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Nov 17, 2015
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

UNH Manchester

What is the Angel Investing in the Granite State conference all about? 

Angel Investing in the Granite State is a half day event where investors and ecosystem partners can come together to learn, connect, and explore opportunities around angel investing in New Hampshire.


Why should you attend the Angel Investing in the Granite State conference?

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


 Who Should Attend?  

  • Current investors who want to expand their network and learn the latest on national trends and new investment opportunities.
  • Prospective investors who are interested in learning about angel investing and whether it’s the right fit for their investment portfolio. You don’t need to have prior angel experience to attend!
  • Startup ecosystem 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.




1:00 – 1:30          Registration

1:30 – 1:45           Welcome: Mark Kaplan, CEO, Alpha Loft

1:45 – 2:00          Remarks from Governor Maggie Hassan

1:00 – 2:45          Keynote Speaker: Sandra Stone, Chair, Maine Angels

2:45- 3:00           Break

3:00 – 4:15          Breakout Sessions

Session A: Angel investing 101

Great for: New Investors

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

Speakers:    Phil Ferneau, Managing Director and Co-Founder, Borealis Ventures

Matt Rightmire, Managing Director, Borealis Ventures


Session B: National Trends & Beyond

Great for: Current Investors

Panel discussion on national trends, Angel List and new opportunities and models for investing.

Speakers:     John Hamilton: Managing Director of the NH Community Loan Fund’s Vested for Growth Program

Tom “TK” Kuegler: Co-Founder and General Partner of Wasabi Ventures

Jeff Sohl: Professor and Director of the Center for Venture Research

Kyle York CMO, Dyn

4:00 – 4:15      Break

4:30 – 4:45      Startup Ecosystem and Fund Updates

4:45 – 5:15      2 Live Company Pitches

5:15 – 5:30      Closing remarks: Matt Benson, Chair of the Live Free and Start Advisory Council

5:30 – 7:00      Networking reception