West End Event – Worth Attending

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A bit near the date but what the heck. The Ottawa Network and OCRI are getting together to host an event at the Marshes Golf Course here in Kanata.  Entitled, ” The Real Secrets Behind Getting Government Financing For Your Tech Company” its got a number of topics that any tech company might find useful in what is a dificult environment for finding funding. OCRI holds an event of this sort almost every year and its well attended and usually informative. If your as confused as most people are on the latest in Government funding and programs available for your group its with the few hours and its free. Info Below:

The Real Secrets Behind Getting Government Financing For Your Tech Company

OCRI Global Marketing and The Ottawa Network in partnership with Ottawa’s technology clusters present their 4th annual funding focused event. VC and Angel financing are almost dead but government investment and financing programs can fill the gap. There are strategies to help you maneuver through the process of accessing this type of funding. Join our panel of actual companies that have used most of these programs and find out which ones are really worth your time and effort. Everyone is welcome


Date: Wednesday April 29, 2009

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Location: The Marshes, 320 Terry Fox Drive, Kanata

Cost: Free – RSVP to kblair@ocri.ca


David Stein, Program Director/Board Member, The Ottawa Network


Bruce Lazenby, Regional Director for Canada, Corum Group

Discussion Topics and Panelists:

Quebec: A bridge to high-tech financing.

Gail Snuggs, CEO/President, Optx Commerce Inc.

Effective leverage: turning one dollar in investment into three dollars you can spend.

John Shannon, Entrepreneur and Angel Investor

How does the ecosystem really work, practical advice.

Michelle Scarborough, VP Investment & Commercialization, OCRI

Changes in the SR&ED Tax Credit Program.

Kay James, Senior Director, SR&ED, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Sometimes strategic acquisition by a larger company can be the best way to go.

Bruce Lazenby, Regional Director for Canada, Corum Group

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Hi. My name is Matt Roberts, you can find me at www.mattroberts.com.

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