News

Update from a GAN Investee Company: Cribcut or should we say BRIGHT!

Bright | September 2nd, 2020TLDR: 5 paying customers on Bright Pass, Thomson Reuters completed trial, iOS and Android mobile apps are launched, graduated the Brandery accelerator.Including today, it’s been 58 days since we’ve rebranded Cribcut to Bright and launched an entirely new…
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Technologists: Consider Canada

 Written By: Tim Bray and Iain KlugmanTim Bray is a software technologist based in Vancouver, B.C. and a former vice president and Distinguished Engineer at Amazon Web Services. Iain Klugman is CEO of Communitech, an innovation hub in Waterloo, Ontario, and a…
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Premier Ford, Minister Fedeli and Minister Romano Make an Announcement

This announcement from Premier Ford, Minsiter Fedeli and Minister Romano comes from the headquarters of a Georgian Angel Network company; Armen (Intellijoint CEO) speaks at the 1:55 mark.  Learn more about Intellijoint here. 

Canadian Government in partnership with the Federal Government, launched the $57-million Digital Main Street initiative

On July 9th, our Government in partnership with the Federal Government, launched the $57-million Digital Main Street initiative. The initiative is aiding up to 22,900 small businesses to create, launch and enhance their online presence and expand their reach to…
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The Town of Innisfil is partnering with the DMZ, one of Canada’s leading technology startup accelerators, to host Basecamp

Are you a high school, college or university student who is interested in startups and learning more about the world of entrepreneurship and technology?  The Town of Innisfil is partnering with the DMZ, one of Canada’s leading technology startup accelerators, to…
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CANADIAN ANGEL GROUPS MIXED ON CAPITAL AVAILABILITY IN COVID-19 WORLD

Article written by: AVERY MULLEN  | CANADIAN STARTUP NEWS  | MAY 29, 2020As COVID-19 forces angel investor groups to move their activities online, industry leaders have mixed views about the outlook for capital availability.BetaKit spoke with the heads of three angel…
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Q&A: Alibaba.com exec on how the pandemic is digitizing B2B commerce and what the crisis will change about the industry permanently

Article written by: Daniel Keyes | May 29, 2020In addition to damaging business-to-consumer (B2C) retail, the coronavirus pandemic has complicated business-to-business (B2B) sales: 47% of B2B e-commerce executives polled by Digital Commerce 360 agreed that buyer confidence is declining and impacting their businesses. And considering…
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THE INTERNET OF MEDICAL THINGS: The coronavirus is catalyzing a need for healthcare IoT in the US — here’s how connectivity and technology providers are carving out their place in the market

Article written by: Rayna Hollander | May 21, 2020KEY POINTSHealthcare providers have been turning to the Internet of Things (IoT) to facilitate their digital transformation since before the coronavirus hit the US — but the pandemicis catalyzing a greater need for the Internet…
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Barrie COVID-19 Business Response Action Plan

For those of our members, supporters and observers within the City of Barrie limits. Please take a moment to review Barrie’s COVID-19 Business Response Action Plan. “Invest Barrie has initiated the Barrie Business Response Action Plan which includes items that will…
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Events

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AI Workshop @ Xcelerate Summit 1:00 pm
AI Workshop @ Xcelerate Summit
Sep 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
As a part of the Xcelerate Summit, GAN is proud to present an AI workshop! Xcelerate Summit: This four day virtual conference brings together the areas most prominent business leaders, stellar keynote speakers, hands-on workshops and NETWORKING. Take some time to...
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GAN Monthly Investor Meeting 4:00 pm
GAN Monthly Investor Meeting
Sep 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Two exciting opportunities to be presented! If you wish to attend as a guest, please email jenna@georgianangelnet.ca for more details!
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Xcelerate Summit
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm

Xcelerate Summit – Sparking Business Minds to Grow and Connect

This four day virtual conference brings together the areas most prominent business leaders, stellar keynote speakers, hands-on workshops and NETWORKING. Take some time to work on your business.

You will not want to miss this event!

Early Bird Tickets for $39+ tax includes:

  • Pre-Conference Workshop
  • Opening Keynote and Conference Access
  • Networking
  • Social Night
  • Amazing Food

Early bird pricing ends August 31st, after that date tickets are $50+tax.

While at Xcelerate Summit, you can expect:

  • To learn some quick fixes and tips to improve performance and efficiency
  • To walk away with actionable ideas
  • To get up to date on new technology 
  • To learn strategies to handle growth and retain staff
  • To learn some ways to increase profitability
  • To get insights into “what you don’t know”
  • To meet experts, you can call on

Stay local and learn local!  Send your team.

VIP

This year we are pleased to introduce a VIP ticket which will grant you access to exclusive XPERIENCES! For $99+ tax, this ticket will include:

  • Yoga and Meditation
  • Cooking Classes with Local Chefs
  • Beverage Tastings from Local Entrepreneurs
  • Food Tastings with Local Entrepreneurs

Every VIP attendee will be provided with an Xperience Box that will be filled with items to help enhance your Xperience Class from the comfort of your home! This box is valued at over $200+

  • Hoodie
  • Fleece Blanket
  • Yoga Mat
  • Sizzle Sauce
  • Socks
  • Samples from local Foodpreneurs
  • and more!

36 hours / 20+ Talks – Expert & Inspiring SpeakersConference Schedule 2020

Day 1

Georgian Angel Network Investment Meeting

Further, Faster Grand Pitch Competition, presented by the Henry Bernick Centre

Day 2

Key note | Xpert Class | Pop Up Talks | Virtual Experiences

Day 3

Keynote | Xpert Class | Pop Up Talks | Virtual Experiences

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Presidents’ Panel | Virtual Experiences | Social Night Virtually

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe, Resiliency and Workplace Wellness

Jesse Brown, Digital Media Expert, Disruptive Journalist, Futurist

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GAN Monthly Investor Meeting
Nov 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Two exciting opportunities to be presented! If you wish to attend as a guest, please email jenna@georgianangelnet.ca for more details!
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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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GAN Monthly Investor Meeting
Feb 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Two exciting opportunities to be presented! If you wish to attend as a guest, please email jenna@georgianangelnet.ca