Insights by Accelerate Okanagan CEO Brea Lake, Jordan Dutchak at co.labs, and Emilie Boutros at Tandem Launch
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Replay of Part 3 of the NACO Roundtable on Incubators, Accelerators, and Entrepreneurial Activity

"The good part about the BDC program for matching funds is that it might help to speed up the process knowing that the BDC will be able to match some of those funds. But a challenge in the early stage in Canada is to find leads" Emilie Boutros, General Partner at TandemLaunch

"Many of these companies that we're supporting, they're just not going to be eligible for venture capital. And so we really need to start thinking about... how can we start using our existing angel networks to unlock capital" Jordan Dutchak, Executive Director at co.labs

"We don't want to lose the momentum that accelerators and the tech ecosystem has built, been built out across the country... we need to ensure that we are not turning our back on startups... And I really feel that if we don't continue to be these advocates, I'm fearful for what this lasting impact will have on our economy." Brea Lake, CEO at Accelerate Okanagan

Originally Recorded on April 9, 2020. Click here to join future roundtables.

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