The Allen Angel Capital Education Program is a student group of mid-Missouri investors. Through cross-disciplinary collaboration, students enable entrepreneurs to grow through careful analysis of business plans. Students invest in high-growth start-up companies by cultivating deal flow, performing pre-screening duties, completing due diligence, and structuring investment contracts. After an equity position is taken, the program will monitor portfolio holdings and harvest investments.
The Allen ACE Fund leverages significant resources to teach students about angel investing including strategic partnerships with other entrepreneurship organizations at Mizzou and membership in Centennial Investors.
In 2010, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation awarded the program a portion of the Kauffman Commercialization Leaders Grant to invest in student-managed start-up companies. Shelter Insurance also awarded a generous grant for professional development, sending students to Baird Capital Investments in Chicago, the CEO Conference in Fort Worth and to a Private Equity Summit in Salt Lake City. The Allen ACE Fund is made possible through the generosity of donors who believe that through investment, students gain knowledge as much as they give in dollars.
Entrepreneurs: We want to hear from you
It's time to explore your opportunities with the Allen Angel Capital Education Program. Complete the following form and return to us for consideration. We ask that you include as much information about your business as possible. All submissions are confidential and any information received will not be shared outside of the program.
Students: Be part of the action
The Allen Angel Capital Education Program is an excellent educational opportunity. As a member of the class, you will meet with local business leaders, investors and entrepreneurs. You may even travel with the class to professional development functions.
The program draws students from all colleges at Mizzou. We depend on the diverse perspectives and educational backgrounds of all of our members. We are looking for high-achieving, highly motivated students from any major. As a member of the Allen ACE Fund, you will be expected to participate regularly in discussions and represent the fund at external networking functions.
Recommended academic background
- Upperclassmen or graduate student in good standing (second semester sophomore if applying for fall semester)
- 3.5 GPA
- Prior leadership experience or involvement in other campus organizations
To apply, please complete the form linked on the upper right of this page and deliver to the Department of Finance in 401 Cornell. Questions? Please contact WD Allen, Allen Angel Capital Education Program Faculty Advisor.