The Westin Nova Scotian

Halifax, Nova Scotia
June 22 & 23, 2016

Atlantic Venture Forum 2016

June 22 & 23, 2016 | The Westin Nova Scotian, Halifax Nova Scotia

Thank you for making AVF 2015 such a success!

What an amazing and insightful couple of days at the conference! A huge thank you to our sponsors, panelists, investors, keynote speakers, presenting companies, general delegates, and advisory board members for making the 2015 Atlantic Venture Forum a tremendous success. If you haven't already, sign up for the AVF newsletter and be the first to know next year's dates!

Curious about the 2015 program? Click here to see the program and speakers from this past year!

Congratulations to the winners of the
2015 Best Presenting Companies

Growth Stage

Early Stage

HotSpot Parking Inc.


2015 Highlights

FOUR TechTalk Speakers!

Investment titans from all corners of the tech ecosystem presented a series of mini-talks!

Brian Bloom
Co-Founder & President
Bloom Burton & Co.

David Harris Kolada
VP, Alliances & Market Development

Paul Singh
Managing Director

Mike Woollatt

 Rooted in his rich experience in private equity, Brian knows exactly the formula it takes to succeed as a Life Sciences Venture. Listen to this astute leader of the largest Cleantech portfolio in Canada dish out the straight goods on Clean Technology as an industry.

Paul Singh has seen it all, from 500 Start-Ups to Disruption Corporation to 1776, a global incubator.  

 Mike has his finger on the pulse of the Venture Capital industry in Canada. This talk will cover more about Venture Capital in Canada than you even thought existed.



THREE Superstar Keynotes!

Adventurer and first double above-knee amputee to climb Mt Kilimanjaro | Warren MacDonald
CEO of Honest Dollar, Co-Founder of Chaotic Moon Studios and 2008 Best Evil Genius | whurley
Co-Founder of HIGHLINE and controversial leader of the new world order | Leonard Brody

whurley "Sizzle Reel" from whurley® on Vimeo.Warren Macdonald on Oprah from Warren Macdonald on Vimeo.Leonard Brody - Business and Technology Visionary

TWO Jam-packed Days!

Full of networking opportunities, panel sessions, outstanding company presentations, and as we mentioned, killer speakers!!

ONE Hell of a Party! 

The official AVF Taste of Nova Scotia Lobster Bash took place at the end of Day 1 of the conference!
Lobster. Lots of it…
Pair that up with scores of locally produced delicacies (brought in from across Nova Scotia), and plenty of cocktails. The Annual Taste of Nova Scotia Lobster Bash is the technology networking party of the summer.

Bottom line here is: good food + good people = great times!
Oh, and did we mention there's Lobster?

2015 Presenting Companies!

2015 Keynote Speakers

Warren MacDonald
World Renowned Entrepreneur, Adventurer, Motivational Speaker & Survivor

CEO, Honest Dollar
Co-Founder, Chaotic Moon Studios
2008 Best Evil Genius
Apple Design Award Winner
IBM Master Inventor
2012 International Genius Grant Recipient

Leonard Brody
Co-Founder, Highline
Investor, Entrepreneur, and Author