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Startup Network & Learn - Sci Talent Day Series

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Sci Talent Day is a branded event of Sci Innovation Centre for networking & learning. The centre invites professionals and opinion leaders of industries to share and discuss the most concerned issues by startups.

In this summer, the centre is introducing a series of learning opportunities focusing on exploring Chinese market and financing. Join us to learn about new opportunities for your business and network with peoples alike!


Series 1. June Sci Talent Day

Topic:
The Gateway to China - Canadian SMEs China Business Guide
1. How can Canadian companies set up companies in China?
2. Common disputes and legal considerations in international trade and working with international agency
3. Intellectual property, trademark and copyright protection for transnational business

China has become the world's second largest economy, the largest trader of goods, and the largest foreign exchange reserve country. Its contribution rate to world economic growth has exceeded 30% for many years. It has the largest middle-income group in the world, and the GDP value is about to exceed 10,000 US dollars. China has become a market that no one can ignore or want to lose.

Speaker:

Guantao Law Firm (Toronto)

Time:

June 25, 2019, 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Venue:

Sci Innovation Centre (Toronto)

Suite 607, 1 Concorde Gate, Toronto ON, M3C 3N6



Series 2. July Sci Talent Day - rescheduled

Topic:

Interpretation of Chinese investors
1. How can SMEs in Canada negotiate investment term sheet with Chinese investors?
2. How do Chinese investors conduct due diligence when investing in overseas companies?

According to the Midas List in 2019 from Forbes magazine, Mr. Shen Nanpeng of Sequoia China once again won the top spot, defending the title of the world's first venture capitalist.

In 2018, only two investors in China entered the top ten. One year later, the number rose to four. In addition to Shen Nanpeng, there are three investors in China entering the top ten, namely Qiming Venture Capital Gan Jianping (No. 5), Today Capital Xu Xin (No. 6), and Jiyuan Capital Tong Shihao (No. 7).

Chinese investors are playing a more and more important part in world's venture capital.

Speaker:

Miller Thomson Law Firm

Time:

July 23, 2019, 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Venue:

Sci Innovation Centre (Toronto)

Suite 607, 1 Concorde Gate, Toronto ON, M3C 3N6



Series 3. August Sci Talent Day

Topic:

SME Loan Strategy - Service manual of BDC (the Canadian Business Development Bank)

Funding is SMEs most concerned problem. Because of their small cash flow and small scale of operations, it is difficult to provide mortgages and pledges required by banks.

In Canada, there is a state-owned bank, BDC, which specializes in providing financial, investment, and problem-solving services for the entrepreneurship and development of small and medium-sized businesses in Canada. There are currently more than 110 branches across Canada and have helped more than 42,000 small and medium-sized businesses in Canada. However, many SMEs know very little about BDC and are not familiar with the bank and the related services it provides.

To this end, we have invited BDC to share one of their important task – to help entrepreneurs succeed and thrive, and to help more companies to develop towards their next phase.

Speaker:

BDC (the Canadian Business Development Bank)

Time:

August 20, 2019, 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Venue:

Sci Innovation Centre (Toronto)

Suite 607, 1 Concorde Gate, Toronto ON, M3C 3N6

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Series 4. September Sci Talent Day

Topic:

Knowhows for Canadian Entrepreneurs to doing business beyond Canada and expand internationally

We would like to offer a workshop about what Canadian entrepreneurs should know before they start doing business internationally. This workshop would cover topics about qualifying business partners, finding manufacturers and distributors, using a JV, protecting IP, and funding a company's expansion into the international market. This would be a 30 to 45 minute lecture session followed by a 45 minutes Q&A session. We will be inviting Export Development Canada (EDC) to explain how they can help with funding of certain business activities to support the export trade. We will also be inviting Canadian Trade Commissioner in China to participate in some way if they can. They can help organize one-on-one meetings between Canadian executives and Chinese investors or potential partners when Canadian companies are in China.

These workshops will be promoted through the Toronto incubators and Canadian entrepreneurs who have already expanded internationally.

Time: Sept 5, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Venue: Suite 5800, Scotia Tower, 40 King Street West, Toronto ON, M5H 3S1

Keynote speakers:

1. Todd Bissett, Partner at Miller Thomson LLP, is a widely experienced business, technology, and international transactions lawyer, licensed in California and Ontario. He previously practiced for several years in Silicon Valley and Greater China. Todd is a leader in the areas of emerging growth and venture capital at Miller Thomson, as well as the firm’s China practice.


2. Benton Leong, Angel Investor and Serial Entrepreneur. Benton’s background includes research and teaching at the University of Arizona and the University of Waterloo in computer science. Along with fellow researchers at UW, he co-founded MapleSoft, which produces Maple, a premiere tool for math research. He also founded Radical Flow, a company that produces interactive curriculum-ware for the sciences and engineering. His expertise covers strategic planning, global market development, and user product design.

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