Apr 01 - Apr 02, 2012
Southwest ACA Regional Meeting
Tucson, AZ

Southwest ACA Regional Meeting

April 1-2, 2012

Tucson, AZ



Sunday, April 1, 2012

3:00 Status of Mexican Angel and VC Activity - Hernan Fernandez, Director, Angel Ventures Mexico - A discussion of early stage funding in Mexico and a presentation on recent angel investments.

4:15 MexTech, A Pre Angel Mexican Technology Fund - Ken Smith and Bob Morrison - An explanation of MexTech and why it should be of interest to American investors.

5:00 Cocktail Reception - Hosted by MexTech

6:00 Summit Welcome Dinner - (Presentation to be Announced)

Monday, April 2, 2012

7:30 Continental Breakfast / Registration - Santa Rita Room, University of Arizona Student Union

8:30 Welcome and ACA Update - Bob Morrison, Desert Angels, Angel Capital Association.

8:45 Roundtable Discussion of Southwest Region Angel Issues - Opportunity for angel groups to introduce themselves and bring up issues such as:

  • Issues unique to Southwest angels
  • Sidecar Funds
  • University Tech Transfer

10:30 Trends in Deal Terms - Deal Terms 101, Take It or Leave It, Short Form, Preferred Light, Founder Vesting, Revenue Based Returns, and other wild and crazy approaches

11:30 Syndication - Increasing participation through setting standards, Use of Gust, Angel Pool, Angel List

12:15 Lunch - Tech Launch Arizona - Len Jessup, Dean, Eller School of Management

1:15 Exits - Increasing Their Number and Pace ‐ Techniques and tools to encourage exits such as Earn Outs, Partial Liquidity, Warrants, etc.

2:15 Potpourri - Crowd Sourcing, Incubators, More...

3:15 Judging of Venture Team Trade Show ‐ University of Arizona's Eller College of Management, McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship