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Western Angels' Demo Day

Are you a startup founder or do you have a great MVP you want to go global with? The Western Angels' Demo Day, and its prequel, Amplify, are a celebration of entrepreneurship that brings together young start-ups, experienced entrepreneurs, and our community of investors to take startups to the next level.


Western Angels' Demo Day Logo

Are you a startup founder or do you have a great MVP you want to turn into a business? 

The 2021 Western Angels' Demo Day and its prequel, Amplify, are semi-annual opportunities to showcase your company and offer $12,500+ in prizes to recognize, reward, and accelerate Western University's most innovative student startups. The competition will take place in two rounds.

Round 1

 

Mark Mauleesan and Erick Ko present at the Ivey MBA Business Plan Competition

Amplify

Amplify has concluded. Watch the six finalists pitch their ventures for investment at Western Angels' Demo Day. 

Round 2

 

A group of alumni listen to student pitches

Western Angels' Demo Day

Western Angles' Demo Day (WADD) is scheduled for 11:00 - 1:00 PM on April 30, 2021

Round 1 (Amplify)

Registration for Amplify April 2021 is now closed.

Amplify is an entrepreneurship competition that aims to reward, and help investor-ready Western ventures. Amplify is a closed event, open only to participating teams and investors who are part of our judging panel. However, the public is allowed to vote for the People's Choice Award between March 23 to April 16, 2021.

The top five teams from Amplify will have the opportunity to pitch to experienced investors and entrepreneurs at the Western Angels' Demo Day.


Awards & Prizes:

  • People’s Choice Award: $2500/- (Ranking is fully based on votes) 
  • Financial Rockstar: 1st Place $3000/- 
  • Financial Rockstar: 2nd Place $2000/- 
  • Best Global Growth Potential: $2500/- 
  • Market Disruptor: $2500/- 

 

Amplify winners moving forward to pitch at Western Angels' Demo Day: 

 

Aftersell - Financial rockstar - 1st place

$3,000

Zenergy - Financial rockstar 2nd place

$2000

Stan - Peoples Choice Award

$2500

Brust - Market Disruptor

 

$2500

Dreamwriters - Best Global potential

$2500

Chipeet - Wild Card Entry (BONUS)

 

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Round 2: Western Angels' Demo Day (Final Round) 

The next round will focus not on prize money or ranking but real-world investments. The Western Angels' Demo Day (WADD) is scheduled for 11:00 am on Friday, April 30, 2021. This Round aims to help founders looking for seed funding / round 1 investment. 

Five selected teams from Amplify will make it to WADD, where they complete not for a ranking but an actual investment to grow their companies and take them to the next level. Five teams will compete by showcasing their business idea via a five-minute pitch to an investor group for a chance to gain seed funding for their new business ventures.