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Saturday, September 22
 

9:30am PDT

Angel 101: an introduction to angel investing
Limited Capacity filling up

Who are angel investors and what do we do? How is angel investing different from other types of investing? What is the impact of angels around the globe? We'll talk about the process, smart money, and best practices.  

Join us for an introductory series on angel investing: the angel philosophy, how Canadian angels are changing the world, and how we get there faster together.

Speakers
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Kim Scofield

Founder & CEO,, Space42, Angel42, and Blonde Bad Wolf Consulting
Angel investor and entrepreneur, Founder & CEO, Space42, Angel42, and Blonde Bad Wolf Consulting (artificial intelligence, tech infrastructure, blockchain, cybersecurity), MSc Artificial Intelligence & Cognitive Linguistics.  



Saturday September 22, 2018 9:30am - 2:00pm PDT
The Profile (Lonsdale)
 
Tuesday, September 25
 

8:00am PDT

#SBFF Non-Dilutive Financing Bootcamp | WHICH IS CHEAPER ... DEBT OR EQUITY?
Limited Capacity full
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Which is cheaper …debt or equity? Come and enjoy this lively, informative and thought-provoking debate.

We call it an unwinnable debate because there is no right answer. Come and watch a fast pace and fun casual debate to find out why the answer lies in your business model and what makes this debate "unwinnable". We will follow the debate by an in-depth fireside chat on the benefits, risks, and costs of debt and equity. By the end, you’ll understand why debt is not necessarily always the expensive option.

PRIVATE CONVERSATION with the EXPERTS: If you want to talk to one of the experts in a one-on-one session to talk about the unique requirements of your business, sign up to attend the complete 2-day VIP session (includes private meetings, lunches, networking reception, and more) for only $50 here (value $2,500). SPACE IS VERY LIMITED.

Moderators
avatar for Andrew Dilts

Andrew Dilts

Lawyer, Cassels
Andrew is a corporate and securities lawyer with Cassels Brock, one of Canada’s leading business law firms. He has worked with entrepreneurs and emerging companies for more than a decade, including having been heavily involved in the University of Waterloo’s entrepreneurial community... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Keith Ippel

Keith Ippel

CEO, Spring
With over 15 years experience as a leader in technology centric businesses, Keith has accelerated the growth of both small and large companies, launched new products, and raised over $20m in angel investment and venture capital. He has an unparalleled ability to collaborate with entrepreneurs... Read More →
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Stephanie Sharp

Small Business Finance Forum
My name is Steph Sharp, MBA, CFN, ICD.D the founder of the first Small Business FinanceForum event in Vancouver for small to medium-sized businesses. I’ve spent the last 30 years developing innovative, sustainable, financial solutions for business leaders and my real passion is empowering management... Read More →



Tuesday September 25, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
UBC Robson Square

11:00am PDT

Canada vs USA Investment | Part of the Results Junkies Tech Tour brought to you by Fasken
Limited Capacity seats available

Results Junkies Tech Tour is back in Vancouver and this year, it's brought to you by Fasken!

Looking for investment outside of Canada? What are US Investors looking for? What do you need to do to prep? Join Paul Singh from Results Junkies (DC) and Mat Kaliski from Rubicon Venture Capital (NYC) for a panel discussion on Canada vs US Investment.


Moderators
avatar for Bill McGraw

Bill McGraw

President & COO, Northstar
Mr. McGraw is a tech industry veteran with hands on experience with startups since the late 1990’s. He specializes in assisting early stage companies with investment, technology development, go-to market strategy, scaling and monetization. In giving back, he serves Canadian founders... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mat Kaliski

Mat Kaliski

Principal, Rubicon Venture Capital
Mat is a Principal at Rubicon Venture Capital, a Late Seed and Series A VC fund with offices in San Francisco and New York City. Rubicon focuses on backing software, internet and consumer companies regardless of where they're based. At Rubicon, Mat focuses on sourcing and evaluating... Read More →
avatar for Paul Singh

Paul Singh

Chief Hustler & Early Stage Investor, Results Junkies



Tuesday September 25, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT
The Profile (Thurlow) 535 Thurlow Street, Suite #100
 
Wednesday, September 26
 

11:00am PDT

How to Plan for Future Fundraisings
Limited Capacity filling up

With the blurring of lines in early stage financings and ever changing round sizes, metrics and expectations, join us for an interactive workshop on How to Plan for Future Fundraisings. While it is easier than ever to start a business, the costs of scaling are ever increasing and need a thought-out plan for how to raise capital to support the growth over multiple rounds.

This workshop will discuss dynamics, trends and metrics for raising early stage capital, what investors look for and how to best position your startup for potential fundraises.

This event is open to post-product companies that are looking to raise VC capital in the next 12 months.

Discussion Topics
  • Best practices on building relationships and communications with investors before and during the fundraising process
  • What VCs look for at different stages of the early days of the company
  • How much capital to raise at each stage?
  • How to plan and budget for the proper amount of operational runway
  • Key metrics and milestones for each round
  • Dangers of raising too much money too soon and how that affects future valuations and exit expectations
  • Best practices on investor updates
  • Common pitfalls 

Speakers
avatar for Mat Kaliski

Mat Kaliski

Principal, Rubicon Venture Capital
Mat is a Principal at Rubicon Venture Capital, a Late Seed and Series A VC fund with offices in San Francisco and New York City. Rubicon focuses on backing software, internet and consumer companies regardless of where they're based. At Rubicon, Mat focuses on sourcing and evaluating... Read More →



Wednesday September 26, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT
The Profile (Thurlow) 535 Thurlow Street, Suite #100
 
Friday, September 28
 

2:00pm PDT

How to Think Like an Angel Investors + Meet our Entrepreneurs
Limited Capacity full
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Gain unique insights from an Angel Investor, then meet awesome entrepreneurs tackling problems that matter.

A backstage pass into one Angel Investor's approach, with our Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Tom Urban. Tom will share how he creates and manages an investment portfolio, and offer insights into decisions around making investments, including key criteria, performance tracking, and decisions around follow-on investments. Next meet our entrepreneurs, who they are, what are they up to. Entrepreneurs to be announced soon!

Speakers
avatar for Tom Urban

Tom Urban

CEO and Founder, Agribusiness Advisors
Tom Urban is a former early-stage CEO and is currently the founder of Agribusiness Advisors which manages a portfolio of 14 early stage investments. The portfolio includes investments in precision farming, insect protein and cannabis among others. The portfolio has been developed... Read More →



Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
UBC Robson Square