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Got a great business idea? Pitch it to Northern Ontario Angels

Deadline to submit is Monday, April 29, 2019
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NEWS RELEASE
NORTHERN ONTARIO ANGELS
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Call for entries

  • Pitch your business to angel investors
  • Deadline to Submit: Monday April 29, 2019
  • 4th Annual Timmins Pitch Event
  • Thursday, October 3, 2019, 5 - 7:30 p.m.
  • College Boreal, 395 Theriault Boulevard, Timmins, ON

As of Dec. 2018, Northern Ontario Angels has closed 255 deals with over $120 million dollars invested, and over 3,000 full-time and over 1,000 part-time positions created.

Northern Ontario Angels (NOA) and the Productivity & Innovation Centre (PIC) are now accepting applications to pitch your innovative idea, product, service or business at the Timmins Pitch 2019 Event. This event presents a rare opportunity for entrepreneurs to access investment opportunities.

“Securing financing from traditional sources can be difficult for entrepreneurs, particularly in early-stage development,” said Ross MacDonald, Business Development Specialist at PIC. “By partnering with the Northern Ontario Angels to co-host investor pitch events, we bring important players together and give our entrepreneurs a better chance to scale-up their business and launch their product,” he added.

Entrepreneurs, innovators and businesses in need of capital to start-up, commercialize, scaleup or expand are encouraged to apply.

“This is your opportunity to pitch to over 475 accredited investors in the NOA network,” said Chris Winrow, Chairman of the NOA Board of Directors, "Angel investing plays an essential role in economic development. Whether you are an active or potential angel, an aspiring entrepreneur or simply interested in strengthening our business community, we hope to see you at the event,” said Winrow.

“As our economy changes, we’ve come to depend on entrepreneurial start-ups to help create employment, and strengthen and diversify our local economy,” said Fred Gibbons, Chairman of the Timmins Economic Development Corporation Board. “Great entrepreneurial ideas are sometimes stymied by a lack of financing, so support from the NOA is crucial in our region,” he added.

Timmins Pitch 2019 is co-hosted by Northern Ontario Angels and the Productivity & Innovation Centre, in partnership with BDO, the Timmins Economic Development Corporation, the Timmins & Kapuskasing Chambers of Commerce, and The Business Enterprise Centre.

Apply to pitch your idea

To secure one of three spots available, submit your application by completing the Entrepreneur Application form at www.northernontarioangels.ca or by contacting the Productivity & Innovation Centre (PIC) by Monday April 29, 2019.

Attend the Timmins Pitch 2019 Event Community members are encouraged to attend and witness how experienced entrepreneurs pitch to angel investors to raise investment capital and take their businesses to the next level.

Pre-register at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/timmins-pitch-2019-tickets-55172586692 General admission is $10. Chamber of Commerce members receive 50 per cent off.

Become an angel investor

Investors looking to join NOA are invited to express their interest by completing the on-line Investor Application at www.northernontarioangels.ca.

For more information, contact: Mary Long-Irwin, Executive Director, NOA, mary@northernontarioangels.ca, 807-627-6884 Kimberley Wahamaa, Events Manager, NOA, kim@northernontarioangels.ca, 705-207-2658 André Robichaud, Consultant, NOA, andre@northernontarioangels.ca, 705-367-4588 Sylvie McPhail, Programs Manager, PIC, sylvie@picontario.ca, 705-269-1354

About NOA

NOA provides a vital link that connects Northern Ontario entrepreneurs with the investment and expertise they need to grow and find success.

The organization helps entrepreneurs understand the investment process, giving them tools they need to become investment ready. Once a business is investment ready, Northern Ontario Angels helps to connect them with prospective investors.

NOA was named the Leading Angel Investment Network in the country by The National Angel Capital Organization. About PIC PIC helps Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) innovate, commercialize, scale-up and expand across northeastern Ontario. We are one of 18 regional innovation centres in the province and are part of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs.

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