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A REFLECTION ON MANAGING YOUR PERSONAL WELLBEING DURING THE COVID CRISIS

April 16, 2020 / Source: SWO Angels

All right – we  are now four weeks into our collective response to battle this virus induced pandemic and it’s time to take a personal check-in, especially if you haven’t already. Last week I admitted to myself (finally) that I was feeling stress, so took some time to reflect.

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YOU ARE HERE, FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS

April 9, 2020 / Source: SWO Angels

In the depths of your personal and business participation in our current pandemic crisis have you stepped back and asked how you can make the most of a moment like this? I believe that especially critically for tech venture founders, this is such an important and unique moment. The thoughts in this article were motivated by a podcast I listened to recently with James Cham, a venture capital investor with Bloomberg Beta, together with some excellent reading from McKinsey & Company, referenced below. Oh – and also very much by a couple of amazing founders I work with who presented me with their examples of bold and inspired pivots.

 

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GET A HANDLE ON YOUR VENTURES’ CASH RUNWAY – FAST!

March 25, 2020 / Source: SWO Angels

As mentioned in my last post [March 13 - A Reckoning is Near) cash preservation should be king right now for all companies, let alone angel-backed/cash burn start-ups. I spoke with an experienced CFO of a venture-backed company and we developed a battle plan for your ventures on which to model their contingency plan.

 

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A RECKONING IS NEAR

March 13, 2020 / Source: SWO Angels

While away on a recent vacation, I was unable to escape both the continuing story of the possible global impact of a COVID-19 pandemic and the increasing likelihood of an impending economic pullback.

 

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FEBRUARY INVESTOR MEETING RECAP

February 18, 2020 / Source: GTAN

On February 18th, GTAN members, entrepreneurs and special guests, including students and professors from the University of Waterloo's School of Accounting and Finance and The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, gathered at Bingemans for the February Investor Meeting.

Attendees heard pitches from three early-stage companies: Map Your Property, Spindle Biotech and Neuvote.

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GTAN | Education - Board Governance

February 18, 2020 / Source: GTAN

On Tuesday, February 18, 2020 Karen Grant and David W. Wright of Angel One, a founding member of Equation Angels, presented the Education for Entrepreneurs - Board Governance seminar hosted by GTAN.  

Karen and David shared their expertise on Board Governance, which defines the roles and responsibilities of the Board and Executives. They provided a wealth of knowledge on the importance of Board Governance for startup companies, as well as best practices for Board meetings.



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Waterloo-based company Dejero brings home second Emmy Award

January 21, 2020 / Source: CTV News

You won’t see them accepting an award on prime time television, but a local technology company is quietly racking up Emmy Awards.

Waterloo-based Dejero won its second Emmy trophy this week in the category of ‘Video over Bonded Cellular Internet’.

The company’s technology allows video to be broadcast live on television using internet connectivity.

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JANUARY INVESTOR MEETING RECAP

January 21, 2020 / Source: GTAN

As we enter a new and exciting year, our Angels can expect more great ideas to come to the table. On January 21st, GTAN members, entrepreneurs and special guests, including students and professors from the University of Waterloo's School of Accounting and Finance and The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, gathered at Bingemans for the first Investor Meeting of 2020. 

Attendees were excited to kick off the new year with pitches from three early-stage companies: Cheetah Networks, Nanophyll and Trajekt Sports.  

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Andela opens applications for StackUp, a 5-months program, for aspiring and entry-level engineers in Rwanda

January 14, 2020 / Source: Business Insider by Pulse

Andela has opened applications for its 5-months program, StackUp, is open for aspiring and entry-level engineers in Kigali, Rwanda.

Leveraging Andela’s experience over the past 5 years, the intensive remote program will provide engineers with the necessary technical and soft skills to become a FullStack JavaScript Engineer. StackUp will also boost the aspiring technologists' level of experience to meet the market demand as they seek to gain employment.

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WHAT DO GTAN ANGELS WANT TO SEE IN THE NEW YEAR?

January 10, 2020 / Source: GTAN

GTAN has seen dozens of incredible early-stage companies pitch at both GTAN|RAW and our Monthly Investor Meetings over the past decade! As we enter a new and exciting year, our Angels can expect more great ideas to come to the table. 

Before 2019 came to a close, we spoke to our Angels about what changes they are anticipating in the new year. From trends that impact our network to those affecting the type of companies we see pitch, 2020 will be full of exciting developments. 

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