The fellow at the helm of all of BDC Venture Capital’s activities is coming to have breakfast with you.

Join us on Friday, May 3, as Paul Kirkconnell, executive vice president of BDC Venture Capital, offers his insights on the challenges and opportunities facing our country’s venture capital industry. He’ll also offer tips on how you can increase your company’s chances of success in commercializing its products.

BDC Venture Capital is playing a leadership role in stimulating the creation and growth of technology companies in Canada and ensuring that our most promising entrepreneurs get the backing they need – including those here in Nova Scotia. Get the details (and breakfast) on May 3.

Paul Kirkconnell, Executive Vice President, Venture Capital, BDC – Paul has more than 25 years of experience in investments, business development, corporate strategy and consulting, in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. Today, he leads all of BDC’s venture capital activities, including direct and indirect venture capital investments in technology-based businesses and strategic initiatives to stimulate Canada’s venture capital environment. Prior to joining BDC, Paul owned P-A-K Ltd, providing strategy, financing and corporate development advice to emerging companies and their investors. From 2005 to 2007, he was managing director of DRI Capital, a privately held investment management company with $1 billion US under management. Before that, he established Aventis Capital, which had over $750 million US under management. Paul is a board member with Canada’s Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA) and an advisory council member of the International Centre for Health Innovation at the Ivey Business School at Western Ontario University. He holds an MBA from Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University.

Friday, May 3, 2013
9:00 am – 10:00 am
 (light breakfast from 8:30 am – 9:00 am)
Innovacorp Enterprise Centre
1344 Summer Street, Halifax

Please RSVP to Charmaine at CCOKE@INNOVACORP.CA or 424.8674 x 1502 by Wednesday, May 1.