The 15th Canadian Finacing Forum is fast approaching and takes place in Vancouver on February 2nd and 3rd at the Fairmont Pacific Rim.
The Financing Forum facilitates relationship building between entrepreneurs and leading venture capital and corporate investors, paving the way for company financings that ultimately sustain economic growth through new business creation and development.
This year's panel sessions have been finalized and they look great. Check them out after the jump.
Incubators, Accelerators and Microcap VCs: The Lean Startup Company Building Model
The lean startup is a concept that is gaining increasing popularity in the tech community. Listen to key players within the startup sphere as they shed light on the challenges facing early stage companies, and discuss how the lean start-up model is transforming the trajectory of early stage tech companies everywhere. Panel participants include Boris Wertz of GrowLab, Andy Sack of TechStars and Founder’s Co-op, and Amar Varma of Xtreme Labs.
From Canada to California: Cross Border Connective Tissue
Hear straight from the VC’s from Silicon Valley, the Pacific Northwest, and Canada’s West Coast as they discuss the perks and pitfalls of cross border deals. Panel participants include Chris Albinson of the C100 and Panorama Capital, Mike Satterfield of Yaletown Venture Partner, and Paul Lee of Vanedge Capital.
Meet the Investors
Given the current environment surrounding venture capital and private equity investment, the question of ‘what VC’s want?’ is now more topical than ever. This panel, comprised of senior players in the venture capital community, will discuss the key issues currently facing the VC space, and provide valuable insight into what they feel represents the proverbial light at the end of this dark economic tunnel. Panel participants include Bill Bryant of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Bill McAleer of Voyager Capital, and David Rosenthal of Madrona Venture Group.