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Queen's Venture Network Panel: Alternative Financing

  • Saltlik 101 8 Avenue Southwest Calgary, AB Canada (map)

Hosted by Queen’s Venture Network

Alternative Financing: Leveraging ‘Free’ Money


Entrepreneurs and early stage companies seeking startup funds should look beyond the traditional lenders, such as the bank, family or friends. Tax credits, grants, subsidies, incentive programs, and even no interest loans can fund your venture. There are many sources for this type of funding through Federal, Provincial, and Municipal Governments, academia and industry. The types of funding programs may vary depending on location, industry, technology and export potential. Further, even knowing what funding programs are available can be challenge, not to mention the time and effort to apply and seek approval.

Join Queen’s Venture Network (Calgary) on Monday, September 17 as we explore this notion of “Free Money” for entrepreneurs and early stage ventures. With the help of an expert panel, we will explore the various sources of funding available and how strategies on how to access it.


Moderator: Eileen Ashmore, President & Owner at Strategic Timelines Inc.


  • Jon Neufeld, CEO at TECTERRA

  • Michael Kerr, Technology Development Advisor at Alberta Innovates

  • David Arthur, Inventures & Innovation Incentives at Deloitte LLP

  • Kari Gordon, Executive Director at Startup Calgary

Earlier Event: September 17
Business Model Canvas 201