Boston: October 3-4, 2017

Join with your colleagues for an exclusive event celebrating and connecting ACA's growing group of women angel investors. Participate in discussions, learning and networking with new and experienced women angels building robust portfolios. This is a great way to follow up on the energy from the ACA Summit in San Francisco and the first ever "Celebrating Women Angels" event in September, 2016.

Starting with an evening session and reception on October 3 and continuing through late afternoon on October 4, presentations and discussions with key industry professionals will cover a broad range of angel investing topics and pinpoint the influence that women angels bring to the table.

Connect with programming for women angels in both the early stages of angel investing as well as more experienced “super angels.” As always, there will be plenty of opportunity for great networking.



Tuesday, October 3

4:30pm Registration Opens
5:00pm Welcome & Introductions
5:45pm Keynote - Melissa Bradley
6:30pm Networking Reception
7:30pm Dinners – on your own and with colleagues

Wednesday, October 4

8:00am Doors Open
8:30am Breakfast/Keynote Session - Katie Rae
9:45am Portfolio Strategy - Brown Brothers Harriman

Breakout Sessions
 - Foundations: Understanding Valuations and Term Sheets
 - The Next Step: SAFEs/Notes/Equity

12:00pm Lunch and Fireside Chat with Stephanie Breedlove
1:45pm Breakout Sessions
 - Foundations: Demystifying Deal Sourcing and Evaluating the Entrepreneur
 - The Next Step: After the Check - a Guide to Post Investment Relationships
3:00pm Working Session - Collaboration in Real Time
What to Look for During Due Diligence – This working session will include a collaborative review of a live company.
4:30pm Wrap-Up & Next Steps
5:00pm Adjourn


Keynote Speakers:

Pictured above: Melissa BradleyStephanie Breedlove, and Katie Rae

Trish Costello

Lisa Crump
Sofia Fund

Marcia Dawood
Golden Seeds,
Next Wave

Sarah Dickey
Angel Capital Association



Jean Hammond

Meredith Haviland
Foley Hoag

Caitlin Hurley
Brown Brothers Harriman

Deb Kemper
Golden Seeds

Silvia Mah
Hera Angels

Christopher Mirabile
Launchpad Venture Group,
Angel Capital Association

Kristina Montague
The JumpFund/Next Wave

Shelia Narayan
Golden Seeds

Keiron O'Brien

Brown Brothers Harriman

Nancy Phillapart
Belle Michigan

Rebecca Price
Investors' Circle

Alicia Robb
Next Wave

Sandra Stone
Maine Angels

Alicia Syrett
Pantegrion Capital

Andrea Turner Moffitt
Plum Alley

Wendee Wolfson
Next Wave

Amy Lonergan
Day Pitney LLP


Foley Hoag LLP
Seaport West
155 Seaport Blvd
Boston, MA 02210-2600


Several hotels are walkable to the Foley Hoag offices.
We also encourage you to use HotelStorm to find local discounted rates. (code: ACASAVINGS to log-in)

  • Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center (3 minute walk) - rooms starting at $305

  • Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel (5 minute walk) - rooms starting at $314

  • The Westin Boston Waterfront (10 minute walk) - rooms starting at $320


Parking - In addition to street / meter parking, a garage is located in the Foley Hoag lot between Seaport and B Street.

Surrounding Events - Investors are Invited: 

Portfolia | A Behind the Scenes Look at Investments Decisions: An Investor Workshop  Join Portfolia on Tuesday, October 3rd for an engaging and educational event offering a behind-the-scenes look at how investment decisions are made. The event will feature special guest, Mary Ellen Sparrow, Founder and CEO of NextShift Robotics and will be facilitated by Portfolia lead investors Lisa Frusztajer and Barbara Clarke with Portfolia Founder, Trish Costello. 

The event will take place just a 10-minute walk from Foley Hoag, the location of ACA's Women Investors Forum. Join us for The Inside Story and stay for ACA's Women Investors Forum. We'll start with lunch at 12:30p and wrap up just in time to to walk over to Foley Hoag for ACA's start at 4:30p.

For more information and to register click here.

Next Wave Impact Investing Workshop, - Investors are invited to stay for the Next Wave Ventures event. Also hosted at Foley Hoag October 4-5 and starting immediately following the ACA Women Investors Forum, this two day workshop provides an opportunity to focus on impact investing and connect with members of this Impact Fund.

  • Speakers include: 
    • Erika Karp, Founder and CEO of Cornerstone Capital Group
    • Suzanne Biegel, Wharton Social Impact Initiative and Catalyst at Large
    • Stephanie Breedlove, Author of All In and Co-Founder and CEO of HOMEPA

Registration is open to all accredited investors

The ACA Women Investors Forum is brought to you by:


 *Refund Policy*

Refunds requests should be submitted to Sarah Dickey and must be received five business days prior to the event.  No refunds will be issued after that date.