Student Angels in the Investing Field

Students use donated money to make real investments in startup companies.

Story by Erik Potter
Published Oct. 3, 2014

The Dow Jones Index will rise another 10 percent in 2015. Back to the Future’s Lea Thompson will win Dancing With the Stars. The Cubs will win the World Series — next year.

People make predictions all the time, but they tend to remember only the ones they got right. Kansas City-based Knoda helps keep score. The website and smartphone app lets people make their predictions public and track their results.

The students managing the Trulaske College of Business’ Allen Angel Capital Education Fund are predicting — to the tune of $50,000 — it will be a hit.