New York City: October 2-3, 2018

The 2018 ACA Women Investors Forum is in New York City! Join with new and experienced angel investors focused on changing the early stage marketplace to maximize the diversity of investors and entrepreneurs ready for active investment and company growth. Starting the evening of October 2 with a reception and keynote and continuing through 5:00pm on October 3, leading angels, funded entrepreneurs, and industry experts will encourage and challenge attendees in interactive sessions.  You do not want to miss this exclusive event.  Join us! 


*A hotel block at Renaissance New York Hotel 57 is available only through Wednesday, September 12. Book today. 


Jenny Abramson
Rethink Impact

Dana Kanze
Columbia University

Betty T. Yee
California State Controller

Tracy Chadwell
1843 Capital

Marcia Dawood
Next Wave Ventures,
Mindshift Capital

Paolo Gaudiano
QSDI Initiative at City College of New York, Aleria 

Meredith Haviland
Foley Hoag

Esosa Ighodaro
Black Women Talk Tech

Sarah LaFleur

Rachel Lam
Imagination Capital 

Caren Merrick
Caren Merrick & Co.

Valeria Morozovsky Girimonte
REDD Intelligence

Ruth Simon
Wall Street Journal

Geri Stengel
SheEO™ Inc

Nnamdi Okike
645 Ventures

Kathryn Minshew
The Muse

Stephanie Mehta
Fast Company

JJ Ramberg

Nathalie Molina Niño,
BRAVA Investments

Seble Tareke-Williams
Pipeline Angels


Tuesday, October 2

SAP America – HUDSON YARDS, 10 Hudson Yards, New York, NY 10013

4:30 - Registration

5:00 - Welcome and Orientation Session

  • Meredith Haviland, Foley Hoag
  • Marcia Dawood, Next Wave Ventures, Mindshift Capital and Angel Capital Association

5:30 - Kickoff Keynote – Betty Yee, California State Controller

6:30 - Networking Reception

8:30 - Dinners on your own

Wednesday, October 3

SUNY Global Center, 116 E. 55th Street between Park Avenue and Lexington, New York, NY 10022

8:00 - Networking Continental Breakfast

  • Seble Tareke-Williams, Pipeline Angels

9:00 - Fireside Chat - JJ Ramberg, MSNBC with Stephanie Mehta, Fast Company

9:45 - Fireside Chat - Caren Merrick, Caren Merrick & Co. with Geri Stengel, Ventureneer

11:00 - Entrepreneur Panel Highlighting Fashion, Fintech and Media

  • Moderator: Paolo Gaudiano, QSDI Initiative at City College of New York
  • Sarah LaFleur, MM.LaFleur
  • Valeria Morozovsky Girimonte, REDD Intelligence
  • Esosa Ighodaro, COSIGN, Black Women Talk Tech
  • Kathryn Minshew, The Muse

12:00 - Lunch with Keynote - Jenny Abramson, Rethink Impact

1:15 - Panel - Angels Raising Funds

  • Moderator: Ruth Simon, Wall Street Journal
  • Tracy Chadwell, 1843 Capital
  • Rachel Lam, Imagination Capital
  • Nathalie Molina Niño, BRAVA Investments
  • Nnamdi Okike, 645 Ventures

2:30 - Understanding and Engaging Unconscious Bias - Dana Kanze, Columbia University

4:00 - Wrap-up and Next Steps

Advisory Team

Darya Allen-Attar
Women Founders Network

Marcia Dawood
Next Wave Ventures,
Mindshift Capital

Meredith Haviland
Foley Hoag

Sheila Narayan
Golden Seeds

Victoria Pettibone
Astia Angels

Barbara Raho
Golden Seeds

Irene Ryabaya
Portfolia, Monarq Incubator

Alicia Syrett
Pantegrion Capital

Getting to the Meeting: 

Hotel rooms are available at a discount through Friday, September 12 at the Renaissance New York Hotel 57 for $395. 

Registration Link: Book your group rate for Angel Capital Association

Renaissance New York Hotel 57
130 East 57th Street, New York, NY 10022

Delicious Dining - Check out these female-led New York City restaurants during your stay!

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