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 By: Dennis Ensing | 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.

GTAN | Education – Board Governance

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.


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.

Waterloo-based company Dejero brings home second Emmy Award

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

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.