The countdown is on, and the anticipation is soaring! With just one month left until AIO Links 2024, we’re reaching out to remind you of this exceptional opportunity to link arms with Ontario’s vibrant community of angel investors, business partners, and influential sponsors within the angel investor ecosystem.

When: Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Where: Wyndance Golf Club, 450 Durham Road 21, Uxbridge, On.


In the world of business, connections are often as valuable as capital. Whether you’re an entrepreneur seeking funding for your startup or an investor looking for the next big opportunity, networking plays a crucial role in achieving success. While traditional networking events and conferences have their merits, there’s one activity that stands out as a powerful tool for forging meaningful connections: golf.

AIO Links may be a “golf tournament,” but it’s also a very effective and fun way to encourage networking, deeper and more meaningful connections, and conversations—and to share the fun parts of our community because innovation should be fun!

🏆 Level Playing Field: Golf is a unique sport that provides an equal playing field for everyone involved. Unlike other social or networking environments where hierarchy can be more pronounced, on the golf course, everyone is on the same level. It doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced CEO or a new entrepreneur, when you step onto the tee box, it’s only you, your clubs, and the course. This creates an atmosphere of camaraderie and mutual respect among golfers, making it easier to connect with others on a personal level.


⏰ Extended Time Together: Golf is not a quick game. A round of golf can take several hours to complete, providing ample time for conversation and relationship building. Unlike brief encounters at networking events where conversations are often rushed, on the golf course, you have the opportunity to truly get to know your playing partners. You’ll spend hours walking the fairways, navigating hazards, and sharing stories, giving you the chance to forge deeper connections than you might in a more formal setting.


👯‍♀️ Shared Experience: There’s something about facing the challenges of a golf course together that fosters a sense of camaraderie. Whether you’re celebrating a great shot or commiserating over a missed putt, the shared experience of playing golf creates bonds that extend beyond the course. These shared memories can form the foundation of lasting relationships, whether you’re looking for a business partner, a mentor, or an investor.


📢 Opportunities for Intimate Conversations: Golf is a game that demands focus and concentration, but it also offers plenty of downtime between shots. These quiet moments provide an ideal opportunity for more intimate conversations. Whether you’re discussing business strategies, sharing industry insights, or simply getting to know each other on a personal level, the relaxed atmosphere of the golf course encourages open and honest communication.


⛳️ Demonstrates Character: How a person behaves on the golf course can reveal a lot about their character. Traits like integrity, sportsmanship, and composure under pressure are highly valued in both business and golf. By observing someone’s conduct on the course, you can gain valuable insights into their personality and values. This can help you determine if they are someone you want to do business with (or maybe you just understand why someone would throw their putter into a wooded area 😉).

With just a couple of weeks left until the big day, our team of staff and volunteers are working hard to put on the best event possible. We are grateful to our sponsors who make this day possible.

 We hope you can join us at Wyndance Golf Club on Tuesday, June 11, 2024 for AIO Links 2024- make sure to secure your spot below! But it’s not just about golf! If the green isn’t your scene, you’re invited to join us for an exclusive evening Networking Reception. A perfect occasion to connect, collaborate, and celebrate with Ontario’s premier angel investor ecosystem.

This post came from the May edition of the AIO Newsletter. Sign up below to get your copy delivered directly to you every month and stay up to date on everything happening in the angel investor ecosystem. 

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