EIGHT FINALISTS WILL SEEK FOLLOW-ON FUNDING, June 18th!
After receiving an overwhelming number of applications, we are excited to announce that eight angel-backed companies have been selected by our committee to pitch at Ontario’s Follow-On Investment Forum.
Rna Diagnostics Inc.
Excelion Technology Inc.
XYZ Interactive Technologies
We are also pleased to announce that Ontario Angels and their leading companies will have an opportunity to engage with the following Venture Capitalists:
- OMERS Ventures
- BDC Venture Capital
- RBC Ventures
- Tandem Expansion
Among the confirmed speakers are (learn more):
- Reza Moridi, Minister of Research and Innovation
- John Ruffolo, Chief Executive Officer, OMERS Ventures
- Parker MacDonell, Founding Member, Ohio TechAngel Fund & Board Member-Elect, Angel Capital Association
- Shannon MacDonald, Managing Partner, Deloitte
- Yuri Navarro, Executive Director at National Angel Capital Organization
REGISTER TO ATTEND: Early-bird registration is now open!
(Early-bird discount extended to June 14th. Use discount code: NAOEARLYBIRD)
WHO IS THIS EVENT FOR?
- Angel investors (private equity, accredited investors)
- Early-stage private equity & venture capital firms
- Angel-backed Ontario-based companies
WHEN: TUESDAY, JUNE 18th, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM with optional dinner roundtables following the event
WHERE: Arcadian Loft, 401 Bay Street, Simpson Tower, 8th Floor, Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4 (Convenient parking near City Hall and walking distance from Union Station)
Selected companies will have the opportunity to meet private investors willing to bring your companies to the next level.
Angel investors will enjoy access to vetted, angel-backed companies and to meet their peers from across Ontario and abroad.
Ontario’s community of innovation investment will convene at the Follow-On Investment Forum, showcasing how Angels’ passion and capital are indispensable catalysts of economic growth. Attendees will see early-stage companies on the cusp of global growth, learn about current trends and issues, and network among like-minded investors.
“The growing ranks of organized Angel investors have significantly helped early-stage companies fill their initial round of financing. With this Follow-On Investment Forum, we aim to emphasize that extending Angel investment in next rounds helps strengthen our nations’ ability to retain and grow companies in Canada,” said Jeffrey Steiner, President & Executive Director of the Network of Angel Organizations – Ontario (NAO-Ontario).
In 2007 the Ontario government started funding the Angel Network Program in order to address the investment gap faced by early-stage technology companies in the province. Now that these efforts have borne fruit, companies are ascending to a new level of opportunity and need. For this reason, NAO-Ontario organizes an annual event presenting follow-on investment opportunities brought forward by Angel groups and members of the Ontario Network of Excellence.
About the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs
Supported by the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE) is Ontario’s innovation system. The ONE is made up of regional and sector focused organizations designed to help Ontario-based entrepreneurs rapidly grow their companies, and create jobs. For more information visit oneinnovation.ca.
With the support of: