• March 19, 2021 raises seed round led by Rhiza Capital and MAVAN Capital Partners to continue to support charities

    Trellis Social Enterprise Inc. ( has just secured their seed round financing  led by Rhiza Capital and MAVAN Capital Partners. This comes exactly 2 years after winning the first OKGN Angel Summit in 2019. Since their angel round, Trellis has thrived, even through Covid-19, by helping their charity partners innovate to create virtual fundraising events during their time of need.

  • March 19, 2021

    Mike Boudreau, founder of TechBrew Robotics, Named Winner of 2021 OKGN Angel Summit

    The investors have voted. The result results are in. Salmon Arm’s TechBrew Robotics has won the third annual OKGN Angel Summit.

    After 10-weeks of pitches, meetings, due diligence, and training, Mike Boudreau, founder of TechBrew Robotics, took home the $145,000 investment fund. TechBrew Robotics is a turnkey robotics automation for difficult applications, including a system that picks, ...

  • March 18, 2021

    Happipad Awarded CMHC Grant Funding to Expand its Companion Housing Platform across Western Canada

    Happipad Technologies Inc. (“Happipad”) has been awarded a $250,000 grant under the National Housing Strategy Demonstrations Initiative to expand its web-based companion housing platform in partnership with 18 community organizations located across BC and Alberta.  Happipad’s proprietary web platform enables secure, peer-to-peer creation and self-management of cohabitation arrangements. Through...

  • March 11, 2021

    The Final 6 | RocketPlan’s Joe Tolzmann

    The battle is on. Things are heating up. And our final 6have been chosen.

    We met one-on-one with the 2021 OKGN Angel Summit’s finalists to hear their insights into the Summit and their pitch for the top spot.

    Meet Joe Tolzmann, founder of RocketPlan in Vancouver. He’s created a platform that consolidates and streamlines the process for the property restoration and claims cycle. ...

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