Looking for cash for your startup? How about 100k

Received this from Ramzi Asfour information from the Queens’s School of Business, 2010 Tricolour Venture Fund which is awarding seed financing to startups:

I’m looking for new venture companies to participate in the Queen’s School of Business 2010 Tricolour Venture Fund program.  The Tricolour Venture Fund is both a hands-on learning tool for MBA students and a source of investment funding for early stage, technology-oriented companies.  MBA students participating in the program evaluate and perform due-diligence on companies targeted for investment by the fund.  At the end of the course, students make an investment recommendation for the fund.  Any company recommended for investment will be eligible to receive up to $150K in funding.

Some information is available here:

http://www.parteqinnovations.com/iandi-venture.html

The National Post also has an article about the program here:

http://www.nationalpost.com/related/topics/story.html?id=2069502&p=3

My role with the fund is to source, organize, and coordinate early stage companies seeking investment.  I want to compile a list of companies that are interested in participating in the program.  My initial list of companies will be set by mid February.  A filtered list will be passed on to the students by early March.  Pitch presentations and due diligence work by the students will occur around mid to late March with the final investment recommendations submitted in early April.

Interested companies are to send me a brief overview of their company and business plan.  Any brief document that they send to investment groups will be good.

I can be reached here:

Ramzi Asfour
rasfour@business.queensu.ca

613.533.3433

By Scott Annan

One Response to “Looking for cash for your startup? How about 100k”

  1. ramziasfour  on January 13th, 2010

    Hi All,

    I’m running the Tricolour Venture Fund. Scott’s post didn’t include my name so I thought I’d introduce myself here.

    I’m looking forward to hearing from the start up community.

    thanks,
    Ramzi Asfour


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