Investor Connect – Mary Long-Irwin of Northern Ontario Angels

Investor Connect – Mary Long-Irwin of Northern Ontario Angels

July 3, 2020 by investor

In this episode, Hall welcomes Mary Long-Irwin, Executive Director of Northern Ontario Angels (NOA).

Located in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, and created in 2005, Northern Ontario Angels is an organization that matches entrepreneurs with investors across Northern Ontario. The creative concept and foundation of this network was developed to take Northern Ontario businesses to the next level. NOA is continually growing, developing and updating it’s angel investment groups throughout the north and around the world. Presently, NOA supports angel investment groups in Sudbury, North Bay, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Timmins/Kapuskasing and Kenora.

Under Mary’s guidance, Northern Ontario Angels has been one of the top-performing angel groups across the country with over 120 deals and approximately $45M in private investments. Prior to this, Mary was the President/CEO of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce for ten years. She worked closely with three levels of government to ensure the growth of business and economic development opportunities throughout Northwestern Ontario. She was also the CEO of Northwestern Ontario Associated Chambers of Commerce.  

Mary has been an angel investor for ten years and speaks with Hall about the state of angel investing in Ontario, the challenges Northern Ontario Angels face, their investment thesis, and what are some good opportunities for investors to pursue now.

You can visit the Northern Ontario Angels at

Mary can be contacted via LinkedIn at, via Twitter at, and via email at

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