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 Summit will attract over 700 investors, partners and industry leaders from around the world and is the flagship event for the Canadian Angel Investor community. The 2018 event will be the first ever NACO Summit to be hosted in Toronto.
We will be building on the international focus introduced at the 2017 Summit in Montreal, making this the largest and most international gathering of Angel investors in Canadian history. This will also be the first time that NACO partners with a larger event to ensure our community adds direct and immediate value to the local startup ecosystem.
NACO will be partnering with the Elevate Tech Fest, offering both premium content for our attendees, as well as collaborating with Elevate to run their Financing track and cohost keynote speakers. Consequently, the 2018 World Angel Investment Summit is the culmination of years worth of NACO’s efforts to build Angel communities across the country, and will catalyze a more dynamic early stage capital ecosystem.
See the full agenda here.