Business Bootcamps Spring 2011
March 30, 2011


Technology Growth Initiative (TGI) - Business Bootcamps Spring 2011

WHO:
The TGI and bootcamp event is primarily for start-up companies in the ICT, Cleantech and LifeSciences sectors.

WHAT:
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) and the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS), along with its partners, CATAAlliance, Miller Thomson and KPMG would like to cordially invite you to participate in the Technology Growth Initiative (TGI) Eastern Canada Business Boot Camps Spring 2011.

There are four elements to the TGI:
  1. A series of six business focused webinars featuring leading Canadian and U.S. industry experts who will discuss everything from IP to alternative financing models, to how to market your technology company and influence key business technology and financial decision makers - this element is open to all interested companies regardless of their sector. The next webinars will take place March 9th and April 6th.
  2. One Day Business Boot Camp: Morning coaching sessions followed by practical pitching experience to Canadian and U.S. panellists. This is targetted to ICT, Cleantech and Lifesciences companies
  3. Specially Designed Technology Pipelines: The TCS will develop outreach programs for the best-ranked companies from the Bootcamps -- Through the TCS, these companies will be given access to decision makers, technology partners and venture capital entrepreneurs in key US markets which may include: San Francisco, Palo Alto, San Diego, Los Angeles, Denver, Dallas/Houston New York, Minneapolis, Boston, Buffalo, Washington D.C
  4. Aftercare: The Trade Commissioner Service and its partners will provide support in Canada and access to local opportunities.
WHERE/WHEN:
The business bootcamps will take place on these dates:
LONDON - FRIDAY APRIL 29

TORONTO - MONDAY MAY 2

OTTAWA - TUESDAY MAY 3

COST:
NO CHARGE

HOW TO REGISTER?
Register to attend one of the bootcamps and/or apply to pitch:

London: http://bootcamp-london2011.eventbrite.com/

Toronto: http://bootcamp-toronto2011.eventbrite.com/

Ottawa: http://bootcamp-ottawa2011.eventbrite.com/

*FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE WEBINARS and BOOTCAMPS SEE:
http://www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca/eng/document.jsp?did=112057