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How to Fund your Startup

September 15, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Discover the types of funding that are right for you.

This session with Scan Consulting Group will be open to all Regional Innovation Centre Clients and is offered in collaboration with Haltech and Innovation Factory. You must be registered with a Regional Innovation Centre to participate. If you are not currently registered with any, register here.

Ideal Audience: Validation/MVP stage technology startups

Goal: For participants to understand the differences between various startup funding sources, including government programs, self/friends and family, angel or seed funding, and early revenue.

Learn which you should prioritize and what channels are best suited for your venture.


Wahaj Ahmed CPA, CGA

Wahaj Ahmed is a designated CPA, CGA. And has over 15 years of expertise in working for top 10 Global Consulting firms and Fortune 500 Organizations with in accounting and finance roles. Wahaj is the founder of Scan Consulting Group, which is a business advisory firm based out of Burlington, Ontario providing financial advisory and business consulting services. It specializes in working with entrepreneurs, start-ups and established businesses, assisting them overcome challenges such as business strategy, financial planning & management and key decision making.

Saad Khan CPA, CGA

Saad Khan is a designated CPA, CGA with over 10 years of experience in financial analysis and reporting with over 4 years of experience at a member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (Big 4). Saad is our Partner Business Advisory services, the FP&A division at Scan Consulting Group. He has a vast experience in providing operational and financial reporting to small businesses specializing in financial due diligence reports, business valuations & financial modeling.

About Altitude Accelerator:

Altitude Accelerator (formerly RIC Centre) is a not-for-profit innovation hub and business incubator for Brampton, Mississauga, Caledon, and other communities in Southern Ontario. RIC Centres’ focus is to be a dynamic catalyst for tech companies. We help our companies scale to new heights.

Our team consists of more than 100 expert advisors, industry, academic, government partners. The team helps companies in Advanced Manufacturing, Internet of Things, Hardware & Software, Cleantech and Life Sciences to commercialize their products and get them to market faster.

About Innovation Factory:

Innovation Factory (iF) is a non-profit business accelerator, providing entrepreneurs with business services, training, mentorship and strategic connections to help bring your disruptive technologies to market, increase revenues, attract investment and create jobs.

Serving as the catalyst for tech innovation in the greater Hamilton area since 2011 we are driven to help:

  • Entrepreneurs bring new ideas to life and to market
  • Small/Medium Enterprises (SMEs) get to the next level
  • Hamilton build a dynamic culture and a community of innovation

Innovation can happen anywhere. Our goal is to make it work everywhere. We work to elevate key industry sectors including: advanced manufacturing, clean tech, information technology, integrated mobility, life sciences & health care and social innovations.

About Haltech:

Haltech is one of 17 Regional Innovation Centres (RICs) across the province of Ontario. We are a non-profit corporation backed by the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, and corporate sponsors – Supporting a strong, innovative economy that can provide jobs, opportunities, and prosperity for all Ontarians.

Whatever stage a company is in, Haltech’s staff and team of experienced advisors are passionate about bringing the right education, advisory services, and strategic connections to develop and grow innovation-oriented businesses to the next stage. From startups to large global corporations, Haltech is available to help you advance your technology-based innovations to market or to scale up your business.