Bryan J. Watson – Executive Director, National Angel Capital Organization

Throughout his career, both in Canada and the UK, Bryan J. Watson has been a champion of entrepreneurship as a vector for the commercialization of advanced technologies.

As demonstrated by his concurrent roles as Executive Director of the National Angel Capital Organization and CEO Fusion, Bryan takes an active role in the entire entrepreneurial spectrum, from idea-generation to financing to liquidity event. He sits on a number of external advisory committees that provide funding early-stage companies and is the organizer of Startup Drinks Toronto.

Bryan was the architect and founding manager of the Ontario Angel Network Program. He was also a Board Member for Precarn Incorporated for 5 years.

Over the years Bryan has advised hundreds of early-stage companies, angel investors, angel groups, and different organizations including CATA and the RIC Centre.

Bryan completed his Masters in Management, Economics and International Relations at St. Andrews University, Scotland on the only full British Council Chevening Scholarship awarded in Canada. During this time he also worked with the Scottish Institute for Enterprise, fostering entrepreneurship and venture development on the local and national level. Prior to that he attained his BA (Hons.) in Economics from the University of Western Ontario.