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Western Angels' Demo Day

Twice a year, we host this event to bring together Western-founded ventures and our community of experienced entrepreneurs and investors.


Meet Our Finalists Investors: Attend our event on December 3, 2021

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Startup applications for Western Angels' Demo Day, and its prequel, Amplify, close on October 29, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. (EST). 

Kabo Founder Vino Jeyapalan

Investment Recap: December 2020

Western Angels’ Demo Day

Are you a Western founder looking for investors or partners to take your business to the next stage?  Then apply to take part in our next Western Angels' Demo Day, and its prequel, Amplify!

 

This investor event is a celebration of entrepreneurship that aims to bring together budding start-ups, experienced entrepreneurs, and our community of investors. Since the launch of our investor event, we have helped several Western entrepreneurs secure a combined total of over $4 million in private investment. Don't miss out on your opportunity to practice your pitch, win some funding, and get connected to our investment community.

Western Angels' Demo Day: Competition Breakdown (2 Rounds)

Round 1: Amplify

Qualifying Round / Pitch Competition - $12,500 in prizes. 

 

Amplify is the first qualifying round for Western Angels' Demo Day. Western-founded ventures interested in participating in Western Angel's Demo Day must first apply and be vetted through this entrepreneurship pitch competition. 

Amplify aims to reward and help prepare investor-ready Western ventures. 20 teams will be accepted into this competition.

 

Femlae Entreprnuer Pitching

Event Breakdown: 

Amplify is a closed event that will take place on November 12, 2021. Each participating venture will be allotted a 10-minute pitch comprised of a 5-minute presentation followed by 5-minutes of questions from our panel of judges. However, the public will be allowed to vote for your startup to win our People's Choice Award between November 2 to 10, 2021. The video you submit in your Amplify application will be used to promote your business to the public for the People’s Choice Award

Prizes* in Amplify:

  • Best Overall Pitch: $3000 CAD
  • Best Financial Model: $2000 CAD
  • Best Growth Potential: $2500 CAD
  • Market Disruptor: $2500 CAD
  • People’s Choice Award: $2500 CAD
    • *Prize descriptions in our Frequently Asked Questions section below. 

Teams to be selected to present in Western Angels' Demo Day might not be the same as the Amplify prize winners. The top five teams that showcase the most investment promise from Amplify will be given the opportunity to pitch their funding asks to our investors at the Western Angels' Demo Day on December 3, 2021.

 

 

Entrepreneurs, submit an application for your venture to be considered for this investment event. 

 

Round 2: Western Angel's Demo Day

Investment Connection Event - Asks typically range between $50,000 - $6 Million+ 

 

Our next (and final) round will focus not on prize money or ranking but real-world investments. The Western Angels' Demo Day (WADD) is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. (EST) on Friday, December 3, 2021. This Round aims to help founders looking for seed funding/round 1 investment. 

Five teams will be selected to showcase their business idea via a five-minute pitch to an investor group for a chance to gain seed funding for their new business ventures. 

 

Experienced Entreprnuers Listening To Pitch

Event Breakdown:  

Western Angel's Demo Day is an open event that will take place virtually through Zoom on December 3, 2021, starting at 11 a.m. (EST).

Each participating venture will be allotted a 10-minute to publicly pitch their venture. The pitch is comprised of a 5-minute presentation followed by 5-minutes of questions from investors. After all 5 teams have pitched and presented their ventures, we will open up five breakout rooms, where investors can choose which startups they want to network with further and make connections.

Angel Investment Opportunity: 

During this event, startups can curate their investment asks based on their needs. Last year, this event helped Western founders secure over $4 million in private investments. Asks ranged from $50,000 - $ 6 Million. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions 

 

Questions? Email us! 

 

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