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AcceleratorYYC BaseCamp Investment Bootcamp

4/12/2013 6:00 PM - 4/15/2013 9:00 PM

AcceleratorYYC and VA Angels are hosting another BaseCamp investment bootcamp on April 12- 15, 2013.

Randy Thompson, Angel Investor and CEO of VA Angels, will provide startup founders with valuable insight and exercises to help them 'become the investor' and understand the process. Only 15 founders will get the exclusive opportunity to:

Talk directly with investors about what they look for (including local Angel & VC guest speakers)

Form connections with influencers and active investors in the Alberta investment community (Typically, access to these investors can cost up to $1,000!)

Learn how to create a product plan, discuss sales & marketing, and determine how to value your company and sell shares - all from real angel investors, not consultants

Create an Investor Deck and present to angel investors

To conclude the weekend, founders will have the opportunity to pitch to a distinguished panel of investors and community influencers and receive feedback. The top 3 finalists will pitch during a catered dinner for the investment community.


Startup Founders Pay Here: $500.00 (+GST)

AcceleratorYYC Permanent Members (50% Discount) Pay Here: $250.00 (+GST)

AcceleratorYYC Community Members ($50 Off) Pay Here: $450.00 (+GST)

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Friday, April 12 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm


Understanding Investor Needs

Sat, April 13 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

What Makes Your Company Special

Identifying Key Investor Pitch Criteria

Financial Modeling and Deal Structuring

Sun, April 14 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Choosing Teams and Growth Strategies

How to Determine Your Company's Valuation

How to Make a Capitalization (Cap) Table

The Importance of Corporate Governance

How to Prevent Investors From Stealing Your Company

Mon, April 15 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm and 6:00 - 9:00 pm at Ironwood Grill (1229 9th Ave SE Calgary)

Founder Pitches & Judging

Dinner & Finalist Pitches

What to Bring:

Your laptop, pen, paper, business cards and founders' hats.

About Randy Thompson:

R Stewart Thompson (Randy) is a builder of companies, angel investor and angel group leader at Canada's most active angel group. He is currently invested in seven companies and has been working in the startup venture space since 1992 when he started the first ISP in Alberta. In 1999, he started working on developing angel groups in Alberta, beginning with an organization that matched deals for Western Canada investors on the Internet. In 2001, Randy began to work as a venture capital advisor to the Province of Alberta and started the Alberta California Venture Channel, bringing together investors and companies in both regions.

He is president of the VA Angels Forum, one of the largest gatherings of business angels in Edmonton and Calgary, which has funded 64 startups. In addition to this work, Randy is Entrepreneur in Residence at NAIT and a member of the A100.

Most recently, he was a finalist for TechVibes' Canadian Angels of the Year Award.

Learn More: AcceleratorYYC BaseCamp Investment Bootcamp

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