NORTH BAY — Aug. 5, 2022: As of June 2022, Northern Ontario Angels has closed 481 deals with over $712 million invested, and over 6,000 full-time and 2,500 part-time positions created.
Northern Ontario Angels (NOA) and Innovation Initiatives Ontario North (IION) are now accepting applications to pitch your innovative idea, product, service or business at the North Bay PITCH 2022 event that will take place on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022 at the Nipissing University Student Union-(NUSU) Student Centre in North Bay from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Register on Eventbrite for tickets.
Entrepreneurs, innovators and businesses in need of capital to start up, commercialize, scale up or expand are encouraged to apply. “This is your opportunity to pitch to over 400 accredited investors in the NOA network,” said Ian Lane, executive director. “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 you will join us at the North Bay Pitch.”
“Angel investment networks provide much more than just needed financing for emerging and high potential companies and entrepreneurs. Their capacity to add value and de-risk investments through expert multi-sectoral strategic and operational capabilities and networks providing relevant skills, contacts, expertise cannot be underestimated,” said Rob Deline, executive director, IION.
“Supporting startups and promoting entrepreneurship help to create an environment for business success,” said North Bay Mayor Al McDonald. “Northern Ontario Angels is the kind of initiative that will help grow our city by providing investment capital that will create new employment opportunities and wealth. We are open for business in North Bay.”
Submit your application by completing the entrepreneur application form by Aug. 19, 2022..
Investors looking to join Northern Ontario Angels are invited to express their interest by completing the online investor application.
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 IION: Innovation Initiatives Ontario North (IION) is a Regional Innovation Centre that assists innovative entrepreneurs, start-ups and existing companies develop and scale. IION works collaboratively with a variety of strategic partners throughout the province to promote client growth and help to position them for future success. IION is located at Canadore College in North Bay but proudly serves the districts of Nipissing, Timiskaming, Parry Sound, and Muskoka.