Calling All Veteran, New and Aspiring Angel Investors – Join Us to Explore the Opportunity, Benefits and Impact of Angel Investing at Our First Female Angel Investor Breakfast
Are you intrigued by the idea of angel investing? Are you interested in engaging with experienced founders? Would you appreciate the opportunity to hear directly from investment leaders?
The Capital Angel Network and Invest Ottawa are partnering to deliver on this exclusive event for current and future female angel investors as part of International Women’s Week in Ottawa.
Solo female founders and all female leadership teams received just 2.2 percent of venture capital in 2018. How do we move the dial on this? We need more women on the other side of the table making investment decisions.
Join us for breakfast to learn the basics of angel investing, hear from existing female angels in Ottawa, network with fellow like-minded women in the community, and learn about some of the top female-founded companies in the city.
We look forward to welcoming two keynote speakers, and an esteemed panel of Ottawa angel investors and founders moderated by Jennifer Francis, Chair of the Capital Angels Network to Bayview Yards.
This inspiring group includes:
- Monique Woodard, Early-Stage Investor and Former 500 Startups Partner
- Melissa Kargiannakis, Founder and CEO, skritswap (who will join us via Skype)
- Lorraine Mastersmith, Partner at Gowling WLG
- Julia Elvidge, Tech Executive, Invest Ottawa Advisor
- Caroline Somers ICD.D, Member of Innovation Council at Joule, a CMA company; President and Chair of the Board, CHEO Research Institute; Executive Coach
Light refreshments will be served, and complimentary onsite parking is available.
For additional information, please contact:
- Jennifer Francis, Chair of the Capital Angels Network: [email protected]; or
- Sonya Shorey, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Invest Ottawa: [email protected]
This event is co-hosted by the Capital Angels Network and Invest Ottawa
The Capital Angels Network is a group of angel investors in the Ottawa Gatineau region. Their goal is to build the region’s entrepreneurial community, to make the region the best place to start a business and to facilitate access to investment opportunities for qualified investors.
Invest Ottawa is the lead economic development agency for Canada’s Capital, facilitating economic growth and job creation in the City of Ottawa. Guided by a vision to help realize Ottawa’s full potential as a globally-recognized, innovative and future-ready city, and the best place to learn, work, live, and play, Invest Ottawa delivers venture development and global expansion programs and services that catalyze the growth and success of entrepreneurs and firms. These include small business training; mentorship; acceleration for technology firms; foreign business and investment attraction; local business retention and expansion in targeted sectors; commercialization; and marketing Ottawa’s diversified economy and high quality of life. Since 2012, Invest Ottawa has worked with thousands of startups, scale-ups and SMEs; helped firms to attract $322 million in capital; contributed to the creation of more than 6,350 jobs; and attracted $293 million in Foreign Direct Investment. For additional information, please visit investottawa.ca.