On Tuesday, October 19th Enterprise Toronto is hosting their annual Small Business Forum and how to find and secure financing for early-stage ventures will be a hot topic. The event's more than 20 speakers include angel investors and funded Toronto entrepreneurs as well as technology and innovation experts.
The forum's closing keynote presentation will be delivered by Montreal's Austin Hill, one of Canada's most accomplished entrepreneurs who was also one of the investors behind the Toronto-built BumpTop that was sold to Google earlier this year.
The evening event will also feature Ignite presentations with five of Toronto's most exciting entrepreneurs, including Polar Moibile's Kunal Gupta, Rypple's Daniel Debow, and Idee's Leila Boujnane.
The panel discussion "The Pitch that Helped them Finance their Business" will provide insight into how three Toronto businesses successfully financed their businesses. HomeStars.com's Nancy Peterson and Vive Nano's Darren Anderson will be joined by Dragon‘s Den winners Wendy Johannson and Claudia Harvey of Dig It.
Forum presenters will also share effective strategies for finding and retaining customers by leveraging new social media channels. Toronto-based ScribbleLive, provider of a content delivery platform for the news industry and one of Rogers' Ventures first investments, will power the forum's "Digital Zone" and live social media feed. In the "Digital Zone", attendees will have an opportunity to try new hardware from Rogers Communications as well as a variety of business softwares, mobile applications and social media tools.
The Small Business Forum will take place on Tuesday, October 19th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from 9:00am to 9:00pm. This is a free event but registration is required.