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RBC Woman Executive in Residence Investor Workshop

Thu., May. 13, 2021 4:30 p.m.


RBC Woman Executive in Residence, Valerie Sluth and Valhalla Angels present: Valhalla's New Angel Workshop

Thursday, May 13
4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
The session is free to attend
Remote via zoom: Register at the bottom of this page to receive the link

Note: this event is intended for women* and women students. Preference will be given to women registrants. Men** registrants may be considered should space allow. Men who register will be added to a waitlist and will be contacted if there is space available.

Valhalla's New Angel Workshop
Angel investing has emerged over the last 20 years to include over 3 million investors globally. Around the world capital has been migrating to technology driven startup companies, providing outsized returns and generating wealth for skilled startup investors compared to more traditional investment asset classes. Valhalla has conducted angel investor training in Canada and in over 12 countries worldwide since 2012 with great success. In Valhalla’s New Angel Workshop, seasoned investors from Valhalla Private Capital discuss the steps required on the path to becoming a successful angel investor and provide insights to guide you as you embark on this journey. Our New Angel Workshop consists of 2.5 hours for those who want to delve into angel investing and learn the do’s and don’ts of this emerging investment practice.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Who Are These Angels & What Do They Invest In?
  • Angel Investing as an Asset Class & The Portfolio Approach
  • Why Invest in Startups?
  • Is Angel Investing For Me?



The session will be led by Janice Lederman
President, Valhalla Private Capital, Inc. | Director, Timia Capital Corp. | Chairman, RocketRez Inc. | Chairman, OncoDrex Inc.

Jan has done hundreds of investment deals over a 30-year career as an angel investor, startup investor, and M&A and investment lawyer. She has led bootcamps all over the world, judged hundreds of pitch competitions and developed a keen eye for evaluating startup talent.

Jan holds an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy and a Juris Doctor from the University of Manitoba, a Program on Negotiation Certificate from Harvard Law School and a Blue Belt in Innovation Engineering. She has for many years been named to Best Lawyers in Canada in Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law.

Jan currently is a Director of Valhalla Private Capital, a Director of Timia Capital Corp., and Director and Chairman of RocketRez Inc. and OncoDrex Inc. She is a former Director of Genome Canada; past Chair of the Board of Governors of the University of Manitoba; and past director of Economic Development Winnipeg. She was the founding Chair of Innovate Manitoba Inc., an industry-led non-profit focused on accelerating innovation and has worked with over 600 startups, researchers and emerging growth companies to assist in the commercialization of their products and services. 

Jan was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Award in 2012 and Queen Elizabeth Golden Jubilee Award in 2002, as well as the University of Manitoba Distinguished Alumni Award.

* We define "woman" as including trans women, cis women, and all gender-diverse women.
** We define "man" as including trans men, cis men, and all gender-diverse men.

Once you submit your registration you will be taken to a confirmation page where you will receive instructions on how to join the session.

Contact Kauron Cooper at should you have any questions about the session.