Got a great business idea but need help getting started?

‘Angel investment networks provide much more than just needed financing for emerging and high potential companies and entrepreneurs’

Many people in the north have wonderful business ideas, but lack the money and expertise to get started.

That’s where a group called the Northern Ontario Angels (NOA) can help.

As of June 2022, Northern Ontario Angels has closed 481 deals with over $712 million dollars invested, and over 6,000 full-time and 2,500 part-time positions created it says in a news release.

See: Northern Ontario Angels named #1 Angel Organization in North America in dollars and deals

And: Angels help local businesses grow and find success

NOA and Innovation Initiatives Ontario North (IION) are now accepting applications to pitch your innovative idea, product, service, or business at the North Bay PITCH 2022 event.

Entrepreneurs, innovators, and businesses in need of capital to start up, commercialize, scale up or expand are encouraged to apply.

“This is your opportunity to pitch to over 400 accredited investors in the NOA network,” said Ian Lane, Executive Director “Angel investing plays an essential role in economic development. Whether you are an active or potential angel, an aspiring entrepreneur, or simply interested in strengthening our business community, we hope you will join us at the North Bay Pitch.”

The event will take place on Thursday October 13, at the Nipissing University Student Union Student Center in North Bay from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.

You can register here on Eventbrite.

“Angel investment networks provide much more than just needed financing for emerging and high potential companies and entrepreneurs. Their capacity to add value and de-risk investments through expert multi-sectoral strategic and operational capabilities and networks providing relevant skills, contacts, expertise cannot be underestimated,” explains Rob Deline, Executive Director, IION.

The deadline to apply is Friday August 19.

Submit your application by completing the Entrepreneur Application form.

Investors looking to join Northern Ontario Angels are invited to express their interest by completing the on-line Investor Application here.

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