Education Session and GTAN | RAW in April

Thinking about raising money and don’t know where to start?  Come pitch to seasoned angel investors and get their feedback on your business. No filter.  No strings attached.  Raw.

GTAN – Golden Triangle Angel Network – hosts a monthly event aimed at early-stage companies who are considering raising funds from Angels and Venture Capitalists. The event is aimed at Founders, who will receive valuable information, advice, and mentorship. Entrepreneurs will present their pitch to several members of GTAN, who will offer feedback and suggestions. All participants will receive the chance hear each other’s pitches, as well as the investor feedback, giving them many opportunities to learn, socialize, and network.

This event is for you if…

  • you have never raised money before
  • you have a product/prototype/big idea but need some polish before you move forward
  • you aren’t sure if you are ready for investment

What you will need…

  1. 3 minute pitch deck (speaking time: maximum 5 minutes)
  2. Laptop and Dongles to plug into the AV system
  3. Other members of your team to take notes and network


Join GTAN at the Conestoga College on Tuesday, April 3rd. The event begins at 5:00pm.
Spots are limited. To present or attend, please email


This month, GTAN | RAW will follow an Education Session:

“So you want to be a Tech Start-Up?” 
 A Lawyer’s Perspective 
Presented by
Todd Bissett and the MTech Team
Miller Thomson
Date: Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018
Course Time: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost:  FREE
Location: Conestoga College – Doon Campus
299 Doon Valley Drive, Kitchener, ON

Centre for Entrepreneurship – Room 2A218 A-Wing

Course Description

Ready to take your business idea to the next level? Setting up and running a start-up can be intimidating and filled with endless questions of whether you’re “doing it right”. Don’t go through the sleepless nights alone. Sign-up for a frank discussion with your friendly neighborhood lawyers about the types of “legal” things that start-ups need to deal with but are often too afraid to seek a lawyer for.

Topics covered will include:


1. Legal heebie-jeebies

Legal questions that keep you up at night: “Federal vs. provincial incorporation?”,   “Why can’t I get the company name I want?”, “What is a SAFE Agreement?”, “Who am I liable to?”

2. What’s the cost of (legal) bootstrapping?

Cost comparison of getting legal advice in the early stages versus putting it off

3. Building a solid legal framework 
Resource allocation strategies for minimizing costs and risks at the outset and getting the most out of your legal resources