The Capital Investment Network (CIN) continues to put Victoria angels on the map, proving that Silicon Valley isn’t the only place for companies to fundraise.
CIN is hosting its fourth Pitch & Mix on Feb 17th at Fort Tectoria, an event that brings together local angels to see 10 presentations from pre-revenue to multi-million dollar enterprises. Every company chosen to present has undergone a rigorous application and vetting process before making it to the stage. They’re given three minutes to pitch and then answer questions from an esteemed panel of experts. CIN has streamlined the process to create a fast-paced program with plenty of time for networking to encourage appointments between entrepreneurs and investors. Past participants have received up to $250,000 in a single investment from pitching in this event, demonstrating the impact of this new, but vital organization.
Established in 2014, CIN founders recognized the potential for Victoria to become a powerful angel hub. Since then, they have been dedicated to building a sophisticated investment community through providing opportunities for education and deal flow, helping grow the local economy from the bottom up. What may surprise some skeptics is that CIN run completely by volunteers and has recently incorporated as a non-profit.
With this change, CIN welcomes new board members, community leaders in their own right, including: Hannes Blum, Laurie Baggio, Briony Bayer and Rodger Bannister. These champions bring critical expertise to CIN and are active in the organization’s development. At this upcoming Pitch & Mix, CIN has partnered with VIATEC and the City of Victoria to kick off a series of events that converge on the City’s Reverse Trade Mission and Discover Tectoria.
Companies that would like to be considered for this event should complete the application form http://capitalinvestmentnetwork.ca/entrepreneurs/ or contact Chrystal Phan at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.