Start-ups and SME’s are the engines of Job Creation New businesses accounted for ALL net job growth in the US between 1980 – 2005* In Canada, small business has accounted for 80 % of total job growth * Source: Business Dynamics Statistics Briefing: Jobs Created from Business Startups in the United States. Census Bureau and Kauffman Foundation, January 2009
The Innovation Commercialization ContinuumResources (“pumps”) move opportunities:
The Innovation Commercialization ContinuumAngel Investors one critical component:
Angel Investors fuel the growth engine of the economy New businesses accounted for All net job growth in the US between 1980 – 2005* In Canada, small business has accounted for 80 % of total job growth Angel investing is the primary source of capital for start ups and small businesses.* Source: Business Dynamics Statistics Briefing: Jobs Created from Business Startups inthe United States. Census Bureau and Kauffman Foundation, January 2009
ANGELS:Invest their own money (not money managers)Generally invest in local early stage businessesAre often “exited” entrepreneurs, retired businesspersons or active business professionalsProvide capital, mentorship and contacts
Investors EntrepreneursBusiness Community High Quality Investment Ready Opportunities
The Virtuous CycleA fully integrate, well functioning pipeline in Niagara benefits all stakeholders includingentrepreneurs, Angel Investors, employees, suppliers and customers as well as theRegion and its institutions…. A flywheel effect takes hold. Attract High Quality Niagara Angel Network Start Ups & SME’s Attract More Angel Investors More High Quality More Investments Start Ups & SME’s Opportunities Higher Economic Activity
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