Navigating Growth: Insider's Guide to Raising a Round (Part 1)

Navigating Growth: Insider’s Guide to Raising a Round

  • Tuesday, Mar 19th, 2019, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Category: Technology

Insider’s Guide to Raising a Round – Tips from the other side

Part 1 of our Navigating Growth workshop duo focuses on raising capital. SPRING, along with our group of expert panelists, will guide entrepreneurs through an intensive two-hour deep dive into the capital-raising process. This session provides entrepreneurs with the training, tools and knowledge that will allow them to effectively secure capital for their business. Entrepreneurs will develop an in-depth understanding of the process, investment deliverables, and the nuances of getting investor-ready.

Key Topics for this session include:

  • Goals of fundraising
  • Why investors invest
  • Strategically selecting investors
  • The funding/sales process
  • Getting to know your numbers
  • Pitching
  • Due diligence
  • Getting to a Close


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 give you a better understanding of raising a round and answer any questions you may have.


How to Register


Part 2: Entrepreneur Toolkit

Navigating Growth: Entrepreneur Toolkit is the second instalment of this program. Part 2 will provide you with the tools and framework for creating a robust growth plan. Learn more and register for Part 2 today.


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.


This Program is Made Possible By
Navigating Growth: Insider's Guide to Raising a Round (Part 1)