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What To Do When The Bank Says No

Monday, March 26 | 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

ATB Entrepreneur Centre, Edmonton

Join founder and CEO of VA Angels and Valhalla Private Capital Corp, Randy Thompson, for a 1 hour workshop discussing the different options available to entrepreneurs when the bank is no longer an option for financing. In this 1 hour workshop we will discuss:
– Debt vs Equity
– Other places to find money
– Understanding dilution
– Difference between a high growth business and small business.
Randy is founder and CEO of VA Angels, one of Canada’s most active angel groups: 140 members have funded 190 companies for over $55m, including deals in the US, UK, and Africa. Building this Angel platform led Mr Thompson to be named Startup Canada’s investor of the year for 2015 and a finalist for the same award the two years previous.

In order to support the number of initiatives and investors, Randy has started 5 funds (VA Angels Fund I & II, Lat18 Capital, and two debt funds) an Entrepreneur Base camp program (delivered in 3 countries and 32 centres), an International Angel Mentoring entity working in 5 countries, and an M&A firm focused on the group’s exits.

He has invested in 26 companies with 4 exits, and has been working in the startup venture space for 20 years. Early in his career he founded Alberta SuperNet and worked as a venture capital advisor to the Province of Alberta. Currently he is building Generus Marketing Solutions, a platform for Not4Profits and merchants to develop relationships through ecommerce.

Please join us – we look forward to seeing you there!

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