Banff Venture Forum 2013 creates the new breed of tech companies

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

September 26-27, 2013: This year marks the 15th 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.

Since its inception, BVF has experienced significant growth, hosting more than 40 venture capital firms, 47 presenting companies and close to 400 delegates in 2012. As the landscape of emerging technologies continues to evolve, BVF provides high growth technology companies with a much-needed and accessible venue for idea sharing, networking, investment opportunities and more. PwC is pleased to be the BVF title sponsor for the fifth consecutive year, supporting North America’s up-and-coming technology organizations at every stage of their journey.

Relevant publications

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