Media invitation - Capital Innovation 2010 - Business luncheon with Teralys,
Band of Angels and the New Québec Seed Funds - March 25, 2010

MONTREAL, March 25 /CNW Telbec/ - TechnoMontréal, Anges Québec and the ministère du Développement économique, de l'Innovation et de l'Exportation du Québec (MDEIE) are pleased to invite you to the third edition of Capital Innovation, the most important meeting opportunity for investors and innovative start-ups in Québec, taking place on March 25, 2010 at Montréal's St. James Club.

Capital Innovation brings together more than one hundred investors with entrepreneurs selected for the quality and business potential of their projects. This conference is targeted specifically at private investors and fund managers who are seeking emerging companies in the high-tech sector. Thirty companies will attend the conference and nine finalists will have the opportunity to present at the event. Following the first two editions of Capital Innovation, close to $ 6 million were invested in the finalists' companies and more than 30 jobs were created.

As a keynote speaker, we will welcome Mr. Ian Sobieski, Founder and General Manager of Band of Angels. Mr Sobieski will present the eldest angel network of Silicon Valley, which groups over 120 investors with $180 million investments in more than 200 start-ups. We will also welcome Mr. Jacques Bernier, General Manager of Teralys, a $700 million fund financed partly by the Québec Government. Mr. Bernier will present his strategy and his objectives to create the next generation of high-tech funds in Québec. Finally, a round table on the future of high-tech financing will be held with the participation of the three representatives of the new Québec seed funds : Mr. Jean-Sébastien Cournoyer of FounderFuel, Mr. Michel Lambert of Cycle-C3E et Ms. Inès Holzbaur of Amorchem.

    
    What:  Business luncheon with Teralys, Band of Angels, FounderFuel,
           Cycle-C3E and Amorchem followed by the presentation of finalists'
           projects at Capital Innovation 2010
    Where: St. James Club - 1145 Union Ave.
    Date:  Thursday, March 25, 2010
    Time:  Keynote speakers will be available for journalists' questions at
           11:30
           Noon - Luncheon with keynote speakers

    Participants:  innovative high-tech companies, investors, members of
                   Anges Québec, partners of TechnoMontréal, etc.
    

SOURCE Capital innovation

For further information: For further information: Please RSVP by phone or email: Émilie Desgens, TechnoMontréal, (514) 987-9345, emilie.desgens@technomontreal.com


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