MONTREAL, March 4, 2020 /CNW/ - Eight startup founders will have their chance to get in front of venture capitalists in Montreal this spring. The event, BDO's VC Pitch Day, will take place March 24.
Celebrating its second year, VC Pitch Day connects Montreal's tech entrepreneurs to some of the country's most experienced investors for the opportunity to receive targeted, actionable feedback for their business. It is one of six VC Pitch Day 2020 events happening across Canada.
"Canadian tech talent resides everywhere," said Matthew Harrison, National Startups and Emerging Technology Leader. "From coast to coast, we are seeing fantastic ideas come from cities well outside our traditional innovation hubs. I expect to see this trend increase as cities align. As a national firm with strong local roots, we couldn't be more thrilled with founders to diversify their industries."
Each company pitch unfolds in a private, closed-door session designed to foster an honest appraisal of the founder's business. Entrepreneurs will have 25 minutes to present, discuss and engage with the VCs.
Despite growth in the Canadian tech sector, startups often struggle to get quality feedback. Early-stage founders don't often get many opportunities to pitch in front of seasoned investors. BDO's VC Pitch Day aims to fill this gap by connecting entrepreneurs to VCs.
In addition to the closed-door pitch event, each company that applies to VC Pitch Day 2020 will receive an invitation to the event's Launch Party the evening on March 23. This networking event gives companies the opportunity to make valuable connections with the VCs and other local thought leaders, regardless of whether they are selected to pitch the following day.
We are excited to have returning panelist, including BDC, Brightspark, Luge Capital, Real Ventures, Techstars and a new chair on the panel from cloud ops.
Founders wishing to participate in VC Pitch Day 2020 are invited to submit an application at https://event.bdo.ca/MontrealVCPitchDay before March 11, 2020.
With over 100 offices nationwide, BDO is one of the largest national accounting and advisory partnerships in Canada. Our professionals serve both public and private organizations across a broad range of industries. As a member firm of the international BDO network, we leverage the knowledge and experience of advisors from over 1,300 offices in more than 150 countries. BDO Canada LLP, a Canadian limited liability partnership, is a member of BDO International Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, and forms part of the international BDO network of independent member firms. BDO is the brand name for the BDO network and for each of the BDO member Firms.
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For further information: Nancy Girard, Senior Specialist, Marketing Events, BDO Canada LLP, [email protected], 438-844-7370