Maximize Your Summit Experience

Tuesday, April 14

The Pre-Summit is a smart way to maximize your Summit experience with deeper dives into practical content you can take home for better investing.  The Innovation Office Hours - in which you can meet with corporate representatives about your portfolio companies - is available for all angel attendees at no cost. Pre-Summit programs include:

Angel Investing Overview (Seminar) 
8:00 am - 4:15 pm 

Are you new to angel investing or looking to "tune up" your investment skills? Or are you interested in finding an educational program that will help recruit new investors to your angel organization or keep current members motivated? This program is for both of you. This full-day seminar provides a comprehensive 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 they wish they had taken it earlier so they could have saved hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Post Investment and Board Room (Workshop 
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Do you know how to leverage your board position to help guide a company through growth and to an exit? Gain the skills and knowledge to properly manage the important issues following your equity investment in a portfolio company while learning different strategies to aggressively targeting exit opportunities. This program will give you the tools needed to help portfolio companies drive toward multimillion-dollar exits.

International Morning – Share Reports and Presentations
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Program Overview

We offer the opportunity for international guests to make presentations on activities in your individual countries and recent research – and for interested individuals to learn these topics of interest.  If you would like to make a presentation, please email Wendee Wolfson.  Presenters will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  ACA will compile presentations and reports into a post-event report.

Innovation Office Hours 
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Innovation Office Hours is a unique opportunity for ACA members to have one-on-one meetings with business development leaders from major corporations who want to learn about emerging, high-growth potential companies.  This is your chance to talk with them about your portfolio companies that fit their strategies.

Women Investors: The Nuts, Bolts, and More about Financials and Capitalization Tables (Workshop) 
12:45 pm - 4:15 pm

So often we hear one of the big reasons women (and men) shy away from angel investing is the often-daunting nature of financials statements and projections. Well, fear no longer. This half-day source will provide you with a comfortable environment to ask any question, raise any confusion, and walk away feeling confident about your new skill of reading and understanding financials. In addition, the program will go over capitalization tables, including calculating dilution to answer the eternal question: How much will I likely own when the exit comes? We will have discussions and interactive exercises making for an intensive but fun (yes, financials can be fun) session. This presentation will emphasize some of the issues unique to women investors, but is open to both women and men to participate.​  Sponsored by The Mueller Law Office.

ACA International Exchange Workshop 
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
Program Overview

Join us as we convene the world’s thought leaders from the angel community for a true conversation, moderated by John May and Wendee Wolfson.  The format will be filled with full-group and roundtable discussions, addressing the latest challenges in angel investing around the world along with the latest trends, best practices and emerging ideas. Individuals from throughout the globe and involved in the early-stage funding ecosystem are welcome to attend, at all levels of experience.