We are thrilled to announce that Arlene Dickinson, star of Dragons’ Den, will headline as the keynote speaker at our second annual OKGN Angel Summit Finale. On March 12 at the Innovation Centre in Kelowna, the final 6 participating companies will pitch to 35 investors for a chance at a $150K investment. It’s Dragons’ Den meets American Idol (sorry, no Seacrest).
While the investors deliberate after the pitches, Dickinson will take to the stage and speak candidly about her entrepreneurial journey and reveal her success formula for starting and growing a business. Dickinson, a legend in the Canadian business world, is the General Partner of District Ventures Capital, a fund focused on helping market, fund and grow entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial companies in the food and health space.
The Summit Finale is the culmination of a 10-week program that seeks to train new angel investors in the Okanagan and improve access to capital for growing businesses. The 35 participating investors have already evaluated and refined the list from 45 participating companies to the top 24. These 24 companies participated in the quarterfinals last week, where they delivered a 3-minute pitch followed by a 3-minute Q & A.
Keep an eye on our blog for updates on the investor’s progress as they narrow down the list of companies to the final 6 that will participate in the Finale and get a chance a $150K investment.
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