As the premiere Canadian acceleration program to represent the most innovative internet startups, you’ll find opportunities with BigDNet that you won’t anywhere else in Canada; and, you’ll find that Canadian talent is of a quality that competes and leads globally in pioneering new models.
Investing in entrepreneurs and startups is a rewarding, yet different world from investing in conventional stocks, bonds, and commodities. First of all, it’s more of an investment in people than in a business, since the startup is usually an idea barely half-baked when they need your money. Secondly, the risk is very high, since as many as 90% of startups fail in the first five years.
On the plus side, it’s an opportunity to get in early and really help make things happen that will change an industry, or change the world. It’s an opportunity for that “big bang” return of 10X to your initial investment, like early investors in Google, Microsoft, and Apple. Finally, it’s an opportunity to “give back” what you have learned in your own career for the next generation.