Who dares, wins at the Banff Venture Forum 2014

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PwC is the title sponsor of Banff Venture Forum, Canada’s premier company financing event.


September 25-26, 2014, marks the 16th annual Banff Venture Forum (BVF), a two-day event held at the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel in Banff, Alberta. BVF is Canada’s premier company financing event and brings together technology companies from across North America to give insight into important industry issues, as well as networking and learning opportunities for emerging technology companies. The annual forum also features a number of panels and presentations from world-class professionals in both the hi-tech and investment communities. PwC is proud to be the title sponsor of BVF for the sixth consecutive year.

Bringing your vision to reality

Being an entrepreneur is an exciting, challenging and often all consuming. Each new day brings a new challenge — a challenge that you may not have faced before, or an obstacle that larger, established companies don't encounter. PwC’s team works with growing companies who have great vision and passion, and are bringing their vision to reality. Our team is ready to help guide and nurture your emerging company from start-up through maturity with the advice and services needed for your industry and the development phase you are in.

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Building tomorrow's giants

2014 Emerging companies survey

Now in its 11th year, our 2014 Emerging companies’ survey, takes a deep dive to outline the challenges and opportunities facing Canada’s emerging technology sector, as identified by its top decision-makers―the CEOs.


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Startup success
Our local Emerging Company Services Practice is experienced in providing assurance, tax and advisory services to many of Calgary’s emerging technology companies. Our partner team, led by Joon Chan and Darren Speake, has over 25 years of combined experience working with technology companies, in both Canada and international technology markets, such as Silicon Valley.

Receiving full cash refund entitlements
Refundable SR&ED Tax Credits for Technology Companies

Under the Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) investment tax credit program, Canada offers some of the most lucrative tax credits in the world. Tax credits range from 20-35 percent of eligible R&D costs. And for certain Canadian-controlled private corporations, the credit is refundable even if tax isn't owed. PwC can help optimize your SR&ED claim while minimizing administrative burden.