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WECAN First Look

WECAN First Look

Building a successful entrepreneurial ecosystem across our region is dependent not only on entrepreneurs able to develop innovative new products, it also takes a committed investor network willing to provide not only funding but also mentoring, networking opportunities and business advice.

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WECAN Investors Powered by Equation

WECAN Investors Powered by Equation

‘WECAN powered by Equation’ community outreach drive has resulted in seven new angel investors coming onboard with the local WECAN Angel Investors network in the past three months. Deborah Livneh, interim executive director of the Windsor-Essex Capital Angel Network...

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Member In The Spotlight: Stephen Cheifetz

Member In The Spotlight: Stephen Cheifetz

Thirty-five years after launching an investment club as a young man, lawyer Stephen Cheifetz has become an active member of the Windsor Essex Capital Angel Network (WECAN). Cheifetz attended his first WECAN meeting a couple of years ago and after liking what he heard...

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Past Featured Event

WECAN Investors Members Networking Event

Monday January 18th, 2021 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Virtual Wine and Cheese Evening by ‘Invitation Only’!

**RSVP by January 12th, 2021 to be included in delivery**

October 2021
Education: Due Diligence – Oct 13 (9-11 am)
Local Investors and Entrepreneurs First Look Networking – Oct 18 (4–6 pm)
Monthly Investment Meeting – Oct 19 (7:45-10:15 am)
Monthly Investment Meeting – Oct 19 (5:00-7:30 pm)
First Look (with MaRS) – Oct 26 (3:30-5:30pm)

2021 Investors Meetings Archive

September 2021
Education: Dealum – Sep 15 (9-11 am)
Monthly Investment Meeting – Sep 21 (7:45-10:15 am)
Monthly Investment Meeting – Sep 21 (5:00-7:30 pm)
First Look (with the RIC Centre) – Sep 28 (3:30-5:30pm)

June Schedule Powered by Equation

June Peer to Peer
June 2, Wed, 3:30 – 5:30 PM

WECAN Investors Virtual Annual General Meeting
June 14 Mon, 5:00-6:00 PM

Early-Stage Investment Meeting
June 15, Tue (Morning), 7:45 – 10:15 AM
June 15, Tue (Afternoon), 3:00 – 5:30 PM

Later-Stage Investment Meeting
June 16, Wed, 9:00 – 11:30 AM

First Look – June
June 22, Tue, 3:30 – 5:30 PM

May Schedule powered by Equation:

Education event; Board Governance
May 12, Wed, 1:00 -5:00 PM

Early Stage Investment Meeting
May 18, Tue (Morning), 7:45 – 10:15 AM
May 18, Tue (Afternoon), 3:00 – 5:30 PM

First Look – May
May 25, Tue, 3:30 – 5:30 PM

April Schedule powered by Equation:

April 7th, 3:00 – 5:30 pm: Peer-to-Peer

April 13th, 9:00 – 11 am: Education Event: Due Diligence

April 20th, 7:45 – 10:15 am: Early Stage Investment Meeting*

April 20th, 3:00 – 5:30 pm: Early Stage Investment Meeting*

April 21st, 9:00 – 11:30 am: Late Stage Investment Meeting*

April 27th, 3:30 – 5:30pm: First Look – April

March Schedule powered by Equation:

March 3rd, Peer-to-Peer: Fiix Growth Story & Exit to Rockwell

March 9th, Alternative Investing: Search Fund Forum

March 16th, 3:00 – 5:30pm: Virtual Early-Stage Investment Meeting

March 17th, 9:00 11:30 am Later Stage Investment

March 23rd, First Look: Co-hosted with Haltech

March 24th, Selection Committee Meeting

January Schedule: powered by Equation:

January 12th, 9 – 11am: Education: Deal Structures and Negotiations

January 19th 3 – 5:30pm: Investment meeting – early-stage companies

January 20th 9 – 11:30am: Investment meeting – late-stage companies

February Schedule powered by Equation:

February 10th, 1 – 5pm: Education Session: Lead Investor

February 16th, 3 – 5:30pm: Early-Stage Investment Meeting

February 18th, 12 – 1:30pm: New Member Orientation Session

February 22nd, 7 – 8:30pm: Member Meetup

February 23rd, 3:30 – 5:30pm: First Look: Wetech and Tech Alliance – Co-host Carmen and Deborah

February 24th, Selection Committee Meeting

2020 Investors Meetings Archive

January 23, 2020

February 20, 2020

March 19, 2020

April 16, 2020

May 21, 2020

June 18, 2020

July 16, 2020

August 20, 2020

September 17, 2020

October 20, 2020 – Virtual

November 17, 2020 – Virtual

December 15, 2020 – Virtual

November 2021
New Member Orientation – Nov 4 (12-1:30 pm)
Education: Term Sheets – Nov 10 (9-11 am)
Monthly Investment Meeting – Nov 16 (7:45-10:15 am)
Monthly Investment Meeting – Nov 16 (5:00-7:30 pm)
First Look (with Innovation Factory/The Forge) – Nov 23 (3:30-5:30pm)
December 2021
Monthly Investment Meeting – Dec 14 (7:45-10:15 am)
Monthly Investment Meeting – Dec 14 (5:00-7:30 pm)
January 2022
Education: Cap Tables and Valuation – Jan 12 (9-11 am)
Monthly Investment Meeting – Jan 18 (7:45-10:15 am)
Monthly Investment Meeting – Jan 18 (5:00-7:30 pm)
First Look (with Communitech) – Jan 25 (3:30-5:30pm)
February 2022
New Member Orientation – Feb 3 (12-1:30 pm)
Education: Deal Structure and Negotiations – Feb 9 (9-11 am)
Monthly Investment Meeting – Feb 15 (7:45-10:15 am)
Monthly Investment Meeting – Feb 15 (5:00-7:30 pm)
First Look (with Tech Alliance/WeTech) – Feb 22 (3:30-5:30pm)
March 2022
Education: Lead Investor – Mar 9 (9-11 am)
Monthly Investment Meeting – Mar 15 (7:45-10:15 am)
Monthly Investment Meeting – Mar 15 (5:00-7:30 pm)
First Look (with Haltech) – Mar 22 (3:30-5:30pm)
April 2022
Education: Can Bankers Be Your Friends? – Apr 13 (9-11 am)
Monthly Investment Meeting – Apr 19 (7:45-10:15 am)
Monthly Investment Meeting – Apr 19 (5:00-7:30 pm)
First Look (with Velocity) – Apr 26 (3:30-5:30pm)
May 2022
New Member Orientation – May 5 (12-1:30 pm)
Education: IPOs – When and How? – May 11 (9-11 am)
Monthly Investment Meeting – May 17 (7:45-10:15 am)
Monthly Investment Meeting – May 17 (5:00-7:30 pm)
First Look (with MaRS) – May 24 (3:30-5:30pm)
June 2022
Education: Fractional Services – Jun 8 (9-11 am)
Monthly Investment Meeting – Jun 21 (7:45-10:15 am)
First Look (with Innovation Guelph/Accelerator Centre) – Jun 28 (3:30-5:30pm)
* The same Early-Stage Companies Investment Meeting is provided twice in the same day to accommodate our Angel members, busy schedule.

Generally: Virtual Early Stage Investment Meetings are scheduled for every third Tuesday of the Month.

Please note an archive of past events can be found at the bottom of this page.

WECAN Investors
101-1501 Howard Avenue
Windsor, Ontario N8X 3T5

(519) 997-2855

Or Contact:

Deborah Livneh Eng. MBA
519-562-1820
[email protected]