Atlantic Venture Forum

Detailed Program Coming Soon

The below program schedule is a draft version of the sessions you can expect to see at #AVF2017. We have already announced some of the Industry Leaders, Dealmakers, and Tech Experts that will join us in Halifax – Look Who’s Joining Us!

 

Day One - Tuesday, June 27, 2017

7:00-8:00 - Registration & Continental Breakfast

Exhibition Display Setup

8:00-8:15 - Welcome & Opening Remarks

8:15-9:00 - Panel Session: 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 2017 Atlantic Venture Forum.

9:00-9:30 - Coffee Break

9:30-10:15 - Keynote Speaker

10:15-11:00 - Networking Break

11:00-11:45 - Keynote Speaker

11:45-12:45 - Networking Lunch

Hosted investor & strategic tables

12:45-16:00 - Concurrent Sessions Begin

Concurrent Session A

Health Technology Program in Nova Scotia A

Concurrent Session B

General Session Program in Nova Scotia B/C

12:45-13:30 - Concurrent Sessions

Health Technology Panel Session

“Market Access for Emerging Technologies”

This expert panel will explore the challenging dynamics of market access for Canadian health tech entrepreneurs. Given the uncertain policy environment in the United States and parts of Europe, regulatory change, and shifting forces at play – our guests will explore market entry pathfinding, alternative & emerging markets, and the opportunities that await those who do so successfully.

Company Presentations

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.

13:30-14:15 - Concurrent Sessions

Company Presentations

Life Sciences & Health Technology Presenting Companies

Bring on the game-changers! High growth technology entrepreneurs showcase their plans to revolutionize industries and generate lucrative returns for investors. Emerging companies will give concise 9 minute presentations of their offering, business model, and anticipated impact.

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. During their concise 9 minute presentations, these growth stage ventures will show investors right to the Exit.

14:15-14:45 - Networking Break

14:45-15:30 - Concurrent Sessions

Health Technology Panel Session

“Partnering with Industry Leaders”

This panel of experts will explore the critical role played by “big industry”. Blue chip corporate partners are instrumental, if not essential, to validating and accelerating adoption of new technologies. Discussion will focus on how entrepreneurs can engage with industry partners to optimize their respective commercialization pathways from product validation through to procurement and market adoption.

Tech Talk Speaker

 

Through a series of mini-talks at #AVF2017, delve into the minds of industry experts as they unveil the technology shifts that are taking place in the commercialization ecosystem.

15:30-15:50 - Concurrent Sessions

Industry Leader Tech Talk

“Industry Outlook for Canadian Health Technologies”

Peter van der Velden, Managing General Partner of the leading Life Sciences Venture Capital firm Lumira Capital shares his uniquely positioned visibility into the near and medium term opportunity landscape. Peter will lend insight into the change forces likely to shape the health technology industry both domestically and internationally.

Tech Talk Speaker

 

 

Through a series of mini-talks at #AVF2017, delve into the minds of industry experts as they unveil the technology shifts that are taking place in the commercialization ecosystem.

13:50-16:00 - Closing Remarks & End of Day 1

16:00-18:00 - 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 - Wednesday, June 28, 2017

7:30-8:30 - Full Delegate Networking Breakfast

Warm Breakfast Buffet

8:20-8:30 - Opening Remarks

8:30-9:15 - Panel Session: Engaging the Corporate Strategics

Major technology businesses share elements of their strategic agendas for partnering with and acquiring emerging technology companies, and the integration process. Emerging tech companies are turning to Corporate Partnership as an alternative to the traditional venture funding model. These Industry Leaders of Technology are looking to feed their long-term company needs through strategic partnerships within the startup tech ecosystem. Listen in as our panel of key players discuss the current opportunity landscape and how to successfully engage with the broader Corporate community.

09:15-10:00 - Networking Break

10:00-10:45 - 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.

10:45-11:30 - Fireside Chat - The Exit Story: Not for the Faint of Heart

11:30-12:30 - Networking Lunch

Hosted investor and strategic tables

12:30-1:30 - Keynote Speaker

13:30-13:45 - Best Presenting Company Awards Ceremony

13:45-14:00 - Closing Remarks