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Investor Track | Agenda

Day Two | September 17, 2019

8:30am – 9:00am

LIGHT NETWORKING BREAKFAST

Location: Marriott Harbourfront, Halifax B

Day One | September 16, 2019

8:30am – 9:00am

REGISTRATION OPENS.
Location: Casino, Schooner Room

LIGHT NETWORKING BREAKFAST

Location: Casino, Compass Room



9:00am – 11:30am

NACO ACADEMY: THE ART OF VALUATION

Join us for NACO Academy, an in-person workshop designed to help new investors develop the tools they need to accelerate their learning leading to better investments. And for experiences ones to diversity their portfolio and assist angel networks and funds to carry out more efficient investment processes. NACO Academy is an opportune time for investors to connect and learn from one another, leveraging first hand investing experience.

Speaker: Pieter Dorsman, Redpeaks Management

Location: Casino NS, Compass Room


NACO ACADEMY PANEL
11:30 am - 12:00 pm

The Art of Valuation: Valuation is the key term in a term sheet that determines how much each party owns once an investment is made.
It also sets the stage for the value of future financings and an eventual exit, as well as related issues such a pricing stock options, debt conversion etc.

Location: Casino NS. Compass Room.


12:00pm - 12:55pm

LUNCH

Location: Casino, Schooner Room


1:00pm - 1:15pm

OPENING REMARKS

Speaker: Claudio Rojas, CEO of NACO

KEYNOTE

Speaker: Senator Colin Deacon

Location: Casino, Compass Room


1:20pm - 2:00pm

DATA DRIVEN INSIGHTS: ATLANTIC CANADA & CANADA

  • Risk Assessment of Angels

  • Business Womens Angels Network Paper (Atlantic Canada in National Context)

  • Business Accelerators and Incubators national study

Speakers: Dan Dorian, University of New Brunswick; Dr. Ellen Farrell, St. Mary’s University; Chris Diaper, TEC Edmonton

Location: Casino, Compass Room


2:00pm - 2:15pm

COFFEE BREAK


2:15pm - 2:55pm

THE ANGEL GROUP AND ANGEL FUND MODEL | CANADIAN & REGIONAL EXAMPLES

The afternoon will be shaped by two main themes. First, we will take a look at the Atlantic Canadian early-stage ecosystem, the trends, advances, dynamics and learn how this fits into the broader Canadian context. Second, we will focus on what is up the food chain by dissecting the investment process to ensure angel investors and their investee companies are set up for success in later stage rounds. 

Mary Long-Irwin, Northern Ontario Angels;
Genevieve Morin, Anges Quebec Capital;
Rhiannon Davies, Atlantic Women’s
Venture Fund

Location: Casino, Compass Room


3:00pm - 3:40pm

INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE IN INVESTING | ENACTING SYSTEM-LEVEL CHANGES

Some institutions and movements have
emerged from the shifting startup ecosystem.
What are these responses and do they
adequately address the current climate?

Speakers:
Lauren Robinson, Female Funders;
Nicole LeBlanc, Sidewalk Labs; Sharon Zohar,
The Big Push; Malcolm Fraser, Innovacorp

Location: Casino, Compass Room


3:40pm - 4:00pm

KEYNOTE

Speaker: Cathy Bennett, Director & Consultant

CLOSING REMARKS

Speaker: Claudio Rojas, CEO at NACO

Location: Casino, Compass Room


5:00pm - 7:00pm

EARLY-STAGE INVESTING NETWORKING RECEPTION – BY INVITATION ONLY

Speaker: Halifax Mayor, Mike Savage

Location: Obladee Wine Bar

9:00am - 9:10am

OPENING REMARKS

Speaker: Prathna Ramesh, Maple Leaf Angels

Location: Marriott Harbourfront, Halifax B


9:10am - 10:10am

STAKEHOLDER SESSION ONE: REGIONAL INTEGRATION

There has been a significant increase in the number
of early stage companies seeking capital in Atlantic
Canada. There are also new sources of early stage
capital at the pre-seed/seed stage. With these
dynamic shifts in mind is there benefit in improving
the communication/collaboration between sources
of capital across the Atlantic region?

Facilitator:
Jesse Rodgers, Volta

Location: Marriott Harbourfront, Halifax B


10:10 am - 10:20 am

NETWORKING BREAK

Marriott Harbourfront, Halifax B


10:25am - 10:45am

FROM SEED TO SCALE: WORKING WITH ANGELS AND INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS

Eigen Innovation started with a seed-stage round
and scaled to Series A. What was the funding
equation leading to this success?

Speakers: Alexander McIsaac, BDC Capital; Kyle Gillis, Eigen Innovations; Bill Barrett, Executive Chairman
and Angel Investor

Location: Marriott Harbourfront, Halifax B


10:45am - 11:15am

STAKEHOLDER SESSION TWO: STRATEGIZING FOR LATER STAGE INVESTMENTS

How do early-stage investors better integrate
with later stage funders to ensure multiple rounds
of financing work in the interest of the founder
and company’s growth?

Location: Marriott Harbourfront, Halifax B


11:15am - 12:00pm

STAKEHOLDER SESSION THREE: ATLANTIC WOMEN’S VENTURE FUND

The Founding Partners of the Atlantic Women’s
Venture Fund will share progress of the fund
development, aim to gather stakeholder feedback and discuss how the fund and associated programming will effectively further the successful development and growth of the ecosystem in the region.

Facilitators:
Rhiannon Davies, Atlantic Women’s Venture Fund;
Cathy Bennett, Director & Consultant;
Sarah Young, National

Location: Marriott Harbourfront, Halifax B


10:45am - 11:15am

STAKEHOLDER SESSION 2: STRATEGIZING FOR LATER STAGE INVESTING

How do early-stage investors better integrate with later stage funders to ensure multiple rounds of financing work in the interest of the founder and company's growth?

Facilitator: Rob Barbara, Build Ventures

Location: Marriott Harbourfront, Halifax B


11:15am - 12:00pm

STAKEHOLDER SESSION 3: ATLANTIC WOMEN’S VENTURE FUND

The Founding Partners of the Atlantic Women’s Venture Fund will share progress of the fund development, aim to gather stakeholder feedback and discuss how the fund and associated programming will effectively further the successful development and growth of the ecosystem in the region.

Facilitators:
Rhiannon Davies, Atlantic Women's Venture Fund
Cathy Bennett, Director & Consultant
Sarah Young, National

Location: Marriott Harbourfront, Halifax B

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A two-track event

For Angel Capital Investors

 

NACO Atlantic | Funding Founders maximizes your ability to mentor and scale businesses by providing a networking hub, easing the exchange of expertise and industry insights between you and your fellow investors. Shape the future of the investment ecosystem. Contribute to the next generation of economic growth.

For Entrepreneurs

As an early-stage founder, you want your ideas, your solutions, and—most importantly—your company to remain your own. NACO Atlantic | Funding Founders teaches you to leverage funding to maintain this independence, connecting you with government programs, funding agencies, banks, financial institutions, and boutique funders as well as angels, VC investors, and other equity-based funders.

 
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Investor Track

September 16 & 17th


Entrepreneur Track

September 17 & 18th

 
 
 

Key Content

 
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Panels & Keynotes Led by Industry Powerhouses

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Workshops Hosted by the Investment Ecosystem’s Movers & Shakers

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Unparalleled Networking Opportunities

 
 

 

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Venue

Casino Nova Scotia, Halifax
1983 Upper Water Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3J 3Y5

September 16 - 18, 2019

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Supported By

 
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