Media Advisory - Angels Driving Commercialization of Canadian Businesses

    HALIFAX, Oct. 7 /CNW/ - Canada's Angel investors invest almost twice as
much in small and medium-sized enterprises (SME's) as venture capitalists
($3.5B vs. $1.7B), and because of their strong performance are still actively
investing in early-stage companies, even in the current market environment.
    "Over 30,000 Canadian companies are financed by Angels each year,"
remarked W. Daniel Mothersill, president of the National Angel Organization.
"Without Angels, commercialization in Canada would virtually stall."
    On October 15-17th in Halifax, Nova Scotia, over 200 Angel investors will
gather at the National Angel Summit to discuss the power of investing in
Canadian business through Angel networks. Speakers at the Summit will feature
topics such as:

    - Building International Co-Investment Networks
    - How the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) works in the UK to boost
      Angel investment
    - Sustainability of Angel Groups
    - Launching Sidecar Funds
    - Engineering Killer Exits
    - and more.

    WHERE:    Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, Halifax, Nova Scotia,

    WHEN:     October 15-17, 2008

    WHY:      Access to the world's leading investors in innovative start-up

    Note: When covering the Summit, credentialed media and photographers must
    check in at the registration desk before attending any sessions.

    For more information, and to access the full agenda, visit

    About the National Angel Organization

    The NAO ( is the Canadian voice of Angel investors
dedicated to promoting best practices and advocacy for Angel investors. The
NAO provides Angel investors with a secure environment to network and learn
from their peers, as well as the opportunity to be heard collectively on
national issues.

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For further information: Media Contact: Jennifer Ayotte, (902) 209-4704,

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