2018 Atlantic Regional Angel Summit

A unique opportunity to connect and build collaboration in the early-stage capital ecosystem in the Atlantic Provinces.

 

2018 Atlantic Regional Angel Summit

Connecting the Innovation Ecosystem in Atlantic Canada


Pier 21

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

 

*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.

 

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Summit Agenda


Monday, May 28

4:00 - 6:00 PM:

Experiential Networking Tours

Tours of:

  • Volta
  • Innovacorp (Showcase of Atlantic Startups & Innovacorp Lab 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

9:30 - 10:00 AM:

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

Opening Keynote Address

10:00 - 10:30 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

10:30 - 11:30 AM:

Panel Discussion: Diving into Atlantic Canada's Entrepreneurial Potential

Panelists include Mark Hemphill, Jevon McDonald & Steve Nicolle

11:30 AM  - 1:00 PM:

Networking Lunch

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

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

1:00 - 1:50 PM:

Profiling Cross Border Syndication Success

(Companies who are successfully raising capital outside of Atlantic Canada)

Panelists include Peter Goggin.

2:40 - 3:00 PM:

Networking Coffee Break

3:00 - 3:10 PM:

Atlantic Canada: Economic Challenges and Opportunities

With Francis P. McGuire

3:10 - 3:55 PM:

Activating the Angel Asset Class in Atlantic Canada

Panelists include Alex MacBeath, Jeff Larson, & Jeff White

3:55 - 4:40 PM:

Building a Globally Competitive Regional Ecosystem

With Bob Williamson, Gerry Pond, & Dr. Ellen Farrell

4:40 - 5:00 PM:

Closing Remarks

Moderator: Nancy Mathis

With Alex MacBeath & John Risley

 

 

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

Jeff White

Jeff White

Co-Founder/COO at East Valley Ventures

Gerry Pond

Gerry Pond

Chair and Co-Founder of both Mariner Partners and East Valley Ventures

Bob Williamson

Bob Williamson

Founding Partner at Jameson Group

Ellen Farrell

Ellen Farrell

Professor, Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University

Charles Sidman

Charles Sidman, MBA, PhD

Angel investor and Managing Partner of ECS Capital Partners, LLC

Nancy Mathis

Nancy Mathis

Executive Director – Wallace McCain Institute at UNB Fredericton, New Brunswick

John Risley

John Risley

President at Clearwater Fine Foods Inc.

Steve Nicolle

Steve Nicolle

Technology Executive Advisor

Mark Hemphill

Mark Hemphill

Founder at ScreenScape

Jeff Larsen

Jeff Larsen

Creative Destruction Lab - Atlantic Co-Lead, Executive Director

Sandi Gilbert

Sandi K. Gilbert

Founder & CEO of SeedUps Canada & NACO board member

Peter Goggin

Peter Goggin

Co-founder of Resson and VP of Operations

 

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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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