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European Business Angels Week

It’s European Business Angels Week in 70 cities across Europe this week. It boggles the mind – 138 events in 34 countries – it must’ve taken an army to organize, so I ask Luis Galveias, EBAN’s Director of Secretariat to explain. Show #431 Stream, flash player or iTunes  

Innovate Calgary

Alex Raczenko is the Entrepreneur in Residence and Pitch Coach; Henry Kutarna is the leader of the Alberta Deal Generator investor group. Together they are part of Innovate Calgary, an incubator/accelerator that’s vertically integrated with the local investor community. Combine this with the strong energy sector economics of Calgary and you have all the ingredients […]

Joe Wallin, SEC Rule Changes

Seems like it was only a couple of years ago that Angel Capital Association became interested in public policy; now it seems not a minute too soon. Joe Wallin volunteers on the ACA’s Public Policy Committee and Marianne Hudson nominated him for this discussion. Joe’s a Partner in the Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine […]

LocaDreaming with Ash Kumra

Early coffee with Dream it Alive founder Ash Kumra. Got a well-established competitor in the local entrepreneurship ecosystem? Consider reinventing yourself to attack the market from a totally new vantage: Get hyper-local to grow entrepreneurship and build sustainable communities at the same time. Where to look for role models? Santa Monica is currently attracting the […]

Brian S. Cohen, NY Angels

He was the very first angel investor in Pinterest. We met in Austin last year at the ACA Annual Summit; this year we’ll see each other again in San Francisco. New York Angels‘ Chairman Brian S. Cohen has a new book, What Every Angel Investor Wants You to Know. And maybe as the title implies, […]

James Digby, Rockstart Accelerator

Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Baton Rouge? Meet James Digby; he’s one of the men behind Amsterdam’s Rockstart Accelerator. James and I met at the super, over-the-top Get In The Ring event in Rotterdam in November; he was the Master of Ceremonies. I knew he was behind an accelerator in Amsterdam and Copenhagen, so I made a note […]