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OCTOBER INVESTOR MEETING RECAP

October 15, 2019 / Source: GTAN

On Tuesday, October 15th, 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 October Investor Meeting.

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Launch of Equation Angels

October 10, 2019 / Source: GTAN

On October 10th, 2019, Golden Triangle Angel Network (GTAN), Angel One and SWO Angels gathered at Ron Joyce Centre at McMaster University for an evening of networking and celebrating.

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SEPTEMBER INVESTOR MEETING RECAP

September 17, 2019 / Source: GTAN

On Tuesday, September 17th, 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 Roseville Estates for the first Investor Meeting of the season and to celebrate GTAN’s tenth anniversary. 

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University of Waterloo exploring robotic solutions to improve bridge inspections

September 16, 2019 / Source: Construct Connect

Researchers at the University of Waterloo (UW) have developed an innovative new robotics technology that might make inspecting bridges a little easier, cheaper and safer while producing more reliable results.

Instead of the traditional method of sending out inspectors to do a visual, which more often than not requires specialized equipment such as lifts to be brought in to accomplish the task, the new system automates the process by combining autonomous mobile inspection robots, cameras and LiDAR — a remote sensing method that uses lasers to systematically collect data for defect detection and analysis.

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Celebrating 10 years of GTAN

September 10, 2019 / Source: GTAN

On September 22, 2009, Rob Douglas sent invitations to the launch of the newly formed Golden Triangle Angelnet (GTAN), a local not-for-profit organization established under the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation’s Angel Network Program (ANP). The invitation promised to showcase presentations by exciting investment-ready local companies and GTAN has upheld this promise for a decade - this month we celebrate ten years of GTAN.

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Tips for pitching in the upcoming season

August 23, 2019 / Source: GTAN

GTAN helps accelerate companies into becoming market leaders in their industry by bringing together investment, experience and knowledge. GTAN Angels have invested in dozens of startups and are always looking for quality, early-stage companies that are investment-ready. 

If you are an entrepreneur looking to pitch to our Angels this coming season, read our quick tips for a great pitch:

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PODCASTS FOR ANGELS DURING THE OFF SEASON

July 22, 2019 / Source: GTAN

GTAN helps accelerate companies into becoming market leaders in their industry by bringing together investment, experience and knowledge. Angel investors are perceived of as “filling the gap” between the financing provided by family and friends and venture capitalists. GTAN is currently in our off-season during the summer, but we know that our Angels aren’t slowing down. We’ve rounded up the top 5 podcasts for Angels to stay in the investment mindset over the summer!

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Intellijoint Surgical to lead new medtech innovation hub in Waterloo

June 18, 2019 / Source: BetaKit

Intellijoint Surgical, a Kitchener-Waterloo-based medical device company, has announced the creation of the Medical Innovation Xchange (MIX), an industry-led hub dedicated to healthtech startups in southern Ontario.

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JUNE INVESTOR MEETING RECAP

June 18, 2019 / Source: GTAN

On Tuesday, June 18th, GTAN members, entrepreneurs and special guests, including students and professors from University of Waterloo's School of Accounting and Finance and The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, gathered at Bingemans for the last Investor Meeting of the season. Guests also welcomed Jess Joss, the newly appointed CEO of The Alliance.

Attendees heard pitches from three early-stage companies: Workeefy, LabsCubes and Amanda Steene Custom Cosmetics.

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GTAN|EDUCATION - HOW TO VALUE YOUR BUSINESS

June 4, 2019 / Source: GTAN

On Tuesday, June 4th, Rob Hehl of BDO Canada hosted GTAN|Education for Entrepreneurs - How to Value Your Business.

Rob shared his expertise and experience with investors and entrepreneurs alike on how to properly value your early-stage business. He provided great insight into the terms individuals should know when completing this important evaluation.

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