The Entrepreneurship Society Raising Capital Event [Invite Only] Montreal
800 Victoria Square Suite #4520, Montréal, QC H4Z 1A1, Canada
We are hosting an invite only Raising Capital Conference (for Emerging Tech Founders, Investors and Venture Debt Funds)
(If you're a founder, lender or investor and looking for an invite or chance to speak, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org)
What is the The Entrepreneurship Society?
The Tech Society facilitates transactions among emerging technology Founders/C-Suite, investors and service providers. The Tech Society owns The Entrepreneurship Society, The Cannabis Society, The Blockchain Society, The PropTech Society, The E-Gaming Society, and The Collective (Women's Only). The Tech Society creates, markets and executes 120+ emerging technology conferences and hackathons annually in the USA, Canada, and Europe with expansion planned for Asia in 2019.
Join The Entrepreneurship Society on June 13th in downtown Montreal for our [Invite Only] Raising Capital Conference. The Conference will include speaker presentations, panels, and a roundtable discussion designed to connect you to investment opportunities / sources of capital while learning from business experts and thought leaders.
Raising Capital Conference @ EDC Highlights
30+ high growth founders (post seed / series A stage) + CFO's who are Raising Capital
10+ Sources of Capital
3 panels: Venture Debt Panel, VC Panel and Founder Panel
Here and Here are blogs posts to past Raising Capital Conferences hosted by The Entrepreneurship Society
*Tentative (Evolving) Schedule*
3:00 PM: Registration & Deal Making
3:15 PM: Opening Remarks from TES & sponsors
3:20-3:50 PM: Founder Panel
3:55-4:35 PM: VC Panel
4:40-5:10 PM: Debt Panel
5:10-5:25 PM: Round Tables / Deal Making
5:30 PM: Conference Conclusion
*Schedule subject to change
Andrew Lockhead, Co-founder and CEO, Stay22
Coming from an entrepreneurial family, Andrew was fortunate enough to learn the basics of managing a business very early. He started at the bottom of the ladder in the family business before climbing the ladder to become familiar with the management of finances, human resources, operations and much more. Once the family business was sold, he honed his knowledge in Business at the School of Management Sciences where he put his knowledge to the test as president of the Student Association representing more than 14,000 members, a student cafe, a career center and a multi-million dollar budget. Immediately after his studies, he decided to continue his entrepreneurial career and take his fate in his own hands with a friend at the university, where he founded in 2011, StudentSphere, the largest student ticketing in Canada. It was 5 years later, in search of a new challenge, that he embarked on a new adventure with Stay22, whose mission is to help participants find the best accommodation near their next festival, conference or any major event.
Pascal Leblanc, Founder & CEO, Mantle Technology
Pascal is serial entrepreneur and strategist who can already count two successful exits in the Blockchain space between 2014 to 2017. Active in the space since 2011, Pascal built YAAMP, which handled over $5M in monthly payouts for thousands of users. While obtaining his BSc in Software Architecture, Pascal launched SafeCEX, the first community-influenced crypto-exchange, which supported 74 altcoins, offered unparalleled security and ranked 6th largest crypto-only exchange within 8 months of launch. Since 2016, Pascal has been contributing to Ernst & Young's Blockchain Advisory Practice, acted as ImpakCoin's ICO Architect in the first North American Regulator-approved ICO, and promotes thought leadership through conferences and media articles.
Omar Zahr, Director of Technology, TandemLaunch Inc
TandemLaunch works with brilliant entrepreneurs to build companies around university technologies with a global network of industry and university partners. TandemLaunch takes a unique approach to building start-ups. After identifying industry problems, TandemLaunch scouts for technologies to solve them and then assembles a team of founders to build a company together. Over 85% of TandemLaunch companies successfully raise follow-on financing. Since its founding in 2010, it has built a continually growing portfolio of 25 companies that so far has raised over $150M in capital and is valued at over $500M. As Director of Technology at TandemLaunch, Omar oversees the venture development team that scouts for new venture creation opportunities and assembles founders around them.
Karl Theard, Investment Manager, Technology Innovations at Desjardins Capital
Karl Théard has been working in the banking sector since 2008. Prior to joining Desjardins, he was a senior manager at the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), where he worked with large companies in a multitude of sectors, eventually specializing in technology. Over the years he has supported the growth of numerous companies by developing financing solutions and helping them streamline operations.
Topher Kingsley-Williams, Co-Founder and CEO, Porpoise
Topher Kingsley-Williams is the CEO and Co-founder of Porpoise. He was born and raised in the UK, and emigrated to Canada at age 11, although is neither British nor Canadian #identitycrisis (ask him about that). Topher got started in the technology industry in 2008 working for one of the largest open source software companies in the world, Red Hat, doing channel development. This opened his eyes to the software scene and how big companies were using corporate culture to attract, and engage the next generation of workers. Post Red Hat, Topher went on to work at a number of startups wearing multiple hats from channel development to sales. In 2014, while volunteering at a local community project, he met his two co-founders. Inspired by their collective community work, they launched Porpoise – An employee engagement platform for companies to enable their people to participate towards corporate culture and Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. Startup life is certainly one of the most exciting experiences in his life, but there have been some notable others including a 4 year Olympic campaign for the 2012 Olympics in Sailing, and the most rewarding experience, becoming a proud father to two “sleep destroying humans”.
Marc-André Maheu, Senior Account Manager, Technologies Group at BDC
David Charbonneau, Senior Analyst, BDC
David Charbonneau joined BDC Capital in 2017 as Senior Analyst in the Industrial, Clean and Energy Technology Venture Fund.
Prior to joining BDC Capital, David spent 4 years in management consulting and strategy at KPMG, where he supported executives on investment decisions, strategic planning and post-merger integration. His clients operated in various sectors including energy, oil and gas, defence, retail, finance and industrial goods. His background also includes operational experience at Bombardier Aerospace, Kraft and Toyoda Gosei.
David is co-founder of the Comité de consultation en gestion de Polytechnique (CCGP), a student-run consulting organization supporting strategic decision-making at start-ups, not-for-profits and established businesses.
David holds a Master of Industrial Engineering in Technology and Innovation Management from Polytechnique Montreal, and a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from Sherbrooke University.
Bruno Soares, Account Manager, Technologies Group, EDC
Soares joined EDC in 2016, as an Account Manager in Montreal Technology Team he
manages a portfolio of close to 60 companies in the Technology industry with
annual sales up to CAD 50M.
comes from a banking background with over 11 years of experience, including as
an assistant manager for the Compliance Team at HSBC Bank Canada, helping to implement
a Pan Canadian “Know your customer” (KYC) project.
to HSBC, he was an account manager and assistant manager for a commercial team at
Bank Montepio in Portugal, dealing with a targeted clientele of exporting
companies in the moulding and plastic industries.
is a native of Germany before moving to Portugal. He earned his degree in
Business Administration in 2005 from ISLA University in Leiria, Portugal. Later
in 2010 he completed a Post Graduation degree in Corporate Finance at ISEG –
Lisbon School of Economics & Management.
has built his professional career on the same principles which guide his
personal life, relationship building, curiosity and a love of constant
learning, and the energetic pursuit of his goals and meeting new people.
Dov Amihod, Chief Architect, Autodesk’s Forge Platform
Dov Amihod is Chief Architect for Autodesk’s Forge Platform. Dov joined Autodesk with the acquisition of Lagoa 5 years ago, a company he co-found as its CTO. Dov’s mission at Autodesk is to unlock the decades of technology and IP we’ve accrued, making it accessible broadly within the organization as well as to new categories of consumers. As an Angel, Dov invests in teams, focusing on the Montreal area, or domains where he can provide value add.
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