Meet the NACO Academy Roadshow Workshop lead presenters!

April 12, 2018

We recently announced that Emergence has joined forces with the National Angel Capital Organization to deliver a series of workshops across Atlantic Canada for investors and entrepreneurs. Click here to see that story!

540x100fPNGThat was followed with the announcement of a discount code for Emergence portfolio companies and members of the Emergence community. Click here to see THAT story!

Now: an opportunity to meet your workshop leaders – Pieter Dorsman and Kirk Hamilton.


Kirk Hamilton

Kirk Hamilton  will lead the workshop entitled: “An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Angels“. This session is designed 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!

Kirk is an executive with international experience implementing strategies for technology adoption to capitalize on unique business opportunities in Information Technology, Telecom, and Manufacturing industries. As CEO of a number of public and private companies for over 20 years, he has led them from a loss position to profitability. During his career, the scope of his assignments ranges from the repositioning and turnaround of a global provider of smart card equipment and software solutions, NBS Technologies Inc, to major telecom start-up operations with leading-edge technology for BCE and others, to turnarounds of manufacturing operations within GE Canada.


Pieter Dorsman

Pieter Dorsman will lead the session entitled: “Structuring Deals & Term Sheets“. This session will show you how to structure investment deals to maximize the value created and to protect your returns from any adverse events.  Click here to register for this workshop at the location of your choice!

Pieter is a seasoned advisor, investor, and mentor is President & CEO of Redpeaks Management Inc., a consulting firm focused on advising early-stage technology companies on finance and investment, corporate development, legal structure, and overall business strategies. Pieter is one of the directors of E-Fund, a Vancouver-based angel investment fund. He is also chairman of Lambda Solutions Inc., a cloud-based learning company. Previously, he co-founded Actenum Corporation and structured the start, financing, and exit of ClearVision Technologies.

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

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. 

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.  

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

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.