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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VA Angels CEO speaking at Access to Capital event on February 11th, 2014

January 23, 2014

Randy Thompson, VA Angels’ CEO & Founder, will be speaking at the Access to Capital event hosted by Decentralised Energy Canada on February 11th, 2014. Randy will be on the panel discussion ‘Challenging the Status Quo to Raise Capital’. VA Angels is also a sponsor of the event. 

VA Angels CEO Randy Thompson nominated for Angel of the Year

January 11, 2014

Every year TechVibes, Canada’s leading technology news site, puts on The Canadian Startup Awards. For the second year in a row, VA Angels CEO & Founder Randy Thompson has been named a finalist in the category of ‘Angel of the Year 2013’. VA Angels would like to say Thank You to TechVibes and the voters …

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NACO’s National Angel Summit

November 6, 2013

NACO’s National Angel Summit November 20–22, 2013 Banff, Alberta Join Angels from Across Canada in Banff, Alberta this November Join the National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) in beautiful Banff, Alberta, this November for the largest gathering of Angel investors in Canada

EPIC 2013 – Presented by VA Angels

August 22, 2013

VA Angels presents the inaugural EPIC Conference! EPIC is bringing North America’s angels together for three days of un-conference style discussion, education, and wisdom. EPIC will be three days of un-conference style discussion, about getting in, maintaining, and getting out (exiting) of your investments. It is as much a chance to share as it is a chance to learn. Why an un-conference? Because …

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VA Angels & Banff Venture Forum

July 29, 2013

VA Angels is proud to announce that we are a Communications Partner of the Banff Venture Forum 2013. About the Banff Venture Forum: Banff Venture Forum 2013 BUILD: Creating the New Breed of Tech Companies Companies and relationships get built through face-time with the right people. BE THERE! Who should attend: Venture capital, venture debt, & …

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VA Angels & AccelerateAB

June 7, 2013

VA Angels is excited to announce that we will be hosting the Official AccelerateAB After Party! The Details: The Official AccelerateAB After Party – Presented by VA Angels will be held at Cowboys, a staple in Calgary Stampede traditions, on July 11, 2013. Tickets cost $25*. Your ticket will include: No-line, no-cover Access to Cowboys VIP Entrance …


Agri Investment Forum

May 2, 2013

Agri Innovation. Growth Capital. Global Opportunity. Check out the Agri Investment Forum 2013