ACTia Clean Tech Matchmaking Events

The Clean Technology Matchmaking Event is intended to bring clean technology innovators and entrepreneurs together with prospective financial investors and strategic partners – established companies who offer innovators a route to scale-up and market access.

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

Speed networking is a great format to quickly determine if a potential for a relationship exists

Well attended, kept on track time-wise, good timeslot

Paul Paynter , SRC

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

The next Clean Tech Matchmaking Event will take place at Inventures in June 2020

Currently not accepting applications

Who Should Apply?

  • Clean technology innovators and entrepreneurs who are seeking financing and are ready to make a “pitch” to potential investors and strategics towards gaining the capital and support needed to commercialize their technology and venture.

  • Investors and strategics interested in investing in or supporting pre-commercial, near-commercial or rapidly-scaling clean technology entrepreneurs and innovations.

Application Process

The application form takes approximately 10 – 15 minutes to complete. Innovators will identify the purpose of their innovation and investment/support needs. Investors and strategics will identify areas of interest in cleantech in terms of theme and state of commercialization. By looking for aligned responses between innovators and investors,  ACTia’s selection team will work to curate successful matches.  You will have the opportunity to confirm your matches before the event.

Event Format

This 2 hour event will seek to connect innovators with potential investors including VCs, angels, banks, private investors, as well as with established companies who offer innovators a route to scale-up and market access (“strategic partners”).

Participants will include at least 30 cleantech innovators and 13 investors and strategics.  Investors and strategics will each host 3-5 meetings at their respective tables.  Meetings will last 10 minutes. Innovators should come prepared to “pitch” their innovation to at least one prospective investor or strategic.

Event Registration

  • Once we have at least 1 match for your organization, we will invite you to register for the matchmaking event

  • Current ACTia Member or Sponsor?  You will receive a promo code to access free Registration

  • Not a member of ACTia? Registration is $100.

With membership starting at just $150 / year for pre-revenue startups, we encourage all participants to become ACTia members prior to registering for the Matchmaking Event.

For information on ACTia membership benefits, please visit our Member Benefits Page

Questions?  Please contact info@actia.ca

Disclaimer

Information collected for the purposes of registering for the Matchmaking Event should not be considered confidential, and may be shared with the organizers of the Matchmaking Event, as well as with potential “matches” who register for this event.

Furthermore, neither ACTia nor any of our event partners will have any liability whatsoever to you, or any of your associated business partners, in connection with this matchmaking event or any information prepared in response to it.