preloader
Français
Educate, Inspire and Fund entrepreneurs across Canada.
Watch video

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
RoadTalks/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.
Newsletter Signup

Only the latest Funding Roadshow news and activity updates!

Scheduled Stops


RoadTalk Speakers



Building a startup ecosystem
Robert King
Robert King
Small Business, Intuit
Building a startup ecosystem
Sean Wise
Sean Wise
Strategic planning & capital raising at an early stage
John Stokes
John Stokes
Partner, Real Ventures
How to story tell
Mark Evans
Mark Evans
Startup Marketer, ME Consulting
Women entrepreneurs in tech
Magaly Charbonneau
Magaly Charbonneau
Business Development, Intel/PasswordBox
VC funding in Canada vs. the US
Patrick Lee
Patrick Lee
Partner, Western Technology Investment
Being investor ready
Randy Thompson
Randy Thompson
Founder, VA Angels
Finding angel investors and convincing them to give you money
Alixe Cormick
Alixe Cormick
Angel Investor, Kieretsu Forum
VC funding in Canada vs. the US
Yuri Navarro
Yuri Navarro
Executive Director, NACO
Crowdfunding: market research, pre-sales and fundraising
Sahand Sojoodi
Sahand Sojoodi
Managing Director, Extreme Innovations
Intellectual property for startups - Why? When? How?
Matthew Smith
Matthew Smith
Partner & COO, Tandem Launch
Key legal tips for tech companies
Sunny Handa
Sunny Handa
Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Building a startup ecosystem
Tricia Kuhl
Tricia Kuhl
Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
VC funding in Canada vs. the US
Christian Lassonde
Christian Lassonde
Partner, Impression Ventures
VC funding in Canada vs. the US
Alex Baker
Alex Baker
Partner, Relay Ventures
Building a startup ecosystem
Amie Sergas
Amie Sergas
Director, MaRS (BAP)
Women entrepreneurs in tech
Émilie Boutros
Émilie Boutros
Partner, Tandem Launch
Funding in Canada vs. the US
Tony Van Bommel
Tony Van Bommel
Partner, BDC VC
Strategic planning & capital raising at an early stage
Omar Dhalla
Omar Dhalla
Partner, Real Ventures
Building a startup ecosystem
Alexandre Shee
Alexandre Shee
Real Ventures
Building a startup ecosystem
Susan McIntosh
Susan McIntosh
Manager, National Bank of Canada
Building a startup ecosystem
Sylvain Ouellette
Sylvain Ouellette
Business Development, Technoparc Montréal
Building a startup ecosystem
Sergio Escobar
Sergio Escobar
Managing director, Founder Institute
Building a startup ecosystem
Denisia Pereira
Denisia Pereira
Senior Account Manager, BDC
Building a startup ecosystem
Noah Redler
Noah Redler
Director, Notman House
How does your tax structure evolve with your business?
Simon Davari
Simon Davari
Accountant, SdM Accoutning
Challenges around raising capital in the current market climate
Henry Kutarna
Henry Kutarna
Founder, Kutarna Capital Corporation
Building a startup ecosystem
Mike Pinkus
Mike Pinkus
Partner, ConnectCPA
How to pitch to investors
Andrew Ray
Andrew Ray
Investment Associate, Innovacorp
The truth about crowdfunding
Bret Conkin
Bret Conkin
President, Crowfunding Suite
How to pitch to angel investors?
Don Magie
Don Magie
Angel One investor, Angel One
Maximizing SR&ED tax credits for tech companies
Mike Lee
Mike Lee
President, Fundica and R&D Partners
Global scaling for Canadian entrepreneurs
Qasim Virjee
Qasim Virjee
Community Development, SoftLayer
ICT megatrends and opportunities for Canadian startups
Peter Wilenius
Peter Wilenius
VP Business Development, CANARIE
ICT Megatrends and Opportunities for Canadian Startups
Meagan Hampel
Meagan Hampel
Director of Communications, Cybera
Financing and understanding refundable tax credits
Michel Beauchamp
Michel Beauchamp
VP Business Development, R&D Capital
Getting money & legally sustaining it
Carli van Maurik
Carli van Maurik
Business Solutions Lawyer, Whiteboard Law
Bootstrapping IP
Richard Stobbe
Richard Stobbe
Intellectual Property Lawyer, Field Law
Bootstrapping IP
Tony Edwards
Tony Edwards
Partner, Field Law
My 10 big learnings on raising a $1.3M seed round
Rakesh Soni
Rakesh Soni
Co-Founder, LoginRadius
Accidental entrepreneur
Hélène Joncas
Hélène Joncas
Partnerships, NRC-IRAP
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.
How to negotiate your contract like a boss
Samuel Mercer
Samuel Mercer
President, Samuel Mercer Consulting
Market research! You action plan
Mark Eversfield
Mark Eversfield
Business & Economic Research Officer, Small Business BC
Write your plan to the right audience
Joshua Ludgate
Joshua Ludgate
Business Advisor, Small Business BC
What do you need to know to be a successful entrepreneur
Tony Briggs
Tony Briggs
University of Alberta
The big box stores market
Rick Nowlan
Rick Nowlan
Innovation Advisor, NRC-IRAP
Money Talks!
John Beaton
John Beaton
Senior Manager, CEED
NRC Concierge Services
Ron Matheson
Ron Matheson
Innovation Advisor, NRC-IRAP
Tips on selling to the feds
Lammie Cheng
Lammie Cheng
Small & medium enterprises, PWGSC
Tips on selling to the feds
Tess Menges
Tess Menges
PWGSC
Maximizing SR&ED & recent legal cases
Sahar Ansary
Sahar Ansary
Lead Funding Consultant, R&D Partners
Maximizing SR&ED tax credits for tech companies
Debbie Frail
Debbie Frail
SR&ED Tax Credit Consultant, R&D Partners
Understanding funding
Lana Tayara
Lana Tayara
Partnerships & Business Development, Fundica

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