The event below took place on December 2, 2014, at the Technology Innovation Centre.
Watch a video of the session.

There’s so much talk these days about the world’s need and desire for clean and green innovations, you’d think there’d be a line up of investors and other financers for your clean technology start-up. If only.

It’s an expensive and long (and expensive!) road from a clean technology idea to a commercially viable product. So, how are Nova Scotia early stage clean technology ventures being financed? What are the financing options available for your start-up or project, and how and when can you access them? Find out when you join us for breakfast on December 2 at our Technology Innovation Centre in Dartmouth.

Our panelists:

Stan Mason, President, Watts Wind Inc. – Stan has more than 20 years of engineering and project management experience in the renewable energy industries. He is CEO of Katalyst Wind Inc., president of Watts Wind Inc., director and owner of Eon Wind Electric Inc., and co-founder of Seaforth Engineering Group Inc. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of New Brunswick.

Gordon McArthur, President & Co-founder, Forerunner Research Inc. ( – As co-founder and president of a start-up, Gordon’s role is diverse – product research and development, sales, IP protection, securing technology licenses and partnerships, and of course, financing. Forerunner Research, which offers innovative solutions for soil gas monitoring, is entering a new growth stage, so company financing is very much on Gordon’s mind. A St.FX graduate, Gordon holds a chemistry degree and an MSc. in earth sciences with a focus on soil gas processes and measurement techniques.

Jeff Dawson, Assistant Vice President, Corporate Finance, PwC ( – Jeff is PwC’s corporate finance leader in Atlantic Canada. He is involved in all of PwC’s engagements in the region involving mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, financing structure, private equity and debt capital. He works closely with his corporate finance colleagues across Canada and around the world to bring market-leading access to the best global opportunities and resources. He has led the structure and closing of several private equity placements as well as advised on the divestiture of a number of Atlantic Canadian companies.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
9:00 am – 10:00 am (light breakfast from 8:30 am – 9:00 am)
Technology Innovation Centre
1 Research Drive, Dartmouth

Note: There's ample – and free – parking at this location!

RSVP to Charmaine at or 902.424.8674 x 1502 by Monday, December 1.