Spirit Catcher by Ron Baird, 1986

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.

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John Pickard | Accolade Weight Loss for Men

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.

Upcoming

Apr
16
Thu
2020
Monthly Investor Meeting
Apr 16 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for our Monthly Investor Meeting! We will have two entrepreneurs pitching for the opportunity of Angel Investment. Dinner and refreshments will be provided. Please email Jenna Green if you are interested in attending! 

jenna.green@georgianangelnet.ca 

Apr
23
Thu
2020
3rd Annual IMPACT Awards
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
3rd Annual IMPACT Awards

3rd Annual IMPACT Awards

When:
April 23, 2020

Time:
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (Networking Cocktail Party)
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm (Awards Gala)

Where:
JW Marriott – The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa

Info:
The Parry Sound Muskoka Community Network (PMCN)* is proud to present the 3rd Annual Impact Awards to celebrate businesses and technology focused talent in our community. This red-carpet gala dinner showcases 5 Founders Circle** awards designed to celebrate entrepreneurs with great ideas that impact our community and 3 PMCN awards to celebrate those adopting technology.

Anticipated attendees: 300
10 Awards: Total prize money $56,000

Awards Categories (Total Prize Money – $56,000):
Parry Sound Founders Circle $10,000 Award
Parry Sound Founders Circle $5,000 Award

PMCN Global Tech Award $3,000
PMCN Start Up Tech Award $3,000
PMCN Tech Scholarship Award $3,000

Muskoka Founders Circle $15,000 Award
Muskoka Founders Circle $10,000 Award
Muskoka Founders Circle $5,000 Award

PMCN Collision Award $1,000
PMCN Collision Award $1,000

May
21
Thu
2020
Monthly Investor Meeting
May 21 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for our Monthly Investor Meeting! We will have two entrepreneurs pitching for the opportunity of Angel Investment. Dinner and refreshments will be provided. Please email Jenna Green if you are interested in attending! 

jenna.green@georgianangelnet.ca 

Jun
18
Thu
2020
Monthly Investor Meeting
Jun 18 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for our Monthly Investor Meeting! We will have two entrepreneurs pitching for the opportunity of Angel Investment. Dinner and refreshments will be provided. Please email Jenna Green if you are interested in attending! 

jenna.green@georgianangelnet.ca 

Jan
14
Thu
2021
GAN 3rd Annual Angel Investing Winter Summit
Jan 14 @ 9:00 am – Jan 15 @ 10:00 am
SAVE THE DATE! 

Stay tuned for more details.

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