Southeastern Ontario Angel Network
Southeastern Ontario Angel Network (SOAN), a not-for-profit corporation, has been created to facilitate the mobilization of investments from accredited investors into companies being developed in Southeastern Ontario. This Network is closely associated with our regional innovation centre, local economic development agencies, research institutions, the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs, and other recognized Angel networks in Ontario, Canada, and the US.
John Molloy Executive Director
John has been widely recognized for his contributions both to Queen’s and to the technology transfer landscape across Canada. He pioneered the creation of start-up companies as a means of adding value to university discoveries, and nurtured a generation of high-tech entrepreneurs at a time when support for such activities at universities was non-existent. In 2009, his vision for Canada’s first national, collaborative, sector-specific commercialization centre was realized when PARTEQ became the first university-based technology transfer office to be awarded a national Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research, namely GreenCentre Canada. John is the recipient of the Queen’s Distinguished Service Award, including Honorary Life Member status on University Council, the Kingston Technology Council’s Champion Award, and the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) AUTM Canada Award, in recognition of his outstanding service to the technology transfer community. He was also recently inducted into Kingston’s Business Hall of Fame.