AVF Announces Presenting Companies, Anticipates Selling Out

The inaugural Atlantic Venture Forum is next month in Halifax and it’s already being tagged as Atlantic Canada’s premier access to capital event. Just two weeks away, tickets are on the verge of selling out.

This week, AVF announced its presenting companies in two categories: Early Stage and Growth Stage.

Early stage participants include ABK Biomedical, Analyze Re, Onelobby, Shopulse, and Spinzo. Growth stage companies include BlueLight Analytics, Measurely, and Oris4.

The lineup of keynote speakers for AVF is impressive and includes Charley Lax, Paul Singh, Peter van der Velden, Ben Yoskovitz, and Yona Shtern, who is the cofounder and CEO of Beyond the Rack, which was named the fastest growing e-tailer in North America by Internet Retailer Magazine in 2011 and third fastest growing private company in Canada for 2012 by Profit magazine.

Peter van der Velden, president of the CVCA, is slated to deliver a keynote on trends in venture capital and big themes in life sciences at the Atlantic Venture Forum. Van der Velden, who is also Managing General Partner at Lumira Capital, has nearly 25 years of experience in the Canadian private capital industry.

The Atlantic Venture Forum is an annual event that brings together innovative emerging and established IT, cleantech, and life sciences companies in Atlantic Canada.

The AVF will be held at the Westin Nova Scotian in Halifax on June 19 and 20. Learn more or register online here.