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Monday, September 16
 

12:00pm

Etiquette Page Presents 'Pitch Like A Pro'
You’ve worked hundreds of hours to build your product. Now, you’re ready to storm the big leagues by pitching in front of investors who can make or break your future. But are you bringing your A game?

Speakers
avatar for Margaret Page

Margaret Page

Founder, Etiquette Page
Margaret Page is a passionate coach, etiquette consultant and business woman whoevokes clarity, creativity and confidence in those around her.At the age of 21, Margaret Page started her first business and has since owned andoperated multiple businesses in Canada and the USA. Margaret... Read More →



Monday September 16, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
eUBC UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street, V6Z 3B7 Room 1900

2:00pm

TechStars presents 'Everything but the Pitch: How to vette and manage your investors and board members'
Join Techstars Seattle Managing Director Isaac Kato as he discusses everything you need to now about your financing round--except for the pitch! Learn about how to structure and manage your board, how to manage investor relationships both before and after your round closes, and what to expect once you close.

Speakers
avatar for Isaac Kato

Isaac Kato

Managing Director, Seattle Accelerator, TechStars'
Isaac Kato is Managing Director of Techstars’ Seattle Accelerator. Techstars is a global startup ecosystem that helps entrepreneurs succeed. Isaac is a serial entrepreneur, technology leader, and investor. Before Techstars, Mr. Kato served as President of Mighty AI, which was acquired... Read More →



Monday September 16, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Spaces Gastown 151 West Hastings Street, Lower Level

2:00pm

Valhalla Angel Network presents 'Calling All Women Investors - Learn More About this Asset Class'
Why women investors need to be more involved in their local startup community as investors (and other roles - mentors, advisors, board members) and what happens when they are - success!

About Valhalla Angels
Valhalla Angels is one of Canada’s most active angel investment groups since 2003 and home to Canada’s 2018 & 2019 Angel of the Year. We are committed to supporting the startup ecosystem through early stage angel investing. Established in 2003 with 4 Chapters in Western Canada our 130+ angel members have invested over $64M into over 230 deals. Beyond screening for great investment opportunities we also provide a path for Founders: cradle-to-exit-and-back. This has lead to ~75% of our angel members being past founders.

Founder BaseCamp, a 2.5 day program, that over 1,100 founders have attended and gave an NPS score of 99/100

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/valhalla-basecamp-surrey-bc-october-18-19-plus-oct-21-pitch-night-registration-69909010733
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/valhalla-angels-basecamp-pitch-night-surrey-bc-oct-21st-tickets-69812885219
valhallaangels.com
https://www.linkedin.com/company/va-angels/

Speakers
avatar for Sheetal Mehta Walsh

Sheetal Mehta Walsh

Founder, Shanti Life
Sheetal is an angel investor and entrepreneur focussed on social impact, financial inclusion and tech for good.  With over 20 years technology, venture capital and social entrepreneurship and has worked with thousands of entrepreneurs globally. She is founder of Shanti Life where... Read More →
avatar for Judy Bishop

Judy Bishop

Investor / Entrepreneur / Board Member
Judy Bishop is a versatile industry veteran recognized as a senior executive, advisor, speaker and innovator in BC’s technology industry and business community. For over 25 years, Judy has delivered advice and mentorship as a senior executive, financier, corporate director and... Read More →
avatar for Caterina Papadakos

Caterina Papadakos

Director, Espresso Capital
Caterina is a Director at Espresso Capital, a North American venture lender which has provided morethan 250 early and growth stage companies with founder-friendly capital since 2009. Caterina isresponsible for leading Espresso's deal origination activities in Western North America... Read More →
avatar for Yasmine Roulleau

Yasmine Roulleau

CEO, Striven
Yasmine is a highly accomplished business executive with a 15-year track record in corporate strategy and acquisitions. As a fund strategic advisor, she guides smart investment allocation across emerging tech, blockchain technologies, AI, and enterprise solutions. She has leveraged... Read More →
avatar for Kristina Mike

Kristina Mike

President, Valhalla Angels
Kristina is the President of Valhalla Angels, one of Canada’s most active angel investing groupsand an Executive/Co-Founder with Valhalla Private Capital. As well as being an angel investorherself, an A100 member, and sits on various boards, she spends time supporting theentrepreneurial... Read More →



Monday September 16, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
EventChain 214 - 268 Keefer St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1X6 Canada
 
Tuesday, September 17
 

10:00am

Valhalla Angels Network presents 'Preparing for your Exit'
For founders wanting to understand the road map for a Liquidity Moment and the steps to get there through your journey of capital raises.

About Valhalla Angels
Valhalla Angels is one of Canada’s most active angel investment groups since 2003 and home to Canada’s 2018 & 2019 Angel of the Year. We are committed to supporting the startup ecosystem through early stage angel investing. Established in 2003 with 4 Chapters in Western Canada our 130+ angel members have invested over $64M into over 230 deals. Beyond screening for great investment opportunities we also provide a path for Founders: cradle-to-exit-and-back. This has lead to ~75% of our angel members being past founders.

Founder BaseCamp, a 2.5 day program, that over 1,100 founders have attended and gave an NPS score of 99/100

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/valhalla-basecamp-surrey-bc-october-18-19-plus-oct-21-pitch-night-registration-69909010733
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/valhalla-angels-basecamp-pitch-night-surrey-bc-oct-21st-tickets-69812885219
valhallaangels.com
https://www.linkedin.com/company/va-angels/

Speakers
avatar for Valerie Mann

Valerie Mann

Partner & Chair of Technology Law, Lawson Lundell LLP
Valerie (Val) is a partner and Chair of the Technology Law practice group at Lawson Lundell LLP in Vancouver.  Val has extensive experience with technology company mergers and acquisitions as well as financings.  A significant portion of her practice is also venture capital fund... Read More →
avatar for Keith Jensen

Keith Jensen

Partner, BDO
Keith is based in BDO’s Vancouver office and advises clients acrossWestern Canada. He has over 15 years of professional experience providingtransaction advisory services to public and private companies in a diverserange of industries.Keith assists clients with Business Valuations... Read More →
avatar for Danny Way

Danny Way

President, The Viridis Group
President, The Viridis GroupCEO, Vario VenturesI graduated with an engineering degree from UCalgary in 2005 and started my career in the energyindustry. I have been fortunate to combine experiences in energy and sustainability; bothunderstanding company value and the risks they face... Read More →



Tuesday September 17, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
The Profile on Thurlow 535 Thurlow St suite 100, Vancouver, BC V6E 3L2

12:00pm

TechExit.io and Garibaldi Capital Presents 'The Metrics That Matter'
How you measure customer acquisition and manage churn rates are two essential areas your potential acquirer is going to want to examine once an offer is on the table. This discussion will dive deep into the mechanisms that buyers use to evaluate growth, churn, and essentially how they will predict the future growth of your business. Join Geoff Hansen from Garibaldi Capital, as he shares proven methodologies around meaningful metrics that have become the lens through which valuations are determined.

TechExit.io is the leading conference of its kind in Canada to focus solely on mergers and acquisition strategies for technology companies. Taking place April 16th, 2020 at the Hyatt Hotel, Vancouver, this full day conference is about educating technology entrepreneurs and investors on exit strategies including what to prepare well ahead of a potential acquisition, merger or exit.

Garibaldi Capital Advisors provides M&A and Capital Raising Advisory Services to mid-market technology companies in Canada. Since 2013, we have completed 20 transactions totalling over 350M dollars.

Speakers
avatar for Geoff Hansen

Geoff Hansen

Senior Advisor, Garibaldi Capital
Geoff Hansen is the Senior Advisor at Garibaldi Capital Advisors, a mid-market transaction advisory services firm focused solely on the Canadian technology market.  



Tuesday September 17, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Garibaldi Capital Advisors 210 – 415 W. Cordova St. Vancouver, B.C. V6B 1E5

2:00pm

McCarthy Tétrault presents 'Getting Started on the Right Track – Essentials for Start Up Success'
Join McCarthy Tétrault lawyers from a wide range of industries as they discuss all the essentials related to starting your start-up! Business lawyer and certified public accountant, Pavan Jawanda, alongside financial acumen expert, Steph Sharpe will lead the main session, The Pro’s and Con’s of Different Financing Structures, focused on helping you identify which financing structure is right for your business. Following this, guests can choose 2 breakout sessions from the following topics:

· Choosing the Right Name For Your Business and Protecting Your Innovations – Trademark/patent focus
· Privacy By Design – Privacy focus
· Hiring (and Firing) Your First Employee - Labour & Employment focus
· The Era of the Influencer - Marketing focus

Breakout sessions will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis so please arrive early to secure your spots. The main session will begin promptly at 2:00 pm. After the presentation, we invite you to end the afternoon with a networking reception with fellow entrepreneurs and your McCarthy Tétrault speaker panel.

Agenda
1:45 – 2:00 – Registration
2:00 – 2:40 – Main Session – The Pro’s and Con’s of Different Financing Structures
2:40 – 2:45 – Make your way to your first breakout session
2:45 – 3:05 – Breakout Session #1
3:05 – 3:10 – Make your way to your second breakout session
3:10 – 3:30 – Breakout Session #2
3:30 – Cocktail Reception

Speakers
avatar for Pavan Jawanda

Pavan Jawanda

Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Pavan Jawanda is a partner in McCarthy Tétrault LLP’s Business Law Group in Vancouver. His practice is primarily focused on advising public and private companies on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, corporate finance, venture capital and other... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Sharp

Stephanie Sharp

CEO, 3DQue Systems
Steph Sharp is CEO of 3DQue Systems, a 3D printing automation technology company and founder of the first Small Business Finance Forum event in Vancouver for small to medium-sized businesses. Over the past 30 years she has developed innovative, sustainable, financial solutions for... Read More →
avatar for Vincent Yip

Vincent Yip

Partner, Business Law Group and National Intellectual Property, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Vincent Yip is a partner in the Business Law Group and the National Intellectual Property Group at McCarthy Tétrault LLP. Based in Vancouver, he leads the firm’s Western Canadian intellectual property practice and works with clients across Canada in connection with the global acquisition... Read More →
avatar for Amy Fong

Amy Fong

Counsel and Patent and Trademark Agent, National Intellectual Property Group, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Amy Fong is a counsel and patent and trademark agent and lawyer in the National Intellectual Property Group at McCarthy Tétrault LLP.  Amy’s engineering physics background and her prior engineering and software development work experience enable her to work closely with engineers... Read More →
avatar for Dana Siddle

Dana Siddle

Counsel, Business Law and Technology Law Groups, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Dana Siddle is counsel in McCarthy Tétrault LLP’s Business Law and Technology Law groups. Dana advises on various commercial transactions and projects involving technology and intellectual property. Dana also supports clients with practical, solutions-oriented advice on challenges... Read More →
avatar for Jade Buchanan

Jade Buchanan

Associate, Business Law Group, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Jade Buchanan is an associate in McCarthy Tétrault LLP’s Business Law Group in Vancouver. His practice focus is technology, privacy and data protection.  Jade’s technology transaction experience includes drafting and negotiating a range of IT outsourcing, licensing, maintenance... Read More →
avatar for Monique Ronning

Monique Ronning

Associate, Labour & Employment Group, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Monique Ronning is an Associate in Labour & Employment Group at McCarthy Tétrault LLP. Monique has appeared as counsel in various forums, including at mediations, arbitrations, settlement conferences and before the Provincial, Supreme and Appellate Courts of British Columbia. Equipped... Read More →



Tuesday September 17, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
McCarthy Tétrault 745 Thurlow St Suite 2400, Vancouver, BC V6E 0C5, Canada

2:00pm

Valhalla Angels Network presents 'Angel Investing 101'
For new investors or those that have just started out that want to experience an investment forum with curated founder presentations and learn from other accredited angel investors the lay-of-the land and what to look for when investing.

About Valhalla Angels
Valhalla Angels is one of Canada’s most active angel investment groups since 2003 and home to Canada’s 2018 & 2019 Angel of the Year. We are committed to supporting the startup ecosystem through early stage angel investing. Established in 2003 with 4 Chapters in Western Canada our 130+ angel members have invested over $64M into over 230 deals. Beyond screening for great investment opportunities we also provide a path for Founders: cradle-to-exit-and-back. This has lead to ~75% of our angel members being past founders.

Founder BaseCamp, a 2.5 day program, that over 1,100 founders have attended and gave an NPS score of 99/100

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/valhalla-basecamp-surrey-bc-october-18-19-plus-oct-21-pitch-night-registration-69909010733
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/valhalla-angels-basecamp-pitch-night-surrey-bc-oct-21st-tickets-69812885219
valhallaangels.com
https://www.linkedin.com/company/va-angels/

Speakers
avatar for Kristina Mike

Kristina Mike

President, Valhalla Angels
Kristina is the President of Valhalla Angels, one of Canada’s most active angel investing groupsand an Executive/Co-Founder with Valhalla Private Capital. As well as being an angel investorherself, an A100 member, and sits on various boards, she spends time supporting theentrepreneurial... Read More →
avatar for Grant Lawrence

Grant Lawrence

Co-Founder, Valhalla Private Capital
Grant has participated in an IPO, experienced a buyout and the integration challenges that go with this;he is an active Angel investor is a Founder of Valhalla Private Capital and as President of Valhalla AngelsKelowna and Co-President of Valhalla Angels Vancouver Grant contributes... Read More →



Tuesday September 17, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
The Profile on Thurlow 535 Thurlow St suite 100, Vancouver, BC V6E 3L2

4:00pm

Capiche presents 'Startup Founders: Put Yourself in the Shoes of an Investor'
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This interactive workshop gives founders a chance to look at capital raising from the perspective of investors. Each participant will be given an investor profile and a budget, and will be taken through the process of funding one of several startups from the pitch to closing a round. By putting founders in the shoes of investors, they will be able to look beyond the pitch, to other important parts of capital raising, such as marketing to investors, who can invest in which offerings, deal terms, due diligence, legal documentation, compliance, and closing. Founders will gain insight into how to conduct a round of funding professionally, effectively, and efficiently.

Speakers include Virginia Balcom from SFU VentureLabs®, Mike Winterfield from Active Impact Investments, Yvan Guy Larocque from Miller Titerle + Company, and James Atherton from Capiche.

Due to the nature of this interactive workshop, attendance will be limited to 25 founders. Attendees will need to bring a laptop or a smartphone with a web browser to participate.

Speakers
avatar for Virginia Balcom

Virginia Balcom

Executive In-Residence, SFU Venture Labs
Virginia Balcom brings broad and deep marketing experience to SFU VentureLabs. For more than 20 years, Virginia has been introducing new products to enterprise customers and consumers. A strong collaborator and leader, she’s led marketing teams in many sectors, including retail... Read More →
avatar for Mike Winterfield

Mike Winterfield

CEO and Fund Manager, Active Impact Investments
Top 40 under 40. 20 years in the tech industry specializing in services companies and SaaS products. 16 years in various executive roles, most recently President of Traction Rec and COO at Traction on Demand. Prior to that President of Randstad Professionals running $300M in revenue... Read More →
avatar for Yvan Guy Larocque

Yvan Guy Larocque

Business Lawyer, Miller Titerle + Company
Yvan is a member of MT+Co.’s Business Advisory and First Nations Economic Development practice groups. His practice is primarily focused on advising private and early stage businesses, First Nations, and not-for-profits, regarding corporate, commercial, governance, policy development... Read More →
avatar for James Atherton

James Atherton

CEO, Capiche Capital Technologies, Principal, Capiche Legal
James is a legal solutions architect and securities lawyer developing client-centric solutions that automate and streamline legal-based processes. His current focus is exempt market financings and disrupting the way private placements are completed with Capiche Capital Technologies... Read More →



Tuesday September 17, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Venture Labs 11th Floor - 555 W Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 4N6
 
Wednesday, September 18
 

2:00pm

IMBY presents 'The Future of Home Ownership'
The truth is that real estate investing is simply out of reach for most of us. It takes tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars to participate and in a lot of cases, there are barriers even if you do have the money.

Vancouver Protech start-up, IMBY, wants to talk about approaching things differently. How can we democratize real estate investing so that anyone can start building a real estate portfolio?

Join entrepreneur and IMBY co-founder Steve Jagger to learn the foundations of traditional investing and how we can leverage technology and crowdfunding for real estate investing so that we all can share in the returns.

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Doors open, refreshments, cash bar, & networking

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Presentation: The Future of Home Ownership
Speaker: IMBY Co-Founder, Stephen Jagger
Q&A

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Happy Hour: Hang out & chat with the IMBY team and others interested in investing

BONUS: Register for your free IMBY account and get a $5.00 CAD IMBY wallet credit when you attend the meetup. Register at IMBYx.com (new members only).



Speakers
avatar for Stephen Jagger

Stephen Jagger

Co-Founder/Executive Director, IMBY
Stephen Jagger is an entrepreneur, author and speaker. He started his entrepreneurial journey in 2000 when he and long-time business partner Mike Stephenson setup Combustion Hosting (acquired ’06), followed by Ubertor Realtor Software (acquired ’13). In 2012 they headed to the... Read More →



Wednesday September 18, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
The Profile on Thurlow 535 Thurlow St suite 100, Vancouver, BC V6E 3L2

4:00pm

Osler, Rhino Ventures & Thinkific presents 'Ready or Not: How to prepare your company for VC and Angel investment'
Cap tables? Shareholder Agreements? Financial Statements? IP Ownership? What is ‘due diligence’ anyway?

Are you ready to take your business to the next level with an investment from a venture capital firm or Angel investor?

Learn from the experienced leaders at Osler, Rhino Ventures (formerly VFF) and Thinkific on what investors look for when evaluating a company for investment and what you need to do to become investor ready.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Smith

Greg Smith

Co-Founder & CEO, Thinkific
Greg is passionate about education. He is a lawyer, instructor and lifelong student. Greg has taught thousands of students online and helped others create their own online courses.As a founder of Thinkific, Greg's goal is to help create and deliver amazing eLearning experiences.
avatar for Justin D. Young

Justin D. Young

Partner, Osler
Justin Young is a Partner in Osler’s Emerging and High Growth Companies practice group. His practice focuses on venture financing, mergers and acquisitions and corporate commercial matters for private technology companies. He has acted for hundreds of technology clients across Canada... Read More →
avatar for Jay Rhind

Jay Rhind

Partner, Rhino Ventures
As a reformed corporate financial analyst and twice-failed entrepreneur, Jay brings a pragmatic and analytical approach to Rhino Ventures (formerly Vancouver Founder Fund), which he co-founded with Fraser and Dan.Jay’s passion for business is undeniable and he is a true utility... Read More →



Wednesday September 18, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Osler LLP 1055 W Hastings St #1700, Vancouver, BC V6E 2E9
 
Thursday, September 19
 

8:00am

Small Business Finance Forum presents 'Be Your Own VC & You Just Closed Your Seed Round... Now What?'
The early bird gets the worm and in this session you will get ahead of the game, finding out how to minimize dilution by thinking like a VC and leveraging your business. This is an interactive session so come prepared to ask questions.

Speakers
avatar for Bhavik Chauhan

Bhavik Chauhan

Vice President, OKR Financial
Bhavik Chauhan – Current Vice President at OKR Financial, CEO – BNG Strategy Consulting and Former Managing Director for the largest independent SR&ED and Government funding consulting firm in Canada for several years. Over 20 years of experience in corporate Business Development... Read More →
avatar for Pavan Jawanda

Pavan Jawanda

Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Pavan Jawanda is a partner in McCarthy Tétrault LLP’s Business Law Group in Vancouver. His practice is primarily focused on advising public and private companies on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, corporate finance, venture capital and other... Read More →
avatar for Shea Sweeney

Shea Sweeney

Business Account Manager, RBC
Shea graduated from UVIC and has worked with RBC for 7 years, in the past 3 years Shea has worked as a Business Account Manager in Victoria and has primarily worked with startup companies. Shea recently transferred to the Vancouver market and continues to work with a variety of c... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Sharp

Stephanie Sharp

CEO, 3DQue Systems
Steph Sharp is CEO of 3DQue Systems, a 3D printing automation technology company and founder of the first Small Business Finance Forum event in Vancouver for small to medium-sized businesses. Over the past 30 years she has developed innovative, sustainable, financial solutions for... Read More →



Thursday September 19, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am
McCarthy Tétrault 745 Thurlow St Suite 2400, Vancouver, BC V6E 0C5, Canada

10:00am

Small Business Finance Forum presents '3 Keys to Successful Borrowing'
Another lively panel discussion with experts from banking (no, seriously, this will be fun!) who will answer questions about different types and sources of debt, how to qualify and where to find them. You’ll gain new insights about how borrowing really works.



Speakers
avatar for Div Dikshit

Div Dikshit

Senior Commercial Account Manager - Knowledge Based Industries, RBC
Div’s academic and professional background brings a unique perspective and skillset to the role. Div holds a  FA Charter, a Mechanical Engineering Degree, and an MBA in Finance. Div started his career as an Analyst with the Mergers and Acquisitions Group of Nomura Investment Banking... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Sharp

Stephanie Sharp

CEO, 3DQue Systems
Steph Sharp is CEO of 3DQue Systems, a 3D printing automation technology company and founder of the first Small Business Finance Forum event in Vancouver for small to medium-sized businesses. Over the past 30 years she has developed innovative, sustainable, financial solutions for... Read More →



Thursday September 19, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
McCarthy Tétrault 745 Thurlow St Suite 2400, Vancouver, BC V6E 0C5, Canada

12:00pm

Small Business Finance Forum presents 'How to Get Financing from Banks WORKSHOP'
Canadian banks lend more than $50 billion to small business. Find out what information you need to successfully pitch a bank!

Getting a loan is a lot like dating – you need to know what you’re looking for if you don’t want to get ummm …well, you get the idea. In this workshop you discover what types of loans are out there and which ones suit you, your lifestyle, and your long term objectives.



Speakers
avatar for Pierce Johnston

Pierce Johnston

Designated Professional, Private Enterprise Team, MNP
Pierce Johnston, CPA, is a designated professional in MNP’s Private Enterprise Team, and has been a part of the team since 2016, performing a breadth of assurance and tax services. He has worked with organizations in various industries, with an emphasis on venture capital and other... Read More →
avatar for Dean Chamberland

Dean Chamberland

Senior Commercial Banker, RBC
Dean Chamberland is a Senior Commercial Banker with RBC and specializes in supporting Technology, Clean-Tech, and Life Science companies. Since joining RBC in 1998, Dean has leveraged his industry expertise and the broad resources of Canada’s largest bank to boost the growth and... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Sharp

Stephanie Sharp

CEO, 3DQue Systems
Steph Sharp is CEO of 3DQue Systems, a 3D printing automation technology company and founder of the first Small Business Finance Forum event in Vancouver for small to medium-sized businesses. Over the past 30 years she has developed innovative, sustainable, financial solutions for... Read More →



Thursday September 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
McCarthy Tétrault 745 Thurlow St Suite 2400, Vancouver, BC V6E 0C5, Canada

12:00pm

Valhalla Angels Network presents 'Angels Den in Valhalla'
For investors and founders.

See behind the scenes as we follow the structure of Valhalla Angel Monthly Forum so you, as a new investor or a founder, can learn more about the investment process and the raise processes. Learn how to Improve your pitch and chances of raising funds. Each year Valhalla Angels, Western Canada's most active angel network and home to Canada's Angels of the Year for the past 2 years, receives 500+ requests to pitch to our angel members. Bring yourself a snack or lunch.

About Valhalla Angels
Valhalla Angels is one of Canada’s most active angel investment groups since 2003 and home to Canada’s 2018 & 2019 Angel of the Year. We are committed to supporting the startup ecosystem through early stage angel investing. Established in 2003 with 4 Chapters in Western Canada our 130+ angel members have invested over $64M into over 230 deals. Beyond screening for great investment opportunities we also provide a path for Founders: cradle-to-exit-and-back. This has lead to ~75% of our angel members being past founders.

Founder BaseCamp, a 2.5 day program, that over 1,100 founders have attended and gave an NPS score of 99/100

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/valhalla-basecamp-surrey-bc-october-18-19-plus-oct-21-pitch-night-registration-69909010733
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/valhalla-angels-basecamp-pitch-night-surrey-bc-oct-21st-tickets-69812885219
valhallaangels.com
https://www.linkedin.com/company/va-angels/

Speakers
avatar for Kristina Mike

Kristina Mike

President, Valhalla Angels
Kristina is the President of Valhalla Angels, one of Canada’s most active angel investing groupsand an Executive/Co-Founder with Valhalla Private Capital. As well as being an angel investorherself, an A100 member, and sits on various boards, she spends time supporting theentrepreneurial... Read More →
avatar for Grant Lawrence

Grant Lawrence

Co-Founder, Valhalla Private Capital
Grant has participated in an IPO, experienced a buyout and the integration challenges that go with this;he is an active Angel investor is a Founder of Valhalla Private Capital and as President of Valhalla AngelsKelowna and Co-President of Valhalla Angels Vancouver Grant contributes... Read More →
avatar for Danny Way

Danny Way

President, The Viridis Group
President, The Viridis GroupCEO, Vario VenturesI graduated with an engineering degree from UCalgary in 2005 and started my career in the energyindustry. I have been fortunate to combine experiences in energy and sustainability; bothunderstanding company value and the risks they face... Read More →



Thursday September 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
UBC Robson 800 Robson Street, V6Z 3B7 Room 1900

2:00pm

Small Business Finance Forum presents 'Prepare Your Pitch to Bankers – How bankable is your business?'
Take the HOT or NOT test and win a chance to pitch to our judges in the LENDING - HOT or NOT CHALLENGE. We recommend you take the Prep session first (see 12 PM).



Speakers
avatar for Pierce Johnston

Pierce Johnston

Designated Professional, Private Enterprise Team, MNP
Pierce Johnston, CPA, is a designated professional in MNP’s Private Enterprise Team, and has been a part of the team since 2016, performing a breadth of assurance and tax services. He has worked with organizations in various industries, with an emphasis on venture capital and other... Read More →
avatar for Dean Chamberland

Dean Chamberland

Senior Commercial Banker, RBC
Dean Chamberland is a Senior Commercial Banker with RBC and specializes in supporting Technology, Clean-Tech, and Life Science companies. Since joining RBC in 1998, Dean has leveraged his industry expertise and the broad resources of Canada’s largest bank to boost the growth and... Read More →
avatar for Shea Sweeney

Shea Sweeney

Business Account Manager, RBC
Shea graduated from UVIC and has worked with RBC for 7 years, in the past 3 years Shea has worked as a Business Account Manager in Victoria and has primarily worked with startup companies. Shea recently transferred to the Vancouver market and continues to work with a variety of c... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Sharp

Stephanie Sharp

CEO, 3DQue Systems
Steph Sharp is CEO of 3DQue Systems, a 3D printing automation technology company and founder of the first Small Business Finance Forum event in Vancouver for small to medium-sized businesses. Over the past 30 years she has developed innovative, sustainable, financial solutions for... Read More →



Thursday September 19, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
McCarthy Tétrault 745 Thurlow St Suite 2400, Vancouver, BC V6E 0C5, Canada

2:00pm

Manning Elliott LLP presents 'Building Business Success: Getting the most value from your advisors'
Join Manning Elliott LLP, Harper Grey LLP, and NorthBridge Consultants as they discuss building business success by getting the most out of your advisors. Receive tips, and answers to some top-of-mind questions about how to leverage your business relationships with your advisors as well expert insight into what types of incentives are available to maximize cash flow and minimize your costs.

Panelists: Paul J. Leedham, Partner at Manning Elliott LLP, Prentice Durbin, Partner at Harper Grey LLP, and Jaap Siekman, Representative Western Canada at NorthBridge Consultants.

Moderator: Sunny Hundle, Chief Operating Officer and Cofounder at The Profile Coworking Club

Speakers
avatar for Jaap Siekman

Jaap Siekman

Business Advisor & Funding Specialist, NorthBridge Consultants
Jaap is an independent Business Advisor with Transformix Consulting, assisting Small andMedium Enterprises with Business Planning and Process Improvement.As a representative for NorthBridge Consultants, Jaap educates start-ups and growingcompanies on Government Funding programs that... Read More →
avatar for Paul Leedham, CPA, CA, CGA

Paul Leedham, CPA, CA, CGA

Partner, Manning Elliott LLP
Paul provides accounting, assurance, and business advisory services with a primary focus onserving clients operating in the technology and investment fund industries. With over 19 years ofexperience, Paul’s clients range from entrepreneurial start-ups to large-scale diversifiedorganizations... Read More →
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Prentice Durbin

Partner, Harper Grey LLP
Prentice Durbin is a Partner with Harper Grey and Co-Chair of the firm’s Business Law Group.Prentice’s practice involves advising entrepreneurs at any stage, from start-up and earlygrowth to large-scale established businesses, in a wide variety of corporate/commercial andsecurities... Read More →



Thursday September 19, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
The Profile on Thurlow 535 Thurlow St suite 100, Vancouver, BC V6E 3L2

3:00pm

Momentum Business Growth presents 'Pitch the North Shore'
About Pitch North Shore:
Pitch North Shore is a pitch contest for early stage companies who want to present their business to expert investors and the wider business community. It is inspired by the vision of creating greater access to and connections between the vibrant and diverse business and startup community on the North Shore and that of Vancouver. This is an opportunity for these startups to gain expert feedback on their business model and pitch, as well as gain exposure and recognition for their company. The format will be short pitches followed by questions from the judges panel. Guests will be treated to pitches from innovative companies, expert insights from the judges panel and the opportunity to network with pitch finalists and judges. Pitch North Shore is put on through a partnership between the North Vancouver Chamber, Vancouver Startup Week, and Momentum Business Growth.


Thursday September 19, 2019 3:00pm - 6:00pm
The Profile Lonsdale 120 Lonsdale Ave suite 200, North Vancouver, BC V7M 2E8
 
Friday, September 20
 

8:00am

Small Business Finance Forum presents 'The Real Cost of Free Money'
An interactive workshop to discover out what you need to do to get government grants and tax credits. You will hear from experts and work with other participants to figure out what you need.



Speakers
avatar for Bhavik Chauhan

Bhavik Chauhan

Vice President, OKR Financial
Bhavik Chauhan – Current Vice President at OKR Financial, CEO – BNG Strategy Consulting and Former Managing Director for the largest independent SR&ED and Government funding consulting firm in Canada for several years. Over 20 years of experience in corporate Business Development... Read More →
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Vincent Yip

Partner, Business Law Group and National Intellectual Property, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Vincent Yip is a partner in the Business Law Group and the National Intellectual Property Group at McCarthy Tétrault LLP. Based in Vancouver, he leads the firm’s Western Canadian intellectual property practice and works with clients across Canada in connection with the global acquisition... Read More →
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Terry Trotic

Partner, SR&ED Taxation, MNP
Terry Trotic is a Partner with MNP’s SR&ED Taxation practice in Vancouver. Drawing on more than two decades of experience, in industry, leading a national SR&ED consulting practice and at a major accounting firm, Terry develops long-term working relationships with clients in the... Read More →
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Stephanie Sharp

CEO, 3DQue Systems
Steph Sharp is CEO of 3DQue Systems, a 3D printing automation technology company and founder of the first Small Business Finance Forum event in Vancouver for small to medium-sized businesses. Over the past 30 years she has developed innovative, sustainable, financial solutions for... Read More →



Friday September 20, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am
McCarthy Tétrault 745 Thurlow St Suite 2400, Vancouver, BC V6E 0C5, Canada

10:00am

Small Business Finance Forum presents '3 Keys to Grants & Tax Credits'
Join our lively panel discussion with a panel of experts who will explain what government really funds and they keys to successfully getting (and keeping) government money. This session is critical for anyone looking for SR+EDs, IRAP, MITACS, or other government funding.




Speakers
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Bhavik Chauhan

Vice President, OKR Financial
Bhavik Chauhan – Current Vice President at OKR Financial, CEO – BNG Strategy Consulting and Former Managing Director for the largest independent SR&ED and Government funding consulting firm in Canada for several years. Over 20 years of experience in corporate Business Development... Read More →
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Eric Grice

Director, Business Development, Boast Capital
Eric is a tech sales leader with over 15 years of experience, here in Canada, the US, Japan, and Malaysia, helping companies grow and scale.  Currently, as the Director of Business Development for Boast Capital, Eric works with startup and growth-stage companies to navigate and prepare... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Sharp

Stephanie Sharp

CEO, 3DQue Systems
Steph Sharp is CEO of 3DQue Systems, a 3D printing automation technology company and founder of the first Small Business Finance Forum event in Vancouver for small to medium-sized businesses. Over the past 30 years she has developed innovative, sustainable, financial solutions for... Read More →



Friday September 20, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
McCarthy Tétrault 745 Thurlow St Suite 2400, Vancouver, BC V6E 0C5, Canada

12:00pm

Small Business Finance Forum presents 'How to Get Free Money from the Government WORKSHOP'
The federal and provincial governments have set aside billions of dollars to fund small business. Find out what information you need to successfully “pitch” the government!

Getting government funding is a lot like dating – you need the RIGHT financing, not just the RIGHT NOW financing. In this workshop you build your business’s funding profile so you know which programs you qualify for and which best fit your long term goals.




Speakers
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Mina Haghighi

Business Development Manager, Futurpreneur
Experienced Business Development Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit sector. Skilled in Financial services, Relationship Management, Business Planning, Start-up financing, and Partnership Development. Entrepreneurial minded with a mission to support start... Read More →
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Stephanie Sharp

CEO, 3DQue Systems
Steph Sharp is CEO of 3DQue Systems, a 3D printing automation technology company and founder of the first Small Business Finance Forum event in Vancouver for small to medium-sized businesses. Over the past 30 years she has developed innovative, sustainable, financial solutions for... Read More →



Friday September 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
McCarthy Tétrault 745 Thurlow St Suite 2400, Vancouver, BC V6E 0C5, Canada

2:00pm

Small Business Finance Forum presents 'Prepare Your Pitch to Government – How suitable is your business for government grants, loans, and tax credits?'
Think money is boring? Not anymore! Take the HOT or NOT test and win a chance to pitch to our judges in the GRANTS - HOT or NOT Challenge. We recommend you take the Prep session first (see 12 PM).

Speakers
avatar for Mina Haghighi

Mina Haghighi

Business Development Manager, Futurpreneur
Experienced Business Development Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit sector. Skilled in Financial services, Relationship Management, Business Planning, Start-up financing, and Partnership Development. Entrepreneurial minded with a mission to support start... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Sharp

Stephanie Sharp

CEO, 3DQue Systems
Steph Sharp is CEO of 3DQue Systems, a 3D printing automation technology company and founder of the first Small Business Finance Forum event in Vancouver for small to medium-sized businesses. Over the past 30 years she has developed innovative, sustainable, financial solutions for... Read More →



Friday September 20, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
McCarthy Tétrault 745 Thurlow St Suite 2400, Vancouver, BC V6E 0C5, Canada