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Thought leadership from NACO members, staff, and community leaders to share opinions on trending topics relevant to the startup community.

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Member Spotlight - Vanrx Pharmasystems Inc. and Southwestern Ontario Angel Group

In our Member Spotlight blog series, our readers get a chance to meet the members that are part of NACO and how they benefit from their membership with us. Whether a company has accomplished an exit, received an award, or an Angel has expanded their portfolio, the Member Spotlight blog series captures those stories for our readers to enjoy. NACO’s unique community is a place for members to share best practices, syndicate on deals, and collaborate to further support Canada's early-stage ecosystem.
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Employee Spotlight - Yuri Navarro

NACO supports Angel investors, accelerators, and incubators across the country through education, connections, events, and research. Who's the team behind these important initiatives? Let's get to know them! In the Employee Spotlight blog series, you'll get to know the diverse group of people that work towards supporting Canada's early-stage ecosystem. 
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RBC® Angel Investee Program Supports Early-Stage Startups!

Earlier this year we partnered with RBC to support Canadian early-stage companies and launched the RBC Angel Investee Program. The program was created to provide NACO Angel-backed early stage tech companies a business banking package that features access to credit, access to professional advice and services, and access to RBC advisors to help early stage companies scale effectively.  Keep reading for more information on the program and ways you can apply. 
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Employee Spotlight - Adam Anshan

NACO supports Angel investors, accelerators, and incubators across the country through education, connections, events, and research. Who's the team behind these important initiatives? Let's get to know them! In the Employee Spotlight blog series, you'll get to know the diverse group of people that work towards supporting Canada's early-stage ecosystem. 
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Tech Entrepreneurs Need To Outsource – BDO STARTSMART Program

With everything that Technology Entrepreneurs have to focus on, it's important for them to consider the tasks that can be outsourced. Timothy Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Workweek, strongly encourages entrepreneurs to focus on their strengths and to outsource everything else. One of the top tasks to consider outsourcing for would be accounting/bookkeeping services. This task can be time consuming for an entrepreneur to do every month. In addition, it's a task that can lead to undesirable consequences when performed by inexperienced individuals. On Monday October 22nd, we announced our partnership with BDO and launched the STARTSMART Program. Keep reading to learn more about how you can benefit from the program, as well as where you can apply!  Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash
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2018 NACO World Angel Investment Summit - A Total Recap!

If you joined us from September 25th - September 27th then you experienced three packed days of great keynotes, breakout sessions, exclusive events, and SO MUCH MORE! If you couldn't make it this year... then hopefully you can make our next one in June, 2019! Keep reading for an exclusive look into what the three days looked like and information for the next World Summit! BONUS: If you didn't get to attend, we still want to hear your thoughts! At the end of this blog, there's a survey you can fill out. You may receive discounted passes for the 2019 Summit! Keep reading. 
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Why Attend the NACO World Angel Investment Summit?....

The 2018 NACO World Summit is right around the corner! As the chance to receive early-bird pricing ends this week (Friday August 24th) … We wanted you to get an overview on what you can expect at the summit this year. Keep reading to see what the key benefits of attending are. In addition, we’re happy to share testimonials from some of our previous attendees.
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NACO World Summit - 2018 NACO Awards

NACO Canada is happy to present three awards every year to recognize the success of our community. NACO members are able to nominate who they think should receive each award. The three awards are; Exit of the Year, Most Promising Startup of the Year, and Angel of the year.
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Member Spotlight - TandemLaunch

"Building great companies to enable high return for everybody!” – TandemLaunch
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