A Dragon's-Den inspired event presented in partnership with
Hawks' Nest Finalists Impressed the Audience with their vision, creativeness, and passion for their business!
About the event:
The Hawks' Nest is an opportunity to garner cash investments and to promote your business throughout the region. As an entrepreneur, you will have the opportunity to pitch your business ideas in an attempt to secure financial support from local investors, (the Hawks).
The Hawks' Nest event took place on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, located on Highway 9 between Walkerton and Mildmay. Highly sought-after business leaders, acting as angel investors, (or "The Hawks"), each had committed to investing a minimum of $5,000 in one or more of the finalists. By the end of the evening, over $53 thousand was invested in the form of donations and loans to the finalists.
Bios for Our 2018 Hawks
The SEDC and the Bruce CFDC are pleased to announce that Sandy Gott, Executive Vice-President of Ice River Springs in Feversham, is returning as the first Hawk for The Hawks' Nest; a "Dragon's Den"-inspired event. Welcome Back, Sandy!!! Click on the image below for full press release.
The Bruce Community Futures Development Corporation (Bruce CFDC) and Saugeen Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) are pleased to present Tony Solecki, President of Caframo Ltd. as a returning angel investor. Click on the image below for the full press release.
The Saugeen Economic Development Corporation (SEDC), and Bruce Community Futures Development Corporation (Bruce CFDC) are pleased to announce that Joel Koops, Vice-President of MSW Plastics in Palmerston, is a new angel investor for the local Hawks’ Nest, a “Dragons’ Den”- inspired competition.
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The Bruce Community Futures Development Corporation (Bruce CFDC) and Saugeen Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) are pleased to welcome the continued support from Bruce Power: meet the fourth investor Brian Hilbers, Chief Legal Officer, and Vice President, Law, Bruce Power.
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The Bruce CFDC and SEDC are pleased to announce our fifth investor, Walkerton businesswoman Susan Wright, owner of Amazing Assets, and member of the Brockton Economic Development Committee. Click on the image below for the full press release.
The Bruce CFDC and SEDC are pleased to reveal our final investor, John Fowler, CEO of the Supreme Cannabis Company Inc., Tiverton. Click on the image below for the full press release.
"Economic development is critical in keeping our community alive and vibrant."
"Sponsorship of this event shows the support of the entrepreneurial spirit that is found within the catchment areas of the SEDC and the Bruce CFDC, and will ensure the success of local businesses and entrepreneurs."
A big "Thank You" to our generous corporate sponsors!
Video from our 2018 Hawks' event!
2017 & 2018
- July 18, 2017 (It's Back!)
- July 18, 2017 (Call Out to Entrepreneurs)
January 16, 2018 (Sandy Gott returns as Hawk)
- January 31, 2018 (First Corporate Sponsor announced)
- March 14, 2018 (Tony Solecki returns as Hawk)
- March 26, 2018 (Joel Koops announced)
- April 25th, 2018 (Brian Hilbers, Bruce Power)
- May 16, 2018 (Susan Wright, Amazing Assets)
- June 7, 2018 (Hawks' Nest event Final Prep)
- June 19th, 2018 (Final Press Release Event Results)