AAAI 2010 National Angels Conference

Year of the Angel

In 2009 Australian Angels established new Angel groups, invested in exciting entrepreneurs and exited valuable businesses for high order returns. The Angel community stepped up to work with the Federal, State and Territory governments to help shape Australian innovation from the local grass roots level all the way to the new Commonwealth Commercialisation Institute.

In 2010 Australian Angels will continue to build their groups, invest in innovative companies in all technology sectors, be active contributors to the early-stage community and ecosystem in Australia.

Already an Angel investor, or are just thinking about becoming one, join us to:

• share in the latest in Angel education at the Master Classes;
• hear about real Angel deals that are in the works;
• get the latest research on the Australian Angel sector;
• review trends in Angel investment around the world;
• learn how Angel investments can be more successful;
• explore the construction of an Angel exit; and
• understand Angels building communities of interest with their corporate partners.

AAAI will present the views of Angel investors and other investors and professionals from across Australia and around the world.

If you are interested in how Australians investing in Australian innovation make remarkable financial returns and help Australia prosper in these challenging times then please, join us at the AAAI 2010 National Angels Conference.

Conference Programme

Confirmed Speakers

  • David Henderson, UniQuest (Qld)
  • Bob Christiansen, Southern Cross Venture Partners (Qld)
  • Amanda Heyworth, Playford Capital (SA)
  • Neil Finlayson, BioInnovationSA (SA)
  • Gerry Cawson, Minter Ellison (SA)
  • Andrew Hamilton, Angel Association of New Zealand (AANZ)
  • Bill Payne, Vegas Valley Angels (USA)
  • Susan Preston, CalCEF (USA)
  • Daniel Mothersill, President of NACO (Canada)
  • Roger Coats, TransTasman Fund (SA)
  • David Spear, President of SA Chapter AICD (SA)
  • Norman Evans, Upstart Angels (NZ)
  • David Akers, Angel HQ (NZ)
  • Alan Noble, Google Australia (SA)
  • Viki Forrest, ANZA Techn­ology Network (USA)
  • David Kowalski, Country Cars (NSW)
  • Peter Vroom, NetPriva & Rocksoft (SA)
  • Mike Hirshorn, Four Hats Capital (NSW)
  • Karl Jacoby, Techniche Ltd (Qld)
  • Mel Bridges, Chairman of Parma Corporation (Qld)
  • Andrew Loch, Gold Coast Angels (Qld)
  • Jordan Green, Melbourne Angels (Vic)
  • Heath Shonhan, Bentleys (Qld)
  • Bob Waldie, OpenGear (Qld)
  • Larry Lopez, RedDog Capital (WA)

Platinum Sponsor

Innovate SA

Gold Sponsors



Australian Government - DIISR

Clever Green 2010

Silver Sponsors

TransTasman Fund

Southern Cross Ventures

Bronze Sponsors

Minter Ellison


Davies Collison Cave

Playford Capital

Wednesday 17 February 2010 - Day 1

10:00am - 12:00pm

Government Innovation Policy Forum

"Building the Community" (All delegates welcome)

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Angel Investing Master Class Workshops:


(Angel Investing Australia: Introduction to Angel Investing)


(Power of Angel Investing: Due Diligence)

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Opening Networking Drinks

Thursday 18 February 2010 - Day 2

7:30am - 8:15am

Continental Breakfast

8:30am - 8:35am

Chairman's Opening Address

8:35am - 8:55am

Minister's Opening Address

Theme 1

"International Investment Communities"

9:00am -10:30am

Session 1: International Trends in Angel Investing & other Early-Stage Investing

10:30am - 11:00am

Morning Tea

11:00am -12:30pm

Session 2: How the Best Angel Groups have Built their Investment Community

12:30pm - 2:00pm

Session 3: Active Angel Deals Luncheon

Theme 2

"Australian Corporate and Angel Investment Communities"

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Session 4: Australian Trends in Corporate Investing and Innovation

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Afternoon Tea

4:00pm - 5:30pm

Session 5: Entrepreneurs Leveraging the Investment Community to Build Successful Companies

5:30pm - 6:30pm


6:30pm - 11:00pm

Conference Dinner


Friday 19 February 2010 - Day 3

7:30am - 9:00am

Session 6: Elevator pitches by entrepreneurs

Continental Breakfast

Theme 3

"Sophisticated and Safe Angel Investing"

9:00am -10:30am

Session 7: The Prenuptial - Investing while Maintaining Compliance with the Australian Regulatory Framework

10:30am - 11:00am

Morning Tea

11:00am - 12:30pm

Session 8: The Postnuptial - Managing the Investment with Diligence

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Buffet Lunch

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Session 9: The Exit - When the Time is Right

3:00pm - 4:00pm

AAAI Annual General Meeting

4:00pm Conference Close




(inc GST)

Early Bird

[Until December 31]



Sponsor & Speaker Registration Here
Full Rate
$715 $990
Includes all sessions, workshops, conference lunches, cocktails and gala dinner. Bonus value - discounted admission to the Clever Green Conference and dinner.

Delegates bringing Dinner Guests: $117 for Dinner Only



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Moseley Square
South Australia 5045


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