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May 13, 2014

8:30 am - 3:45 pm

Element 8 Angel Education Workshop

EDC | Seattle Chamber Conference Room
Seattle, WA

Angel Education Workshop:  Investing a World With Few Exits

Angel investors are often challenged with waiting for exits. Some invested companies have failed while others are thriving, yet few to none have been sold or gone public producing the desired return on investment. This may be fine for patient investors, however, no angel can afford to invest their entire net worth in illiquid and risky start-ups. It doesn’t take many years for most angels to reach their allocated investing budget ceiling, which then forces them to stop investing in early stage opportunities. This interactive workshop focused on emerging trends to expedite investment returns and provided attendees with information to better position them to Invest in a World With Few Exits.


 8:30am –  8:45am        Registration & Networking

 8:45am –  9:00am        Welcome & Introductions

 9:00am –  9:45am        Angel Investing Data & Trends
                                         Rob Wiltbank, Angel Resource Institute

 9:45am – 10:30am       Early Exits                                          
                                         Basil Peters, Strategic Exits Corp

10:30am – 10:50am     Break

10:50am – 11:35am      Structured Exits  |  Earth Equity Case Study  |  Impact Hub Case Study
                                         David Bangs, Energy Friendly Holding

11:35am – 12:20pm      Networking Lunch

12:20pm –  1:25pm        Entrepreneur Panel                                      
                                         Moderator: Bill Lemon, Element 8
                                         Michael “Luni” Libes – Fledge
                                         Zachery Gray – Adaptive Symbiotic Technologies
                                         Aaron Fairchild – Green Canopy Homes

 1:25pm –  1:45pm        Break

 1:45pm –  2:35pm        Case Study Exercise Overview
                                          Slides – Startup1  |  Case Study Overview – Startup1  |  Actual Outcome – Pacinian
                                          Slides – Startup2Case Study Overview – Startup2  |  Actual Outcome – Maya Mountain Cacao

 2:35pm –  3:25pm       Future Trends Panel
                                         Moderator:  John Sechrest, Seattle Angel Conference                                       
                                         Joe Wallin, Davis Wright Tremaine
                                         Amy Pearl, Springboard Innovation
                                         Nathan McDonald, Keiretsu Northwest

 3:25pm –  3:45pm       Wrap Up

 3:45pm                          Close

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