10 juillet 2019

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Knowledge-transfer, networking and best practices

Transfert de connaissances, réseautage et conseils pratiques

Co-présidé par Senia Rapisarda de HarborVest et Sylvain Carle de Real Ventures, le VentureFest réunit des investisseurs, des gestionnaires de fonds et des équipes des opérations de sociétés de capital-risque venues de partout au Canada et à travers le monde. En plus d’expliquer tout le cycle d’investissement, le VentureFest crée une plateforme qui permet aux investisseurs en capital de risque de partager des notions durement acquises qui portent, entre autres, sur comment trouver les meilleures startups, investir et travailler avec des entreprises financées par capital-risque aux stades de démarrage, de développement et de croissance.

Les places sont réservées aux candidats qualifiés.


Le VentureFest s’adresse :

  • Aux investisseurs / LP
  • Aux gestionnaires de fonds / GP
  • Aux équipes des opérations des sociétés de capital-risque

Quelques participants des années précédentes :


Par leur investissement dans des compagnies de technologie de pointe en forte croissance, les investisseurs en capital de risque (des sociétés de micro-capital-risque jusqu’aux fonds de croissance) aident à façonner le monde.

Programmation du VentureFest

(Note: les conférences de l’Atelier « Founding » sont toutes données en anglais)
8:00 AM – 9:00 AMDéjeuner
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Food you eat in the morning. The tastiest meeting of the day.
9:00 AM – 9:10 AMDiscours d’ouverture Senia Rapisarda, Sylvain
9:10 AM – 9:45 AMHave we learned anything? Is the past a predictor of the future?
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Venture funding is a long-game, with cycles of investment that outlast the lifespan of many of the startups invested in. So what have institutional investors learned through the peaks and valleys of the past decades? How are investors considering venture over different cycle from a portfolio construction point of view? In this panel, seasoned veterans will discuss their takeaways, the importance of keeping a long view and vision for the future of investment.
Jacques Bernier (Teralys), Amanda Outerbridge (HarbourVest),
Senia Rapisarda, John Stokes
9:45 AM – 10:20 AM Why Canada – Why now? How has the relationship with the US changed in the last 5 years?
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In the past 5 years, the relationships between funders and founders in Canada and the US has radically changed. With Canada’s growing AI and deep-tech research advantages and expanding tech ecosystems, US investors have never been more interested in what’s happening in “Silicon Valley North.” So what exactly is in Canada’s secret sauce that’s had US VC’s hopping on flights to Toronto and Montreal from San Francisco and New York? And how can Canadian and US funds work together to continue raising up the best and brightest startups coming out of Canada’s tech communities?
Anne-Marie Bourgeois (EnerTech), Laura Buhler (C100), Magaly Charbonneau (iNovia Capital), Matt Roberts (ScaleUP Ventures)
10:20 AM – 10:55 AMDeep Tech – The business side of science
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AI might have captured the world’s imagination but what are the other technologies that are emerging from the crucible of research and how will these impact venture funding? In this panel we’ll discuss the impact of AI and quantum computing on the industry.
Margaret Wu (Georgian) Joe Regan (BDC), Sylvain
Carle, Jana Eggers
10:55 AM – 11:25 AMThe next generation of investors: Who are they, how are they doing it and what can we learn from them?
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Who are the newest technology investors and what can we learn from them? How do we encourage the brightest minds to take the plunge into entrepreneurship or VC straight out of college rather than stepping onto the conveyor belt of consulting and corporate finance? In this panel, you’ll hear from the youngest VCs in the industry about their vision for the future, what they see coming out of the top computer science classrooms and business schools, and how they’re working to change the industry.
Raphaël Christian-Roy, Maggie Sprenger, Danielle Graham, Nayla Chebli
11:25 AM – 11:55 AMCreating an investment thesis that incorporates founder well-being
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The best venture capitalists don’t just invest in companies — they invest in people. But strangely, this human-focus is missing from most firms’ investment theses. While many firms offer value-add services in the form of expert networks or operational support, very few support the mental, emotional, and physical health of their founders. The entrepreneurial ecosystem is facing an epidemic of mental health issues, burnout, and stress-related illness, and venture capitalists are in a position to alleviate or exacerbate these issues. By incorporating founder mental health and well-being into your investment thesis, your firm can not only differentiate its value proposition to attract the top entrepreneurs, but also protect the financial and human capital behind its investments.
In this session, you’ll learn: Why entrepreneurs are more susceptible mental health issues, burnout, and stress-related illness How to spot the red flags of a struggling founder and know when/how to intervene What your firm can do to align its beliefs, actions, and processes with the well-being of its founders.
Jessica Carson
11:55 AM – 12:10 PMDiscours de fermeture Senia Rapisarda, Sylvain
12:10 PM – 1:30 PMDîner
2:20 PM – 5:00 PMVentureFest séries pitch
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You’re looking for the next great startup idea, and we want to help you find it! Join participants of our Funding workshop as they take the stage to pitch their companies. Interested in participating? Let us know!

Conférenciers de 2019

Emilie Boutros

Partner and CFO | TandemLaunch

Sylvain Carle

Partner | Real Ventures

Margaret Wu

Vice President | Georgian Partners

Raphael Christian-Roy

Raphaël Christian-Roy

Managing Director | Front Row Ventures @ Real Ventures

Maggie Sprenger

Maggie Sprenger

Managing Director | Green Cow Venture Capital

Jacques Bernier

Jacques Bernier

Associé principal | Teralys Capital

Jessica Carson

Jessica Carson

Innovation @ American Psychological Association | Founder @ Wired This Way

Senia Rapisarda

Senia Rapisarda

Managing Director | HarbourVest Canada

Anne-Marie Bourgeois

Vice-Présidente Investissements | EnerTech Capital

Laura Buhler

Executive Director | C100

Joseph Regan

Managing Partner, Industrial Innovation Fund | BDC

Danielle Graham

Principal | Dream Maker Ventures

Matt Roberts

Matt Roberts

Partner | ScaleUP Ventures

Magaly Charbonneau

Magaly Charbonneau

Principal | iNovia Capital

John Stokes

Founding Partner | Real Ventures

Nayla Chebli

Investment Director | Venture Capital

Stéphane Létourneau

Vice President, Partnership and Corporate Affairs | Mila

Edward Powers

Managing Director, Boston | HarbourVest