On Friday November 12 Pycap CEO Stuart Browne gave a seminar to the Bangladesh Angels organization to teach entrepreneurs from that region how to raise capital for their ventures and immigrate to Canada through the Startup Visa Program.
Bangladesh Angels is the country’s first angel investing platform, founded with a mission to elevate the country’s startup entrepreneurs to the highest level. To be registered as an independent, not for profit company, it is a collaborative endeavor bringing together the leaders in the local entrepreneurial ecosystem and global partners – who share a passion to create value and growth for the startups.
Pycap CEO Stuart Browne - 2nd Year in A Row - Nominee for the Schulich Part-Time Faculty Teaching Award (2020-2021)
For the second year in a row, Pycap CEO, MBA and Master of Finance instructor Stuart Browne was nominated for the John Peace Part-Time Faculty Teaching Award for his outstanding teaching and extra curricular support throughout the period of 2020 to 2021. Venture Capital and Private Equity was the course created and taught by Stuart Browne, along with administration provided by Pycap Operations Manager Amelia Dookhee. The course includes topics such as deal sourcing, valuations, portfolio structuring, financial analysis of PE and VC, as well as future implications of technologies such as blockchain and security token offerings.
"I designed the curriculum to provide students with insight from the real world trenches of VC and PE along with the foundational learning of academia. It is this combination that really resonates with the students and makes my role at Schulich so fulfilling." said Stuart.
The John Peace Part-Time Faculty Teaching Award was established in honour of John Peace, a part-time instructor at the Schulich School of Business between 1986 to 1996. John had a small law practice in downtown Toronto, focusing on real estate law. He also taught business law and real estate courses at Schulich.
While each area can only nominate one colleague, the John Peace Part-Time Faculty Teaching Award has always been about recognizing the important contributions all part-time faculty make to the success of Schulich.
NEWS ALERT: ChargerQuest expands its electric vehicle charging network into Quebec! The very first opportunity EV charging hub is located in historic Quebec City at Hotel Quartier Ascend Hotel Collection - the first of many more sites planned in the coming months.
"We are thrilled to announce ChargerQuest's EV network expansion into Quebec. Quebec is leading Canada's transition to EVs, and the ideal Province for ChargerQuest's continued growth." - Christopher Misch, CEO, ChargerQuest Inc.
Are you curious about the Start-up Visa in Canada? This popular program is a true gem of Canadian business immigration, providing opportunities for foreign innovators and entrepreneurs to launch their business ideas in one of the largest and most stable economies in the world!
Unlike other business immigration options, the Start-up Visa requires a letter of support from a designated organization. These organizations are government-recognized venture capital firms, angel investors, and accelerators that support businesses through funding or business coaching and other services.
On this month’s webinar, we will welcome special guest Stuart Browne from the designated organization, Pycap Venture Partners. In addition to asset management, financial and other business services, Pycap runs a Start-up Visa incubator program. Join us as we learn from Stuart about the basics of the Start-up Visa, how the incubator program works, what types of businesses Pycap works with, and what it takes to receive a letter of support.
Guest: Stuart Browne is the CEO of Pycap Venture Partners as well as CFO/Co-founder of ChargerQuest. In addition, he is an instructor at Canada's top two business schools (Schulich School of Business, York University and the University of Toronto) where he teaches courses in venture capital, private equity, corporate finance, and entrepreneurship for BBA, MBA, and Master of Finance programs. Stuart has been featured on Bloomberg Television, BNN, The Globe and Mail, the Financial Post, and other media outlets for topics related to venture capital, private equity, and technology investing.
Host: Marianella Manzur is a bilingual MBA Graduate with Harvard Studies in Sales and Strategy. She has acquired broad knowledge of the business environment from working with clients in numerous industries and regions. Marianella is the Executive Director of Joorney Business Plans Canada, successfully serving hundreds of Canadian business immigrants every year.
On July 28 Procolumbia hosted an event featuring Pycap Venture Partners and its Startup Visa Incubator.
The event included information and strategies for Latin American entrepreneurs to immigrate to Canada and receive investment capital facilitated by Pycap.
PROCOLOMBIA is the entity that promotes international tourism, foreign investment and non-traditional exports in Colombia.
Through its national and international network of offices, it offers support and integral consultancy to clients through services or instruments aimed at facilitating design and execution of its globalization strategy, which seeks to generate, develop and close business opportunities.
ChargerQuest, Canada’s Electric Vehicle Charging Network, Raises $3.1M
For Immediate Release
ChargerQuest has secured $3.1M to launch expansion of its comprehensive public electric vehicle (EV) charging station network. The company, founded by Christopher Misch, a pioneer in Canada’s EV space, and Stuart Browne, a leader in the venture capital space, have successfully attracted strategic capital that will be utilized to expand its SMART EV charging network by building out 36 new level 3 FAST EV charging stations, as well as deploying over 100 new level 2 charging stations at prime locations principally located throughout Ontario and across western Canada.
“Our vision is simple: to build the most comprehensive EV charging network in Canada. We are humbled by the incredible response to our company - attracting interest from leading strategic investors from across the nation, including Legion 3 Capital, Quinsam Capital and Leonite Capital. Despite the pandemic, CQ persevered and successfully completed our pilot phase in 2020. We are excited about the next phase of business growth which is razor-focused on deploying our charging station assets at some of the very best properties across this great nation and beyond” - Christopher Misch, Founder and CEO, ChargerQuest Inc.
Roger Dent, CEO of Quinsam Capital said: "Quinsam Capital invested in ChargerQuest because we were attracted to its recurring revenue , and green economy business model. We see incredible potential in this company and very interesting growth potential."
ChargerQuest plans to raise additional capital to expand and grow its EV charging network to over 700 EV charging stations over the next 2 years - focusing predominantly on secondary and tertiary markets where EV infrastructure is weak and range anxiety hinders EV adoption and travel. The company plans to initiate its first L3 FAST charging hub in Kelowna BC.
Stay tuned and follow ChargerQuest’s journey.
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Pycap created the curriculum, and for numerous years instructed courses related to venture capital, private equity, corporate finance, and cryptocurrency for the Schulich School of Business, MBA and Master of Finance programs.
Due to popular demand the University of Toronto Management, Scarborough Campus is now running Pycap's course for almost 100 BBA students. This fully accredited course will provide students with invaluable, real world insight into the world of private equity. The course, MGFD15H3 Special Topics in Finance: Private Equity explores the private equity asset class and the private equity acquisition process. It covers both the academic and practical components of private equity investing, including: deal sourcing, financial modelling and valuations, transaction structuring, financing, diligence, negotiations, post transaction corporate strategy and governance.
The University of Toronto Scarborough, also known as U of T Scarborough or UTSC, is a satellite campus of the University of Toronto. Located in Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the campus is set upon suburban parkland in the residential neighbourhood of Highland Creek.
Pycap Partners with Unicorn Events, World's Largest Pitch Competition and Judges Unicorn Battle Latin America
Pycap partnered with Unicorn Events and Pycap's CEO Stuart Browne will be a guest panelist judge for the Unicorn Battle Latin America on April 27, 2021.
Unicorn Events hosts the World's Largest Startup Pitch Competitions, connects startups with more than 500 VCs around the world, and has raised over $274M for its contestants over the years.
Startups can apply here: https://cutt.ly/0vVx6Zj
Pycap CEO Stuart Browne was a panelist for the Global Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (GIIE) Summit where he discussed topics related to innovation ecosystems and best practices. Stuart discussed the roles different stakeholders play in creating a startup tech cluster including government, investors, entrepreneurs, universities and service providers. He also described how, as a Canadian, federally recognized designated organization for the startup visa program, the new Pycap Incubator will provide a superior platform for immigrant entrepreneurs to tap into the innovation ecosystem in Canada.
The goal of GIIE SUMMIT was to create a space dedicated to the leaders of collaboration from all sectors from all over the world, to share, discuss, learn and together build a more inclusive innovation-driven economy.
The event was dedicated to bring new trends in the areas of innovation, incubation and entrepreneurship to the global co-creation movement and thus prepare the co-innovation sector for the new challenges that we are already facing and will continue facing in the coming years.
The “new normal” that COVID-19 has brought upon us impacts the economy and disturbs our way of doing things. The objective of the GIIE Summit is for cooperatives´ managers to take stock of the economic situation and to become inspired by the best innovative practices to better serve their members in these changing times.
The summit presented answers and insight to some big issues:
Pycap Venture Partners joins the Business Angels of Slovenia as a strategic partner along with Pycap CEO Stuart Browne as an external advisor.
Business Angels of Slovenia is an angel investment club that connects local startups with angel investors and VC's both home and internationally. We aim to create successful partnerships with entrepreneurs help them with fundraising so they can grow internationally. We envision enabling entrepreneurs with innovative business ideas to access seed funding for their companies in early stages of growth and aim to expand and grow on global markets. We also connect business angels with international investors around Europe and are actively helping to further contribute to the development of the Slovenian and regional Startup ecosystem.