Georgian Bay


who we are

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.



David Mink | Mink Insurance Services Ltd.

A life-long resident of the Midland and North Simcoe region, Dave joined a family insurance business in the late 70’s after graduating from Laurier University. During his 40 year career Dave and his team have become one the area’s largest brokers and he also made a number of strategic purchases of other brokerage operations.


Dave has been a member of the Midland Rotary Club for over 30 years. Dave has been on many boards, including YMCA, Midland Golf & Country Club, Penetang Midland Basketball Association and Rotary to name a few. He and his wife Michelle where awarded the Individual Philanthropy award from the Huronia Community Foundation and also the Presidents Award from the Southern Georgian Bay Chamber of Commerce for their on-going help to their community and beyond!


Dave is a relative new comer to the Georgian Angel Network, having joined in the fall of 2017 and is invested in one opportunity. He continues to enjoy learning about new business entrepreneurs.


Founders Choice Awards
Mar 22 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Founders Choice Awards @ JW Marriott

The inaugural presentation of the Muskoka Founders Choice Award will take place on March 22 at the Impact Awards gala dinner event, where the winner will be revealed and presented with a cheque for $10,000.

There are 13 finalists on who are competing in  5 categories of innovation and each IMPACT category winner receives a $1,000 innovation awards from PMCN.

These 5 finalists for the Founders Circle are competing for the $10,000 Founders Choice Award.

There are no second prizes!

The event will also host the Parry Sound Muskoka Community Network (PMCN) Innovation Awards comprising five awards of $1,000.

The dinner gala is open to the public and will be held at the JW Marriott The Rosseau resort in Minnet starting at 6 p.m.

Tickets to the “red carpet” dinner and awards gala can be purchased for $75 at any Scotiabank branch in Muskoka. Scotiabank is a sponsor of the event and will provide matching funds to support Founders Circle and PMCN. Tickets can also be purchased online for $100 at beginning on March 7th.

The Impact Awards dinner gala will feature: a red carpet to showcase contest finalists; a cocktails & hors d’oeuvres reception; a multi-course gourmet meal; Oscars-style video vignettes of all contest finalists; and live award presentations to the winners.

Mar 23 – Mar 24 all-day
blockHACK @ Georgian College
This 24 hour hackathon is going to be a great experience!  The focus will be on blockchain and looking at coming up with solutions to blockchain related challenges.   Beginners are welcome!
This event is proudly co-hosted by The Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre, The City of Barrie and The Block Hub – with support provided by community friends, partners, and BlockGeeks.
Why sign up?
There are so many reasons but here is a good summary – 
·  Participating in events like these look GREAT on a resume
·  Available prizing of up to $5000 in cash!
·  Networking with future potential employers, community partners, and influencers
·  Learning a new skill set and ensuring that participants are future ready with what type of impacts that blockchain may cause
Coders, developers and business minded people.  Expect to see students, alumni, youth and community members as part of your teams.  Please feel free to invite your friends and contacts too! 
This will be taking place downtown Barrie with the launch at the Five Points Theatre (transportation from the Barrie and Orillia campus provided)– festivities kick off at 5 pm.  Saturday events take place on the Georgian College Barrie campus.
·  Keynote speakers from the blockchain World
· Mentors from a variety of backgrounds including potential employers, community partners, blockgeeks, and financial gurus
· Technical workshops that will guide participants of all skill levels in coding blockchain and getting started
· Business workshops to instruct on pitch techniques
· Time, space and the technology required to build out solutions
· Facilitator from MaRS Discovery District
· Free access to blockchain courses in an online learning platform– pre and post event through blockgeeks
· Free swag! 
· Great food! 
This event will be free to attend. Upon registration we are looking for a $25 deposit that you can make in cash in our office or via credit card on the registration page.  This will be refunded to participants upon attendance.
Register here! 
Monthly GAN Investor Meeting
Mar 28 @ 4:30 pm – 7:45 pm

Two opportunities to be presented. 

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Monthly GAN Investor Meeting
Apr 19 @ 4:30 pm – 7:45 pm

Two opportunities to be presented. 

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Monthly GAN Investor Meeting
May 17 @ 4:30 pm – 7:45 pm

Two opportunities to be presented. 

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Join Angel Investment Event
May 23 all-day
Join Angel Investment Event @ Downtown Toronto


Joint Angel Investment Event – 2018

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Downtown Toronto

More details & registration coming soon…

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