The Atlantic Venture Forum brings together the best, boldest, most innovative emerging and established IT, Sustainable Technology,  Health Technology 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


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.  




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. BOOK ONLINE


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:


The Atlantic Venture Forum’s presenting companies are competitively selected with the participation of our Industry Advisory Board members. Meet the 2019 team below!


Michelle Scarborough

Managing Director, Toronto

JS Cournoyer

General Partner

James Curry

Manager, Technology Investments

Brenda Hogan

Senior Investment Manager

Charles Lax

Managing General Partner

Nicole Leblanc

Director, Toronto

Brian Lowe

Co-Founder & Director

Jeff White


Scott Moffitt

Executive Director

Peter Moreira


Chris Moyer


Elisa Obermann

Manager, Atlantic Partnerships

Andrew Ray

Vice President, Investments

Doug Robertson

President & CEO

Johanne Sévigny

Managing Partner & VP Enterprise

Sunil Sharma

Managing Director, Toronto

AVF Entrepreneur Bootcamp

#AVF2019 Entrepreneur Bootcamp

Coming soon! 

Last year, the Entrepreneur Bootcamp sold out and was an overwhelming success! Get ready for the 2019 Bootcamp, which features a full day of immersive training and interactive sessions where delegates have the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge from an award-winning leader in the startup community! Check out some of the key insights our attendees will take away from this globally recognized startup training program:

  • Company Valuation
  • Realistic Deal Structuring
  • Nine-Month work plan
  • Exit Strategy 

View the 2018 agenda online here. Stay tuned – Industry-leading facilitators to be announced!