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NorthSpring Capital Partners Co-founder named GTAN’s Angel of the Year

Our warmest congratulations to Brian Hunter, co-founder of our sister company Northspring Capital Partners, for receiving the distinguished Golden Triangle Angel Network’s Angel of the Year award!

We extend our congratulations to Top Hat for receiving the prestigious Company of the Year award and to David Benton Leong, recipient of the Borges Community Builder of the Year award!

The Golden Triangle Angel Network held its 6th annual Pauli Awards on Tuesday June 20th night at Bingemans Conference Centre in Kitchener, celebrating seven years of unprecedented success for it’s members and the community. The Pauli Awards recognize leading contributors of local tech investments and celebrate GTAN’s success including over $35M in capital committed by Angel investors, thereby infusing over $62M of capital into local, early-stage companies.

Brian has over 35 years of experience in providing debt and equity financing to private and publicly held businesses in Southern Ontario. Having began his career with Canada’s leading private merchant bank, Roynat Capital, Brian later became Director and District Manager of the Kitchener office and has assisted hundreds of entrepreneurs with long term capital needs.

In 2009 Brian and Sol Algranti co-founded NorthSpring Capital Partners, a private equity fund that is focused on contributing to the growth of the next generation of great Canadian companies by providing risk capital to both traditional industry companies, such as manufacturers and distributors, and early stage technology company startups. NorthSpring Capital Partners recently announced investments in five high growth companies located in the Toronto-Waterloo technology corridor.

Smart Financing for Startups- Seminar & Networking Event in Toronto

Enjoy a night of networking and learning in Toronto’s Cultural Incubator!

Please join us for a networking event and an informative seminar to learn from industry experts about key topics on financing for start-ups .

At this event you will be hearing from several experts on key topics including:

  • Accounting for Start-ups
  • How your Financials speak to VCs
  • Budgeting for Marketing and ROI
  • Introduction to Government Funding

Expert panelists include Tammy Armes from Tammy Armes Accounting, 9 PROX Creative Media, Gerry Fung from NorthBridge Consultants and a guest Venture Capitalist (TBA).

Event Details:
Date:
Thursday January 26th, 2017
Time:
6PM – 9PM (EST)
Location:
Tract 9 building.358 Dufferin St, Unit 112, ON M6K 1Z8 Toronto, ON (VIEW MAP)
Booking/Reservation:
Tickets are on sale for $10. Please register on Eventbrite:

 

Ontario Export Market Access Program Re-Opened

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce has released an update to the Export Market Access (EMA) program informing applicants that they will be accepting applications for projects/activities that are completed before April 30, 2017.

Do you have a global mindset but think your company is too small to be an exporter? Well, think again.

Recognizing that some companies naturally have a global mindset early on in their development, the EMA program was established to help small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) access and expand their growth in foreign markets.

Through the EMA program,  companies can receive funding of up to 50% for a maximum of $30,000 towards eligible activities including international trade show attendance, development of marketing tools, investment in market research, and participation in foreign bidding projects.

Interested applicants are encouraged to review the new Application Guide, released in January 2017, to ensure that they meet eligibility requirements, or contact our government funding experts directly, for a free consultation.

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Breakfast Seminar in Vancouver- Financing Solutions for Technology Companies

Join us for an insightful presentation with Canada’s top financial houses servicing the technology sector.
Hosted by MNP, learn about a range of alternate funding options available.

Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Time: 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Location: MNP Tower
Suite 2200 MNP Tower
1021 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, B.C.

Panelists include Jonathan Schubert from RBC, Jill Earthy from Frontfundr, Caterina Papadakos from Espresso Capital, and Jaap Siekman from NorthBridge Consultants.

A light breakfast will be served.  For more information and to RSVP, please contact us at jaap@northbridgeconsultants.com

November 2 Toronto Seminar: The Government Can Be a Source of Non-Dilutive Financing for Your Startup

Don’t miss an opportunity to learn about how SR&ED tax credits, non-repayable grants and interest-free loans can give your early-stage company the edge it needs to finance growth.

If you need to extend your runway, consider doing so in a non-dilutive manner by taking advantage of government funding.

Join us for a free seminar on November 2, 2016 that will cover the following topics:

  • Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credits
  • Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) funding
  • Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) funding
  • Federal Development Investing in Business Innovation (IBI) loans
  • Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) support
  • Structuring your company to take advantage of Canadian funding opportunities

When:
November 2, 2016
5:00 – 5:15 p.m. : Registration
5:15 – 6:30 p.m. : Seminar with Q&A
6:30 – 7:15 p.m. : Networking and Refreshments

Where:
Aird & Berlis LLP
Brookfield Place, 181 Bay Street, Suite 1800 – Toronto (map)

Booking/ Registration:
Please RSVP online

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