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Many thanks to our Corporate Sponsors.  For information about how to become a Corporate Sponsor please see below or contact Executive Director, Susan Cudahy at the TVG office directly 416.673.8479.

BonaSource Inc.

Talk to us about designing the right Intranet, Extranet or Web portal. One that ensures usability, addresses real business objectives and provides measurable results.  Your employees, clients or partners aren’t using your expensive Web portal and you don’t know why.  Poor usability is a key reason web projects fail to deliver. At BonaSource not only can we help you get results, we guarantee a measurable improvement.

Strategy, Usability, Analytics

144 Front Street West, Suite 725
Toronto, ON  M5J 2L7
Dmitry Buterin, President
P: 416-410-4059  F: 416-352-5398
  Professional Services Provider




Burns & Levinson Canada Co. (BLC)

Burns & Levinson Canada Co. provides cross-border consulting services to both U.S. and Canadian companies, including referrals to, the Boston-based law firm, Burns & Levinson LLP in the areas of strategic planning, corporate, finance, mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnering, licensing, regulatory compliance, and the registration and protection of copyrights, trademarks and patents. Leonard M. Gold, Esq. serves as the Managing Director of Burns & Levinson Canada, a subsidiary of Burns & Levinson LLP.

125 Rene Levesque Boulevard West, Suite 2200
Montreal, Quebec  H3B 4W8
Leonard M. Gold, ESQ
P: 514-989-3151  F: 514-989-3152
Code:  Professional Services Provider




Ciris Group of Companies

Ciris Group of Companies is an integrated communications agency, specializing in public relations, investor relations, branding and design, media productions, multi-media services and communications training.

Ciris creates multidisciplinary communiccations programs that bring emerging companies to the next stage of effectiveness in dealing with customers, financial markets, and the media.  Ciris is based in Toronto providing services to its clients in Canada, the U.S., and Europe.

257 Adelaide Street West, 6th Floor
Toronto, ON  M5H 1X9
W. Daniel Mothersill, Managing Partner
P: 416-368-8770  F: 416-368-5122
Code: Professional Services Provider


As news distribution experts, CCNMatthews focuses on delivering news to the media and investment communities in Canada, the U.K. and globally. Founded in 1983, CCNMatthews’ news distribution specialists work from five Canadian offices and one European bureau.

CCNMatthews assists clients in meeting disclosure and communications demands by providing the means to reach the wire, media locations and stakeholder groups quickly and reliably. While no one can guarantee pick-up, CCNMatthews guarantees delivery.


48 Yonge Street, 8th Floor
Toronto, ON  M5E 1G6
Bernadette Lee, VP, Corporate Development
: 416-814-2530
Code:  Professional Services Provider



Cognition LLP

Cognition LLP is an innovative legal services organization that offers in-house counsel services on an outsourced basis.  Cognition's business-minded lawyers provide the intimate knowledge and practicality of in-house counsel while offering the flexibility and depth of an outside service provider.  Many Cognition clients are venture financed companies that require the discipline and oversight of a lawyer without having to commit to a full time hire.  Cognition gives them access to flexible, cost effective legal talent (onsite or offsite) to assist with commercial negotiations, financing work and other legal matters.


44 Glen Road
Toronto, ON  M4W 2V1
Nadine Powell, Director, Client Services
P: 416-947-7868
Code: Professional Services Provider


Comerica Bank

In its second decade, Comerica’s Technology & Life Sciences Division has fueled thousands of success stories. Our strengths include experience in Technology, Life Sciences and Venture Services, strong relationships with top-tier investors, and the proven ability to add value with other financial services.  With offices throughout United States and Canada, from Toronto to Silicon Valley, we can provide expert financial services to companies in every stage of their lifecycle.

200 Bay Street, Suite 221
South Tower, Royal Bank Plaza
Toronto, ON  M5J 2J2
Robert Rosen, Vice President
P: 416-646-4797  F: 416-397-2460
Code: Professional Services Provider



Report on [Small] Business magazine and website caters to entrepreneurs seeking insights and inspiration on growing their business. While the magazine tracks the trends and opportunities in the most important sector in the Canadian economy, our online hub provides relevant and helpful how-to-do it information in an engaging package. You can follow the adventures of a series of start-ups in our small-business blogs; vote on which chain you’d rather own in our weekly Franchise Face-off; get advice on marketing, PR and retail from our expert panel; and stay up to date on the latest small-business news.

444 Front Street West
, ON  M5V 2S9

Rick Knight, Online Marketing Specialist

Code: Media Representative



Goodman and Carr LLP

Goodman and Carr LLP has one of Canada’s leading merchant banking and venture capital practices, representing many of Canada’s largest and most well known merchant banks in the formation of sophisticated private equity, mezzanine debt and other investment funds. We also continue to represent many of these private investment funds once established. Our extensive experience with equity, debt and similar transactions on behalf of merchant banks, venture capital firms and investee companies capitalizes on out expertise in the areas as mergers and acquisitions, banking, tax and securities law.

200 King Street West, Suite 2300
Toronto, ON  M5H 3W5

Michael Herman, Partner

P: 416-595-2422  F: 416-595-0567

Code:  Professional Services Provider



GOT Corporation

GOT Corporations's Campaigner products enable highly personalized one-to-one email dialogues.  The Software-as-a-Service platform offers rapid implementation of effective and relevant permission-based eMarketing.  Organizations can communicate with customers, measure responses and analyze them to interact in a more intelligent, automated way.

Founded in 1999, GOT Corporation partners with leaders such as Yahoo! and provides solutions to companies such as AT&T and PricewaterhouseCoopers, as well as thousands of small and medium-sized businesses.

685 Cathcart Street, Suite 300
Montreal, PQ  H3B 1M7
Huw Griffiths, Director Corporate Marketing
P: 514-282-0595 x378
Code: Professional Services Provider


Hodgson Russ LLP – A U.S.
Law Firm

Hodgson Russ, exclusively practicing U.S. law with a fully staffed office in Toronto, provides a full range of services for established and start-up businesses. We assist venture capitalists and entrepreneurs in the U.S. and Canada in areas including
·         corporate and securities
·         financial and tax structuring
·         intellectual property
·         franchising and distribution
·         immigration

One of the oldest law firms in the United States, Hodgson Russ has approximately 200 attorneys practicing in all major areas of law.

150 King Street West, Suite 2309 P.O. Box 30
Toronto, ON M5H 1J9
Omer Ozden, Associate
P: 416-595-2683  F: 416-595-5021
Code: Professional Services Provider




IDC Canada Ltd.

IDC Canada delivers dependable market data, analysis, and go-to-market support to emerging Canadian IT companies. Through its Market Acceleration Program (MAP), IDC provides an independent, written appraisal of your capabilities and opportunities; advice from world-class analysts; broad access to IDC's research, and more. MAP helps target your resources to the most important markets, and demonstrates to customers, partners and investors, the potential demand for your products.


36 Toronto Street, Suite 300
Toronto, ON  M5C 2C5
Chris Sullivan, Director
P: 416-673-2210  F: 416-369-0419
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Code:  Professional Services Provider




IQ PARTNERS helps intelligent companies hire better, hire less & retain more.  Services include Executive Search, Qualification & Assessment, Employee Development, Career Management and Contract HR Services.

IQ PARTNERS has offices in Toronto, Ottawa and internationally via the Aravati Global Search Network. 

99 Spadina Avenue, Suite 650
Toronto, ON  M5V 3P8
Bruce Powell, Managing Partner
P: 416-599-4700
Code: Professional Services Provider


Ontario Centres of Excellence Inc.

Funded by the Ministry of Research and Innovation, Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Inc. enables economic prosperity in Ontario by supporting the commercialization of industry and academic collaborations; and engaging the next generation of talent in specific sectors including communications and information technology, earth and environmental technologies, energy, materials and manufacturing, and photonics. 
Commercializing industrially relevant innovation is our business. For more information: Call (416) 861-1092 or visit


156 Front Street West, Suite 200
Toronto, ON  M5J 2L6

Jocelyn Brodie, Vice-President,
Marketing and Communications


P: 416-861-1092  F:  416-971-7164

Code:  Corporate Lender/Investment Banker



PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Unlocking extraordinary potential and transforming entrepreneurial Vision to Reality is what we do.Whether you need to develop a business plan, secure financing, execute strategy, build value and achieve a successful exit through IPO or M&A, talk to us.  PricewaterhouseCoopers uses its network, experience, industry knowledge and business understanding to build trust and create value for its clients.  FREE: NextWave publication - ideas for private equity investors and technology entrepreneurs.

Royal Trust Tower TD Centre
Suite 3000 Box 82
Toronto, ON M5K 1G8

Vik Sachdev, Partner

P: 416-869-2424  F:  416-814-3200

Code: Professional Services Provider




PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success
For Canadian entrepreneurs who want to grow their companies, PROFIT is their leading source of timely, practical information, growth strategies, case studies and access to peer groups. In 23+ years serving
Canada's entrepreneurial business community, PROFIT has earned a position of prominence with growth companies, the entrepreneurs who run them and the businesses eager to serve them. Visit


One Mt. Pleasant Road, 11th Floor
Toronto, ON  M4Y 2Y5
Ian Portsmouth, Editor
P: 416-764-1397 
Code: Media Representative



RBC Royal Bank – KBI

RBC Royal Bank’s Technology and Life Science teams are the market leader in providing commercial financial services to technology companies in the GTA and across Canada.  Our industry expertise and life-cycle approach has given us the ability to anticipate and meet the changing needs of technology companies as they grow.  Our GTA team of ten technology and life science specialists have a proven track record and a demonstrated long-term commitment to the sector

Find out more at


260 East Beaver Creek Road, Suite 201
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3M3
Joe Olivier, VP Commercial Financial Services
P: 905-764-4381  F: 905-764-4361

Code: Corporate Lender / Investment Banker




Smart & Biggar

Smart & Biggar is Canada’s largest firm practicing exclusively in intellectual property and technology law.  Virtually every one of our lawyers, patent agents and technical consultants has an engineering or scientific educational background, with over 40% having graduate degrees in their area of specialization.  Our professionals advise leading growth firms on the protection, development and commercialization of their most important business assets.

438 University Avenue, Suite 1500, Box 111
Toronto, ON  M5G 2K8
Ron Faggetter
P: 416-593-5514  F: 416-591-1690
Code:  Professional Services Provider



Telmetrics Inc.

Telmetrics provides advertisers with trackable customer response call data for any media campaign that contains a call-to-action phone number.  Real time data reporting provides in-depth ROI and media spend analysis.  Marketing professionals and business owners benefit from instant access to critical customer demographic information and operational insights for customer service, training and staffing efficiencies.  Since 1990, Telmetrics has delivered quality media measurement tools and business intelligence for media publishers, national advertisers and their agencies. 


2680 Skymark Avenue, Suite 900
Mississauga, ON  L4W 5L6
Richard Zurawski, President & CEO
P: 905-219-8200
Code: Business Founder or Entrepreneur




Toronto Economic Development

The City of Toronto Economic Development Office exists to create an environment where businesses can grow and develop. Our team plays an essential role in building links, sharing information, promoting Toronto domestically and internationally, and facilitating growth by addressing a wide range of business needs. We work with specific targeting sectors – including information technology, telecommunications and new media, biotechnology and medial, fashion, food and beverages, financial services and tourism – to identify opportunities, address barriers and implement strategies to support industry development.

55 John Street, Metro Hall, 8th Floor
Toronto, ON  M5V 3C6
Kyle Benham
P: 416-397-5309  F: 416-397-5332
Code: Government Representative



UK Trade & Investment

UK Trade & Investment is the lead government
organization to support overseas businesses seeking to establish or expand operations in the UK.  Our team of experienced investment professionals helps Canadian companies make sound investment decisions, based
on our commercial expertise and
unrivalled local access
and knowledge.  Through our
five Canadian offices, UK
Trade and Investment
provides a free and confidential
service aimed at
providing Canadian companies with
all they need to
set up or expand their company’s
operation in the

777 Bay Street, Suite 2800
Toronto, ON  M5G 2G2
Mike Moon, Consul (Investment)
P: 416-593-1290 x2234  F: 416-593-1229
Code: Government/Institute Representative




VenGrowth Private Equity
Partners Inc.

With over $1 billion in assets under management, VenGrowth Capital Partners Inc. has earned a reputation as one of Canada's leading venture capital and private equity investors, managing both retail and institutional assets. Since it began operations in 1982, VenGrowth's accomplished team of seasoned venture capitalists has invested over $889 million in more than 150 companies.  Our track record is backed by having achieved more successful exit transactions than any other Ontario-based LSIF

105 Adelaide Street West, Suite 1000
Toronto, ON  M4H 1P9
Peter Seeligsohn, General Partner
P: 416-971-6656 x223 F: 416-971-6519
Code: Private Equity Investor


Ventures West

Ventures West Management Inc., a private venture capital investment group, is one of Canada’s leading investors in early stage technology companies. Since its founding in 1968, Ventures West has formed eight venture capital funds which total over $700 million and has invested in more than 130 companies. Ventures West has the people, the expertise, and the capital to help entrepreneurs develop emerging technology companies into market leaders. Investments focus on four technology sectors: Biotechnology, Communications, Cleantech and Information Technology.

20 Adelaide Street East, Suite 1200
Toronto, ON  M5C 2T6
Barry Gekiere, Senior Vice President
P: 416-861-0700  F: 416-861-0866
Code: Private Equity Investor




WeirFoulds LLP

WeirFoulds LLP is a full-service law firm, which provides legal services for a wide range of business activities, including the incorporation and organization of companies, the preparation of shareholders agreements and the negotiation and preparation of documentation for the purchase and sale of businesses. In addition, WeirFoulds provides specialized legal advice in the areas of trademarks, securities law, bank and venture capital financing, and corporate tax planning

The Exchange Tower, 130 King Street West
Suite 1600, P.O. Box 480
Toronto, ON  M5X 1J5
David S. Brown, Partner  
P: 416-947-5046  F: 416-365-1876
Code: Professional Services Provider


The Corporate Sponsorship fee is for twelve consecutive months. Your company will receive:

  • 10 TVG Memberships - NEW
  • 30 meeting passes fully transferable to colleagues and clients to attend TVG's Monthly Breakfast Meetings and Bridging the Gap Seminars – a value of $1,500!
  • A 20% discount for any additional passes you may need for Breakfast Meetings and Bridging the Gap Seminars - NEW
  • Breakfast Meeting podium recognition
  • Breakfast Meeting Signage - NEW
  • Listing in the Monthly Breakfast Meeting Attendance Roster along with a maximum 70-word description, regardless of attendance.
  • Your full contact information made available on our website, including a link to your company's home page and company logo.
  • Advance event notice and registration.
  • An opportunity to sit on volunteer committees.
  • TVG’s Corporate Sponsor PROFIT magazine, will be offering TVG Coporate Sponsors a complimentary subscription to PROFIT magazine (a value of $23.70). 

    How Do You Join?

It's easy!  Once you have decided to become a Corporate Sponsor, follow the instructions on the registration form.  Mail the completed form with a cheque to the TVG office or fax to 416.673.8418 or email the form directly to and we will contact you to discuss Corporate Sponsorship of TVG.

Toronto Venture Group will process your application upon receipt of payment and will send confirmation of membership to the contact person named on your application.

Within 30 days of confirmation, Toronto Venture Group will get in touch with your contact person to obtain your corporate logo and web listing information. Once your page has been entered, we will forward a for-your-eyes-only User Name and Password. This will allow your contact person(s) to access the Toronto Venture Group web database at any time.

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