Do you need cash to start your business?

Who doesn't?  There are 2 things we're constantly asked at AcceleratorYYC:

  1. Do you know a good coder I could hire?
  2. Can you introduce me to some investors?

When starting a company you may look for capital from sources including friends, parents, grandparents, Uncle Bob, or the 'rich' neighbor next door. You may also try to take out a bank loan... but there are also Angel Investors. 

According to an article from, angel investors are looking for startups that:

  • Exhibit high-growth prospects, have a synergy with their own business or compete in an industry in which they have succeeded.

  • Need additional funding to execute a marketing program.

  • Have increasing product or service sales and need additional capital to bridge the gap between the sale and the receipt of funds from the customer.

VA Angels is one of Canada's leading angel investment groups and recently received "Investor of the Year" from the Startup Canada Awards.  VA Angels has chapters located in Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna, Winnipeg & Scottsdale. 

If  you want a chance to meet with, learn from and pitch to investors at the end of the workshop, you need to register for BaseCamp, it is facilitated by VA Angels CEO Randy Thompson.  

This 2.5 day workshop teaches entrepreneurs about investments getting them to "think like an investor." It will improve your knowledge on raising capital and equip you with the knowledge and confidence you need to pitch in front of a live-audience of angel investors. Oh yes, on the last day you pitch to a room full of investors too! 

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

We Have Room for You!

Top 3 reasons to be a member at AcceleratorYYC are #1 - The fastest internet! #2 - Free Red Bull & Free Molson Beer #3 - Connecting with entrepreneurs. If you have a startup, this is the only place to be.

It's rare but we actually have an office available (yes with walls).  It would be perfect for a team of 3. We also have a couple coworking desks available.  


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