Loyola University Maryland

Simon Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Loyola Angels

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Loyola Angels is a $250,000 charitable fund at the Loyola University Maryland Simon Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship that will enable a year-long interdisciplinary experiential classroom offering by funding investments in Maryland businesses, with a preference for those led by women and entrepreneurs of color.

Apply for Spring 2023 Course

Applied Angel Investing (BA495/GB797) provides students with hands-on experience as angel investors and an opportunity to make a lasting impact on early-stage Maryland companies. Students attend pitch meetings and analyze companies to recommend $10 - 20,000 for investments, with preference to fund women and founders of color. Topics include bonds, equities, risk definition and measurement, return analysis, and models of valuation. Students are also introduced to the primary types of investment vehicles including convertible bonds and SAFEs.

Application deadline: Monday, October 17

Course day/time: Wednesdays, 6:00 - 8:30 pm


  • 60 credits must be completed by undergrads prior to taking this course.

  • This 3-credit special topics course (BA495/GB797) is by application only.

How to apply:

Complete the application form here.

The application form requires you to upload your resume and submit a brief essay (300 words or less) indicating why you feel this class/experience will be beneficial to you, and also how you would contribute towards a successful first round for the Loyola Angels Fund. Please include any relevant internships, classes, team-based jobs, startup experiences, etc.

For more information, email Wendy Bolger at webolger@loyola.edu.

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