NRC-IRAP and Bootup eliminate Pay to Pitch at Fusion Forum

New Media BC announced this morning that thanks to the support of the National Research Council Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) and Bootup Entrepreneurial Society have eliminated the Pay-to-pitch structure at the upcoming Fusion Forum and all entrepreneurs can participate for no additional cost above the regular attendee price of $100.

All companies attending the Fusion Entrepreneur Boot Camp held on November 5th as well as the twenty selected to pitch to top tier investors during the Fusion Venture Forum on November 12th, will only pay to attend the conference as regular delegates.

The package includes full access to the event, including networking lunch and reception. Presenting companies will also have free access to “Entrepreneur Bootcamp” training sessions, presentation coaching, and a chance to pitch at the Forum on November 12th and potentially have one-on-one meetings with visiting investors from Silicon Valley.

In addtion, the deadline for registrations has been extended to Friday, October 30th to allow entrepreneurs to take advantage of this special rate. Reimbursements will be made for companies who have already signed up at the full rate.

New Media BC also announced that Fusion’s “Best in Show” judges will be Tom Duterme, Corporate Development Manager at Google Inc., Saeed Amidi, CEO/President and Founder of Plug and Play Tech Center and Steve Hnatiuk, Founder and Partner at Yaletown Venture Partners. The “Best in Show” presenter will receive paid airfare to San Francisco and three month placement at the prestigious Plug and Play Tech Centre accelerator in Sunnyvale, California.