NRC-IRAP and Bootup eliminate Pay to Pitch at Fusion Forum

Posted by Rob Lewis

New Media BC announced this morning that thanks to the support of the National Research Council Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) and Bootup Entrepreneurial Society have eliminated the Pay-to-pitch structure at the upcoming Fusion Forum and all entrepreneurs can participate for no additional cost above the regular attendee price of $100.

All companies attending the Fusion Entrepreneur Boot Camp held on November 5th as well as the twenty selected to pitch to top tier investors during the Fusion Venture Forum on November 12th, will only pay to attend the conference as regular delegates.

The package includes full access to the event, including networking lunch and reception. Presenting companies will also have free access to "Entrepreneur Bootcamp" training sessions, presentation coaching, and a chance to pitch at the Forum on November 12th and potentially have one-on-one meetings with visiting investors from Silicon Valley.

In addtion, the deadline for registrations has been extended to Friday, October 30th to allow entrepreneurs to take advantage of this special rate. Reimbursements will be made for companies who have already signed up at the full rate.

New Media BC also announced that Fusion's "Best in Show" judges will be Tom Duterme, Corporate Development Manager at Google Inc., Saeed Amidi, CEO/President and Founder of Plug and Play Tech Center and Steve Hnatiuk, Founder and Partner at Yaletown Venture Partners. The "Best in Show" presenter will receive paid airfare to San Francisco and three month placement at the prestigious Plug and Play Tech Centre accelerator in Sunnyvale, California.

Company:
DigiBC
Website:
http://www.digibc.org
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The Digital Media and Wireless Association of BC – is a member-supported, non-profit organization, based in Vancouver, BC Canada. DigiBC’s mission is to promote, support and accelerate the growth, competitiveness and sustainability of BC's digital media and wireless industry. It serves the needs and represents the interests of more than 400 member companies, making it one of the largest associations in BC. The... more

Company:
Bootup Entrepreneurial Society
Website:
http://www.bootup.ca
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The Bootup Entrepreneurial Society (BES) is a non-profit society dedicated to expanding the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Vancouver, the province of BC, and across Canada. more


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Rob Lewis

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Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more



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