The future of our community lies within the diverse group of disruptive technology startup businesses and innovative entrepreneurs that constantly think, challenge and create. When their work meets the expertise and attention of established businesses and investors that also reside within the community, partnerships are formed and strengthened by the mutual excitement in seeing products develop, businesses grow, and ideas expand.
The City of Mississauga in partnership with Research Innovation Commercialization (RIC) Centre and Angel One Investor Network brings forth the “First Look Angel Investor Meeting” to foster the collaboration between the investor community and startup companies in order to promote long-term partnerships that will benefit businesses, their industry, and the surrounding community. 19 high-potential early stage companies selected from five regional innovation centres (Haltech, Innovate Niagara, Innovation Factory, Innovation Guelph, and RIC Centre) will have the opportunity to take part in a gathering with members and guests of the related five angel groups from the Greater Toronto Area.
Community collisions accelerate business growth, and the nurturing of beneficial relationships will build networks and create opportunities for greater advancement and development for everybody involved.
Our host is Mississauga’s Mayor Bonnie Crombie who will open the event with a keynote address, followed by a brief introduction of each company. The rest of the evening will then provide an opportunity for investors to network with the companies at their exhibit tables.
Complimentary wine, beer, soft drinks and appetizers will be served.
7:00 PM – EVENT OPENING
7:25 PM – MISSISSAUGA MAYOR CROMBIE KEYNOTE SPEECH
7:45 PM – REGIONAL INNOVATION CENTRES’ CLIENT PITCHES
8:10 PM – EXHIBIT HALL AND NETWORKING
10:00PM – EVENT CLOSE
Parking: Free public underground parking is available off of Duke of York Boulevard, between Princess Royal Drive and Burnhamthorpe Road West.