March 1 & 2,  2017
The Westin Calgary
Calgary, Canada
www.propelenergytech.com
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February 8 & 9, 2017
Fairmont Pacific Rim
Vancouver, Canada
www.financingforum.com
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September 21 & 22, 2017
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Banff, Canada
www.banffventureforum.com
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ENTREPRENEUR EVENTS

The critical challenge facing entrepreneurs in readying their ventures for external investment, whether from family and friends, angels or venture funds, is knowing how to prepare for the journey. For a variety of reasons, the current success rates for closing an equity financing are dropping, demanding a higher level of preparedness by entrepreneurs in order to be successful.

CapitalRoad faces a similar challenge with the preparedness of entrepreneurs. Presently, the quality of the presenting companies has come from the recommendations of participating investors in the selection process. As the investors participating in the Forums have called for higher quality companies, those presenting have been more experienced, more polished and have closed some prior financing.

However, there is a growing need across the country to ready companies earlier for the financing journey. As such, CapitalRoad works with local partners to integrate sessions aimed at early stage companies, into the formal programming of each of the Forums.

Energy New Venture Competition

Date: February 28, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: TBD
Cost: Free

The Energy New Venture (ENV) Competition is hosted by the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Calgary and supported by Innovate Calgary. Held in one of Canada's most entrepreneurial cities and one of North America's most significant energy hubs, the one-day "Dragon's Den" style competition showcases innovative concept and venture stream technologies developed by promising entrepreneurs specifically for the energy sector. In 2015, competition winners took home $90,000 in prizes. The ENV competition is a pre-event to the PROPEL Energy Tech Forum, a two-day energy technology-focused investment conference that brings together a delegation of 200 stakeholders and investors within the energy tech industry.

For more information about ENV, click to visit their event page.