• We support Canadian Angel investors, incubators, and accelerators as they help turn good ideas into great businesses.


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Investing for Success: Your Return on Innovation

Join us in Calgary for the 2019 World Angel Investment Summit


NACO’s World Angel Investment Summit attracts investors, partners and industry leaders from around the world and is the flagship event for the Canadian Angel Investor community. This year, the team at NACO is partnering with the Inventure$ Conference to host three days of premium content in Calgary, Alberta. From June 5th to the 7th, attendees can expect great talks and networking opportunities with views of the rugged peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Special thanks to our Elite Sponsor, Alberta Innovates.


Our New Programs:

RBC Angel Investee Program

As part of RBCs ongoing strategy to support Canada’s Innovation eco-system, RBC has partnered with NACO to offer early stage startups exclusive access to RBC products and services.

Early stage companies that have secured capital from an angel investor (in good standing with NACO) may be eligible for an RBC Visa Business Platinum Avion® facility of up to $50,000*


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Building a business takes a lot of time, effort, and dedication. There are many important decisions that need to be made as your business grows. Having someone there to help you through every step of the way can increase your chances of success. That’s why the BDO Canada technology team created the STARTSMART Program.

BDO STARTSMART positions startups for success by offering bundled service solutions to meet your business needs. Each bundle has been carefully created to provide the services to support your path to achieving a successful business.


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Who is NACO?

NACO ensures Canadian-based Angel investors, incubators, and accelerators have access to the resources they need to invest in the most promising startups around the country, and generate good returns in the process.


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How NACO Helps

NACO is the champion of Angel investors, incubators, and accelerators in Canada. By providing education, research, and networking events to this unique and important asset class, NACO ensures investors are familiar with industry best practices while entrepreneurs have access to critical early-stage funding.

NACO Academy

Learn about NACO's investor education series and find out when workshops will be run in your area.

Member Portal

Post jobs, find events, explore NACO's data, and connect with other members through the Member Portal.

Become a Member

Join the only national industry association for Angel Investors, incubators, and accelerators in Canada.

Online Member Community

The online member portal is a place for our members to connect and share investment opportunities, best practices and events.



Stay up to date with upcoming industry events that are of interest to investors. Get access to exclusive NACO member-only events happening near you.



We collect and analyze primary industry data and produce research reports that provide stakeholders with information about the Canadian Angel community, as well as the incubator and accelerator community.



NACO works to professionalize Canada's Angel investor asset-class through the development and delivery of educational materials.



Member Spotlight

Sandi K. Gilbert

Sandi is a NACO board member and a Founder & CEO of SeedUps Canada.

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Upcoming Events

At-a-glance events calendar for Angels, incubators, accelerators, and entrepreneurs.

May 28 - 29
The BUSINESS TRANSITIONS FORUM (BTF) Toronto will provide you with practical insights from entrepren Read More
June 3 - 4
Over 500 participants coming from all over Europe and the world including business angels, entrepren Read More


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