Anges Québec and National Bank Form Innovation Partnership

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Anges Québec (AQ), a network of 120 private investors that identifies, finances and coaches high-growth Québec companies, has formed a three-year partnership with the National Bank to support Québec-based entrepreneurship and innovation. The two organizations will provide entrepreneurs with advice to optimize the success of businesses backed by AQ members. AQ’s CEO is venture capital professional François Gilbert.


Anges Québec concludes a partnership with National Bank

(Quebec City, April 16th, 2013) – Anges Québec is pleased with the new partnership concluded with the National Bank to support entrepreneurship and innovative Quebec companies. Under the three-year partnership, the two organizations will provide entrepreneurs with their combined expert advice to optimize the success of businesses supported by members of Anges Québec.

François Gilbert, CEO of Anges Québec, said: “We’re very pleased that a large economic institution like the National Bank is teaming up with our network. This is a vote of confidence in the system that we set up to support Quebec companies, and it’s also recognition of the importance of the work accomplished by our members, who invest time and money in the businesses that they believe in. NBC shares our vision and our desire to favour entrepreneurship and development of businesses. Entrepreneurs will certainly benefit from this association, which strengthens our network.”

This partnership is part of the National Bank’s desire to encourage business development by guiding businesses through the startup phase. To this end, Jacques Deforges, Senior VicePresident, Commercial Banking and International, said: “In 154 years, the National Bank has participated in the foundation and growth of thousands of businesses. It’s among the architects of Québec Inc. and remains a partner of choice for businesses of all sizes. In this regard, it’s natural for the Bank to team up with Anges Québec, since their networking model offers significant economic leverage for local businesses.”

About Anges Quebec

Anges Québec is a network of 120 private investors that identifies, finances and coaches innovative Quebec companies with high growth potential. Anges Québec members invest their capital and expertise in the most promising startup companies. In this capacity, Anges Québec works closely with key Quebec organizations interested in the development and growth of technological innovations.

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Source:Anges Québec
François Gilbert
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