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11
cities

The Fundica Roadshow stops in 11 of Canada's top business cities.

20
pitches/city

Up to 20 technology-based companies per city get to pitch to funders in a private setting.

8
RoadTalks/city

Don't want to pitch? Join us for inspirational RoadTalks provided by great speakers and network all day.

11
big prizes

Every city's best pitch wins a trip to pitch in San Francisco and prizes from our partners!

Are you eligible to pitch?

To apply to pitch, you need to have a technological component to your business, be incorporated in Canada, seed or growth stage, with expected revenue growth > 50%.

Prizes

In each city, the best pitching company will receive:

Three-months of office space in San Francisco

Round trip airfare to pitch to investors in the Valley

Cloud hosting package from CANARIE & IBM

Quickbooks

One year free Quickbooks online from Intuit, and other prizes

Perks

All Fundica Roadshow participants are eligible for perks from our partners.
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Cities


Toronto
Montreal
Victoria
Vancouver
Montreal
Toronto
Waterloo
Waterloo
Grand Finale
San Francisco

2016 RoadTalk Speakers



Canadian Startups Our Key Success Factors
George Borovec
George Borovec
Co-Founder, Treasurechest Marketplace
Evolution of Startups in Canada
David Thomas
David Thomas
Sr. Marketing Manager, QuickBooks Canada
Evolution of Startups in Canada
Jarrod Goldsmith
Jarrod Goldsmith
Founder, eSAX
Canadian Startups Our Key Success Factors
Haseeb Awan
Haseeb Awan
Co-Founder, BitAccess
Canadian Startups Our Key Success Factors
James Mackenzie
James Mackenzie
Founder, SocialScrub
Canadian Startups Our Key Success Factors
David Stein
David Stein
Board Memeber, Ottawa Network
Evolution of Startups in Canada
Bernie Zeisig
Bernie Zeisig
Partner, Mistral VP
To Pitch or Not to Pitch?
Eropa Stein
Eropa Stein
CEO, eStaffMatch
To Pitch or Not to Pitch?
Grant Hall
Grant Hall
CEO & Founder, Nuvyyo
To Pitch or Not to Pitch?
Frederic Voyer
Frederic Voyer
Swaap, Swaaap
Evolution of Startups in Canada
Sarwar Qureshi
Sarwar Qureshi
Principal, Patterson & company
Evolution of Startups in Canada
Peter Stewart
Peter Stewart
Manager of Entrepreneurship Services, Invest Ottawa
Maximizing SR&ED Tax Credits for Tech Companies
Mike Lee
Mike Lee
President, R&D Partners
Building Your Startup In The Cloud
Randy Jones
Randy Jones
Sr. Director Technology Innovation, CANARIE
W's Of Funding
Lana Tayara
Lana Tayara
Partnerships & Marketing Manager, Fundica
How to Successfully Pitch to Large Companies
Ritch Dusome
Ritch Dusome
President & CEO, CENGN
Payroll Management: How To Reduce Your Business Risks?
Pierre St-Arnault
Pierre St-Arnault
Product Manager, Nethris Payroll Services
Fundraising For First Time Founders
Lee Silverstone
Lee Silverstone
Co-Founder & CEO, GymTrack
Evolution of Startups in Canada
Bob Huggins
Bob Huggins
Director - Accelerator Partnership Development, L-Spark
Accelerating The Startup Ecosystem Through Private Investments
Narbe Alexandrian
Narbe Alexandrian
Associate, OMERS Ventures
Accelerating The Startup Ecosystem Through Private Investments
Sunil Sharma
Sunil Sharma
Managing Partner, Extreme Venture Partners
Accelerating The Startup Ecosystem Through Private Investments
Christian Lassonde
Christian Lassonde
Managing Partner, Impression Ventures
Accelerating The Startup Ecosystem Through Private Investments
Yuri Navarro
Yuri Navarro
Executive Director, National Angel Capital
Payroll Management: How To Reduce Your Business Risks?
John Paul Moutinho
John Paul Moutinho
Senior Manager, Nethris Payroll Services
Exit: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Mark MacLeod
Mark MacLeod
Founder, SurePath Capital Partners
Evolution Of Startups In Canada
Ben Zlotnick
Ben Zlotnick
Founder & CEO, InCubes
The Funding Revolution
Peter-Paul Van Hoeken
Peter-Paul Van Hoeken
Founder & CEO, FrontFundr
The Funding Revolution
Steven Uster
Steven Uster
Co-Founder & CEO, FundThrough
Global Scaling For Canadian Entrepreneurs
Qasim Virjee
Qasim Virjee
Manager, IBM Global Entrepreneur Program
Key Legal Tips For Tech Startups
Sunny Handa
Sunny Handa
Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Evolution Of Startups In Canada
Craig Major
Craig Major
Program Director, Startup Toronto
Accelerating The Startup Ecosystem Through Private Investments
Theresa Laurico
Theresa Laurico
Founder & Chief Visionary Officer, Socialight
Evolution Of Startups In Canada
Margo Langford
Margo Langford
Partner & Legal Advisor, First Stone Venture Partners
The Funding Revolution
Sandi Gilbert
Sandi Gilbert
Founder & CEO, SeedUps
How To Fund Your Startup
Omar Dhalla
Omar Dhalla
Partner, Real Ventures
Evolution Of Startups In Canada
Lyndon Johnson
Lyndon Johnson
Founder, The Communications Bar
Evolution Of Startups In Canada
Julian Sanchez
Julian Sanchez
Account Manager, BDC
How to Fund your Startup
Kevin Climans
Kevin Climans
Associate, Klass Capital
Evolution Of Startups In Canada
Chris Maeda
Chris Maeda
Board Member, Maple Leaf Angels
Evolution Of Startups In Canada
Camille McInnis
Camille McInnis
Community Advisor, Statup Canada
How to Fund your Startup
Dominic Bortolussi
Dominic Bortolussi
Founder & Managing Partner, The Working Group
The Future of Technology in Media Entertainment
Amy Davies
Amy Davies
Associate Director, IDEABOOST
The Future of Technology in Media Entertainment
Sean Power
Sean Power
Co-Founder, Repable
The Future of Technology in Media Entertainment
Adam Rabie
Adam Rabie
CEO, Big Terminal
Digital Innovation for Tech Startups
Stephen Perelgut
Stephen Perelgut
IBM Cloud Business Development Manager, IBM Canada
Keynote Speaker
Michael Hyatt
Michael Hyatt
Executive Chairman, Bluecat
To Pitch Or Not To Pitch?
Ross Finlay
Ross Finlay
Co-Founder & Director, First Angel Network
To Pitch Or Not To Pitch?
Andrew Ray
Andrew Ray
Investment Manager, Innovacorp
To Pitch Or Not To Pitch?
Leah Skerry
Leah Skerry
CEO & Co-Founder, EyeRead
Accelerating The Startup Ecosystem
Jean-François Marcoux
Jean-François Marcoux
General Partner, White Star Capital
Evolution of Startups In Canada
Seema Galish
Seema Galish
Business Lead, QuickBooks Canada
Evolution of Startups In Canada
Alex Shee
Alex Shee
Analyst, Real Ventures
Evolution of Startups In Canada
Sergio Escobar
Sergio Escobar
Managing Director, Founder Institute
Evolution of Startups In Canada
Ilias Benjelloun
Ilias Benjelloun
Creative Director, MTL NewTech
Key Legal Tips For Tech Startups
Tricia Kuhl
Tricia Kuhl
Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Evolution of Startups In Canada
Luc Péloquin
Luc Péloquin
Innovation Advisor, NRC
Who Run The World? Girls!
Nancy Naluz
Nancy Naluz
Montreal Chapter Lead, Ladies Learning Code
Who Run The World? Girls!
Magaly Charbonneau
Magaly Charbonneau
Business Development Specialist, Consumer Division, Intel Security Group
Who Run The World? Girls!
Liesl Barrell
Liesl Barrell
Executive Director, Montreal Girl Geeks
Who Run The World? Girls!
Roberta Voulon
Roberta Voulon
Co-Founder and iOS Developer, Les Pitonneux
Who Run The World? Girls!
Emilie Boutros
Emilie Boutros
Partner and CFO, TandemLaunch
How & When to Exit Your Company
Dov Amihod
Dov Amihod
Software Architect and Co-Founder & CTO, Autodesk, Lagoa
How & When to Exit Your Company
Patrick McGirr
Patrick McGirr
Accountant, Praxis Accounting
Who Run The World? Girls!
Debbie Frail
Debbie Frail
Partner, R&D Partners
Evolution Of Startups In Canada
Maryse Gingras
Maryse Gingras
Regional Director, Futurpreneur
Evolution Of Startups In Canada
Caroline Pelletier
Caroline Pelletier
Director Of Business Development, Anges Quebec
How to Fund your Startup
Matthew Smith
Matthew Smith
Partner & COO, TandemLaunch
How to Fund your Startup
Sean Brownlee
Sean Brownlee
Partner, Rho Ventures
Evolution of Startups In Canada
Edouard Gaussen
Edouard Gaussen
Analyst, White Star Capital
IBM RoadTalk
Jean-Louis Marechaux
Jean-Louis Marechaux
Cloud Advisor, IBM
The Truth about Government Funding
Jo Van Betsbrugge
Jo Van Betsbrugge
Innovation Advisor, NRC
Women In Tech
Stephanie Willerth
Stephanie Willerth
Founder, Willerth Lab
Women In Tech
Yvonne Coady
Yvonne Coady
Professor, University Of Victoria
TBD
Carli van Maurik
Carli van Maurik
Partner and Business Solutions, Whiteboard Law
VC Funding For Startups
Hannes Blum
Hannes Blum
Venture Partner North America, Action Capital Partners
Women In Tech
Erin Athene
Erin Athene
Victoria Chapter Lead, Ladies Learning Code
Women In Tech
Alona Fyshe
Alona Fyshe
Assistant Professor, University of Victoria
Evolution Of Startups In Canada
Nicole Smith
Nicole Smith
CEO & Founder, Flytographer
VC Funding For Startups
Peter Elkins
Peter Elkins
CEO, Capital Investment Network
Evolution Of Startups In Canada
Robert Bennett
Robert Bennett
Program Director, VIATEC
Accelerating The Startup Ecosystem
Lauren Robinson
Lauren Robinson
Global Operations Director, Highline
3 Colossal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Fundraising
Hussein Hallak
Hussein Hallak
General Manager, Launch Academy
Accelerating The Startup Ecosystem
Keith Ippel
Keith Ippel
CEO, Spring Is
Accelerating The Startup Ecosystem
Manny Padda
Manny Padda
Founder & Managing Director , New Avenue Capital
Evolution Of Startups In Canada
Dylan Freeze
Dylan Freeze
Senior Analyst, BCTIA
Evolution Of Startups In Canada
Chin Hing Chang
Chin Hing Chang
Program Manager, Spring Is
The Funding Revolution
Alixe Cormick
Alixe Cormick
Securities Attorney, Venture Law Corporation
The Funding Revolution
Monique Morden
Monique Morden
CEO & Co-Founder, Mentio
The Funding Revolution
Jill Earthy
Jill Earthy
CGO, FrontFundr
IBM RoadTalk
Peter Madden
Peter Madden
Client Executive, IBM Canada
The Funding Revolution
Humaira Hamid
Humaira Hamid
Business Development Manager, Futurpreneur
Market Research! Your Action Plan
Mark Eversfield
Mark Eversfield
Market Research Analyst, Small Business BC
Evolution Of Startups In Canada
Daniel Sandoz
Daniel Sandoz
Analyst, PWGSC
VC Funding For Startups
Josh Ludgate
Josh Ludgate
Business Planning Advisor, Small Business BC
Evolution Of Startups In Canada
Suzanne Ebelher
Suzanne Ebelher
Client Services Director, Business Link
Evolution Of Startups In Canada
Hannah Cree
Hannah Cree
General Manager, VA Angels
Evolution Of Startups In Canada
Steven McIlvenna
Steven McIlvenna
Director of Entrepreneur Development, Innovate Calgary
Evolution Of Startups In Canada
Randall Howard
Randall Howard
Board Member, GTAN
How to Fund your Startup?
Marcus Daniels
Marcus Daniels
Co-Founder & CEO, HIGHLINE
How to Fund your Startup
Sarah Marion
Sarah Marion
Analyst, iNovia Capital
How to Fund your Startup
Sid Paquette
Sid Paquette
Managing Director, OMERS Ventures

Funders

Past funders include: Elkins Group, Real Ventures, Tandem Launch, NSERC, LX Ventures, BDC, Relay Ventures, Gill Group, FedDev Ontario, Zinc Ventures, BDC Capital, National Bank of Canada, Zinc Ventures, Growthworks, Yaletown Ventures, AVAC, Extreme Ventures, The Working Group, Xaphan Group, MBTech Accelerator, SHEeo Accelerator, GGV Capital, Beehive Holdings, Western Technology Investment, Foundation Circle Capital, Mistral Venture Partners, L-SPARK, Plazacorp, Impression Ventures, MaRS IAF, Ryerson Futures, CEED, Futurpreneur MB, Manitoba Tecc Accelerator, Wavefront, Highline Venture Capital, BCTIA, Public Works & Government Services Canada (PWGSS), Community Micro Lending, Naco Chair, Extreme Ventures, Fondation du Maire, iNovia Capital, White Start Capital, Rho Ventures, Interaction Ventures, CLD West Island, Foundation Capital, and others.

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