Maple Leaf Angels

Our Partners

Our partners offer networking opportunities and access to business resources.

Platinum Sponsors

The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) is a financial institution wholly owned by the government of Canada, providing financial and consulting services to small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs). It was founded in 1944 to help Canadian entrepreneurs and SMEs by offering financing, capital, and advisory services. BDC supports businesses with loans, consulting services, and capital for growth and transition projects. It is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment and has been recognized as one of the top 100 employers in Canada. BDC is also a Certified B Corporation, balancing profits with achieving an environmental and social mission

A full-service law firm with a distinctly boutique approach, Dentons’ Venture Technology and Emerging Growth team provide strategic legal expertise on key aspects for startups and emerging growth companies, from start-up to exit, whether by IPO or mergers and acquisitions, as well as to venture capital and angel investors. With a focus on entrepreneurs, they forge creative solutions for their clientele. Whether seeking full outside counsel or individualized project advice, they have the corporate, tax, and intellectual property specialists—just to name a few—to get the right solution to their clients. They advise on a variety of transactional and commercial matters in key areas such as Capital Markets, Venture Finance, Intellectual Property and Technology.

Associate Sponsors

Fundsquire empowers entrepreneurs by providing fast and simple access to non-dilutive capital. Their unique SR&ED lending model, akin to a line of credit, is used by Canadian, Australian and UK startups to accelerate growth, reinvest in R&D, raise valuation, or simply bridge to commercialization or the next round of funding.

Government Supporters

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.

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.

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.