About this Program
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!
This investor event, happening June 8, 2022, 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 pitch your company and get connected to our investment community.
We are looking for high potential startups that are actively looking for investment.
Accepted companies must:
- be founded by a Western alum (can be part of the founding team)
- have traction with strong expectations of growth
- actively searching for angel investment
Entrance to Demo Day is a competitive process. Five high potential companies will be accepted into the event. The application process consists of two rounds:
Round 1 – All teams are required to submit a written application that will include:
- 2min investor pitch video
- 10 slide investor pitch deck
- Additional financial and business information
Round 2 – Applications will be reviewed and the top ranked teams will have the opportunity to pitch to a selection committee mid-late May. Each team has 5 minutes to pitch their business followed by 5 minutes of Q&A. The selection committee will select the 5 teams who will be accepted into Demo Day.
The 5 selected companies will receive training and mentorship to assist with preparing for their Demo Day pitch.
Demo Day Event
Demo Day will take place on Wednesday, June 8th from 12-3pm. The event will be in person in Toronto. The accepted teams will be expected to attend and pitch in person.
Each team will receive a $2,500 stipend to assist with travel expenses for the event.
At the event, each team will be given the chance to deliver a 5min pitch plus 5min for Q&A. After the formal pitches, there will be time for informal networking and further conversations with interested investors.
Applications are due Friday, April 29 at 11:59pm.
Business Products, Business Services, Computers and Peripherals, Consumer Products, Consumer Services