Friday, April 19

The 2013 ACA Summit will provide additional opportunities for networking and interactive discussions through five concurrent sessions arranged by topic "tracks", with many of the sessions offering lively debates.

7:00 - 8:30
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Concurrent Tracks - Global Issues, Public Policy, Board Practices, Industry Sectors, Investment Best Practices
Keynote and Lunch - Lies, Damn Lies, and Angel Data
1:30 - 3:00
Optional Special Interest Group Meetings

Track sessions include:

Global Issues

  • Government and Angel Investors: Will Politicians Ever Get It?
  • Diaspora Investing: State of the Art
  • Policy Success: Can They Be Imported? A Global Review

Public Policy

  • Government and Angel Investors: A Realistic Appraisal
  • JOBS Act - The Latest, What it Means for Angels, and What ACA is Doing
  • The Next Public Policy Opportunities and Threats for Angels

Board Best Practices

  • Sitting on Portfolio Company Boards: Tacks Under Your Chair?
  • Breaking Up is Hard to Do - Restructuring the Board
  • D&O for Angel Directors, Groups, and Funds

Investing in Industry Sectors

  • Cleantech Sector Group Meeting
  • Education Tech Unplugged
  • Life Science Sector Group Meeting

Best Practices in Angel Investment

  • Which is Worse: Paying Too Much for a Deal or Paying Too Little?
  • Does Speed Kill (Deals) - or Make for Better Ones?
  • The Rise of the Corporate Investor