Investor Login

Preparing for an Exit – NACO Academy Workshop

SFU Venture Labs, 555 W Hastings St, 11th Floor, Vancouver, BC V6B

Both entrepreneurs and angels enter into a deal with the expectation that there will be a high value exit within 3 to 6 years. Great exits often take longer and require more capital than expected. Planning for an exit will help drive your business strategy and aligns expectations of all stakeholders. By preparing the information required for due diligence for larger rounds or an Exit will increase the likelihood of a close, get a deal done sooner, and is proven to increase your valuation, simply by being better prepared and having more options. Being prepared also will reduce the stress that is put on you and your team, and will allow your core team to remain focused on the business during this process that often takes several months.


Only 25% of exit conversations lead to an exit that entrepreneurs and investors are happy with In 75% of the cases the company loses out on a good deal because they were ill prepared.


Join David Rowat active angel investor, board member and advisor for early stage technology companies and Basil Peters, M&A Advisor in this 4-hour interactive workshop on preparing for an exit. Enjoy the insights from exited entrepreneurs and experts on our panels and leave with a workbook that will help you and your team get ready for your exit.


In this workshop you will learn:

  • How to build alignment of all stakeholders around your exit strategy
  • How to prepare your business and your team for an exit
  • What information to prepare for your digital data room and how to manage it
  • How to be ready for due diligence and minimize distraction of your core team



8.30 Registration & Networking

9.00 Why prepare for an exit and exit preparedness essentials

10.00 Discussion – Case studies or panel with entrepreneurs and investors

10.15 Break

10.30 Preparing your financial projections, roadmap, sales funnel and more

11.30 Exercise – Your team and the jobs to be done to be prepared for an exit.

11.45 Questions and Answers

12.00 Lunch for those who plan to attend the afternoon workshop on Valuation


Who should attend

Investors, Founders and Entrepreneurs, CEO’s and CFO’s

Join VANTEC to stay informed about the latest early stage investment opportunities via our monthly meetings and newsletter announcing the deals to be presented, and benefit from reduced price investor events and workshops. Membership is $500, $300 for E-Fund and WUTIF investors.
VANTEC Members only pay $75.
E-Fund investors use promocode efund25 to get 25% off the non-member price

More Information & Tickets