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.
GTEx Forum in Vancouver May 27 on demand-side energy efficiency
Time/Date: May 27th, 2015 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: 515 West Hastings Street, Room 1400 SFU Harbour Centre Vancouver
Recent statistics show that an average Canadian resident uses over 300 gigajoules of energy each year, equivalent to more than 50 barrels of crude oil. That’s twice the amount as in Japan and many European countries with comparable standards of living. Read more
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
CTA @ Boston
DEADLINE: Thursday, June 11, 2015
Click here to Apply to CTA@Boston
Fall/Winter 2015 (September-December) and Winter/Spring 2016 (January-April)
The Canadian Technology Accelerator in Boston (CTA @ Boston) is a 4-month immersion program that connects your business to the unique resources and contacts in New England to help accelerate your growth. The benefits of participating in the CTA and the resources in Greater Boston are highlighted below. Read more
This year’s Eighth seminar Intro to Exit Strategy took place on May 6th with Brent Holliday presenting.
For those who missed the presentation, a video and links to Brent’s slides can be found after the jump.
Join our panelists as they talk all things Drones, from hobby planes, Quadcopters to larger Corporate Octocopters. Panelists to date include:
- Hari Minhas, Director, Marketing & Market Intelligence at Colliers International
- Paul Bennett, Chief Technology Officer at Aerobotika Aerial Intelligence
- Anders Knudby, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography at Simon Fraser University
- Chris Cambon, Video and Media Producer at BCIT
This year’s seventh seminar Perfecting Your Business Pitch took place on April 28th with Adam Lorant and Peter Payne presenting.
For those who missed the presentation, a video and links to both Adam and Peter’s slides can be found after the jump.
HyperGrowth is putting three in-revenue ($250,000-$1,000,000) technology companies through an intensive 6 months revenue accelerator program. They are coupling it with a Series A readiness program run by Alacrity, and Vancity has made a $250,000-$1,000,000 convertible note program available. HyperGrowth have a great collection of operating CEOs and executives from Global Relay, ACL, Build Direct, Mobify, POF and more.
Every successful entrepreneur, no matter the industry, has to learn the art of the pitch.
A pitch pushes an entrepreneur to sell their vision, product and team to an Angel or VC investor within only a handful of minutes, and those that are able to engage, stand out and make every second count, will gain a key advantage over any company seeking external capital investment.
As difficult of a task as it is, there are resources to help any entrepreneur rise to the occasion under the pressure-filled spotlight of an investment pitch. Read more