Scaling Up Canadian Business: Providing Entrepreneurs with Access to Patient Capital

  • January 21, 2020

The Business Council of British Columbia was pleased to partner with the Canadian Business Growth Fund and HSBC Bank Canada to co-host Scaling up Canadian Business: Providing Entrepreneurs with Patient Capital on January 21, 2020.

In the fall of 2017, the Business Council published, From Good to Great, the Benefits of Scaling up B.C. Business to highlight both the benefits of, and barriers to, growing businesses in British Columbia. Little progress has been made over the past two years, with only 8,200 of B.C.’s approximately 500,000 businesses currently employing 50 or more people.

Featuring Sandra Stuart, HSBC Bank Canada, George Rossolatos, Canadian Business Growth Fund, and Bill Tam, Canada's Digital Technology Supercluster, and moderated by Jock Finlayson, Business Council of British Columbia, this forum explored the challenges within the national context, with a specific focus on the importance of providing entrepreneurs with access to patient minority capital so they can scale up their businesses while staying in control.