Economic Prosperity across Northern Ontario
Who We Are
The Northern Ontario Angels is the #1 Angel Organization in North America for Northern Ontario entrepreneurs looking for growth capital and angel investors looking for investments. The foundation of this network was developed to take Northern Ontario businesses to the next level and stimulate investment and economic development in the region. NOA is continually growing, developing, and updating its Angel Investment Groups throughout the North and around the World.
Connecting Angel Investors to Northern Ontario Entrepreneurs
Trust – Trust is the foundation upon which Northern Ontario Angels has built its reputation with investors and entrepreneurs. Our investor members entrust us with their plans and expectations. Entrepreneurs rely on us to seek out investment and expertise. This trust manifests through the common goal of building a stronger Northern Ontario economy.
Expertise – Professional quality results are achieved through our passion, leadership, education, responsibility, and accountability. The quality of our people and the excellence in our operations lead to NOA’s successful results, known around the world.
Integrity – NOA proudly upholds the values of honesty, truthfulness and sincerity, while remaining ethical and fair in even the most difficult situations. The effort, time and due diligence put into every deal is true to our mission of delivering superior results in a professional manner.
Strong Governance – With representation across Northern Ontario, the Board of Directors have the professionalism and diverse knowledge to set NOA’s strategic priorities and provide effective fiduciary oversight.
Confidentiality – NOA investor members and entrepreneurs know that our staff and consultants will safeguard and protect the privacy of all matters, in all circumstances.
Collaboration – NOA fosters internal collaborations with partners and stakeholders to develop strategies and educational programs for entrepreneurs and investors to support economic prosperity across Northern Ontario. These partnerships stimulate lead generation opportunities to NOA for sustainability and growth.
Our Strategic Priorities
Northern Ontario Angels (NOA) was created as a not-for-profit corporation in November 2005 as a catalyst to establish angel investment groups and create a gateway to facilitate connections between entrepreneurs and investors. Our goal is to stimulate investment capital into Northern Ontario companies to help them grow and succeed. This is accomplished by improving the flow of investment capital, investment education, and management expertise into high-growth potential Northern companies.
NOA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, with the majority living and working in various communities across Northern Ontario. Directors include individuals from a variety of entrepreneurial and investment backgrounds. They are specifically selected for their unique connections, expertise, and influence to advance the NOA vision and mission. NOA is managed by a pan-Northern Executive Director, an Operations and Events Manager, and part-time consultants throughout the region.
Jean François Démoré
Donna Smith, Chair
Cory Robin, Vice-Chair
Nathan Dool, Treasurer
Daniel Hollingsworth, Secretary
Dr. Deborah Saunders
Entrepreneur Application Form
Initial review & intake discussion
Investment readiness with NOA Consultant
Angel Investor Introduction & Pitch
Due Diligence & Investment finalization
NOA offers entrepreneurs a trusted link into the investment marketplace by bringing entrepreneurs and investors together to explore new business opportunities. We will guide you through the investment process, ensuring that you and your business are investment-ready before you ever meet a potential investor.
When you are investment-ready, NOA provides the opportunity to present to the most suitable investors for your business. Successful entrepreneurs receive the business capital they need as well as an invaluable source of knowledge, expertise and industry contacts. If you are serious about starting a high-growth business or want to take your existing business to the next level, NOA can help.
NOA liaises with angel investors and groups across Northern Ontario who are seeking innovative and high growth potential investment opportunities. We strive to provide angel members with key investment information, resources, and tools to improve their investment success.
Angels are successful entrepreneurs and influencers who have built successful businesses and professional careers and are seeking opportunities to invest in companies in which they can take an active interest. Angels have made a positive impact in Northern Ontario communities and support future growth across the region.
We invite qualified angel investors to register their information with NOA. Angel member identifications are held in the strictest of confidence.
“IRegained Inc.’s early beginnings were initiated through a conversation with NOA’s Executive Director in a Tim Horton’s coffee shop in Thunder Bay, ON in 2016. Since then, NOA has played a significant role in IRegained’s success every step of the way, and for that we are grateful. Most importantly, >90% of IRegained’s early investment was from NOA investors, which resulted in us establishing our headquarters in Sudbury ON. The advice, support, mentorship and guidance we received from NOA Mentors and Consultants right from the start are second to none. In my opinion, NOA is an entrepreneur-focused angel investor group, which has certainly enriched the start-up landscape in every part of Northern Ontario.”
“As an entrepreneur, I sincerely appreciate the value of the work Northern Ontario Angels does to empower entrepreneurs and startups in our Northern communities. The team at N1 Solutions believes in our vision to empower others. Our strategic partnership with NOA gives us the opportunity to help other entrepreneurs in the Northern Ontario network to make connections and build their business. Over the last year, we’ve co-hosted events, sponsored community awards and pitch competitions, and offered business opportunities and strategic sessions through NOA’s network. We are grateful for the opportunity to support entrepreneurs and our business partners in Northern Ontario and look forward to our continued partnership with NOA.”
“A great idea can be sparked anywhere, but making a product and business out of an idea takes creativity and hardwork work along with infrastructure and access to capital. The latter is where NOA comes in. They have been stellar in support of Northern Ontario startups helping to foster an entrepreneurial culture. Working with investors who understand the challenges and great opportunities up here, we are fortunate to have NOA on our team.”
“Partnering with Northern Ontario Angels was an easy choice for BDO Canada because we are committed to supporting Entrepreneurs across Northern Ontario. The connections we have made with NOA members through the many events they hold throughout the year allows us to do just that. It’s exciting to see the variety of business and investment opportunities from the NOA members, and to help with their accounting, tax and advisory questions to help them grow their businesses.”
“Northern Ontario Angels has provided me and my firm with the unique opportunity to support the vital Northern Ontario startup ecosystem, through the delivery of Intellectual Property education (IP) and tailoring our firms’ services specifically to meet the needs of startups and the management of their IP portfolio. NOA was an obvious choice for B&P to support and partner with, as their values and spirit are aligned with the values and spirit that B&P possesses. The NOA team consists of professionals that truly care about building a strong and lasting foundation for startups. For example, one great benefit of being involved with NOA is the vast network of relationships that they have built over time, across Northern Ontario, and their ability to connect the right individuals within this network, with one another. Through their many events and activities, we have been able to educate a large number of entrepreneurs on the subject of their IP, and IP in general, while also meeting other proponents and supporters of the startup ecosystem, to understand how we can collectively continue enhancing and lending support to the ecosystem as a whole.”
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