Upcoming events



Desert Angels Dinner Meeting

Desert Angels members and their guests are invited to our September dinner meeting.

Starts: Thursday, 27 September 2018 05:00 PM
Ends: Thursday, 27 September 2018 08:00 PM



White Hat Investors Meeting

October 3-4, 2018 – Phoenix, AZ

The West was won by innovators, investors, and prospectors who understood the value of discovery and accepted the challenge of investing in new frontiers.

Today innovators across the Rocky Mountain Southwest Region are pioneering new ways to :

  •   Prevent disease and improve health.
  •   Provide more timely and accurate diagnostics
  •   Personalize therapies so that the right patient gets the right treatments at the right time and has the best possible outcome
  •   Engineer medical devices that improve the quality of life
  •   Utilize the best of information technology to promote healthy behaviors, manage disease, and improve access to care.

Join us to meet a new generation of biotech and healthcare pioneers at  White Hat Investors 2018, the biotech and healthcare investor conference that showcases the best of the Rocky Mountain & Southwest Region at the Phoenix Convention Center on October 3 & 4, 2018 at the high point of Arizona Bioscience Week.

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Fundamentals of Angel Investing

This essential workshop is part of the Southwest Regional Angel Meeting in Phoenix, AZ.  More details available soon.

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Southwest Regional Angel Conference

Save the Date – October 9-10, Phoenix, AZ

ACA is excited to join the Arizona Tech Investors in announcing the 2018 ACA Southwest Regional Meeting.  Plan to join us for this exclusive event built by angels-for-angels to grow your access to leading industry trends and connections to regional investment partners – and innovative companies – for syndication.

This year’s event provides access to three separate professional development sessions including ACA Education Workshops on the Fundamentals of Angel Investing, Term Sheets, and the ACA Regional Meeting. Investors will be invited to attend each and may select which to attend – or may attend all three.

For more information, click here or email Jim Goulka.

To register, click here




TENWEST Festival

October 12-21, 2018 – Downtown Tucson, AZ

Welcoming more than 5,000 Tucsonans, the annual TENWEST Festival invites you to experience 100+ unique events that encourage curiosity and discovery in the arts, social impact, STEM, entrepreneurship, technology, and sustainability. Your passport for the ten days of TENWEST Festival gives you access to exhibitions, workshops, discussions, performances, panels, demonstrations, and mixers.

TENWEST Festival is an opportunity to discover what your next Tucson looks like. Experience a weeklong celebration of the best and most unique that Tucson has to offer. Through panels, talks, performances, mixers, and workshops, TENWEST Festival will help you connect and explore things not available in your daily life.

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here




October 16, 2018 – Tucson, AZ

IdeaFunding is your best opportunity to connect with startup leaders, learn key skills to launch your company and take the next steps to raising funds, and launching your company. Every October in Tucson, IdeaFunding brings together the best of the southwestern startup ecosystem for a full day of pitch competitions, panels, discussions, speakers and networking around best practices, key lessons and next steps to launch a company.

For more information or to register, click here



Desert Angels Dinner Meeting

Desert Angels members and their guests are invited to our October dinner meeting.

Starts: Thursday, 25 October 2018 05:00 PM
Ends: Thursday, 25 October 2018 08:00 PM



2018 Angel Capital Association Leadership Conference

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Save the date – November 8-9, 2018!  ACA members, when was the last time you were eager to share your ideas with other leading angels?  Join us in Irvine, CA for the next ACA Leadership Workshop.

This event is for angel group and platform leaders – but also for active, leading angels who may or may not be in an angel group.  This is your meeting, with your chance to really connect with other angels in an intimate setting and a very interactive program.  We will be developing brand new topics and discussions for very experienced angels.

The workshop offers content that is not provided in any other ACA events.  More importantly, it will include a library of take-home materials that some of you have asked for before.

Besides great conversation, top level materials, and the opportunity to talk regularly afterwards with your peers, another reason to come is that we will offer a $100 discount to attend the 2019 Summit to everyone who attends the workshop.  If you hadn’t heard, the 2019 Summit is April 24-26 in Chicago.

Stay tuned for more details about the program and logistics.



Desert Angels Dinner Meeting

Desert Angels members and their guests are invited to our November dinner meeting.

Starts: Thursday, 29 November 2018 05:00 PM
Ends: Thursday, 29 November 2018 08:00 PM



Desert Angels Dinner Meeting

Desert Angels members and their guests are invited to our December dinner meeting.

Starts: Thursday, 20 December 2018 05:00 PM
Ends: Thursday, 20 December 2018 08:00 PM