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Investors Connecting for the Next Generation of Growth

 

Why Attend?

As the only national industry association for Canada’s early-stage ecosystem, NACO represents over 4000 members from angel, incubator, and accelerator communities across the country. At the NACO Atlantic Regional Summit, these members and more come together to:

  • Network and create greater connectivity in the early-stage capital community

  • Help Canadian startups in every region and industry execute their vision and compete on the global stage

  • Explore Nova Scotia’s innovation community

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Agenda

Day One - September 16, 2019

9:00am - 12:00 pm
COLLABORATION TO ACHIEVE CRITICAL MASS
Over the past few years in the Atlantic Region there has been a significant increase in the number of early stage companies seeking capital. At the same time there are 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?


12:00pm - 1:00 pm
NETWORKING LUNCH


1:00pm - 5:00 pm
UNLOCKING CAPITAL, BUILDING CAPACITY, ADVANCING THE ECOSYSTEM
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. 


5:30pm - 7:30pm

INVESTOR CONNECT RECEPTION

Day Two - September 17, 2019

8:00 am – 9:00 am
NETWORKING BREAKFAST


9:00 am – 12:00 pm
NACO ACADEMY FOR ANGELS AND ENTREPRENEURS
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.


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Past Speakers

Meet the speakers from the 2018 Atlantic Regional Angel Summit.

 

 

Syndicate deals have more than doubled since 2015.

Angel capital now plays a critical role in the funding continuum of scaling companies.

  • Total investments from syndicate deals in 2018 was $262.7 million

  • This trend is directly related to the evolution and increased sophistication of the angel investment asset-class in Canada over the past 10 years

  • Larger syndicated deals and follow-on investments serve as the necessary capital for companies looking to scale with amounts ranging between $500,000 to $3 Million in funding

Publication Date: June 2019
$262.7M Invested into Canadian Entrepreneurs in 2018

 

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