Raising Money can be Hard – Make it Easy! October 1, 2012 RICCentre By: Fatema Fatakdawala Want to gain some insight on raising money in new ways? Have your morning cup of coffee with us at Breakfast with the Experts. Our panel is geared with innovative ways to help you raise capital: Adam Spence, leader of the accelerate pillar at SiG@MaRS, will begin with an introduction to crowdfunding to raise capital. Adam has developed the concept of a Social Venture Exchange (SVX) in partnership with the TSX and SiG@MaRS and is an expert on impact investing. Michael Casterallin, will approach raising capital from a private equity investment perspective. He will go over the key factors in investment origination, structuring and execution that can be used to your advantage in growing your business. As Clairvest’s managing director, Michael will discuss how you can raise private equity capital to grow your business. Derek Webb, Executive VP of Biorem, has managed the design and manufacture of bio filters and other Biorem projects ranging from $50K – $10M. Incorporated in 1991, Biorem has quickly grown as an industry leader in air pollution control. Derek has taken Biorem from the startup phase to angel/private equity investment to public listing. Who should attend? – Entrepreneurs that need some dollars to commercialize their idea – SME’s that would like to find creative ways to raise capital to grow their company – Anyone that would like to learn how to raise money for business growth Don’t miss this great opportunity! Click here to Register. Fatema joins the RIC team as the Communications Officer responsible for marketing, social media, event and web management. She is a graduate student pursuing her final year in the Master of Biotechnology program at the University of Toronto Mississauga. The RIC blog is designed as a showcase for entrepreneurs and innovation. Our guest bloggers provide a wealth of information based on their personal experiences. Visit RIC Centre for more information on how RIC can accelerate your ideas to market.