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Empowering Success: The Vital Role of Our Partner Organizations

Welcome to York Angel Investors, a leading angel investor group with a vibrant community of over 100 members committed to fostering innovation across booming industries. Our expertise spans a wide range of sectors including Agri-tech, Mining, Artificial Intelligence, Med-Tech, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), and Software as a Service (SaaS). We are dedicated to empowering startups that demonstrate the potential to revolutionize these industries, offering not just financial backing but also invaluable mentorship, strategic guidance, and access to a broad network. At York Angels, we pride ourselves on nurturing businesses that are poised to make a significant impact, leveraging our collective knowledge to accelerate their growth and success.

In addition to supporting domestic ventures, York Angel Investors enthusiastically welcomes international startups through our Startup Visa Program. This initiative underscores our commitment to attracting global talent and innovation to the Canadian marketplace. By providing a supportive ecosystem for international entrepreneurs, we facilitate their journey in establishing and scaling their businesses within Canada. Our program offers a comprehensive suite of resources, including assistance with the immigration process, to ensure that these startups not only launch successfully but also flourish in the competitive global arena. Whether you’re at the forefront of technological innovation or driving change in consumer markets, York Angels is your partner in achieving extraordinary success.

Aird & Berlis

Aird & Berlis is proud to be one of Canada’s premier business law firms. We provide strategic legal and business advice in all principal areas of business law, including corporate finance, banking, insolvency and restructuring, energy, environmental, infrastructure/P3, technology, litigation, workplace law, municipal and land use planning, real estate and tax.

Through strong technical skills, critical thinking, and creative approaches to practicing law, we provide our clients with a strategic advantage to leverage opportunities in the marketplace.

We focus on your legal issues, so you can focus on your business.

For more information, please get in touch with Randy Williamson ( or Graham Topa (

BDO Canada

At BDO, our Emerging Technology team provides ongoing support to startup companies like yours. We use practical business techniques to solve problems and offer personalized tax, accounting, and advisory services to help you manage your company’s growth. Our team works with many technology community leaders, incubators, and accelerators across Canada.

We can help your business with: Government tax incentives; Assisting with back-office services, such as payroll, sales tax, and accounting; Financial statement compliance (review audits); Canadian, U.S., and international tax compliance; and Financial Advisory services.

To learn more about how we can support your company’s growth, visit BDO’s StartSmart bundle offerings or contact Alim Bhayani at


Marks & Clerk

Setting up a new business can be exciting, hectic, and unpredictable. Getting your IP properly protected from the outset will be vital to your future success. And nothing gives us greater pleasure than to be part of a start-up success story. Having the Marks & Clerk start-up team on board from the outset means you can take advantage of all our experience – technical and commercial – as you make your way to becoming the next unicorn!

At Marks & Clerk we have a vast network of professionals with expertise across a wide range of technology areas. So, whether your invention is in AI, molecular biology, 3D printing, blockchain, or just about any other technology, we’ll have someone on our team with a deep understanding of that field.

We’ve worked with numerous tech start-ups and spin-outs, as well as with entrepreneurs – helping them identify, protect, enforce and maximize the value of their intellectual property. Many have secured investment or succeeded with other commercial aims as a result of our work.

For more information, please get in touch with Rebecca Silverhart at

Syrja and Associates

Syrja and Associates Private Wealth Management is dedicated to enhancing the financial well-being of Canadians in Toronto. We believe a well-constructed financial plan should evolve as your life changes. Our focus is to understand your goals and develop a plan to reach them.

We are committed to preserving and growing your assets, planning for your retirement lifestyle, coordinating pensions, group benefits, and association benefits, reviewing deferred compensation plans and investment plans, ensuring long-term capital protection, managing your cash flow through retirement, protecting your assets in a tax-efficient way.

For more information, please get in touch with Scott Syrja at


Professional Ecosystem Partners

We are also grateful for the support of the following Ecosystem Partners

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