TSX Ignite 2016 Live Events Series Kicks Off April 6 at MaRS

April 1, 2016

April 1, 2016 (TORONTO) – Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) will launch this year's TSX Ignite live event series in Toronto on Wednesday, April 6. Founded in 2014 in collaboration with Canadian incubators and accelerators, this innovative program is designed to help support the development of small and medium-sized enterprises. It provides companies with insights from Canada's business leaders on how to build and grow great companies.

The events bring together leading business executives and advisors from across the country to share experiences and best practices with entrepreneurs from all sectors. Topics will include keys to raising capital, how to deliver a great pitch, understanding unique funding options, and stories of growth and transition.

WHERE: MaRS Discovery District
101 College Street
Toronto, Ontario
WHEN: Wednesday, April 6, 2016
8:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
AGENDA: Welcome & Introduction
Delivering Great Pitches (panel)
Transitioning from a Start-Up to a "Legit" Company (fireside chat)
Preparing to Raise Money (panel)
Funding Options that You're Probably Ignoring (panel)
Selling or Selling Out? (fireside chat)
Closing Keynote: Dax Dasilva
Dax Dasilva, CEO & Founder, Lightspeed
David Lloyd, SVP, Platform Delivery & Managing Director Canada, IntelliResponse Inc. a [24]7 Company
Jesse Moeinifar, CEO & Founder, Viafoura
James Swayze, CEO, Symbility
Miriam Turek, CEO and Co-Founder, Clear Blue Technologies

For a full list of all speakers, please visit www.tsxignite.com/toronto 

In 2015, TSX and TSXV welcomed 194 new issuers and total equity capital raised was $57.7 billion.

For more details about TSX Ignite, visit www.tsxignite.com. Members of the media should RSVP directly to catherine.kee@tmx.com


About TMX Group (TSX: X)

TMX Group's key subsidiaries operate cash and derivative markets and clearinghouses for multiple asset classes including equities, fixed income and energy. Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, TSX Alpha Exchange, The Canadian Depository for Securities, Montréal Exchange, Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation, NGX, BOX Options Exchange, Shorcan, Shorcan Energy Brokers, AgriClear and other TMX Group companies provide listing markets, trading markets, clearing facilities, depository services, data products and other services to the global financial community. TMX Group is headquartered in Toronto and operates offices across Canada (Montréal, Calgary and Vancouver), in key U.S. markets (New York, Houston, Boston and Chicago) as well as in London, Beijing, Singapore and Sydney. For more information about TMX Group, visit our website at http://www.tmx.com. Follow TMX Group on Twitter: @TMXGroup.


For more information please contact:

Catherine Kee
Manager, Corporate Communications
TMX Group