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Understand the full funding landscape

Interested in financing for your new or growing business? An Economic Summit session, one of 16 sessions on different topics, features four women with extensive knowledge and experience who will explore funding options and how the pieces can fit together to address your financing needs.

Learn about the funding continuum, including some new twists on traditional loans (non-dilutive funding) as well as new, alternative methods to raise funds through online investment platforms.

Paulina Cameron is the Director for BC & Yukon at Futurpreneur Canada – a national NPO providing early stage resources, mentorship, and financing to startup entrepreneurs aged 18-39. Paulina currently serves on the Government of Canada’s Expert Panel on Youth Employment, and she is one of Simon Fraser University’s leading innovators as a visiting professor teaching Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Jill Earthy is an entrepreneurially minded leader with a passion for supporting small business. As Chief Growth Officer of FrontFundr, an online investment platform, she bridges the gap between entrepreneurs and investors by democratizing the capital markets. She is currently serving on the Board of Governors for Simon Fraser University (SFU), and as Board Chair of the Women’s Enterprise Centre. She was recently named one of 35 Most Influential Women in BC by BC Business Magazine.

Kath Britton is a Business Advisor for Women’s Enterprise Centre which is the leading business resource centre for women business owners across BC. Kath works directly with women business owners to provide one-on-one business guidance. After starting her career in engineering and project management, she spent four years in the banking industry as a commercial lender and business analyst.

Jolynn Green is Executive Director of Community Futures – Central Vancouver Island and has hands-on experience assisting hundreds of small business from startup to expansion. Her diverse work experience has led to a business acumen steeped in business, human resources, project management, organizational development and nonprofit sector management..

“In today’s world, business owners must understand the full funding landscape to identify which options work best at each stage of business development, and most importantly, how the options work together throughout the funding cycle.” – Mina Haghighi, Business Development Manager for BC, Futurpreneur Canada

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