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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:

Workshop 2: What does it take to go public?
Assessing IPO readiness
November 11, 2014

Join us for the second workshop in our professional development series with Gowlings on IPO Readiness.

Workshop 2: What does it take to go public? Assessing IPO readiness.

Workshop 2 will:

  • Guide you through the stages of preparation for an IPO
  • Provide action items to help identify any gaps

Click here to register now.

Public Market Exits in the Technology Sector: Case Studies and Lessons Learned
November 13, 2014

The technology & innovation sector has been the fastest growing sector in Canada and one of the most active for IPOs and going public transactions.  

In fact, technology & innovation companies are going public on TSX/TSX Venture Exchange at an average pace of one every two weeks, and nearly one-third of the companies that have gone public since the start of 2013 have been PE/VC-backed.

Please join representatives from BMO Capital Markets, MNP and Toronto Stock Exchange for a discussion about recent VC/PE-backed IPO exits in the Canadian technology sector.

What deals have been successful? What are the lessons learned? What are the common mistakes? What do the issuers think? And is the sector resurgence going to last?

Free for CVCA Members.

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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.

Click here for more information, or to register now.

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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