Atlantic Venture Forum returns to Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2020 for our 8th annual event that brings together the best, boldest, most innovative emerging and established IT, Sustainable Technology, Health & Life Sciences, and Ocean Technology companies in Atlantic Canada. We are looking forward to opening our doors to the best line-up yet — 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.

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.

Core Participants

The primary objective of the Atlantic Venture Forum is to build a world class annual financing and partnering forum for the highest potential emerging IT, Sustainable Technology, Health & Life Sciences, and Ocean Technology companies to present their innovations and business models to the most active:

  • Angel Investors
  • Venture Capital Firms
  • Other Private Equity & Venture Debt Firms
  • University Technology Transfer Offices
  • Technology Incubation & Commercialization Organizations

The Atlantic Venture Forum provides a highly focused networking opportunity for emerging tech companies to showcase their innovations to corporate strategics that can provide the following business development opportunities:

  • Financing
  • Partnering
  • Market Access
  • Demonstration Projects/Field Trials
  • Technology Licensing
  • Distribution Channels
  • Lead/Reference Clients
  • M&A Discussions
  • Joint Venture Agreements


Critical Path Group is a boutique professional event production and advisory firm focused exclusively on serving the innovation and technology commercialization sectors. Our mission is to facilitate the acceleration of technology commercialization and adoption to address the world’s most compelling challenges. The firm is located in Calgary, Alberta, one of the fastest growing economic centers on the continent. Critical Path Group manages the largest portfolio of innovation and technology showcase conferences in Canada, comprised of:

All of our portfolio events are within the three sectors critical to humanity: Energy, the Environment and Healthcare. We believe that the most compelling challenges facing humankind lie within these three realms and that these challenges will ultimately be addressed by emerging technology solutions.