MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge

This is the premier Future of Work prize, awarding over $1.5 million to global startups using technology to create economic opportunity for moderate and low income earners in the digital era. The IIC is a global tournament, presented by the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy. Through Challenges and Celebration events in five global regions, we identify, recognize, and reward 60 Future of Work startups from across the world, ultimately winnowing these companies down to four Global Grand Prizes of $250,000 each. These prizes are announced at a Gala Celebration at MIT on November 21 that convenes innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem leaders from around the world.

EBAN Helsinki Annual Congress

Helsinki, Finland
The EBAN Annual Congress is one of Europe’s largest and most international business angel events held by ACA colleague association EBAN in cooperation with its members. This year’s edition of the event is coming to Helsinki, Finland on June 3-4 at Kaapelitehdas (Cable Factory) and will be organized by Finnish Business Angels Network in collaboration with Arctic15. The agenda includes many interesting sessions and offers ACA members the chance to build relationships and learn about early-stage investing in Europe. Email Heather Krejci for the special discount code for ACA members.

Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2019

The Hague, the Netherlands
The Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) uniquely gathers governments, the private sector and a powerful partner network to turn challenges into business opportunities worldwide. Incorporating policy support, GES is unparalleled in accelerating growth and ensuring tech creates good for all of us.

ACA Northwest Regional Meeting   

Calgary, AB
Angel Capital Association and Valhalla Angels welcomes accredited investors from throughout the Pacific Northwest to join us for the ACA Northwest Regional Meeting. Connect with experienced investors for strategic networking, smart investing practices, and emerging trends for your next deal.

NACO’s World Angel Investment Summit

Calgary, AB
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 is partnering with the Inventure$ Conference to host three days of premium content in Calgary, Alberta. From June 5th to the 7th, attendees can expect 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’re excited to build on that in Calgary this year.

SSTI’s 2019 Annual Conference

Providence, RI
Join your peers in learning about the Ocean State’s innovation economy and discussing your own regional successes in tech-based economic development. SSTI conferences are attended by hundreds of leading policymakers and practitioners, all looking to exchange ideas on how to create a better future through science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.

2020 ACA Summit   

Westminster, CO
Save the date for the 2020 ACA Summit in Colorado.