DISTRICT VENTURES and VA Angels are excited to partner to bring you BaseCamp; Investment Bootcamp!

BaseCamp made a significant difference in how I communicate about my company to investors. Previous to taking the program, I was stuck in the weeds around what the business value of the technology that I had developed.

Thanks to Randy and the amazing group of companies that were assembled, I was able to hone my message and get clear, critical feedback on what my company’s value is.
— Gena Rotstein, Founder & CEO of Dexterity Ventures Inc. & Place2Give


Randy Thompson, Angel Investor and CEO of VA Angels, will provide startup founders with valuable insight and exercises to help them ‘become the investor’ and understand the process.

Founders will get the opportunity to:

  • Talk directly with investors about what they look for (including local Angel & VC guest speakers)
  • Form connections with influencers and active investors in the Alberta investment community (Typically, access to these investors can cost up to $1,000!)
  • Learn how to create a product plan, discuss sales & marketing, and determine how to value your company and sell shares – all from real angel investors, not consultants
  • Create an Investor Deck and present to angel investors

To conclude the weekend, founders will have the opportunity to pitch to a distinguished panel of investors and community influencers and receive feedback.

You will get specialized attention as we limit the number of participants to 20 max.  Saturday & Sunday 9 - 5 pm.  The pitch evening on Monday from 330 - 6 pm is held at Ironwood. 

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Next Basecamp is June 13-15, 2015 

BaseCamp was one of the most valuable things I did for my startup. In two days I learnt more than I did in the last two years of my degree. I was able to apply what I learnt immediately and felt more comfortable claiming value on what I had built.
— Mandy Balak, Founder & CEO of It's Date Night & BRANDED
Basecamp was an amazing investment for me to make as I was right in the middle of raising our first seed round. With all the guidance from Randy I can say with confidence he helped me retain more equity in my company while we were raising capital with a deal structure that made everyone happy.
— Derek Rucki, Founder of TLink Golf Inc.

Thank you to our generous sponsor