Educate, Inspire, and fund entrepreneurs across canada
11 cities I 20 pitches/city I 8 funders/city I 11 big prizes!

In collaboration with

Supported by

Organized by

CYBFCanarieR&D Capital
BCICFundRazr

Event information

What

At the 2014 Funding Roadshow, entrepreneurs working on an innovative product will get the chance to pitch their business to a panel of angels, VCs, banks, and government organizations. Entrepreneurs will individually pitch in a closed setting to funders in order to:

  • Receive candid feedback on their pitch and business model
  • Meet experts who provide one-on-one tips for their business
  • Follow-up with funders and potentially get funded
  • Win trip to pitch to VCs in California and other prizes

The 2014 Funding Roadshow is designed to better educate entrepreneurs on funding opportunities as well as facilitate connections between funders and entrepreneurs.

Who

Entrepreneurs

Company profile* Stream 1-AM
10 startups
Stream 2-PM
10 SMEs & startups
Strong, disruptive technology X X
Revenue (preferred) Any >$150,000
Expected revenue growth >50% >50%
Funding sought Idea, Seed Seed, Growth
Shareholders' age <40 Any

*Excluding: restaurants, real estate, importers, and service providers.

Funders

XGov't organizations
XPrivate lenders
XAngels
XBanks
XVCs

Advisors

XHuman Resources
XAccounting
XOperations
XFinance
XLaw

How

In every city, 20 companies will pitch to a funding panel. Each company will have 5 minutes to pitch and 7 minutes for Q&A.
Click here for additional presentation guidelines.

Pitch Layout

Agenda

8:30-9:00 AM Morning Networking
9:00-9:30 AM Funder and Partner Intros
9:30-12:00 PM Stream 1 pitches Workshops
12:00-1:00 PM Presentations / Lunch Break
1:00-1:30 PM Funder and Partner Intros
1:30-4:00 PM Stream 2 pitches Workshops
4:00-4:30 PM Awards
5:00-7:00 PM Off-site Networking

(click here for the detailed workshop schedule)

Prizes

In addition to receiving funding, the winning entrepreneur in each city will receive:

  • Round-trip airfare to San Francisco
  • The opportunity to pitch to VCs in Palo Alto, California
  • A cloud infrastructure services package (courtesy of CANARIE) valued at $6,000
  • A $4,000 value R&D tax credit financing solution (courtesy of R&D Capital)

Where and When

All of the Funding Roadshow's Canadian events have been held. Now, the winning teams prepare their pitches for San Francisco!