Press Release: National Angel Summit announces sponsor line-up for 2016 event


September 21, 2016

Toronto, Canada – The National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) is proud to announce the sponsors of this year’s National Angel Summit, the flagship event for the Canadian angel investor community.

The National Angel Summit attracts over 350 investors, partners and industry leaders from around the world for a once-a-year opportunity to get ahead of emerging trends that will shape angel investment next year. Summit sponsors and partners have invested in supporting Canadian innovation, which is at the backbone of Canada’s economic growth.

This year’s lead sponsor is the Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC). The VEC and NACO have been working closely together to deliver quality programming that best utilizes the business ecosystem in the Vancouver Region.

“Vancouver has just experienced a banner year for venture capital investment,” says Ian G. McKay, CEO of the VEC. “As Such, we at the VEC are more motivated than ever to support long-term initiatives to grow angel investment activity on the West Coast. We are proud to do so as lead sponsor and host city organization for the National Angel Summit.”

Other sponsors of the 2016 National Angel Summit include: Western Economic Diversification Canada, Alberta Innovates Technology Futures, RBC, BDC, the Government of Manitoba, BC Innovation Council, Canadian Securities Exchange, Innovate Calgary, Gust and FirstAngels.

The National Angel Summit takes place October 4-6, 2016 in Vancouver.

For a complete list of Summit sponsors, more information about NACO, or to  purchase tickets, please visit

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About the National Angel Capital Organization

The National Angel Capital Organization accelerates a thriving, early-stage investing ecosystem in Canada by connecting individuals, groups, and other partners that support Angel-stage investing. NACO provides intelligence, tools and resources for its members; facilitates key connections across networks, borders and industries; and helps to inform policy affecting the Angel asset-class. For more information please visit or follow us on Twitter @AngelCapCanada.

Media Inquiries

For more detailed data and/or to arrange an interview with NACO’s CEO Yuri Navarro, please contact:

Arleigh Vasconcellos
[email protected]
(403) 561-4810

Vanessa Wilson
[email protected]
(416) 581-0009 Ext. 4

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