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
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Wed. Nov 14th: Funding 101 with MentorWorks
Wed. Nov 14th: PitchIt TO City Hall
Tues. Nov 20th: Social Innovation 101 & Networking
Wed. Nov 21st: TES Founder Dinner
Thurs. Nov 22nd: ICUBE Startup Social 2018
Wed. Nov 28th: The Blockchain Conference @ Deloitte
Wed. Nov 28th – 29th: SAAS North – Ottawa
Thurs. Nov 29th: Haltech Hi5 Pitch Competition | Fall 2018
Thurs. Nov 29th: Crypto Camp at Deloitte – use “COMMUNITY” for 50% OFF.
Wed. Dec 5th: The Entrepreneurship Society AI Conference
Wed. Dec 12th: Angel Investors Ontario Annual General Meeting & Holiday Networking Reception
Fri. Dec 14th: The Blockchain Society Business Conference in Toronto
Tues. Jan 15th: The Blockchain Society Business Conference in Vancouver
Thurs. Jan 31st: The Blockchain Society Security Tokens Conference in New York
May 13th & 14th: OCE Discovery Conference 2019
Thurs. Sept 5th – 8th: Fireside Conference 2019
Warm Welcome to our Newest Angels
PitchItTO City Hall – November 14, 2018
Save the Date – SAAS North – November 28th & 29th
SAAS NORTH is Canada’s SaaS conference for companies scaling up. 2018 marks the third year of this premier event in partnership with L-Spark and bringing the best in SaaS back to the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, November 28-29th, 2018. This year’s lineup of speakers, programming and networking opportunities promises to connect founders, investors and executives like never before. Come and hang out with 1500 entrepreneurs from 500 companies from around the world. Get the tactical tools you need to scale up, continue to innovate and find your next customer
Promo code: SN-YorkAngels
Crypto Camp 2019
Toronto is a home to so many amazing blockchain and crypto projects. This event happening on November 29 aims to bring the entire blockchain community together and showcase what we’ve all been working on. Check out Crypto Camp – Toronto’s first blockchain unconference, organized by the community for the community!
Have a product you would like to demo? A workshop you’ve been dying to teach? Or a keynote you just have to show off? That’s great! Crypto Camp call for applications is now open to all. Just visit cryptocamp.community to fill out the form and apply to reserve your spot now.
Promo Code for 50% off: COMMUNITY.
Check It Out!
On October 29th, Rosanna Lamana of Grant Thornton was on TVO discussing ‘All In The Family Business’.
You can check out the full video 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.
Women Entrepreneurship Fund
The Government of Canada announced a new fund that’s now available for female founders.
The Government has made funding available to women-owned and/or women-led businesses to support them to grow and pursue market opportunities abroad.
The Women Entrepreneurship Fund is a $20 million investment which aims to assist women entrepreneurs to grow their existing businesses and enable them to mature to a state where they can pursue opportunities in domestic and global markets. It will provide up to $100,000 in non-repayable contribution funding.
Application DEADLINE: November 15th, 2018
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