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INSIGHTS FROM R. STEWART THOMPSON: To Note or Not to Note?

May 30, 2019

Fred Wilson wrote a post today about not using convertible notes if your a founder starting an investment round. The post can be found here on his Medium site and you need to read it if you are thinking about the difference between using a Convertible Note or doing a Priced Round, i.e. doing a n …

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MEMBER PROFILE: Warren and Pam MacPhee

May 1, 2019

Warren and Pam MacPhee are a husband-wife entrepreneurial power couple, with their skill s combining to cover all sides of their multiple business ventures. They met in business school at the University of Alberta, where Pam was studying marketing and Warren HR and management. Both of them grew up in households built around family-owned small …

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MEMBER PROFILE: Henry King

March 1, 2019

Henry King is a self-made man, having sold his thriving garden centre business to pursue angel investing, with the Valhalla Angels group. “After selling my business of many decades, I wanted to remain in the excitement of building a business, and the Valhalla Angels offered a perfect outlet for that,” says Henry. As will become …

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VA Calgary Stampede Breakfast & Poker

July 8, 2016

VA Angels Calgary monthly July forum is preempted for a very special VA Angels Stampede Party! We will kick it off with breakfast at Grey Eagle Casino, followed by poker then afterwards members are invited to attend the Collins Barrow Stampede Party! Agenda Networking: 9:30 am Breakfast starts at 10:00am Poker starts at 11am: per …

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Join National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) in Calgary

April 19, 2016

Join National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) in Calgary on May 24th 2016 for its first Western Regional event! This full day event aims to bring together the Angel Investor community in Western Canada to discuss topics important to the region including topics such as building a collaborative ecosystem, policy and fund structures. The day will …

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Events Across Western Canada for Entrepreneurs & Investors

March 14, 2016

BENEATH THE PITCH: INTRO TO PRIVATE INVESTING Entrepreneurs: It’s more than pitching your business to an investor. Investors: It’s more than writing a cheque to an entrepreneur. Whether you are an entrepreneur or investor, these events are the place for you to learn, network and dive deeper into the world of private investing.   Investors – why attend? …

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VA Angels Announces Gender Diversity Initiative

February 29, 2016

VA Angels is pleased to announce a new initiative to increase the number of women angel investors and women entrepreneurs served by the group. “VA Angels is a place where female entrepreneurs can expect to be taken seriously and funded accordingly,” says Randy Thompson, CEO of VA Angels. “We are working hard to ensure that …

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A Case For International Mentoring

February 20, 2016

In 2002 I had just finished my biggest failure as an Entrepreneur, Khyber Pass Entertainment. I can write about that at another time, but the intention is to set this as a seminal moment in my career. I wasn’t used to failure at this time, and I was pretty sure it wasn’t my fault. It …

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Learning Opportunity: Winning Innovation Grants

February 19, 2014

For all startups and technology companies who are thinking of applying for grants, we wanted to share this great event we heard about Winning Grants in 2014! Learn More About Winning Innovation Vouchers, put on by Strategic Timelines. Are you running a technology driven company that is developing an innovative product and planning ahead for commercialization? …

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TEC Edmonton and VA Angels Edmonton Chapter to merge

February 5, 2014

EDMONTON: Feb. 4, 2014 Two of Canada’s largest angel investor networks, TEC Edmonton and VA Angels Edmonton Chapter, are merging to become TEC Venture Angels. TEC Venture Angels will build a bigger investor network, offer investment services and streamline connections between Northern Alberta angel investors and regionally-based early stage tech companies. A more sophisticated entrepreneur …

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