World Angel Investment Summit - NACO Canada

NACO’s World Angel Investment Summit attracts investors, partners and industry leaders from around the world and is the flagship event for the Canadian Angel Investor community. This year, the team at NACO partnered with the Inventure$ Conference to host three days of premium content in Calgary, Alberta. From June 5th to the 7th, attendees experienced great talks and networking opportunities with views of the rugged peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Special thanks to our Elite Sponsor, Alberta Innovates.

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Startup Canada Community Builder's Summit

Are you a community builder? Support the success of your region by attending #StartupDay to…

  • Learn best practices in growing grassroots entrepreneur communities

  • Hack a policy impacting entrepreneurs in your region

  • Network with community partners 

  • Have a voice to government on behalf of entrepreneurs in your community

  • Champion stories of entrepreneurs in your region with media

 

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Alberta Clean Technologies (VCC) Ltd. (“ABCT”)

(ABCT) was founded in June 2018 as a venture capital corporation (VCC) under the Investing in a Diversified Alberta Act. ABCT provides capital to Alberta small businesses doing research, development or commercialization of proprietary clean energy technologies, products or processes. ABCT is not a reporting issuer in any jurisdiction. Investors may not be able to transfer their shares until 4 months after ABCT becomes a reporting issuer, or pursuant to a further exemption under applicable securities laws.

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Pitchfest

Pitchfest Edmonton is an event where startup company founders pitch their businesses and specific needs to an audience of public and private investors, service providers, business leaders, and community members. An expert panel will ask questions of the startup founders and then the audience will offer ideas and proposals to the startup founders. In addition, the $1 million Sprout Fund will invest in selected companies that pitch at Pitchfest.

The goal of this event is to enhance the Edmonton entrepreneurial community by helping startup founders find the key resources that meet their specific startup business needs.

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Energy New Venture Competition

The Energy New Venture Competition is Canada’s leading early-stage pitch competition dedicated to the advancement of emerging innovations for the energy sector. The single-day competition, hosted by the Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking, is designed to introduce promising start-ups to an incredible network of investors and industry leaders, and offers a pitch training program led by Platform Calgary (formerly known as Calgary Technologies Inc).

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Sprout Fund

Sprout Fund invests in seed- and early-stage companies with Series-A funding potential. The fund leverages the collective experience of its Managing and Limited Partners to mentor and fund high-potential technology companies.  Investments range from $50,000 to $100,000 per company. 

The fund is managed by serial tech entrepreneurs, angel investors and community builders Kristina Milke, Lindsay Dodd, Mark Benning, and Shaheel Hooda.

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Builders VC

Builders VC is an early-stage venture capital firm focused on investing where technology meets new business models to modernize antiquated industries including healthcare, agriculture, industrials and real-estate. Builders operates offices in San Francisco, Calgary and Chicago where they manage the Builders Studio, which provides functional help to assist portfolio companies.

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Panache Ventures

Panache Ventures is Canada's most active seed stage venture capital fund, and is led by a team of experienced operators, with a strong angel investor track record, years of institutional VC experience and a strong network in Canada, in Silicon Valley and worldwide. The fund has a founders-first philosophy, a commitment to diversity and strategically co-invests with smart angel investors and seed stage funds.

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Mistral Venture Partners

We are a seed stage venture capital firm based in Canada.

We invest in startups that solve critical business problems, regardless of the business model– enterprise software, B2B SaaS, marketplaces, etc. We partner with founders who value experience, commitment and the highest standards of integrity and respect. We look for clear value propositions that drive meaningful utility for end customers.

Our portfolio reflects our belief that the Internet is still fundamentally transforming business across the globe.

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TriWest Capital Partners

TriWest is a leading Western Canadian-based private equity firm with 20 years of experience investing in 40 companies representing a broad cross-section of the economy. TriWest was built on the pillars of operational experience and financial expertise and continues to focus on the principle of partnership on which it was founded.

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District Ventures Capital

District Ventures Capital invests in early-stage Canadian companies that develop, manufacture, market, distribute or sell consumer-packaged goods, with a particular focus on the food, beverage, beauty and health and wellness sectors.

The Fund will seek investments in companies that exhibit strong and unique opportunities for market leadership, growth and economic value creation. Prospective investee companies will have strong revenues, and generally require capital for growth of up to $4 million to commercialize their products; initiate product roll-outs and expand distribution and market presence.

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Merck Invention Accelerator

For early stage human and animal health therapeutic companies looking to reach their next milestones.

Get personalized expert input from a global pharmaceutical company to help develop your novel scientific invention or technology.

Located in the heart of Edmonton’s innovation district, the Merck Invention Accelerator was designed to help maximize the success of emerging health technologies.

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District Ventures and IBM Innovation Space

The District Ventures and IBM Innovation Space is an innovation accelerator founded by Arlene Dickinson’s District Ventures and IBM Canada. Our unique programming and demand-driven innovation with large enterprise clients sets us apart and creates an environment where entrepreneurs and large enterprise build relationships, collaborate on real world challenges, grow, and excel.

The District Ventures and IBM Innovation Space is not simply an accelerator – it is a platform for a smarter, more efficient and more entrepreneurial business environment in Canada.

 

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