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Funding and Finance: Fundamentals for Growth

May 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join BDO for startup foundations in accounting, finance, and funding.

As part of RIC Centre’s efforts to support entrepreneurs during these uncertain times, we are offering our May Startup Bootcamps as a series of free online webinars!

Why Attend This Interactive Workshop?

-Learn the most important accounting metrics to track for determining the financial health of your company

-Gain awareness on important tax deadlines for both individuals and businesses

-Dive into different types of grants and incentives available to small businesses

-Understand how to plan and strategize grants/incentives for your business as you grow from R&D, to scale-up, and commercialization

Meet the Speakers:

Maria Da Silva, Senior Manager, BDO Canada LLP

Maria has over 25 years of experience in public accounting and financial reporting, serving a wide range of clients. She joined BDO in 1989 and, three years later, obtained her CMA designation. Over the years, she has worked with a variety of clients providing accounting, audit and advisory services to privately-held and owner-managed businesses.

Maria manages the Mississauga office outsourced accounting department of over 12 dedicated staff. She has in-depth experience in providing financial reporting, as well as outsourced accounting, bookkeeping and payroll services to owner managed and small to medium sized businesses.

She helps businesses develop and implement strategies to capitalize on their opportunities and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of client service, such as planning, monitoring, and managing the engagement team. Her industry specialization includes manufacturing and distribution, law firms, and associations.

Jamie Barron, Senior Manager, Partner A&A, BDO Canada LLP

Jamie is a Partner in BDO’s Burlington office, with over 20 years of professional experience providing audit and advisory services to innovation-based high growth companies. Jamie has served clients in a wide range of industries, including TLS (Technology, Life Sciences and Software) and advanced manufacturing. He has successfully assisted clients with complex financial reporting requirements, mergers and acquisitions and capital raise transactions. Jamie leads BDO’s Toronto West TLS Group. He is involved in the community through his Chairmanship of Haltech Regional Innovation Centre and his extensive involvement in the innovation eco-system across Ontario.


May 20
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Startup Bootcamp

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Ideal: Early stage entrepreneurs (Stage 0-2)

Starting a new business can be confusing. Learn legal, financial, and funding basics with professional service provided to start your business.

Get connected with our community of entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneur's Toolkit

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Ideal: All entrepreneurs

Free hands-on group session that offers tools, mentoring, and peer feedback that are essential for businesses.

Expert Speaker Series

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Ideal: All entrepreneurs

Listen to various business-related talks to receive education training and ensure your company’s accelerated growth.