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PITCHCAMP WORKSHOPS
November 6th, 2018
Location: Common Ground Co-working

9:00am

12:30pm

1:00pm

4:30pm

5:00pm

Pitchcamp 101

Selection of Final Pitchers

Pitchcamp 201

Selection of Final Pitchers

Private Reception for Investors & Pitchers


INVEST NL AGENDA
November 7, 2018
Location: ALT Hotel

7:30am

8:00am

8:15am

Registration Opens

Opening Remarks

Welcoming Remarks: Premier Dwight Ball

8:30am

Keynote: THE INVESTMENT PIPELINE

More startups from across Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) are seeking angel funding as well as venture capital (VC) investment rounds. This session will identify the active angel investors as well as the VCs who are in the "pipeline" to help fund NL startups. It will also explore other opportunities for funding such as managed funds, deal syndication amongst investors in and outside the region as well as ways to encourage new investors to get involved.

MODERATOR
Alex MacBeath

Managing Partner
Island Capital Partners
PE

Joe McKenna
Partner & CFO
Killick Capital Inc.
NL

Iris Petten
Investor & Chair
Board of Regents
Memorial University
NL

Kevin Duggan
Chief Visionary Officer
alooki Technology
NL

9:20am

Pitch101: Three 1-minute pitches from Newfoundland and Labrador's brightest startups

9:30am

Network Meetup

10:00am

MEET THE INVESTORS

Today's investors understand the importance of early relationship building with startups as you'll hear from this sessions guests. They'll provide a quick snapshot of their investment experience and then share what they are looking for from startups seeking funding. And they may even touch on what they are not looking for in this organic and interactive session with the audience.

MODERATOR
Jess Joss
Executive Director
York Angel Investors
ON

Joanne Wong
General Partner
REDDS Capital
QC

Garry Chan
Investor
GCRP
ON

Chris Moyer
Director
Pelorus Venture
Capital Ltd.
NS

Brian Whiteway
Director
Growth & Transition Capital, BDC Capital
NL

Sergio A. Escobar
Partner
BCF Ventures
QC

10:50am

Pitch101: Three 1-minute pitches from Newfoundland and Labrador's brightest startups

11:00am

Network Meetup

11:30am

INVESTORS & STARTUPS
While we strive to keep our startups and companies from leaving Newfoundland and Labrador there are compelling pros to moving where they can find investment and entry into the global market place. This session explores both pros and cons in hopes of finding new ways to accomplish staying home while scaling globally, is there such a solution?

MODERATOR
Douglas Saxton
Venture Partner
OKR Financial
ON

Jan Mertlík
Partner
PowerHV
NL

Joe Teo
Co-founder & CEO
Hey Orca
NL

Andrew Cook
Co-founder
Seaformatics Systems Inc.
NL

Charlene Brophy
President & CEO
FONEMED
NL

12:15pm

Pitch101: Three 1-minute pitches from Newfoundland and Labrador's brightest startups

12:30pm

12:40pm

12:50pm

Buffet Luncheon

Message from Seamus O'Reagan, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence

Minister Hon. Christopher Mitchelmore

1:05pm

Keynote Lunch: FINDING ANGELS & FUNDING FOR FOUNDERS

Karen Grant is passionate about coaching, investing and supporting startups. She is director of two of the top performing angel groups in Canada and contributes to building out Ontario's angel networks. Today they represent in excess of 1,000 members with over 160 plus deals totalling $48M annually with deal flow in Atlantic Canada. Karen is well connected to investor groups across Canada and will share insight on challenges confronting today's quality startups as they prepare for funding; the benefits of a collaborative angel network to help educate the startup ecosystem; and how to encourage potential investors to start investing in their local community to help build Newfoundland and Labrador's economy.

1:50pm

Pitch101: Three 1-minute pitches from Newfoundland and Labrador's brightest startups

2:00pm

THE STARTUP PIPELINE
Ideally the startup pipeline has a magnitude of key energetic service providers, mentors and investors to help companies at various stages of the life cycle including ideation, validation, build, launch, scale thru to exit. This session asks some of NL's top startups to share examples of the effectiveness and challenges of the pipeline for today's startups.

MODERATOR
Gillian McCrae
Venture Manager
Creative Destruction
Lab Atlantic
NS

Emily Bland
SEED-EO
SucSeed
NL

Brett Vokey
Founder & CEO
BreatheSuite
NL

Taylor Young
Business Development
Lead
CoLab Software Inc.
NL

Jon King
CEO
Fytics
NL

2:50pm

Pitch101: Three 1-minute pitches from Newfoundland and Labrador's brightest startups

3:00pm

Network Meetup

3:30pm

Pitch201 Finals

Five of Newfoundland and Labrador's top early-stage startups pitch for 2-minutes followed by a 2-minute Q&A with investors, a must see for all attendees!
Judges:

Iris Petten
Investor & Chair
Board of Regents
Memorial University
NL

Chris Moyer
Director
Pelorus Venture Capital Ltd.
NS

Sergio A. Escobar
Partner
BCF Ventures
QC

Karen Grant
Executive Director
Angel One Investor Network
ON

4:00pm

4:15pm

Closing Remarks: Kendra MacDonald

Kitchen Party Reception

Belly up to the bar and prepare to give your best pitch, tell your best story or simply enjoy some exclusive networking with other startups, investors, partners, mentors and service providers.

5:00pm

7:00pm

Pitch Winners Announced

Private dinner for Investors