Atlantic Venture Forum

About

The Atlantic Venture Forum brings together the best, boldest, most innovative emerging and established IT, Sustainable Technology, and Life Sciences companies in Atlantic Canada. Atlantic Canada has the opportunity to celebrate and further establish its regional leadership in building a vibrant technology commercialization ecosystem of start-ups, high growth companies, angel investors, venture capital and other private equity firms, and incubation & tech transfer organizations.

Venue Information

ABOUT THE HALIFAX MARRIOTT HARBOURFRONT HOTEL

1919 Upper Water Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3J5 Canada
Direct: 902-421-1700
Hotel Reservations: 1-800-943-6760
www.marriott.com

 

The Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel features an unparalleled downtown location, right on the harbour. Steps from world-class Halifax attractions, we are the ideal place to savour the sights and sounds of this beautiful city. Discover pure rejuvenation during your next stay.

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HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Hotel accommodations are not included in your registration fees, however, for your convenience, we have reserved a block of rooms at the conference rate. A special room rate has been negotiated for Atlantic Venture Forum delegates, these rooms are available on a first-come-first-serve basis and fill up quickly so to avoid disappointment, ensure that you make your reservation in a timely manner. Room reservations must be made by May 25, 2017 to be eligible for special AVF pricing.

Room reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 902-421-1700 or toll-free at 1-800-943-6760 and requesting a room from the Atlantic Venture Forum room block.

EXPLORE HALIFAX WITH TASTE OF NOVA SCOTIA

Nova Scotia is the place to be when it comes to surfing, sailing, fishing, kayaking, hiking, golfing, whale watching and cycling! The Province has the world’s highest tides, which offer thrill rides that you would be hard pressed to find anywhere else in the world – and with over 150 parks and guided tours, there is no shortage of activities for ‘kids’ of all ages! Make your Atlantic Venture Forum trip to Nova Scotia a holiday by participating in some of the Province’s most adventurous activities, including:

INDUSTRY ADVISORY BOARD

The Atlantic Venture Forum’s presenting companies are competitively selected with the participation of our 2017 Industry Advisory Board members. Meet the 2017 team below!

 

Rob Barbara

General Partner

Gerard Buckley

Chairman

JS Cournoyer

General Partner

J. Curry

Manager Technology Investments

Brenda Hogan

Senior Investment Manager

Charles Lax

Managing General Partner

Nicole Leblanc

Director, Venture Capital

Brian Lowe

Co-Founder & Director

Calvin Milbury

President & CEO

Peter Moreira

Principal

Chris Moyer

Director

Pascal-Hugo Plourde

Director, Partnerships

Andrew Ray

Director, Partnerships

Doug Robertson

President & CEO

Johanne Sévigny

Managing Partner

Sunil Sharma

Managing Director

Jeff White

Chief Operating Officer

Presenting Companies

CALL FOR 2017 PRESENTING COMPANIES

Join us at #AVF2017 and showcase your high growth company in front of an audience of investors and major industry influencers. Apply early as the selection process is competitive! We’re looking for both Early Stage and Growth Stage Companies. Presenting Companies need not be actively looking for fundraising in order to present.

Presenting Companies are selected by our Industry Advisory Board and participate in the showcase within one of the three streams. These streams are considered the focus areas for AVF as they relate to technology innovation.

  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Sustainable Technology
  • Life Sciences

Learn what’s new for Presenting Company Criteria – Presenting Company FAQ Sheet

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2016 PRESENTING COMPANIES

 

Early Stage:

Growth Stage:

Entrepreneur Bootcamp

Save the Date for the Second Annual AVF Entrepreneur Bootcamp!

Last year’s half-day program was SOLD OUT and the 2017 Bootcamp is EXPANDING! Join us for a full day of training and interactive sessions. Program details coming soon – Stay Tuned! If you are looking for an idea of what to expect, check out some of the amazing speakers from last years’ Bootcamp below!

Interested in being a speaker or sponsor? Contact us to see how you can get involved!


AVF Entrepreneur Bootcamp 2016 Program: