Angel investors to hear pitches in the Dragons' Den

Posted by Liam Britten

The Halloween season is well upon us, and everyone’s becoming something they’re not — heck, even the angels are turning into dragons in Victoria.

That’s angel investors, I should say, and they are going to become panellists at a Dragons’ Den-style pitch session being held at the sixth Greater Victoria Angel Network Investors’ Forum.

The Forum, produced by the University of Victoria in conjunction with VIATeC, will feature nine pre-screened start-ups giving pitches. All the start-ups have previous experience with angels or have been in VIATeC’s Grow Op program. Five of them will give 12 minute presentations and answer a few questions. The next four will give short 5 minutes preview presentations. All the companies are seeking investments from $10,000–$100,000.

In the past five pitch sessions, nine of 29 companies have received offers from investors, of which two have been accepted —both valued at around $100,000. Eight others received valuable non-monetary contributions to their companies, in the form of advisors, mentors and board members.

The sixth Greater Victoria Angel Network Investors’ Forum  takes place November 3rd from 2–4:30 p.m. For more information on this event, contact Nichole Zurek of the University of Victoria Innovation and Development Corporation at 250.721.6095 or nzurek@uvic.ca.

Company:
VIATeC
Website:
http://www.viatec.ca
Location:
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

VIATeC is a diverse organization that focuses on multiple services and events that continue to help grow the technology sector on Vancouver Island. Economic Development is at the core of VIATeC’s goals and all programs and services are designed to further that mandate. Almost everyone is surprised to learn that the Technology Sector is comparable in size to the tourism industry on Vancouver Island with revenues... more


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Liam Britten

Liam Britten

Liam Britten is a writer and editor with a journalism background operating out of Vancouver. In addition to his work at Techvibes, he has been published in student publications across Canada, as well as local newspapers such as The MapleRidge-Pitt Meadows TIMES and The Langley Advance. An aficionado for the finer things in life — such as video games and sports — Liam is plugged into the tech... more



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