January Newsletter

York Angel Investors keeps you updated with upcoming events, news, and more in the angelsphere.
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York Angel Investors Inc.’s focus is to create a superior return on investment for our angels and for the entrepreneurs with which we work. YAI Angels come from a wide variety of business backgrounds. This diversity ensures our investees receive SMART money; money with experience and connections.
York Angel Investors Inc.’s focus is to create a superior return on investment for our angels and for the entrepreneurs with which we work. YAI Angels come from a wide variety of business backgrounds. This diversity ensures our investees receive SMART money; money with experience and connections.
A Warm Welcome To Our Newest Angels

Norman Light

Jonathan Light

Madhavi Mehta
& Moe Kirpalani

News

We are delighted to announce that YAI was tied in 3rd in Ontario based on dollars invested

We had a full house for our December 8th Investment Meeting & Cocktail reception at York Downs Golf and County Club

On December 12th, YAI had our annual holiday Board lunch to thank all of our Board members for their volunteer time and effort.

From left to right: Marat Mukhamedyarov, Scott MacCannell, Jess Joss, Chris Cowan, Bob Glandfield, Rudy Joss, Ana Misra, Terry Mocherniak, Mohan Markandaier
Absent: Irene de Gooyer-Collins

York Angel Investors were excited to attend the Angel Investors Ontario’s Holiday Networking Reception on December 13th.

Jess from YAI and David Lui from Canada China New Tech Investment Council had a very productive meeting on December 19th.

2015 Report on Angel Investing Activity in Canada

The 2015 Report on Angel Investing Activity in Canada, released in partnership with BDC Capital, KPMG Enterprise, and Industry Canada, was based on a survey of 32 Angel groups across Canada representing 1,650 active Angels.

Upcoming Events

Tues. Jan 10th: YAI Screening Meeting
Tues. Jan 10th: NAOO Virtual Joint Screening Session
Thurs. Jan 12th: YAI & Spark update from Enthusiast Gaming
Mon. Jan 16th: TechTO
Tue. Jan 17th: YAI Screening Meeting
Thurs. Jan 19th: The New Leaders: A Systems Leadership Series
Wed Jan 25th to Jan 27th: ResolveTO – Engage the Best & Brightest Startups & Corporate Innovators – Register Now to Save 20%
Thurs. Jan 26th: YAI Investment Meeting
Tues. Feb 7th: YAI Screening Meeting
Wed. Feb 14th: YAI  Screening Meeting
Thurs. Feb 23rd: YAI Investment Meeting
Sat. Feb 25 and Sat. Mar 4: Y2 Entrepreneurship Conference for High-School Students [http://y2labs.co]

Please contact Rob for event details.

Y2 Entrepreneurship Conference

The Y2 Entrepreneurship Conference for High-School Students offers the opportunity for teens to learn more about starting a business.  Working with volunteer mentors and coaches who are themselves entrepreneurs, the participants will learn in 3 workshops (design thinking, building an investor pitch presentation, effective public speaking) and work in teams of like-minded students.  The top-2 teams in the finals will have a mentoring meal with a serial entrepreneur to continue their learning.  The 2-day conference takes place on Feb 25 and Mar 4.

More information at http://y2labs.co/.

Introducing Our Education Committee

We are happy to introduce our Education Commitee, and are looking forward to some seminars this Quarter.

Raj Agarwal
Co-Education Chair

Jeremy Goldman
Co-Education Chair

York Region Entrepreneur Support (YRES) iPhone App Update

The 2nd build of the app is now available, and for the month of January the app for iPhone and iPad is free to download.

The goal of the app is to save users time in researching which organizations can help their businesses.  This build improves navigation, includes search functionality, contains updated summary descriptions, and includes new organizations.  You and your stakeholders / companies can download it at no cost at https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/yres/id1170155615?mt=8.

The plan for Android is TBD.

NAOO: Name Change & New Logo

NAO-Ontario has now officially adopted its new name, Angel Investors Ontario, and they have added in a new logo

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