WAIS 2019 - NACO Academy Adding Value Through Due Diligence

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Telus Convention Centre

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Calgary, AB T2G 0P3

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Hey Calgary! We're in your province with NACO Academy on June 7th. Learn best practices through content developed by leading experts.

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The 2019 World Angel Investment Summit is taking place in Calgary from June 5th - June 7th. On the final day we're hosting two NACO Academy sessions.

This session covers Adding Value Through Due Diligence.

Effective due diligence (DD) is one of the most important parts of angel investing. This module introduces students to the key investigations that will uncover major risk factors and potential deal-breakers. The module emphasizes how to identify the most critical information, the risks of not knowing it, and the methods and costs of getting it. Students will learn what it takes to mitigate the risk of investment by validating a market opportunity, a management team, and a plan. They will be introduced to a disciplined investigation approach that systematically examines sources of risk, and establishes the basis for a productive and trusting relationship with the entrepreneur.

Your instructor is Kirk Hamilton.

Kirk is an active Angel Investor in a variety of BC based start-up businesses and as an investor member of WUTIF Capital and E-Fund (VANTEC Entrepreneur’s Fund) Angel funds. Additionally, he coaches entrepreneurs of the BC Venture Acceleration Network as an Executive-in-Residence for Innovate BC. Prior to taking on a coaching role, Kirk assumed CEO assignments to lead a number of public and private technology companies from a loss position to profitability. During his career, the scope of his assignments ranged from the repositioning and turnaround of a global provider of smart card equipment and software solutions, NBS Technologies Inc, to major telecom start-up operations with leading wireless technology for BCE and others, to turnarounds of manufacturing operations within GE Canada. Currently, through personal engagement with client businesses of his firm Élan Tactical Management Inc., he leverages business and management experience to assist companies ‘scale-up’ …improve market growth, productivity and cost performance. Kirk is a graduate of Electrical Engineering from McGill and received his MBA from the Rotman School of Business at University of Toronto. He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and trained in Board Effectiveness for Small and Medium sized businesses.

For more information on the other session that we're hosting, click here.

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Calgary, AB T2G 0P3

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