MONTREAL, April 23, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Funding Roadshow, a fundica.com initiative designed to give entrepreneurs across Canada the opportunity to pitch to a panel of funders, announces that it will hold events in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver during the month of May 2013. The Funding Roadshow is designed to both better educate entrepreneurs on funding opportunities and facilitate connections between funders and entrepreneurs.
In the month of May 2013, up to 180 entrepreneurs will each pitch their business idea for five minutes and then answer questions and receive candid feedback for five minutes in a boardroom setting. A panel of government and private sector funders in each city will be exposed to a series of up to 30 entrepreneurs throughout the day, enabling them to provide greater visibility for their programs and select potential funding targets.
"We need to make it easier for entrepreneurs to learn about funding and get funded both online and in face-to-face settings" says Mike Lee from Fundica. "What better way is there to do this than in front of a team of serious funders?" he explains.
The events will be held on May 13th in Montreal, May 16th in Ottawa, May 17th in Toronto, May 24th in Vancouver, May 29th in Calgary, and May 30th in Edmonton. Entrepreneurs and funders can now signup at www.fundingroadshow.com, where space is limited to 30 entrepreneurs and 8 funders per city.
About the Funding Roadshow
The Funding Roadshow allows entrepreneurs to pitch in person to a panel of funders in cities across Canada. The Funding Roadshow initiative is being managed by Fundica and supported by CYBF, Microsoft BizSpark, TEC Edmonton, and Invest Ottawa. Startup Canada is a promotional partner. The funders registered to date include: Mitacs, Canadian Youth Business Foundation, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Wavefront, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), FedDev, Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), Anges Quebec, and BDC Venture Capital. For more information, please visit www.fundingroadshow.com
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 tool is now also available as a free widget that can be easily integrated into a website to make that site a comprehensive, up-to-date, and stand-alone funding resource. Fundica was recently selected as a Finalist in the Intuit Financial Literacy Awards and has been adopted by thousands of users - including entrepreneurs, funders, advisors, governments, and other organizations promoting entrepreneurship in Canada. For more information, please visit www.fundica.com.
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