Southwest Regional Angel Conference – 2018

October 9, 2018:

Program: Fundamentals of Angel Investing (separate registration required)

7:30-8:00         Continental breakfast

8:00-12:00       Fundamentals of Angel Investing

12:00-12:50       Lunch for All Attendees

Presentation on the Angel Funders Report

Program: Southwest Regional Meeting      

12:00-12:50       Welcome Lunch         

                                    The Angel Funders Report Discussion

1:00-1:30         Blockchain:  Fundamentals

                                    Primer on blockchain use

                                    Where does blockchain fit in angel opportunities?

                                    Valuing blockchain use vs not using it

1:30-2:15         Company Presentations: Deploying Blockchain (2)

2:15-2:45         Networking Break

2:45-3:15         Cryptocurrencies:  21st Century Tulip Mania?

3:15-4:00         ICO Company Presentations (2)

4:00-4:15         Networking Break

4:15-4:30         AI: Opportunity, Utility, or Buzzword?

4:30-5:15         AI Company Presentations (2)

7:00-9:00         Optional Networking Dinner (separate registration required)

October 10, 2018:

8:00-8:30         Continental breakfast

8:30-9:15         Presentation & Panel Discussion:  FDA Evolving Rules

                                    Company strategies to exploit them

                                    How to assess them

9:15-10:00        Panel Discussion:  Angel Funds:  Why and How

10:00-10:15     Networking Break

10:15-11:00     Panel Discussion:  Speeding Up Due Diligence

Diligence is important in de-risking opportunities.  Yet getting it done on a timely basis can be difficult.  Discussion of strategies to speed the work while maintaining quality.

11:00-11:45     Panel Discussion:  Responsibilities of a Director 

Dealing with a CEO who no longer has the required skills to lead

Information flow

Preparing for New Financing Rounds

Preparing for Exit

11:45-12:45     Networking Lunch

12:45-1:30       Unconference

  1:30-5:00       Term Sheet Basics - an Angel Capital Association Workshop 

                                    This special session is included as part of the ACA Southwest Regional Meeting. Additional tickets are also available for this session. 

                                    Taught by Bill Payne and Kevin Learned

5:00-5:10         Wrap up