About this Program
NOTE: Applications are due Oct 29, 2021, by Noon.
Are you a Western founder looking for investors or partners to take your business to the next stage? Then apply to take part in our next Western Angels' Demo Day, and its prequel, Amplify!
This investor event is a celebration of entrepreneurship that aims to bring together budding start-ups, experienced entrepreneurs, and our community of investors. Since the launch of our investor event, we have helped several Western entrepreneurs secure a combined total of over $4 million in private investment.
Don't miss out on your opportunity to practice your pitch, win funding, and get connected to our investment community.
There are $12,500+ in prizes to recognize, reward, and accelerate the growth of startups in the Western Entrepreneurship ecosystem.
Our event/competition will take place in two rounds:
Round 1 - Amplify - Nov 12, 2021
Amplify is an entrepreneurship pitch competition that aims to reward, and help investor-ready
Western ventures. Selected teams will be invited to pitch their venture to the judging panel.
Awards & Prizes for Amplify:
Best Overall Pitch $3000
Best Financial Model $2000
Best Global Growth Potential: $2500
Market Disruptor: $2500
People’s Choice Award: $2500
The top five 'investment-ready teams from Amplify will have the opportunity to pitch to experienced investors and entrepreneurs at the Western Angel Demo Day.
Round 2 - Western Angels Demo Day - Dec 3, 2021
Five selected teams from Amplify will be invited to participate in WADD. Demo Day aims to
help founders looking for seed or pre-seed investment. The five teams will showcase their
business idea via a five-minute pitch to an investor group for a chance to gain seed funding for
their new business ventures.
The following is a list of questions and material that you will need to submit for your application:
- How many potential customers have you talked to? (Do not include friends, family or
- Total Equity Funding Received
- Total Debt Funding Received
- Total Grants Received
- Cumulative Funding and Investment to Date
- Cumulative Revenue Generated
- Number of Customers Served
- Average Price of your Product
- Executive Summary
- 2 min Investor Pitch Video
- 10 Slide Investor Pitch Deck
- 2 min Marketing Pitch Video
- Team Picture
- Funds up to $3k per team
- Takes up to 0.0% equity
- Accepts 20 companies
Business Products, Business Services, Computers and Peripherals, Consumer Products, Consumer Services