2015 Funding Roadshow


The 2015 Funding Roadshow is designed to better educate entrepreneurs on funding opportunities as well as facilitate connections between funders and entrepreneurs. For more information, click here.

Up to 20 tech-based companies will be selected, click here for eligibility:

Register now

Best Pitch Prize/City

  • Six months of office space in San Francisco
  • Round trip airfare to pitch to investors in the Valley
  • Free accounting services from Intuit
  • Cloud Hosting package from CANARIE & SoftLayer

Pitch Application

Step 1: Submit your Pitch Application

Step 2: Best 20 entrepreneurs in Toronto will be selected
If you are selected, Ryerson DMZ will cover all registration fees ($125), which includes lunch, access to workshops and eligibility to win prize.

Each Company Ticket Includes

  • Pitch to a panel of funders
  • Lunch with all funders, partners and pitching entrepreneurs
  • Company promotion on Funding Roadshow website
  • Workshops included during the day, outside of the pitch room
  • Evening networking session pass
  • Opportunity to win the best pitch prize

Toronto Workshops

Want to be part of the show and not pitch? That’s fine! Click here for the different workshops happening your city.

  • Technically, you’re committed – Jeff Klink, Startup Mentor. at SoftLayer
  • ICT trends & opportunities for Canadian start-ups – Peter Wilenius, VP Business Dev. at CANARIE
  • Maximizing SR&ED & recent legal cases – Sahar Ansary, Lead Funding Consultant at R&D Partners
  • Financing and understanding refundable tax credits – Michel Beauchamp, VP Business Development at R&D Capital
  • Bridging the financial literacy gap for Canadian entrepreneurs – Intuit
  • Understanding funding -Lana Tayara, Partnerships & Business Development at Fundica
  • Others to be announced

Toronto Panel Members

  • Plazacorp Ventures
  • R&D Capital
  • SHEe0 Accelerator
  • First Stone Ventures
  • Real Ventures
  • Impression Ventures
  • MaRS IAF
  • Ryerson Futures
  • Relay Ventures
  • BDC

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