Portland, OR
March 7-8, 2017

ACA members and accredited investors from throughout the Northwest are invited for the 2017 ACA Northwest Regional Meeting. Hosted by Portland Seed Fund, this event is focused on interactive discussions by investors for investors.  The two day event will include topics such as regional investment trends, opportunities for angels in a changing ecosystem, updates on important federal policy, and great networking with your future co-investors.


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Tuesday, March 7

1:00p: Welcome
1:15p: Panel on Changing US Policies for Angels with a New Washington DC
2:00p: Unconference: Hot Topics in Real Time
3:15p: Breakout Sessions:

  • Angel Investing 101
  • Syndicating Large Seed Rounds

4:00p: Cannabis - An Emerging Market
4:45p: Angel/Directors: Helping Growing Portfolio Companies
6:00p: Reception - Cooper's Hall Winery & Tap Room
7:00p: Optional Networking Dinner - Cooper's Hall Winery & Tap Room

Wednesday, March 8

8:00a: Angel Data Trends
8:45a: Life Science for Angel Investors – Which Deals Should We Do?
9:15a: Short Subjects: Ecosystem Innovation Around the Region
10:30a: Marketing Your Angel Group to Entrepreneurs
11:00a: Frontier Tech – The Next Big Thing
11:30a: Panel on Working with Accelerators - From the Angel Perspective
12:15p: Lunch
1:00p: Panel Discussion: Portland Innovation Quadrant and Investor Opportunities
2:00p: Company Showcase & Reception
4:00p: Closing Remarks

Networking Highlights: Optional Networking Dinner & Welcome (Company) Lunch

Dinner, Wine, Great Fun on Tuesday Night  - NEARLY SOLD OUT!

What do a restored Quonset hut, winery tap room, and locally sourced gourmet food have in common? Your evening with colleagues at the optional Networking Dinner on Tuesday, March 7.  Make sure to reserve your spot for a great event in a unique space during registration! The Coopers Hall Winery and Tap Room is ours to explore for the evening!   Reservations are made during registration. Our reception begins for all attendees at 6:00pm and dinner (additional registration required) begins at 7:00pm.   

SOLD OUT: Lunch: DesignMedix & Zembula Company Updates & Announcements
Tuesday, March 7 - 11:30am

Two companies host a welcome lunch for (max) 25 angels to highlight their progress and future opportunities.  These companies represent syndications across the Northwest angels and groups and they look forward to seeing you.

Taking it to the Streets: Portland's Innovation Quadrant Tour
Wednesday, March 8, 4:00pm

Following the 4:00pm event conclusion on Wednesday, join with colleagues to see how economic development and the innovation economy are collaborating to build Portland's Innovation Quadrant.  The tour is complimentary and ends a local pub! Only 15 spots are available so sign up here


Portland State Business Accelerator 
2828 SW Corbett Ave
Portland, OR


Hotel Modera  
515 SW Clay
Portland OR 97201
20 minute walk / 10 minute drive from venue

Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel 
1510 SW Harbor Way 
Portland OR 97201
14 minute walk / 8 minute drive from venue