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Connect New Investor Training

Join Connect's new investor training to build and grow your startup portfolio as an angel investor.

Connect Next Angel | Investor Accelerator

– Powered by: IRP by Beels

Are you an exited founder? Someone with experience in the tech sector? Have you worked in big tech and are looking to take (or are currently taking) a break? Are you an investor in other assets but not in startups (yet)? A professional with competence and a network to share with startups? Are you an angel investor looking to expand or better manage your portfolio?

Welcome to the Connect Next Angel | Investor Accelerator – we are here to help you build and grow your angel investment portfolio.

The training program is run by Connect East in collaboration with IRP by Beels. Connect is Sweden’s largest angel investor network. IRP by Beels is a market-leading investment readiness process and software for startups and angel investors.

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  • Duration: 4 weeks
  • Format: Weekly sprints
  • Focal point: Online anchoring sessions
  • Hands on: Between sprints independent case work
  • When to join: Monthly programs starting 4th June 2024



Intensive investor training program requiring minimum 20-30 hours commitment over 4 weeks.

  • 4 weekly sprints with live online sessions – join from anywhere
  • Inspiration / immersion sessions – with investors and startups
  • 10 online video lecture sessions – deeper learning of core concepts
  • 8 self-paced assignments in the IRP Tool – work your way through investment case
  • Access to IRP Tool for one month – free of cost
  • Get invitations to Connect East online / in-person events for one month – free of cost
  • Certificates of attendance by Connect East and IRP By Beels


12 500 kr excl VAT. Discounted Fee for Connect East members / partners or IRP by Beels partners: 9 500 kr. (Please mention details in the application form for us to assess / verify).


Save 8 000 kr if you sign up for the Training Program plus following benefits:

  • Program Fee: 12 500 kr
  • Connect Investor Network Membership – giving you access to startup deal flow, opportunity to join & network at pitch sessions & AWs at Connect East, and access to Connect’s national investment portal – 9 000 kr per annum
  • IRP Tool for Investors by Beels access / licensing – to build your startup portfolio and due diligence profile: 6 000 kr per annum

Total price: 27 500 kr

Bundle Discount: 8 000 kr

Bundle Price: 19 500 kr

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  • Sprint 1: Investor Readiness & Deal flow
    • Meet and Greet | Accelerator Team x Participants
    • IRP Background, Purpose, and Tool Demo
    • Introduction to High Risk/High Reward, Risk Mitigation and Your Investor Profile
    • Angel Inspiration | Starting Investing: Journey into Angel Investment & Finding Startups
    • Evaluation of Investment Case in the IRP Tool and Angel Training: Investment Profile, Investment Strategy; Investment plan
  • Sprint 2: Pitch Evaluation & Due-Diligence
    • Review of Investment Case
    • Introduction to Startup Pitching
    • What Investors Want to Hear in a Pitch
    • Startup Case x Pitch
    • Introduction to Pitch Review Tool
    • How to Interview Startup Founders
    • Angel Inspiration | Getting to Know Founders: What Happens after Pitching
    • Due Diligence of Potential and Risks
    • Homework in the IRP Tool and Angel Training: Evaluate a Pitch, Interview Founders and Perform a DD in the IRP Tool
  • Sprint 3: Financial Design & Valuation
    • Review of Investment Case
    • How Startups Approach Numbers?
    • What Investors Want to Hear?
    • Angel Inspiration | What to Invest In & When to Exit
    • The Market Multiple Valuation Approach
    • Exit Strategies for Investors and Financial Design
    • Homework in the IRP Tool and Angel Training: Financial analysis, Exit Strategies and Fictitious Valuation, Financial Design
  • Sprint 4: Deal Structure & Follow-up
    • Review of Investment Case
    • Connect’s Investment Process, Portal & Community
    • Angel Inspiration | Alone versus Co-Investing: How to Allocate Capital & Influence Deal Terms
    • Legal Insights | Structuring Deals & Key Documents: Shareholder Agreement, Subscription Note, Term Sheet, Investment Agreement
    • How to Contribute Post-Investment
    • Angel Inspiration | How Deep to Go in Supporting Startups – Do’s and Don’ts
    • How to Use the IRP Tool as an IRP Certified Investor

Planned Dates & Time for the June 2024 Sessions

  • June Dates: June 4th, June 10th, June 18th, and July 2nd
  • Time: 10:00-12:00 CEST (Online Via Zoom)
  • Any changes will be communicated via email you provide
  • Dates for later programs will be announced in due course

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Naimul Abd, CEO Connect East

Naimul Abd is a serial startup ecosystem builder. Having worked with several global brands on strategic marketing and insights over a decade, he has more recently been involved in building several ecosystems in the Nordics including Founder Institute, Startup Grind, Founders Live, Coompanion, and Nutty Ventures. He has mentored at accelerators including Techstars, Social Impact Accelerator, and DEEP Ecosystems and has also managed several EU-funded acceleration projects.

Björn Larsson, Founder IRP by Beels

Björn Larsson is an entrepreneur and active angel investor who have been in the Nordic startup eco system since the 90-ties. He was the co-founder of Zoomability (IPO 2016) and co-founded Västerås Tech Invest 2018 and the founder of The Investment Readiness Process (IRP) for founders which is the most widely spread preparation process in the Nordics conducted by + 250 companies. Björn is the core creator behind the new ”IRP for Investors” tool used in the Connect Next Angel | Investor Accelerator.


  • Anette Nordvall | Venture Partner, Butterfly Ventures
  • Jan Snygg | Founder Northern Light Capital and Chairman Connect Öst
  • Johan Johansson | Angel Investor, Chairman of the Board Styrelseakademien Stockholm
  • Joakim Arvidsson | Angel Investor & Startup Advisor
  • Ólafur Steindórsson | Partner, CMS Wistrand

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  • Program fees and bundle offer are charged in full, in advance and are non-refundable.
  • If a participant misses more than one live session of the program, they will not be awarded a certificate.
  • You may apply for rescheduling of your place in cohort to the next available cohort. Rescheduling is only at the sole discretion of Connect East and is only done if a next cohort is available.
  • To get the most out of the program, please follow the available schedule and case work.
  • To get the most out of digital sessions, join from a computer / laptop (not mobile device) from a well-lit and quiet place with a headset.
  • Connect East or IRP By Beels will not be responsible for any loss resulting to you or your business during or after the tenure or being a part of this program.
  • Connect and IRP By Beels have the right to maintain your data for maintaining business relationship with you – by joining this Program you accept that you have read, understood, and agree with the Privacy Policies of Connect and IRP By Beels.
  • Dates and times of sessions and parts and content of the program are can change, stay in contact with your hosts and peers.
  • Connect East reserves the right to accept or reject any application without assigning a reason.
  • Connect East reserves the right to change, update, reschedule, or cancel the program at any time without assigning any reason.
  • In case of full program cancellation, fees will be refunded.


4 jun


10:00 - 12:00




Online Program & Case Work





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