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Throughout the year, the CVCA hosts several events designed to facilitate learning and deal flow among venture capital and private equity professionals and suppliers to the industry. These events include quarterly professional development seminars, annual conference, networking receptions and annual golf tournament. Upcoming events include:

The Benefit Corporation in Canada: The Evolution of the Corporation
November 25, 2014
There are 26 states plus the District of Columbia in the United States of America where legislation has been enacted permitting a new type of Corporation.

These corporations are also referred to as benefit corporations; for-profit corporations voluntarily identifying and committing themselves to a triple bottom line of profit, people and the planet (the “Triple P Bottom Line”). Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategies and Impact Investing have experienced increased visibility within the private capital universe.

Please join us on November 25th at the offices of Blaney McMurtry LLP (2 Queen St E Suite 1500) for this complimentary CVCA Professional Development Seminar.

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Navigating the Capital Map: Where to find the money
November 27, 2014
This professional development session in Halifax will be of interest to entrepreneurs of newly incorporated businesses and early stage companies seeking growth capital.

Capital is the lifeblood of every young company and securing it is essential to growth and development. Despite its importance, entrepreneurs too often lack the necessary information and direction to understand their capital requirements and where to find it. Although an entrepreneur might come across lots of commentary on the subject, practical strategies and advice can be much more difficult to find. 

This discussion will focus on the various types of capital and where they fit in a company’s stage of development, how to find potential investors, and preparing for the all important approach. Content will include real life experiences from early stage investors and advisors, as well as from an entrepreneur perspective. 

Utilize to this valuable information to move your company forward by:
  •   Understanding the types of early stage capital
  •   Identifying potential sources
  •   Gaining insight into the perspective and expectations of early stage investors
  •   Obtaining investor tips for making a fundable impression
  •   Avoiding mistakes that are typically made by early stage companies

2015 Annual Conference in Vancouver
May 19, 2015
Save the date for the biggest VC and PE event in Canada in 2015 - CVCA's 2015 Annual Conference taking place in Vancouver at the Westin Bayshore. 

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