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Peterborough & the Kawarthas Funding Forum

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Peterborough Golf and Country Club

1030 Armour Road

Peterborough, ON K9J 7H4

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Let us connect your business with the financial resources you need to succeed.

The Peterborough & the Kawarthas Funding Forum brings together a variety of business funding programs under one roof for entrepreneurs in different sectors and stages of growth.

The day will also include four 45 minute breakout sessions throughout the day featuring topics including Angel Investment, Digital Business, Tips for Securing Small Business Funding and Funding for Visitor Event and Experience Development.

The Peterborough & the Kawarthas Funding Forum will take place on Tuesday, November 21st from 10am – 3pm at the Peterborough Golf & Country Club (located at 1030 Armour Road in Peterborough).

This event is hosted by Innovation Cluster – Peterborough and the Kawarthas and Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development.

Panel Schedule:

Morning Sessions

Funding for Digital Startups | 10am - 10:45am

Are you a startup in the digital sector on the hunt for funding opportunities? Startups in the areas of ICT, SaaS, Augmented and Virtual Reality will not want to miss this panel discussion. Learn from experts in financing and intellectual property as they discuss where to look for funding, when to look for it, and how to be ready to land it!

Panelists | Vince Killen (Community Futures Ontario East SOFII Investment Fund), Marcelo Konig Sarkis (Prima IP), Ali Taiyeb (Business Development Lead at Ryerson DMZ)

Angel Investment for Startups | 11am - 11:45am

Angel investment goes beyond providing funds to startups, it is also an excellent opportunity for entrepreneurs to gain smart money. Are you an entrepreneur at a point in your business where angel investment could be beneficial? Get first-hand advice from a real angel investor, venture capitalist, and lawyer. Learn if you’re ready to pitch for investment, what types of funding are available, and what investors expect from you.

Panelists | Yves LaFortune (Peterborough Region Angel Network), Brenda Hogan (Ontario Capital Growth Corporation), Nicole Stephenson (Stikeman Keeley Spiegel LLP)

Afternoon Sessions

Small Business: Tips for Successfully Securing Funding | 1pm - 1:45pm

Looking to make sense of the dollars and cents you need to grow your business? Join us for this panel discussion that aims to answer your questions about what you need to secure funding, whether it be a grant or a loan. Learn how to grow the resources you need to succeed.

Panelists | Anet Greenley (National Research Council Canada), Chris Walmsley (TD Bank Group), Heather Hallahan (BDC)

Funding to Create Unforgettable Visitor Events & Experiences | 2pm - 2:45pm

In today’s competitive marketplace, savvy travellers are looking for engaging experiences and memorable events that are inspiring and authentic. Have an idea for an experience or special event that you would like to develop or grow? This is the panel for you. Learn about funding that will take your business (and your visitor’s memories of their time spent in Peterborough & the Kawarthas) to the next level.

Panelists | Bev Cameron (Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport), Marie Lummiss (Kawarthas Northumberland - Regional Tourism Organization 8), Maya Bedward (Ontario Arts Council)

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