Past Events

See how NACO events provide opportunities for networking, education, and syndication.

 

Atlantic Summit 2019

Investors Connecting for the Next Generation of Growth


Casino Nova Scotia

Halifax, NS

September 16 - 18, 2019

 

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 came 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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2019 World Angel Investment Summit

Investing for Success: Your Return on Innovation


Telus Convention Centre

Calgary, AB

June 5 - 7, 2019

 

NACO’s World Angel Investment Summit attracts investors, partners and industry leaders from around the world and is the flagship event for the Canadian Angel Investor community. This year, the team at NACO partnered with the Inventure$ Conference to host three days of premium content in Calgary, Alberta. From June 5th to the 7th, attendees experienced great talks and networking opportunities with views of the rugged peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Special thanks to our Elite Sponsor, Alberta Innovates.

The last World Angel Investment Summit was held in Toronto, in partnership with Elevate Tech Fest. It was three days of great Keynotes, impressive panels, and memorable networking events. Consequently, the 2018 World Angel Investment Summit was the culmination of years’ worth of NACO’s efforts to build Angel communities across the country, and catalyzed a more dynamic early stage capital ecosystem – and we were excited to build on that in Calgary this year.

 

Check out our Blog post: 2019 World Angel Investment Summit Calgary - A Total Recap

 

 
 
 

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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 engaged local Angels as well as Angel investors from other parts of Canada and the US that share similar experiences. This was a unique opportunity to connect and build collaboration in the early-stage capital ecosystem in the Atlantic Provinces. The Regional Summit was a 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.

 

 
 

2018 Western Regional Angel Summit


Victoria, BC

February 21 - 23, 2018

 

The 3rd annual Western Regional Angel Summit attracted over 150 registrants, 10 industry partners, and attendees from all across Canada. It was a unique opportunity to connect and build collaboration in the early-stage capital ecosystem in the Western Provinces.

  • 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 Victoria innovation community and gain exclusive early access to Discover Tectoria

 

Some Of Our Favourite Moments


* Special thanks to our Summit photographer Jack Adamson.

 

 

 

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2017 World Angel Investment Summit

At the heart of the innovation ecosystem


Montreal, QC

October 2 - 5, 2017

 

Over 500 investors, partners and industry leaders from around the world were at the flagship event for the Global Angel investor community. The NACO Summit is your once-a-year opportunity to get ahead of the emerging trends that will shape Angel investment next year.

  • Network with international investors, venture capitalists, and other industry leaders
  • Develop lasting relationships that can lead to syndication and improved access to deal flow
  • Sharpen your investment skills with our professional development workshops
  • Gain insights on the most pressing issues affecting Angels today
  • Discover international best practices that lead to investor success
  • Participate in program streams specific to Angel investors and Angel Group Managers

At the Marriott Chateau Champlain in Montreal from October 2-5.

Some Of Our Favourite Moments

 

 

 

 

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