Entrepreneurs and small business owners looking for inspiration will want to hear renowned business leader Charlie Atkinson speak at the Peterborough & the Kawarthas Funding Forum on Tuesday, June 13th at The Venue at 286 George Street North in downtown Peterborough.
Presented by the Innovation Cluster Peterborough and the Kawarthas and Peterborough & The Kawarthas Economic Development, the free event will also provide opportunities for startups and businesses to connect with potential investors, learn about financing options, and gain valuable insights from industry leaders.
Running from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Peterborough & the Kawarthas Funding Forum begins with networking and a funding and financing exhibitor showcase, featuring a comprehensive range of funding programs and financing options tailored for entrepreneurs wanting to secure their business’s future.
At 11 a.m., a panel discussion featuring representatives from Business Development Bank of Canada, Community Futures Peterborough, Futurpreneur, and Community Futures Eastern Ontario will provide tips for securing funding, whether a grant or a loan.
At noon, renowned business leader Charlie Atkinson will deliver a keynote with game-changing business insights.
A Toronto-based leadership consultant, Atkinson has more than 40 years of experience building teams, growing businesses, merging companies, optimizing profit and loss statements, restructuring, and more for a variety of corporations such as Xerox, Kodak, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
A year after retiring from Hewlett Packard Enterprise in 2017, Atkinson founded The Winning Practice, which provides results-inspired strategic excellence focusing on people, partnerships, productivity, and profitability. He is on the board of the Innovation Cluster as well as on the national board of directors of the Information Technology Association of Canada.
At 1 p.m. after Atkinson’s keynote, attendees will have another opportunity for networking and to engage with the funding and financing exhibitor showcase, with the event wrapping up at 2 p.m.
The Peterborough & the Kawarthas Funding Forum is free to attend, but to secure your spot register at fundingforum2023.eventbrite.ca.