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.
Source: SWO Angels By: Dennis Ensing, Executive Director, Equation – 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.
Source: SWO Angels / Dennis Ensing 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Andela has opened applications for its 5-months program, StackUp, is open for aspiring and entry-level engineers in Kigali, Rwanda.
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.