Access to capital is a recurring theme in Vancouver's start-up community. Venture Capital is a prime source of funds, but the process to get to the funding stage is generally long, arduous and not very transparent for first-timers. BCTIA is bringing together representatives from four Renaissance Fund managers - Arch Ventures, Walden Capital, Vantage Point and Celtic Ventures - to discuss Access to Capital in BC on October 8th. In April, the BC Government launched the $90 Million BC Renaissance Capital Fund.
Specifically, the event will cover:
What are VCs looking for in a company and how fertile is BC as a hunting ground?
BC technology companies and their exit trends
The prime objectives of the BC Renaissance Capital Fund
How do companies best prepare to engage with VCs?
Why and how do strategic investors look for acquisition targets?
How do they engage and how does the process work?
Recent examples of successful transactions and what happened to the acquired team
The event includes keynotes, a panel discussion, and Q&A and is scheduled to run from 5:00pm - 7:30pm on October 8th at the Renaissance Harbourside.
Official Website: http://www.gifttool.com/registrar/ShowEventDetails?ID=1339&EID=3165
Added by bmann on September 18, 2008