October 14, 2016
The 2016 Angel Investor and Entrepreneur Summit, sponsored by the Kentucky Angels and SPARK, was a success!
The KYAN/SPARK Investor & Entrepreneur Summit held on October 14th was a great success with 113 attendees from across the Commonwealth and the region! The Summit featured various informative presentations and panels. Bill Strench and Ken Sagan, discussed with attendees the basics of term sheets & crowdfunding. There was also a panel of Kentucky angel and venture funds (see picture below) who presented to and answered questions from the Summit attendees about their respective funds and the challenges facing these funds. A third interactive panel of Kentucky angel investors lead the group in a very engaging interactive session on company valuation. The day wrapped up with a keynote address by Alejandro Cremades, the Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Onevest and the author of The Art of Startup Fundraising, in which Alejandro provided attendees with his unique perspective on startup fundraising from the viewpoint of both the entrepreneur and angel investor
The Summit attendees witnessed a historic moment for Kentucky, with is believed to be the largest gathering of KY Angel Funds and regional Venture Capitalist Firms on a single program panel. Members of this panel included John Moore (Marshall Ventures), Jim Fugitte (Lincoln Trail Venture Group), Brad Zapp (Connetic Ventures), Don Perry (Tri-State Angels), Marty McClellan (Enterprise Angels Fund), Scott Jacobs (Queen City Angels), Chris Young (Bluegrass Angels), Elizabeth Rounsavall (Chrysalis Ventures), and Don Aquilano (Allos Ventures)