June 1, 2023 14:00 - 15:30
Photonics workshop

Workshop: Funding Photonic Start-ups in Canada


  • Inventors poised to start a new company in photonics
  • Start-up companies working on their next round of financing
  • Researchers interested in creating a start-up company to commercialize technology
  • Entrepreneurs with success stories or lessons-learned to share and discuss
  • Graduate students interested in pursuing a start-up
  • Investors looking for opportunities in photonics


Canada is a world leader in photonics, in both academic research and technology development. However, Canadian photonics start-ups need better access to early-stage funding and smart capital.

To help our community better understand emerging opportunities and potential challenges, Photons Canada has assembled a group of top-tier investors to share their views and insights.


  • Richard Oberreiter, Managing Executive, Hamamatsu Ventures (USA)
  • Michael Inskip, Investor and Marketing Specialist, Canada
  • Duncan Stewart, Partner, BDC Deep Tech Venture Fund, Canada


June 1, 2023

2:00pm – 3:30pm EDT

Via Zoom

Presented by :

Photons Canada

CPIC, the Canadian Photonic Industry Consortium is a business-led photonics exchange organization embracing the whole value chain from researchers to photonic companies and end-users. Its mandate is to network end-users, photonic industries, universities and institutions with the objective of accelerating the growth of the Canadian industry through photonics.

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