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Is there an incubator for aspiring Angel Investors or VCs?

No, but there are several sets of courses on angel investing that can provide a good base from which to start. The most comprehensive and best known is the Power of Angel Investing seminar series developed by the Angel Resource Institute (formerly known as the Angel Capital Education Foundation, and prior to that part of the Angel Capital Association). It was co-funded by the Kauffman Foundation, and primarily written by Bill Payne and John May.

Another course (that is getting a bit long in the tooth now) is Angel Investing as a Team Sport, developed by the National Association of Seed and Venture Funds (now part of SSTI).

A third is the in-house course developed for its members by the Golden Seeds angel network.

For individual angels not affiliated with a group, rumor has it that a definitive introductory book on angel investing is on the way early next year from a major publisher.

*original post can be found on Quora @ http://www.quora.com/David-S-Rose/answers *

Written by David S. Rose

user David S. Rose Founder and CEO,
Gust

David has been described as “the Father of Angel Investing in New York” by Crain’s New York Business, & a “world conquering entrepreneur” by BusinessWeek. He is a serial entrepreneur & Inc 500 CEO who chairs New York Angels, one of the most active angel investment groups. David is also CEO of Gust.

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