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BCF Ventures x MNP NextSteps Program & Pitch Competition

What’s your next step?

Are you a Canadian-founded tech startup looking for access to capital and the right growth partners to achieve your next step? Work with mentors and strategic partners from BCF Ventures and MNP as we share knowledge, experience, and access to capital that will elevate your business. Join our waiting list to receive updates to participate in the 2022 NextSteps Program and Pitch Competition.

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Program summary

MNP is an entrepreneurial firm built for entrepreneurs. We are proud to support Canadian businesses and entrepreneurial business leaders. MNP is truly dedicated to the mid-market industry in Canada and we understand the complex needs of technology companies starting their business journey in Canada.

BCF Ventures, a spin-off of BCF Business Law Firm, is a pioneer in the Canadian investment scene and one of the first corporate venture capital funds to be launched by a law firm. BCF Ventures benefits from the expertise, resources, and insights of the law firm and invests jointly with other successful funds across North America and Europe.

The NextSteps Program and Pitch Competition is an exclusive program aimed at helping Canadian early-stage tech companies in achieving their growth objectives through guidance from strategic advisors and connection with a well-suited investor to provide capital.

What does the NextSteps Program & Pitch Competition offer other than pure capital?

BCF Ventures, MNP, and our extensive network of North American investors are your partners from investment to beyond exit. We aim to help you achieve your growth objectives — and we can even help to strengthen those growth objectives through the program.

The NextSteps Program will provide you with valuable guidance on the key pillars of your business — giving you the capacity to focus on your technology. BCF Ventures and MNP will provide you with targeted information about building bulletproof pitch decks, protecting your IP, and accessing financial resources through the Canadian government and large financial institutions.

The three-week NextSteps Program that leads to the Pitch Competition will provide you access to:

  • BCF Ventures’ and MNP’s advisory networks
  •  Tailored introductions to tech experts and advisors that will help you to achieve your goals
    • Successful applicants will receive an investment from an investor who specializes in your specific tech vertical

What will successful Pitch Competition winners receive? 

  • From our friends at OVHcloud - $2000 cash prize and technology credits to access exclusive resources, training and advice from the Cloud Infrastructure Team

  • Entrepreneurship icon Investment from an investor who has vested interest in your vertical of tech

  • Mentoring icon Professional mentoring, guidance, and advice from an MNP Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Partner

  • Professional mentoring, guidance and advice from BCF Ventures — and access to their network of investors and VCs

  • Online exposure through MNP and BCF Ventures’ web and social platforms

  • Community icon Ease online bookkeeping services, and access to a dedicated MNP advisor who will provide guidance on optimizing your financial records

  • A cloud security posture assessment from MNP Digital’s Cyber Security practice to highlight and protect your organization from any potential cyber threats as a result of any cloud-based systems misconfigurations

  • Ambition icon Professional consultation, of up to 90 minutes, from BCF’s IP Team to provide advisory around your organization’s IP strategies and a roadmap to implementation