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E-Sight – Technology gives legally blind Peoria boy a chance to fly

August 31, 2017 12:47 pm

Article via Journal Star —  PEORIA — National Aviation Day isn’t a widely celebrated occasion, but it will be unforgettable nonetheless for Ryan Rusk. The 12-year-old sixth grader at Lindbergh Middle School took to the skies Saturday with the help of an emerging technology that promises to have a vast impact on almost all aspects […]

RNA Diagnostics – Northern-developed medical innovation given worldwide exposure

August 3, 2017 11:10 am

Article via Northern Ontario Business – Earlier in June, HSNRI scientist and Laurentian University professor Dr. Amadeo Parissenti announced the institute will be part of a Breast Cancer Response Evaluation for Individualized Therapy (BREVITY) clinical trial to validate the use of the RNA Disruption Assay™ (RDA™) tool for treatment and management of breast cancer in North America […]

GTAN’s Summer 2017 Angel Investing Reading List

July 31, 2017 2:56 pm

Summer is always a great season to spend time catching up on your reading! At GTAN, we believe that learning is an ongoing process, and that a good book can profoundly influence the way you see the world. Here’s our summer reading list to keep your brain sharp!   A Practical Guide to Angel Investing: […]

Communitech News: The Funder’s Side: Tips for founders on choosing an advisory board

June 30, 2017 10:16 am

Choosing and managing an advisory board can be one of the most rewarding activities for a founder when growing their company – but it requires careful handling to do it right. As an angel for GTAN, I’ve been asked to serve on advisory boards for many different types of founders and companies, and I’ve learned […]

Recap: June Investment Meeting

June 23, 2017 10:48 am

Tuesday, June 22nd was the season wrap-up for GTAN! We hosted our AGM, June investment meeting, and annual Pauli Awards at Bingemans in Kitchener. Two startups pitched to a packed room. Learn more about JAUNTIN’ and Magnusmode below. JAUNTIN’ is a white-labeled on demand insurance platform that makes obtaining travel insurance quick and easy. Sign-up takes less […]

GTAN Announces 6th Annual Pauli Award Winners

June 22, 2017 3:32 pm

On Tuesday, June 20th, GTAN celebrated seven years of unprecedented success for its members and our community when presenting the three winners of the 6th annual Pauli Awards at Bingemans in Kitchener.  The Pauli Awards is a celebration of GTAN’s many successes, including its Angels committing more than $35 million in capital, resulting in over […]

Recap: May Investment Meeting

May 17, 2017 3:43 pm

The GTAN Angels gathered for their monthly investment meeting at Bingemans on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Prior to the meeting was GTAN|Learn, where local angels learned about the pros and cons of advisory boards from seasoned angel, Richard Cantin. After GTAN|Learn, the investment meeting began, with pitches from Oneiric, FindBob, and chalk.com. Learn more about the […]

Recap: April 2017 Investment Meeting

April 21, 2017 1:21 pm

On April 18, 2017, GTAN held its monthly investment meeting, and Angels were pitched by a variety of exciting local startups. Each founder offered an engaging pitch and interacted with the audience, and all companies that pitched are moving forward into the due diligence stage. Our Angels are looking forward to learning more about each company […]

GTAN|RAW Recap

April 10, 2017 1:57 pm

Startups: What would you do if you could test out your pitch before you had to do it with money on the line? Last week we launched GTAN|RAW, where local startups had the opportunity to share their pitch with GTAN angel investors and three local tech judges, Mike Kirkup, Benton Leong, and Snita Balsara. After the […]

Communitech News The Funder’s Side: Four rules for attracting investor interest

April 7, 2017 2:23 pm

When it comes to landing investment for a startup, the “pitch” is only the beginning. Once a founder enters due diligence with angel investors, they have about a 70 per cent chance of receiving funding, according to the National Angel Capital Organization. Due diligence is the process during which angels investigate their potential investment to […]