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Navigating Growth: Entrepreneur Toolkit (Part 2)

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Entrepreneur Toolkit: The tools you’ll need to grow your business

Part 2 of our Navigating Growth workshop focuses on providing entrepreneurs with the knowledge and tools necessary for developing a robust growth plan – a key framework for scaling startups and mid-size organizations. A group of expert panelists from Fasken and PwC will provide market insights regarding best practices and procedures for navigating the often-complex regulations in taxation, accounting, IP law and M&A. The taxation and accounting portions will also cover rules and regulations around cross-border funding, along with multiple non-diluted funding opportunities available in B.C., including research and development (R&D) incentives.

Key Topics for this session include:

  • Taxation including cross border funding and non-diluted funding opportunities
  • IP and patent law
  • Accounting best practises and bookkeeping
  • M&A


Who should attend?

The workshop will benefit early-stage startups and small-size organizations that are seeking to procure funding and in the process of strategizing and developing their growth plan. The organizations to benefit the most from this session will have already launched their product or service, raised a seed round, and are now ready for the next stage of growth.


About the Speaker

Vivian was a practicing lawyer in Vancouver for over 10 years, first with a national law firm and then as in-house counsel with the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC). As a result of her work with BDC, she decided to take her knowledge and experience further into the business realm as an advisor. She now guides entrepreneurs through various stages of their business, from inception to growth, with a focus on optimizing operations and raising capital.

Vivian will be joined by a group of expert panelists to answer any questions you may have.


Discovery Foundation's Capital Mentorship Program: Spring and Fall 2019

After attending the Insider’s Guide workshops, organizations are encouraged to apply for the CMP series coming in the Spring/Fall of 2019. The series invites investor-ready entrepreneurs to dive deeper into the capital-securing process. Select partner organizations and representatives will join SPRING in facilitating six weeks of two-hour sessions where companies will work through investor profiles & funnels, valuation and alternative returns, pitch preparation, due diligence preparation, negotiation skills, and a private pitch session.

We are offering THREE programs this Spring–Fall, each with a different focus:

  • Digital Media – for startups in the VR/AR, Games Development, and Animation space
  • Social Impact – for startups with a clear objective to create positive impact
  • Health, Wellness & Life Sciences – leveraging Vancouver & B.C.’s vibrant life sciences and wellness sector

Details on how to apply will follow the Insider’s Guide to Raising a Round sessions.



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