Now that summer is nearing its end and people are making their way back to Austin, I would like to highlight a few upcoming events for the angel investor and entrepreneur. Listed chronologically, we have the following:
TIE Austin Funding Event – September 9th which highlights funding for startup companies in the expansion phase.
ATI Wireless Funding Forum -- October 14 which showcases wireless companies seeking funding.
Open4Business Conference – November 11th provides entrepreneur education for those starting up new businesses.
SxSW—“So You Want to be an Angel” session will run at SxSW Interactive in the spring, but please vote for this event here.
There are a number of conferences outside Austin you may want to take note of below.
Inc 5000 Conference
September 18-20, 2008
Inc Magazine assembles the best of America's business leaders, experts, and entrepreneurs for three days of learning, networking, and celebrating with a community of peers. ACA members and friends may receive a $495 discount off of the non-member price (for a total fee of $1,400). Information and registration is available at www.inc500conference.com.
September 21-24, 2008
This conference is the premier medical technology event for partnering, business development, and collaboration opportunities, with strong education programs on a variety of life science issues. Conference details and registration is at www.advamed2008.com.
9th Annual Early Stage Venture Conference
October 22, 2008
San Francisco, CA
Given current economic times, this conference is important to help early-stage investors identify strategies to support viable companies and getting companies to next funding rounds and exits. A panel on the Growing Importance of Angel Investors is on the agenda. More information is available here.