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Commerce Live Workshops: Non-Dilutive Fundraising

How do you fund your ecommerce brand without giving up too much equity?

One answer is to explore the opportunity of non-dilutive capital (grants, tax credits, and more). We've assembled an expert panel to help you understand what's available to you, and how to secure funding.

ECOMsquare founder Steve Krueger will lead our panel through an in-depth discussion, followed by Q&A and a post-event social in the Commerce Clubhouse at ECOMsquare.


About the panel:

Alastair Nimmons is an Executive Vice President at Easly, where he helps provide non-dilutive capital to Canadian businesses of all sizes, maturities, and industries by financing tax credit refunds (e.g. SR&ED) and government grants as they accrue during the year. Easly Advances reduce stress and accelerate cash receipts of government incentives allowing entrepreneurs to put the money to work sooner.

Brianna Blaney is the Co-Founder and CEO of Pocketed, where she helps companies across North America access billions of dollars in grants, tax credits, and incentives with Pocketed's intelligent matching platform and funding solutions. Since launching in 2021, more than 9,000 businesses have used Pocketed to access over $80M in government funding.

Lisa Payne is the President of Alacrity Canada, where she helps facilitate success and economic growth in the Western Canadian technology sector by providing support and entrepreneurial mentorship to promising entrepreneurs, in addition to finding and connecting these individuals with the venture capital funding needed to develop thriving local tech companies.


About ECOMsquare:

ECOMsquare is a co-working facility and collaborative community of 2,000+ ecommerce creators, operators, and owners who are dedicated to growing the ecommerce industry in British Columbia. Our focus is on sharing knowledge, building community, and establishing lasting relationships to help entrepreneurs build successful, profitable, and sustainable ecommerce businesses.


Event Format:

3PM - Check-in and networking session

3:30PM - Presentation starts

5:30PM - Q&A, General discussion

Entrance cost: $10 for non-members // Free for ECOMsquare coworking members

Beverages will be provided.


January 26
3:00pm - 5:30pm
ECOMsquare – ecommerce coworking space
1758 West 8th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada