Cascadia Venture Forum - Vancouver

12 Oct 2017
12:30pm - 6:00pm PDT

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Cascadia Venture Forum is the investment forum for health innovation startups in the Pacific Northwest.

The Vancouver Regional Forum is a half day event packed with panel discussions about investing in Life/Health Innovation. Meet Seed and Series A investors and see some of BC’s most promising startups pitch.

Vantec Angel Network is proud to organize the second annual Cascadia Venture Forum, with investment forums in each of Vancouver, Seattle, and Portland that showcase the top investor-worthy companies from British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon. The top companies from each regional event are invited to present at the CVF Summit in Seattle on November 15, 2017, representing the best of the Cascadia Innovation Corridor.


  • Welcome
  • Fireside Chat with Paul Geyer, CEO, Discovery Parks Investments and Nimbus Synergies Inc.
  • Panel Discussion: Investment Trends and Opportunities in Health Innovation
  • Pitches from Companies Raising Seed Capital
  • Panel Discussion:  Building Value and Preparing for an Exit – What Exit Partners are Looking for
  • Pitches from Companies Raising Series A Capital
  • Announcement of the Winners
  • Reception and Networking

Panel 1 Speakers

Rich Osborne, Managing Partner, TELUS Ventures
Maria Pacella, Portfolio Manager and Senior VP, Private Equity, PenderFund Capital Management
Alexandre Guertin, Investment Associate, Kensington Capital Partners
Dion Madsen, Senior Managing Partner, BDC Healthcare Venture Fund

Panel 2 Speakers

Ken Galbraith, Managing Director, Five Corners Capital
Jerel Davis, Managing Director, Versant Ventures
Ali Ardakani, Founder and Managing Director, Novateur Ventures
Michael Fergusson, Founder and CEO, Ayogo

Pitches from Companies Raising Seed Capital include
Careteam Technologies Inc.
Conquer Mobile
Cuepath Innovation
Mensentech Inc.
Nourished Babe
Vesalius Cardiovascular
Pitches from Companies Raising Series A Capital include
Novelogics Biotechnologies Inc.
Sitka Biopharma Inc.
Starling Minds

Pitches are judged by esteemed industry professionals. The top companies from the Vancouver Regional Forum are invited to present at the CVF Summit in Seattle on November 15, 2017.

Early Bird tickets only $50! Ends October 3, 2017 - 
Space is limited!

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12:30pm - 6:00pm PDT

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