Investing in transformational innovation

Connecting angel investors
with entrepreneurs to
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.


When you invest in a startup, a ripple effect happens. Jobs are created, local economies are strengthened, families are supported, dreams are realized, and technology advances into the future. With an angel investment, everyone involved wins.


And when that entrepreneur exits, they will likely put money back into the ecosystem, creating an endless cycle of support for our society’s risk-takers and venture builders.

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thank you for joining us at the

GAN Angel Investing Winter Summit 2024

Our 6th Annual GAN Angel Investing Winter Summit was a huge success! Save the date for 2025! January 15th to 17th.

GAN Angel Investing Winter Summit 2024

We are pleased to announce

Our latest membership, NextGAN

Contact us to learn more about becoming a NextGAN member.

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Angel Success Stories

“Chickapea has experienced exponential growth over the past couple of years. There’s no longer the question of whether a substantive market exists for nutritious, high-protein pasta, but rather how to keep up with the growth and demands of that market, and this funding will provide us with the resources we need to continue offering the highest quality, most nutritious and innovative products while living our values. District, InvestEco and EDC have been incredible partners and it’s exciting to continue growing with their support.”

Shelby Taylor

CEO, Chickapea Pasta

For entrepreneurs

Ready for Angel Investment?

If you are an innovator looking for capital, experience and guidance, and you believe your business is ready, please follow the two steps below.

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For Entrepreneurs

Are you Angel ready?

Preparing your pitch can be a daunting task. Go further and get funded faster by reviewing and following these 11 steps.

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Criteria for Investment

Learn about the eligibility requirements for GAN investors.

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GAN Funding Process

Is angel capital right for your company? Get an overview of the GAN funding process.

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Pitching 101

Is your company at the right stage to join the Georgian Angel Network?

For Investors

Looking to become a Georgian Angel Network member?

Being a member of Georgian Angel Network provides members with both financial and social benefits.

Meet our members

To date the Georgian Angel Network has invested over $26,000,000 in 75 different start-up companies in Simcoe County and surrounding areas

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“GAN keeps me informed of what’s going on in the start-up sectors and business community in the Barrie, Collingwood, Georgian Bay, Simcoe County, Muskoka areas, and through connections with other angel networks all across Ontario.”

Rick Kostoff

Vice-Chair of GAN, Chair of Temple Rock Holdings Inc.

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“The chance to connect with highly successful business people from every sector you can imagine and to become friends and colleagues with them.  They all have a story and they are all fascinating in their own right. A number of them have become part of my tight social inner circle and that has been an unexpected bonus. It’s not just about evaluating business opportunities, it’s also a bunch of fun.”

John Pickard

Faculty, Georgian College.

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It’s a good way to find high growth private investment opportunities and learn about new disruptive technologies.”


Michael Kostoff

President, Temple Rock Holdings inc.

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