One of the biggest challenges for entrepreneurs is money. Accessing growth capital, securing investments, and generating revenue are issues that plague young and growing businesses alike. The OKGN Angel Summit is an investor-led event designed to connect Entrepreneurs and new Angel Investors. The inaugural OKGN Angel Summit launched on January 28th, 2019. A collection of 25 investors, each willing to invest $5,000, created a venture capital fund worth $125k and have spent the last 11 weeks assessing 40 of OKGN tech's best and brightest startups.
The April 11th finale is all about the remaining 6 finalists. These startups will pitch to an audience of community members, with the winner receiving the $125K investment from the fund. There will also be an opportunity to vote for the people choice award (it's like Dragon's Den meets American Idol!).
We know a more robust angel network will only care for and feed our already booming innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem and that can only mean good things. Join us on April 11th and be a part of the excitement.
To increase the number of technology companies that start and grow in the Okanagan
We do this in two ways:
1. Helping to develop and support a vibrant entrepreneurial, creative and innovative technology community.
Our community ranges from students and aspiring entrepreneurs to startups and early stage companies; as well as established technology companies and the wide range of service providers who are critical to our industry
Our objective is to encourage people to start and grow technology companies!
2. Offering programs that support entrepreneurs and technology companies looking to start, accelerate and grow.
These programs combine elements such as needs assessments, hands on coaching, mentorship, and access to world class expertise - including connections provincially, nationally and internationally.
Our objective is to help entrepreneurs and companies accelerate their growth and maximize their opportunity