Banff Venture Forum

Take a look below at the 2019 program schedule! Stay tuned for more program updates, subscribe to our newsletter and be the first to know!

Joint Sessions & Meals: Cascade Ballroom

Breaks & Receptions: Riverview Foyer

Information Technology: Alberta Room

Sustainable Technology: New Brunswick Room

Health Technology: Ivor Petrak Room

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

13:25 - 17:30

BVF Entrepreneur Bootcamp

Back by popular demand, the BVF Entrepreneur Bootcamp is happening October 2! Register for this FREE session and gain valuable insight on:

  • The Fundamentals of Raising Capital
  • Attracting Cash from Investors
  • Leveraging Federal Funding
  • Forecasting the Latest Investment Trends
  • Learning What It Takes to be Fundable

Register Today!

 

Last year’s program was SOLD OUT. Limited seating is available and registration is on a first come, first-served basis. If you are a registered #BVF2019 delegate and want to attend, you must still register for the Bootcamp using the button above.

18:00 - 19:30

Pre-Conference Cocktails

Mt. Stephen Hall – The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel 

All #BVF2019 delegates are invited to join us for pre-conference cocktails! Make the most of your conference experience, grab a drink, and let the networking begin. The reception is open to all registered #BVF2019 delegates AND Bootcamp participants, we look forward to seeing you all there!

 

Thursday, October 3, 2019

7:30 - 8:15

Exhibition Set Up & Registration

8:15 - 8:30

Opening Remarks

8:30 - 9:15

Panel Session "Meet the Investors"

This Forum favorite provides delegates with the opportunity to hear from key players from some of the most active venture funds from across North America. Listen in as they lend insight into what they look for in a compelling investment opportunity, and what’s on their radar. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, investor, or otherwise involved in the technology sector, this session will offer detailed insight into current investment trends.

9:15 - 9:30

Stretch Break

9:30 - 10:00

Presenting Company Pitches

Information Technology Company Presentations: Alberta Room
Sustainable Technology Company Presentations: New Brunswick Room
Health Technology Company Presentations: Ivor Petrak Room

10:30 - 11:00

"Startup Hive" Networking Break

11:00

Delegates Move to Presentation Theatres

11:00 - 12:00

Presenting Company Pitches

Information Technology Company Presentations: Alberta Room
Sustainable Technology Company Presentations: New Brunswick Room
Health Technology Company Presentations: Ivor Petrak Room

12:00

Delegates Move to Dining Hall

12:15 - 13:15

Networking Lunch

13:15 - 13:45

Panel Session | Canadian Titans

13:45 - 14:30

Keynote Session

14:30 - 14:45

Delegates Move to Presentation Theatres

14:45 - 15:45

Presenting Company Pitches

Information Technology Company Presentations: Alberta Room
Sustainable Technology Company Presentations: New Brunswick Room
Health Technology Company Presentations: Ivor Petrak Room

15:45 - 16:15

Delegates Move to Main Theatre

16:15 - 17:00

Keynote Session

17:00 - 18:00

Full Conference Reception

Friday, October 4, 2019

7:45 - 8:45

Networking Breakfast

8:45 - 9:30

Panel Session "Corporate Strategics"

Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) is playing an ever increasing role in the venture funding ecosystem. Companies are turning to CVC as an alternative to the traditional venture funding model, and internally, CVC is stepping in to ensure that there is a viable, healthy emerging tech ecosystem to feed their corporate parents’ long term needs. Listen in as our panel of key players discuss the current opportunity landscape and how to successfully engage with the broader CVC community.

9:30 - 10:15

Networking Break

10:15 - 10:45

Panel Session

10:45 - 11:45

Presenting Company Pitches

Information Technology Company Presentations: Alberta Room
Sustainable Technology Company Presentations: New Brunswick Room
Health Technology Company Presentations: Ivor Petrak Room

11:45 - 12:00

Delegates Move to Dining Hall

12:00 - 12:15

Presenting Company Awards

12:15 - 12:45

Fireside Chat

12:45 - 13:45

Networking Lunch

13:45 - 14:30

Keynote Speaker

14:30 - 14:45

Closing Remarks