MaRS Impact Venture Pitch Fair
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 from 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)
Total capital dedicated to impact investing in Canada has grown by 20 per cent since 2010. Today, there are $5.3 billion in Canadian impact investing assets. It is clear that momentum for impact investing is growing. But where are the local opportunities for investors?
MaRS Impact Venture Pitch Fair
Featuring six impact ventures and funds presenting potential investment opportunities, the MaRS Impact Venture Pitch Fair aims to connect accredited investors looking for impact investment opportunities with impact entrepreneurs. The audience will include foundations looking for mission-related investments, impact capital funds, wealth advisors, and impact-focused angel investors.
Hear from keynote speaker Kevin Jones, co-founder of Social Capital Markets and Founding Principal of Good Capital
We are excited to welcome Kevin Jones, co-founder of Social Capital Markets and founding principal of Good Capital, as our lunchtime keynote speaker. With his extensive private investing experience as both a limited partner and as an angel in a range of technology and social enterprises, Kevin will offer his insights on lessons and opportunities for impact investing.
- 7:30am – Networking Breakfast
- 8:30am – Opening Remarks
- 9:00am – Closed Pitch Session
- 12:00pm – Networking Lunch and Keynote Address
Why should you attend?
Identify investment opportunities. One of the biggest challenges in impact investing today is finding investment opportunities. The MaRS Impact Venture Pitch Fair will allow you to connect with impact ventures and funds that interest you.
- Learn about impact investing. Impact investing is an emerging approach to investment, and there is a lot to learn about balancing people, planet, and profit. The MaRS Impact Venture Pitch Fair is an excellent opportunity for you to learn more about this emerging industry.
- Network with like-minded investors. The MaRS Impact Venture Pitch Fair provides an excellent opportunity for you to network with like-minded investors who are seeking to make impact investments.
If you have any questions, please contact Tristina Sinopoli at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note, upon registering you will be asked to provide supporting documentation to ensure that you qualify as an accredited investor. Refunds will be granted on a case-by-case basis only.
When & Where
MaRS Discovery District, Social Innovation Generation & Ashoka Canada present
MaRS (www.marsdd.com) is a large scale, mission driven innovation centre located in Toronto and networked across Ontario, focused on building Canada’s next generation of technology companies.
MaRS works closely with entrepreneurs to grow and scale their ventures into global market leaders in life sciences and health care, information, communications and entertainment technologies, cleantech, advanced materials and engineering, as well as innovative social purpose businesses.
Social Innovation Generation (SiG) (www.sigeneration.ca) is a collaborative partnership founded by The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, the University of Waterloo, the MaRS Discovery District, and the PLAN Institute. Our ultimate goal is to support whole system change through changing the broader economic, cultural and policy context in Canada to allow social innovations to flourish.
Ashoka (canada.ashoka.org) is the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs – individuals with system-changing solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems. Ashoka is redefining the global citizen sector by creating a system of collaborative entrepreneurship. Connecting the work of individual social entrepreneurs to business, academic and public sector partners, they create a network effect driving the sector forward and developing new solutions to global problems.