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WHERE FOUNDERS & FUNDERS UNITE
TO EXPLORE NON-DILUTIVE FUNDING FOR ATLANTIC CANADIAN COMPANIES
SUPER EARLY BIRD ENDS AUG 15, 2019
Invest Atlantic and the National Angel Capital Organization have teamed up to offer very-early stage startups to mid-stage founders the opportunity to hear from and meet Canada’s non-dilutive and dilutive funders. You’ll discover new options to leverage non-dilutive funding while continuing to work with angel, VC investors and other equity-based funders.
This year Invest Atlantic celebrates its 10th anniversary by introducing Funding Founders. After touring the four Atlantic provinces making it a true pan Atlantic event we are pleased to be back in Halifax this year. Over 2,000 startups, investors, service providers, mentors, researchers, and entrepreneurially minded students have attended with over 560 companies funded.
Now it’s time to build on that with a new wave of funding using a balanced approach to dilutive and non-dilutive financing. In collaboration, they can achieve impactful outcomes for founders, shareholders & funders alike.
Innovation PEI is pleased to invite you to Prince Edward Island’s 2019 Export Day. This annual event has become a must-attend for exporters, entrepreneurs, business support organization and government officials that are involved in the international trade of Prince Edward Island goods and services. We are excited to present two keynote speakers, Dawn Truell, President of Cross Border Services and Andrea Johnson, Managing Director & Chief Storyteller of Brain Candy Marketing Ltd.
Export Day provides a great opportunity to get the most up-to-date information on the global economy, discover market trends and explore new opportunities for your business. Throughout the day there will the opportunity to network with fellow exporters, share ideas, discuss business needs and find new partners to help you capitalize on your export.
If you have any questions, please contact Alicia Birt by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (902) 368-6837.
We look forward to seeing you at #PEIExportDay2019
Join PEI Business Women’s Association for Your Business Blueprint, a workshop for aspiring entrepreneurs who have a business idea and now want to get it on paper.
A business plan can be a key tool in helping entrepreneurs assess feasibility, evaluate direction and, in particular, attract external funding and investment. This workshop will outline the common requirements of a business plan and the resources available to help you write it.
This workshop will be offered by Mary Lou Bassett. Mary Lou is the Business Development and Membership Officer of the PEI Business Women’s Association. She is an entrepreneur with over 20 years experience in the hospitality, skin care and property management industries. She recently completed her Executive MBA from the University of Prince Edward Island. Mary Lou is conversant in English, French and Arabic and serves as an advisor to help PEIBWA members solve business-related problems. Mary Lou also sits on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity PEI and says she has honed her negotiation skills with a lot of help from her three children.
This event is free to all PEIBWA members and $25 +HST for non-members. Spaces are limited so register early!
A program to help Atlantic Canada companies scale export sales
Scale-up Hub Cambridge (the “Program”) is designed to help Atlantic Canada-based ICT companies build an international presence and grow their export sales capacity in the New England market. The Program leverages strong historical and cultural ties to this key market and helps high-growth, high-innovation companies headquartered in Atlantic Canada scale through targeted access to strategic markets in the Boston region.
Applications for the Scale-up Hub Cambridge Program must be received by 12:00 PM (AST) on March 27, 2020.
The six companies accepted into the Scale-up Hub Cambridge Program for the 2019-20 fiscal year were:
- Beauceron Security
- EcoPilot Canada
- LeeWay Marine
- Northern Business Intelligence
- Smartpods Technologies
What does Scale-up Hub Cambridge offer?
The Program offers eligible Atlantic Canada high growth innovation companies access to the following resources for a full year:
- Professional-guided entry into the New England marketplace.
- Collaborative working space in Cambridge, Massachusetts, one of the world’s top innovation hubs.
- Dedicated services of an in-market business development professional to help drive sales generation and market development activities.
Up to seven companies will be accepted into the Scale-up Hub Cambridge Program. Successful applicants must be technology-focused, high-growth companies that are presently selling outside of Atlantic Canada and will be required to pay a non-refundable participation fee of $10,000.00 CAD plus HST.
Government of Canada
International Business Development Officer
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
T: 506. 871.1462 | TTY: 1.877.456.6500
Project participation will be awarded on a competitive basis.
The Scale-up Hub Cambridge Program has been designed for utilization in complement with each provincial partners’ suite of export-support programs. For information about the additional resources and funding options available to your business, please contact one of the provincial leads listed above.