Angel Partnership Provides Rare Experiences for Duquesne Students

March 4, 2014

Duquesne University entrepreneurship students, through a partnership with BlueTree Allied Angels, are gaining an unusual hands-on experience. This partnership is one of a number of ways the Entrepreneurial Studies program is increasing the engagement and visibility of its students in the Pittsburgh startup ecosystem.

BlueTree Allied Angels, which has been operating since 2003, is the leading angel investor group in Pittsburgh. Angel investors, typically high-worth individuals, invest in startup or young companies. The 65 private members of BlueTree have made investments of more than $27 million in a 40-plus company portfolio. Think of the ABC Shark Tank show with less drama and a more deliberate evaluation and decision-making process.

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