Good news for the tech and investment community in Canada!
Canada’s VC’s, Angels and Entrepreneurs alike are rockin’! After an amazing CVCA Annual Conference in Ottawa May, followed by a unique GROW Conference in Vancouver in August, we are now looking forward to the Banff Conference in September and the main annual Angel networking event in Montreal in October!
The National Angel Organization is hard at work planning for their 2010 National Summit that will be held in Montreal this year from October 6th to 8th.
This year’s event includes some of Canada’s best angel investors sharing their experiences and insights. Such as:
Keynote by Charles Sirois, an entrepreneur, angel, venture capitalist and chair of CIBC, is the luncheon keynote speaker on October 8th, and he is just the start of a great procession of distinguished keynote speakers and panelists coming this year.
Other speakers and panelists typically embody decades of hard-won expertise in the global early-stage space, of inestimable value to any individual or group providing seed, early-stage, and expansion capital to early-stage enterprises.
The series of panel on Angel War Stories & Early Exits which review some of the best and worst of the year in Canadian Angel Investing, will this year welcome Andy Nulman and Chris Arsenault:
Andy Nulman is the newly appointed President, Festivals and Television, of Montreal’s renowned Just For Laughs International Comedy Festival, the world’s first and largest comedy event. This is not Andy’s first go around at JFL. From 1985 until 1999, he literally transformed the event from a two-day show to a month-long cultural happening, attracting over 2 million visitors per year. He is also former President & co-founder of Airborne Technology Ventures, a company celebrated as a pioneer in the industry of mobile media and marketing. Check him out at www.andynulman.com.
Chris Arsenault is President & CEO of iNovia Capital, one of Canada’s premier managers of seed and early-stage venture capital funds. Chris is an entrepreneur turned venture capitalist! Having founded, co-founded or launched almost a half a dozen tech companies over the last 17 years all within the software, Internet and Communications space. Chris now has the pleasure of working with an amazing team of investor entrepreneurs in Montreal, Calgary and New York. Chris was an early investor in Airborne Entertainment (which was subsequently sold to Japanese based Cybird for $100M) and thereafter participated in the birth of Airborne Technology Ventures alongside the founding partners. And continues to be on the lookout for the next entrepreneur to back!
October 6th – 8th, 2010
The premier event for Angel Networking and education in Canada!
Contact NAO at firstname.lastname@example.org
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