Southern Nevada Angel Conference

October 9-10, 2019 | Las Vegas City Hall: Council Chambers


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Learn how to be a highly successful early stage investor. Network with experienced angels, fund managers, family offices, and early stage venture firms. Hear presentations and panel discussions with experienced fund managers, angel investors, and successfully exited founders. See pitches from well vetted start-up founders seeking pre-seed and seed capital investments.


Learn how to present your startup in a way that investors will understand and take seriously. Hear from experienced founders with successful exits. Have the chance to apply to pitch your startup at the event — or afterward to StartUpNV.


Our Speaker & Panel Line-Up

Successful Angel Investors and Founders to help you learn

sponsored by:


Bernie Brenner

Rollick, Inc

Founder / CEO


George Moncrief


Tech Scout


Lisa Song-Sutton

Forbes | TEDx

Investor / Founder / Speaker


Jeremy Neilson




Carolyn Goodman

City of Las Vegas



Angela Jackson

Portland Seed Fund

Co-Founder & Managing Director


Linda Smith

Angel Capital Association

Chairman of the Board


Mark Brennan

Brennan Consulting Group

Founder & CEO


Paul Smith

Sierra Angels | Tyrolian Investments

Angel | General Partner


Jeffrey Saling

StartUpNV | FundNV

Co-Founder & Executive Director


Claire England

Kauffman Venture Fund

Kauffman Fellow


Bill Payne

Angel Resource Institute

Fellow | Lead Investor


Bill Botts

Rebel Venture Fund



Bob Anderson

Snell & Wilmer | Holland & Hart

M&A Partner (retired)


Bradley Bertoch

MountainWest Capital Network

Co-Founder / Director


Mysty Rusk

University of San Diego

Director, Innovation Center


Madeline Feldman

StartUpNV | FundNV

Ops Director & Biz Dev


Troy Vosseller




Katie Neilson




Catherine Cortez-Masto

State of Nevada

US Senator


Date / Time


Speaker / Panelists


October 9, 2019
6:30 - 8:00 pm

Registration, Networking & Social Hour | Light Apps & Drinks | Pre-Event Inspiration

7:00 - 7:15 pmWelcome & Event LogisticsJeff SalingCity Hall Lobby
October 10, 2019
Welcome Track - all attendees
7:30 - 8:15 amRegistration:
Networking & Coffee | Light Breakfast Buffet
City Hall Lobby & Art Gallery
8:15 - 8:20Conference Kick-offJeff SalingCouncil Chambers
8:20 - 8:30Welcome to Las VegasMayor GoodmanCouncil Chambers
Track #1 - Investors: Angels, Early Stage, Friends & Family, Pre-Seed, Seed

8:30 - 12:00Course: Fundamentals of Angel Investing | Angel Capital AssociationBill PayneCity Hall Cafe


Angela Jackson, Linda Smith, George Moncrief, Bill Botts, Bob Anderson, Mark Brennan
Track #2 - Founders: Capital Raisers & the Start-Up "Curious"
8:30 - 9:15

Presentation & Panel:

Raising Capital for a Start-up

Panel: Mark Brennan, Bernie Brenner
Amanda SignorelliCouncil Chambers
9:15 - 9:45

Networking Break

Patio / Art Gallery
9:45 - 10:45

Presentation & Panel:

Capital Stage Requirements: Pre-seed to A Round

Panel: Linda Smith, Claire England, Brad Bertoch, Paul Smith
Madeline FeldmanCouncil Chambers
10:45 - 11:15Networking BreakPatio / Art Gallery
11:15 - 12:00


Ask Me Anything
George MoncriefCouncil Chambers
Track #3 - all attendees
12:00 - 12:45 pmLunch & Founder Interviews with iDemand, Castango, and SocratesPatio
12:45 - 1:05

Fireside Chat:

Building an Angel Ecosystem - Lessons from Seattle Angel Conference in San Diego
Mysty RuskCouncil Chambers
1:05 - 1:30


Building an Start-up Ecosystem - Lessons from Madison, WI & Gener8tor
Troy VossellerCouncil Chambers
1:30 - 2:00


Early Investor Benefits for You & Your Community via the Portland Seed Fund
Angela JacksonCouncil Chambers
2:00 - 2:15Networking BreakPatio / Art Gallery
2:15 - 3:00

Fireside Chat:

Building Startup Ecosystems
Claire EnglandCouncil Chambers
3:00 - 3:45


The Path to IPO, acquisition & attracting investment. Stories from Austin, TrueCar, & Rollick
Bernie BrennerCouncil Chambers
3:45 - 4:00Networking BreakPatio / Art Gallery
4:00 - 5:30Pitches (6)
2 Pre-seed: Right Hearted Weddings | HiBear Outdoor
4 Seed: PantyDrop | SNOOZ | Free Brands | Care Share

SNAC pitch registration closed. Pitch to StartUpNV at PITCH

Panel: G Moncrief / A Jackson / B Brenner / M Rusk / C England / A Signorelli / M Brennan / T Vosseller / B Anderson
Bill Payne & Bill Botts Council Chambers
5:30 - 6:00Networking & CocktailsPatio
6:00 - 6:15Check Awards to Start-UpsJeff SalingPatio
6:15 - 7:30After PartyPatio

Location:   Las Vegas City Hall – City Council Chambers

Date:  October 9 (6:30p-8:00p) | October 10 (7:30a – 7:30p)

Incubation / Acceleration for Nevada Companies

Pitches heard most Wednesdays in Las Vegas and Reno

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