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June 17 & 18, 2014 | Westin Nova Scotian | Halifax
Attend the highly anticipated 2014 event! See what AVF has to offer this year below! 

Sneak-peek of the Panel Sessions at AVF!

DAY 1 - JUNE 17
Meet the Investors Panel
Put faces to names at the Meet the Investors Panel session and hear straight from many of the active Canadian and East Coast U.S. investors looking intently at the opportunity landscape, as they share exactly what they are looking for.


The New Breed of Accelerators & Incubators Panel

A stellar lineup of panelists discusses the roles played by each of their organizations in building companies from the ground up. Accelerators and incubators play an integral part of entrepreneurial growth and progress. This panel includes some of the hottest and rule breaking accelerators.


DAY 2 - JUNE 18


Entrepreneur Round Table Panel

This fireside chat, held amongst a group of rock star founders, will explore the entrepreneurs' perspectives on the build experience from conceptualization to exit.    


Syndication and Cross-Border Investment Panel

This panel session will explore overcoming fear of the unknown, deal physics and mechanics, designing with reporting & data needs, in order to successfully make a cross-border investment. 


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.
Program Partner


The mission at Build Ventures is to help founders build companies. Period. We provide early stage capital to emerging, game-changing Atlantic Canadian technology companies. Our team has deep operational and investment experience. The startup journey can be challenging, but we know what it takes and we are here to help.

Partner Spotlight
Communications Partners

Digital Nova Scotia is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the ongoing growth and development of Nova Scotia's Digital Technologies Industry. Originally incorporated in 1989, Digital Nova Scotia has been serving the Nova Scotia industry for over 20 years. Our organization began as the Software Industry Association of Nova Scotia (SIANS) and later became the Information Technology Industry Alliance of Nova Scotia (ITANS).


FUSION is about the "next generation" in Halifax. We work to capture the voice, spirit and engagement of 20-40 year olds in shaping the future of our great city. We bring together people in all sectors of our community to inspire active citizenship, create dynamic networks, develop new friendships and generate great ideas in everything from business, to arts and culture to sustainable communities.
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Call For Presenting Companies
Don't miss the opportunity to showcase your high growth potential company to our investor audience! Companies may choose to apply to present their company in the following categories:
Information Technology | Life Sciences | Cleantech
Venue & Accommodation
Looking for a place to stay while attending the Atlantic Venture Forum? We recommend you stay on-site at the 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 reference 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!

Atlantic Venture Forum 2014
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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!

Marilyn O'Byrne

Project Manager

Direct: 587-350-3309


Denise Chan

Marketing Lead

Direct: 587-350-0072


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