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Grow 2011 Conference

August 17th, 2011

An event we think you should know about (maybe for next year as this one is sold out!)  is the second annual edition of Dealmaker Media’s Grow Conference. Grow 2011 runs this week at the Vancouver Convention Centre West Wednesday August 17th through Friday August 19th. The conference features a day of small, interactive group sessions […]

We attend a lot of startup-related investment events in Vancouver. Sometimes we are a sponsor or part of the screening process for entrepreneurs wanting to pitch their ventures. Sometimes we want to network and meet and speak with company founders and fellow investors. Once in a while we just try to relax and enjoy the […]

We are looking forward to attending the Agri-Investment Symposium in Vancouver on September 12th and 13th. The Symposium enables twelve agri-business ventures to make structured presentations to targeted investors. The Vancouver symposium is the fourth in an ongoing series following 2010 events in Halifax, Toronto, and Saskatoon. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is organizing the series […]

We’re excited to see the 2011 New Ventures BC competition has carved a separate agri-tech stream out of the IT ventures they traditionally champion. The agri-tech stream focuses on three main categories: primary production, food, and bioenergy or bioproducts. One key eligibility criteria is demonstration of environmental, social or economic sustainability. Detailed information about the […]

NRC Lion’s Den

July 15th, 2011

We recently attended an interesting occasional event set up by The National Research Council Canada (NRC). designed to bring entrepreneurs and investors together. The NRC’s Industrial Research Assistance Program’s Lions’ Den on June 24th was a closed, invitation-only event. The Lions’ Dens aren’t publicized and you won’t find much information about them with a web […]

We will be joining the Vantec selection committee on June 21st to pre-screen presenters for the next Vancouver Angel Technology Network event. Selected  presenters will make their pitches at the Tuesday July 5th evening at the SFU-TIME Centre. The event will continue Vantec efforts to expose entrepreneurs with promising ideas to local angel investors. The […]

We’ll be attending the Vantec Life Science Angel Network event on Tuesday June 7th. The event at the SFU-TIME Centre at 515 West Hastings in Vancouver focuses on introducing health and life science entrepreneurs to Vancouver angel investors. Our specific interest in this area is making investments in the software and IT side of health. […]

We’ll be attending the Vancouver Enterprise Forum event on Tuesday May 24th. The event teams up with DigiBC and focuses on the video gaming industry. The evening features networking, Lightning Round pitches and a video game panel. The VEF will formally announce our sponsorship and introduce me and my wife to attendees at the event. […]

Goal Holdings Group has agreed to be a sponsor of the Vancouver Enterprise Forum. We like the combination of education and networking at Vancouver Enterprise Forum’s well run events. We also enjoy the mix of people who attend, from entrepreneurs just starting out to people with serial successes in their CVs. The regulars at Vancouver […]

We will be returning as investors to the 29th Angel Forum in Vancouver on April 19, 2011. We’ll be scouting the Angel Forum for emerging companies and entrepreneurs in areas where we are already actively making angel and venture capital investments. One of our new investee companies, Thinware Media will also be attending the event. […]

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