The Funding Roadshow offers exceptional opportunities for entrepreneurs
seeking financing and funders in search of new investment ideas
MONTREAL, Feb. 25, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The 2014 Funding Roadshow, a
national event with 10 city stops across Canada, today invited
entrepreneurs and funders to register online.
Organized by Fundica, the 2014 Funding Roadshow gives start-ups and SMEs
the opportunity to pitch their businesses - and potentially secure
financing - to a panel of financial institutions, venture capitalists,
angel investors, government organizations and private lenders. Funders
benefit from exposure to emerging opportunities and the chance to
invest before the rest of the market. The objective of the Funding
Roadshow is to better educate entrepreneurs and facilitate connections
with private investors and public funders.
The Funding Roadshow will stop in 10 Canadian cities (please see
schedule below). In each city, 20 select entrepreneurs will pitch to a
panel of eight funders. Pitches are limited to five minutes, followed
by a seven-minute Q&A session. All participating entrepreneurs must
present a strong technological element in their vision. Entrepreneurs
are divided into two streams: 1) young entrepreneurs (under 40), with
or without existing revenues, seeking early-stage/seed funding, and 2)
start-ups and SMEs, no age restrictions, revenues of at least $150,000,
seeking seed/growth funding.
"The Funding Roadshow truly is a team effort that results from the
considerable work of about 50 national, hosting and community partners
across the country," says Mike Lee, Eng., MBA, CFA, President, Fundica.
"We will bring together a complementary group of funders, including
financial institutions, government agencies, VCs and angel investors.
In parallel, we will continue our search for top entrepreneurs across
Canada. In addition to individual pitches, which are private, the
Funding Roadshow offers a remarkable networking opportunity, a two-way
flow of information and ideas, workshops delivered by industry experts
and a collegial environment that is open to the technology communities
in each participating city. We invite all interested parties to visit
our Web site and to register for the 2014 Funding Roadshow," adds Mr.
To register, please visit www.fundingroadshow.com. The deadline for registration is March 28 for April events and May 4
for later events.
2014 Funding Roadshow Schedule
Toronto, April 9
Guelph, April 11
Ottawa, April 15
Halifax, April 17
Winnipeg, May 21
Vancouver, May 23
Edmonton May 26
Calgary, May 28
Victoria, May 30
Montreal, June 2
National partners include: Canadian Youth Business Foundation, Canarie,
R&D Capital and Startup Canada. For a complete list of all hosting and
community partners, please visit http://www.fundingroadshow.com/?page=partners&year=2014.
Fundica is a free online tool that helps entrepreneurs find grants, tax
credits, loans and equity; while helping funders post and find
entrepreneurs for their funding solutions. The solution is
comprehensive (includes municipal, provincial, federal, and private
sector funding programs); up-to-date (programs are discovered and
tracked by a webbot, team of researchers, and through the crowd); and
easy to use for entrepreneurs, funders, and advisors. For more
information, please visit www.fundica.com.
Note to Editors
To schedule an interview with Mike Lee or to attend the Funding Roadshow
in any participating city, please contact Mark Lowe at firstname.lastname@example.org or (514) 499-9632.
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