Platinum Sponsors

With extensive national and international resources, BDO Canada provides assurance, accounting, tax, and advisory services. As a member of the BDO international network, which spans more than 150 countries and 1,400 offices, BDO provides seamless and consistent cross-border services to clients with international needs.

Whether you are preparing for the next phase of your business or overwhelmed by the current challenges you face, our professionals can help. We focus on learning about your organization so we can provide quality advice and service with the business strategies you need to help ensure your continued success. At BDO, our experienced technology professionals are committed to the industry and are proud partners of Maple Leaf Angels.

Aird & Berlis LLP is a leading Canadian law firm based in Toronto, serving clients across Canada and globally. The firm’s practice encompasses all principal areas of business law, including corporate/commercial, capital markets, banking, insolvency and restructuring, energy, environmental, infrastructure/P3, technology, intellectual property, litigation, labour and employment, municipal and land use planning, real estate and tax. The firm’s diverse client base ranges from entrepreneurs to multinational corporations.

The Aird & Berlis Startups Group is dedicated to enabling early-stage and emerging growth companies to navigate the commercial, regulatory and competitive challenges related to bringing new innovations to market. As proud partners of Maple Leaf Angels, Aird & Berlis will provide their strategic legal expertise on key aspects of startup growth, including corporate structure, M&A, governance, financing, IP strategy and licensing, privacy and other considerations.

Serving customers for 200 years and counting, BMO is a highly diversified financial services provider – the 8th largest bank, by assets, in North America. With total assets of $839 billion as of July 31, 2019, and a team of diverse and highly engaged employees, BMO provides a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers and conducts business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, BMO Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.

BMO Private Wealth is a multi-disciplinary wealth advisory team made up of BMO Nesbitt Burns and BMO Private Banking wealth professionals that takes a holistic and proactive approach to helping high net-worth individuals and families achieve their wealth goals. BMO Private Wealth serves high net worth individuals and families including business owners, entrepreneurs, professionals and executives. The team is dedicated to helping their clients navigate the complex process of managing wealth and providing an integrated, team-based experience in a range of specialized areas for high net-worth families.

Associate Sponsors

Brightlights helps growing Canadian technology companies discover, attract, hire and successfully onboard great leadership talent.

Through 25 years of recruiting experience in the technology space, we have real and dependable insights on the marketplace, on best practices in hiring, and on talent trends –all to make a difference in your hiring effectiveness and success rate.

Government Supporters

Angel Investors Ontario convenes Ontario’s Angel investors, who provide capital and mentorship to innovative start-ups province-wide.

Through the Angel Network Program (“ANP”), established by the Government of Ontario, Angel Investors Ontario supports 12 non-profit Angel Groups (with Maple Leaf Angels being one of them) and 14 investment clubs.

Over the past decade, through the groups and clubs that it mobilizes and supports, Angel Investors Ontario has enabled just under $250 million dollars to be invested into 400 high-potential early-stage ventures, in turn creating and retaining over 8,000 jobs.

The National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) supports Angels as they help entrepreneurs turn good ideas into great businesses. As the only national industry association for Angel investors in Canada, NACO represents over 40 networks comprised of over 3,000 Angel investors across Canada. Members assist Canadian startups in every region and industry to execute their vision and compete on the global stage by providing them with patient risk capital, expert advice, and professional networks when traditional financial and other institutions cannot.

By connecting individuals, groups, and other partners that support Angel-stage investing, NACO accelerates a thriving, early-stage investing ecosystem. 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 nearly 10 years, FedDev Ontario has actively worked to advance and diversify the southern Ontario economy through funding opportunities and business services that support innovation and growth in Canada’s most populous region. Since 2009, FedDev Ontario has invested over $2 billion in southern Ontario’s economy, creating partnerships with over 19,500 organizations. The results of these investments and partnerships can be seen in southern Ontario businesses that are creating innovative technologies, improving their productivity, growing their revenues, and in the economic advancement of southern Ontario communities. FedDev Ontario’s investments are helping to make a difference for people and businesses in southern Ontario.