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NACO Academy

07 Jun 2016
10:30am - 2:30pm PDT

On Tuesday, June 7th, VANTEC and NACO will join forces to bring two NACO Academy workshops to Vancouver. NACO Academy is an education platform for Angel investors that leverages the expertise and experience of seasoned investors to share their best practices with their peers in local communities across Canada. Angel investors and those interested can register for either of two courses, 209: Board Governance or 304: Best Practices for Angel-backed Companies, which will be running simultaneously. The modules are taught by subject matter experts and include panels of industry leaders. The course is 4 ½ hours long with a lunch break and coffee service.

Speakers: (More speakers announced soon)
David Rowat – Lead Presenter on Board Governance module
Kirk Hamilton – Lead Presenter on Best Practices for Angel-backed Companies
David Raffa
Jim Thompson
Manny Padda

Who will attend?
An anticipated 50 Angel investors, experts in finance, legal and board governance and other industry supporters are expected to be in attendance.

Why you should attend?
Get introduced to issues related to financial reporting, corporate and legal structuring, tax planning, risk mitigation strategies and working with investors and Boards.
Expand your network of Angel investors, subject matter experts and industry supporters.


Event Details

Date: Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Time: Course: 10:30 AM-2:30 PM

Location: 36th Floor, 1055 W. Georgia St (Royal Bank of Canada Tower), Vancouver, BC V6E 3N9


$149 + GST per course* Early bird special

$199 + GST per course* Regular pricing

$50 + GST per course* VANTEC special for Entrepreneurs who join their investor

*Please note that both modules will be running simultaneously. If you wish to take both modules, please send an email to Michelle Sklar, Director, Marketing and Events for NACO, at and she will notify you of the next time the classes are offered. 


Course Options

Module 209: Board Governance

Instructor: David Rowat

This module will give you a sophisticated understanding of the importance of good Board governance in investee firms, and the appropriate role of Directors in overseeing and supporting the management team and observing legal and common Board protocols.

Module 304: Best Practices for Angel-backed Companies

Instructor: Kirk Hamilton 

This module will give ecosystem partners and entrepreneurs insights into some of the best practices used to build successful startup companies. CEO’s following these best practices will give confidence to investors about the management of the company, build support through transparency and engagement and keep interests aligned towards the growth of the company.

This event is supported by:


Date: June 7 Time: 10:30 am - 2:30 pm


36th Floor – 1055 W. Georgia St (Royal Bank of Canada Tower) Vancouver , BC Canada

07 Jun 2016
10:30am - 2:30pm PDT

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