Mentor Works’ Founder & President, Bernadeen McLeod will once again join Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and Export Development Canada (EDC) for a government funding and export development workshop in Toronto, Ontario. This event will be exclusively for Knowledge-based industries in technology, software development, MedTech, as well as any form of Research and Development.
Canadian Government Funding and Export Development Workshop –Details
This event will be hosted by RBC at the RBC Centre in Toronto, ON.
Date/ Time: Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)
Location: RBC Centre, 155 Wellington St., RBC Executive Conference Centre, 11th Floor, Toronto, ON
Canadian Business Grants and Loans for Knowledge-Based Industries Presentation Introduction
There is a wide gamut of funding resources, including Canadian federal and provincial government grants and loans available to small to mid-sized businesses that manufacture and/or perform R&D within Canada. The challenge is how to uncover, select, and access the government funding programs that are out there. Bernadeen McLeod, the principal behind Mentor Works has years of experience in government funding, having successfully secured millions in grant funding as well as low interest loans for small to mid-sized business owners in southern Ontario, and from across Canada. During her presentation she will explain financing trends, the different types of funding instruments and resources out there, as well as show you how to harness these opportunities for your business.
Export Development Canada (EDC) Presentation Introduction
Most know EDC as the nation’s export credit agency, but few are aware of the vast number of innovative commercial solutions that the EDC offers Canadian exporters that are looking to continue to grow their business. EDC’s knowledge and partnerships are taken advantage by more than eight thousand Canadian companies and their global customers across as many as 200 markets worldwide each year. Export Development Canada is a respected leader in both financial reporting and economic analysis. Speaking on behalf of EDC is Ken Griffen. Ken has been an Account Manager for the Ontario region since 2006, advising presidents and CFO’s of small to mid-sized business on complex financial products that help SMEs expand globally.
Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Presentation Introduction
For more than 2 decades RBC has been the leading financial institution dedicated to providing customized financial solutions and support to Canada’s Life Sciences, Health Services, and Technology Industry. RBC has a proven track record that speaks to the institution’s long-term commitment to the success of their clients. Whether its industry specific cash management, foreign exchange, or depositing and borrowing solutions RBC is uniquely positioned to offer the best products and services for your business. Irfan S. Daya is a Senior Relationship Manager in RBC’s Knowledge-Based Industries mid-market commercial banking unit, specializing in Information Technology & Cleantech. With more than 10 years of experience in business management and venture growth complimenting his impressive educational background that includes a Master’s degree in economics from Queens University and an MBA from UWO’s Richard Ivey School of Business.
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