Angel Capital Workshop


About Angel Capital Workshops

Angel Capital Overview workshop - Vancouver 
Angel Investing Overview workshop: the only bootcamp in Canada with this content for business Angel Investors and startup Entrepreneurs.

Content: For nearly 10 years, this popular 8 hour content-rich workshop designed by the US Angel Capital Assoc. has been the #1 choice for Angel Capital education around the world. This unique workshop provides an overview of the angel capital and private equity investment process; Valuation, Due Diligence, Portfolio Strategy, Term Sheets and Post Investment Relationships. Don't confuse it with short webinars or half-day pre-event sessions. 

Click here to be notified of future workshops. It is designed to be highly interactive with industry leading presentations, expert panel Q&A discussions, small group case studies and elevator pitch contest. A faculty of experienced angel investors and expert service providers, delivers the content summarized in a 200+ page reference workbook. Good opportunity to network with investors, investor faculty and other attendees during refreshment breaks, a sandwich lunch and networking at the end. Usually held annually.

Why come? If you are planning to invest or raise private equity, ask yourself:  
1    With increasing valuations in public equity markets, how do you realistically value a private company?
2    Do you have a good overview of the language and ramifications of a term sheet?
3    Are you familiar with what key areas make a fundable company and require due diligence?
4    What post investment activities (Board of Directors, Mentoring, Communication) are required
5    Do you want to network with private equity experts and other fellow entrepreneurs?
Almost mandatory for pre-revenue companies wanting to present at the Angel Forum.

"This was the first paid business-related seminar I've attended that was worth the money".  Particularly valuable was "How angel financing fits in / how angel investing is good for you" Emmett M, an entrepreneur

When and Where?  Sometime in next year (7:30 am check-in until 5:30 pm), Room 7000 on 7th floor of Simon Fraser University- Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St, downtown VancouverMap of Streets / Parking / on Canada Line SkyTrain and nearest hotel. Can't make this date? Next one in 12 months. Click here to be notified of future workshop.

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Who Should Attend? (only prerequisite is some general business knowledge)

  • Individuals (angels and family/friends of entrepreneurs) wanting to learn to more about investing in early stage companies.
  • Newer Angel Investors who have done one to three deals or experienced Angels wanting a refresher.
  • Entrepreneurs wanting to learn about the angel capital process to raise money for their company.
  • Advisors or Service Providers who work with Entrepreneurs 

"I highly recommend this workshop to any new investor or for experienced investors wanting to learn more about angel investing"     Mike Volker - Vancouver

Entrepreneurs: Are you Investor Ready? This bootcamp is almost mandatory for pre-revenue companies wanting to present at the Angel Forum. It is a very good way to understand the kind of investments that angels are looking for.  ¡°Learn how angels think¡±  and ¡°Learn what angels look for in fundable deals.¡± 

What Subjects are Covered?  Click here for full agenda


  • How Angel Capital Funding fits in
  • Investor Portfolio Strategy
  • What Due Diligence areas to focus on
  • Structuring the deal (Term Sheets)
  • Valuation methodologies for pre-revenue co's 
  • Post-investment relationship

"Particularly valuable was "the examples and opinions of the panels"  The workshop was "very worthwhile, will recommend other Angels to come, may repeat myself"  John K, investor

Background: This workshop that has been designed for investors, has been delivered in 100 plus cities across the U.S. and Canada including this area. See feedback from attendees in this area. 100% said they would recommend the event to a friend. It has received rave reviews as participants have given it a ranking of 4.5 or better out of 5.0 for:


  • "Importance of topics and content"
  •             "Quality and knowledge of speakers"
  •             "Relevance and benefit of  information"
  •             "Presentation of information"

¡¤           "Do not do any investing until you have taken this course!"

¡¤           "Essential first step to becoming an angel investor."

¡¤           "Very good; especially the mock valuation exercise."

¡¤           "Really valuable to have the "active" angel investors panel"


"The Angel Investing Workshop provides important insights for wealthy individuals who have made 0 to 5 angel investments.¡±  John Bean - investor


Who are the Faculty for This Angel Workshop?  This workshop features experts in high growth ventures and early stage investing opportunities, including seasoned angel investors with diverse investment experience, tax and legal experts, and angel-financed entrepreneurs. 

They will be led by US Angel of the Year for 2009, senior advisor to the Kauffman Foundation and chief architect of these workshops, Bill Payne.  Bill is an active private investor, board member and advisor to entrepreneurs. He is an involved member of San Diego¡¯s Tech Coast Angels, Vegas Valley Angels and Aztec Venture Network. Over three decades, Bill Payne has successfully founded or invested in 31 start-up companies, including: Novacap, Inc. in 1980 (a $100 million manufacturer of ceramic capacitors now operating as a stand-alone unit within Dover Companies), Vista Staffing Solutions, Inc. in 1990 (a private $60 million company providing temporary placement of physicians), and Email Publishing in 1996 (a venture-funded company merged into DoubleClick, Inc. - DCLK: Nasdaq). 

Local Panelists areMike Satterfield  Yaletown VC firm,  Paul Geyer  (BC Angel Investor of 2010),   Sam Znaimer  (long time VC, now Angel investor,   Basil Peters (Strategic Exits) and venture lawyer Steve Lukas.

Workbook for each attendee: A 200+ page customized workbook has been developed with copies of all presentations, substantial background reading materials, a comprehensive glossary, bios on each faculty member and a profile of each sponsor.

Bring a Friend for ~10% off - Introduce them to angel capital. This workshop is the only one of its kind in North America for new angel investors. We strongly encourage all attendees to bring along spouses / partners who are interested in learning more.

Networking: All attendees are asked to stand-up and introduce themselves in 20 seconds (suggested content could include the market need, the solution, the company name and how much funding is needed for what purpose). This is great for networking among attendees.

What is the Cost to Attend This Workshop?  The fee for this full-day workshop includes a 200+ page workshop manual, coffee and pasteries at check-in, mid morning coffee; sandwich lunch and mid afternoon refreshments. Bring a friend at ~ 10% savings. Payable by VISA or MasterCard, but not American Express. Always is full.

Registration Fee - Tax Deductible
 per person plus GST, in Cdn dollars




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Bring a friend: 10% lower per additional person on same registration.





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Thanks to: SFU TIME CENTRE for use of their lounge 

Important to Workshop Attendees:


  • Bring a colleague - For extra people on the same registration, their fee is approx 10% lower per additional person. 
  • Seating is limited and is on a first completed registration basis and there is no on-site registration.
  • Only VISA and MasterCard credit cards are accepted to reserve a seat (no Cheques).
  • If payment online is not completed, a seat will not be reserved and your registration will be void. 
  • No refunds within 60 days of the event date, but another person may attend in your place.
  • Registrants who fail to attend will not receive a refund or credit.
  • A 200+ page book of the PowerPoint presentations and Articles included for note taking 
  • Coffee/tea available early and mid morning with cold drinks at mid afternoon. Lunch is included 
  • Your registration and payment will be receipted via e-mail from  
  • You will receive by e-mail further details approx. 1 week before the Workshop date.