Winter 2016 Newsletter

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Happy New Year from WECAN – Windsor Essex Capital Angel Network

A new year means it is time to reflect on what we have accomplished in the previous year and how we can do better in the upcoming one.

WECAN is here to help you discover new start-up and mid-stage companies in the Windsor-Essex Region, across Ontario, and on a North American and Global basis. Our resources are designed to help you improve, whether it is on a personal investment basis or in combination with other members or angel investment groups through syndication to maximize the potential of your investments and group syndication opportunities in early and mid-stage companies.

In 2015 WECAN hosted 24+ Start-Up Business Presentations for our WECAN members including organizations from across industry sectors like: AIRS, Aterica Digital Health, ClientDesk, EatDrinX, Energex, Gaittronics, GoFish Cam, HealthCare 365, HCN, Linkett, Lonsbery Farm Brewing Company, My Digital Shield, Oliberte, Peekapak, Plum IO, PowerBall Technologies, RAVEN, RENIX, Statflo, STEM Village, TitanFile, UPWELL, VIDEOGAMI, etc.

These companies are representative of start-ups from across all industry sectors including: Agriculture, APP & Internet Technologies, Clean Technologies, Digital Media, Energy, Financial Services, Health Technologies, ICT – Information – Communication – Technology, Life Sciences, Manufacturing and Materials Technologies, SaaS – Software as a Service, Service Industry, Social Based Businesses, Training & Education, Water Technologies and many others.

2016 is the year to start harnessing the strategic power of WECAN – Windsor Essex Capital Angel Network with a New 2016 Membership which will provide access to our regular meetings as well as special resources including NAO – Network of Angel Organizations – Ontario, NACO – National Angel Capital Network, and ACA – Angel Capital Association (USA) providing access to more than 13,000 fellow angel investors and 240 angel investment groups across North America.

Four Important New Year’s Resolutions for every Windsor – Essex “Accredited Investors”

Resolve to improve – Did you know that NAO wrote the book on Best Practices for Angel Groups and Investors – “Age of the Angel 2.1”. Make sure you secure your own personal copy with a 2016 WECAN MEMBERSHIP.

Resolve to learn - Did you know that NACO Canada is creating an educational series of courses and best practices on Angel Investment and launched the first 4 course modules at the end of 2015 under the “NACO Academy” banner for Canadian Angel Groups to use in 2016.

Resolve to change – Did you know effectively diversifying your investment portfolio through early stage companies and creating long term value is a difficult individual challenge but with an investment group and the combined industry sector experience of your fellow members increase success by a factor of 10X.

Resolve to JOIN WECAN in 2016! – Did you know WECAN is a full Member of NAO, NACO and a strategic partner of ONE – Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs as well as a member of ACA – Angel Capital Association (USA).

WECAN offers a time-tested framework for individual, group and syndicated investment opportunities with 13 other NAO Groups and 13 other investment organizations located across Ontario with cumulative investment totals since 2007 of $ 183,616,000 CDN by 1,037 Angel Investors into 313 new companies creating an estimated 4,800 jobs. A 2016 WECAN MEMBERSHIP can be harnessed to help you achieve your own significant and measureable investment results with long term success. Membership in WECAN also helps to open doors to other angel investment organizations, meetings, seminars and Investor Summits across Canada and USA.

JOIN WECAN TODAY or renew your 2016 WECAN Membership as an “accredited investor” or “sponsor”.

NEW CONTENT FOR 2016 AND ALL YEAR LONG!

WECAN hosts monthly investment meetings throughout the year and is very excited to announce our events for January and February 2016 which include:

  • Monday January 25, 2016IAA – Impact Angel Alliance and NAO – Social Impact Investment – Windsor Business Accelerator
  • Tuesday January 26, 2016WECAN January 2016 Business Presentations – Windsor Club
  • Thursday February 4, 2016NAO WEBEX Business Presentations – Windsor Business Accelerator
  • Tuesday February 23, 2016WECAN February 2016 Business Presentations – Windsor Club

With our January 2016 Meeting, WECAN will start video recording all of our Investor Presentations so that our WECAN Members heading south for the winter and for those travelling out of town on business during our meetings will not miss the opportunity to see NEW START-UPS or Syndication Opportunities while you are away.

BEST WISHES FOR A HEALTHY AND PROSPEROUS 2016!

WECAN, Windsor Essex Capital Angel Network

720 Ouellette Avenue

Windsor, Ontario

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Posted by WECAN Angel Group on January 8, 2016


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