Green Venture Forum – October 24th, 2013 in Montreal, Canada

  Green Venture Forum 2013

Make a deal this October 24th 2013 at the Green Venture Form

Capital Innovation is proud to host its first International Green Venture Forum at the Mcgill New Residence Hall, on October 24th 2013 as an integral part of the Montreal International Venture Forums.

The Green Venture Forum is where green technologies entrepreneurs and startups get to meet international investors. The goal of Green Venture Forum is to promote financing of the next generation of clean tech, energy tech and green tech companies.

Join one of Canada’s largest networks of VCs, corporate and angel investors to receive insights on the current investment landscape in North America.

Lunch Keynote Speaker: Steve Kyryk

Steve Kyryk partner at Hobb & Towne, will talk about “The Right Stuff: What it Takes to Be a Cleantech Venture CEO.”

  • Steve Kyryk

    Steve Kyryk PartnerHobbs & Towne

    Steve joined Hobbs & Towne, Inc. in 2006 to support the growth of its technology and energy practices. He has more than 17 years of recruiting experience for a wide variety of organizations, ranging from private to publicly traded technology and Fortune 500 organizations. Technically savvy, Steve has a diverse assignment history in next generation energy, advanced sciences, and advanced IT related ventures. He has successfully placed CEOs, Board Directors, Senior Technology Executives and their teams within all functional disciplines for a range of clients, including renewable fuels and...

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Our Speakers & Investors

Our speakers will be commenting and providing insights on the investment trends in clean tech and energy tech. Not only do we have great Canadian, American and International angel and venture capital investors who will be speaking at the Montreal International Venture Forums, we also attract investors from all over the world specifically to encourage deal flow. Full list of Cleantech and Energy Tech investors can be found here.

9:30 AM – Panel “What’s Hot & What’s Not in CleanTech”

  • Dennis R. Costello

    Dennis R. Costello Managing PartnerBraemar Energy Ventures

    Dennis R. Costello is a Managing Partner of Braemar Energy Ventures II.  Mr. Costello has been an active venture capital investment professional for over twenty-five years. Mr. Costello was previously a partner with Advent International, an international private equity firm where he rose to chief investment officer for North America.  Mr. Costello began his career in alternative energy with positions as a project manager at Midwest Research Institute and as a member of the original staff of the National Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI), which is now the National Renewable energy Laborato...

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  • Henrik Holland

    Henrik Holland Venture PrincipalShell Technology Ventures

    Henrik holds an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and an MSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Twente. He is also a Six Sigma Academy (SSA & Company) certified Six Sigma & Lean Black Belt. He started his career in telecommunications with Alcatel-Lucent and Telefonica. With Shell, Henrik worked predominantly in Upstream Commercial, both in operational and business development roles. Prior to joining STV, Henrik worked as an Enterprise Supplier Manager on the development of various Equipment category strategies and negotiated long-term Enterpr...

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  • Scott MacDonald

    Scott MacDonald Co-founder and Managing PartnerMcRock Capital

    MacDonald has played an integral part in building many of today’s leading intelligent infrastructure companies within the water, power, and energy efficiency sectors. He is refreshingly real. He currently serves on the board of Pure Technologies (TSX:PUR). He previously served as Chairman of SynapSense from 2008-2012 and was a Director of the Pressure Pipe Inspection Company (acquired by Pure Technologies). From 2003 to 2007, MacDonald served as Chairman of RuggedCom (acquired by Siemens) and helped the company grow f...

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  • Sean Brownlee

    Sean Brownlee PartnerRho Canada Ventures

    Sean Brownlee is a partner of Rho Canada Ventures. With nearly 15 years of operational and venture experience, he is passionate about collaborating with entrepreneurs and helping them grow their ventures to become leaders in their spaces. He joined Rho Canada Ventures in 2012 and focuses on investments in the areas of SaaS (Software as a Service), cloud, mobility and clean technology. Prior to Rho, Sean worked for nearly a decade in Boston at JMH Capital and 3i Corporation, a leading internationally focused venture capital firm. He has been involved in the early-stage finan...

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  • Sebastian Titz

    Sebastian Titz Manager New Ventures3M New Ventures

    Sebastian Titz is an investment manager of 3M New Ventures, the corporate venture arm of 3M in North America. He identifies and invests in disruptive new technologies and start-up companies of strategic relevance for 3M. His investment interests include health care, sustainability, advanced materials and electronics. Before joining 3M he did research in Science and Technology Management focusing on post-acquisition collaboration at the University of Naples and worked as a consultant in the automotive industry. Sebastian has a M.S. in Industrial Engineering and Management. He also hold...

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3:00 PM – Panel “Patchwork Capitalization and Doing More with Less”

  • Samuel M. Shafner

    Samuel M. Shafner PartnerBurns & Levinson LLP

    Samuel M. Shafner has concentrated his practice exclusively in the area of transactional corporate and securities law for more than twenty years. Mr. Shafner has particular expertise in assisting emerging technology companies, both domestic and international, in their capital formation as well as in basic business contract needs. Most of Mr. Shafner's clients are high-technology businesses and venture capital firms specializing in high technology investments. Consequently, Mr. Shafner frequently negotiates software licenses, ...

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  • Eric Emmons

    Eric Emmons Investment PartnerSiemens Venture Capital, Inc.

    Eric Emmons is an Investment Partner based in Boston, MA and focused on investments in energy, materials, and industrial solutions. He has been active as a director of Managesoft , Porogen, Powerit Solutions, Zolo Technologies, and Protonex. Before joining Siemens Venture Capital, Eric was a founding general partner at the Massachusetts Green Energy Fund, where he led many of its investments in energy, industrial process efficiency, and materials. Eric also worked with Commons Capital, a venture capital firm in the Boston area which invests in energy, medical, and technology companies. P...

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  • Claude Vachet

    Claude Vachet Managing PartnerCycle Capital

    Claude has 22 years of operational, Venture Capital, Secondary Transaction and fund management experience of venture capital portfolios investing in high tech companies. Having managed numerous investments and exits during his career, Claude has built a solid track record. He has, among others, been part of successful teams at both Kirchner and Multiple Capital. He has also worked at Innovatech Montreal as Vice-President Information Technology and Communication. In this capacity, he was responsible for 44 high-tech start-up companies and 5 Venture Capital Funds. From April 2004 to March 200...

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  • Nicolas Gravel

    Nicolas Gravel Director, Strategic Investments & InitiativesBDC Venture Capital

    Nicolas Gravel occupe le poste de Directeur, Investissements et initiatives stratégiques et il enrichit l’équipe avec ses compétences en matière de capital de risque et de financement dans les secteurs de l’énergie et des technologies propres. Nicolas est ingénieur chimique de formation et il possède une vaste expérience des procédés industriels dans divers secteurs. Il a occupé le poste d’associé de recherche sur les actions chez Merrill Lynch avant de passer quatre ans au service d’Innovatech Montréal en tant que gestionnaire de portefeuilles de capital d...

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  • Murray McCaig

    Murray McCaig Managing PartnerMaRS Cleantech Fund

    Murray is an experienced startup CEO with a background in management consulting and finance. Most recently, Murray managed New York-based private equity group, RSL Investments (owned by the Estee Lauder family), where he was responsible for leading a global business acquisition strategy in the water sector. Murray has extensive international business development and licensing experience, including his role with Upstream, a world leader in mobile marketing solutions, where he built the global sales organization and led the expans...

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Registration is free for qualified investors and strategic partners by RSVP at


Location: McGill New Residence Hall

We will be hosting this year’s forum in the renovated conference hall of McGill New Residence Hall located at 3625 Avenue du Parc, Montreal, Canada.

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