CapitalRoad Overview       Fall 2011
CapitalRoad – an industry-led, not-for-profit  foundation (began as an industry association in 1980s)                     ...
access-to-capital focus   ‘Commercialization pain points’ faced by emerging companies    Human Capital                    ...
approach Canada’s premiere, early stage, technology access-to-capital forums Develop mutually beneficial programs with p...
leading investment forums Canada’s largest “early stage” technology investment forum program    o Banff Venture Forum: la...
Banff keynote dinnerFall 2011
strategic focusStrategic Objective                                2012 Activities                      o Develop mutually ...
keys to strategic successStrategic Partners                             2012 Activities    Investors        o Attract more...
2011 sponsors and partnersNovember 2011
contacts                        Don Kjosness             President, CEO and Director; CapitalRoad                    kjosn...
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Capitalroad Overview (Fall 2011)

  1. 1. CapitalRoad Overview Fall 2011
  2. 2. CapitalRoad – an industry-led, not-for-profit foundation (began as an industry association in 1980s) Mission Linking Canada’s highest quality, emergingtechnology companies to the most active and supportive investors
  3. 3. access-to-capital focus ‘Commercialization pain points’ faced by emerging companies Human Capital Markets Capital • Numerous technology • Numerous technology commercialization programs • Few Canadian programs commercialization programs and organizations and organizations provide and organizations provide support support address access to angel, seed, VC, and beyondCapitalRoad’s unique focus on ‘access to capital’ programs and events complements other not-for-profit technology commercialization associations, incubators and innovation centres. CapitalRoad focused on innovative, synergistic relationships with partner organizations across Canada and beyond Fall 2011
  4. 4. approach Canada’s premiere, early stage, technology access-to-capital forums Develop mutually beneficial programs with partners across Canada o Deliver national program in cooperation with leading, regional partners o Partners: not-for-profit technology commercialization organizations; industry (sponsors, investors); angel groups and government agencies (national, regional) o Programs for early-stage entrepreneurs in support of technology commercialization support ecosystem Help develop Canada’s technology commercialization support ecosystem o e.g. eLearning network infrastructure with partners Generate increased international investor participation o From United States, Europe and Asia Fall 2011
  5. 5. leading investment forums Canada’s largest “early stage” technology investment forum program o Banff Venture Forum: largest in Canada; 14th year (October 4th-5th, 2012) o October 2011: 400 attendees; 46 companies; Canadian, US and European VCs o Canadian Financing Forum: 15th year (February 2nd-3rd , 2012) o February 2011: 225 attendees; 30 companies; Canadian and US VCs o Investment streams: ICT/Life Sciences/Energy technology & Cleantech World class keynotes, panels and on-site boot camps/mentoring complement entrepreneur presentations to investors Fall 2011
  6. 6. Banff keynote dinnerFall 2011
  7. 7. strategic focusStrategic Objective 2012 Activities o Develop mutually beneficial partnerships with technology commercialization organizations and regional programsLeading Canadian across Canada provider of earlystage, technology o Build on BVF/CFF success to identify and create financing forums complementary ‘commercialization’ ecosystem programs and programs with partners o Develop eLearning strategy to position CapitalRoad and partners as leading contributors to technology commercialization ecosystem for emerging/early stage technology companies across Canada Fall 2011
  8. 8. keys to strategic successStrategic Partners 2012 Activities Investors o Attract more GPs/LPs/corporate investment funds/angels/international investors to forums/programs Sponsors o Increase value that sponsors gain from forums/programs o Create multi-year sponsorship opportunities o Cooperate with organizations/events across Canada to create new sponsorship opportunities/benefits Entrepreneurs o Operate boot camps/mentoring for regional pitch competition winners at BVF and CFF o Provide online learning resources with partnersRegional Partners o Develop cooperation with new regional partners that complement existing CapitalRoad partners o Develop/implement mutually beneficial events/programs to assist entrepreneurs across Canada Fall 2011
  9. 9. 2011 sponsors and partnersNovember 2011
  10. 10. contacts Don Kjosness President, CEO and Director; CapitalRoad kjosness@telusplanet.net Marc ElrickExecutive Director, Banff Venture Forum & Canadian Financing Forum marc@criticalpathgroup.com www.thecapitalroad.com www.banffventureforum.com www.financingforum.com Fall 2011

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