Speaking Engagements

PowerPoint presentations from some of my recent talks:

Only 25% of Saleable Companies Successfully Exit
Alliance of Angels
Seattle, WA
December 9, 2013

Planning for More Exits
NACO Annual Summit
Banff, Alberta
November 22, 2013

Trends in Exits and Angel Investment
Opening Keynote
Optimum Vesting
Double Your Exits
6th Annual Angel Summit
Dunedin, New Zealand
October 31, 2013

How Not to Blow the Biggest Deal of Your Life
Buyouts West Conference
Silicon Valley
October 7, 2013

Exits Workshop - The Netherlands
Nyenrode Business Universiteit
Breukelen, Netherlands
September 26, 2013

Start at the End - Singular Software
New Ventures BC
June 5, 2013

What Happened to Venture Capital?
University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business
BAEN 505 Venture Capitalist Finance of Entrepreneurship
April 24, 2013

Why Every Company Should Have an Exit Strategy
Vancouver Angel Forum
March 11, 2013

The Psychology of Exits - Transaction Roadblocks and Intangible Negative Value Drivers
Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors
Chicago Il
July 10, 2012

Start at the End - Your Exit Strategy
New Ventures BC
June 6, 2012

Angel Financing and the Preferred Path to Exit
ACG Vancouver
March 16, 2012

Startup Financing - Different Than A Decade Ago
University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business
BAEN 505 Venture Capitalist Finance of Entrepreneurship
March 15, 2012

How Exits Have Changed in 2012
Angel Capital Association Annual Summit,
Austin TX
March 5, 2012
Videos available here.

Selling Your Business: Considerations and Understanding Value
BDC's Exit This Way Seminar: Preparing for a Successful Sale of Your Business
Burnaby, BC
February 7, 2012

Selling Your Company
John Warrillow's Built To Sell Workshop,
Las Vegas NV
January 16, 2012

The Optimum Exits Workshop
Acetech Vancouver, BC
December 7, 2011
1. Section 1 - Introduction: Exits Are The Best Part
2. Section 2 - Every Company Needs an Exit Strategy
3. Section 3 - Financing Your Company
4. Section 4 - Exit Timing
5. Section 5 - Planning Your Exit
6. Section 6 - Exit Valuation
7. Section 7 - Exit Timeline
8. Section 8 - The Exit Team
9. Section 9 - Maximizing Value
10. Section 10 - Closing & Life Strategies

It's The Angels Time
National Angel Capital Assocation Summit
Opening Keynote
Silicon Valley
May 5, 2010
Video available here.

1. Early Exits Workshop Part 1 - Angel Investing in the 21st Century
2. Early Exits Workshop Part 2 - Exit Strategy
3. Early Exits Workshop Part 3 - Exit Execution
4. Early Exits Workshop Part 4 - Exit Valuation
Sponsored by: Angel Capital Association National Summit, San Francisco

Exit Strategies for Entrepreneurs
Acetech Growth Strategy Group,
Vancouver BC
November 18, 2009

A Golden Era in Technology M&A - New Opportunities for M&A Professionals
ACG Vancouver Chapter
November 18, 2009

Angel Term Sheet Evolution
Bellingham Angel Education Breakfast
November 17, 2009
(Dan Rosen's PowerPoint Presentation here)
Video available here.

Planning and Executing Early Exits - New Strategies and Practical Suggestions
Dinner Keynote at the Alberta Deal Generator TEC Edmonton,
Edmonton AB
November 5, 2009

Board Composition and Independence
Being a Director in the 21st Century
October 27, 2009

Board Time Commitments
Being a Director in the 21st Century
October 27, 2009

How Bad Boards Kill Good Companies
Being a Director in the 21st Century
October 27, 2009

The Challenges of Corporate Governance Today
Being a Director in the 21st Century
October 27, 2009

This is a Golden Era for Entrepreneurs and Angel Investors
WUTIF Emerging Company Showcase, Vancouver BC
October 23, 2009

Selling a Business - A Guide for Angel Investors and Entrepreneurs
National Angel Capital Organization Summit,
Keynote Speech
Toronto, Ont
October 15, 2009
Video available here.

‘Exit Early - Exit Often’ - New Strategies for Angel Investors and Entrepreneurs
Capital Connects! Southeastern Angel Capital Conference
Keynote Speech
Greensboro, NC
October 1, 2009
Video is available here.

The One Page Term Sheet for Angel Investors
Vancouver Angel Forum Term Sheet and Valuation Workshop
September 21, 2009

Exit Strategies for Angel Investors
Northwest Energy Angels
Seattle, WA
September 11, 2009
Video is available here.

Early Exits ? Your Golden Opportunity
Okanagan Research & Innovation Centre (ORIC)
Kelowna, BC
June 18, 2009
Video is available here.

Start at the End - Your Exit Strategy
New Ventures BC Seminar
June 30, 2009
Video is available here.

Financing Options and Exit Strategy for Technology Companies
UBC Sauder School of Business Entrepreneurial Finance and Private Equity Course
May 7, 2009

Exit Strategies for Angel Investors
Angel Capital Association Annual Summit Workshop, Part 1
Atlanta, GA
April 15, 2009
Video is available here.

Maximizing Exit Value
Angel Capital Association Annual Summit Workshop, Part 2
Atlanta, GA
April 15, 2009
Video is available here.

Exit Strategies for Angel Investors and Entrepreneurs
Bellingham Angel Group
March 27, 2009

Exit Strategies for Angel Backed Companies in Today's Economy
Angel Capital Association Southwest Regional Meeting,
Tucson, AZ
March 23, 2009

Sustainable Innovation
SFU Surrey Sustainable Innovation Class
Surrey, BC
February 25, 2009

Don't Blow The Biggest Deal of Your Life
The Vancouver Chapter of EO (Entrepreneurs Organization)
February 19, 2009
Video is available here.
EOTV Summary Video is available here.

Start Up Now
Enterprize 2009 Awards Dinner
Keynote Speech
February 7, 2009.
Video is available here.

Start Your Company While You Are Still in University
Western Washington University, MBA Association Special Guest Lecture
Bellingham, WA
January 26, 2009

Exit Strategies for Angel Investors
Bellingham Angel Education
September 30, 2008

How Bad Boards Kill Good Companies
Being a Director in the 21st Century
September 29, 2008

Board Composition and Independence
Being a Director in the 21st Century Workshop
September 29, 2008

Board Time Commitments
Being a Director in the 21st Century Workshop
September 29, 2008

What You Need to Know About VC’s vs Angels
FundFindr.TV Interview August 18, 2008

Angel Fund Manager Basil Peters on Secrets to the Vault
FundFindr.TV Interview June 17, 2008

Your First Financing is the Most Important
New Ventures BC
May 21, 2008
New Ventures has a webcast of this talk available here

Angel Investing - Structuring for Success
Presented at the Alberta Deal Generator Investor Briefing
March 26, 2008

Funding Your Startup
Presented to the UBC New Venture Design Class
March 11, 2008

Starting Your Company at UVIC
Presented at the Launch of the UVIC Innovation Center
March 4, 2008

Starting Your Company at UBC
Presented to UBC ACE Scholarship Recipients
January 22, 2008

University Millionaires
SFU Engineering Students
November 21, 2007

Your First Financing - The Friends and Family Round
New Ventures BC
May 31, 2007

Going Public - Is it right for your company?
VEF Acetech CEO War Stories
November 28, 2006

Being an Entrepreneur at University
SFU Engineering Students
July 25, 2006

Early Friends and Family Financings
Telus New Ventures Seminar Series
May 5, 2006

Being an Entrepreneur in the 21st Century
UBC Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship
Mar 3 2006

Financing Your Tech Company
BCTIA Tech Forum
February 23, 2006

Being an Entrepreneur at University
UBC Electrical and Computer Engineering
January 26, 2006

Technology and Your Business
Massive Technology Show and Conference
March 30, 2005

Better Ways to Finance Early Stage Companies
Angel Forum Special Event
December 8, 2004

What a Fund Manager Wants
Entrepreneurial Bootcamp
June 14, 2004

Investing in the Future of British Columbia
Canaccord Investment Conference
January 10, 2004

Building Your Successful Company
MISTIC Slaying Dragons II
Nanaimo, BC
November 7, 2003

Building a Mentoring Board
Acetech Academy for Technology CEOs
October 23, 2003

Deal Structures and the Current VC Climate
Cross Border Venture Capital
June 8, 2003

Developing a Financing Structure That Sells
Raising Capital Seminar
June 10, 2003

After the Angels, VC or Early Public Financing
6th Angel Forum
October 27, 1999

Do You Have What It Takes to be an Entrepreneur?
Acetech Early
November 26, 1998

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