The First Angel Network Association (FAN) is a not-for-profit organization formed to bridge the capital gap for companies with extraordinary potential in Atlantic Canada.
Martin Zwilling's blog Startup Professionals Musings has a wide variety of resources for both entrepreneurs and angels alike. In the following blog post, Martin discusses some key questions to expect when undergoing due diligence.
Angel investing is often considered somewhat of an "old boys club." However, female presence in angel groups is on the rise. There are even some angel groups created specifically for female angels to come together and provide funding for startups with predominantly female management teams. Women Invest is a blog managed by Carol A. Curley, a Managing Director at Golden Seeds Angel Network. She provides helpful posts for women looking to engage and learn more about the world of startups and investing.
Congratulations to Andre Bezanson, who recently attended the MedTech Commercialization Program put on by First Angel Network in collaboration with Springboard, BioNova, and Dalhousie Industry Liaison and Innovation. Andre won the top prize, a $2500 Kickstart for his startup Maritime bioLoggers. Great job Andre!
On April 1st, 2013, Canada launched a new Startup Visa Program designed to help fast track permanent resident status for foreign-born entrepreneurs. The program will run for five years and has a restricted allotment of annual Visas.