By A. Lauren Abele (COO, Pipeline Fellowship) The Pipeline Fellowship trains women philanthropists to become angel investors through education, mentoring, and practice.
Currently, the Pipeline Fellowship offers its traditional programs in Boston (Dec. 2011 to May 2012) and New York City (Jan. 2012 to Jun. 2012).
For applicants based outside of Boston and New York City, the Pipeline Fellowship has created an executive program that will be held in New York City (Jan. 2012 to Jun. 2012).
The executive program differs from our traditional program in a few key ways. The executive program:
- Condenses the required Pipeline Fellowship events into four trips (as opposed to seven discrete events in our traditional program) in order to minimize travel required and to maximize group time together.
- Incorporates several additional social and networking events to facilitate more group bonding among Fellows who live in different cities.
- Includes scheduled work sessions for the Fellows to conduct program-related work, including business selection and due diligence, while they are together in NYC.
Like our traditional Pipeline Fellowship program, the executive program:
- Matches each Fellow with an experienced angel investor to serve as a mentor.
- Includes a practice component, where each Fellow commits to invest US$5,000 in a woman-led, for-profit social venture selected by the group.
- Educates Fellows on the basics of angel investing through our signature Pipeline Fellowship Conference, signature Pipeline Fellowship Pitch Summit, and workshop series.
- Inducts graduates into our exclusive Pipeline Angels alumnae network.
The cost for the Pipeline Fellowship executive program is US$4,500.
To apply to the Pipeline Fellowship, click here.
Editor's note: Got a question for our guest blogger? Leave a message in the comments below. About the guest blogger: A. Lauren Abele is COO of Pipeline Fellowship, a program aiming to diversify the investor pool and connect women social entrepreneurs with investors who get them. Lauren holds a BA in English Literature and Environmental Studies from Washington University in St. Louis and an MPA in Economic Development and Comparative and International Affairs from Indiana University’s School for Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA). Follow her on Twitter at @laurenabele.