Western Angels' Demo Day Fall 2022

Aug 28 - Oct 18 | Toronto, ON, Canada


About this Program

Are you a Western University alum with a business looking to scale up through angel or venture capital investment? Apply to participate in Western Angels' Demo Day -- Western’s premier investor-pitch networking event.

Over the past two years, our event has attracted over $6.1 M in investment for our alumni ventures. Don’t miss your opportunity to showcase your innovative startup to our community of investors.

Hosted by the Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship department at Western University, this investor-networking event has three important rounds:

*ROUND 1: Written Application*

Ventures interested in participating in this exclusive opportunity must first apply and be vetted by our internal selection committee. The top ten applicants will be selected to move into ‘Round 2’.

Be prepared. The following is a list of questions and material that you will need to submit for your written application:

- 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
- Logo

Written applications are due October 16, 2022.

*ROUND 2: Western Angels' Demo Day (Semi-Final)*

Our second qualifying step for Western Angels' Demo Day is to pitch in front of our internal selection committee. Each team will be allotted a 10-minute pitch, comprised of a 5-minute presentation followed by 5-minutes of questions from our internal selection committee. This round will be held privately and hybrid. Founders can choose to pitch virtually or in person at Western University.   

A total of five (5) Prizes will be given out in Round 2.

Prize Categories:

Jury's Choice Award: $2,000 (CAD)
Most Innovative Concept:  $2,000 (CAD)
Financial Rockstar:  $2,000 (CAD)
Best Global Growth Potential:  $2,000 (CAD)
Local Market Disruptor: $2,000 (CAD)

The top five teams that showcase the most investment promise will be selected to pitch their funding asks to our community of investors at Western Angels' Demo Day on November 30, 2022. 

BONUS: The top five teams will receive a $500 CAD stipend for travel expenses to attend our event in Toronto, ON. 

*ROUND 3: Western Angels' Demo Day (Final)*

The five selected teams will be invited to participate in person at Western Angels' Demo Day on November 30, 2022. The event will take place in-person in Toronto, Ontario at the Exchange Tower.

The five teams will showcase their businesses via a 5-minute pitch to an investor, followed by 5-minutes of questions. Following the pitches, we will open private breakout rooms to encourage further networking and demonstrations.

This event aims to help connect Western founders looking for seed or pre-seed investment. With a large group of accredited investors, this is your chance to make a home run. Asks at this event have ranged from $50K to $3M.

*Important Dates*

Written Applications Due – October 16 at 11:59 p.m. (EST)
Qualifying Interview -- October 31 at 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. (EST)
Designing Your Pitch Deck Workshop – November 15 at 10:00 a.m. (EST)
Your Due Diligence Package Workshop -- November 22 at 10:00 a.m. (EST)
A Million $ Pitch Workshop -- November 24 at 10:00 a.m. (EST)
Western Angles Demo Day -- November 30 at 12:30 – 4:00 p.m. (EST)

For any questions, feel free to reach us on entrepreneurship@uwo.ca.

Funding Information

  • Funds up to $2.5k per team
  • Takes up to 0.0% equity
  • Accepts 10 companies


Business Products, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services