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May 26, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am   •  Free : Determining the Best Financing Options + Government Support for your Tech Company

Hosted in partnership with BDC and EDC, this webinar will dive into the details of governments programs and financial relief available for your Canadian tech company through the COVID-19 crisis. 

We understand that with the uncertainty of the current global landscape, you are focused on survival. 

With countless funding routes for you to take advantage of, it can be overwhelming to determine which is best for you.

Instead of navigating the complexities of these programs on your own, we have  put together this webinar with expert panelists from BDC and EDC to break down the support available to you and your company. 

Join us for an interactive webinar: Determining the Best Financing Options for Your Startup on Tuesday, May 26th at 10AM EST.

This session is designed to be interactive, with plenty of opportunity for you to get your questions answered by our expert panelists. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to L-SPARK’s Community Manager, Natasha Tardioli at natasha@l-spark.com.



Patrick White, Managing Director, L-SPARK

Patrick White is a seasoned executive in the high tech sector with significant experience in startups, entrepreneurship, and business development. Patrick comes from a long history with Wesley Clover International, acting as the point man on several projects aimed at enhancing research and innovation in the Ottawa region. Patrick also actively represented the company at key industry events and consultations, and was responsible for media funding applications.

An entrepreneur himself, Patrick founded Brookstreet Pictures, whereby he managed all the financial and staffing aspects of the business, as well as coordinated all sales and distribution channels.

As Director of Business Operations, Patrick will ensure all services are delivered at a high standard, and will actively support the overall achievement of the business objectives of L-SPARK and its affiliated startups.



Jean-Philippe Pépin, Vice President and National Leader, Tech industry, BDC

Jean-Philippe oversees BDC’s national strategy for the technology sector. He leads a team of 40 industry specialists focused on connecting Canadian tech entrepreneurs with funding and resources to scale their businesses.

BDC’s Technologies Group has a portfolio of over 2,500 clients in the tech industry across Canada. The Group is composed of 30 specialized Account Managers and 3 Regional Directors dedicated to Tech. They provide support entrepreneurs at all stages of growth, from the start-up phase, to more established businesses that are planning their exit.


Jeff Keats, District Manager (Team Lead) – Technology and Diversified Industries,  EDC

Jeff Keats is a District Manager for Export Development Canada (“EDC”) for the Ontario market.  With 14 years of experience at EDC, Jeff currently leads a team of talented and dynamic EDC Account Managers that are helping Canadian companies go, grow, and succeed internationally.  Our immediate focus at EDC is to assist Canadian companies in accessing liquidity and capital.

EDC today serves more than 10,000 Canadian companies and their customers in up to 200 markets around the globe. The vast majority of their customers are small-and-medium sized businesses. And at EDC we support companies across a variety of industries, including manufacturing, automotive and transportation, professional services, technology and innovation companies, media and entertainment, infrastructure, and more.


May 26, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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