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Apply now to participate in the Green and Digital Demonstration Program

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The Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) now welcomes entrepreneurs to submit applications to participate in the Green and Digital Demonstration Program (GDDP).

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.

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Launch Academy presents: Launch 101

LaunchAcademyIn 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.

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Investing Without Exits: Exploring Revenue-Based Financing LUNCHEON 

Capital Investment Network
Thursday, June 25, 2015 – 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Spacestation, 3rd Floor 517 Fort Street
Victoria, BC

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

Video Replay: Financials 101

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.
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