing the deals and kick of fundraising (12.00 - 20.30 @ ITSA)
12.00 - 15.00 : Startups
16.00 - 20.30 : Investors and startups


FUNDRAISING
When the terms are agreed, the fundraising is on. Help your favourite startup fill up their investment round.

Thur Des 13th - Local Demo Day (12.00 - 20.30 @ Innovation Dock)
12.00 - 15.00 : Startups
16.00 - 20.30 : Investors and startups

Join and secure your tickets here!

Tues Jan 15th - National Demo Day ( TBD @ Oslo)
For all national program participants. 

Join and secure your tickets here!

 

 VENUE INFORMATION

 

Innovation Dock
Bryggerikaien 24
4014 Stavanger

Creator MakerSpace
Lagerveien 9
4033 Stavanger

DNB Stavanger
Haakon VIIs gate 9
005 Stavanger