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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.


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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! 

 

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.

Angel Investment Opportunity: 

During this event, startups can curate their investment asks based on their needs. Asks ranged from $50,000 - $ 6 Million. Teams have also pitched 'in-kind' asks, such as industry connections or mentorship. 

Important Dates

 

April 29

Round 1

Application Due at

11:59 p.m. (EST)

May 12

Round 2

Selection Committee Pitch Day 

(Private Event)

June 8

Round 3

Western Angels' Demo Day 

(Public Event) 

Western Angels' Demo Day

Competition Breakdown (Three Rounds)

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Round One: Written Applications Due

[Deadline]  April 29, 2022

 

The first qualifying step for Western Angels' Demo Day is to submit a venture pitch application.

Western-founded ventures interested in participating in Western Angel's Demo Day must first apply and be vetted by our internal selection committee to be eligible to participate in this exclusive pitch opportunity. 

The top ten applicants will move forward to 'Round 2'. 

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Round Two: Pitch Review

[Private Pitch Review Event]  May 12, 2022

 

The second qualifying step for Western Angels' Demo Day is for each participating venture to test their pitch in front of our internal selection committee. Each team will be allotted a 10-minute pitch, comprised of a 5-minute presentation followed by 5-minutes of questions from our internal selection committee.

The top five teams that showcase the most investment promise from 'Round 2' will be given the opportunity to pitch their funding asks to our community of investors at the Western Angels' Demo Day on June 8, 2022.

Bonus: The top five teams will also receive $2,500 for making it this far in the application process. This event will be virtual. 

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Round Three: Western Angel's Demo Day

[Investment Connection EventJune 8, 2022

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

 

Our next (and final) round will focus on real-world investments. Western Angels' Demo Day is scheduled for Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at 1 p.m. (EST). This Round aims to help founders looking for their 'Pre-Seed' or 'Series A' investment round. 

Five teams will showcase their business idea and investment ask. Each participating team 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 public questions from our investors. After all the teams have pitched and presented their ventures, we will breakout into five rooms, where investors can choose which startups they want to network with further and make connections.

This event is anticipated to be an in-person event. Founders will have to pitch live in Toronto, Ontario (location: TBD). Investors will have the option to attend the event in-person or virtually. On average, between 100-200 investors attend this event. 

 

Entrepreneurs, submit an application today. 
Don't miss out on this investment opportunity. 

 

Need Help on Your Application? 

 

Watch Our Information Session (Video Recap)

Learn more about the application process and requirements, and get tips on how to complete your application. Founders are strongly encouraged to attend or watch the information session to increase their likelihood of a successful application.

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