5 Ways to Participate in the OKGN Angel Summit

Blog November 29, 2022

Posted by Alanna Haggard

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The OKGN Angel Summit is back for its fifth year! If you haven’t heard of it, the OKGN Angel Summit is an elevated pitch program that is designed to connect entrepreneurs and new investors. Throughout this 10-week program both the participating companies and investors will receive training in the capital-raising process setting them up for success at the Summit and in future investments. At the end of the program the top 6 companies will pitch live at the public finale, and the investors will determine which finalist will receive an investment of up to $250k. 

If you’re curious about the Summit, the five year anniversary is the perfect time to get involved. Unsure of how? We’ve highlighted 5 ways that you can plug in to this year’s Summit. 

1. Pitch for Capital 

This is for you if:

You are an early-stage company that is located within Western Canada (as far east as Manitoba and Northwest Territories), and you are currently seeking early-stage investment.

Entrepreneurs will learn how to create a strong pitch, build their data rooms, and clean up their term sheets. Entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to put this knowledge into practice as they develop their pitch, and build relationships with the investors. Companies who apply before the early-bird deadline will have the opportunity to receive feedback on their application, and make any edits before the final deadline. All of this support will result in one company taking home up to $250k in investment at the live finale. 



2. Join the Fund

This is for you if:

You are a new or experienced investor looking to learn more about investment in startups. Individuals must be or be able to become accredited in order to participate.  

Angel Summit investors will each contribute $5k to the investment fund, and they will receive training and guidance on the investment and due-diligence process. The goal of the Summit is to provide local investors with the opportunity to put their learning into practice throughout the 10-week program by vetting companies, providing feedback, and building relationships with early-stage entrepreneurs and other investors.



3. Make it Happen

This is for you if:

You are an established company or organization located within Western Canada, and are passionate about supporting the capital ecosystem. 

The Angel Summit would not be possible without the support of our sponsors, and we only have a few spaces left so let us know if you’re on board. As a Summit sponsor, your business will be featured on all promotional materials leading up to, during, and after the finale. You will also receive exclusive invitations to the quarter and semi final pitches, where you will have the opportunity to network with the investors and entrepreneurs. Our Peak and Apex level sponsors receive even more opportunities to connect during the program. 



4. Attend the Finale

This is for you if:

You are a community member who is looking to make in-person connections with entrepreneurs, investors, and the OKGNtech community. 

We are excited to invite community members to attend the live public finale on March 16th. At the finale, attendees will have the opportunity to watch the top 6 companies pitch for the investment. Attendees will also be able to enjoy the full in person experience with networking breaks, a keynote presentation, food, and beverages. At the finale attendees will also be able to have their voices heard by voting for the People’s Choice Award. We can’t wait to see you there. Tickets for the finale will be released in January, so make sure to stay connected to our channels to be the first to know when they are available.



5. Be a Champion!

This is for you if:

You want to support the Summit and all of the individuals involved. 

Throughout the venture to the Summit we will be posting blogs, interviews with the finalists and investors, and tons of other great information on our website and social channels. Our community cheerleaders are invited to join the experience by staying up to date, and sharing the journey with their networks. We will also be live streaming the finale so you won’t miss a beat!


There is something for everyone at this year’s Angel Summit. If you’re willing, you’re welcome and we can’t wait to see you there. 

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