Wednesday, April 17

For the first time, ACA offers attendees a three-day experience, with all of the official programming available as part of your normal registration fee. When you register, you will be asked to select which of the following programs you will attend. Programs include:

When these programs complete, these events are available:

ACA Annual Members Meeting (open to ACA Members)
Welcome Reception and Networking
7:30 on

Affinity Dinners (some sponsored, others on your own)


Technology & Investing Showcase
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

See 50 of the best and brightest of their innovations and emerging companies from around the world. Presenters selected by international consulates, venture funds, incubators and universities. We will arrange their presentations by industry sector, with a special focus on Internet/IT, Life Sciences, CleanTech, and Consumer Products. Entrepreneurs and innovators will each make brief pitches to the audience and then will be available at tables where attendees can have conversations and learn more. Some of ACA's sponsors will also demonstrate their tools for angel groups and portfolio companies.

Angel Investing Overview (Angel Resource Institute Seminar)
8:00 am - 4:15 pm  COURSE FULL

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILED AGENDA. Are you new to angel investing or looking to "tune-up" your investment skills? Or are you interested in finding an education program that will help recruit business angels to your angel organization or economic development initiative? This program is for both of you. This full-day seminar provides an overview of the angel investing process, including the details of finding, evaluating, and structuring deals and developing angel-entrepreneur relationships that lead to success. The highly interactive program provides attendees with practical information on best practices in angel investing through a balance of expert presentations, panel discussions, and small group case studies. A faculty of experienced angel investors, serial entrepreneurs, and expert service providers delivers the seminar. Originally developed by angels and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, this seminar receives the highest marks of satisfaction by attendees. More than a few sophisticated angels have said that they wished they had taken it earlier so that they would have saved hundreds or thousands of dollars.

Valuation of Early-Stage Companies (Angel Resource Institute Workshop)
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILED AGENDA. Understanding how to properly value an early stage company is one of the most important skills an investor and entrepreneur can possess. The process of determining a value can seem difficult and intimidating. It should not be and with the right knowledge the process can be efficient and ultimately lead to greater returns. Valuation of Early Stage Companies, one of the Angel Resource Institute's most popular workshops, teaches three proven methodologies that many experienced angel investors have found as fundamental approaches to establishing accurate valuations. The workshop also covers the importance of portfolio strategies and the role of portfolio returns in the valuation process.

International Exchange Workshop
12:00 pm - 5:30 pm

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILED AGENDA. This popular program is an exchange of ideas and experiences among angel groups from North America, Europe, Latin America, Pacific Rim, and MENA Region, and has led to collaboration among angels worldwide. It also gathers international angels together prior to the rest of the ACA Summit for a more intimate networking experience and discussion of the challenges that we all face in creating active and sustainable investing groups. The angel community has always focused on collaborative assistance to other angels, whether within their states, regions, countries, continents. Key topics in the 2013 International Exchange include: activity updates from many countries and continents, learning about angel activities in emerging market countries, the top 10 markets for angel investing, and discussing what angels want to see for future international collaboration.

Navigating the Boardroom (Angel Resource Institute Workshop)
12:30 pm - 4:15 pm

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILED AGENDA. Angel groups and entrepreneurs can have a huge impact on their companies and exits by learning the fundamental skills about how to manage their roles on and with a board of directors. Being able to navigate, influence and decide the important issues that boardrooms face is vital to steering a company's success or failure. In Navigating the Boardroom, this half day workshop will teach attendees the fundamentals and important issues that a board of directors and an entrepreneur must consider. Topics will include what directors should know and do, how to minimize personal risk and maximize financial returns, leadership, strategy, the most common board events, among many others.