Angel Forum Investor Choice Award winners announced

by Rob Lewis | Business

Just a quick post to wrap up the loose ends from Monday's 24th Angel Forum in Vancouver. Overall, the day was a huge success and the Angels singled out the following companies in the Investor Choice Awards (award sponsors included):

  • Best Exhibitor (Province of BC, Investment Capital): Vineyard
  • Best Presentation (TSX Venture Exchange): Onrax
  • Company Most Likely to be Acquired (BDC Venture Capital): Pho3nix New Media
  • Best Pre-Revenue Company (PricewaterhouseCoopers): Pho3nix New Media
  • Company Most Likely to go Public (TSX Venture Exchange): General Bio Energy

Congratulations to all the winners! And for those of you who are looking for money for your own venture, the next Angel Forum will be in early 2009. Start polishing those pitches!

The Angel Forum
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Founded in 1997, the Angel Forum - Vancouver semi-annually introduces emerging companies to private equity investors. As one of the oldest & largest angel groups in Canada with 90+ investors, its primary objective is to facilitate investment in emerging companies. Presenting companies have raised over $24 million directly through the Forum. Since 1998, Investor Ready workshops for entrepreneurs... more

Ph03nix New Media Inc.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Our goal is to inspire the world to learn. But that inspiration must start with you. Be inspired. And let that inspiration flow through everything that you do. Make software that inspires adults & kids to want to learn more. more

General Bio Energy
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

General Bio Energy Inc. has solidified their position as an industry leader in the emerging renewable fuel and energy business in North America with a host of recent triumphs, including the launch of their MOPO Brand of fuels, fuel conditioners, and environmentally friendly canola based additives and lubricants such as chain lube, cutting oil, and penetrating fluids. hey have recently been... more

Issaquah, Washington, United States

In the fall of 2001, after spending nearly 10 years designing and providing custom storage solutions for major industry, Kurt Geffe was ready for a new challenge. Interestingly, all it took was a visit to see a good friend’s new home. His friend Scott now owned a garage that featured high ceilings with little storage space on the sides or behind the family vehicles. He needed a way to store... more

Vineyard Networks
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

Vineyard Networks provides you with the tools to maximize the performance of your applications over your MPLS network. The products and services from Vineyard Networks provides you with the industry's first solution set designed specifically for MPLS Networks: MPLS Best Practices MPLS Reporting MPLS Monitoring Class of Service (CoS) Management MPLS and Network Security With Vineyard Networks... more

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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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