California Market Access Bootcamp – Vancouver Edition (September 14, 2009)

California Market Access Program - Western RegionThe Bootup Entrepreneurial Society is helping to host the Vancouver edition of the California Market Access Program, run through the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service.

This one-day bootcamp-style program will feature experienced investors from both the Silicon Valley and San Diego markets, and is specifically designed to help facilitate access to the California market.

There are 5 dates and locations in the western region:

  • Winnipeg – September 9, 2009
  • Saskatoon – September 10, 2009
  • Calgary – September 11, 2009
  • Victoria – September 15, 2009


Who: 20+ selected startups
When: Monday, September 14th, 2009 (on Upcoming)
Where: Downtown Vancouver (exact venue TBD)

Morning: Chris Gill, President of the Silicon Valley Association of Start-up Entrepreneurs (SVASE) will run a “bootcamp” about the realities of pitching to investors and tuning your messaging.
Afternoon: formal investor pitch presentations from the 20 companies, split into two rooms. Each pitch will be 10 minutes long, with direct feedback from the investment panel of California and local investors.
Evening: cocktails and networking mixer with all entrepreneurs and investors.

Attending Companies

Applications are now closed and all companies have been notified. Please take note of the following links and deadlines.

Friday, Sept. 4th, 2009: Attendee confirmation registration: (password sent to attendees via separate email).

Tuesday, Sept. 8th, 2009: Presenting companies profile pages submitted. You may use this Company Template Profile as a guideline or provide your own in PDF or Word format, but it cannot be longer than one (1) page. This will be printed out and made available to all investors on the panel.

Monday, Sept. 14th, 2009: Morning bootcamp for all companies, presenting companies pitch in the afternoon. Evening reception for all.

More information

Please see the attached info brochure (PDF) for full details including regional contacts.

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