THE AGENDA

1:00 PM

Registration & Networking

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

THE SPONSORS

Thank you to our partners for making this day possible!

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Welcome

Mark Kaplan, CEO - Alpha Loft

Opening Remarks

Governor Maggie Hassan

Keynote Speaker

Sandra Stone, Chair - Maine Angels

Break

Breakout Sessions

Great for New Investors

Session A: Angel Investing 101

Tips and tricks on the process of investing, rationale, opportunity for business engagement, and connections for follow-up after the conference.

SPEAKERS:
- Phil Ferneau - Managing Director & Co-Founder of Borealis Ventures

- Kyle York - CMO of Dyn

Session B: National Trends & Beyond

Great for Current Investors

Panel discussion on national trends, new models of investing and local opportunities.

SPEAKERS:
- John Hamilton - VP of Economic Opportunity, NH Community Loan Fund 
- Tom "TK" Kuegler - Co-Founder and General Partner of Wasabi Ventures
- Jeff Sohl - Professor and Director of the Center for Venture Research

WHY SHOULD I ATTEND?

PROSPECTIVE 
INVESTORS 

Investors who are interested in learning about angel investing and whether it's the right fit for their portfolio. 

You don't need to have prior angel experience to attend!

PROSPECTIVE INVESTORS 

Investors who are interested in learning about angel investing and whether it's the right fit for their portfolio. You don't need to have prior angel experience to attend!

CURRENT
INVESTORS 

Investors who want to expand their network and learn the latest on national trends and new investment opportunities.

CURRENT INVESTORS 

Investors who want to expand their network and learn the latest on national trends and new investment opportunities.

STARTUP ECOSYSTEM PARTNERS 

Partners who want to stay current on the future of angel investing in the Granite State and want to be a part of the discussion on growing NH's startup ecosystem.

STARTUP ECOSYSTEM PARTNERS 

Partners who want to stay current on the future of angel investing in the Granite State and want to be a part of the discussion on growing NH's startup ecosystem.

1:30 PM

1:45 PM

2:00 PM

2:45 PM

3:00 PM

Break

4:15 PM

Startup Ecosystem Updates

Jamie Coughlin, Director of Entrepreneurship, Dartmouth College

4:30 PM

2 Live Company Pitches

4:40 PM

Closing Remarks

Matt Benson, Chair - Live Free & Start Advisory Council

5:20 PM

Reception & Networking

Riverside Room, 250 Commercial Street (4 minute walk)

5:30 PM

A half-day event where investors and ecosystem partners can come together to learn, connect, and explore opportunities around angel investing in New Hampshire.

Live Free and Start is a joint initiative of the Governor’s Office, the NH Business Finance Authority and the NH Department of Resources and Economic Development. The initiative is run by our State’s Director of Entrepreneurship, Liz Gray, and supported by the LFS Advisory Council, a group of 14 dedicated entrepreneurs and business leaders.  Together they are working with ecosystem partners across the state to make New Hampshire an even better place for innovation-based businesses to start, connect, and succeed. 

Do you want to learn more? Connect with us today!

REGISTER NOW!

ABOUT LIVE FREE & START

EXPLORE

Are you curious about angel investing? Come explore new opportunities to expand your investment portfolio.  

LEARN

Discover how you can invest and make an impact in NH through angel investing opportunities.

JOIN

Be a part of a conversation that will enhance the angel investing environment in NH and access to capital for NH's startups.

CONNECT

Meet ecosystem partners and NH angel group representatives from across the Granite State to expand your network.

SAVE YOUR SEAT TODAY!

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WHY NOW?

We are fortunate to have an increasingly vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem here in New Hampshire.  To support NH’s current and future startups we need to facilitate access to capital for them at every stage of their company’s growth.  We cannot do this alone. 

Join us to explore ways you can invest in NH’s economic future and help us build a stronger startup ecosystem.

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Angels are accredited investors who use their own funds to invest in private businesses.  Often times, angel investors are successful business people, working or retired executives, individuals interested in supporting entrepreneurs, or in impacting the economy in their area.

In addition to providing funding, some angels provide mentorship and management advice to the companies.  Angel investors invest on their own or as part of an organized angel group.

 

WHAT IS AN ANGEL INVESTOR?

**This event is not for companies seeking funding.

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