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Tuesday, October 20 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Leveraging Lenders to Move the Needle on your Startup with Futurpreneur Canada

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If you’re at the stage where you need money for your startup, this session will help you navigate the world of lending, or non-equity financing, for your business. You’ll get access to experts who have advised hundreds of businesses to acquire capital for their start-up journey. Come prepared with questions for this interactive panel discussion on financing for entrepreneurs
Some of the key questions we’ll be answering:
  1. Difference between equity vs non-equity based financing?
  2. How can I identify if my business is ready for funding?
  3. What steps should I take before approaching lenders?
  4. How do I strategize when shopping for funding?
Nicole Cayanan- Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE)
Aimee Parker- Alberta Treasury Branch (ATB)
Rahim Velji- Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
Hussam Tungekar- Futurpreneur Canada

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Rahim Velji

Business Centre Manager, Business Development Bank of Canada
Rahim originally joined the BDC team in Edmonton in early 2012 as an Account Manager, supporting the mid-market business portfolio. After taking a short break from BDC to pursue his MBA at Wilfrid Laurier University, Rahim returned the BDC Edmonton family in June 2014, then eventually... Read More →

Aimee Parker

Entrepreneur Strategist, ATB
Whether you're dreaming, building, or growing, the ATB Entrepreneur Centre offers a powerful set of tools to help entrepreneur’s business and finances grow together. As an Entrepreneur Strategist, Aimee is eager to share her experiences and resources to help entrepreneurs navigate... Read More →

Hussam Tungekar

Team Lead, Futurpreneur Canada
Hussam Tungekar is team lead for Futurpreneur Canada in Alberta. He has a passion for nurturing economic empowerment in our community. His experience is centered around communication strategy and organizational governance in both corporate and non-profit organizations. Hussam loves... Read More →

Nicole Cayanan

Financing Specialist, Alberta Women Entrepreneurs
I am the Financing Specialist at Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE). My main role with the organization is to help finance women-owned businesses in Alberta, at all stages of their business. I graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Commerce Co-op degree, majoring... Read More →

Tuesday October 20, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm MDT
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