Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange Kick-off TSX Ignite Live Event Series

April 6, 2016

TSX Ignite provides essentials for building and funding great companies

April 6, 2016 (TORONTO) – Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) launched this year's TSX Ignite live event series today in Toronto. Founded in 2014 in collaboration with key members of the Canadian start-up community including incubators and accelerators, this innovative program is designed to help support the development of small and medium-sized enterprises.

"The spirit of entrepreneurship in Canada and the success of our small and medium-sized enterprises are of vital importance to our country's economy," said Nick Thadaney, President & CEO, Global Equity Capital Markets, TMX Group. "The goal of the innovative and collaborative TSX Ignite program is to work alongside top industry advisors and executives to mentor burgeoning companies across Canada and help them establish a foundation for growth."

The Exchanges will visit five additional cities as part of the live event series, including Halifax, Calgary, Ottawa, Montreal and Vancouver. 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 include keys to raising capital, how to deliver a great pitch, understanding unique funding options, and stories of growth and transition. Each event will feature a local success story to help inspire and coach attendees.

TSX Ignite also offers an online component to complement the live event content, which is accessible to all Canadian entrepreneurs. Online courses and other resources offer expertise from high-profile Canadian business leaders. Webinar topics include: attracting investors; why governance matters; best practices for financial controls and growth; and acquisitions for growth.

Over 20 law firms, accounting firms and investment banks collaborated to provide free expertise on all aspects of the program. For more details visit


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 Follow TMX Group on Twitter: @TMXGroup.


For more information please contact:

Catherine Kee
Manager, Corporate Communications
TMX Group