YAI Newsletter March 2018

York Angles Newsletter Sept 2017

York Angel Investors Inc.’s focus is to create a superior return on investment for our angels and for the entrepreneurs with which we work. YAI Angels come from a wide variety of business backgrounds. This diversity ensures our investees receive SMART money; money with experience and connections.

Upcoming Investment Meetings

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Friday, June 1, 2018
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Monday, September 17, 2018 8

Upcoming Events

Thurs. March 15th: PitchItTO! Session 14
Wed. March 28th: First Look Investor Collision- Oshawa 
Thurs. April 12th to 13th: Angel Summit of the Americas 
Wed. April 18th-20th: ACA Summit, Boston
Wed. April 18th: TIEQuest 2018 Finals & Awards Gala 
Thurs. April 19th: 2018 Applied Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase
Thurs. April 26th: YAI Investment Meeting
Mon. April 30th to May 1st: OCE Discovery Conference 
Mon. May 14th to 24th : Canada China Club  — Investment and Trade Mission to Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Chengdu
Tues. May 15th to 17th: VA Angels & York Angel Investors Basecamp 
Wed. May 23rd: Angel Investors Ontario and YPO Joint Angel Investment Forum 2018
Wed. May 30th: First Look Angel Investment Meeting
Fri. June 1st: YAI Members lunch & Investment Meeting
Thurs. June 21st: AGM, YAI Investment Meeting & Cocktail Party
Thurs. July 26th: YAI Investment Meeting

Please contact Cassandra for event details.

Warm Welcome To Our Newest Angels

Fred Farncomb
Fred Farncomb

Hanny Elsayed

Mike Wall
Mike Wall

Nikki Pett
nikki pett

Shawn Cohn
Shawn Cohn


On behalf of York Angels, we would like to congratulate Senior Care Connect on winning the first $25,000 Aird & Berlis Startup Souce Market Entry Award rewarded from LaunchYU AccelerateUP

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Italian Trade Commission

It was a pleasure to have James Johnson from the Italian Trade Commission attend & present at our March 1st Investment Meeting. York Angels are grateful for the invite to attend a February Meeting with eight of the best Information and Telecommunication Technology companies based in Southern Italy.
We are looking forward to BIAT 2018
Grazie Millie James!

Angel Summit Of The Americas

Angel Summit of the Americas is the only summit where the top angel investors and VC’s from the 35 countries of the Americas are invited to gather.

Markets are global, deals are global, and so is capital. Get access and insights into the best deals in the Americas. Improve your investment skills. Network with top angels and VC’s. Increase your cross-border investment portfolio.

Angel Summit of the Americas’ 2-day “unconference” will break down barriers to get more cross-border deals done.

Happening April 12 & 13, 2018 in Cancun, Mexico. NACO members receive discount with this code: nationalangels 

Register Here


Save The Date

Have you made any plans for May 23, 2018? You have some now! Angel Investors Ontario & YPO are hosting the 2nd Annual Joint Angel Investment Event in downtown Toronto, bringing together Angels from across Ontario & neighbouring US states to network with like-minded professional, enhance investment skills & learn best practices. Visit www.angelinvestorsontario.ca for regular updates. Registration opens soon.

Canada China Mission

For angel investors and entrepreneurs looking for partners and investors in China, the May 14 to 24th trade mission, operated by Canada China Club, is a comprehensive trip to help you meet partners, and government officials, as well and visit 4 different business regions, including Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Chengdu. For more info please speak to Jess or Linda Zhang


Angel Angelo Del Duca was delighted to attend the Venture Builders and Investors Forum at Centennial College on February 8th

Some of our angels, were excited to attend the Opn Networks PitchIt York event on February 13th

On February 15th, Jess and Angelo were delighted to be a judge at the Launch YU Arid &Berlins Start-up Source Market Entry Award

On February 15th, Angelo and Jess had a blast celebrating the Lunar New Year thanks to the Canada China Club.

Jess & Angelo celebrated the Lunar New Year with the Canada China Club on February 16th.

Jess was fortunate to travel to Victoria on Feb 19th to Feb 23rd, to the NACO Western Summit and NACO Board Meetings.

On February 28th, Jess had the pleasure to be one of Angel Investors panelists at the Founders Network Toronto meeting. Thanks Galen for the invite.

We were very excited to welcome a full house and a packed agenda for our March 1st Investment Meeting.



Startup Ecosystem

Startup Boost, a global pre-accelerator Chris Kay co-founded has announced our spring cohort in New York, London, Toronto, and LA. Startups can apply here: http://startupboost.org/global-programs/
Read more about Startup Boost here

Bill & Melinda Gates, 2018 Annual Letter
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VersionOne’s Second Edition ‘The Guide to Marketplaces’
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YC’s Series A Diligence Checklist
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The first mile of product
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2018 Corporate Longevity Forecast: Creative Destruction is Accelerating
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