Georgian Angel Network (GAN) has been established to connect angel investors in the Barrie, South Georgian Bay, Orangeville and and Muskoka/Huntsville regions with entrepreneurs needing equity capital to commercialize their innovations.
GAN’s role is to serve as a catalyst for economic development, facilitating deal flow between accredited investors and high-quality investee opportunities as well as providing investor and investee education services.Continued...
John honed his skills in marketing and sales with global marketers Bristol-Myers and Warner-Lambert. Following that he became Vice President of Telemedia Publishing, then Canada’s largest consumer magazine publisher. He entered the entrepreneurial ranks when he joined a start-up in the prepaid card market, which was ultimately sold to AT&T. This led to the acquisition of Orlando-based New Horizons, a cell phone company that John and his partners took public and eventually exited. John spent the next 6 years mentoring entrepreneurs with Mars Discovery District, Bioenterprise Corporation, and Innovation Guelph. John was the founding Executive Director of the Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre at Georgian College and served in that role from 2014 to 2019. Having lost 110 pounds in the past year, John wanted to share his success with other men struggling with their weight. He is currently pursuing a new entrepreneurial venture, Accolade Weight Loss for Men.
John has some experience with angel investing which he has pursued independently and describes his results as “spectacularly unsuccessful”. He has been involved with Angel One and through his Henry Bernick tenure with GAN. The Centre became a significant feeder of high potential startups to GAN and five of these companies have been funded by GAN members over the years. (Earth to Kids, LinkGreen, Freshspoke, Luisella and Frauxmagerie). Under John’s direction the Henry Bernick Centre became a member and sponsor of GAN and the Bluewater Angel Investment Group and ultimately the Centre became a founding investor in the GAN Xcelerate Fund.
As a part of the Xcelerate Summit, GAN is proud to present an Ai workshop!
Xcelerate Summit: This four day virtual conference brings together the areas most prominent business leaders, stellar keynote speakers, hands-on workshops and NETWORKING. Take some time to work on your business.
Ai Workshop: On October 20th, from 1:00 pm op 4:00 pm GAN will be hosting, via Zoom, a workshop on investing in Artificial Intelligence opportunities, featuring experts and investors who will share their knowledge and answer questions.
Every investment pitch we look at has some reference to using artificial intelligence, machine learning and / or big data to deliver or improve upon the delivery of a product or service. As investors, how can we cut through the hype to understand what is possible today and how can we do our due diligence on these issues.
We have designed a 3-hour workshop using the theme of a GOLD RUSH:
This four day virtual conference brings together the areas most prominent business leaders, stellar keynote speakers, hands-on workshops and NETWORKING. Take some time to work on your business.
You will not want to miss this event!
Tickets for $50+ tax includes:
While at Xcelerate Summit, you can expect:
Stay local and learn local! Send your team.
This year we are pleased to introduce a VIP ticket which will grant you access to exclusive XPERIENCES! For $99+ tax, this ticket will include:
Every VIP attendee will be provided with an Xperience Box that will be filled with items to help enhance your Xperience Class from the comfort of your home! This box is valued at over $200+
Georgian Angel Network Investment Meeting
Further, Faster Grand Pitch Competition, presented by the Henry Bernick Centre
Key note | Xpert Class | Pop Up Talks | Virtual Experiences
Keynote | Xpert Class | Pop Up Talks | Virtual Experiences
Presidents’ Panel | Virtual Experiences | Social Night Virtually
Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe, Resiliency and Workplace Wellness
Jesse Brown, Digital Media Expert, Disruptive Journalist, Futurist