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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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Press Release - Newly Formed Alliance of Angel Groups Names Jess Joss as CEO

June 3, 2019 / Source: GTAN

Newly Formed Alliance of Angel Groups Names Jess Joss as CEO
The experienced angel investor will lead three top SW Ontario Angel Groups.

 

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MAY INVESTOR MEETING RECAP

May 21, 2019 / Source: GTAN

On Tuesday, May 21st, 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 May Investor Meeting.

Attendees heard pitches from three early-stage companies: Borealis WindSpot It and Plurilock.

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BDC Capital provides mezz funding to venture-backed Nicoya

May 14, 2019 / Source: The PE Hub Network

BDC Capital has provided undisclosed mezzanine financing to Nicoya Lifesciences Inc, a Kitchener, Ontario-based nanotechnology company.

The funding is part of a $7.7 million investment in Nicoya that is also backed by FedDev Ontario.

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