How it works
The OKGN Angel Summit is a capital training program that is designed for entrepreneurs and investors from all walks of life. Powered by Accelerate Okanagan, this 10-week program is about training entrepreneurs and investors in the capital-raising process, making it easier for them to invest and to get investment.
Through a guided process, participating companies will learn about the capital raising process and how to effectively build relationships with prospective investors.
Investors will receive training in the investment and due-diligence process, providing new investors with a chance to actively learn how to vet companies and provide feedback to support early-stage companies.
At the end of the program, 6 finalists will pitch to an audience of community members, investors and media. During this finale, one company will receive an investment of up to $250,000.
The Grande Finale
The OKGN Angel Summit Finale is the culmination of a 10-week program where startup entrepreneurs and accredited investors are trained in the capital-raising process. On March 16th, six remaining companies will make their final pitch for an investment of up to $250K.
In addition to a giant cheque, the Summit Finale is all about celebrating community and strengthening connections in Western Canada’s startup ecosystem. After two years, we are looking forward to hosting the Summit Finale in person at the Kelowna Innovation Centre for an evening of pitches, keynote addresses and networking.
As a startup in the technology sector, one of the hardest parts of scaling the business is fundraising. The amount of time it takes to schedule, meet with investors, go through due diligence, etc. The OKGN Angel Summit allowed 24 companies to pitch in front of 30+ investors all at one time! Now we have new relationships being formed with investors we likely would never have met.
|Naveen Nand, WalletCard
The Angel Summit is a rare opportunity to look under the hood when it comes to raising external funding for a start-up venture. We made great connections to local investors, as well as other entrepreneurs and have a much better sense of the road in front of us now as we move towards our goals.
Karen Olsson, BitGuard
MNP is proud to be a sponsor of the OKGN Angel Summit. As an entrepreneurial firm built for entrepreneurs, we have the pleasure to work closely with business owners to help take their business to the next level. I am passionate about investing in our communities’ entrepreneurs as it’s rewarding to see firsthand the entrepreneurial spirit, and the outstanding leadership
Gary Parmar, MNP
Thank you to our sponsors