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Pitch at VANTEC

Pitching to Angel Investors


Introducing Entrepreneurs to Angel Investors

VANTEC is a community of BC Angel investors. Since 1999 we have presented more than 3,000 entrepreneurs to angel investors. 

We get together on the first Wednesday of the month in Vancouver to watch 10-15 startups pitch. Based on your pitch and their interest in your investment opportunity, investors will decide if they want to learn more and approach you during networking with questions or to schedule a follow-up meeting.

We recommend you use your time at VANTEC Angel Network Meeting to connect with investors, build relationships, get feedback, and ask for referrals. Other people in the room include experienced business advisors and representatives from organizations that support early stage businesses. They are also able to provide advice and referrals to help your startup.

Individual angel investors typically make an initial investment of $25,000 to $50,000 and sometimes more and increase their investment in subsequent rounds if your business meets milestone goals, makes the anticipated progress, and increases in value. While angels invest to make money, we genuinely enjoy the opportunity to support promising entrepreneurs in anyway possible.


See our events calendar for our monthly VANTEC Angel Network Meetings

Pitching at VANTEC


At  VANTEC we give BC-based ventures an opportunity to present to investors. In order to apply to pitch, you will need to have a GUST profile. We use GUST to confidentially share your information with our members to help them assess your business and the investment opportunity. After clicking Apply to Pitch, you will be directed to log into GUST or create your profile. 

If you are a VANTEC member who wants to refer a company to the Startup-Visa Program please use this link for more information.

We pre-screen companies for 90 sec introduction presentations and 5 min full presentations. Our community of angels will vote for any 90 sec presentations that they would like to bring back for a full presentation at the next pitch event. 

We charge $95 for all presenters to pitch at Vantec.



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Pitch Support

At VANTEC we want to ensure that the great companies that pitch to our community give high caliber presentations and are prepared for the conversations that follow the pitch event. We have partnered with some experts to provide companies selected to give a 5 min pitch with some valuable coaching: 

  • Initial pitch feedback during pre-screening sessions
  • A workshop on building a frictionless data room with our partners at  Future Standard
  • A workshop on pitching your traction and trajectory with our partners at Sales Primer
  • A pitch round table session with our partners at Volition 
  • Optional 1:1 follow on coaching with Volition
  • Open door policy for founders to get feedback from our VANTEC Team

We also support companies that give 90 sec introductions by giving you feedback to help you refine and polish your presentation. Our open door policy applies to all presenters. 



Companies that have been shortlisted for a full presentation will be invited to present in front of a small group of panelists from VANTEC member angel investors and partners. These pre-screening sessions are held online via zoom. 

The panel will select 6 companies per month to give a 5 minute presentation at the next VANTEC Angel Network meeting. If you are not selected, you will be considered for a 90 sec introduction and/or advised of alternatives to pitch.


Update Presentation

If you've presented before and want to let our community know about your progress and/or raise more capital, you are welcome to reapply to pitch!  

Email us at to request an update pitch and don't forget to update the information on your Gust Profile.



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Support From VANTEC's Partners


VANTEC has strategic sponsors that support companies in becoming investor ready. 


Pitch Presentations 

Volition helps founders and their teams address those inevitable “now what?” moments on their entrepreneurial journeys. They do this through working with ecosystem partners to provide tailored advisory services and educational programming. Their team of subject matter expert advisors each specializes in a common pain point or knowledge gap for founders, and brings lived expertise as teachers, entrepreneurs, and investors.



Sales Primer helps technical founders verify their revenue model and operationalize a scalable sales strategy. They have developed a system that provides the single fastest and most practical way for founders to learn precisely what’s required to design a sales and marketing function that delivers real traction.



Tandem Innovation Group provides fractional bookkeepers, controllers and CFO's. They can assist with reviewing your financial projections (pro forma), how your projections are supported by your business model, go to market and sales plans, and how these are communicated to investors in your deck.


Term Sheets, EBC Status & Tax Incentives

NACO provides free term sheet templates online here.

Fasken provides legal advice for startups and angels. 

Western Pacific Trust Company can advise you on how to make sure that your business and investment terms are  EBC eligible and enable you to offer investors the opportunity to invest via a self managed RRSP or TFSA. Your EBC status gives BC investors access to a 30% tax credit and investing via an RRSP provides a potential additional tax credit of up to 48%.


"We received $1.5M in seed funding as a result of a 90 Second Pitch at VANTEC.

We did the pitch, worked the room heavily afterwards, followed up ruthlessly, and it was as easy as that!"

Karl Pringle, CEO of  GenXys Health Care Systems



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