Partners and Sponsors

We could not be more honored to be partnered with, and sponsored by, some of the most forward-thinking and innovative organizations within the Cascadia Innovation Corridor and beyond. Below are all of the amazing organizations that have donated their time, energy, and resources to making our 2nd Annual 2017 Cascadia Venture Forum a success!


Platinum Sponsors


The Consulate General of Canada in Seattle

The Consulate General of Canada in Seattle represents Canada and promotes Canadian interests in one of the most technologically and economically important regions of the United States - the Pacific Northwest states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska. Find out more.



Gold Sponsors


Trade and Invest British Columbia

Trade and Invest B.C. works with international enterprises to help them build strong links to the resources, skills and businesses that make British Columbia an attractive place to work and invest. Find out more.


Nimbus Synergies by Discovery Parks

Nimbus Synergies is an innovative investment program that will deliver a big boost to BC’s Health Tech sector. Unlike anything seen in BC to date, Nimbus will invest Discovery Parks’ assets in growing companies that focus on the intersection between health, life sciences, and technology. Find out more.


Lane Powell PC

Synonymous with excellence and innovation, Lane Powell’s attorneys bring to their work a spirit of entrepreneurialism that is reflected in a client roster that includes some of the most venerable – and dynamic – companies and individuals in business today. Find out more.

Product Creation Studio

Product Creation Studio delivers user-focused design powered by deep technical expertise. We supercharge our client's product development efforts by reducing time to market and providing an exceptional user experience for increased market success. Find out more.

Silver Sponsors

The Centre for Drug Research and Development

The Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) is Canada’s national drug development and commercialization engine. We work in partnership with academia, industry, government and foundations, to provide the specialized expertise and infrastructure to commercialize health-related research. Find out more.


Fasken Martineau

Fasken Martineau is a leading international business law and litigation firm. Tracing our roots back to the mid-1800s, our firm was founded through the merger of three regional Canadian icons in 2000. Today we have eight offices with more than 700 lawyers across Canada and in the UK and South Africa. Find out more.

Genome BC

Genome British Columbia leads genomics innovation on Canada’s West Coast and facilitates the integration of genomics into society. A recognized catalyst for government and industry, Genome BC invests in research, entrepreneurship and commercialization in life sciences to address challenges in key sectors such as health, forestry, fisheries, aquaculture, agri-food, energy, mining and environment. Find out more.


Organizing Partners


As Canada’s health innovation accelerator, we give health science start-ups the support they need to turn promising therapeutic discoveries into life-changing treatments. Find out more.


Alliance of Angels

We are a group of 140+ active angel investors. Each year, we invest $10M+ into 20+ startups and provide mentorship to help them succeed. Find out more.


Cambia Grove

The Cambia Grove is a health care-focused hub. Here, the Cascadia region's innovators can convene and catalyze the development of tomorrow’s health care solutions. Find out more.



e@UBC offers programs and support for all stages of venture creation, from ideation, through business model creation, to company building. Find out more.


FrontFundr is a FinTech equity crowdfunding platform. We bridge the gap between investors and early-stage companies. We use today’s technology to enable entrepreneurs to raise money from a much larger investor community.Now anyone can be a dragon and invest!  Find out more.


Keiretsu Forum

Keiretsu Forum is a global investment community of accredited private equity angel investors, venture capitalists and corporate/institutional investors. Keiretsu Forum is a worldwide network of capital, resources and deal flow with 49 chapters on 3 continents. Find out more.


Life Science Nation

Life Science Nation (LSN) has created a funding and partnering platform for early-stage life science companies in biotech, medtech, diagnostics and digital health that is unique to the industry. Augmenting these two platforms is the Redefining Early Stage Investments (RESI) Conference series and an I-Bank, Boston Innovation Capital (BIC) that help facilitate the matching up of buyers and sellers. Find out more.


Seattle Angel Fund

The Seattle Angel Fund is focused on investments in Pacific Northwest growth-oriented start-up companies. SAF aims to drive economic growth and prosperity through excellent investment opportunities for investors and continuous and valuable support of portfolio companies. Find out more.


Techstars Startup Week™ Seattle

Techstars Startup Week™ Seattle offers five days of exciting events to connect and empower our local entrepreneurial community. Organized by volunteers who are experts in their fields, this annual celebration of our vibrant startup culture is powered by Chase for Business. Find out more.

VANTEC Angel Network

Vantec Angel Network's mission is to help grow the angel investing community and angel investments made in BC, and to support angel investors in making more and better investments. Find out more.


VentureLabs® is a world-class technology business accelerator program delivered by Simon Fraser University in partnership with the NRC IRAP, the BC Innovation Council, University partners including Ryerson University, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, the University of Victoria, the British Columbia Institute of Technology, the Emily Carr University of Art + Design, government and industry partners. Find out more.


Western Canadian Angel Network Program

With funding and support from Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD), the National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) has undertaken an initiative aimed at growing and supporting best practices adoption in Angel investor communities in Western Canada. Find out more.

Community Partners



CoMotion® at the University of Washington is the collaborative innovation hub dedicated to expanding the economic and societal impact of the UW community. By developing and connecting to local and global innovation ecosystems, CoMotion helps innovators achieve the greatest impact from their discoveries. Find out more.




E-Fund was founded with the goal to achieve consistently higher returns and more exits from angel investments. By investing via teams, we are able to do more due diligence, leverage the industry expertise of our investors and provide post investment advice to the companies we invested in. Find out more.

Innovation Boulevard

Innovation Boulevard is an agile partnership of health, business, higher education and government creating new health technologies to improve peoples’ lives. Find out more.

LifeSciences BC

LifeSciences BC is a non-profit, industry association which supports and represents the life science community of British Columbia through leadership, investment, advocacy and promotion of our world-class life science community. Find out more.


Oregon Angel Fund

We are a different kind of venture capital fund, empowering local entrepreneurs with expertise, capital, and connections to grow their business, their way. Find out more.

Oregon Health & Science Univeristy

Oregon Health & Science University is the state’s only academic health center. It provides an uncommon array of services from providing the state’s most comprehensive health care, to educating the next generation of clinicians and biomedical researchers, to achieving breakthroughs and innovations. Find out more.


The Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute

The Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute (OTRADI) was initiated in 2007 with a mission to translate scientific research developed in the state of Oregon’s research laboratories into commercial ventures. Find out more.

PenderFund Capital

Pender is an independent, employee-owned, value-based investment firm located in Vancouver. Our goal is to create value for our investors by generating superior risk-adjusted returns, while protecting capital and minimizing downside risk. Find out more.


Portland Seed Fund

Portland Seed Fund is a top-performing early-stage venture fund focused on investments in Portland and the Pacific Northwest. We’re seeking entrepreneurs with potential and investors with vision. Find out more.


WINGS is a non-profit angel network that facilitates seed and early stage investments for medical technology companies in the Pacific Northwest. WINGS provides a forum to make connections between entrepreneurs of early stage medical technology companies and investors committed to funding these early opportunities. Find out more.


Angel Forum Vancouver

ANGEL Forum™ Vancouver, established in 1997, is the oldest and largest Angel Investor Group Network in Canada for entrepreneurs, startups and emerging Companies needing equity financing, to meet, demo and present to private Angel Investors. Find out more.