Angel Investors Workshop

Who can join?

This workshop is for anyone interested in angel investing and mentoring tech startups.

Whether you're already an angel investor or you're thinking about becoming one, we're here to help.

So, if you're looking for investment opportunities or just wondering how to get started in this exciting field, you've come to the right place!


What do you get?

Learn what angel investing is all about from local & international experts.

Interact with startups that are pitching to raise an investment.

Work with other investors to pick a ‘winner’.

Invest in your first tech startup!



Janna Goncharova

Head of Scale Up Studio at Startup Norway
Janna is a venture capital investor with experience from INKEF Capital, the leading early-stage VC fund in the Netherlands with EUR 500M assets under management, and focus on Series A European technology startups, and Rocket Internet, the world's largest venture builder outside of the US with a portfolio of over 100 companies including Zalando, Global Fashion Group, Hello Fresh etc and a focus on e-commerce and marketplaces. Currently, Janna helps promising Nordic startups to scale internationally and secure institutional funding.

Knut Wien

Co-founder and Leader at Startup Norway
Knut Wien is co-founder and leader of Startup Norway. He started his career as a Norwegian Naval Officer, before a master in Technology and Entrepreneurship at The Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Since 2010 he has founded and built several tech-startups in the edtech sector, before starting full time on building a stronger startup ecosystem through the creation of Startup Norway, Startup Extreme, and Angel Challenge. Knut has led training programs for more than 500 investors and 200 startups, educating on the art of startup investing and fundraising. He is a skilled startup coach, and active investor in early stage startups. Today he leads Startup Norway together with Maja Adriaensen, and is responsible for the visionary direction of Startup Norway and Startup Extreme, engaging new partners, and creating new services in the ecosystem on the mission to set the stage for more startup success stories.


Day 1 - Online

Welcome & introduction

Lecture from Investment Expert:
The Why and the How of Angel Investing.

Investment Criteria & Portfolio Strategy

Lecture from Investment Expert:
“How to pick a winner” - learn to assess a startups

Lunch break

Lecture talk (continued):
“How to pick a winner” - learn to assess a startups

Evaluate the startup

Startup community & Dealflow. Where and how to find the best deals.

Startup Pitches

Investor Roundtable


Day 2 - Physical

Introduction and recap

Lectures and workshops for investors & Startups

Lecture 1 :
Risk assessment and Early Stage Due Diligence - How to perform Due Diligence and assess the risk of an investment.

Workshop 1:
Risk analysis of the startup in the group (Investors and startups work through a worksheet together)

Lecture 2:
Investment agreements and valuation - How to evaluate pre- revenue startups and negotiate an investment deal.

Workshop 2:
Investment agreements and valuation (Discuss options for the upcoming fundraising round, agree on a likely structure for the startups next fundraising round.)


How to maximize your role as a startup-investor Your role as an investor, what can you expect, what can you do, what can startups expect from you?


Workshop 1, in New groups:
Present and discuss the findings from the teamwork on all the startups. Learn from each other and explore other opinions on how to evaluate the different startups.

Workshop 2: Original groups - Prepare for the next step:
1: Build a lead-investor story to present to the other investors

2: Build an advised action list for the startups on: How can the startup increase their venture readiness and company valuation?

Investor-investor presentation:
Present lead-investor story to the other investors

I am investing - you should invest too - and here are the reasons why, and what you can expect from this investment.



Day 1: online - 11 March

Day 2: offline - 13 March Bucharest / 15 March Cluj-Napoca


The cost of attending the workshop is 800 Euros. However, for this year, you have the opportunity to attend for free. This is made possible thanks to an Innovation Norway grant, which fully covers the workshop fee.

Application process

Apply here

Only selected participants can join.

Our team will reach out to you with all the necessary details about the program.

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