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AngelSummit US 2015 October 13 - 14

Bessie Smith Hall, 200 E M L King Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37403

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AngelSummit US brought together 240+ leaders for a two-day conference on the future of startup investing and ways to expand investment activity in markets around the country.

This diverse group included investors, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, political and community leaders from nearly half the states in the union. AngelSummit US was the talk of Chattanooga’s Startup Week and the Southeast’s startup communities.


The audience hailed from 22 states, with a combined net worth of well over $2 billion in assets, and was representational for every leadership role in startup and investor communities – from angel group managers to accelerator directors, from Mayors to Fortune 500 executives, and from serial founders to superangels. Media coverage included two local and one regional publications, with hundreds of thousands reached through online social channels.

Event Speakers

Mark Kvamme

Mark Kvamme

Drive Capital
Clara Sieg

Clara Sieg

Revolution Ventures
Andrew Hyde

Andrew Hyde

Techstars
Scott Case

Scott Case

Main Street Genome
Rob Wilder

Rob Wilder

ThinkFoodGroup
Susan Tynan

Susan Tynan

Framebridge
Mayor Andy Berke

Mayor Andy Berke

City of Chattanooga
Megan Browning Kvamme

Megan Browning Kvamme

Popcorn Sutton Distilling
Dana Barrett

Dana Barrett

The Dana Barrett Show
Nima Adelkhani

Nima Adelkhani

Ideamarket
Ted Alling

Ted Alling

LampPost Group
Susan Amat

Susan Amat

Venture Hive
Brian Ardinger

Brian Ardinger

NMotion
Shane Ballew

Shane Ballew

Silicon Valley Bank
Lucy Beard

Lucy Beard

Feetz
David Belitz

David Belitz

The Lupton Company
Lauren Bigelo

Lauren Bigelo

Growth Capital Network
Jennifer Bonnett

Jennifer Bonnett

ATDC
Trey Bowles

Trey Bowles

Dallas Entrepreneur Center
Platt Boyd

Platt Boyd

BRANCH Technology
Jim Brisimitzis

Jim Brisimitzis

Microsoft
Charlie Brock

Charlie Brock

Launch Tennessee
Erich Broksas

Erich Broksas

Case Foundation
Monty Bruell

Monty Bruell

Start It Up
Lisa Calhoun

Lisa Calhoun

Write2Market
Sid Chambless

Sid Chambless

Nashville Capital Network
Brian Goldsmith

Brian Goldsmith

Seedrs
Rusty Greiff

Rusty Greiff

1776
C'pher Gresham

C'pher Gresham

Seed Spot
Mark Hasebrook

Mark Hasebrook

Dundee Ventures
Ken Hayes

Ken Hayes

The Enterprise Center
Ned Hill

Ned Hill

Square 1
Rich Hitchcock

Rich Hitchcock

Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel
Matt Jannerbo

Matt Jannerbo

Miller & Martin
Leslie Jump

Leslie Jump

Startup Angels
Shane Kelly

Shane Kelly

Wolverine Angels
Adam Klein

Adam Klein

American Underground
Mack Kolarich

Mack Kolarich

Startup Angels
Rob Lalka

Rob Lalka

Propeller
Rob Leclerc

Rob Leclerc

AgFunder
Julie Lein

Julie Lein

Tumml
John Lunn

John Lunn

Popcorn Sutton Distilling
Scott Mauvais

Scott Mauvais

Microsoft
Kate Miller

Kate Miller

Unum
Andrew Mitchell

Andrew Mitchell

Brand Foundry VC
Kristina Montague

Kristina Montague

The Jump Fund
Kristi Montgomery

Kristi Montgomery

Kenco
Sig Mosley

Sig Mosley

Mosley Ventures
Ashlee Patten

Ashlee Patten

The Patten Group
Mitchell Patterson

Mitchell Patterson

LaunchNY
Shelly Prevost

Shelly Prevost

Torch
Dan Roselli

Dan Roselli

Packard Place
Paul Singh

Paul Singh

Investor
Jonathan Susman

Jonathan Susman

Adagio
Hank Torbert

Hank Torbert

EnergyX
Daniel Valenzuela

Daniel Valenzuela

City of Phoenix
Andy White

Andy White

City as a Startup
Frank Williamson

Frank Williamson

Four Bridges

Event Agenda

Date Time Session Topic Speakers
14th 12:45pm Keynote Billion Dollar Companies Can Come From Anywhere Mark Kvamme, Drive Capital
14th 2:00pm Breakout Emerging Investing Platforms Moderator: Mack Kolarich, Startup Angels
Nima Adelkhani, IdeaMarket
Brian Goldsmith, Seedrs
Rob Leclerc, Agfunder
Paul Singh, Results Junkies
14th 2:00pm Breakout Investing Time & Expertise Moderator: Trey Bowles, The DEC
Susan Amat, Venture Hive
Andrew Mitchell, BrandFoundry VC
Sig Mosley, Mosley Ventures
14th 2:00pm Breakout Investing for Impact Moderator: C'pher Gresham, SEED SPOT
Erich Broksas, Case Foundation
Rusty Greiff, 1776
Julie Lein, Tunmi
Scott Mauvais, Microsoft
14th 3:00pm Break Networking Break Startup Fair: The Future Is Now
14th 3:30pm Breakout Growing Emerging Startup Communities Moderator: Andrew Hyde, Techstars
Brian Ardinger, NMotion
Matt Dunbar, Upstate Carolina Angel Network
Dan Roselli, Packard Place
14th 3:30pm Breakout Corporations as First Customers: Another Way to Finance Startups Moderator: Jen Bonnett, ATDC
Ted Alling, LampPost Group
Shane Ballew, Silicon Valley Bank
Jim Brisimitzis, Microsoft
Kate Miller, Unum
14th 3:30pm Breakout Gizmos or Unicorns? Additive Manufacturing & Other Cool Investments Moderator: Monty Bruell, Start It Up
Lucy Beard, Feetz
Platt Boyd, Branch Technology
Shelly Provost, Torch
Jonathan Susman, Adagio
14th 5:00pm Keynote Both Sides of the Table Moderator: Dana Barrett
Clara Sieg, Revolution Ventures
Susan Tynan, Framebridge
14th 6:30pm Keynote Software is Eating the World: How the Food Industry is Ripe for Innovation Moderator: Dana Barrett
Megan Kvamme, Popcorn Sutton Distilling
John Lunn, Popcorn Sutton Distilling
Rob Wilder, Think Food Group
14th 7:15pm Reception AngelSummit Reception Whiskey Tasting
Date Time Session Topic Speakers
15th 8:30am Coffee Coffee & Networking
15th 9:00am Keynote Building Tools for Main Street Scott Case, Main Street Genome
15th 10:15am Breakout Role of Angel Groups & Associations Moderator: Lisa Calhoun, Write2Market
Matt Dunbar, Upstate Carolina Angel Network
Sid Chambless, Nashville Capital Network
Shane Kelley, Wolverine Angels
Kristina Montague, The Jump Fund
15th 10:15am Breakout Terms & Term Sheets: What Really Matters Moderator: Matt Jannerbo, Miller & Martin
Derek Colla, Cooley LLP
Ned Hills, Square 1 Bank
Rick Hitchcock, Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.
15th 10:15am Breakout Building Innovation Districts Moderator: Ken Hayes, The Enterprise Center
Mayor Andy Berke, City of Chattanooga
Lauren Bigelow, Growth Capital Network
Adam Klein, American Underground
Vice Mayor Daniel Valenzuela, City of Phoenix
Andy White, City as a Startup
15th 11:15am Break Networking Break Startup Fair: The Future is Now
15th 11:45am Breakout When Private Meets Public: How Government Can Help Moderator: Mitchell Patterson, LaunchNY
Charlie Brock: Launch Tennessee
Rob Lalka, Propeller
15th 11:45am Breakout Social Media for Investors Mickey Cloud, Vayner Media
Andrew Mitchell, BrandFoundry VC
15th 11:45am Breakout Role of Startup Investing in Your Portfolio Moderator: Frank Williamson, Four Bridges
David Belitz, The Lupton Company
Ashlee Patten, The Patten Group
Hank Torbert, RLM Macall
15th 12:45pm Lunch Networking Lunch
15th 1:15pm Keynote From Boulder to Chattanooga, Investing in Startup Communities Andrew Hyde, Techstars
15th 2:30pm Closing Thank You and Wrap-Up Leslie Jump, Startup Angels
Kristina Montague, The Jump Fund
15th 3:30pm Startup Session How Investors Think Moderator: James Chapman, Oil Drop
Paul Singh, Investor
Kristina Montague, The Jump Fund
Andrew Mitchell, BrandFoundry VC
Mark Hasebroock, Dundee Ventures

Who We Are

We’re investors, entrepreneurs, and community leaders with experience in over 50 countries and counting. We’re on a mission to eliminate the problem of ‘access to capital’ by unleashing the potential of millions of new startup investors around the world.

Our summits are highly curated to foster environments where participants discover best practices, forge new partnerships, and leave better prepared to grow their businesses, their portfolios, and their startup communities.

Why Chattanooga

Chattanooga was once again named the best place to live in by Outside Magazine. Chattanooga is a vibrant and thriving river city, surrounded by outdoor adventure and the natural beauty of the mountains. Chattanooga is one of the most revitalized cities in the country with a growing arts, music, and dining scene complemented by iconic world-class attractions.

Chattanooga was the first city in the country with high-speed, gigabit internet. The innovative infrastructure has attracted a wide spectrum of entrepreneurs, engineers, and developers to ideate on the application of the “Gig.” From the city’s open-source library to a multi-story Innovation Center, Chattanooga is a model “smart city” laboratory that rivals every major metropolitan area.

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AngelSummit US 2015 October 13 - 14

Bessie Smith Hall, 200 E M L King Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37403

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