Founders & Funders Waterloo

I’ve been working with the fantastic of folks (Kevin Tuer, Iain Klugman, Gary Will and the team at Communitech) to get a Founders & Funders event to happen at Entrepreneur Week. The event is sponsored by Communitech, Microsoft and TechCapital.

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What is Founders & Funders?

Founders & Funders is a social event aimed bringing together the people that start the next big successful company with the people that fund these companies in their earliest stages. The event is social. It is not a pitch fest. It is not a DemoCamp. It is an opportunity to meet other entrepreneurs and funders in your local community. The goal is to help facilitate opportunities for people to meet, share and build relationships that will grow into the NEXT BIG THING.

Founders and Funders is dedicated:

  • to helping Canadian entrepreneurs to meet each other;
  • meet potential funders: angel, VC or other money sources;
  • to have fun;
  • and see how we can help each other create the NEXT BIG successful company.

How do I get involved?

The event is “by invitation only’. The easiest way to get invited is to send Kevin Tuer – kevin@communitech.ca a note explaining why you should participate.

What: Founders & Funders Waterloo
When: Thursday, October 9, 2008 10:00 AM
Where:
Waterloo, ON   Canada

2 thoughts on “Founders & Funders Waterloo”

  1. David,<br />
    Thanks so much for helping to get this organized and sponsoring it. With US capital markets out of kilter, getting a Canadian startup funded is even harder.<br />
    <br />
    Many VCs say there are no quality deals out there, but I think it's the inverse – the challenging funding environment has kept startups in stealth/sweat equity mode for way too long.<br />
    <br />
    I'm hoping your event will contribute, over the long haul, to even one more great startup being launched on its way.<br />
    <br />
    Randall

  2. David,
    Thanks so much for helping to get this organized and sponsoring it. With US capital markets out of kilter, getting a Canadian startup funded is even harder.

    Many VCs say there are no quality deals out there, but I think it’s the inverse – the challenging funding environment has kept startups in stealth/sweat equity mode for way too long.

    I’m hoping your event will contribute, over the long haul, to even one more great startup being launched on its way.

    Randall

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