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WIN TOGETHER - Connecting angels, funds and accelerators

Presented by Angel Forum, Capital Investment Network with the support of VIATEC and NACO.

For both investors and entrepreneurs

Venue: Oak Bay Beach Hotel -  Use rate code 162262 and call 1-800-668-7758 or visit to book a room at the special Summit rate. Rates are valid February 20 – 23, 2020 and deadline for room reservation is February 6, 2020 - subject to availability.


Summit Agenda

Thursday, February 20, 2020

6.00pm            Social at Canoe Brew Pub - Victoria


Friday, February 21, 2020 - Summit Day

7.45am            Registration and Buffet Breakfast                                                                  

8.30am            Opening Summit by Mayor Helps

8.45am            Setting the Stage – Maximizing Investment Outcomes by Bringing the Ecosystem Together - Claudio Rojas - CEO at National Angel Capital Organization

9.00am            Key Note  - Hans Knapp - Angel Investor and Partner Yaletown Ventures                                                           

9.30am            Group Networking Exercise: Angel Investor Bingo

10.30am          Coffee break                                                                          

11.00am          Company Pitches (4x) 

12.20pm          Lunch

12.30pm          "Working Together to Win Together" - Panel - Seed Funds, Accelerators and Incubators

                          Moderator: Richard Egli - Managing Director Alacrity Canada

                          Patrick Lor - Managing Partner Panache Ventures

                          Mohan Markandaier - Managing Partner Good News Ventures

                          Jeanette Jackson - CEO Foresight

                          Kari LaMotte - Managing Director Entrepreneurship@UBC

                          Rob Bennett - COO and Program Director VIATEC

1.15pm            Company Pitches 4x   

2.40pm            Break

3.00pm            "Learning from the Best in the Province" - Panel - BC's Angels of the Year

                          Moderator:  James de Greef - Chair CIN and co-founder GenoLogics, recently acquired by Illumina.

                          Rasool Rayani - 2017 VIATEC/CIN Angel of the Year    

                          Hannes Blum - 2018 VIATEC/CIN Angel of the Year   

                          Stephanie Andrew/ WEL - 2019 VIATEC/CIN Angel of the Year

                          John Robertshaw - 2019 AF Angel of the Year

                          Jennifer Thompson - AF Angel Investor 

4.00pm            "Victoria - what you didn't know yet but should "- Dan Gunn - Executive Director VIATEC

5.00pm            Bard & Banker, downtown Victoria


You might consider extending your stay at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel with an extra night or two (at Summit discount!) to enjoy their wonderful facilities. 

20 Feb 2020 @ 6:00pm PST
21 Feb 2020 @ 7:00pm PST

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