Angel investing goes beyond simply providing funds to start-up ventures. It is an opportunity to give back to the community and shape the future economy. Unlike Venture Capitalists, Angels are often actively involved in the start-ups they invest in. This difference is what makes Angel investing the rewarding experience that it is.
Happening on Thursday, September 29th at The Country Club in Vaughan, AIO Links will bring together Ontario’s angel investors for an afternoon of golf followed by a VIP dinner reception.
Find an Angel Group
Consider joining a group if you are an accredited Angel investor and are not already a member of one, or establish your own group and list it with Angel Investors Ontario for access to a greater investor community, support, and program funds.
If the idea of joining a community of professionals and industry leaders, investing in innovating start-ups, and providing mentorship to promising entrepreneurs interests you, click below to get started.
You’ve dreamed. You’ve toiled. You’ve brought your dream to life, and are ready to scale, but require capital
At Angel Investors Ontario, our mission is to grow Ontario’s Angel investing ecosystem to build prosperity, create jobs and strengthen communities.
Angel Investors Ontario administers the Angel Network Program (ANP), its goal being to create new Angel investor groups in Ontario where none existed, and foster their success with information and educational tools to transfer best practices from successful Angels. Angel Investors Ontario and Angel groups look to other Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE) members, such as Regional Innovation Centres (RICs), for opportunities, and refer entrepreneurs who are not yet investment-ready to appropriate members of the ONE for mentorship and education.
Through companies I have co-founded, I have received funds from or met with Southwestern Ontario Angel Group, Golden Triangle Angel Network, Niagara Angel Network, Angel One Investor Network, York Angel Investors, and Maple Leaf Angels.These groups have been a huge benefit to capitalizing innovation in Ontario. Please keep up the great work in supporting them.
Mark D. Kershey, Magnitude Partners Inc.
Angel Investors Ontario has not only been instrumental in the creation of Angel groups in Ontario, providing ongoing operational support, but has also led to the establishment of a provincial network of Angel groups that are critical for the ongoing success of the Southwestern Ontario Angel Group (SWOAG). We rely on the network for deal syndication, access to expertise, review of best practices, and the testing of innovative deal structures. Our submitting companies also recognize the strength of the network and the support it provides to them in simplifying the investment process.
Carmen S. Gicante, Board Chair, SWOAG
News & Events
We had an amazing time at Andrew Peller Limited in Niagara-on-the-Lake on Thursday, July 21st for the Angel Investor Forum featuring keynote speaker Stephen S. Poloz. We appreciated having the opportunity to bring the community together to focus on...
Five newcomers to Canada pitched business ideas to investors on Monday as part of a new mentorship program designed to help startups founded by refugees. The educational program, which connects refugees to investors, is called REinvest and the pitch...
Jumpstart Refugee Talent and Ontario Angel Investors launch REinvest, an innovative program aiming to address funding barriers faced by refugee entrepreneurs. Now on its second edition, REinvest gives refugees the chance to pitch directly to a panel...
The Artful Science of Pitching™ video series, the latest in the Angel Investors Ontario media library, offers a crash course on learning the art of successful pitching to Angel investors. The series, which features five (5) videos, covers topics including generating...
15-Year Anniversary Special Publication The Definitive Guide to Angel Investing in Ontario is Out Now. About the Publication XV is an exciting new magazine launching just in time to celebrate AIO's milestone 15th anniversary. With 100 pages of unique content...
DESCRIBING ONTARIO’S ENTREPRENEURIAL CULTURE Ontario’s entrepreneurial culture is active, dynamic, and provides a multitude of resources to entrepreneurs, according to Angel investor Julie McDowell, making the province one of the best places in the world to found a...
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