Angel Excelerator

Hey all!!  HPA is proud to sponsor an angel excelerator program today.  You can watch it live at  www.angelexcelerator.com and I hope that you can follow online if you will not be there in person.  Here is the agenda.

12:00 – 12:05       Kick-off & Welcome – Ira Weiss

12:05 – 12:30      Howard Tullman, Flashpoint Academy

12:30 – 12:45      Brad Feld (via Skype), The Foundry Group and TechStars

12:45 – 1:35         Individual Angels talking about their experience (7 min each)

                1. Brian Hand

2. Karin O’Connor
3. Bob Geras 
4. John Sabl 
                5. Armando Pauker
6. Ira Weiss 
               
1:35 – 1:45           Break

1:45 – 2:35            Panel discussion:  Positioning an Angel Investment for future funding from VC Firms

Moderator                          Jim Jerue, Horwood Marcus and Berk

Panelists                              Matt Downs, Sandbox Industries and BCBS Fund
Sam Guren, Hyde Park Angels
                                                Jim Dugan, OCA Ventures
                                                Matt McCall, New World Ventures
                                                                                Steve Miller, Origin Ventures

2:35 – 3:00           Dave Hornik, August Capital

BREAK:  3:00pm – 3:30pm


Venture Showcase (August 30th, 3:30pm – 6pm)

Location: Room 300 at the Gleacher Center, 450 N. Cityfront Plaza, Chicago

3:30 – 3:15           Introduction and kick-off: Adam Koopersmith, New World Ventures

3:45 – 4:45           Showcase of Chicago companies: 

Companies:
                Cleversafe
                SAVO Group
                Edulender
                Braintree

                                                Sittercity

4:45 – 6:00           Panel Discussion

Topic                                     The Present And Future Of The Chicago Tech Scene

                                                Moderator                         Kevin Willer

Panel members                Lon Chow, Apex Venture Partners
                                                Paul Lee, Lightbank
                                                Matt Moog, Viewpoint Networks
                                                Brett Goldstein, CIO City of Chicago
                                                Bret Maxwell, MK Capital

6:00 – 8:00           Reception, Food and Drinks, Room 621 Gleacher
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