Date(s) - Thursday, March 22, 2018
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
79 Wellington St. W 33rd Floor, TD Tower South
Ontario is poised to deploy billions of dollars into the creation of a low carbon economy. Ontario’s cleantech companies are helping implement effective, efficient solutions to address tough environmental challenges in Canada and the world. However, finding capital to grow and scale up a clean technology company comes with unique challenges. Clean innovation faces market failures and barriers beyond those encountered by other types of innovation – particularly the failure of markets to put a value on reductions in emissions. This forces clean technology entrepreneurs to be particularly innovative in designing robust financial models for their enterprises.
This panel session will hear from cleantech entrepreneurs and funders as they explore the unique challenges and opportunities encountered in financing cleantech companies and projects. We will discuss financing issues and considerations at various stages of company evolution, from early stage startups to multimillion dollar going concerns.
Join the University of Toronto’s School of the Environment’s, Environmental Finance Advisory Committee on March 22nd to explore Financing Cleantech, A Conversation Between Capital Seekers and Providers and hear the different perspectives of the funders and fund-seekers as they discuss the challenges in building companies and financing cleantech.
Thursday, March 22nd. $39.00 plus HST
4:00 to 6:30 p.m. Registration begins at 3:30 p.m.
Torys LLP, 79 Wellington St. W 33rd Floor, TD Tower South
Reception to follow
Register on Eventbrite at this LINK
4:00 – 4:10 pm Opening Remarks
4:10 – 5:10 pm Panel Discussion
5:10 – 6:30 pm Networking Reception
David Brennan, CFO, ecobee
Peter McArthur, Senior Account Manager Lead, RBC’s Clean Tech practice in the GTA
Nic Morgan, VP Business Development and Co-founder, Morgan Solar
Trish Nixon, Chief Impact Investment Officer, CoPower
Michelle McBane, Senior Investment Director at the MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund
Kathryn Wortsman, Fund Manager for the MaRS Catalyst Fund
Torys LLP and the
University of Toronto’s Environmental Finance Advisory Committee (EFAC)
The University of Toronto, School of the Environment would like to thank
Torys and Patricia Koval for their generous donation of time and space for