Altitude Accelerator Hosts Second Annual Equation Angels’ First Look Event

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Altitude Accelerator and Equation Angels collaborated to host the 2nd annual Equation Angels First Look event on September 28th, 2021. This event provides the opportunity for Altitude Accelerator clients to pitch and build relationships with members of the Angel investor community. By participating in Equation Angels’ First Look event, companies get access to Angel expertise and experience, network connections, and possible future investment.

About the Equation Angels First Look Event

Equation Angels First Look is a collaboration with Equation Angels, the second-largest angel investor network in Canada, and Altitude Accelerator. These events are intended to give the investor members a “first look” at promising start-up companies that are up and coming and selected by Altitude Accelerator. At each meeting, the companies will be given 5 minutes to present their value proposition and to answer questions. Companies are then placed in virtual meeting rooms to meet with any interested investors.

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Altitude is pleased to be a host Regional Innovation Centre (RIC) for the event and looks forward to working with the new team at Equation Angels. We send our congratulations to Neil Wilkinson, Equation Angel’s new Managing Director.

We hosted the September event for 4 Altitude Accelerator clients and 4 Angel groups (WeCAN, GTAN, Angel One, Swo Angels). The Altitude Accelerator clients that were invited to present include: Mosea, Carbon Cap, Startup Fuel, and Al Materia.

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Angel Investing in 2021

According to The New York Times, it’s projected that 3,000+ new angel investors will make their first deal this year. This is an increase from 2,725 just the year before. The amount of money that angels invest into start-ups has also increased, reaching $2.1 billion in the first six months of this year. A huge jump compared with $2.6 billion for all of 2020.

About Equation Angels

Combining the vast expertise and resources of three angel groups from Southern Ontario (GTAN, Angel One and Swo Angels), Equation Angels accelerate the innovation ecosystem for investors and entrepreneurs.

Their powerful network is made up of nearly 200 angel investors who are excited to partner with aspiring entrepreneurs on their transformative visions and ideas which will be essential to the growth of the Canadian economy.

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About Altitude Accelerator

Altitude Accelerator helps our tech companies grow faster and stronger.  Our team consists of more than 100 expert advisors, with deep expertise in Advanced Manufacturing, Internet of Things, Hardware & Software, and Cleantech to commercialize products and get them to market faster.

Altitude Accelerator is a not-for-profit innovation hub and business incubator for Brampton, Mississauga, Caledon and other communities in Southern Ontario.

If you’re a startup looking to raise your first seed round, check out our Investor Readiness program to prepare to pitch and get introductions to our pool of investors.

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