Have a great business idea? The Northern Ontario Angels are looking for entrepreneurs and businesses in need of seed capital to start, grow, scale-up and commercialize.

Thunder Bay Pitch is an opportunity for people in business or interested in starting their own business, to see how experienced entrepreneurs make their pitches to potential angel investors in order to raise investment capital to grow their businesses to the next level. If you would like to participate in the next Thunder Bay Pitch session, apply online by April 13, 2018 at Northern Ontario Angels (NOA) northernontarioangels.ca or contact the Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre nwoinnovation.ca for assistance.

The event will be held on Wednesday May 23, 2018 at the Victoria Inn and will be co-hosted by NOA and the Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre in partnership with BDO. Registration opens at 5:00 pm, pitches start at 5:45 pm, and wrap-up at 7:30 pm . Pre-registration is required on EventBrite – Thunder Bay Pitch 2018, tickets are $10 and include snacks and beverages.  The Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre will also be hosting a Pitching to Investors Workshop delivered by MaRS. For more information visit marsdd.com. In addition, the Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre will give a cash prize for a people’s choice winner where the audience votes on their favourite pitch of the night.

“Angel investing plays an essential role in economic development. With its partners, NOA is recognized by the National Angel Capital Organization as one of the top angel investment groups in Canada. Whether you are an active or potential angel, an aspiring entrepreneur or simply interested in strengthening our business community, come out to Pitch 2018,” says Chris Winrow, chairman, NOA Board of Directors.

About the Northern Ontario Angels

NOA provides a vital link that connects Northern Ontario entrepreneurs with the investment and expertise they need to grow and find success. Once a business is investment ready, NOA helps to connect them with prospective investors. If you are interested in joining NOA as angel investor, apply online application or contact them by phone—there are no fees to join.  Northern Ontario Angels have held similar pitch sessions in Sudbury, Timmins, Sault Ste. Marie, and North Bay. With consultants in each major centre, NOA provides investors with key investment information sessions, resources to improve investor success, and a gateway to connect with entrepreneurs.