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AVF Fireside Chat - Life Sciences Opportunity Landscape 

Listen to the head of the largest and most active life sciences fund in Canada navigate the potential and the perils of the Life Sciences ecosystem. This fireside chat will cover the current state of the industry, the opportunity landscape, and the big challenges that lie ahead for life science businesses.

Peter Van Der Velden 
Managing General Partner 
Will deGroot 
Kevin McBride 
Director, Project Management 
Stay tuned for our newsletters, we've got many more great sessions to share with you!
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Will your company be the next big thing?

A key objective of the Atlantic Venture Forum is to maximize entrepreneur participation, and really leverage the tremendous human capital that we are bringing together - surrounding you with all the right people you need to connect with, be inspired by, and learn from.

Contact Zach Silbernagel at to see how you can get the most out of AVF 2014!
Sponsor Spotlight
Founding Partner


The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) works to create opportunities for economic growth in Atlantic Canada by helping businesses become more competitive, innovative and productive, by working with diverse communities to develop and diversify local economies, and by championing the strengths of Atlantic Canada. Together, with Atlantic Canadians, we are building a stronger economy.

Venue & Accommodation
Looking for a place to stay while attending the Atlantic Venture Forum? 

We recommend you to stay on-site at the beautiful Westin Nova Scotian! A special room rate has been negotiated for AVF delegates. Please reserve online or by phone at 1-888-627-8553 and mention the Forum.

Explore Halifax
Make a vacation out of your stay in Halifax! There is no shortage of activities to participate in for 'kids' of all ages!

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The Atlantic Venture Forum is an excellent platform to reach your target audience in the entrepreneurial and investment communities. We customize each partnership to align with your firm's strategic agenda and exceed your expectations. 


Contact us to see how you can get involved in the 2014 Atlantic Venture Forum!

Marc Elrick

Executive Director

Direct: 403-819-0383

Zach Silbernagel

Project Manager

Direct: 587-350-3309

Denise Chan

Marketing & Comms Lead

Direct: 587-350-0072

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