Canada’s most active Angel network continues leadership talent expansion

(25 April 2017 – Edmonton, Alberta) VA Angels is proud to announce that effective today Sandra Spencer, well-known for shaping the entrepreneurial ecosystem at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), becomes the Executive Director of VA Angels BaseCamp Inc.

“We’re excited to have Ms. Spencer join our leadership team to drive further success in our renowned BaseCamp offering,” said R. Stewart Thompson, CEO and Founder of VA Angels and 2014 Startup Canada Investor of the Year. “She has demonstrated her passion for entrepreneurial initiatives and commitment to helping entrepreneurs become successful throughout her career and we look forward to leveraging her expertise and drive at BaseCamp.”

VA Angels BaseCamp Inc is an exclusive investment seminar for startups where Mr. Thompson and other experienced investors provide insight from an investor’s perspective about how to successfully raise the right type of capital at the right value. In 2016 alone more than 78 companies and an additional 175 entrepreneurs attended BaseCamp seminars in Canada and a further 150 companies and 75 additional participants joined sessions in Puerto Rico, Nepal, Burma, Santiago and Argentina. BaseCamp is part of the VA Angels umbrella organization with a robust Angel investment network at its core. The network boasts more than 130 members in five chapters (Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Kelowna and Medicine Hat) and has invested over $44 million in 150+ deals since 2003.

Ms. Spencer, CEO of her own company Nimble Strategizing Inc., was named a 2016 Top Entrepreneurship Professor by 3 Day Startup, an international, student-driven organization with the mission of activating entrepreneurial potential in students of all kinds through experiential education and a global entrepreneurship ecosystem. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting (with distinction) degree from the JR Shaw School of Business at NAIT.

“I have long admired the work Mr. Thompson and VA Angels have done in supporting the development of entrepreneurs and startup ecosystems at home and around the world,” said Ms. Spencer. “I welcome the opportunity to work along side the VA Angels team in helping even more entrepreneurs develop the skills and networks required to build enduring success.”

For more information contact:

– 30 – Executive Director, VA Angels BaseCamp Inc 780-722-6663
sspencer@vaangels.com

R.Stewart (Randy) Thompson CEO / Founder, VA Angels
780-218-231
media@vaangels.com

Sandra Spencer
Executive Director, VA Angels BaseCamp
(780) 722-6663
sspencer@vaangels.com