2016 Western Regional Summit

Building Collaborative Ecosystems

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 8:00 am
Calgary, Alberta

Our inaugural Western Regional Summit brings together the Angel Investor community in Western Canada for a full day of thoughtful discussions, expert insights and networking. This year’s lineup of presenters includes experts on new funding models, policy and developing investor ecosystems. The day will kick off with a NACO Academy Workshop on Structuring Deals & Term Sheets, followed by a Lunchtime Keynote and an afternoon Panel Series. We will will then cap things off with a hosted reception.


The Hemingway Room at The Commons
#150 – 1900 11th Street S.E.,
Calgary, AB T2G 3G2


7:30am – 8:00am

  • NACO Academy registration opens at 7:30 am
  • NACO Western Regional Summit programming registration opens at 11:45 am
8:00am – 11:45am
NACO Academy Workshop

  • “Structuring Deals + Term Sheets”, hosted by Pieter Dorsman
  • Presentation and panel
11:45am – 1:15pm
Lunch + Keynote
1:15pm – 2:30pm
“Encouraging Private Risk Capital Through Policy” Panel
2:30pm – 3:00pm
Networking Break
3:00pm – 4:30pm
“Creative Fund Models for Angels” Panel
4:30pm – 5:00pm
Closing Remarks
5:00pm – 8:00pm


Josh Maher
President, Seattle Angel, Author of Startup Wealth

Hernán Fernández
Managing Partner, Angel Ventures Mexico

Mike Volker
Director, SFU Innovation, VANTEC Angel Network, NACO Policy Chair

Pieter Dorsman
President + CEO, Redpeaks Management, NACO Academy

Randy Thompson
Founder + Fund Manager, VA Angels

Ed Alfke
CEO, Mentorinc,Chair of Carbon Credit Solutions, Government of Alberta

Marie Savostianik
Executive Director, Saskatchewan Capital Network

Mary Long-Irwin
Executive Director, Northern Ontarion Angels

Louis Saint-Jacques
Anges Quebec, NACO Board Member

Geoff Gregson
JR Shaw Research Chair in New Venture + Entrepreneurship, NAIT

Ed Levinson
Executive Director, Open Angel Society

Robert Warren
Founder + Managing Director, Mean Eyed Cats Venture Labs

Sandi Gilbert
NACO Board Member, SeedUps Canada

Martin Vetter
Senior Investment Manager, AVAC Ltd.

Nathan McDonald
CEO, Keiretsu Capital

Yuri Navarro
President + CEO, NACO Canada

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For more information please contact Michelle Sklar, Marketing + Events, NACO Canada msklar@nacocanada.com.



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