Join us for the third annual OKGN Angel Summit Finale and find out who will take the $145,000 investment!
The Finale is the culmination of a 10-week program that seeks to train new angel investors and improve access to capital for growing businesses. On March 18, the remaining 6 participating companies will make their final pitches to 29 investors, seeking their chance at a $145K investment. Think Dragons' Den meets American Idol!
Speaking of Dragons' Den... This is also your opportunity to hear from Arlene Dickinson, one of Canada's most high-profile businesswomen. Best known for her role on CBC's Dragons' Den, Arlene will be taking the stage during the investor deliberations to reveal everything you need to know-and do-to start, run, and grow a great business.
Investments and dragons aside, the OKGN Angel Summit Finale is all about celebrating our community and creating connections. As we won't be able to gather in-person, we will be using Remo-a virtual networking platform-for this year's virtual venue. Audience members can move around, join friends at different tables, and chat one on one with other guests during the networking breaks that have been intentionally placed throughout the evening.
4:30 - Virtual Doors Open & Networking
4:45 - Welcome and Acknowledgements
5:00 - Pitches 1, 2, 3
5:30 - Networking
5:45 - Pitches 4, 5, 6
6:15 - Networking
6:30 - Keynote with Arlene Dickinson
7:15 - Winner Announcement
This year, the Summit is free for Accelerate Okanagan members and students to attend. For those of you who are looking for VIP treatment, then look no further than our Box Seat ticket, complete with food, drink, and fun for the evening.
Arlene Dickinson is the General Partner of District Ventures Capital, a venture capital fund focused on helping market, fund, and grow entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial companies in the food and health space.
She is a two-time best-selling author, accomplished public speaker, and is best known for her role as a Dragon/Venture Capitalist for over twelve seasons on the multi-award-winning television series Dragons Den. She sits on several public and private boards and is actively involved in supporting the community.
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