Emergence joins forces with NACO to bring investor and entrepreneur workshops to Atlantic Canada

April 3, 2018

Emergence has joined forces with the National Angel Capital Organization to deliver a series of workshops across Atlantic Canada to benefit both the investors and entrepreneurs that make up the region’s startup ecosystem.

540x100fPNGThe NACO Academy Roadshow, as the series is known, will be presented in all four Atlantic provinces from April 30 – May 04, 2018.

The focus is to increase the knowledge of early-stage investors, and the skills of entrepreneurs who work with Angel investors. The overall goal is to improve the way that Angels and ventures engage and to increase investment outcomes.

The NACO Academy Roadshow will kick-off on Monday, April 30 in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, and will offer workshops in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, and Moncton and Fredericton, New Brunswick over successive days.

  • Monday, April 30th: St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Tuesday, May 1st: Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Wednesday, May 2nd: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
  • Thursday, May 3rd: Moncton, New Brunswick
  • Friday, May 4th: Fredericton, New Brunswick

The workshops have been structured to address key issues for both investors and entrepreneurs with sessions titled Structuring Deals & Term Sheets and An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Angels. Click on each title to learn more!

Emergence director, Martin Yuill, says that the incubator is partnering with NACO to help innovators and entrepreneurs across Atlantic Canada benefit from practical, hands-on learning, and to assist regional investors “turn good ideas into great businesses”.


Emergence director, Martin Yuill: “Angel investment plays a critical role in the life of startup ventures”.

“Angel investment is an important asset class for early-stage companies and plays a critical role in the life of most startup and scale-up ventures,” says Yuill.

“These workshops are designed to help local entrepreneurs develop the skills they need to raise private capital to support their growth, and investors increase their knowledge about structuring great deals.”

Yuill says that he believes that both elements are  essential to expanding the Atlantic early-stage ecosystem.

As a result of the partnership between Emergence and NACO, clients of Emergence and members of the Emergence community get to take advantage of a 40% discount for each workshop by entering the promo code “NACOMember” at checkout. (See: Discount for Emergence community at Atlantic investor and entrepreneur workshops.)

The workshops in St. John’s, Halifax and Charlottetown include a post-workshop cocktail reception with drinks and finger food. The workshops in Moncton and Fredericton include lunch.  

The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Angels workshop is designed specifically for entrepreneurs who want to improve their ability to attract angel investment, and who want to build a positive ongoing relationship with their angel investors once they have invested. Click here to register for this workshop at the location of your choice!

The “Structuring Deals and Term Sheets” workshop is focused on structuring investment deals to maximize the value created and protect returns from adverse events. Click here to register for this workshop at the location of your choice!

For further information about the workshops, locations, and times and and to register: CLICK HERE! 

See also: “NACO Roadshow Begins April 30