On Deck angel fellowship (ODA)
Level up your angel investing while growing your network
The Angel Fellowship is an eight-week remote program for angel investors who want to build deal flow, develop their investing approach and build lasting relationships. We combine a solid curriculum, exclusive access to the On Deck network and an incredible community to help you discover and get into great deals.
Kick-off: February 21, 2021
"I’ve spent over a decade in early stage startups as an operator, angel, advisor, and consultant. Joining the Angel Fellowship opened my eyes to the possibilities of launching my first early stage fund. The community, the speakers, and the support made all the difference."
"The ODA program was amazing! It’s a great springboard to deepen your involvement in angel investing, since it provides experienced investor perspective, a wonderful network, and even additional dealflow"
Everything you need to become a prolific angel
Discover new deals by meeting founders early
Expand your network with world-class fellows
Develop your investment acumen
ODA in numbers
100 top deals shared
Join a world-class community of angels
Speakers & Curriculum
The On Deck Method
We're building a modern educational institution that redefines how community and learning come together. Being part of any On Deck program means you’ll have access to a community of world-class professionals. With every new program we launch and cohort we start, your network gets stronger.
Here are the cornerstones of the On Deck experience:
Scaled With Software
Spirit of Service
To be a good fit for ODW, you are probably:
* A strong and enthusiastic writer with some form of past work to point to, whether that’s a published piece, an existing newsletter or blog, some copywriting you did for a job, or even just a short story you wrote when you were fourteen.
* At least a little bit entrepreneurial, with an independent spirit.
* Eager to be an active participant in a growing community, as much of the value of On Deck comes from the network and peer-to-peer connections.
You do not need to have an existing blog or newsletter to apply to the Fellowship. ODW is for writers who want to start building an audience as well as grow an existing one.
Our goal is to make the Fellowship accessible to the absolute best talent, no matter their financial situation.
All Fellows have the option to pay in four monthly installments (with no interest or additional charges). We also have a limited number of scholarships available thanks to our Access Fund. Information about scholarship applications will be provided to accepted Fellows closer to the kickoff date.
Between attending your workshops and giving peer feedback, you should expect your writing workshop to take up around three to four hours a week.
Beyond workshops, ODW is a choose-your-own-adventure buffet. You get out what you put in: often, the biggest contributors are also the biggest beneficiaries.
Depending on your schedule and interests, you could choose to:
* Attend everything and “gorge” yourself on knowledge until you explode
* Tune in at your leisure to attend sessions that interest you
* Or just search the directory and connect with interesting people one-on-one
Most ODW Fellows have full-time jobs, so our programming is designed with that in mind.
Absolutely not! Our Fellows write about a diverse list of topics. ODW1 features writers focused on technology, history, philosophy, science, international relations, arts and literature, religion, personal stories, and even fiction.
Yes: ODW will be run entirely remotely. This enables participation from all corners of the world. We’ve spent the past two ODF cohorts mastering the playbook for building remote communities and relationship building online, and will apply the same approach here.
Post-COVID, we’ll return to organizing offline programming like dinners, small gatherings, and retreats, but the core Fellowship will remain a remote-first experience.
You can! The sun never sets on ODW1: roughly 30% of current Fellows are from countries other than the U.S.
We offer a wide range of scheduling options for writing workshops so that you can find a time that works for you, wherever you are. Our other live programming mostly happens on U.S. Eastern hours, but is all recorded and made available later in case you can’t attend live.
There are also many opportunities for asynchronous editing, learning, and socializing through our Slack community.