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Canadian Venture Capital Industry Guide

Associations, Networking, and Groups

The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), comprised of more than 450 member firms, is the premier trade association that represents the U.S. venture capital industry.

The CVCA – Canada’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Association – represents the majority of private equity companies in Canada. It has over 1700 members.

Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (OCRI) is Ottawa’s leading member-based economic development corporation for fostering the advancement of the region’s globally competitive knowledge-based institutions and industries.

The Institutional Limited Partners Association is a not-for-profit association committed to serving limited partner investors in the global private equity industry by providing a forum to facilitate value-added communication, enhance education in the asset class, and promote research and standards in the private equity industry.

The Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA) is an independent, member-based global industry association that promotes greater understanding of, and a more favorable climate for, private equity and venture capital investing in the emerging markets of Africa, Asia, Central/Eastern Europe and Russia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

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Other Resources

British Columbia Venture Capital Programs - http://www.cse.gov.bc.ca/MIT/SBIIO/VCP/Pages/default.aspx

BDC Venture Capital - http://www.canadabusiness.ca/servlet/ContentServer?cid=1081944191273&pagename=CBSC_FE/display〈=en&c=Finance

Entrepreneur first - http://www.bdc.ca/en/home.htm

Strengthening Venture Capital in Canada - http://www.fin.gc.ca/toc/2003/svcc_-eng.asp

How Startups will save Venture Capital in CanadaTerms and Conditions for the Venture Capital Exemption - http://investcan.ic.gc.ca/en_terms.htm