Creating a promising future for Canadian investors

For Andrew Kirkland and Richard Burton-Williams, President and Vice President of Justwealth Financial Inc, it was never about the money. In fact, the entire team behind Justwealth Financial has a strong knowledge of the finance industry, and with that they realized a detrimental common denominator: the current financial methods in the industry were not the… Continue reading Creating a promising future for Canadian investors

Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization (OBIO) Capital Access Advisory Program (Pre-CAAP)

The Pre-CAAP program supports companies that are interested in participation in the Capital Access Advisory Program (CAAPTM) offered by the Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization (OBIO®).  CAAP operates downstream from existing entrepreneurship programs and targets the critical issue of access to capital at the “Series A” and later stages of venture financing.  Led by OBIO and… Continue reading Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization (OBIO) Capital Access Advisory Program (Pre-CAAP)

GreenMantra Technologies complete $17 million financing

We are delighted to share the news of a Altitude Accelerator client graduate, GreenMantra Technologies completing of a series of financing with proceeds in excess of $17 million. The Brantford-based clean technology company utilizes a patented process to cost-effectively transform plastics into high-value specialty chemicals such as waxes, greases and lubricants. “This new funding strengthens… Continue reading GreenMantra Technologies complete $17 million financing

Creating Jobs For Canadian Youth

y: Areej Shah “In 2012, the unemployment rate of youths aged 15 to 24 was 14.3%, compared with a rate of 6.0% for workers aged 25 to 54 and workers aged 55 or older.” Stats Canada As the job market continues to shrink, opportunities available to the younger generation have been greatly affected. More companies are focusing… Continue reading Creating Jobs For Canadian Youth

Atlantic Venture Forum

The Atlantic Venture Forum is comprised of two full days of panel sessions, emerging company presentations, and a Launch Party. This is an event not to be missed as there will be plenty of opportunities to socialize and build connective tissue with world clad innovators from across Canada and the United States. 5 outstanding Keynotes… Continue reading Atlantic Venture Forum

Agri Investment Forum

The Agri Investment Forum is a much anticipated annual partnering conference focused on building connective tissue and facilitating meaningful introductions between agri-entrepreneurs and investors from across North America. Program content explores cross border syndication, pollination, and bio-economy leadership in what is proving to be an era of unprecedented change. The Forum will host leading venture… Continue reading Agri Investment Forum

3 Tips to Avoid Common Fundraising Pitfalls

By: Shanza Anwaar On average, it takes newbie entrepreneurs a shocking 37 months to raise funds for their startup.  Veteran entrepreneurs fare slightly better at 21 months. It is critical for entrepreneurs to show expertise with their financials when pitching to investors – it’s a sign that both the entrepreneur and the venture capitalist comprehend… Continue reading 3 Tips to Avoid Common Fundraising Pitfalls

5 Lessons Learned From Million Dollar Mistakes

By: Shanza Anwaar If you’re an entrepreneur, you will attest to how financially draining the initial stages of a startup can be.  Cash-strapped entrepreneurs don’t have the financial capital that medium-to-large sized businesses do and have to come up with resourceful methods to create profit.  Moreover, entrepreneurs simply cannot afford to make mistakes that will… Continue reading 5 Lessons Learned From Million Dollar Mistakes

Temporal Power announces $10 million Series B financing round with investments from Enbridge Inc. and Northwater Capital’s Intellectual Property Fund

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, February 20, 2013 – Temporal Power, manufacturer of the world’s highest-energy flywheel technology, announces the completion of a $10 million Series B equity investment. Investors include Enbridge Emerging Technology Inc., a division of Enbridge Inc.(TSX:ENB;NYSE:ENB), and Northwater Intellectual Property Fund, a fund managed by Northwater Capital Management Inc. Northwater Intellectual Property Fund was… Continue reading Temporal Power announces $10 million Series B financing round with investments from Enbridge Inc. and Northwater Capital’s Intellectual Property Fund

NACO Professional Development Workshops

Join Angels and Accredited Investors for NACO’s Professional Development Workshops. The National Angel Capital Organization and the Angel Resources Institute present three comprehensive workshops for you to choose from:   1. Angel Investing Overview (full-day) Delivered by Angel Capital Association Chairman John May, this full day workshop provides an overview of the Angel Investor process… Continue reading NACO Professional Development Workshops