2018 Atlantic Regional Angel Summit
Connecting the Innovation Ecosystem in Atlantic Canada
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
*A special thank you to our Atlantic Summit organizing committee members for their efforts and support: Alex MacBeath, Bob Williamson, Gerry Pond, Jeff White, and Stefanie Corbett.
Monday, May 28
4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Experiential Networking Tour: Volta
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Experiential Networking Tour: Innovacorp Lab Tours & IOP Startup Showcase
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Registration & Refreshments
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Report: Canadian Angels 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 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 12:40 p.m.
Sandi Gilbert, Chair of the Board of Directors, NACO
12:40 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.
Keynote Address: Paying it Forward - Building a Culture of Innovation
With Steve Nicolle
1:20 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Panel: Profiling Cross Border Syndication Success
Panelists include Peter Goggin.
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.
Speaker: Atlantic Canada: Economic Challenges & Opportunities
With Francis P. McGuire
3:10 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.
Panel: Activating the Angel Asset Class in Atlantic Canada
Panelists include Alex MacBeath, Jeff Larson, & Jeff White
3:55 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
Fireside Chat: Building a Globally Competitive Regional Ecosystem
With Bob Williamson, Gerry Pond, & Dr. Ellen Farrell
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Meet our Speakers
CEO and Managing Director at Island Capital Partners
Professor of Entrepreneurship at Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow
Co-Founder/COO at East Valley Ventures
Chair and Co-Founder of both Mariner Partners and East Valley Ventures
Founding Partner at Jameson Group
Professor, Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University
Charles Sidman, MBA, PhD
Angel investor and Managing Partner of ECS Capital Partners, LLC
Executive Director – Wallace McCain Institute at UNB Fredericton, New Brunswick
President at Clearwater Fine Foods Inc.
Technology Executive Advisor
Founder at ScreenScape
Creative Destruction Lab - Atlantic Co-Lead, Executive Director
Sandi K. Gilbert
Founder & CEO of SeedUps Canada & NACO board member
Co-founder of Resson and VP of Operations
President and CEO of Aperture Capital Consulting
President (Deputy Minister) of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Venture Partner at OKR Financial
Co Founder, CEO at Manifold.co
CEO at Smart Skin Technologies Inc.
Founder, CEO at Forestry.io
Former Executive Vice President, Customer Experience, Nova Scotia Power
Squiggle Park, Co-Founder. Code+Mortar BOD, Pursu.it, #1 Fan. Recognized as one of the Top 50 Canadian Women in STEM.
Director at Emergence
Chief Executive Officer at Innovacorp
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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.
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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.