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BOB: How to Raise Capital

September 29, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am ADT

Join us on Thursday, September 29, for Start-Up Yard at COVE’s Business Over Breakfast. Listen to a select group of VCs share the best tactics to use when founders approach them for a raise.

Breakfast: 8:00am – 8:30am
Talk: 8:30am – 9:30am


Sally Ng

Sally is the founder and CEO of The Triple Effect, which focuses on developing best practices in corporate innovation, entrepreneurial community development, and technology coaching. Currently, Sally is an executive-in-residence at East Valley Ventures. Previously, she was CEO at a new social enterprise called Tribe Network and a senior director at Highline Beta.

Sally has led multiple corporate innovation venture teams within Fortune 1000 companies, applying strategy and execution to help companies grow beyond their core. Over the years, she has worked with organizations such as Brightspark Ventures, National Angel Capital Organization and a number of others that enable the development of the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Sally has actively been involved with the start-up community through her work with Techstars Startup Weekend and has travelled around the world facilitating events. She recently completed a six-year term serving on the national board of directors for the Community Foundations of Canada (CFC), a charity with an asset portfolio of $7B across a network of 191 local community foundations.

Sally has been part of multiple committees and was the co-chair of the strategic opportunities committee. She also gives back to her community by serving on the Impact Organizations of Nova Scotia (IONS) board of directors as part of the executive committee and serves on the Inspirit Foundation board of directors.

Rob Barbara

Rob has spent 17 years working in investment management and capital markets and as an entrepreneur. Most recently, he spent 11 years at Burgundy Asset Management, a leading global investment management firm. While at Burgundy, he founded its sister company, Beaujolais Private Investment Management. When he left Burgundy in 2013, Rob was a senior vice president responsible for private client business and was a board director.

Previously, Rob worked at TD Securities in various capital markets roles. As an entrepreneur, he was president and co-founder of a medical IT start-up, eSalveo, which was sold in 2001.
Rob received his MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, and his undergraduate and masters degrees (Economics) from Queen’s University.

Ben McDade

Ben is an investment associate at Innovacorp. In this role, Ben identifies prospective investments and conducts all aspects of the investment review, approval and closing cycle, such as screening opportunities, analysis, due diligence, and making recommendations to the investment team. He also works hands-on with Innovacorp’s portfolio companies to help accelerate their growth and achieve their milestones.

Prior to joining Innovacorp, Ben worked as an opportunity analyst with the First Angel Network, Atlantic Canada’s largest angel investor association. In this role, he was responsible for conducting due diligence, sourcing new investment opportunities, and managing portfolio performance reports.

Thursday, September 29, 2022
8:30 am – 9:30 am (light breakfast from 8:00 am – 8:30 am)
Colin MacLean Hall, COVE
27 Parker Street, Dartmouth



September 29, 2022
8:00 am - 9:30 am ADT
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Colin MacLean Hall
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Canada
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