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Thursday, September 29 • 11:00 - 14:00
FEATURED EVENT: Financing for Startups

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A must-attend event for founders and emerging company leaders who want to raise capital from investors, or are considering doing so.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided for all attendees.

11:00 AM to NOON: Financing for Startups -- Getting the Most Out Of Every Dollar
Presented by PwC, chat with experts on key financing considerations.
  • Tax Tips for Startups: corporate structure, CCPC status, funding considerations
  • SR&ED: turning your creativity into tax benefits ... and cash
  • My Solutions: Entry level accounting services for emerging companies
  • Equity Compensation & Employee Stock Option Plans

NOON to 1 PM: Lunch Reception with Vanedge Capital
Come learn important tips and ask point-blank questions of Todd Tessier and Amy Rae of Vanedge Capital. Lunch and drinks are on us.

1 PM to 1:45 PM: The Life of the Deal: Raising Capital from Investors
Presented by MLT Lawyers, a step-by-step walkthrough of how to raise your Seed, Series A, or Series B Financing Round. Key areas of discussion

  • The Closing Agenda: the step-by-step process for raising money from investors
  • Key Considerations: legal and practical matters to considers 
  • Overcoming Challenges: what kills the deal, and how to avoid it

1:45 PM to 2:30 PM: Q&A
For founders and startup execs only: small group sessions will be scheduled for (free!) rapid-fire discussions on key topics with the accountants, tax experts, and lawyers present. These sessions are only available to those who have attended the earlier parts of this event, and pre-registration is required: email to adilts@mlt.com to let us know what options you're interested in (up to 3):

  • Stock Options & Equity Compensation
  • Tax
  • Board Governance
  • SR&ED
  • Deal Documents
  • Bookkeeping, Payroll, and General Compliance


CAPACITY: 100 people

WHY ATTEND: You're raising capital from investors, or just want to learn about the process. An event not to be missed during VSW2016.



Thursday September 29, 2016 11:00 - 14:00
Guilt & Co 1 Alexander St, Lower Level, Vancouver

Attendees (134)