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Startup Angels Workshop – Reno April 11 - 12

Desert Research Institute, Reno, 2215 Raggio Pkwy, Reno, NV 89512

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Startup Angels is partnering with the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) to bring the Startup Angels Workshop to Reno! Join like-minded investors from across the greater Western Nevada area who are interested in startup investing, and see what innovation looks like in the region.

The workshop is divided into four sessions which provide new angels and wealth management professionals an introduction to the business of investing in technology startups, a framework for thinking about startup investing in the context of overall portfolio diversification, and a practical guide to the mechanics of choosing, negotiating and managing investments.

The workshop will take place at two locations. Day 1 (April 11) will be at Napa Sonoma, 7671 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89511. Day 2 (April 12) will be at the Desert Research Institute, 2215 Raggio Pkwy, Reno, NV 89512.

Event Agenda

Date Time Session Topic Speakers
11th 6:00 PM Registration & Cocktails (Location: Napa Sonoma)
11th 6:30 PM Fireside Chat Bringing out more Startup Investors in the Reno Community Angela Jackson, Portland Angels
Kevin Learned, Boise Angel Alliance
11th 7:20 PM Segment I Startup Investing & Your Portfolio (Location: Napa Sonoma) Andrew Neuwirth, Goldman Sachs
Harold Hughes, Startup Angels
Leslie Jump, Startup Angels

11th 8:20 PM Mingling / Reception (Location: Napa Sonoma)
Date Time Session Topic Speakers
12th 8:30 AM Arrival & Breakfast (Location: Desert Research Institute)
12th 9:00 AM Segment II Choosing Early Stage Startups (Location: Desert Research Institute) Jim Sacherman, IoT Accelerator, UNR
Susan Stone, Sierra Wasatch Capital
Mack Kolarich, Startup Angels
12th 10:00 AM Segment III Getting the Deal Done (Location: Desert Research Institute) Fritz Battcher, Holland and Hart
Craig Macy, Fennemore Craig
Kelly Northridge, Thomas Lillie
Kathie Priebe, Sierra Angels/Golden Seeds
Leslie Jump, Startup Angels
12th 11:00 AM Segment IV Beyond the Check: Mentoring & Networking (Location: Desert Research Institute) Wendy Alderman, Next Wave Ventures
Kevin Lyons, Founder Fight Club
Rick Shaff, ATP Partners
Mack Kolarich, Startup Angels
12th 12:00 PM Segment V EDAWN and the Reno MVP (Location: Desert Research Institute) Doug Erwin, EDAWN
Leslie Jump, Startup Angels
Mack Kolarich, Startup Angels

Workshop Segments

Startup Investing and Your Portfolio
Why is now a great time to invest in startups? Where does angel investing fits in the spectrum of capital? What role can startup investing have in my overall wealth portfolio? How can I build a diverse portfolio of startups?

Choosing Early Stage Startups
What do companies look like at this stage? What signals show that a company has traction? What are the best practices of choosing startups? Why is it important to invest in the entrepreneur?

Getting the Deal Done
What are the different ways to invest? What goes into a deal? What are the best practices for negotiating terms? What is the deal process like; how long does it take?

Beyond the Check: Mentoring & Networking
Why invest both time and expertise? What can I do to be a good mentor?

Startup Angels Workshop – Reno April 11 - 12

Desert Research Institute, Reno, 2215 Raggio Pkwy, Reno, NV 89512

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