/R E P E A T -- Venture Capital Forum: the 6th edition/

    
    Press conference: Tuesday 12th of January 2010
    Address : 1000, la Gauchetière West, Suite 2500
    

MONTREAL, Jan. 11 /CNW Telbec/ - The French Chamber of Commerce in Canada is pleased to invite the Canadian and European financial community to the 6th annual Venture Capital Forum taking place on the 1st, 2nd at the Intercontinental hotel in Montreal and 3rd of February 2010 at the Colonnade hotel in Boston, USA.

Will attend at the event several major Funds such as: Teralys Capital, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, the French Caisse des dépôts et consignations, HarbourVest, the Ontario Venture Capital Fund, the UK Innovation Investment Fund.

Among the speakers, the VCF 2010 will welcome:

    
    -Julie Payette, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut
    -Claudie Haigneré, Director of Universcience, former deputy minister of
     research and new technologies of the French republic and former
     astronaut.
    

The Venture Capital Forum will give the opportunity to entrepreneurs and investors to meet and exchange on several subjects with regards to financing innovation. During the 6th edition of the VCF, many themes will be treated:

    
    - Government-sponsored Funds, and Funds of funds--Investing the
      Government's Money to Support Middle Stage VC Fund Growth with Teralys
      Capital and CDC.
    - The Next Big Thing--How VC's Spot Emerging Trends, and Distinguish
      Game-Changers from Bubbles with HarbourVest and the CNRC.
    - Angels and Strategic Investors--why they invest, How they help and
      How to Coordinate their Priority with those of VC Investors with
      France Angels and Ange Québec.
    

The Venture Capital Forum Canada-France was first held in 2004. It aims to foster partnerships between the European and North American venture capital sectors. Round-table discussions, business lunches and the investors' dinner as well as numerous private meeting areas will further enhance the networking opportunities.

20 innovative companies among three categories - Life Sciences, ITC and Industrial innovation - will be presented on Monday February 1st, 2010 to a wide panel of Funds.

SOURCE FRENCH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN CANADA

For further information: For further information: Sébastien Vicente, cell: (514) 290-0950

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