Want to get a taste of Canadian Innovation Exchange ahead of the main event in November? Attend a CIX Meet Up, coming soon to Waterloo, Montreal and Vancouver. CIX Meet Ups this year will feature a panel discussion on Current Market Insights: Investment, Evaluation and Entrepreneurship, with prominent Canadian experts in each city. There will be cocktails, h’ors d’eouvres, and networking opportunities to give you an exclusive taste of CIX and a sampling of the Canadian innovation ecosystem in Digital Media and Information Communications Technology (ICT).
Taking place November 27, 2012 in Toronto, CIX is the foremost destination for key leaders in the innovation economy to network, share ideas, learn and do business each year. CIX also features the CIX Top 20, a unique program designed to showcase Canada’s hottest innovative companies, working in Digital Media and ICT.
Don’t forget- the CIX Top 20 is now open and accepting entries. Don’t delay – the deadline to enter is Oct. 12, 2012
Register to attend CIX 2012 today and save with the Kick Off Rate (ends September 14).
Meet Up Event Details:
- 5:30 pm – Doors Open
- 6:00 pm – Panel Discussion
- 6:45 – 8:00 pm – Network with featured guests and fellow industry leaders
For emerging companies, understanding the tricks of the trade is critical for success when it comes to financing. For investors, entrepreneurs and investors, a company should be built to last and scale but keeping an eye on exit is equally as critical. The key is understanding how to achieve this balance with all stakeholders. Once you’re engaged with investors, a clear understanding of the fundamental issues surrounding the financing of innovative companies is a critical success factor, and CIX has assembled a cross-section of key players to provide their seasoned guidance. From term sheet trends, to closing guidelines, from benchmark data to prevailing practices, this is a practical guide for investors, entrepreneurs and acquirers alike.
Join a group of savvy investors and innovation experts as they chart the future of funding innovation as well as what it means for entrepreneurs, technology companies, investors, and the innovation ecosystem.
- What is the prevalent mindset around valuation and how should companies position themselves for success?
- How do future trends in funding innovation impact you and your business?
- How detailed must you be regarding exit plans, including the identification of acquirers, valuation and returns parameters?
- What are the prevalent term sheet trends and what impact do they have on the enterprise and on outcomes for various stakeholders?
Montreal on Wednesday, September 26th
Location: Ernst & Young – 800 boul Rene-Levesque Ouest Suite 1900
Vancouver on Wednesday, October 3rd
Location: Morris Wosk Hall – 580 West Hastings Street
Waterloo on Thursday, October 4th
Location: The Tannery – Charles Street West in Kitchener