Events and Webinars

Upcoming Events and Webinars

June 16th, 2021

Extending the Runway: Leveraging Non-Dilutive Financing Sources

Looking for funding options to help accelerate your company’s growth?

Look beyond expensive equity financing and examine non-dilutive funding (Any kind of funding that does not require you to give away equity or ownership) options. Geared toward early-stage entrepreneurs, this webinar surveys how to effectively leverage non-dilutive financing sources – specifically SR&ED  (The Canadian Scientific Research and Experimental Development Tax Incentive Program) and government grant programs.

Join Bhavik Chauhan, Vice President, Business Development & Marketing from OKR Financial, to learn how to access non-dilutive financing and how OKR Financial can support your startup. The session includes dedicated time for Q&A – so bring your questions.

We’ll cover:

  • An overview of the SR&ED Tax Incentive Program and how you can use SR&ED financing to accelerate your company’s growth.
  • Simple strategies to maximize your SR&ED tax credit claims.
  • Best practices when applying for government funding.
  • An overview of the different types of government grant programs.
  • How grant consulting firms and OKR Financial can support you throughout the non-dilutive financing process.

June 29th, 2021

Accessing Growth Capital through Successful Concept Design & Engineering

Having an idea and making it real are two different things.  Solving design problems from the beginning can improve your products and help ace pitches. Learn how enhancing your discovery and concept design can help secure growth capital faster. Geared toward early-stage entrepreneurs, this webinar will guide you on how to create a product that is attractive to investors and how to maximize grant funding as you grow your business. Discover the different sources of non-dilutive capital and how to navigate venture debt.

Hear from Bhavik Chauhan, VP Business Development and Marketing OKR Financial and Alastair Trower, Director of Business Development Enginuity, as they share insights on successful product development, creating prototypes and accessing grant funding . There will be a Q&A session at the end so be ready with your questions!

We will cover:

  • Steps in developing a strong and effective product concept
  • How engineering technology can help gain investors
  • Alternative financial solutions and an overview of the capital raising cycle
  • Best practices when applying for government funding and venture debt
  • How OKR Financial & Enginuity can help support your scale up process

July 7th, 2021

How to Win Grants: Insider Tips from OKR Financial and Pocketed

Want to learn the basics of grant funding and how to best leverage this channel? Whether it’s confusion surrounding eligibility, lack of time, or both, today’s entrepreneurs often struggle to secure any of the $2.9 billion available in Canadian grant funding, much of which is underutilized due to the challenging grant ecosystem that start-ups and SMEs face. Most businesses don’t even know where to start.

Tailored to all companies looking to grow, this webinar will explore the challenges related to understanding and accessing grants, as well as mastering the next stage of the grant process: getting the growth capital you need on an accelerated timeline, under flexible terms, while building a successful scale and exit plan.

Hear from the experts directly! Join Bhavik Chauhan, VP Business Development and Marketing OKR Financial and Brianna Blaney, CEO and Co-Founder of Pocketed, to learn how to access the grant and up-front funding that fits your needs, including tips and tricks on how to make the process easier. We will host a Q&A session at the end, so prepare your questions and leave feeling like a non-dilutive funding master!

Key Learnings:

  • An overview of the grant process and how you can apply alternative financial solutions to accelerate your company’s growth
  • Simple strategies to maximize Government incentives and access growth capital
  • Best practices when applying to grants, especially for small businesses on a time crunch
  • How technology platforms like Pocketed and lenders like OKR Financial can support you throughout the process

 

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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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