Loyola University Maryland

Simon Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Loyola Angels

Two Loyola angels and a stained glass window on Loyola's campus

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.

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.

Pre-requisites:

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

  • Contact your advisor or department chair Dave Luvison, dluvison@loyola.edu, to register.

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


We’d like to recognize and thank our donors for helping launch the Loyola Angels Fund:

Margaret Bolger
Gillet Boyce
Frances & Timothy Buckley, Sr.
Lisa & Ryan Cawley
Yun-Dih Chia-Smith
Jamie & Timothy Frank
Nicholas Hawkins
Rachel & Michael Hennessy, Jr.
Michael Hoeing
Julie & David Lynn
Karen & George Philippou
Joshua Smith
Mary Ann & James Scully
Patrick Simpson
Stephen Vintz

 












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