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Mike Volker: The Business Case (What Angels Really Want)

2013 New Ventures BC Regional Seminar Series, made possible by the Discovery Foundation and Innovation Island

April 11 2013
Vancouver Island Conference Centre
Nanaimo River Room B
12:30pm Registration
1:00pm – 3:30pm Seminar

Brief overview
Thinking about starting a business? Why? Can you explain what the business opportunity is and how you will make money? As an angel investor, Mike hears hundreds of pitches every year from budding entrepreneurs and the main challenge is making the business case.

The reason for making the business case is to, first and foremost, convince yourself and others that it makes sense to pursue this business opportunity.

Join Mike as he shares his experiences and recommendations on how to build a great business case that will attract investors.

Speaker biography
Michael Volker is an Entrepreneur active in the development of new high technology ventures. A University of Waterloo Engineering grad, Mike started his own company (Volker-Craig Ltd) in 1973. He sold this company in 1981 and then decided to work with entrepreneurs in building new companies. He is presently the director of Simon Fraser Unversity’s Innovation Office. Check out his latest two projects:Greenangel Energy Corp, [GAE.V] a public company that invests in green technologies and WUTIF – the Western Universities Technology Innovation Fund – an “angel” fund for start-ups.

To further encourage tech entrepreneurship, Mike runs the Vancouver Angel Network, VANTEC and the Vancouver Chapter of the Keiretsu Forum. He’s on the Board of New Ventures BC – an annual business competition. Mike was chairman of the Vancouver Enterprise Forum for several years and in 2009, Mike was named Canadian Angel Investor of the Year by the National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) as well as B.C. Angel of the Year by the B.C. Angel Forum. He is a director of NACO and chairs its Policy Committee.

2013-04-11 1:00 PM
2013-04-11 3:30 PM
Innovation Island, 335 Wesley Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 2R7, Canada
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