2013 Angel Venture Forum Showcase
Monday, December 9, 2013
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
National Press Club | 529 14th Street NW | Washington, DC 20045
Companies that work with a team of connected investors have greater success than those companies that simply raise money. Meet those people on December 9. Participating in AVF 2013 are investors representing more than 30 active investor groups, early stage funds, family offices, accelerators and incubators and more.
9:30 am Registration & Networking
Exhibit Area Opens
- Presenting companies will be available at exhibits
- Exhibit area will be open to all attendees
- Investor-Entrepreneur Meeting time
This block of time is designed for presenters to have meaningful conversations with attending investors and to encourage them to attend their afternoon presentations. It is also a time where attending entrepreneurs will be able to network with participating investors.
10:30 am Opening Remarks
10:45 am Funding Landscape & Market Drivers
Michael G. Cain, Sr. ARI Chairman. Founder, Wilmington Investor Network and Partner, Emergent Growth Fund
Jack Young, Director, Qualcomm Life Fund North America
12:00 pm Lunch
12:15 pm "Capitalizing IP: Managing IP Strategy to Maximize Profit"
Matching Investment objectives with a sound IP Strategy is crucial. But for some companies it is best to simply focuses on getting to market first. How do companies and investors know which strategy is most lucrative, where the greatest hurdles are locted and which strategy to choose which best capitalizes on both tangible and intangible assets in IP.
Valerie Gaydos, President, Capital Growth, Inc.
Laurie Self, Vice President, Counsel, Qualcomm
Randy Domolky, Liquid Capital
Dan Espinal, Allied Minds, Inc.
1:00 pm Exhibit Area Opens
INVESTOR ONLY SESSIONS
1:30 PM Company Presentations
* Up to 22 companies will make 15 minute presentations of their slide deck
*Sessions are for Investors Only. However, Sponsor, Press and other presenting companies may be in attendance.
4:00 PM Program Conclude
Angel Venture Forum
The Angel Venture Forum is a group of active angel investors who are participate with more than 24 different angel investor groups throughout the region. AVF investors have a shared vision to encourage the growth of emerging business and doing so collectively. The mission of AVF is to discover and develop strong companies, share resources so that we make investment decisions quickly and for the ones which we do we are able to connect them efficiently with both financial and experiential resources that assist companies in becoming ultimately more successful in the total attraction of capital and resulting positive exits. The Angel Venture Forum is a new and efficient, as well as effective, way to assess, collaborate and build early stage companies.