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Unlock the Capital

For Angel Investors and Entrepreneurs from All Walks of Life

One of the biggest challenges facing entrepreneurs is accessing growth capital. If we want to build a healthy innovation ecosystem and entrepreneurial community, this is a problem we cannot afford to ignore. Unlocking capital for entrepreneurs in our community through collaboration and network building is just one of the many ways Accelerate Okanagan is supporting founders and companies of all types and at every stage of growth.

The OKGN Angel Summit is designed to bridge the gap between companies looking for growth capital and investors looking for investable companies. The 4th annual OKGN Angel Summit is back with it’s 10-week program that starts January 2022. This year will be bigger than ever before with the Summit now expanding to companies from all of Western Canada.

For details and more information on the Summit, please our visit website.


Journey to the Summit

10-Week Process

Applications & Reviews

Investors meet and gain details around the investing process. Reviews are conducted on every business that has applies.

Quarter-Finalists Selected

24 businesses are chosen to pitch at the Quarter Finals. All of the selected companies receive training for investment readiness.

Top 24 Pitch to Investors

Top 24 deliver 3-minute pitches to investors, followed by breakouts rooms and networking time between companies and investors.

Semi-Finalists Selected

The list of participating businesses is narrowed down to 12. Remaining companies receive additional investment training.

Top 12 Pitch to Investors

The finalists deliver 10-minute pitches to investors, followed by breakouts rooms and networking time between companies and investors.

Finalists Selected

Investors reduce the number of participants down to the final 6. Companies and investors receive training in the due diligence process.

Due Diligence Investigation

Investors break into teams and undergo the due diligence process with finalists, diving deep into the structure and viability of the remaining businesses.

The Finale

In a public grand finale, the final 6 companies make their last 5-minute pitch to investors. Investors deliberate and announce who will take home the $150K investment.

Elevate Your Pitch

Climb to the Summit

Building a business is challenging. Are you a founder of growing a company that’s looking for investment to help scale? Join the climb to the 2022 OKGN Angel Summit and open yourself to a world of possibilities.

Participating companies will have opportunities to learn alongside fellow entrepreneurs and network with active investors as they work their way towards the March 2022 Finale. Cost to participate is $199 if purchased on or before December 10, or if you are an Accelerate Okanagan member. $299 if purchased after December 10.



Angels at the Summit

Invest in 2022 Fund

We’ve learned that investors have the ability to perform better when they are investing as a group and learning from diverse perspectives. If you are a new or experienced investor who wants to see change in the world, the OKGN Angel Summit is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.

Investors must be accredited to participate. Many individuals working in tech qualify to be accredited but just don’t know it yet. Investing the fund is a total cost of $5500.00 CAD, with $5,000.00 for adding to the Fund and $500 for administrative fees.



The Grande Finale

Save a seat for March 16

The OKGN Angel Summit Finale is the culmination of a 10-week program where accredited investors and startup entrepreneurs are trained in the capital-raising process. On March 16th, six remaining companies will make their final pitch for the $150K investment fund.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear from First Nations leader, Canadian businessman and Author Chief Clarence Louie; and award-winning entrepreneurs, experienced investors and husband and wife duo Renée Warren and Dan Martell.

In addition to a giant cheque, the Summit Finale is really about celebrating community and strengthening connections in Western Canada’s 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.


Save Your Seat

This experience has been fantastic for me. I’ve relearned how to connect with investors and learned what they care about. I feel like I now know how to communicate my message to potential investors.

Jin Choi, Founder of ENJINE

2021 OKGN Angel Summit Finalist

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have to be a tech company to participate?

Nope! Any company is eligible to apply.

Why do I have to pay a fee as a participating company?

The fee is not a fee to pitch. Instead, it’s a program fee which allows access to training, the finale, experts, and much more as you progress through the summit.

Can I edit my application if I apply early?

Yes! All applications submitted early can be edited up until the official deadline.

I am new to investing, am I still a fit?

Yes! Both new and existing investors can participate in the summit. This is a great opportunity to learn, build connections, and network with the BC startup community.

What is the time commitment for Investors?

There is a 2-5 hour per week time commitment for 10 weeks (depending on what activities are happening). This is not time sitting in a classroom being lectured, it’s hands-on investing which includes learning how to review applications, vet pitches, and conduct due diligence.

What is the time commitment for companies?

There is a 2-5 hour per week time commitment for the 10 weeks of actual programming. Depending on your experience with raising capital, you may need to put in additional time to prepare materials such as pitch decks, data room, and definition valuation.

Do I have to be located in the Okanagan/Kelowna to participate?

Companies from Western Canada (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories and the Yukon) are eligible to participate. Investors do need to be located in the Okanagan, however. If you fall outside of these geographical boundaries we would be happy to connect and share other opportunities for you to engage.