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...
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.
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 www.iawards.ca 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.