Angel Investing Lunch & Learn – Equity and Non Equity Funding

01 Mar 2017
11:30am - 2:00pm PST

Angel Investing Lunch & Learn – Equity and Non Equity Funding

March 1, 2017 11:30 am – 1:30 pm


What's wrong with Convertible Notes and SAFE's?

In this angel investing lunch & learn session sponsored by Fasken Martineau, we will review various equity and non-equity financing options and discuss how these impact angel investing practices, risks and returns.

SAFE’s and convertible notes have become popular choice for entrepreneurs but they are controversial and shunned by some investors. We will present pros and cons from both perspectives. Our moderator and expert panel of investors and entrepreneurs will provide a lively discussion and uncover some scenarios when these instruments are a good choice.



11.30 - 12.00 Networking, buffet lunch

12.00 - State of The Union

Pieter Dorsman, CFO and Director E-Fund

Mike Stephens, Partner at Fasken Martineau

12.30 - The Entrepreneurs Perspective on Getting Funding

Keith Ippel, CEO and Sana Kapadia, Funding Program Manager at Spring

12.45 - How to Simplify Getting Angel Investment

Pieter Dorsman, CFO and Director E-Fund

13.00 - Panel Discussion and Q&A

  • Keith Ippel, CEO at Spring
  • Kirk Hamilton, CEO growth coach, Angel Investor and EIR at Foresight Cleantech Accelerator.
  • Fraser Hall,  partner at Vancouver Founder Fund and Co-founder of Recon Instruments
  • Mike Stephens, Partner at Fasken Martineau
  • Ben Lightburn, President at Mazza Innovation

13.30 - Wrap-up and networking


Please RSVP to Reserve Your Seat, seating is limited, no walk ins.

  • This event is organized by VANTEC for its members and their investor guests
  • We have a limited amount of tickets that are offered on a first come first served basis.
  • Please reserve your seat early to avoid disappointment.
  • Please let us know if you have to cancel so we can give your seat to someone else.
  • This event will be recorded on video and shared with Angel Investors across Canada. Representatives from the media may be present. By attending this event you give consent to be on camera.

01 Mar 2017
11:30am - 2:00pm PST

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  • Bentall 5, 550 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6C, Canada