Join our webinar on May 11, as we review government incentives and identify which ones make the most sense for your stage of business.
Join us for the 2nd Edition of our mini-series – hosted by BDO.
The spread of COVID-19 has forced companies across the Ottawa region and the world to assess their business, and manage cash flow in unprecedented ways. BDO professionals are here to help those in the pre-revenue and scale up stages adapt and determine their best utilization of government grant and incentives solutions. BDO has extensive expertise in helping startup and scaleup companies navigate the sometimes confusing world of government grant programs including BCIP, SR&ED, IRAP, and new funding opportunities specific to COVID-19 from the federal government.
Do you need to hire a consultant? Is it worth it to spend staff time on these grant applications? What should you do if you’ve already applied before and been rejected? How can you integrate these grants with your existing business continuity plans?
If you’ve asked yourself any of these questions, join us for an exclusive Q&A session with BDO senior leaders. To keep the conversation intimate and interactive, we’re offering two sessions for companies in different stages of growth:
• Pre-revenue: 1:00PM – 2:00PM – This sessions is for you if you’re pre-revenue (think: IO Pre-Accelerator or Phase 2 of the Accelerator).
• Scale-up: 2:00PM – 3:00PM – This session is best suited for companies who are already generating revenues and have a runway to profitability (think: Phase 3 or 4 of the Accelerator, Scaleup Program, or Business Retention & Expansion).
Each session will be prefaced by a short presentation, followed by an extensive Q&A session, so please come ready with your questions!
After you’ve registered, you can learn more about government grants and incentives and view BDO’s overview webinar on cash flow strategies and government incentives during COVID-19.
Meet the Speakers:
For over 95 years, BDO Canada LLP has advised clients on assurance, accounting, tax and business advisory needs, building a reputation as one of the leading professional service providers.
BDO’s vision is to make a difference in the lives of the people we serve. By investing deeply in relationships, we do our best to help our employees, clients, and communities thrive.
As partner at BDO, Paul has over 25 years of experience and specializes in providing professional services that assist clients with a comprehensive approach to funding Innovation and Growth. With a focus on maximizing government grant and incentive opportunities for clients, the team’s primary expertise is related to the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) investment tax credit program for Canadian companies.
Paul has been involved in the full range of innovation and growth funding services assisting clients with opportunity assessments, claim preparation and review, reporting system development and training, claim support services, identifying and managing risk, and providing technical industry expertise.
Christa Gillis, CPA, CA
As a senior manager within BDO’s Tax team, Christa supports her clients with Canadian corporate tax and US sales and income tax mandates. She is also an integral part of BDO’s transaction tax team. Christa has been a facilitator for the CPA Canada In-depth tax course in 2017, 2018 and 2019 and she works on most of the high-level tax engagements in the Manotick and Ottawa offices.
As a partner at BDO, and with more than 20 years of experience, Kevin manages accounting and assurance clients within the Ottawa office. He is the local leader of the firm’s Technology and Life Sciences Industry group, working closely with startups through to funded companies. He has extensive experience in supporting business owners and management teams to develop and implement customized solutions that are tailored to fit the needs of each organization.