Growth stage issuers and investors congregate at the AlphaNorth Capital Event Conference
By Ryan Aceman
• “Investment Speed Dating” style meetings exposed attendees to innovative ideas and potential financings and after-market support
• An ideal set-up for companies in the growth stage looking for investors
• The Bahamas offered a first-class experience within throwing distance of financial )
Between January 18th–20th, investment professionals and budding growth stage businesses gathered at the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in the Bahamas for an extraordinary conference experience.
Neil Currie, Co-founder and a Managing Partner at Capital Event Management, spoke about the conference’s growing popularity and major benefits for attendees.
“The events are intimate and very effective and there’s always a waitlist of companies who want to be involved. It’s a good sign for how we’re doing things. We emphasize quality over quantity to ensure the best overall experience.”
Currie also notes the importance of fostering a healthy level of competition and camaraderie amongst attendees. With so many like-minded individuals, shared experiences, and compelling stories, the relationships that are built at this conference often become the most impactful. “To get the most out of this event, it’s important to go in with an open mind and focus on building relationships. Everyone’s there for the same reason,” Currie stated.
The weekend was an overall comprehensive educational experience for both investors and issuers. For investors, they gained exposure to emerging trends spearheaded by promising companies, while issuers shared their vision and made new contacts with key investors and influencers.
As for the location, the Bahamas may not be the first thought when it comes to investing, but the rationale is sensible. As Currie points out, “We designed the event, so attendees were incentivized to leave their regular life for a weekend. The Bahamas are just a puddle jump from the East Coast’s financial hubs.”