The GDDP helps support innovators in the clean tech and digital/ICT sectors, by providing participants with access to City-owned assets for technology demonstrations and proof-of-concept trials. The ‘spirit’ or intent of the program is to accelerate both local job growth and the path to market for exciting new products/solutions, while saving entrepreneurs valuable time and money.
In this two hour beginner’s session, newcomers will learn how to break into the exciting world of tech, including crucial first steps for building a startup, an overview of the startup ecosystem, as well as an introduction to resources and services available at Launch Academy. Perfect for first-time entrepreneurs, career-changers and the tech-curious!
Bring your startup ideas and questions!
Click here to register.
Join the Capital Investment Network for their last private equity education event before the summer!!
Revenue-based financing, or royalty-based financing (“RBF”), is an alternative investment approach to debt and equity which enables investors to earn a 2x – 5x return without the need for an exit. In exchange for the investor’s cash, the company promises to pay the investor a fixed percentage of its revenue until the investor has received a predetermined multiple on their investment. The approach, which is growing in popularity, can start to deliver a return for investors as soon as the company starts to generate cash from revenue thereby helping to reduce how long the investor’s principal is tied up. If properly structured, upside from an exit is also possible. Read more
On June 8th, SRCTec is presenting their FREE Agri-Tech Venture Acceleration Program Workshop & Expo
See a list of speakers, and an agenda, after the jump: Read more
Startup Skool is Vancouver’s first innovation and entrepreneurship summer camp for youth ages 8-12.
BCIC has launched a curated directory of programs, resources & tools, designed to help you build your tech startup.
On the site you’ll find: Read more
David Raffa has published the fifth in a series of blogs on launching, growing and ultimately selling a technology company, with a corporate finance focus.
His blog will cover:
-Achieving a successful exit
This year’s ninth seminar Capital Planning: Building an Early-Stage Financing Plan took place on May 13th with Jonathan Bixby presenting.
For those who missed the presentation, a video and links to Jonathan’s slides can be found after the jump.
On May 20th several members of Ernst & Young’s Vancouver offices spoke about creating financials.
For those who missed the presentation, a video and links to the presentation slides can be found after the jump.