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Vancouver is home to a thriving, knowledge-based startup ecosystem – one that is attracting the attention of investors across North America. In recognition of this, the National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) is holding their 2016 annual summit here in Vancouver for the first time. This gathering represents the highest ever concentration of Angel investors in Vancouver.

Vancouver Startup City: Capital is a focused, four-day program that allows both local investors and Angels participating in NACO to discover Vancouver’s innovative and high-potential startups. It also acts as a platform for local startups to plug into various activities throughout the week in collaboration with NACO.

Brought to you by Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) in partnership with NACO, Startup City: Capital aims to complement NACO’s investor-focused programming by:

  1. CONNECTING Angel investor communities locally and from across North America with Vancouver’s startup ecosystem
  2. SHOWCASING early-stage, high-growth companies as potential Vancouver-based deal flow
  3. EDUCATING Angel investors by providing access to best practices and networking opportunities


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About NACO

The 2016 National Angel Summit is the flagship event for the Angel investor community. With over 400 attending investors, partners and industry leaders from across North America and around the world, this is NACO’s largest summit to date.

Attendees of the 2016 National Angel Summit are expected to gain a year’s worth of knowledge and professional development through the three-day program. These include:

  • Connecting and networking with Angel peers from around the world
  • Developing relationships that may lead to syndication and improved dealflow access
  • Discovering leading best practices to tap into
  • Getting ahead of emerging trends that may impact Angel investment next year
  • Gaining insights and discussing trending issues affecting Angel investment today
  • Attending workshops, panels and keynote presentations and participating in roundtable discussions
  • Eligibility to attend the Awards Gala and Entrepreneurial Showcase

Tickets are still available. Register today.



See how Vancouver Startup City: Capital programming lines up with NACO.

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Vancouver Startup City: Capital is a focused, four-day program that allows both local investors and Angels participating in NACO to discover Vancouver’s innovative and high-potential startups.

Monday, October 3


FastPitch Featuring Tom Williams | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | The Imperial

Fast Pitch offers each selected founder two minutes to give their elevator pitch and receive valuable, on-the-spot feedback on high-level messaging in a safe, supported and entrepreneur-only session. This session will be facilitated by Tom Williams, a Canadian Angel Investor & Founder of BetterCompany from BC, currently living in San Francisco. Tom delivers similar sessions for the C100, an organization dedicated to supporting Canadian founders in Silicon Valley and the Bay Area.

This is an invite-only event.



Vancouver Tech Showcase | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | The Imperial

Vancouver Startup City will kick off this year on October 3rd in partnership with Garibaldi CapitalOpen Angel, and HIGHLINE  to highlight Vancouver’s emerging momentum and growth companies to an audience of entrepreneurs, partners, and angel investors from across Canada.

If you are interested in attending as an investor, send us an email.



Startup Alley | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM| The Imperial

Startup Alley will allow Angels to meet with the early-stage companies featured in the Vancouver Tech Showcase (and more!).

If you are attending the Vancouver Tech Showcase or the VEF: Trends in Angel Investing, you are welcome to attend.



Success in Failure:
F*up Nights Finance | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | The Imperial

Join the Vancouver Entrepreneurs Forum community to hear from a panel of experts on the changing trends around early stage investing, the internationalization of capital, what angels are now looking for, and how to best engage with the angel community.

Purchase your ticket today.

Tuesday, October 4

NACO Summit Programming – Day 1:

Annual GM | NACO Academy Workshops | Entrepreneurs’ Showcase | Keynote Lunch | Sector Tours | Conference Kickoff & Boat Cruises

Register today



VANTEC Investor Meeting | 7:30 AM – 10:00 PM | Location TBD

The VANTEC network consists of angel investors and other early-stage investors who meet monthly to hear a selected number of short business presentations by nascent technology entrepreneurs. VANTEC is a member of NACO and the US-based Angel Capital Association (ACA).

Invite only.



Techstars Lunch & Learn | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM | Launch Academy

Interested in the local startup ecosystem and how your startup can do more faster? Launch Academy welcomes Techstars Seattle and several program alumni for a lunch and learn to see what its like to be a part of the world’s biggest startup accelerator. Come learn about Techstars’ seed funding, world-class mentorship, and access to investors during the program, and what it takes to be selected.

Register here.



Open Angel Investment Pitch | 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM | The Flying Pig Restaurant, Olympic Village

Open Angel is an organization dedicated to connecting founders and funders. The investment dinner event consists of company pitches, deal updates, where investors present on investments they are leading or participating in, and networking. Full dinner and dessert are also included.

Out of town NACO summit attendees who are active investors are welcome to attend

Register here.

Wednesday, October 5

NACO Summit Programming – Day 2:

Morning Keynote | Entrepreneurs’ Showcase | Plenaries & Breakout Sessions | Keynote Lunch | Success Story Keynote | Plenaries & Breakout Sessions | Gala Wine Reception | Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony | Gala Evening Social Event

Register today

Thursday, October 6

NACO Summit Programming – Day 3:

Morning Keynote Address | Plenaries & Breakout Sessions | Closing Keynote

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Spinrg Impact Investor Forum | 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Dentons, 250 Howe Street

Join Spring for an impact-focused investor forum facilitated by Keith Ippel. Hear from a panel of Impact Investors on why they choose to invest in Impact and how they choose the businesses they invest in.

Register today



NACO is part of Startup City Capital.