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.
UPCOMING INVESTMENT MEETINGS
YORK ANGEL INVESTORS
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Monday, June 17, 2019
Tues. April 16th: How to Fund Your Social Startup + Networking
Tues. April 23rd: OPN – PitchItYork
Wed. April 24th – 26th: Angel Capital Association Summit 2019
Wed. May 8th: OPN – PitchItCityHall
Mon. May 13th & 14th: OCE Discovery Conference 2019
Mon. May 20th – 23rd: Collision Conference Toronto
Wed. June 5th – 7th: NACO Summit 2019 – Calgary
Wed. June 26th: Ontario Power Generation – Access IO
Thurs. Sept 5th – 8th: Fireside Conference 2019
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How can a social purpose organization become financially sustainable?
Whether you’re seeking funding for a social enterprise or non-profit, looking to invest in social startups, or are simply impact-curious, come hear our panel of social purpose funding experts discuss how impact investing, grants, and other channels of funding work together to support world-changing work. Join us in conversation to learn more on April 16th at YSpace Markham 6:30pm-9pm, How Fund Your Social Startup + Networking
World Angel Investment Summit
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World Angel Investment Summit Awards Announcement
- Angel of the Year (nominations close April 25th, 2019)
- Exit of the Year (nominations close April 25th, 2019)
- Most Promising Startup of the Year (nominations close April 25th, 2019)
Ontario Power Generation
June 26, 2019
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Jess was Interviewed by Female Funders: Read Here
Jess & YAI Members: Mike, Alan & Paul, were interviewed for NACO’s Blog: Read Here
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NACO and RBC partner to support Canadian early stage companies
Through this collaboration, RBC will provide NACO Angel-backed companies a business banking package that features access to credit, access to professional advice and services, and access to RBC advisors to help early stage companies scale effectively. NACO is also expanding its efforts to provide Angels, incubators, accelerators and their investee companies with guidance, best practices, tools and resources.
March 19th, Jess was delighted to attend Women in VC, to hear Peggy Vanderplassche talk about founding her new fund, ROAR, and to network with other angels and VCs.
Huge thank you to Karen Grant & Blake Laufer for leading the seminar!
& sincere thanks to NACO for their generous sponsorship!
Also on March 20th, York Angels was well represented at the OPN’s PitchItYork at YSpace Markham. Jess, Angelo, JP, Mike, Sherwin and Alan were in attendance!
Jess was delighted to have the opportunity to be a judge for the Innovation York Launch YU Awards on March 21st. The LaunchYU Aird and Berlis Market Entry StartUp Award included a prize of $25k plus legal services.
On March 21st, York Angels was well represented at the Annual GoodNews Ventures LP Reception. York Angels was represented by: Mohan, Mona, Marat, Jess, Mike, Galen, Garry, Arshad, Jackie, Sukumar, Joseph, Jennifer, Angelo, Nathan, Chase, Christine & Nikhil.
Teresa was delighted to judge at the FIRST Robotics Canada York University tournament on March 24th & 25th.
On March 26th, Jess had the pleasure of hosting a dinner for the winning team from last month’s StartUp Weekend!
Angelo participated on the ICUBE Advisory Board mentoring session on March 27th at UTM.
On March 28th, we had four dynamic pitches, community partner updates, welcome Parachute Coffee to the YAI Family & a presentation from our Sponsor, Marks & Clerk!
On April 4th, Jess, Angelo, Jason, Jordan, Ken, Raggin, Hetal, Daniel and Katie were delighted to be at TechStars Toronto pre-DemoDay!
Also on April 4th, Jess had the pleasure of being a judge for the TieQuest 2019 Finals & Awards. York Angels was well represented by: Max, Moe, Jess, Jason, Nikhil and Thomas.
York Angels is delighted to be at BIAT 2019 in Bari, Italy from April 10 – 12. York Angels is well represented overseas by Jess, Jennifer, & Marat & NACO’s Yuri. They are excited to have investor meetings with entrepreneurs! Thanks to James Johnson for the invite!
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