New Opportunities in Venture Capitaladmin February 4, 2017
Forget everything you thought you knew about venture capital, the world has changed!
Join us and learn about two innovative venture capital firms – Brightspark and OurCrowd that have broken away from traditional VC, creating new investment opportunities for individual investors. These unique investment models are unprecedented in Canada and break new ground for individuals looking to invest in early-stage companies.
11:45 to 12:00 – Check In, Networking, & Lunch
12:00 to 12:40 – Innovative VC models by Brightspark & OurCrowd
12:40 to 1:20 – Micro sessions (Small group discussions)
Learn how you can invest in venture-backed companies
These new models allow individual investors to participate directly in venture-back investments. Learns the do’s and don’ts!
Gain a new perspective & Expand your network
Our panel of experts will speak about their experience and answer your questions.
Meet our panel:
David Shore – Director of Investor Relations, OurCrowd Canada
David is responsible for expanding OurCrowd’s presence in Canada: building the investor community, bringing new companies onto the OurCrowd platform and leveraging the investor network on behalf of our portfolio companies. David has more than 20 years of experience in analyzing, investing in and operating technology companies. He is also directly involved in fostering a strong start-up community in Canada, serving on the Advisory Board of the Canadian Innovation Exchange and as an advisor for The Next 36.
Sally Ng – East Coast Community Lead, Brightspark
Sally is a dynamic startup community builder and has helped developed multiple entrepreneurial programs across the country. She is responsible for developing and building the Brightspark investor community across Atlantic Canada and creating resources to better inform our community. Sally has worked with several startups and has traveled around the world facilitating Startup Weekends (Operated by Techstars). She is also serves on the advisory board for Venture for Canada and Board of Directors for Community Foundations of Canada, a charity with over $4.8B of managed funds.