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OCE Discovery conference (Toronto, may 15-16, 2017)

Discovery is Canada's leading innovation-to-commercialization conference. Hosted by the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), Discovery brings together key players from industry, academia, government, the investment community as well as entrepreneurs and students to pursue collaboration opportunities.

Garnering over 3,400 attendees and more than 500 exhibitors in 2016, Discovery is a showcase of leading-edge technologies, best practices and research from sectors such as health, manufacturing, digital media and cleantech, including energy, environment and water.

Renowned keynote speakers and panels ignite discussion, knowledge-sharing and new perspectives. Networking opportunities feature key influencers from government, academia, industry and leading sectors.

Discovery facilitates the exchange of ideas and encourages new ways to collaborate and push the boundaries of research and innovation through to demonstration and development. Creating a strong innovation economy is key to Ontario's future.


Date: May 15th-16th, 2017
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre (Toronto, Ontario)



Investors or stakeholders looking for new impact startupsshould look no further than the SVX Pre-Flight Demo Day run by the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing.

Demo Day is a pitch event, which showcases scalable venturesthat offer compelling financial propositions as well as strong social or environmental impact.


SVX Pre-Flight is an investment-readiness program for ventures with a double bottom line: strong financial and impact opportunity. This program continues the work of the Impact8 program, providing a pathway for growth-oriented companies to raise capital and access tailored advice. It will also connect ventures to our new SVX platform, which will be relaunching in the coming months.

At Demo Day, six ventures will pitch to an investor panel and one winner will receive an operational grant from the SVX. The ventures who’ve been selected to pitch will be announced soon.

Whether you’re an investor, a stakeholder, or an entrepreneur interested in this space, join us on Wednesday, May 24.


Date: May 24th, 2017
Location: TMX Gallery (130 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario)



Angel Investors Ontario, Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA) and Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) Joint Investment Event (April 5, 2017)

This Joint Investment Event, co-hosted by Angel Investors Ontario, Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association, and Young Presidents’ Organization, will focus on the continuum of capital and how Angels and Venture Capitalists can work together. This event will bring together Angel and Venture Capital investors from across Ontario and neighbouring US states to:

  • Network with like-minded professionals and industry leaders;
  • Watch some of the network’s most promising entrepreneurs present their business for follow-on capital; and
  • Improve your investment skills and learn best practises by attending education panels


Sessions Include:

  • Key learnings from business magnate and VC, Sir Terry Matthews
  • Angels collaborating with VCs and Family Offices, with CVCA CEO Mike Woollatt
  • The continuum of Capital: Deal structures that avoid pitfalls
  • Term Sheets: The debt versus equity debate and new ways in which Angels are making investments
  • The emerging Fintech Industry


Date: Wednesday April 5th, 2017
Time: 9:00am-7:00pm
Location: St. Andrews Club, 150 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Please continue to visit this page for up-to-date details on the event. 

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