Thu, Apr 07|
Oak Bay Beach Hotel
2022 Western Angel Investment Summit
Join us for 2 days of fun, networking, socializing, company pitches, speakers and panellists. And don't forget to book your room at this world-class venue at the special summit rate!
Time & Location
Apr 07, 2022, 12:00 p.m. – Apr 08, 2022, 7:00 p.m.
Oak Bay Beach Hotel, 1175 Beach Dr, Victoria, BC V8S 2N2, Canada
About the Event
Connecting angels, funds and accelerators - In Person! It was not just COVID that affected "life as we know it" for the last 2 years. Posts on social media would have you almost believe a new unicorn was born every week. Fuelled by updates on large raises, take-overs, climbing valuations, one venture fund closing after another, the sky was apparently the limit in the pandemic period. Is it really? At this year’s Western Angel Investment Summit, we want to go back to the basics because success is not a given. What makes a founder succeed and what role can angels play in this, how can we better support the founder? We will meet companies that pitched at our very first edition of the summit in 2019. They will discuss what worked and did not work for them in growing their companies into the successes that they are now.
We’ll hear from the InBC Investment Corp. on their plans to support a diverse and supportive ecosystem. And we have great companies that are looking for smart angel money and ample opportunities for networking and mingling with entrepreneurs and investors.
We will also announce this year’s “Greg Smith - Investor and Company TEAM with the MOST GRIT” Award. The Greg Smith Award is to recognize the investor/company team that stuck together to work through some of the more challenging moments that entrepreneurship brings. With this award, we uncover the stories of how a strong and committed team can work together and ultimately succeed.
Because there is no overnight success, we go BACK to BASICS.
Join us for 2 days of fun, networking, socializing, company pitches, speakers and panellists. And don't forget to book your room at this world-class venue at the special summit rate! We will strictly follow the guidelines of the Provincial COVID-19 Safety Plan and will ask for proof of full vaccination, follow seating guidelines and only admit a maximum of 50% of capacity until the next PHO update on Feb. 16th.