TSX Ignite 2016 Live Event Series Visits Calgary on June 22

Market open ceremony at Innovate Calgary on June 23

CALGARY, June 20, 2016 /CNW/ - Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and TSX Venture Exchange continue this year's TSX Ignite live event series in Calgary on Wednesday, June 22.  On Thursday, June 23, the Exchanges along with representatives from Innovate Calgary will open the market.

Founded in 2014 in collaboration with Canadian incubators and accelerators, this innovative program is designed to help support the development of small and medium-sized enterprises. TSX Ignite provides companies with insights from Canada's business leaders on how to build and grow great companies. 

The events bring together leading business executives and advisors from across the country to share experiences and best practices with entrepreneurs from all sectors. Topics will include keys to raising capital, how to deliver a great pitch, understanding unique funding options, and stories of growth and transition.

Live Event


Fairmont Palliser

133-9th Avenue S.W., Alberta Room

Calgary, Alberta


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. MT


Welcome & Introduction

The People You Need to Know (panel)

Preparing to Raise Money (panel)

Delivering Great Pitches (panel)

The Funding Ecosystem (presentation)

"The Secret Metrics" (keynote)

Transitioning from a Start-Up to a "Legit" Company (panel)

Amazing Young Minds (presentations)


Shaun McIver, Chief Client Officer, Equity Capital Markets, TMX Group

Jim Gibson, CEO & Founder, JAGYYC

Brad Zumwalt, President, Zinc Ventures

For a full list of all speakers, please visit www.tsxignite.com/calgary

Market Open


Innovate Calgary

Alastair Ross Technology Centre

3553-31 Street NW

Calgary, Alberta


Thursday, June 23, 2016

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. MT


Welcome remarks

Celebratory toast

15-second count down to opening

Opening of the market


Rob Peterman, Director, Global Business Development, Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange

David Chavez, Vice President, Entrepreneur & Enterprise Development, Innovate Calgary


In 2015, TSX and TSXV welcomed 194 new issuers and total equity capital raised was $57.7 billion.

For more details about TSX Ignite, visit www.tsxignite.com.  Members of the media should RSVP directly to catherine.kee@tmx.com.

For Market Openings: Media may pick up a feed from the Bell Toronto TOC (television operations centre) for the June 23, 2016 market open ceremony. The feed is named TV2GO HD-SDI Tx1and is sent live to the TOC. The client moves into position for the market open ceremony at approximately 9:27 a.m. ET/7:27 a.m. MT and the markets will open with the sound of a siren (the traditional market open on Toronto Stock Exchange) at 9:30 a.m. ET/7:30 a.m. MT.

About TMX Group (TSX:X)

TMX Group's key subsidiaries operate cash and derivative markets and clearinghouses for multiple asset classes including equities, fixed income and energy. Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, TSX Alpha Exchange, The Canadian Depository for Securities, Montréal Exchange, Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation, NGX, BOX Options Exchange, Shorcan, Shorcan Energy Brokers, AgriClear and other TMX Group companies provide listing markets, trading markets, clearing facilities, depository services, data products and other services to the global financial community. TMX Group is headquartered in Toronto and operates offices across Canada (Montréal, Calgary and Vancouver), in key U.S. markets (New York, Houston, Boston and Chicago) as well as in London, Beijing, Singapore and Sydney. For more information about TMX Group, visit our website at http://www.tmx.com. Follow TMX Group on Twitter: @TMXGroup.

SOURCE Toronto Stock Exchange

For further information: Catherine Kee, Manager, Corporate Communications, TMX Group, 416-814-8834, catherine.kee@tmx.com

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