SWO Angel Group

NEWS

Council of Canadian Innovators
October 23, 2018

This week I have the pleasure to attend the Council of Canadian Innovators conference in Ottawa. I am here representing SWO Angels' portfolio company, Sensory Technologies, as it's Chair of the Board.
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Investor Meeting Highlights – October
October 18, 2018

I think for the first time ever in our 10 year history we had four ventures present this morning (Thursday October 18) at our regular monthly SWO Angels Investor Meeting. As a result we kept the agenda tight and everyone responded with great engagement.
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Interviewing for Character, Part 2 – A Practical Approach
October 8, 2018

In a previous blog post, we discussed the Vocabulary and Methodology for determining if an individual has “character”, we suggest you read this post first to familiarize yourself with this concept.
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Seize the Opportunity: How Canada is Empowering Start-ups to Scale Globally
September 27, 2018

"Seize the Opportunity: How Canada is Empowering Start-ups to Scale Globally" – Dennis Kavelman
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NACO World Angel Investment Summit
September 26, 2018

The NACO World Angel Investment Summit officially got started this morning with a keynote address from Peter Cowley who wrote:
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A Journey to Learn About Artificial Intelligence
September 24, 2018

Avoiding an upcoming construction slow down, we veered off an early highway exit. As I relayed the GPS app’s instructions lighting up my iPhone, a coworker navigated our company van smoothly through the turns. Destination? A drop off location at a top reviewed café in Kitchener, just slightly out-of-the-way on a return trip from Toronto to London.
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Investor Meeting Highlights – September
September 20, 2018

About a dozen SWO Angel’s members and sponsors representatives gathered this past Wednesday to attend the final session of our 2018 Lunch & Learn series. Effective due diligence is critical to our investor activities – not just to avoid bad investments, but probably more importantly to understand the entrepreneurs’ and venture’s “transformability”.
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Due Diligence Lunch and Learn Recap
September 12, 2018

About a dozen SWO Angel’s members and sponsors representatives gathered this past Wednesday to attend the final session of our 2018 Lunch & Learn series. Effective due diligence is critical to our investor activities – not just to avoid bad investments, but probably more importantly to understand the entrepreneurs’ and venture’s “transformability”.
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Interviewing for Character – Vocabulary and Methodology
August 22, 2018

We recently held a very popular and informative Lunch & Learn entitled “Character Matters”. This session featured Dr. Mary Crossan who presented research on behalf of a team at Ivey, focusing on the various dimensions of character and their impact on leader performance and outcomes.
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Investor Meeting Highlights – June
June 22, 2018

Yesterday (Thursday June 21) we held our monthly SWO Angels Investor Meeting. Three ventures presented to attending members in the MVP Lab in the Convergence Centre on Western’s Discovery Park. All also presented this week to our angel group Alliance partners, Golden Triangle Angel Network (GTAN) and Angel One Network, all of whom also hosted informative awards banquets recently that I was fortunate to attend (pictured).
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