Angel investing bootcamp for women philanthropists expands to the West Coast.

By Angela Giacchetti (Summer Associate, Pipeline Fellowship)

After hosting successful programs in New York, the Pipeline Fellowship is launching on the West Coast this summer and has opened a call for applications for San Francisco and Los Angeles programs this fall 2012.

The Pipeline Fellowship trains women philanthropists to become angel investors through education, mentoring, and practice. The Fellows commit to invest in a woman-led, for-profit social venture in exchange for equity and a board seat at the end of the training.

The Pipeline Fellowship’s three main criteria to apply are:

  1. Meeting one of the accredited investors definitions.
  2. Interest in a group learning model.
  3. Passion for philanthropy and/or social change.

For most of the Pipeline Fellows, this is their first angel investment. They are attracted by the program’s three components (education, mentoring, practice) and benefit from the diversity of each cohort.

The Fellows are intergenerational (ranging from late twenties to 60+) and come from a variety of professional backgrounds. Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis with interviews commencing late July 2012.

To apply for the Pipeline Fellowship, click here.

Are you a guy who supports the Pipeline Fellowship? Encourage a female friend and/or colleague to apply!

To learn more about how the Pipeline Fellowship is changing the face of angel investing, check out the profiles of Pipeline Angels Kelly Hoey and Elizabeth Crowell.

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About the guest blogger: Angela Giacchetti is a Summer Associate at the Pipeline Fellowship, an angel investing bootcamp for women philanthropists created to increase diversity in the U.S. angel investing community and generate capital for women social entrepreneurs. She is passionate about empowering people and working for social justice. Angela holds a BA in Gender Studies and Political Science from the State University of New York at Purchase College. Follow her on Twitter at @agiacchetti.