MobileMonday Toronto

MobileMonday Toronto

February 21, 2012 07:00 ET

MobileMonday Toronto Returns March 5th for the Seventh Annual VC Panel Pitch

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 21, 2012) - MobileMonday Toronto

Attention Business and Technology Editors

On Monday March 5th, MobileMonday Toronto, Canada's leading mobile industry networking association, will return for its seventh annual venture capital panel pitch event. This has become a must attend annual event, drawing hundreds of prospective mobile entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas to some of Canada's leading venture capital companies. Five companies from the greater Toronto area will be given the opportunity to present to the VC panel on the merits of their business or idea, and why they should receive funding. The event will start with a venture capital panel discussion followed by entrepreneurs pitching their business.

"The quality of the submissions has improved year over year and we have seen some pretty innovative companies present their ideas at our events. We expect more of the same this year," said Alexander S. Bosika and Jim Brown, co-founders of MobileMonday Toronto.

Previous venture capital participation has included Ventures West, BCE Capital, Brightspark, Verdexus Capital, JL Albright - BlackBerry Fund, and RBC Capital - BlackBerry Fund. The event is expected to reach full audience capacity. All attendees are encouraged to register early (free) at http://mobilemondaytoronto.eventbrite.com.

This year will see the participation of series sponsor Miller Thomson LLP take a more prominent role. As a part of the selection process, the five companies will have one on one coaching sessions prior to their pitch to the panel. "It's critical for entrepreneurs to understand how to position themselves to be investment ready for venture capital firms. Having a coherent corporate and intellectual property strategy not only facilitates your go-to-market strategy, but also demonstrates your ability to execute on it. Miller Thomson is thrilled to provide guidance to the companies selected as part of this event" says Bob Stewart, Partner at Miller Thomson. Miller Thomson LLP is one of Canada's leading business law firms, leveraging its national perspective and depth of expertise to bring strong and effective value to the early stage technology sector.

Individuals or companies with an innovative idea, intellectual property, service or application interested in pitching to the venture capital panel on March 5th event, must send their two-page submission to janinec@mobilemondaytoronto.com. Submission deadline is February 29, 2012 at 5pm EST.

The two-page submission must outline the idea, product or service and why additional funding is required with the following additional information:

  • What is the problem in the market which the product/service solves
  • What amount of funding is being sought
  • What is the product/service
  • Unique IP
  • Market sizing
  • Team members
  • Revenue forecast for product or service

Selected companies are given the opportunity to present their idea for 5 minutes to the venture capital panel. Please note that selection does not guarantee venture capital funding. MobileMonday Toronto will only contact selected individuals or companies.

The March 5th meeting will take place at the MaRS Discovery District, located at 101 College Street (S.E. corner College and University). For more information about MobileMonday Toronto, please visit: http://www.mobilemondaytoronto.com. There is no cost to attend or become part of the MobileMonday Toronto community. To stay in touch, follow us on twitter @momotoronto. Tweet during events about related topics and help spread the word by using hashtag #momoto. You can also download the MobileMonday Toronto iOS app for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad through Apple's App Store or by downloading the app from iTunes Preview here.

About MobileMonday Toronto

www.mobilemondaytoronto.com

MobileMonday Toronto is Canada's leading mobile industry networking association. Co-founded by Alexander S. Bosika and Jim Brown, the non-profit chapter held its first monthly event in June 2006. MobileMonday is the world's largest 'open source network' for mobile professionals with over 100 chapters globally.

MobileMonday Toronto's co-founders operate with a broad mandate to actively encourage and support Canadian innovation, business development, industry collaboration, and growth of the mobile sector in Toronto and in regions across Canada. Through its meetings, the chapter actively promotes business networking in a casual friendly, co-operative environment with like-minded mobile professionals. All MobileMonday Toronto monthly events are FREE unless otherwise noted and are held on the first Monday of each month from October through May excluding January. Attendance is open to anyone interested in the mobile industry, which includes telecom professionals, application developers, content creators, mobile startups, interactive agencies, industry analysts, venture capitalists and consumers.

In 2000, leading mobile professionals in Helsinki, Finland launched the first MobileMonday chapter. Based in Helsinki, current CEO Jari Tammisto manages the MobileMonday Global organization and works tirelessly to expand the reach of the MobileMonday brand worldwide. For more details about the global organization, please visit www.mobilemonday.net.

MobileMonday Global frequently organizes the Global Summit, a forum for international business development, collaboration and networking. It also serves a planning session for chapter co-founders to meet and discuss matters of strategic importance to the 'open source network' and the mobile industry.

To find out more about MobileMonday Toronto and to participate online, please visit:

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MaRS (www.marsdd.com) is a non-profit innovation centre connecting science, technology and social entrepreneurs with business skills and capital to stimulate innovation, entrepreneurship and the creation of successful Canadian companies.

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