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Congratulations to NACO's Top 30 Startups for 2019!

As we head into the final week before we go to Calgary for the 2019 World Angel Investment Summit, we'd like to take a moment to congratulate the top 30 Startups for 2019! 
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WAIS 2019 - What You Can Expect!

We are counting down the final weeks before the 2019 NACO World Angel Investment Summit in Calgary. Continue reading for more information on what to expect from this years Summit, the flagship event for the Canadian Angel Investor community.
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NACO's Annual Gala Awards Dinner - WAIS 2019

And the award goes to...
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WAIS 2019 - What You Need to Know!

The World Angel Investment Summit 2019 is happening this June in Calgary! Lots of exciting things are planned for this years World Summit including great speakers, fun networking events, exciting announcements, workshops, and more. Before you click "Register" here's what you need to know about WAIS 2019. 
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Employee Spotlight - Bryan Hunter

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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Action Plan to Develop Early Stage Investing in Yukon

Over the last several months the team at NACO has hosted two of three events and workshops in Whitehorse. The project was initiated to better support Angel investors and entrepreneurs living in the territory. The initiative came from the realization that the Yukon is a vibrant territory of innovative, active people and while several startup companies have received local investments, many others have had to search for financing outside of the territory. Additionally, like in many places, there is a need to develop a diverse and growing economic base which includes a strong startup ecosystem. Check out more information on the project in this blog post: What You Need to Know About NACO's Project in the Yukon. 
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Social Venture Impact Investing: The Canadian Landscape (UBC Report)

“We are the first generation to be able to end poverty, and the last generation that can take steps to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Future generations will judge us harshly if we fail to uphold our moral and historical responsibilities.” Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General United Nations 2007-2016
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How To Get Started as a New Angel!

The team at NACO is lucky enough to attend some of the best networking events in the Angel investing industry, across Canada. When we attend these events, it gives us the opportunity to speak with some of our members as well as potential members to see how they're doing, get updates from them, and also get feedback on how we're doing. An interesting topic was brought to our attention when we attended a networking event during the holidays. We spoke with an Angel investor who was just getting started on their Angel investing journey. They were still learning, looking for opportunities, and connecting with new people to get advice. They read our blog and suggested that this would be an interesting topic to cover! 
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Employee Spotlight - Elena Dudarenko

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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QuickFire Recap - Insights on Women Angel Investors in Canada and the USA

"We have an opportunity here to make change." - Jill Earthy from Female Funders  
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