Angel Accelerator Workshop

  • ATDC, 3rd Floor Hodges Room 75 5th Street Northwest Atlanta, GA, 30308 United States




Learn 7 Critical principles that you must know to go from failure to success when investing in startup businesses.

Featuring K.P. Reddy

June 26, 2015 

Hosted at ATDC 

Top 12 Business Incubator Changing the World according to Forbes

Have you met the next Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs or Oprah Winfrey and don't want to miss the opportunity to get in on the ground floor?

Do you believe that small business investment is a critical part of every portfolio?

Do you want to learn how millionaires evaluate small business deals?

Do you want to make money by supporting entrepreneurs in their pursuit of the American Dream?

This workshop is for you!

According to the IRS Statistics of Income Division, of the top 400 earners in 1992-2009, on average 20% of their earnings were from ownership of corporations and partnerships, and another 45.8% were from capital gains, while only 6.8% of income was from wages and salary. This means that rich people make over 65% of their income from private equity investments. Anyone who has read any of Robert Kiyosaki's books (Rich Dad Poor Dad) knows that investing in businesses is a good way of making high returns....

....but you need essential education so you don't lose your shirt

This quick paced angel accelerator workshop will teach you everything you need to know about small business investing from how to devise a map to guide your angel investing decisions, and how to build your investment network to how to determine appropriate deal allocation. Angel investing is how the rich get richer due to accredited investor regulations, but now due to the JOBS Act, it is available to all. This is your chance to learn how to make your small business vision a dream come true.  Don’t miss out on this dynamic workshop.

Essential Principles

Being opportunistic is not a strategy

How to grow your investment network

IRR Goals are Important

About KP Reddy   

ANGEL INVESTOR - SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR - GLOBAL SPEAKER. K.P. Reddy is highly sought after due to his candid counsel to both startups and Fortune 1000 companies alike, he has been requested by organizations such as IBM, Coca-Cola, UPS, Cox Communications and Autodesk. K.P. has spoken at universities all over the U.S. including: Harvard, Georgia Institute of Technology, Vanderbilt, Stanford, Emory, San Jose State, University of South Carolina, and Cleveland State. Innovative and witty, K.P. speaks to leaders with intriguing topics such as: Your Culture Sucks Because You Suck, Why Big Companies Can’t Innovate, Disruption Is Not A Marketing Campaign, Why You’re Not a CEO, Yet… and Why Every Recent Grad Should Work at a Startup.

KP did what KP does. A great job. KP set up his presentation by saying being opportunistic is not an investment thesis. He then proceeded to share with all the angel investors present the significant elements of a focused investment thesis. The stories which exemplified each element were spot on! Thanks KP. -Charlie Paparelli, Professional Angel Investor and Founder of Angel Lounge at the ATDC

As a Startup Catalyst, helping organizations accelerate through coaching and programs such as: Startup Weekend, Customer Discovery Classes, Accelerators and Hackathons. These can range from one day to six week cohorts, depending on your needs and timeline. Corporate startups like CocaCola, Cox communications and ATDC (one of the top Startup accelerators in the country) have run his programs and benefitted from his coaching.

He has been an avid angel investor and is currently General Partner in CTW (Change the World) Venture Partners. CTW focuses on pre-revenue investments in companies with deep IP and huge market potentials. This workshop focuses on developing a solid Investment Thesis and having a real strategy to make angel investments. He is not a theorist, he is currently CEO of Softwear Automation, a CTW portfolio company and delivers measurable practical experiences and knowledge.

KP recently spoke to the Atlanta cohort of Pipeline Fellows on the topic of investor exit strategies. As new angel investors in the Atlanta ecosystem, KP posed challenging, introspective questions to encourage us to develop a thesis, akin to a traditional investment policy statement. KP shared his vast knowledge and experiences in a casual, open forum format. While KP imparted a thoughtful message to our cohort, he also welcomed our perspectives on both the subject at hand and related topics. His style was to create a personable dialogue. I look forward to the next opportunity to hear KP speak about investing in entrepreneurs. - Julie Haim, CFA, Angel Investor

16 Reasons Why You Must Attend This Workshop

  • Why Is it important to define your investment thesis
  • How to define your investment thesis
  • How to determine appropriate deal allocation
  • Will the deal allow you to 'scale' your time
  • Why being opportunistic is not a strategy
  • Why is due diligence required
  • How to build your investment network
  • Starting is easy, shooting is harder
  • Q + A Session
  • How to leverage sector experience
  • How to leverage functional experience
  • How to determine the percentage of total assets to allocate toward high-risk, high-reward positions
  • Institutional VC relationships
  • Why IRR goals are important
  • Starting is easy, shooting is harder
  • Investment allocation
  • Why you should hire slow and fire fast
  • Investment Thesis Evaluation

Investment Thesis Review

In this workshop you will learn everything you need to know to develop your own investment thesis. As a special add-on, we are offering an investment thesis review. We will encourage you to contact us within a week of the workshop with your completed investment thesis. We will read your plan, provide tips, and recommendations to help you reach your personal goals.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

We are absolutely certain that you will come away from this workshop a better investor, with tools and skills that will increase your chances of success investment success.  If by the end of workshop, you don’t agree that the workshop delivered on this promise, let us know and we will write you a check on the spot, refunding your ticket price.  You have absolutely nothing to lose, and everything to gain.

If you need information that is not listed above, please contact us via email or phone.


Please park in the Centergy Parking Garage or use street parking. Please feel free to take advantage of the free parking in the area. Please take the elevator to the 3rd floor and there will be signs directing everyone to the Hodges Room.



Special Thanks


Atlanta Tech Village

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