Windsor, ON, September 14, 2023 – The Windsor Essex Capital Angel Network (WECAN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Cam Crowder as its new Interim Executive Director. Crowder brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the role, positioning WECAN for continued success in supporting local entrepreneurs and driving economic growth in the region.
As a seasoned entrepreneur and investor, Crowder has a proven track record of identifying investment opportunities and fostering the growth of startup companies. His extensive network and deep understanding of the local business landscape will be invaluable in leading WECAN’s investor group to new heights.
WECAN is a network of successful entrepreneurs, business professionals, and high net worth individuals who are passionate about supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs. With a focus on investing in quality, investment-ready companies, WECAN members provide not only financial support but also mentorship and valuable connections to help startups thrive.
“We are thrilled to have Cam Crowder join WECAN as our new Executive Director,” said Shawn Bustin, Co-Chairman of the WECAN board. “His expertise and vision will be instrumental in expanding our network, attracting new investors, and further strengthening the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Windsor-Essex.”
WECAN has made $4,640,150 in local investments since 2019, contributing to the growth and success of numerous startups in the region. With the appointment of Cam Crowder, the organization is actively seeking both seasoned and new local investors to join their ranks and participate in this exciting venture.
“The opportunity to invest in startups is not only a financial endeavor but also an opportunity to contribute to the success and growth of our community,” said Crowder. “I am honoured to lead WECAN in its mission to provide local entrepreneurs with the support and resources they need to thrive.”
Cam Crowder (centre) with members of the WEtech Alliance team at the Investment Readiness Day event on September 14, 2023.
The announcement of Cam Crowder’s appointment was made at an Investment Readiness Day event hosted by WECAN’s partner organization, WEtech Alliance. The event brought together entrepreneurs and investors from across the province, providing a platform for networking, idea-sharing, and fostering valuable connections.
“We have been working closely with the WECAN group for as long as they’ve been active in our community,” said Adam Castle, Director of Venture Services at WEtech. “We are excited to work with Cam in his new role to increase access to capital in our region.”
Startup capital plays a crucial role in driving entrepreneurial success. According to global statistics, startups that receive adequate funding are more likely to achieve sustainable growth and create jobs. In the Canadian funding landscape, having active and engaged investors in our own backyard presents a significant opportunity to fuel economic growth and nurture the innovation ecosystem.
About Windsor Essex Capital Angel Network (WECAN):
The Windsor Essex Capital Angel Network is a network of successful entrepreneurs, business professionals, and high net worth individuals who provide investment opportunities and mentorship to startup companies in Windsor-Essex. WECAN aims to drive economic growth, foster innovation, and support the next generation of entrepreneurs.