Learn@Lunch: Financing your small and medium-sized business

Jun 19, 2019 12:00PM - Jun 19, 2019 01:30PM
St. Catharines, Ontario


Join us for lunch and an interactive session with APL, BDC, and Meridian as we discuss options to finance your small-medium business. Each organization will discuss their SMB lending methodology. As a group we will cover finance options including Asset backed, Equity, Line of Credit, and Invoice financing. Find financing opportunities for your business.

Our speakers will include:

Ian Duffy, Founder & CEO of Accelerated Payments: Ian is the Chairman of 5 high growth companies in Tech and Fintech sector. He has been involved in numerous successful exits and he has been involved in companies that have raised in excess of CAD$ 150m in equity funding. Accelerated Payments is a disruptive Fintech company which has a unique and scalable platform with a fundamental shift and approach to providing working capital funding to the SMB sector

Chris Walker, Senior Small Business Advisor at Meridian Credit Union: Chris has worked in the financial services industry for the past 18 years, with the past five spent at Meridian. His broad experience has allowed him to hone his skills in providing exceptional Member experiences and solidify his expertise in retail banking (lending and investments) and people management. In his current role, he is responsible for small business lending, investments, onboarding new Members and referrals to the Meridian partner network. 

Kyle Walsh, Commercial Account Manager with Business Development Bank of Canada: Over 10 years experience supporting Canadian Businesses in multiple industries through all stages of development. BDC helps businesses expand through financing, advisory services, and providing capital, with a focus on small and medium sized enterprises.

About the Organizer

Innovate Niagara
As the Regional Innovation Centre for Niagara, Innovate Niagara is a member of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE), a network of regional and provincial not-for-profit organizations that deliver services and programs to help entrepreneurs start, grow, and succeed.