Meet the Quarter-Finalists

Blog February 8, 2022

Posted by Jenna Stasuk

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We’re Summit bound! Meet the 24 founders that are out on a limb and looking to make it to the top. 

Our group of investors participating the 2022 Summit fund have been busy meeting week-over-week to review company applications and select the Quarter-finalists. This year we have companies working on solutions for everything from reducing waste and improving urban transportation to automations in the cannabis and retail industries. These 24 founders from across western Canada have delivered their quick 3-minute pitch and are now working to continue their climb to the finale.


If you are just learning about our OKGN Angel Summit, it is a 10-week program where accredited investors and startup founders are introduced to the world of angel investing through a guided, hands-on process with multiple pitch events and training activities. This process provides participating companies with a chance to learn how businesses are vetted, complete due diligence, and make improvements to their pitch. At the end of the program, during a live public pitch event, the investors will decide which company receives the $150K investment from the fund.

Let’s meet the quarter-finalists:

“Having real conversations with founders that are in the same spot as you is extremely valuable and seeing the other innovations is inspiring.”

Candace Chisholm

Co-founder & CEO of HeChangedIt

“It’s been an amazing journey to go step-by-step through the process, meet founders, and investors, and see all of the excellent pitches.”

Guita Yazdani

Co-founder & CEO of Campertunity

“The opportunity to really dive into the business with investors has made us stronger and better prepared to raise capital moving forward.”

Ryan Lancaster

President & CEO of ShopHopper

The group of investors will now refine their list even further to determine which companies will make it to the Top 12. And soon, they will be picking their Top 6 Finalists who will pitch at the public Finale on March 16. You can register for the Finale now on eventbrite.

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Who will take home the big investment? Find out at the 2022 OKGN Angel Summit Finale on March 16!

You won’t want to miss the exciting conclusion to this 10-week program. S tay up to date with the OKGN Angel Summit and the participating companies as they continue the climb towards their chance a $150K investment on our blog and on our website.

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