How Canadian Entrepreneurs Can Now Gain Access to Capital
Date & Time
Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Mike Murray Senia Rapisarda George Rossolatos Eugene Siklos Patrick Latour
According to the World Economic Forum, Canada is second in the world in getting new companies off the ground. There are more than a million small and medium-sized businesses in the country today, driving more than half of our GDP. And while we may be great at kick-starting new businesses, we’re not nearly as good as growing them. In this session, discover how Canadian entrepreneurs can now gain access to capital -- in various ways.  As well, learn about the Canadian Business Growth Fund, which will increase the ability to grow small and medium-sized Canadian businesses. These businesses often experience a shortage of capital to scale-up their operations. In this fascinating discussion, hear about the various ways in which Canadian entrepreneurs can access capital -- and how the Fund, with its unique national mandate to provide long-term minority capital, will mightily stimulate Canadian mid-market business.
Senia Rapisarda, Managing Director, HarbourVest Partners
Patrick Latour, Senior Vice President, Growth and Transition, BDC Capital
Mike Murray, Managing Partner, Peloton Capital Management
George Rossolatos, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Business Growth Fund 
Eugene Siklos, Vice President, Head of Investments, Export Development Canada