Leading Business Experts to Present at Canadian Venture Forum: Largest Canadian Venture Capital Showcase in the Country to Feature Author Don Tapscott and Executives from Google and Yahoo

    TORONTO, March 2 /CNW/ - The Toronto Venture Group, host of the 2007
Canadian Venture Forum is pleased to announce that Don Tapscott, author of the
new bestselling book "Wikinomics", will be one of this year's keynote speakers
at the upcoming Canadian Venture Forum event. Other speakers scheduled to
appear include David Lawee, Vice President, Marketing - Google, Lorna
Borenstein, Vice President - Yahoo!, Leonard Brody, co-author of "Innovation
Nation" and "Everything I needed to know about Business...I learned from a
Canadian", Dr. Paul Kedrosky, Executive Director, William J. von Liebig Center
and a host of local business visionaries.
    The Canadian Venture Forum event will be held March 4-6, 2007 at the
Marriott Toronto Eaton Centre Hotel. The largest event of its kind in the
country, Canadian Venture Forum showcases Canadian technology companies
seeking capital from Angel, Venture Capital and CPC investors. The event
provides an exclusive opportunity for entrepreneurs to present to and connect
with the full eco-system of investment within Canada and the U.S.
    Through a rigorous selection process, 60 companies have been selected by
the Canadian Venture Forum to participate. Each candidate is given one of the
limited presentation time slots to pitch their company's investment potential.
"We're very pleased to see both the number and quality of companies applying
to present at this year's event," said Sean Wise, Chair of Canadian Venture
Forum 2007. This event provides the best venture capital showcase of its kind
focused on leading edge Canadian companies. It's the event that essentially
brings together the who's who of the venture capital industry."
    The Canadian Venture Forum has produced over 1.6 billion in investment
since its inception in 2001 with 46% of the presenting companies receiving
investment funding within 12 months of participating in the forum.

For further information:

For further information: Susan Cudahy, Executive Director - Toronto
Venture Group, (416) 673-8479, www.canadianventureforum.ca,

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