2017 Program Coming Soon

We’re hard at work putting together another amazing program for 2017. Be the first to know our latest announcements by subscribing to our newsletter. 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

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.

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.

 

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!

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.

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.

14:30 - 15:15 - Networking Break

 

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

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.

 

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.

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! 

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.

14:45 - 15:00 - Presenting Company Awards and Closing Remarks By ACOA