A key indicator of any given industry’s health is its ability to attract, develop and cultivate entrepreneurship. This work group aims to help new businesses in the financial services industry, and support entrepreneurs in all sectors of activity. It focuses on needs expressed by new entrepreneurs in the financial sector, e.g. the need to increase access to seed capital for fund managers.
The work group proposes and supports initiatives such as networking, mentoring, businesses incubators and certification processes for new financial businesses, to help them through the early stages of development.
The work group also examines new venture capital issues, such as the future of labour-sponsored funds and the rise of crowd funding.
Mr. Vital Proulx, President and Chief Investment Officer of Hexavest leads the Entrepreneurship work group.