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Money Talks | Exploring Alternative Financing Options

Accelerate Okanagan
Event organized by Accelerate Okanagan

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About the Event:

Financing a startup? This panel will focus on exploring alternative forms of financing such as brokered financings, angel networks, royalty and recurring revenue based financing and debt financing. Venture capital money and non-dilutive government funding programs are often the most visible forms of funding in the Canadian startup ecosystem and the easiest for entrepreneurs to educate themselves on. While both can be excellent sources of funding for the right companies at the right stages of growth, there are many other ways to finance a startup.

Who Should Attend:

We encourage both entrepreneurs and investors to attend this event.

Key Topics Covered:

Alternative means of raising capital
When different forms of financing may be a fit
Raising funds in a smaller community
Thinking strategically about financing your company


Brent Holliday, Founder & CEO of Garibaldi Capital Advisors
Caterina Papadakos, Director, Western Canada of Espresso Capital
Grant Lawrence, President of VA Angels Kelowna
Kristina Evenson, Commercial Account Manager at BDC
Sam Fisher, President of Hyper Hippo Productions

This panel will be moderated by Michael Macaulay, Partner at Lawson Lundell LLP. Michael’s background in mergers and acquisitions, corporate financing transactions and experience working with investors, startups and emerging companies will bring some additional context and perspective to the discussion.

This event is brought to you by Accelerate Okanagan, BDC, and Lawson Lundell LLP.

This is a 19+ event, please bring ID & drink responsibly.

You must RSVP, as capacity is limited.

This event is part of an ongoing effort to provide education and networking opportunities for entrepreneurs and investors in the Okanagan. Interested in finding out more? Take a look at the Access to Capital Program or contact programs@accelerateokanagan.com.