Highlights from Altitude Accelerator’s Volunteer Advisor Appreciation Event on January 27th

by Tasdid Sarker

Our clients at Altitude Accelerator benefit enormously from working with our volunteer advisor network. With their incredible depth and breadth of experience – across all industries and sectors – our advisors understand the highs and lows of starting a venture and scaling.

They become trusted mentors and friends to many of our startup clients, and sometimes even help facilitate game-changing introductions to their networks and partnerships that help startups get to market faster.

Altitude Advisor Louis Sapi, CEO of HS & Partners LLP, says:

“For an investor, a pipeline to quality deal flow is important and the Altitude Accelerator Champion Panels are a great way to get to know the founders as the company develops. Being a part of the Volunteer Advisor Network has been a good way to surface opportunities.”

On Friday, January 27, 2023, we hosted a special event in Brampton to share our appreciation for our terrific advisors. It was a great opportunity for everyone to break bread and reconnect in the new year. Here are some of our favourite quotes and moments from this wonderful event.

Pictured (L-R): Paul Barter, Mike Boyd, and David Harris Kolada

“The Altitude Accelerator Volunteer Advisor network is a great way to stay connected to what’s happening in the ecosystem and see the latest technologies from founders.” David Harris Kolada, Managing Partner at Greensoil PropTech Ventures

It was a pleasure to hear directly from current Altitude clients Tauseef Riaz, co-founder and director of ConsidraCare, who shared:

“Altitude’s Investor Readiness Program was a fantastic experience that reduced our learning curve significantly. We are grateful for the valuable guidance provided by its advisors and Entrepreneurs-in-Residence on finance, sales, PR, cybersecurity and fundraising to help us optimize our business model and put our best foot forward for potential investors.”

We also had the opportunity to hear from Ralph Christian Delos Santos, founder and CEO of Biofect Inovations, who spoke candidly about the important role adviors are playing in his entrepreneurial journey:

“Our advisors at Altitude Accelerator were beyond just experienced industry professionals – they were a source of inspiration and motivation for our team. Their guidance, advice and unwavering support have been instrumental in overcoming some of the obstacles that entrepreneurship brings.”

Pictured: Ralph Christian Delos Santos

If you are passionate about helping the Canadian tech startup ecosystem survive and thrive, becoming an Altitude advisor can be enormously beneficial as you consider opportunities for investment as well.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming an Advisor, please contact our Executive Director, Pam Banks at pam.banks@altiudeaccelerator.ca. We look forward to hearing from you.