Here is your invitation to a great free business event as follows.
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, in conjunction with the Trade Commissioner Service, and its partners Miller Thompson and KPMG would like to cordially invite you to participate in the Technology Growth Initiative (TGI) Eastern Canada Business Boot Camps Spring 2011.
How can companies get involved? There are 2 ways to participate:
- Attend the morning coaching sessions, the networking keynote lunches and observe a select number of company pitches. Register below!
- Participate in the morning session and apply to become one of the select number of Canadian companies who will pitch their technology to an expert panel. The Canadian companies with the highest evaluation scores will be invited to participate in the next phase of TGI, where they will be given access to key markets and decision makers in the United States through a technology pipeline, specially tailored and developed by the Trade Commissioner Service. Register below!
Stay tuned for speaker updates to the agenda below. A detailed program will be forwarded to all registered participants. Register below!
Application to Attend: Ends Apr 25, 2011 Free
Application to Present and Pitch: Ends Mar 21, 2011 Free
Boot Camp Agenda
8:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 Presentations and Coaching sessions – A series of expert speakers will share tips, advice and key market information.
Speaker Panellists include (additional speakers to be announced):
Martin Casstevens, Director of Directed Energy, Business Formation and Commercialization Manager, Tech Transfer and Economic Outreach, University of Buffalo
Robert Writz, Sr.Project Leader, Commercialization, NREL www.nrel.gov
Ken Rukowski, Partner, Innovation, and Social Media Analyst http://kenrutkowski.com
Matthew Jenusaitis, OctanE http://www.octaneoc.org
12:00 Keynote and Networking Lunch with US Panellists and local industry stakeholders
13:00 Pitch to expert panellists – Select number of companies will have 6 mintues to pitch their company and technology to a panel of experts. The presenters will be judged (4 minute feedback session with the panel) and scored. This pitch session will be open to observers.
15:15 Pitch to expert panellists – This pitch session will be open to observers. Panellist will have approximately 4 minutes to provide feedback
16:45 Program Wrap-up
17:00 Networking event – Unique opportunity to meet with program partners, investors, potential industry partners and other participants.
This initiative was made possible through funding from the North American Platform Program (NAPP) partnership and