Boot Camp for Technology Start-Ups

From Boris at Bootup Labs in Vancouver.

plugandplaytechcenterThe Canadian Trade Commissioner Service is hosting a Canadian Regional Boot Camp for Technology Start-Ups featuring Silicon Valley experts and investors. The event features the Plug and Play Technology Center in Silicon Valley. The Plug and Play Tech Center now features a Canadian Incubator at the 3 offices in the valley. I’m assuming that this means that Canadian start-ups can get access to real estate while they are working in Silicon Valley doing business development and fund raising.

The Boot Camp event happening March 16-20, 2009 in Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa,Toronto, and Waterloo features Chris Gill of SVASE helping entrepreneurs with pitch preparation and a final pitch review session.

  • Funding Pitch Preparation. Topics will include:
    • What are US investors looking for?
    • Is your business fundable?
    • How to effectively present the problem, the opportunity and the solution.
    • Presenting your go to market strategy and your business model.
    • Presenting who’s on your team, establishing credibility etc.
    • How to present your evaluation of the competition.
    • How to present your financial projections.
  • Pitching Session to a Review Board
    • 10-minute company pitch to local, US and Silicon Valley VC investors
    • Instant pitch feedback by the Board

The event is happening:

  • Halifax, Monday, March 16, 2009
  • Montreal, Tuesday, March 17, 2009
  • Ottawa, Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  • Toronto, Thursday, March 19, 2009
  • Waterloo, Friday, March 20, 2009

If you are a startup looking to get help developing your funding pitch this is a great opportunity. Even better if you think raising money in the Valley is easier than Canada (it’s not), you can find out about the process for Canadian companies and start to build relationships that can help you.