How it works


Powered by Accelerate Okanagan, the OKGN Angel Summit is a 10-week program designed to educate Okanagan-based investors and startup companies from across Western Canada.

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.

The Process Featuring: Jason Richards, Alyssa Farr, Jason Bernhardt

The Process

Applications & Reviews

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

Quarter-Finalists Selected

24 businesses are chosen to continue the program. The selected companies receive training for investment readiness.

Top 24 Pitch to Investors

The finalists deliver 3-minute pitches to investors, followed by an opportunity for breakout conversations between companies and investors.

Semi-Finalists Selected

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

Top 12 Pitch to Investors

The finalists deliver 10-minute pitches to investors, followed by an opportunity for breakout conversations 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

Companies and investors undergo the due diligence process, diving deep into the structure and viability of the final 6 companies.

The Finale

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 announce who will take home the winning investment.

The Grande Finale


Save the Date! The fourth annual OKGN Angel Summit Finale will take place Thursday, March 17th, 2022.

The Finale is the culmination of the 10-week program that seeks to train new angel investors and improve access to capital for growing businesses. On March 17, the remaining 6 participating companies will make their final pitches to investors, seeking their chance at an investment of $150K. We’ll also have a chance to hear from a keynote speaker.

The OKGN Angel Summit Finale is all about celebrating our community and creating connections. We hope for this experience to happen in person but our team will continue to assess and review any COVID-19 event restrictions as we get closer to the date.



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