As businesses transition to a new normal, many questions remain about the impact of 2020's serial crises on the tech sector, startup valuations and M&A activity.
Join the first VEF event of the year to hear stories and insights from entrepreneurs that have successfully sold their companies before and during the pandemic, as well as their thoughts on COVID-19's impact on the overall M&A market.
Topics to be discussed include:
When M&A makes sense for company
Key learnings for and from entrepreneurs, including never before told M&A stories
The barriers to getting a deal done
The importance of people and culture for successful transactions
COVID's effect on business valuations and deal structure
Sources of M&A opportunities and deal flow implications in 2021
What companies should do now if they are considering buying or selling
3:45 - 4:00pm: Virtual Networking
4:00 - 4:05pm: Welcome
4:05 - 4:10pm: Lightning Pitches
4:10 - 5:00pm: Panel Discussion
5:00- 5:30pm: Q&A with Panel and Virtual Networking
The link to sign into the Online Forum will be emailed to ticket holders on January 19
For this event we have made a "pay what you want" model.
We have elected to add three ticket prices for our events: for each of our general admission and 'Founder' tickets, we will add a "virtual discount" of roughly 50% that you can select to recognize the shortcomings of a virtual rather than in-person event. We have created a zero-cost ticket for those who wish to rely on the support of their community. And we will maintain our existing ticket prices for those who wish to fully support our not-for-profit. Learn more.
To advance technology entrepreneurship through networking forums that educate and motivate.
The Vancouver Enterprise Forum (VEF) is the premier networking forum for technology entrepreneurs. The VEF holds eight events each year - usually on the fourth Tuesday of the month. These events provide attendees with an opportunity to network and learn. The evening involves a feature presenter covers a topic especially relevant to technology entrepreneurs such as financing and CEO war stories. Networking sessions are included before and after the presentation for speakers and attendees to connect with each other.
As a not-for-profit B.C. Society, VEF is supported by its sponsors, its members, its volunteers, and by all attendees at VEF events.
For more information on VEF or to volunteer contact VEF Manager
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