WCIT 2012 C200 Investment Forum opportunity for Hamilton startups
Backbone magazine is working with the World Congress on Information Technology (WCITâ€™s 2012 C200 Investment Forum) and offering innovative early-stage technology companies a free invitation to the C200 Investment Forum event on Oct 24th, 2012, in Montreal. Details from their website are copied below:
During the C200 Investment Forum of WCIT 2012, international investors will present their venture capital investment strategy and portfolio to a select group of Canada’s smartest and most innovative early-stage technology companies.
This premium networking event offers Canadian companies an opportunity to gain insights into international partnering possibilities and to conduct informal discussions with various c-level representatives from foreign and domestic investment companies.
How Can Canadian Companies Participate?
Canadian companies will be selected through a formal review process conducted by Backbone magazine through the Start Me Up! Alpha Exchange Innovation Campaign.
Qualified entrants are early-stage companies with maximum annual revenues of preferably under $5 million. Successful entrants must have a ready-to-sell product or service and a complete business plan, along with a detailed market analysis. Any business or technology sector is relevant.
- The deadline for entries is July 31, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern.
- The top 200 applicants will receive an invitation to attend the C200 Investment Forum
- The C200 will be held on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How Can Venture Capital Firms Participate?
International investors and portfolio managers are invited by the C200 organizing committee, which includes Export Development Canada, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and Industry Canada.
Participating investors are encouraged to use the WCIT 2012 networking and B2B platform to discover new partnering possibilities and gain international exposure.
What is the cost of attending WCIT 2012 if I am invited to the C200?
The C200 is by invitation only, and there is no cost to participate in the Investment Forum on October 24, 2012 if selected by Backbone magazine.
To attend the full WCIT 2012 Congress on Oct 22 and 23rd, the registration fee is $995. This fee includes access to all sessions, the B2B and networking platform, the Welcome Reception, and the World Youth Summit Award Gala Diner. The Congress pass also includes delegate material, daily lunches, coffee breaks and access to the Bistro and Pavilion Lounges (level 200) and the ICT showcase.