Fall 2015 Newsletter

WECAN NEWS –Windsor Essex Capital Angel Network is proud to be the newest Canadian partner of “GEW – Global Entrepreneurship Week” and “Futurpreneurs Canada”, and we hope to see you at our next WECAN/NAO NEW BUSINESS VJS – Virtual Joint Screening Session being held at the Windsor Business Accelerator on Monday November 16, 2015.

Monday November the 16th is also the start of 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Week which includes events across 160 countries running from Nov. 16 through 22 with roughly 10 Million People taking part in the eighth annual celebration, recognizing and supporting entrepreneurs from around the world. This year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week features several themes meant to provide innovators the tools, resources and advice to launch new businesses. Throughout the week, GEW partners around the world will help entrepreneurs of all levels start and scale new ventures through events, activities and competitions that introduce participants to potential collaborators, mentors and investors.

WECAN New Business VJS (Virtual Joint Screening) session is taking place in cooperation with the twelve (12) other NAO – Network of Angel Organizations Ontario groups and we will be hosting a Live WebEx Video event being broadcast from Toronto with six (6) presenting companies from across Ontario which represent some of the very best Ontario based start-up companies, with very high potential for investor syndication across groups.

One of the companies presenting to the Ontario audience will be a local Windsor, based organizationPOWERBALL TECHNOLOGIES, which deals with augmented reality technology used in the designer furniture industry. Powerball is a successful investment of WECAN Members. WECAN is the recognized NAO Angel Investor Group supported by the Ministry of Research and Innovation for the Windsor-Essex Region working across south-western Ontario. In 2014-2015 NAO Angel Groups invested $ 49 Million into early-stage companies, resulting in a cumulative total of $ 183 Million invested in 313 companies since 2007 creating or retaining 4,800+ jobs.

WECAN GROWTH – Windsor Essex Capital Angel Network has been growing during the last 10 months and during that time we have played host to a number of entrepreneurial business presentations representing business opportunities across various industry sectors.

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Posted by WECAN Angel Group on November 11, 2015

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