Venture for Canada partners with BDC Capital to launch entrepreneur speaker series

Venture for Canada

Venture for Canada, a not-for-profit that recruits recent graduates to work at leading Canadian startups, announced BDC Capital as its National Scale-Up Partner.

Through the partnership, the two organizations are launching the BDC Canadian Scale-Up Speaker Series, which will feature high-profile Canadian entrepreneurs telling the story of building their companies. Mark Organ, founder and CEO of Influitive, will be the Series’ first ever speaker. Influitive has raised close to $40 million in its Series B, and in March acquired two mobile companies.

“We are proud to partner with BDC Capital to provide education to our Fellows and partner startups on best practices for creating high growth companies,” said Scott Stirrett, executive director of Venture for Canada.

Annette Verschuren, chair and CEO of NRStor and former president of The Home Depot Canada and Asia, is also a planned speaker in the series.

“BDC Capital helps build outstanding companies,” said Jérôme Nycz, executive vice president of BDC Capital. “We are excited to support the work of Venture for Canada in educating the next generation of Canadian entrepreneurs on what it takes to scale startups and create high growth firms.”

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