September 27, 2017

NACO Summit 2017

TandemLaunch’s Partners at the 2017 NACO Summit

By Claudia Torregrosa

Meet TandemLaunch’s Partners at the 2017 NACO Summit!


The National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) supports Angels as they help entrepreneurs turn good ideas into great businesses. As the only national industry association for Angel investors in Canada, NACO represents over 40 networks comprised of over 3000 Angel investors across Canada. Members assist Canadian startups in every region and industry to execute their vision and compete on the global stage by providing them with patient risk capital, expert advice, and professional networks when traditional financial and other institutions cannot.

The annual summit gathers over 500 investors, partners and industry leaders from around the world at the flagship event for the Global Angel investor community.


Helge Seetzen, TandemLaunch’s General Partner & CEO, will be the Keynote Speaker on Wednesday October 4 from 8:45 am to 9:15 am. The day’s theme is “At the Heart of the Innovation Ecosystem” and the keynote’s topic is “Canada Open for Business: Taking the Lead in Innovation”. The purpose of this keynote is to review some of the positive conditions that have helped position the Canadian innovation ecosystem as a leader in recent years, and how as Angels and entrepreneurs we can best take advantage of this momentum to ensure Canada takes a leadership role in the economy of the future.  In doing so, the keynote will also give a good context for the remainder of the day which will focus on multiple sectors where Canadian startups and investors are working with global leaders to drive innovation and generate growth and returns.

Emilie Boutros, TandemLaunch’s Partner & CFO will be a panelist on Thursday October 5, a day themed “Bringing the Early-Stage Ecosystem Together”. She will participate to the plenary from 9 am to 10:15 am and discuss “Building a Sustainable Early-Stage Ecosystem”.


The 2017 NACO Summit is held at the Marriott Chateau Champlain in Montreal from October 2 to October 5, 2017.