2024 Keynoters

Paul Roetzer
Marketing AI Institute

Charu Ramanathan

Ratmir Timashev
Entrepreneur, Investor, Philanthropist

Kwame Anku
Black Star Fund

2024 Agenda

The 2024 Summit celebrates the innovation and growth of the early-stage ecosystem through the power of angel investing! Just as you would your next investment, we invite you to study the emerging agenda, check-in on our frequent additions to the available sessions, and plan your next crucial conversation with colleagues in the room. 

Agenda is still under development and subject to change. 

Angel University - Boards Basics Course - Additional Registration Required $$2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Angel University - Due Diligence Course - Additional Registration Required $$2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
ACA Summit Welcome 4:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Celebrate! The Luis Villalobos and Hans Severiens Awards4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
Kickoff Keynote - Software’s Next Chapter: Ratmir Timashev’s Journey through Ohio, a Multibillion Dollar Exit, and Scaling Innovation in the American Heartland5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
Opening Night Reception (All Attendees)6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Evening Optional Events - (Additional Registrations Required)7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Breakfast Briefing: Investing Into Life Sciences: Two Distinct Examples of Arriving at the Exit8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
Breakfast Briefings: Are (we) angel investors “tourists”?8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
Investor Meetups - University Affiliated Investors & Groups8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
ACA Summit Welcome Back & Resource Announcement9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Keynote - Fireside Chat with Paul Roetzer - Investing in AI: How to Make Smarter Investment Decisions about AI-Powered Companies9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Innovation Funders Showcase10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Beyond Investing - The Crucial Role of Angels in Building Startup Ecosystems11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Exponential Angel Investing - Future of Technology11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Investor Organizations - Smart Practices for Group Management11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
SEEDing the Innovation Ecosystem11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
"So What Really Happened" -- A Structured Approach to Learning from Both Great Exits and Write-offs11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
The Greatest Debate (III): Securities Structures for Winning Portfolios11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Networking Break11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
ACA Summit Networking Lunch12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Celebrate! Angel Investor Foundation - Impacting the Future1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Keynote: From Seed to Success: Creating the Conditions for a New Kind of Alpha. 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Innovation Funders Showcase2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Networking Break 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Angel Groups and Affiliated Funds: Benefits and Challenges3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Building Exit Ramps to Private Equity3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Catalyzing New Angels - Creating the Next Generation3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Getting Back to Basics: Lessons Learned from the Venture Market Correction3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Impact Investing: Accelerating Positive Change and Positive Financial Return3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
10 Key Items We Have Learned For Successful Angel Investing Based on Data Driven Insights4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
Exploring Legal Dynamics in Investment: Insights from Leading Legal Experts4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
Making Your Angel Group Indispensable – Time to Step Up!4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
Meet the Family Offices4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
Revolutionizing Angel Investment: The AI Advantage in Managing Angel Groups and its use by Portfolio Companies4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
Innovation Showcase Venture Bucks Reception5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Annual AIF Celebration: Show Her The Money OR Poker Night - $$$ Additional Registration is Required6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Peer Syndication Group Breakfasts8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
Welcome Back! 9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
Keynote - Angels for Change: Powering Purposeful Ventures9:10 AM - 9:50 AM
Cleantech Sector High Growth Areas where Angels Can Invest and Make Money10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Current Trends in Deep Tech Investing10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Syndicate - Don't Replicate10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
What’s New with AngelBox: Supporting New Angel Groups (in any form)10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Doing Discovery & Due Diligence Differently 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Public Policy for Investors: Realtime Updates from Washington DC11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Securing the Future: The Strategic Edge of Deep Tech & Defense Technologies11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
The Rise and Fall of an Angel Community: A Cautionary Tale11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Working Lunch / ACA Member Meeting / Birds of a Feather11:45 AM - 1:15 PM


  • Vision and Inspiration 

  • Group Leaders

  • Tricks of the Trade

  • The Evolving Ecosystem

  • Sector Trends & Updates

The 2024 Summit Agenda is still under development and subject to change.