Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel

Halifax, Nova Scotia
June 27 & 28, 2017
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PROGRAM SCHEDULE

2017 Program Coming Soon

We’re hard at work putting together another amazing program for 2017. If you are looking for an idea of what to expect, check out some of the amazing speakers from #AVF2016 below!


Day One - Wednesday, June 22, 2016

TIME

PROGRAM DETAILS

7:00 - 8:00

Registration & Networking Breakfast

8:00 - 8:15

Welcome & Opening Remarks by ACOA

Event MC – Corry Collins, Inspirational Speaker and Partner at Maritime Wealth Management

8:15 - 9:15

“Meet the Investors”

Hungry for capital to feed your growing venture? These investors have the nourishment your business needs. Listen in to a diverse group of bold venture capitalists as they tell you exactly what types of investments they are looking for at the 2016 Atlantic Venture Forum.

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9:15 - 10:15 

 

First Look Showcase - Early Stage Company Presentations & Feedback Panel

The First Look Showcase gives the hottest early-stage companies an opportunity to present in front of the entire audience and a constructive feedback panel of investors. Following each 5 minute quick pitch the investor panel will provide immediate feedback to the presenters.

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10:15 - 11:00

Networking Break

11:00 - 12:00

TechTalks

Through a series of mini-talks, submerge yourself in the world of investment titans who will take turns dissecting the technology commercialization business. From all corners of the tech ecosystem – prepare to get schooled by the masters of their craft! 

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12:00 -13:00

Networking Lunch

13:00 - 13:45

Keynote Speaker

Russell Tencer, Founder – United Wind
“Wind in the Sails: Writing a New Chapter in Alternative Energy”

Since he believes consumer-scale wind could be an important part of the country’s energy mix, Russell is focused on guiding his team to develop optimal strategies and implementation plans to best achieve this vision. Additionally, he is responsible for leading the company's efforts to raise project finance capital for the company’s nationwide portfolio of wind energy projects. United Wind raised over $220M in project finance capital in 2015. Read more.

13:45 - 14:30

First Look Showcase - Early Stage Company Presentations & Feedback Panel

The First Look Showcase gives the hottest early-stage companies an opportunity to present in front of the entire audience and a constructive feedback panel of investors. Following each 5 minute quick pitch the investor panel will provide immediate feedback to the presenters. 

Feedback by:

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14:30 - 15:15

Networking Break

15:15 - 16:00

Keynote Speaker

Ted Graham, Innovation Leader – PwC
“The 5 Things I Learned About Disruptive Innovation as an UberX Driver”

Ted Graham is the Innovation leader at PwC Canada where he helps to turn ideas into invoices. He is also founder of the South Core Innovation Hub, a collaborative group of innovation leaders from Toronto's unique waterfront area. Member organizations include large banks, start-ups, public transportation - all of whom are looking to make a substantial impact on their companies and communities. Read more.

16:00 - 16:15

Closing Remarks

16:15 - 19:00

Taste of Nova Scotia Lobster Bash!

Lobster. Lots of it. Pair that up with scores of locally produced delicacies (brought in from across Nova Scotia), and plenty of cocktails. The Annual Taste of Nova Scotia Lobster Bash is the Atlantic Canadian technology networking party of the summer.Bottom line here is: good food + good people = good times… Oh, and did we mention there’s Lobster?

  

Day Two - Thursday, June 23, 2016

TIME

PROGRAM

7:30 - 8:30

Networking Breakfast
Hot Breakfast Buffet

8:30 - 8:45

Opening Remarks 

8:45 - 9:30

CVCA-hosted Panel Session
The movers, the shakers and the policy makers! How government shapes VC in Canada.

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9:30 - 10:30

Company Presentations - Growth Stage Presenting Companies

Bring on the game-changers! High growth technology entrepreneurs showcase their plans to revolutionize industries and generate lucrative returns for investors. These growth stage ventures will show investors right to the Exit.  

10:30 - 11:15

Networking Break

11:15 - 12:00

Company Presentations - Growth Stage Presenting Companies 

Bring on the game-changers! High growth technology entrepreneurs showcase their plans to revolutionize industries and generate lucrative returns for investors. These growth stage ventures will show investors right to the Exit.  

12:00 - 13:00

Networking Lunch

13:00 - 14:00

TechTalks

Through a series of mini-talks, submerge yourself in the world of investment titans who will take turns dissecting the technology commercialization business. From all corners of the tech ecosystem – prepare to get schooled by the masters of their craft! 

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14:00 - 14:45

Keynote Speaker

Michael Katchen, Founder – Wealthsimple
“How to Build Your Minimum Viable Product”

Michael Katchen is the founder and CEO of Wealthsimple, Canada’s fastest growing online investment manager. His vision is to make smart, simple investing accessible to every Canadian, regardless of age or net worth. Read more.

14:45 - 15:00

Presenting Company Awards and Closing Remarks By ACOA

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