How it works
UNLOCK THE CAPITAL
Powered by Accelerate Okanagan, the OKGN Angel Summit is a 10-week program designed to educate startup companies from across Western Canada and Okanagan-based investors.
Through the 10-week program, Accelerate Okanagan helps companies learn about the capital raising process and how to effectively build relationships with prospective investors. Investors will receive training to actively learn how to vet companies, provide feedback, and perform due diligence in helping to support early-stage companies.
Applications & Reviews
Top 24 Pitch to Investors
The finalists deliver 3-minute pitches to investors, followed by an opportunity for breakout conversations between companies and investors.
Top 12 Pitch to Investors
The finalists deliver 10-minute pitches to investors, followed by an opportunity for breakout conversations between companies and investors.
Investors reduce the number of participants down to the final 6. Companies and investors receive training in the due diligence process.
Due Diligence Investigation
Companies and investors undergo the due diligence process, diving deep into the structure and viability of the final 6 pitching companies.
The community is invited to a grande finale where they can watch the final 6 companies provide their last 5-minute pitch to investors. Investors do their final deliberation and decide which company will take home an investment of up to $250K.
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.
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