Venture Debt

The Canadian Lenders Association is pleased to present an evening on Venture Debt. Venture debt deals are on the rise in Canada in lockstep with it's booming tech startup sector. Hear from Canada's largest tech lenders on what they look for in a deal, what keeps them up at night, and where the market is heading in 2020.



4:00 pm

Registration & Networking

4:30 pm

Raising Tech Debt

  • Garron Helman



  • Dean Hopkins



  • Mark Usher

    Managing Director

    CIBC Innovation Banking

  • Will Hutchins

    Managing Director

    Espresso Capital

  • Jasmin Ganie-Hobbs

    Senior Development Banker




Oct. 23, 2019


4:30 – 7:oo pm



325 Front St W, Floor 4

Toronto, ON

M5V 2Y1


2019 Innovative Lender Awards

Congratulations to Eva Wong and Andrew Graham for winning the 2018 LEADER OF THE YEAR leadership award.  The Tiffany & Co. crystal award was presented on Nov 21st at the Lenders Summit.

We are now welcoming 2019 Innovative Lender of the Year nominations. Innovative Lenders are defined as: Executives and thought leaders who think outside the box to develop and foster innovative concepts and strategies that help move the overall lending industry forward.

We invite you to nominate an innovative lenders for this award. Award recipients may include:

  • Solution providers servicing the lending community
  • Executives of B2B and B2C lending companies
  • Industry thought-leaders and rainmakers

Additional criteria will encompass some or all of the following three areas (please be as descriptive as possible in each response):

  1. Emerging lending technology solutions or business models that executives helped to advance.
  2. Specific innovative lending strategy or idea conceptualized and/or launched.
  3. Business results or positive outcomes, or expected results, following a successful implementation of the innovative strategy or concept.

We’ll also ask for any additional insights or comments related to the nominee’s qualifications for receiving an Innovative Lenders Award.

To nominate an executive click the NOMINATE link

Nominate for Award