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Looking for ways to fund your business? Want to understand how to get access to credit? Interested in understanding market conditions so that you can build your customer base?

Join TD and the City of Toronto at June 1st for a full-day session focused on helping small and medium-sized businesses get connected to financial resources to help them grow and succeed.


Keynote: Startup Opportunities: Know When to Quit Your Day Job

Dr. Sean Wise has been assessing start-up opportunities for more than two decades. He has witnessed more than 30,000 pitches and participated in more than 500 start-up launches. Come and learn:

• If your new venture doesn’t follow the 10x Rule, you should not quit your day job and why;

• How early customer development can transform a good idea into a great opportunity; and,

• Which opportunities are worth selling everything for.

Panel Discussion: Crowdfuding: Stories fron the Frontline

Planning a crowdfunding campaign? Listen and learn to crowdfunding successes and failures so that your campaign be successful.

Moderated by: Craig Asano, Founder / Executive Director, National Crowdfunding Association of Canada

Panelists include:

Viktor Grabovsky, CEO / Co-Founder, ForeverSpin • Adam Paulin, CEO,Thin Ice • Richard Tuck, CEO, Riipen


Crowdfunding 101: A Comprehensive Overview of Crowdfunding

This break-out session will provide a comprehensive overview of crowdfunding and opportunities for small businesses. For entrepreneurs looking to leverage crowdfunding, the session will assist with your planning and strategy, building interest and demand, managing post-campaign promises, as well as managing your risks.

Start-Up Financing for Entrepreneurs Aged 18 to 39

Starting a business or recently started one? Looking for financing and mentoring support? Obtaining financing and the right support are critical to the success of your business when first starting out and Futurpreneur Canada can help.

Futurpreneur Canada has been fueling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s young enterprise for nearly two decades, providing financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners. In this session, you will learn how you can get your application started!

Non-Traditional Funding Sources: Finding Ways to Fund Your Business

As an entrepreneur, accessing capital to grow your business is crucial, but often the banks can’t lend to you because you don’t fit their credit criteria. Your business is either too new, too small or is in an industry that the bank doesn’t understand. How do you find funding when your bank can’t fund your business? We will explore creative ways to fund your business with options ranging from debt vs equity, asset based vs cash flow based, personal vs commercial loans and provide specific examples of where you can find alternative financing.

Building Your Start-Up Financials Plan

If you want to build a successful business, it’s important to know your numbers if you are looking to secure funding. In this session, you’ll learn to calculate your start-up costs, test the viability of your business idea, and develop financial forecasts that will help you obtain the best financing for your business.