The Westin Nova Scotian

Halifax, Nova Scotia
June 10 & 11, 2015

Atlantic Venture Forum 2015

June 10 & 11, 2015. The Westin Nova Scotian, Halifax Nova Scotia

Meet the 2015 Keynote Speakers!


CEO, Honest Dollar
Co-founder, Chaotic Moon Studios
2008 Best Evil Genius

whurley (William Hurley) is one of the co-founders of Chaotic Moon Studios, a mobile and interactive development house with clients like Disney, Intel, Starbucks, Whole Foods and more. In addition to running the research and development division of Chaotic Moon, whurley serves as a thought-leader and expert in the world of mobile technology and open source software. He is the creator of one of CES 2012' Best of Show breakthroughs, the Board of Awesomeness.


whurley "Sizzle Reel" from whurley® on Vimeo.


Who Is Warren MacDonald?

One catastrophic moment redefined Warren’s life in April 1997 with a freak rock fall on a remote Australian island that left him pinned under a one-ton boulder. For two days he lay trapped and alone, surviving the ordeal only to lose both legs at mid thigh.

Doctors told him he’d never walk again. Warren’s response: “I don’t recall them saying anything about cycling, kayaking, or climbing mountains…” Just ten months later he scaled Cradle Mountain, and in February 2003 Warren became the first double above-knee amputee to reach the summit of Africa’s tallest peak, Mt Kilimanjaro.
Find out more about Warren and what he has to say on Resilience...


Warren Macdonald on Oprah from Warren Macdonald on Vimeo.


Leonard Brody

President, Clarity Digital
Investor, Entrepreneur, and Author

Leonard was called “a controversial leader of the new world order” by BC Business Magazine and was recently named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 by the Globe and Mail. He is a highly respected entrepreneur, venture capitalist, best-selling author and a 2 time Emmy nominated media visionary. He has helped in raising millions of dollars for startup companies, been through one of the largest internet IPOs in history and has been involved in the building, financing and/or sale of five companies to date.


Atlantic Venture Forum returns to Halifax, Nova Scotia on June 10 & 11 for our 3rd annual event that brings together the best, boldest, most innovative emerging and established IT, Cleantech, and Life Sciences companies in Atlantic Canada. We are looking forward to opening our doors to the best line-up yet — two full days of engaging, insightful presentations from entrepreneurs, panel sessions with investors from across Canada and the East Coast U.S., compelling Keynote Speakers and an excellent platform to reach your target audience in the entrepreneurial and investment communities.

Attend the highly anticipated 2015 event!

Meet Our Inspirational
Adventure Keynote

Have you heard of AVF TechTalks?

NEW to the 2015 Atlantic Venture Forum! Submerge yourself in the minds of industry leading professionals who will take you through their experiences working with emerging technologies in the areas of life sciences, information technology, and cleantech.

Check out our program here!

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