2018 Canada
Regional Finals

Halifax, NS
March 2
Hosted by

SMU Sobey School of Business, 903 Robie St, Halifax, NS B3H 3C3
Available on campus for $20/day.
Atlantica Hotel Halifax, $115/night, request the “SMU Venture Capital Investment Competition” rate for March 2, 2018. reservations@atlanticahalifax.com toll free: (888) 810-7288.

Event Sponsors



Ash Ventures

Cherry Capital

Elm Capital Partners

Hickory Partners

Poplar Ventures

Redwood Ventures





  • 5:00 p.m.    Teams receive business plans by email.


  • 8:00 a.m.    Team check-in, facility tour, coffee and muffins
  • 8:30 a.m.    Judge check-in
  • 8:50 a.m.    Orientation for everyone
  • 9:00 a.m.    Venture pitches
  • 10:00 a.m.  Due diligence sessions (14-minute team/startup Q&A + 3-minute judge/team Q&A)
  • 11:30 a.m.  Lunch and team work session
  • 1:00 p.m.    Written deliverables due by email to (see Deliverables Schedule, use filename “teamname.doc/pdf” template)
  • 1:30 p.m.    Partner meetings (15 minutes each)
  • 3:30 p.m.   Judges vote for top two teams (see results at www.vcic.org/results)
  • 3:45 p.m.  Deadline for updated term sheets
  • 3:50 p.m.    Negotiations (top two teams only, 10 minutes each)
  • 4:30 p.m.    Awards ceremony + networking with judges
  • 5:30 p.m.    Done