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Angels help local businesses grow and find success

To date, Northern Ontario Angels have closed 194 deals with over $77 million dollars invested and created over 1,350 full-time and 956 part-time positions
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Ever seen the show "Dragon's Den" or "Shark Tank"?

This is kind of like that...people from northern Ontario helping fellow northerners be successful.

It's put on by a group called "Northern Ontario Angels" (NOA) and the event is called "North Bay PITCH 2017."

An angel investor, is an individual or group of individuals who provide investment capital to new or growing businesses and expect a percentage of ownership equity in return.

"It's an opportunity for people in business or interested in starting their own business, to see how experienced entrepreneurs make their pitches to potential angel investors in order to raise investment capital to grow their businesses to the next level," says a news release from the group.

Three successful entrepreneurs are pitching their companies to potential angel investors. The business community is welcome to attend this free event.

To date, Northern Ontario Angels has closed 194 deals with over $77 million dollars invested and created over 1,350 full-time and 956 part-time positions.   This record of success has helped the organization gain national attention, being named the Leading Angel Investment Network in the country by The National Angel Capital Organization.

"Angel investing plays an essential role in economic development," says Chris Winrow, Chairman, NOA Board of Directors. "With its partners, NOA is recognized by the National Angel Capital Organization as one of the top angel investment groups in Canada.  Whether you are an active or potential Angel, an aspiring entrepreneur or simply interested in strengthening our business community, come out to PITCH 2017!” 

The North Bay PITCH Session will begin at 5:45 pm.  Each presenter will have 15 minutes to present, with a short Q&A following each presentation.   

Pre-registration is required on EventBrite – North Bay PITCH 2017 or at

Doors open at 5 p.m. and PITCHES start at 5:45 and wrap-up at 6:30 with complimentary snacks and beverages. 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 – 5:00 PM at The Grande Event Centre, 192 Main Street E

Northern Ontario Angels have held similar PITCH Sessions in Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie and Timmins.  With NOA Consultants in each major center, Northern Ontario Angels provides investors with key investment information sessions, resources to improve investor success, and a gateway to connect with entrepreneurs.

Companies with the desire to make their business investor ready can get more information at or by contacting Northern Ontario Angels at or by phone at 807-627-6884.

Jeff Turl

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