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Educate, Inspire and Fund entrepreneurs across Canada.
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Connecting entrepreneurs with funding resources

The Funding Roadshow is designed to better educate entrepreneurs on funding opportunities as well as facilitate connections between funders and entrepreneurs.


11
cities

The Funding Roadshow stops in 11 of Canada's top business cities.

20
pitches/city

Only the 20 best registered companies per city get to pitch their business to public and private sector funders.

8
workshops/city

Discover and learn from resources that will help your business grow.

11
big prizes

Every city's best pitch wins a trip to pitch in San Francisco and prizes from our partners!

Are you eligible to pitch?

To apply to pitch, you need to have a technological component to your business, be incorporated in Canada, seed or growth stage, with expected revenue growth > 50%.

Prizes

In each city, the best pitching company will receive:

Six-months of office space in San Francisco

Round trip airfare to pitch to investors in the Valley

Cloud hosting package from CANARIE & SoftLayer

Quickbooks

One year free Quickbooks online from Intuit, and other prizes

Perks

All Funding Roadshow participants are eligible for perks from our partners here.
Newsletter Signup

Only the latest Funding Roadshow news and activity updates!

Scheduled Stops


*AM pitches: Cleantech

**AM pitches: Biotech & Medical Devices
**PM pitches: Aerospace, Defence & Security

***PM pitches: Digital Health

Workshop Speakers



Financial literacy
Jeff Cates
Jeff Cates
President, Intuit
Strategic planning & capital raising at an early stage
John Stokes
John Stokes
Partner, Real Ventures
Key legal tips for tech companies
Sunny Handa
Sunny Handa
Partner, Blakes
Key legal tips for tech companies
Tricia Kuhl
Tricia Kuhl
Partner, Blakes
How to story tell
Mark Evans
Mark Evans
Startup Marketer, ME Consulting
VC funding in Canada vs. the US
Alex Baker
Alex Baker
Partner, Relay Ventures
Intellectual property for startups - Why? When? How?
Matthew Smith
Matthew Smith
Partner & COO, Tandem Launch
Maximizing SR&ED & recent legal cases
Mike Lee
Mike Lee
President, Fundica and R&D Partners
ICT megatrends and opportunities for Canadian startups
Peter Wilenius
Peter Wilenius
VP Business Development, CANARIE
Financing and understanding refundable tax credits
Michel Beauchamp
Michel Beauchamp
VP Business Development, R&D Capital
Accidental entrepreneur
Hélène Joncas
Hélène Joncas
Partnerships, NRC-IRAP
Global scaling for Canadian entrepreneurs
Qasim Virjee
Qasim Virjee
Community Development, SoftLayer
Maximizing SR&ED & recent legal cases
Sahar Ansary
Sahar Ansary
Lead Funding Consultant, R&D Partners
Maximizing SR&ED & recent legal cases
Debbie Frail
Debbie Frail
SR&ED Tax Credit Consultant, R&D Partners
Understanding funding
Lana Tayara
Lana Tayara
Partnerships & Business Development, Fundica
VC funding in Canada vs. the US
Lauren Di Pede
Lauren Di Pede
Relay Ventures
Crowdfunding: market research, pre-sales and fundraising
Sahand Sojoodi
Sahand Sojoodi
Managing Director, Extreme Innovations
De-mystifying the valley
George Borovec
George Borovec
Founder, Treasure Chest Marketplace
De-mystifying the valley
Haseeb Awan
Haseeb Awan
Co-Founder, BitAccess Inc.
Life after exit
Stephen Partridge
Stephen Partridge
Strategic Assets & Investments, events.com
Life after exit
Aydin Y Mirzaee
Aydin Y Mirzaee
Manager, Fluid Review
Life after exit
James Mackenzie
James Mackenzie
Co-Founder, SocialScrub
Life after exit
Jeff Hunt
Jeff Hunt
President, Ottawa Sports & Entertainment Group
De-mystifying the valley
Lee Sylverstone
Lee Sylverstone
Co-Founder, Gymtrack Inc.
Market research! You action plan
Mark Eversfield
Mark Eversfield
Business & Economic Research Officer, Small Business BC
How to pitch to investors
Andrew Ray
Andrew Ray
Investment Associate, Innovacorp

Funders

Past funders include: Elkins Group, Real Ventures, Tandem Launch, NSERC, LX Ventures, BDC, Relay Ventures, Gill Group, FedDev Ontario, Zinc Ventures, BDC Capital, National Bank of Canada, Zinc Ventures, Growthworks, Yaletown Ventures, AVAC, Extreme Ventures, The Working Group, Xaphan Group, MBTech Accelerator, SHEeo Accelerator, GGV Capital, Beehive Holdings, Western Technology Investment, Foundation Circle Capital, Mistral Venture Partners, L-SPARK, Plazacorp, Impression Ventures, MaRS IAF, Ryerson Futures, CEED, Futurpreneur MB, Manitoba Tecc Accelerator, Wavefront, Highline Venture Capital, BCTIA, Public Works & Government Services Canada (PWGSS), Community Micro Lending, Naco Chair, Extreme Ventures, Fondation du Maire, iNovia Capital, White Start Capital, Rho Ventures, Interaction Ventures, CLD West Island, Foundation Capital, and others.


For the 2015 Funding Roadshow funders, please click on the respective city: Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal (May), Montreal (June), Ottawa, Toronto (March), Toronto (May), Vancouver, Victoria, Winnipeg.

2015 Partners


Presenting Partner
Collaborative Partners
Supporting Partners
Hosting Partners
Community Partners
Thanks to all of our partners. Our events would not be possible without you!

Contact us

  • 1 855-386-3422 ext. 123
  • contact@fundingroadshow.com
  • 1117 Sainte-Catherine West, suite 912, Montreal