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NACO West: National Summit with a Regional Focus

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Schedule

· Networking
Registration & Networking
Your network is your net worth. Briefly collide with fellow delegates. "Be young, have fun, drink Pepsi!"
2021-03-30T10:30:00Z 2021-03-30T10:55:00Z America/New_York Registration+%26+Networking https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaco-west-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Main Stage
Opening Remarks
Amber Mac TV Host and Author, Claudio Rojas CEO at National Angel Capital Organization, and Sandi Gilbert Founder of DealPoint and CEO at InterGen
Doug Schweitzer Claudio Rojas Amber Mac Sandi Gilbert
2021-03-30T11:00:00Z 2021-03-30T11:10:00Z America/New_York Opening+Remarks https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaco-west-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Main Stage
Raising Canada’s Largest Venture Fund For BIPOC Founders
Sheldon James CEO and Managing Partner at Bay Mills Investment Group
Claudio Rojas Amanda Filipe Sheldon James
2021-03-30T11:10:00Z 2021-03-30T11:30:00Z America/New_York Raising+Canada%E2%80%99s+Largest+Venture+Fund+For+BIPOC+Founders https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaco-west-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Main Stage
NFT's with Our Lady Peace: Rockstar or Tech Entrepreneur?
Raine Maida Lead Singer of Our Lady Peace
Raine Maida Amber Mac
2021-03-30T11:30:00Z 2021-03-30T11:45:00Z America/New_York NFT%27s+with+Our+Lady+Peace%3A+Rockstar+or+Tech+Entrepreneur%3F https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaco-west-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Main Stage
Lessons on Building a World Class Innovation Ecosystem
Laura Kilcrease CEO at Alberta Innovates, Brad Zumwalt President and Partner at Zinc Ventures
Claudio Rojas Brad Zumwalt Laura Kilcrease
2021-03-30T11:45:00Z 2021-03-30T12:15:00Z America/New_York Lessons+on+Building+a+World+Class+Innovation+Ecosystem+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaco-west-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Main Stage
Planet Canada: Leveraging Our Nation’s Global Citizens
John Stackhouse Author of Planet Canada & Senior Vice-President, Office of the CEO at RBC
John Stackhouse Amber Mac
2021-03-30T12:15:00Z 2021-03-30T12:45:00Z America/New_York Planet+Canada%3A+Leveraging+Our+Nation%E2%80%99s+Global+Citizens+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaco-west-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Roundtables
Roundtable: Cross-Border Investment, Presented by Dentons Global Venture Technology Group
Neha Khera (2048 Ventures), Juan Orrego (Cuboh), Heather Barnhouse (Dentons), Kevin Talbot (Relay Ventures), Victor Boyajian (Global Chair, Dentons)
Heather Barnhouse Juan Orrego Kevin Talbot Neha Khera Victor Boyajian
2021-03-30T12:45:00Z 2021-03-30T13:45:00Z America/New_York Roundtable%3A+Cross-Border+Investment%2C+Presented+by+Dentons+Global+Venture+Technology+Group https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaco-west-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Main Stage
NACO Announcement
It's a secret. And it's a big one!
2021-03-30T13:45:00Z 2021-03-30T14:00:00Z America/New_York NACO+Announcement https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaco-west-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Main Stage
Beyond Capital: Mentoring the Innovation Economy
Joelle Foster CEO of North Forge Technology Exchange, Brice Scheschuk Managing Partner at Globalive Capital
Claudio Rojas Brice Scheschuk Joelle Foster
2021-03-30T14:00:00Z 2021-03-30T14:20:00Z America/New_York Beyond+Capital%3A+Mentoring+the+Innovation+Economy+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaco-west-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Main Stage
Mobilizing Capital Along the Pacific Coast
Ray Walia CEO at Launch Academy, Claudio Rojas CEO at National Angel Capital Organization
Claudio Rojas Ray Walia
2021-03-30T14:20:00Z 2021-03-30T14:40:00Z America/New_York Mobilizing+Capital+Along+the+Pacific+Coast https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaco-west-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Main Stage
Gaps in the Landscape: Lessons on Investment
John Ruffolo Founding & Managing Partner, Maverix Private Equity
John Ruffolo Amber Mac
2021-03-30T14:40:00Z 2021-03-30T15:00:00Z America/New_York Gaps+in+the+Landscape%3A+Lessons+on+Investment https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaco-west-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Roundtables
Roundtable: Connecting with Global Capital
Jacopo Losso (European Angels) Pat Gouhin (U.S. Angels), Colin Mason (Scotland), Sandi Gilbert (DealPoint), Mary Long-Irwin (Northern Ontario Angels)
Pat Gouhin Colin Mason Jacopo Losso Mary Long-Irwin Sandi Gilbert
2021-03-30T15:00:00Z 2021-03-30T16:00:00Z America/New_York Roundtable%3A+Connecting+with+Global+Capital https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaco-west-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Networking
Process the day's events with 1000+ of your soon-to-be closest friends!
2021-03-30T16:00:00Z 2021-03-30T16:30:00Z America/New_York Networking https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaco-west-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Networking
Your network is your net worth. Briefly collide with fellow delegates. "Be young, have fun, drink Pepsi!"
2021-03-31T10:30:00Z 2021-03-31T10:55:00Z America/New_York Networking https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaco-west-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Main Stage
Opening Remarks
Amber Mac TV Host and Author, Claudio Rojas (National Angel Capital Organization), and Justin Riemer (Western Economic Diversification Canada)
Claudio Rojas Amber Mac Justin Riemer
2021-03-31T10:55:00Z 2021-03-31T11:15:00Z America/New_York Opening+Remarks https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaco-west-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Main Stage
Announcement: Edmonton Startup of the Year
It's a secret we can't wait to reveal!
2021-03-31T11:15:00Z 2021-03-31T11:20:00Z America/New_York Announcement%3A+Edmonton+Startup+of+the+Year https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaco-west-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Main Stage
Unicorn Math: How Slack Created $27 Billion in Value
Charles Plant Founder at The Narwhal Project
Claudio Rojas Amanda Filipe Charles Plant
2021-03-31T11:20:00Z 2021-03-31T11:45:00Z America/New_York Unicorn+Math%3A+How+Slack+Created+%2427+Billion+in+Value https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaco-west-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Main Stage
The Untold Story of Skip the Dishes
Chris Simair Managing Director at Harvest Builders and Co-founder of SkipTheDishes, Sandra Foster Angel Investor in SkipTheDishes
Amber Mac Chris Simair Sandra Foster
2021-03-31T11:45:00Z 2021-03-31T12:05:00Z America/New_York The+Untold+Story+of+Skip+the+Dishes+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaco-west-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Main Stage
Igniting the $100 billion Indigenous Economy
Carol Anne Hilton CEO and Founder of The Indigenomics Institute, Jonathon Araujo Redbird Managing Partner at Pontiac Group
Carol Anne Hilton Jonathon Araujo Redbird Claudio Rojas
2021-03-31T12:05:00Z 2021-03-31T12:40:00Z America/New_York Igniting+the+%24100+billion+Indigenous+Economy https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaco-west-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Roundtables
Roundtable: Founder Friendly Deal Structures
Arik Broadbent Partner at Dentons, Brooke Harley Founder & CEO of Class Rebel
Arik Broadbent Brooke Harley
2021-03-31T12:45:00Z 2021-03-31T13:35:00Z America/New_York Roundtable%3A+Founder+Friendly+Deal+Structures https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaco-west-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Main Stage
The Cleantech Opportunity
Bryan Buggey Director at Vancouver Economic Commission
Claudio Rojas Amanda Filipe Bryan Buggey
2021-03-31T13:50:00Z 2021-03-31T14:15:00Z America/New_York The+Cleantech+Opportunity https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaco-west-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Main Stage
Building an Innovation Coalition
Mary Moran President and CEO of Calgary Economic Development
Mary Moran Claudio Rojas Amanda Filipe
2021-03-31T14:15:00Z 2021-03-31T14:35:00Z America/New_York Building+an+Innovation+Coalition https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaco-west-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Main Stage
Angels & Dragons: Lessons from the Den
Arlene Dickinson General Partner, District Ventures Capital and CEO, Venture Communications
Arlene Dickinson Amber Mac
2021-03-31T14:35:00Z 2021-03-31T14:55:00Z America/New_York Angels+%26+Dragons%3A+Lessons+from+the+Den https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaco-west-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Main Stage
Closing Remarks
Join us for a recap of the event!
Claudio Rojas Amber Mac
2021-03-31T14:55:00Z 2021-03-31T15:00:00Z America/New_York Closing+Remarks https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaco-west-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Roundtables
Roundtable: The Future of Early Stage Capital
Andrew D'Souza (Clearbanc), Katherine Regnier (Coconut Software), Laura Buhler (The C100), and Stephen Stewart (TD Securities)
Claudio Rojas Amanda Filipe Andrew D'Souza Katherine Regnier Laura Buhler Stephen Stewart
2021-03-31T15:00:00Z 2021-03-31T16:00:00Z America/New_York Roundtable%3A+The+Future+of+Early+Stage+Capital https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaco-west-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Networking
Process the day's events with 1000+ of your soon-to-be closest friends!
2021-03-31T16:00:00Z 2021-03-31T16:30:00Z America/New_York Networking https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaco-west-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)

Speakers

Doug Schweitzer

Minister of Jobs, Economy and Innovation at Government of Alberta

Raine Maida

Lead Singer of Our Lady Peace

Pat Gouhin

CEO at U.S. Angel Capital Association

Matt Stefan

Executive Director at Co.Labs

Mary Moran

President and CEO of Calgary Economic Development

Jonathon Araujo Redbird

Managing Partner at Pontiac Group

John Stackhouse

Author of Planet Canada & Senior Vice-President, Office of the CEO at RBC

John Ruffolo

Founding & Managing Partner, Maverix Private Equity

Jeanette Jackson

CEO at Foresight

Carol Anne Hilton

CEO and Founder of The Indigenomics Institute

Arlene Dickinson

General Partner, District Ventures Capital and CEO, Venture Communications

Claudio Rojas

CEO, National Angel Capital Organization

Amanda Filipe

Director, National Angel Capital Organization

Amber Mac

TV Host and Author

Andrew D'Souza

Co-Founder & CEO at Clearbanc

Arik Broadbent

Partner at Dentons

Alex Gillis

Manager, National Angel Capital Organization

Brad Zumwalt

President and Partner at Zinc Ventures

Brice Scheschuk

Managing Partner, Globalive Capital and Co-founder and CFO, WIND Mobile

Brooke Harley

Founder & CEO of Class Rebel

Bryan Buggey

Director at Vancouver Economic Commission

Charles Plant

Innovation Economist, Founder at The Narwhal Project

Chris Simair

Managing Director at Harvest Builders, Co-founder @ SkipTheDishes

Colin Mason

Professor of Entrepreneurship at University of Glasgow

Heather Barnhouse

Partner at Dentons

Jacopo Losso

Director of Secretariat at European Business Angels Network

Laura Kilcrease

CEO at Alberta Innovates

Joelle Foster

CEO of North Forge Technology Exchange

Juan Orrego

Co-founder and CEO at Cuboh

Julie Angus

CEO and Founder at Open Ocean Robotics

Justin Riemer

Assistant Deputy Minister, Alberta Region, Western Economic Diversification Canada

Katherine Regnier

CEO at Coconut Software

Kevin Talbot

Co-founder and Managing Partner at Relay Ventures

Terry Rock

President and CEO at Platform Calgary

Laura Buhler

Executive Director at The C100

Luke Sheen

Executive Director at HaloHealth

Mary Long-Irwin

Fmr. Executive Director at Northern Ontario Angels

Neha Khera

Partner at 2048 Ventures

Randy Thompson

Chair and CEO at Valhalla Private Capital

Ray Walia

CEO at Launch Academy

Sandi Gilbert

Founder of DealPoint and CEO at InterGen

Sandra Foster

Angel Investor in SkipTheDishes

Sheldon James

CEO and Managing Partner at Bay Mills Investment Group

SHELLEY KUIPERS

Co-Founder at The51

Stephanie Andrew

Executive Director at Capital Investment Network, Founding Partner at Women's Equity Lab

Stephen Stewart

Managing Director Investment Banking at TD Securities

Victor Boyajian

Global Chair, Venture Technology and Emerging Growth Companies at Dentons

Zack Storms

Founder of Startup TnT

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National Angel Capital Organization (NACO)

NACO mobilizes capital for Canadian entrepreneurs – with over $1 billion invested into more than 1500 companies.

Western Economic Diversification Canada

Diversifying the Western economy while improving the quality of life of Western Canadians.

Government of Alberta

Coordinating Alberta’s Recovery Plan by supporting job creators and businesses, diversifying the economy and encouraging innovation.

PitchScore

Data Driven Mentorship

Dentons Global Venture Technology Group

Global launchpad for startups and emerging growth tech companies

Venture Showcase

Our interactive showcase featuring ventures from across Western Canada.

Carbon Lock Technologies Inc.

The Carbon Stops Here

Open Ocean Robotics

Understanding our Oceans

Spontivly Inc.

Helping organizations build strong communities. Think Hootsuite, but for Community Management

Aurora Aerial Inc

Delivering Tomorrow, Today.

Memi Corporation

We Build Trust.

Nimble Science

All disease begins in the gut

Carbon Block Inc.

Simple, Profitable Decarbonization!

Qualisure Diagnostics Inc.

Precision diagnostics for directing cancer treatment

Takachar

We turn trash into cash.

Rapid Infection Diagnostics (RID) Inc.

Saving lives through rapid diagnostics

Goodeye Technologies

Intelligent vision for the real world

Sarcomere Dynamics Inc.

Developing next generation robotics

Susgrainable Health Foods

Sustainability baked into every bite.

ReadyWhen

Life is unpredictable. Be ReadyWhen.

Renterii Inc

Rent Anything + Have Fun

Safi Organics

Carbon-negative, yield-improving, biochar-based fertilizers

Lucent BioSciences, Inc.

Carbon-neutral smart fertilizer

ElectionBuddy Inc.

The Easiest Way to Election Excellence

NULIFE GreenTech

NULIFE increases renewable fuel production with no capital investment.

Brain 1st Program Inc.

Creating Lasting Change in Student Wellbeing

Open Ocean Robotics

Digitizing the Ocean

DiveThru

Helping you DiveThru what you go thru

AlignVR

The cure for the ineffective job interview

Elev

A home away from home.

Nate

Innovative Natural Body Care For Modern Men

Neupeak Robotics

Feeding the Future

PulseMedica

Laser focused on eliminating blindness due to retinal disease

Summit Nanotech Corp

CLEAN TECH | CLEAN FUTURE Lithium for a Clean Energy Future

Bessie

The API connecting farmers to local eaters

Fluid Biotech Inc.

Next Generation of Stent Technology

Syantra Inc.

Every woman deserves to be sure

Orion Biotechnology Canada Ltd

Precision Engineering GPCR-Targeted Therapeutics

Spinndle

Spinndle organizes big projects for K12 students and teachers

Simbi

Simbi doubles reading fluency in just three months.

Blume

Self care is the new going out

Skillstrader INC

A Community built for the Skilled Trades

Stable.work

Build amazing sales teams, on-demand

SolusGuard

We help protect lone workers.

Prairie Robotics Inc.

Accelerating the World towards Zero Waste

Nava Ventures

Socially responsible FinTech products.

Cadence

Estate settlement made simple.

Bio-Stream Diagnostics Inc

30 second screening test for COVID-19

MPP Software Solutions

Disrupting Luxury Travel through Innovation

Fundraisn

You're busy. We know. Let's fundraise.

Athlete Era

Coaching Software For Youth Sport

SimpleSet

Simply effective rehabilitation software

Miru Smart Technologies Corp.

Developing next generation electrochromic windows.

Hyon Software Inc

Better world for used goods

SalonScale Technology Inc.

Creating an ecosystem of sustainable salons around the world

True Angle

Enjoy the life you're living

DealPoint

Private capital simplified

Wyvern

Highest resolution imagery from space, lowest production cost

Investor Showcase

Our interactive showcase featuring investors from across Western Canada.

VANTEC Angel Network

Investing in entrepreneurs since 1999

Angel Forum

Connecting promising start-ups with angel capital since 1997

Valhalla Angels

We Bring Founders and Investors Together

Halo Health

Advise. Connect. Invest.

Capital Investment Network

Connecting, growing, and strengthening angel investor community in Victoria, BC

The51

Building the financial feminist economy

Community Partner Showcase

Our interactive showcase featuring community partners from across Western Canada.

North Forge Technology Exchange

Dare to Do

Co.Labs

Helping Build Saskatchewan Tech Startups

Foresight

Canada’s cleantech ecosystem accelerator

[email protected]

Helping UBC entrepreneurs change the world

Women Entrepreneurs-In-STEM

Supporting women entrepreneurs in Southern Alberta

Tecconnect / RINSA

Southern Alberta's HUB for Innovation and Technology

SFU VentureLabs

Helping tech companies grow smart

Innovate Calgary

The innovation transfer and business incubator at the University of Calgary.

Startup TNT

Have fun. Meet friends. Build companies

Platform Calgary

Empowering people // building the next economy

InterGen

Fueling scaling companies with talent and capital