Event Overview

ACTia’s Virtual Clean Tech Matchmaking is an exclusive and curated service that matches clean technology ventures to a global network of investors, strategic partners, buyers and funders.

Combining our proven deal flow model, with best practices in online matchmaking, ACTia has developed a process that is efficient for participants, delivers higher quality matches, and engages a more diverse and international mix of both ventures and investors.

The event will take place as a series of online video pitches followed by curated meetings between clean tech ventures and investors/strategics.

This style of event gives ventures a great opportunity to put their quick pitch in action and we were pleased with the number of follow-up meetings that came out of these quick discussions

Participating Venture

Great event. It got my startup in front of the right people in large multinationals that I never could have connected to on my own.

Participating Venture

It was a great first event for us, and helped to expose us to a number of potential partners.

Participating Venture

It was excellent.

Participating Venture

Great event and we will be moving forward into discussion with 2 of the ventures.

Participating Investor, AEC

A great way to have targeted networking.

Participating Strategic Partner

Good opportunity to get a quick fix on priorities of strategic investors, non-dilutive/grant programs and others. It is also a good opportunity to practice and hone your pitch with instant feedback.

Participating Venture

The format of the event was a dynamic way to connect with a number of companies in a short amount of time.

Participating Investor

Well run did what it was expected to do and good participants both sides. Great to have networking with refreshments in the same spot.

Participating Investor

A very efficient process with enough conversation time to understand the business needs and decide if a follow up meeting is required. Love the format and energy from everyone!

Participating Investor

It was fantastic!

Participating Venture

Application Process – Deadline to Apply: August 14th, 2020.

⇨ Deadline Extended until August 19th for: Late Stage Ventures TRL 7+ and Biofuel/Biomaterial Ventures

Ventures

Applications Closed

Ventures complete a comprehensive online application form. Responses are used to help select participating ventures, match them to appropriate investors, and create a detailed Venture Profile to be provided to the matches. Once selected, ventures will record 3-minute pitches to be streamed at the event.

Process

  • Complete Venture Application
  • Application results will be sent out by Aug 21st.
  • If selected, you will be invited to self-record a 3 minute video pitch, and submit by August 31st.
  • Your Venture Profile will be sent to investors/strategics you have matched with.
  • Pitches will be streamed for registered investors/strategics on Sept 16th and 17th.
  • Investors / Strategics schedule Introductory Meetings with their top picks from approx. Sept 18 – Oct 2nd.

Investors/Strategics

Applications Closed

Investors complete a brief online application form to clarify their investment criteria. Their responses are used to generate a list of potential matches. Investors will have the chance to review the initial list and reject any ventures they do not wish to meet with. Matched Investors must commit to at least three Introductory Meetings.

Investors (non-curated option) complete basic registration for the Virtual Pitch Event, and commit to at least one Introductory Meeting.

Process

  • Complete Investor/Strategic Application
  • ACTia will send accepted investors / strategics their initial list of venture matches, in mid-late August.
    • Sponsors who are getting Enhanced Matching, will get their initial matches in early-mid August.
  • Review your list of initial matches, and confirm which ventures you’d like to learn more about.
    • If you are not interested in any of the ventures, you are under no obligation to register for the event.
  • Once you confirm your interest, you will receive a link for free registration to the Matchmaking, including access to:
    • A Venture Profile for each of the initial matches you confirmed
    • The Virtual Pitch Sessions, in mid-September
    • Introductory Meetings, September 18 – Oct 2nd (roughly)

Key Dates

July 31 Deadline to Apply for Enhanced Matching (Sponsors)
August 14 Deadline to Apply for Matchmaking (Investor/Ventures)
August 21 Confirmations Sent to Ventures Selected to Pitch
August 31 Deadline for Video Pitch Submissions
September 16 – 17 Video Pitch Session
September 18 – October 2 Introductory Meetings

Venture Spotlights

Non-confidential but content-rich overview of select ventures participating in Matchmaking. Hosted on the ACTia website throughout the year, they are designed to raise awareness for the ventures, and encourage early interest from investors. An example can be viewed here.

Venture Profiles

Detailed information about the ventures and the funding or support they are seeking. This information is only provided to confirmed matches. Profiles will be created with the information collected from the application form.

Virtual Pitch Session

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Ventures will pre-record 3-minute video pitches that will be shown to Investors at the Virtual Pitch Sessions on September 16 – 17. Once Investors view the video pitches and read the Venture Profiles, they will schedule introductory meetings within 2 weeks of the pitch session.

Event Sponsors

Program Partners

Value to Sponsors

As an Event Sponsor or Partner, increase visibility of your innovation leadership, be recognized as a supporter of Alberta’s growing clean tech sector, and gain first access and insight into game changing technologies.

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Email sydney.kjellander@actia.ca for the sponsorship package.

FAQ

No. If you have already shown your interest in matchmaking through the ACTia Multi-Service Application form, you do not need to apply again.

ACTia team will contact you by August 21st whether you have been selected as well as the next steps.

Previous Matchmaking Events

ACTia has organized 4 increasingly successful matchmaking events over the past few years. They have become our most anticipated events, and consistently generate excellent ratings on post-event surveys.

Our event in June 2019 at Inventures, reported $1.5M in potential deals. Participants rated the event at an average of 4.2 / 5 for advancing their priorities, and 4.6 / 5 for likelihood to recommend the event. These high reviews resulted in a Net Promoter Score of 63.

2019 Matchmaking at ERA SPARK