ACA Southwest Regional Meeting
Tempe, AZ
October 9-10, 2018


Fundamentals of Angel Investing - Tuesday, October 9: 8:00am-1:00 pm - ACA Members $155 ($130 before 9/17) and Non-Members $200 ($175 before 9/17)

This workshop, led by renowned angel educators Bill Payne of the Frontier Angels and Denise Dunlap, Loon Creek Capital, is designed for those relatively new to, or considering angel investing.  The event includes a networking lunch that overlaps the ACA Southwest Regional Meeting. 

ACA Southwest Regional Meeting - Tuesday, October 9: 12:00pm-5:30pm and Wednesday, October 10: 8:00am-5:00pm - ACA Members $220 ($195 before 9/17) and Non-Members $295 ($275 before 9/17)  

This meeting of investors throughout the Southwest United States provides both cutting edge information on the current state of angel investing as well as opportunities to network among angel investors in the region. (This event includes the Term Sheet Basics Workshop.)

ACA Regional Meeting Networking Dinner - Tuesday, October 9: 7:00 - 9:00 at University Club - $85

Regional meeting attendees are encouaraged to join colleagues for a networking event.  This is a great way to round out the discussion of the day and connect with your regional co-investors. 

- Term Sheet Basics - Wednesday, October 10: 12:00pm - 5:00pm - ACA Members $155 ($130 before 9/17) and Non-Members $200 ($175 before 9/17)

This workshop, led by renowned angel educator Bill Payne of the Frontier Angels and Tom Curzon, Osborn Maledon, is designed to provide clear, practical information on early-stage term sheets, focused on helping newer angel investors understand deal terms. Term Sheet Basics is included as part of the ACA Southwest Regional Meeting or may be selected as a separate session. 

ACA members and accredited investors from throughout the Southwest are invited for the 2018 ACA Southwest Regional Meeting. Hosted by Arizona Tech Investors, this event is focused on interactive discussions and value-add connections by investors for investors.  This year's event provides access to three separate professional development sessions including ACA Education Workshops on the Fundamentals of Angel Investing, Term Sheets, and the ACA Regional Meeting. Investors will be invited to attend each and may select which to attend - or may attend all three. 

(This meeting is available to ACA members, accredited investors, and invited guests only.)


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


The Downtown Tempe Residence Inn
510 S. Forest Ave
Tempe, AZ 85281

The room block for $189.00 per night is valid through September 19.

Event Sponsors


ACA Annual Partners