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Webinar: Financial planning & raising your first round of funding
December 10, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Zoom meeting (link in confirmation email)
Join Silicon Valley Bank of Canada (SVB) to understand the basics of financial planning and management in the first half of this session. Be ready to dive into what it means for a first-time founder and fundraiser to seek funding from VCs and other debt providers from the perspective of a debt solutions provider – what they do look for and how you can prepare your startup.
Come ready to take notes, engage our speakers and ask questions!
When you sign up to attend the webinar on EventBrite, please check your inbox for a confirmation email. This email will provide you with a Zoom meeting link.
Start & End
The presentation will start at 2:00pm sharp.
Part 1: Financial planning & management (30mins)
Part 2: Your first fundraising round – from a funder’s perspective (30mins)
Laith Shukri, Senior Market Development Manager
Laith consults with innovators to identify ways that SVB can best serve their needs as they scale. Laith is particularly passionate about using his background and talents to help founders move to the next opportunity. He provides feedback on pitches and business models and fosters connections between Canada’s upcoming game-changers, organizations and programs in the innovation ecosystem that can set new ideas in motion. Prior to joining SVB, Laith served as a senior analyst for ScaleUP Ventures, a Toronto-based VC fund.
Graeme Millen, Director, Technology Banking
Graeme leads the energy and resource innovation efforts for the bank across Canada. He thrives on connecting and assisting dynamic, high-growth companies — “the most interesting, game-changing organizations on the planet” — using nimble, inventive capital to create a launch pad for their success. In 2015, Graeme co-founded the Paper Bag Accelerator, an event-based organization that brought established and inspiring entrepreneurs together to seed — not sell — ideas for communal growth.