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NACO West: National Summit with a Regional Focus

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Arlene Dickinson

General Partner, District Ventures Capital and CEO, Venture Communications

Carol Anne Hilton

CEO and Founder of The Indigenomics Institute

Jeanette Jackson

CEO at Foresight

John Ruffolo

Founding & Managing Partner, Maverix Private Equity

John Stackhouse

Author of Planet Canada & Senior Vice-President, Office of the CEO at RBC

Jonathon Araujo Redbird

Managing Partner at Pontiac Group

Mary Moran

President and CEO of Calgary Economic Development

Matt Stefan

Executive Director at Co.Labs

Pat Gouhin

CEO at U.S. Angel Capital Association

Raine Maida

Lead Singer of Our Lady Peace

Doug Schweitzer

Minister of Jobs, Economy and Innovation at Government of Alberta

Claudio Rojas

CEO, National Angel Capital Organization

Amanda Filipe

Director, National Angel Capital Organization

Amber Mac

TV Host and Author

Andrew D'Souza

Co-Founder & CEO at Clearbanc

Arik Broadbent

Partner at Dentons

Alex Gillis

Manager, National Angel Capital Organization

Brooke Harley

Founder & CEO of Class Rebel

Charles Plant

Innovation Economist, Founder at The Narwhal Project

Bryan Buggey

Director at Vancouver Economic Commission

Chris Simair

Managing Director at Harvest Builders, Co-founder @ SkipTheDishes

Brad Zumwalt

President and Partner at Zinc Ventures

Brice Scheschuk

Managing Partner, Globalive Capital and Co-founder and CFO, WIND Mobile

Colin Mason

Professor of Entrepreneurship at University of Glasgow

Heather Barnhouse

Partner at Dentons

Jacopo Losso

Director of Secretariat at European Business Angels Network

Joelle Foster

CEO of North Forge Technology Exchange

Juan Orrego

Co-founder and CEO at Cuboh

Justin Riemer

Assistant Deputy Minister, Alberta Region, Western Economic Diversification Canada

Julie Angus

CEO and Founder at Open Ocean Robotics

Katherine Regnier

CEO at Coconut Software

Kevin Talbot

Co-founder and Managing Partner at Relay Ventures

Laura Kilcrease

CEO at Alberta Innovates

Laura Buhler

Executive Director at The C100

Mary Long-Irwin

Fmr. Executive Director at Northern Ontario Angels

Luke Sheen

Executive Director at HaloHealth

Neha Khera

Partner at 2048 Ventures

Randy Thompson

Chair and CEO at Valhalla Private Capital

Ray Walia

CEO at Launch Academy

Sheldon James

CEO and Managing Partner at Bay Mills Investment Group

Sandi Gilbert

Founder of DealPoint and CEO at InterGen


Co-Founder at The51

Sandra Foster

Angel Investor in SkipTheDishes

Stephanie Andrew

Executive Director at Capital Investment Network, Founding Partner at Women's Equity Lab

Stephen Stewart

Managing Director Investment Banking at TD Securities

Victor Boyajian

Global Chair, Venture Technology and Emerging Growth Companies at Dentons

Terry Rock

President and CEO at Platform Calgary

Zack Storms

Founder of Startup TnT

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NACO members have invested $1.12 billion into 1,500 entrepreneurial companies. In all regions of Canada, we work to mobilize angel capital so that entrepreneurs have the financial resources they need to scale and grow world-class companies.

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National Angel Capital Organization (NACO)

NACO mobilizes capital for Canadian entrepreneurs – with over $1 billion invested into more than 1500 companies.

Western Economic Diversification Canada

Diversifying the Western economy while improving the quality of life of Western Canadians.

Government of Alberta

Coordinating Alberta’s Recovery Plan by supporting job creators and businesses, diversifying the economy and encouraging innovation.


Data Driven Mentorship

Dentons Global Venture Technology Group

Global launchpad for startups and emerging growth tech companies

Venture Showcase

Our interactive showcase featuring ventures from across Western Canada.

Carbon Lock Technologies Inc.

The Carbon Stops Here

Open Ocean Robotics

Understanding our Oceans

Spontivly Inc.

Helping organizations build strong communities. Think Hootsuite, but for Community Management

Aurora Aerial Inc

Delivering Tomorrow, Today.

Memi Corporation

We Build Trust.

Nimble Science

All disease begins in the gut

Carbon Block Inc.

Simple, Profitable Decarbonization!

Qualisure Diagnostics Inc.

Precision diagnostics for directing cancer treatment


We turn trash into cash.

Rapid Infection Diagnostics (RID) Inc.

Saving lives through rapid diagnostics

Goodeye Technologies

Intelligent vision for the real world

Sarcomere Dynamics Inc.

Developing next generation robotics

Susgrainable Health Foods

Sustainability baked into every bite.


Life is unpredictable. Be ReadyWhen.

Renterii Inc

Rent Anything + Have Fun

Safi Organics

Carbon-negative, yield-improving, biochar-based fertilizers

Lucent BioSciences, Inc.

Carbon-neutral smart fertilizer

ElectionBuddy Inc.

The Easiest Way to Election Excellence

NULIFE GreenTech

NULIFE increases renewable fuel production with no capital investment.

Brain 1st Program Inc.

Creating Lasting Change in Student Wellbeing

Open Ocean Robotics

Digitizing the Ocean


Helping you DiveThru what you go thru


The cure for the ineffective job interview


A home away from home.


Innovative Natural Body Care For Modern Men

Neupeak Robotics

Feeding the Future


Laser focused on eliminating blindness due to retinal disease

Summit Nanotech Corp

CLEAN TECH | CLEAN FUTURE Lithium for a Clean Energy Future


The API connecting farmers to local eaters

Fluid Biotech Inc.

Next Generation of Stent Technology

Syantra Inc.

Every woman deserves to be sure

Orion Biotechnology Canada Ltd

Precision Engineering GPCR-Targeted Therapeutics


Spinndle organizes big projects for K12 students and teachers


Simbi doubles reading fluency in just three months.


Self care is the new going out

Skillstrader INC

A Community built for the Skilled Trades

Build amazing sales teams, on-demand


We help protect lone workers.

Prairie Robotics Inc.

Accelerating the World towards Zero Waste

Nava Ventures

Socially responsible FinTech products.


Estate settlement made simple.

Bio-Stream Diagnostics Inc

30 second screening test for COVID-19

MPP Software Solutions

Disrupting Luxury Travel through Innovation


You're busy. We know. Let's fundraise.

Athlete Era

Coaching Software For Youth Sport


Simply effective rehabilitation software

Miru Smart Technologies Corp.

Developing next generation electrochromic windows.

Hyon Software Inc

Better world for used goods

SalonScale Technology Inc.

Creating an ecosystem of sustainable salons around the world

True Angle

Enjoy the life you're living


Private capital simplified


Highest resolution imagery from space, lowest production cost

Investor Showcase

Our interactive showcase featuring investors from across Western Canada.

VANTEC Angel Network

Investing in entrepreneurs since 1999

Angel Forum

Connecting promising start-ups with angel capital since 1997

Valhalla Angels

We Bring Founders and Investors Together

Halo Health

Advise. Connect. Invest.

Capital Investment Network

Connecting, growing, and strengthening angel investor community in Victoria, BC


Building the financial feminist economy

Community Partner Showcase

Our interactive showcase featuring community partners from across Western Canada.

North Forge Technology Exchange

Dare to Do


Helping Build Saskatchewan Tech Startups


Canada’s cleantech ecosystem accelerator


Helping UBC entrepreneurs change the world

Women Entrepreneurs-In-STEM

Supporting women entrepreneurs in Southern Alberta

Tecconnect / RINSA

Southern Alberta's HUB for Innovation and Technology

SFU VentureLabs

Helping tech companies grow smart

Innovate Calgary

The innovation transfer and business incubator at the University of Calgary.

Startup TNT

Have fun. Meet friends. Build companies

Platform Calgary

Empowering people // building the next economy


Fueling scaling companies with talent and capital