2018 Atlantic Regional Angel Summit


2018 Atlantic Regional Angel Summit

Connecting the Innovation Ecosystem in Atlantic Canada

Halifax, NS

May 28 - 29, 2018


About the Atlantic Regional Angel Summit

The 2nd annual Atlantic Regional Angel Summit will engage local Angels as well as Angel investors from other parts of Canada and the US that share similar experiences. This is a unique opportunity to connect and build collaboration in the early-stage capital ecosystem in the Atlantic Provinces. The Regional Summit is your chance to be part of these connections and to get ahead of the emerging trends that are shaping Angel investment in Atlantic Canada.

  • Network with experienced investors, incubators, accelerators, venture capitalists and other industry leaders
  • Create greater connectivity in the early-stage capital community
  • Build new relationships while strengthening existing ones
  • Develop a higher level of knowledge and skill from the NACO Academy investor education programs
  • Showcase the Halifax innovation community - in person tours and hands on experiences


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Tentative Summit Agenda

Monday, May 28

4:00 - 6:00 PM:

Experiential Networking Tours

6:30 - 8:30 PM:

Networking Reception at the Garrison Brewery

Join your fellow attendees at the new brewery for networking, snacks and delicious, hand-crafted beers.

Tuesday, May 29

9:00 - 10:00 AM:

Registration and Refreshments

10:00 - 10:30 AM:

Opening Remarks: Yuri Navarro, CEO & Executive Director, NACO

Opening Keynote Address

10:00 - 11:00 AM:

Canadian Angel Investing in a Global Market

Presented by Colin Mason, Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Adam Smith Business School of the University of Glasgow

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM:

Panel Discussion: Diving into Atlantic Canada's Entrepreneurial Potential

12:30  - 2:00 PM:

Networking Lunch

Remarks: Sandi Gilbert, Chair of the Board of Directors, NACO

Keynote Address: Paying it Forward - Building a Culture of Innovation

2:00 - 2:30 PM:

Networking Coffee Break

2:30 - 3:15 PM:

Activating the Angel Asset Class in Atlantic Canada 

Panelists: Alex MacBeath, CEO and Managing Director, Island Capital Partners

3:15 - 4:00 PM:

Building a Globally Competitive Regional Ecosystem

4:00 - 4:15 PM:

Closing Remarks



Meet our Speakers

Alex MacBeath

Alex MacBeath

CEO and Managing Director at Island Capital Partners

Colin Mason

Colin Mason

Professor of Entrepreneurship at Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow


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Atlantic Regional Summit Sponsors & Partners

As a Summit supporter, not only will you gain visibility with this exclusive group of business savvy and high-net-worth individuals and the companies they invest in, but you will also help support Canadian innovation, which is at the backbone of Canada's economic growth.


Become a Summit Partner

Why Sponsor the Atlantic Regional Summit?

As a partner of the Regional Summit, your organization will have the opportunity to participate in our event in a way that aligns with your organizational objectives. As a Regional Summit supporter, not only will you gain visibility with this exclusive group of individuals and the companies they invest in, but you will also help support the growing innovation ecosystem in Atlantic Canada.

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