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

Oct
23
Wed
2019
Monthly Investor Meeting with Xcelerate Summit
Oct 23 @ 2:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Monthly Investor Meeting with Xcelerate Summit @ The Sandbox
In partnership with Xcelerate Summit, we are excited to present a workshop, the opportunity to see our Monthly Investor Meeting and a speaker! Please join us for an afternoon of Angel Investing, while taking in the Xcelerate Summit. 

GAN Keynote speaker – Bruce Croxon from Dragon’s Den

2 opportunities will be presented, dinner & refreshments will be provided

Mayor Innovation Awards

Xcelerate Summit keynote speaker – Tool Shed Brewery founder; Graham Sherman!

Nov
21
Thu
2019
Monthly Investor Meeting
Nov 21 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Georgian Angel Network Monthly Investor Meeting. 

Georgian now has a new parking system, Honk. I will be sending out a code closer to the meeting date that you will enter in a kiosk as you enter the building. This code can also be entered through the HonkMobile App, you will be required to create an account. Please have your license number.

Parking Code: To be announced! 

Presenters: TO BE ANNOUNCED!

Live streaming using
www.zoom.us is available. Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/4944492506
Or telephone: +1 647 558 0588 
Meeting ID: 494 449 2506 
Jan
16
Thu
2020
GAN Winter Summit
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – Jan 17 @ 10:30 am
GAN Winter Summit @ Blue Mountain Resort, Blue Mountain, Collingwood
Save the date! Details to be announced.
Feb
20
Thu
2020
Monthly Investor Meeting
Feb 20 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Georgian Angel Network Monthly Investor Meeting. 

Georgian now has a new parking system, Honk. I will be sending out a code closer to the meeting date that you will enter in a kiosk as you enter the building. This code can also be entered through the HonkMobile App, you will be required to create an account. Please have your license number.

Parking Code: To be announced! 

Presenters: TO BE ANNOUNCED!

Live streaming using www.zoom.us is available. Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/4944492506
Or telephone: +1 647 558 0588 
Meeting ID: 494 449 2506 
Mar
19
Thu
2020
Monthly Investor Meeting & Workshop
Mar 19 @ 1:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Details to be announced!

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