The venture to the Summit is well underway! 12 Western Canadian startups are one step closer to the March 16th Finale.
Over the past few weeks the OKGN Angel Summit investors have been busy meeting the founders, listening to pitches, and selecting 12 companies to move forward. This year’s semi-finalists are a diverse group from across Western Canada with industries ranging from artificial intelligence, robotics, and medical innovations, to health & wellness, and consumer packaged goods. The Semi-Finalists will now have the opportunity to deliver a 10 minute pitch to the investors in hopes of making it to the Finale on March 16, where they will have the chance to take home the $225k investment fund.
Let’s meet the our Top 12:
“We’re seeing more women investors and women on senior leadership teams for the companies involved. We know more work needs to be done here, but the momentum is exciting.”
If you are just learning about the 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 process that includes multiple pitch events and hands-on training sessions. This process provides participants with a chance to learn how businesses are vetted, complete due diligence, and improve their chances of receiving investment. The program ends with a live public pitch event, where the investors will select one company to receive the $225k investment from the fund.