Canadian Financing Forum just days away

Posted by Liam Britten

It’s been long awaited, and now it’s fast approaching — the Canadian Financing Forum 2011 is taking place Thursday, February 10th.

30 of the most promising Canadian technology companies will be giving presentations to investors at this day-long event at Vancouver’s Fairmont Hotel, seeking investments from attendees and maybe a little buzz as well. Cleantech and IT will be the most represented fields at the Financing Forum. It will be an excellent opportunity for investors and entrepreneurs alike to network and share information with each other.

In addition to the deal-making and networking at the Forum, organizers have set up several workshops and other formal training sessions to give investors and entrepreneurs the tools to make sound decisions. These will take the form primarily of panel discussions, and you can see the schedule here.

This, the 14th year of the Canadian Financing Forum, will see some changes to the event. First off, it’s got a new organization helming it, the non-profit group InfoTech. InfoTech acquired the Forum late last year from private owner Kathy Standeven, who ran the event for its first 13 years.

As part of the transition announcement, Standeven expressed her excitement surrounding the recent acquisition. “I am very pleased to pass on the Canadian Financing Forum to the extremely capable InfoTech Board and their event organizer, Marc Elrick of Critical Path Group” said Standeven. “I know that they will continue to offer a marquee event to investors and promising technology companies alike, and I look forward to watching the Forum continue to grow and meet the investment needs of the technology sectors in the future.”

For more information on the Canadian Financing Forum, including the roster of presenting companies, venue info and registration info, click here.

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Liam Britten

Liam Britten

Liam Britten is a writer and editor with a journalism background operating out of Vancouver. In addition to his work at Techvibes, he has been published in student publications across Canada, as well as local newspapers such as The MapleRidge-Pitt Meadows TIMES and The Langley Advance. An aficionado for the finer things in life — such as video games and sports — Liam is plugged into the tech... more



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