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Okanagan Woman’s Angel Network Co-Founder Camille Saltman

Camille is an award winning Canadian-American entrepreneur who, over 20 years in San Diego, led two multi-million-dollar ad and PR agencies, two successful tech companies – the first in digital health and second in bio-composites – and the business accelerator CONNECT, credited with building San Diego’s leadership as one of the top tech clusters in the world. She is now CMO of INCA Renewtech.

She is the Co-founder and General Partner at Okanagan Women’s Angel Network, a chapter of Women’s Equity Lab and the Co-founder of the Okanagan Sustainability Leadership Council and Chair of their Connected Communities Initiative.esses including businesses making a social or environmental impact.
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TECHCOUVER

Canada’s First All-Female Angel Fund Expands Across North America

First launched in Victoria in 2017 with the support of the National Angel Capital Organization (NACO), Women’s Equity Lab (WEL) has recently completed the investment of its third round.

The Vancouver chapter was launched in 2020 followed by the Okanagan in early 2021 and new groups are currently setting-up in Toronto, Winnipeg and Silicon Valley.

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ACCELERATE OKANAGAN

Canada’s First All-Female Angel Fund Expands Across North America

Women’s Equity Lab (WEL), Canada’s first all-female angel fund is expanding across North America. WEL was first launched in Victoria in 2017 with the support of the National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) and has recently completed the investment of its third round. The Vancouver chapter was launched in 2020 followed by the Okanagan in early 2021. New groups are currently setting-up in Toronto, Winnipeg and Silicon Valley. To support the roll-out, WEL has just finished a complete rebrand and launched a new website at www.womensequitylab.com to help businesses apply for funding and for investors to find a WEL fund in their region.

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ACCELERATE OKANAGAN

New Okanagan Women’s Investor Fund to Aid Women Owned Businesses in Economy Recovery

Twenty-five women have formed a new Okanagan angel investment fund that will focus on correcting the gender imbalance faced by women owned businesses when seeking investment and increase the number of women who are active start-up company investors.

“To mark International Women’s Day, the new Okanagan Women’s Mentoring and Angel Network (WMAN) will begin accepting applications from women founded, led or co-led businesses from the Okanagan region,” says Co-founder and General Partner, Camille Saltman. “Our goal is to increase the number of women angel investors, remedy the gender gap in start-up funding and aid women business owners who are bearing the brunt of economic fallout from the pandemic.”

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BC LOCAL NEWS

Okanagan women’s investor fund launched to aid women-owned businesses

A group of 25 women have formed an Okanagan-based investment fund to focus on correcting the gender imbalance faced by female entrepreneurs when seeking investment and increase the number of women who are active start-up company investors.

To mark International Women’s Day, the Okanagan Women’s Mentoring and Angel Network (WMAN) is accepting applications from female-founded, led or co-led businesses within the region.

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