Over the last six weeks, the OKGN Angel Summit investor group has been busy evaluating companies and narrowing down the entrepreneurs who will pitch live at the public Finale on March 18th.
Twenty-nine investors have reviewed, evaluated, and performed due diligence with over 40 applicants and narrowed the field to six finalists who will pitch for a chance to receive a $145,000 investment.
The finalists from across B.C. are:
- Beyond Aerospace, Kelowna
- ENJINE, Kelowna
- Live It, Nelson
- RocketPlan Technologies, Vancouver
- Streamline Athletes, Vancouver
- Techbrew Robotics, Salmon Arm
The Summit’s Finale is the culmination of a 10-week program that seeks to educate new angel investors and entrepreneurs on the investment process, while also working to improve access to capital for growing businesses in the BC startup ecosystem.
In addition to their chance at the investment, each finalist will get an exclusive one-on-one meeting with Canadian business icon and OKGN Angel Summit keynote speaker, Arlene Dickinson.
“We know one of the biggest challenges facing entrepreneurs is access to growth capital. One of our goals with the virtual format was to ease accessibility for those entrepreneurs looking to raise money,” says Programs Manager, Jenna Stasuk. “We are thrilled to see companies from all around BC and from a variety of sectors make it to this stage in the Summit”.