Arlene Dickinson Joins the OKGN Angel Summit 2021 as Keynote Speaker

Blog February 10, 2021

Posted by Jenna Stasuk

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The OKGN Angel Summit is back for its third year! Join us at the March 18th Finale to watch the remaining 6 entrepreneurs make their final pitch virtually to the group of 29 investors for their chance at a $145K investment.

Arlene Dickinson, star of Dragons’ Den, will headline as the keynote speaker for the night. Dickinson, a legend in the Canadian business world, is the General Partner of District Ventures Capital—a fund focused on helping to market, fund, and grow entrepreneurs in the food and health space. She will take to the virtual stage and speak candidly about her entrepreneurial journey and reveal everything you need to know—and do—to start, run, and grow a great business.

On stage, she displays a palpable and infectious belief in the entrepreneurial spirit; she’ll remind us of the major contributions Canadians have made to international business and the entrepreneurial tradition. Audience members will be given an opportunity to ask Dickinson questions during the Q&A.

Join us for the third annual OKGN Angel Summit Finale to see Arlene Dickinson and find out who will take the $145,000 investment! Save A Virtual Seat >>

The Summit Finale is the culmination of a 10-week program that seeks to train new angel investors and entrepreneurs on the investment process, while also working to improve access to capital for growing businesses. The 29 participating investors have already been busy evaluating the companies since the beginning of January. They have refined the list from over 40 applicants to the top 24. These 24 companies have participated in the quarter-finals, where they delivered a 3-minute quick-pitch to the group of investors, looking to make it into the top 12.  You can learn more about the quarter-finalists here.

Investments and dragons aside, the OKGN Angel Summit Finale on March 18 is all about celebrating community and strengthening connections in the BC startup ecosystem. The Summit Finale will be hosted on Remo, a virtual networking platform, that allows for attendees to move around the venue, gather with friends in small groups, and chat one on one with other guests.

Tickets for this year’s summit are free for members of Accelerate Okanagan. If you are looking for a red-carpet experience, then we have just the thing. Purchase our Go Big & Stay Home ‘Box Seats’. We’ll send a special Finale night box set with every you need for the night. You can learn more about ticket options here.

Keep an eye on our blog for updates on the investor’s progress as they narrow down the list of companies to the final 6 that will participate in the Finale and get a chance at a $145K investment.

For tickets and more information, visit

Here is latest in OKGN Angel Summit 2021 news: 

Meet The Top 24 Companies >>

OKGN Angel Summit 2021 Explained >>

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