BOB: How to Raise Capital (BlueGreen Edition)

Join us on Thursday, November 10, for Start-Up Yard at COVE’s Business Over Breakfast. Listen to a select group of VCs share the best tactics to use when ocean and clean technology founders approach them for a raise.

Breakfast: 8:00am - 8:30am
Talk: 8:30am - 9:30am


Sally Ng
Sally is the founder and CEO of The Triple Effect, which focuses on developing best practices in corporate innovation, entrepreneurial community development, and technology coaching. Currently, Sally is an executive-in-residence at East Valley Ventures. Previously, she was CEO at a new social enterprise called Tribe Network and a senior director at Highline Beta.

Sally has led multiple corporate innovation venture teams within Fortune 1000 companies, applying strategy and execution to help companies grow beyond their core. Over the years, she has worked with organizations such as Brightspark Ventures, National Angel Capital Organization and a number of others that enable the development of the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Sally has actively been involved with the start-up community through her work with Techstars Startup Weekend and has travelled around the world facilitating events. She recently completed a six-year term serving on the national board of directors for the Community Foundations of Canada (CFC), a charity with an asset portfolio of $7B across a network of 191 local community foundations.

Sally has been part of multiple committees and was the co-chair of the strategic opportunities committee. She also gives back to her community by serving on the Impact Organizations of Nova Scotia (IONS) board of directors as part of the executive committee and serves on the Inspirit Foundation board of directors.

Rob Barbara
Rob has spent 17 years working in investment management and capital markets and as an entrepreneur. Most recently, he spent 11 years at Burgundy Asset Management, a leading global investment management firm. While at Burgundy, he founded its sister company, Beaujolais Private Investment Management. When he left Burgundy in 2013, Rob was a senior vice president responsible for private client business and was a board director.

Previously, Rob worked at TD Securities in various capital markets roles. As an entrepreneur, he was president and co-founder of a medical IT start-up, eSalveo, which was sold in 2001.

Rob received his MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, and his undergraduate and masters degrees (Economics) from Queen’s University.

Jennifer Fuccillo
Jennifer is an investment analyst at Innovacorp, where she supports the organization’s mission to find, fund and foster innovative start-ups striving to change the world. Her focus is on identifying attractive angel, pre-seed and seed investment opportunities relating to the future of food and sustainable materials from the land and ocean, and supporting the growth of the industrial biotech, agritech, and oceantech sectors in Nova Scotia.

Jennifer is also passionate about supporting women-led start-ups and investments that are sustainable and make a positive impact on society. In her role, she identifies prospective investments and conducts all aspects of the investment review, approval, and closing cycle, such as screening opportunities, analysis, due diligence, and making recommendations to the investment team.

Prior to joining Innovacorp, Jennifer spent over a decade as an entrepreneur, founding businesses in Canada and the United States spanning plant-based foods, retail, e-commerce, and product innovation from design to production. Her volunteer experience includes mentorship and collaboration with community improvement organizations and business incubators.

Jennifer holds a bachelor of design from NSCAD University and an MBA from the Saint Mary’s Sobey School of Business.

Thursday, November 10, 2022
8:30 am – 9:30 am
(light breakfast from 8:00 am – 8:30 am)
The Bays at Innovacorp
1 Research Drive,

Space is limited. To RSVP, click here.