Meet the Investors
This Forum favourite provides delegates with the opportunity to hear from key players from some of the most active venture funds. Listen in as they lend insight into what they look for in a compelling investment opportunity, and what’s on the rise. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, investor, or otherwise involved in the technology sector, this session will offer detailed insight into current investment trends.
Investor, Author & Enlightener
Scrutinizing the Modern Energy Pivot
Gianni is an internationally known investor and strategist who specializes in decoding complicated current events. He is a published author who draws from over 20,000 hours of research, and is a sought-after commentator related to wide ranging themes – from the divestment pivot in modern energy, to the rise of a new spending class in emerging markets. An avid proponent of realistic environmentalism, he has enlightened audiences around the world with his unique brand of storytelling that colourfully demonstrates how the environment and investment often go hand-in-hand.
Meet the Exit Makers
Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) is playing an ever-increasing role in the venture funding ecosystem. Companies are turning to CVC as an alternative to the traditional venture funding model, and internally, CVC is stepping in to ensure that there is a viable, healthy emerging tech ecosystem to feed their corporate parents’ long-term needs. Hear directly from our panel of key players within the CVC community about what they look for and how to ultimately on board with their world-renowned firms.
Olympic Gold Medalist, Entrepreneur & World Champion
Michelle Cameron is a born and raised Calgarian and grew up in a family of 10 children. She learned about team work, being resourceful and always finding a way very early on. She over came being a very sickly child and her extreme fear of the water to realize her dream and competed in the 1988 Seoul Olympics winning an Olympic Gold Medal in Synchronized Swimming.
Michelle is a six time World Champion and swam on the Canadian team for over ten years. She became the first ever Albertan to win a Summer Olympic Gold Medal, and was inducted into Alberta and Canadian Halls of Fame and International Aquatic Sports Hall of Fame. As an avid Entrepreneur, Michelle’s company “Gold Medal Inspirations” inspires all to embrace their full potential and has helped many companies and organizations step into their greatness locally and around the world for over 20 years. Don’t miss Michelle as she speaks openly about over coming challenges, digging deep and sharing tangible success tools at #CFF2018!