NACO Atlantic Regional Angel Summit

08 May 2017
10:30am - 6:00pm PDT





This inaugural NACO Atlantic Regional Angel Summit will bring together the Angel investor community from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI and Newfoundland & Labrador. The event will feature local investor success stories, knowledge sharing, professional development and networking opportunities for attendees. If you’re a new or active Angel in Atlantic Canada and you would like to join us to create greater connectivity in the local Angel investor community please contact Vanessa Wilson, Director, Marketing & Events at

The Summit will take place at the Delta Beausejour in Moncton.  Please use the following link to book your hotel room at the special Summit rate of $149.00.


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Registration and Refreshments



Opening Remarks: Yuri Navarro, CEO, NACO

NACO Academy: Professionalizing Angel Investing



Lunch, Welcome Remarks and Keynote Address



Welcome Remarks – A Look at Why We Are Here Today

Ian Bandeen, Co-Chair, NACO



Keynote Address - Rapid Shareholder Value Creation in the Maritimes

Marcel Lebrun, Co-founder and Former CEO, Radian6

Marcel will highlight how Radian6 achieved record growth in shareholder value culminating in the CVCA’s Deal of the Year in 2011 with a 22.8 X, including the role played by NB-based angel capital.



Panel Discussion - Local Startup Success Stories

Moderator: Alex MacBeath, CEO, Island Capital Partners


Paul Lypaczewski, Co-Manager, Island Capital Partners

Dan Martell, Serial Entrepreneur

George Palikaras, Founder and CEO, Metamaterial Technologies Inc.

Join local investors and founders as they share both their successes and challenges building companies and investing in startups.  What impact is Angel investing have on the local ecosystem?  What works and doesn’t work?  How do you actively engage in the relationship between investor and entrepreneur?  What are you looking for when considering an investment?  What are you looking for in an entrepreneur?



Panel Discussion - Emerging Technology Companies in Atlantic Canada

Moderator: Gerry Pond, Co-founder & Chair Mariner Partners Inc.


David Baxter, CEO & Co-founder, Fiddlehead Technologies (Moncton)

Julia Rivard, COO & Co-founder, Squiggle Park (Halifax)

Fred Bullock, CEO & Co-founder, Cirrus9 (Saint John)

Hear from three successful local co-founders in the tech sector.  What is their value prop?  Why this technology?  Are they raising funds now?  How do Angel investors factor into the tech economy in Atlantic Canada?


4:45-5:00pm:  Wrapping up the Day: Ross Finlay, First Angel Network       


5:00-6:30pm: Networking Reception  




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Partnership Opportunities

Interested in Partnering with the Atlantic Summit?  Download our Partnership Package below.














2017 Atlantic Regional Angel Summit – Partnership Opportunities

08 May 2017
10:30am - 6:00pm PDT

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