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Due Diligence Analyst Program

The Due Diligence Analyst (DDA) program engages college and university women, and introduces them to the world of investing and entrepreneurship. Participants gain real-world, resume-building experience!

College women from various schools, majors, undergraduate and graduate programs are invited to apply to become Due Diligence Analysts. This program is unique in that it provides women with real-life experience preparing and presenting a due diligence report for investors, adult Fast Pitch judges and Junior Venture Capitalists. The report is used to help evaluate the best business in which to invest out of the 10 Fast Pitch finalists.

 

The Analysts receive training and are paired with a mentor to guide them in creating a due diligence report on one of the finalists. They have access to the founders to ask questions to further vet the investment-worthiness of the businesses. They also:

 

  • Learn how to access tools to analyze early-stage companies for investment potential

  • Acquire investment knowledge from finance professionals who donate their time to mentor each of the analysts

  • Develop a network of business professionals

  • Learn the art of networking and business etiquette

  • Become part of the WFN network


There is no fee to apply or participate in this program.

2024 Due Diligence Analyst Program
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Learn More About the Program
2023 Due Diligence Analyst Program Mentors
Our Mentors will guide the Analysts through the process of creating a Due Diligence Report.
See What Former Due Diligence Analysts are Saying About the Program
Application Criteria

 

We welcome any female student who is currently enrolled in college for the 2023-2024 academic year to apply to the program. Undergrad and business school students are encouraged to apply. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of our programs.

 

GEOGRAPHY

Students may reside anywhere in the United States. However, any in-person events will take place in the greater Los Angeles, California, region and students outside this area wishing to attend live events will need to cover their own travel expenses. Instructional sessions and mentor meetings will take place virtually.

IMPORTANT DATE

  • October 29: WFN Annual Fast Pitch Event at UCLA – Due Diligence Analysts are invited to attend the event.

 

NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT

Due to the confidential nature of the program materials, all chosen Due Diligence Analysts will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement.

EQUIPMENT & MATERIALS

Participants will need a reliable internet connection and device to participate in the program. We strongly encourage participating in virtual meetings with a web camera so we can create as authentic an experience as possible! Once accepted into the program, Due Diligence Analysts will be notified and sent a welcome packet via email.

 

PROGRAM LEADERSHIP

 

Program Co-Chairs:

Olivia Goodkin, Former Lawyer and Workplace Investigator

Mary Mullenhoff of Gallagher

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