Understanding Finance for Startups


Wednesday June 8, 2022
10:30 am - 11:30 pm


Virtual Workshop
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Join OKR Financial and Queen's Partnerships and Innovation to learn about developing a strategic financing plan for your startup.

About this event

Are you growing your company? Do you have a strategic financing plan in place? Have you figured out when to seek non-dilutive debt versus equity, and how to leverage your alternative assets? Unsure what all of this means? Join us to learn more about financing your startup, whatever stage you’re at!

Whether it’s debt, equity, or both, entrepreneurs are often unsure of the right leverage they should be pulling. Tailored to all fast-growing companies, this webinar will examine real-life examples on how to identify the right capital for you at the right time.


Note: Registrants will be sent the connection link 24 hours prior to the event.


OKR Financial

OKR Financial provides non-dilutive financial solutions to small businesses and entrepreneurs by leveraging government grants, SR&ED tax credits, and alternative assets that traditional banks won’t lend against. Their solutions assist growing companies to manage their cash-flow needs so they can focus on growing their business without giving up equity and control too soon.

Beyond this, they also take pride in bringing their clients into the OKR ecosystem of consultants, Angel/VC investors, accelerators and incubators, and other professional service providers.

In the summer of 2020, the company launched their Venture Fund, which is focused on equity financing for high growth companies. OKR is now a complete solution in the Canadian tech ecosystem no matter what stage of growth your company is at.

OKR was founded by Dr. Jason Neale and Randy Thompson who are entrepreneurs themselves and understand the unique needs of startups. They have extensive background in angel and venture capital, including several successful exits, and have built a team that specializes in financing early-stage growth companies.

About your speaker

Sarah Livingstone leads OKR’s Business Development team, meeting with as many entrepreneurs and business owners as she can to help them access the financial resources they need to grow and scale. She has a strong collaborative network across the Canadian startup ecosystem, and thrives on making connections that strengthen that ecosystem.

About Queen's Partnerships and Innovation:

Queen's University’s Partnerships and Innovation (QPI) supports the Research Portfolio’s mission to be an essential catalyst for advancing research and knowledge mobilization, strengthening Queen’s local, national and global impact.