Pitch Award

Investments can take a while. Why wait?

With the Pitch Award, we get the money to you FAST so you can focus on your company.


How It Works

The Pitch Award is designed with startup companies in mind. We know you are busy building your company, so all you have to do is apply. All companies that apply to the Capital Angels Network will automatically be entered to win the Pitch Award. If won, your company is still eligible for further funding.

The Pitch Award is still an investment in your company, we just skip the due diligence process to get you cash as quickly as possible.



Apply to pitch!

The CAN Pitch Award Investment came when GoFor needed it most. It gave us the runway to close our angel round and keep the company going. We’ve since raised more than $20 Million in financing but it all wouldn’t have happened without that $15,000 cheque.

-Brad Rollo, Co-Founder & CEO of GoFor, Pitch Award Recipient March 2018



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Received $15,000 in May 2021

LearnExperts were welcomed to the CAN portfolio in May of 2021 with this Pitch Award. We are pleased to be partnering with an EDTech company and cannot wait to see what they accomplish!

LearnExperts Website


Pitch Award Recipients:


With the money from the CAN Pitch Award, we were able to immediately validate our marketing strategy, without waiting for our round to close. This brought more investors to the table which greatly accelerated Phoenix’s growth as a company.

-Gavin Thompson, Phoenix Digital Health (YC-W21), Pitch Award Recipient October 2020 

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Realize Medical

Realize Medical Recived a record Pitch Award of $17,500 in December 2020.

This company is a strong representation of our collaborative ecosystem as their technology was initially developed at The Ottawa Hospital they then went through the Invest Ottawa pre-accelerators and are now a part of the Carrefour de l'entrepreneuriat | Entrepreneurship Hub Scaleup Garage program at uOttawa.

Realize Medical Website

Investors who would like to invest in the Pitch Award must be Capital Angel Network Members.

Learn more about becoming an Angel here.