The 10th Annual Banff Venture Forum is coming up on October 2nd & 3rd at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and Techvibes is a media sponsor. The list of keynote speakers is out and the line-up is strong - 2008 Joint Session Keynote speakers include Sir Terence Matthews of Mitel Corporation, Ashok Belani - CTO of Schlumberger Limited, and Google's Mike Ritter.
The Banff Venture Forum will showcase early and growth stage companies in three streams: Information Technology, Energy Technology and Life Sciences Technology. Stream specific keynote speakers include the Foundry Group's Brad Feld for the IT Stream, Vicky Sharpe of Sustainable Development Technology Canada for the Energy Stream, and Geoff Duyk of TPG Growth for the Life Sciences Stream. Panel topics include Venture Financing Without Borders, Liquidity Without Borders, Entrepreneurs Turned Investors – The View From Here.
Approximately 40 companies will be presenting before investors from across North America with the intention of securing investment required to grow their businesses. Look out for the list of presenting companies here late next week.