Events and Webinars

Upcoming Events and Webinars

May 18th, 2021

Capitalizing on Government Funding to Grow Your Business

As entrepreneurs, leveraging government funded programs like SR&ED (and others) can be a great option to help you become a more profitable and self-sustaining business.

Join OKR Financial at this month’s Toolkit Tuesday to learn what the right types of Government Funded Programs are for fast-growing companies and how leveraging them can improve your business’s overall performance.

May 19th, 2021

#CanStartupStories: Investor Tales, Trials and Tribulations

Please join us as five diverse storytellers share their journey to becoming the Venture Capitalist or Angel Investor that they are today.

Presented by Old Kent Road Financial and Startup Vancouver, #CanStartupStories is a TEDx-style event where speakers are given a powerful platform to tell their story.

Our five dynamic speakers are:

  • Kookai Chaimahawong – VC Associate, Pangaea Ventures
  • Thealzel Lee – Founder and President, E-Fund
  • Randy Thompson – Managing Partner, OKR Financial
  • Sheetal Mehta Walsh – Founding Partner, Soho Ventures
  • Jessica Wang – Managing Partner, INP Capital


Emcee and co-host: Bhavik Chauhan, OKR Financial

Co-host: Colin Weston, Startup Vancouver

May 25th, 2021

Leveraging Government Funding to Fuel Your Business

Join us for an interactive webinar on leveraging government funded programs to become a profitable and self-sustaining business.

Learn what the right types of Government Funded Programs are for fast-growing technology companies like yours, and how leveraging them can improve your business’ overall performance.

May 26th, 2021

Grow and Scale Agri-Tech with Non-Dilutive Funding

If you would like to excel in Agri-Tech venture and innovation without losing equity, then this webinar is for you. Catering to startups and scale-ups, this session will discuss how to leverage government funding with non-dilutive financing sources.

In this webinar we will cover:

  • Overview of different funding options and how to use bridge financing to accelerate company growth
  • Effective strategies to maximize SR&ED tax credit claims and other Government Funding Programs focused on the Agri-Tech sector such as AgriScience Projects, Indigenous Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative, Innovation Supercluster Initiative: Protein Industries and more
  • Best practices to maximize on government funding initiatives
  • Overview of the government funded landscape for Agri-Tech
  • How OKR Financial can support you throughout the non-dilutive funding process

May 28th, 2021

Due Diligence and Successful Fundraising: Do's and Don'ts for Entrepreneurs

Due diligence can start at any time. Great companies have their diligence files ready to go, and it starts with having your financials in order, among other things. 

Join us as we go through what has to be done step by step, and learn how to avoid some common pitfalls along the way

Past Events and Webinars

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Extending the Runway: Leveraging Non-Dilutive Financing Sources

Overview: Learn simple strategies to maximize your SR&ED tax credit claims and gain an overview of different government grant programs.  Considering funding options to help accelerate your company’s growth? Look beyond expensive equity financing and examine non-dilutive funding options. Geared toward early-stage entrepreneurs, this webinar surveys how to effectively leverage non-dilutive

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Clean Energy Zone’s 2021 Startup Starter Pack: Accessing Government Funding

Overview: An interactive webinar on accessing and leveraging government-funded programs to become a profitable and self-sustaining business. OKR Financial and Ayming Canada, in partnership with Ryerson University, present an interactive webinar on accessing and leveraging government-funded programs to become a profitable and self-sustaining business. Specifically tailored to entrepreneurs in the energy sector,

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Accelerating Growth with Non-Dilutive Sources of Capital

Overview: Learn how to implement a non-dilutive based financial strategy that can help your business raise capital without giving up control. Join us to learn how to implement a non-dilutive based financial strategy that can help your business raise capital without giving up control. Discover the different sources of non-dilutive capital and the set of

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AMA: Tax Credits as a Non-Dilutive Source of Capital

Overview: This AMA is best for startups or scale-ups interested in learning about how to access SR&ED financing. The ability to leverage the Canada Revenue Agency’s Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) program allows businesses to access cash in advance against their accrued SR&ED tax credits as collateral. It is

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Investing in High Growth Potential Startups

Overview: If you are passionate about companies with distinct competitive advantages, with the potential to grow across domestic or international markets and are seeking new ways to be part of these developments, join our next webinar as we continue to promote our Venture Fund I.  Minimum Investment $10,000 (reduced to $500 until the

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Venture Lab Webinar

Raising Money Mastery: The Secret to an Impressive Pitch Deck

Overview: Did you know the average venture capital investor will look at a pitch deck for 3 minutes and 44 seconds before deciding whether to meet with a new startup? In this one-hour workshop, OKR Financial will share the 13 steps that every pitch deck should have, and most importantly,

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Secret Weapon Chats: The Fundamentals of Remote Working

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE REPLAY Overview: The past year has definitely brought its fair share of challenges and changes in every organization across the world, the biggest one being the working location. Many organizations hurried to make the shift to working virtually in some capacity for their teams, for

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CanShield Solutions Webinar

Using Technology To Accelerate Your Business

Overview: There is no doubt that 2020 was a disruptive year for many businesses, with COVID19 forcing many traditional businesses to move services online and quickly. Some businesses have been able to adapt, while others have struggled to keep up. Regardless of what happens in 2021, there is no denying

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Life Science Venture and Alternative Financing Vehicles

Overview: In partnership with Bio Alberta, a member-driven association that represents and promoted the province’s vibrant and diverse life sciences industry.  Takeaways:  Learn in-depth how the “debt vs equity” landscape works Identify when is the right time too raise equity and why  Map the bet funding options available for life

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Guide to Leveraging Government Funding for StartUps

Overview: There are many Government Funding programs available to assist Canadian start-ups with expenses related to R&D, new product development, tapping into international markets and workforce development. Join this webinar with NorthBridge Consultants to learn about some of these programs, how they fit in the different stages of your corporate development, and

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Female Business Founders: Modern Ways of Education with New Forms of Capital

Overview: Join our Fund Administrator Kiran Khuber, as she leads a group of female business founders in the education technology space. Their experience as female leaders and their observations of the industry will provide a unique perspective. They will share their own insights of the current landscape, and what they expect moving forward. The pandemic is

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Intro to Finance 101 for Business Owners

Overview: Join Alexandra Dawes from Virtual CFO Solutions in her free webinar to learn the key foundations of finance for business owners and entrepreneurs. This is a short introduction to the LIVE 6-week Finance 101 group course launching in late September, where you will learn about the key steps in

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Moving Forward Alternative Capital Raising Options Post COVID-19

Overview: As many businesses continue to move through Phase 3 and beyond, founders continue to deal with challenges their businesses and investors are facing. This session will focus on alternative methods that Technology companies can consider when raising capital. Join BDO West Technology leader, Mike Hiley, as he leads a

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Maximizing Your SR&ED and Innovation Funding

Overview: Discover advantages of SR&ED from both the corporate and investor perspective How to maximize SR&ED via corporate and investment structures, and avoid key risks Gain insights via examples of software R&D work that is eligible for SR&ED Learn the key criteria to track for SR&ED https://youtu.be/T4inLWBzJS4 Time: 10:00AM to

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Finance 101: Taking Your StartUp To ScaleUp

Overview: Why should you put focus on finance and why is it important? What are the top apps to use for a company that wants to scale? What are the top financial metrics your startup should be tracking? Time: 10:00AM to 11:00AM PST​ 10:00AM to 11:00AM PST​ Date: June 17,

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Raising Capital In Light of Covid-19

Overview: The different types of funding options available The most adequate type of funding for you The amount you need to raise not just to survive the current pandemic but to achieve the goals you have as a fast-growing business Time: 10:00AM to 11:00AM PST​ Date: June 10, 2020 Speakers:

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