Ask Me Anything

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Our Ask Me Anything sessions feature industry experts answering questions submitted by Communitech startups and scale-ups.

Communitech startups and scale-ups can view upcoming sessions and submit questions via the AMA Slack channel. Contact your Communitech Advisor or CSM if you need access.

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Past sessions

Making Your First PreSales Engineer Hire as an Early-Stage Startup

Talent
45:13 

Employee Stock Option Plans

Talent
57:30 

Finding and Building Remote Teams that "Work"

Talent
35:47 

Scaling Your Business into the U.S.

Talent
44:56 

Crowdfunding - Newest Member of the Capital Stack

Fundraising
56:21 

Blockchain, Crypto and Decentralized Finance (DeFi)

Fundraising
55:26 

Managing Your Investor Pipeline

Fundraising
58:06 min. 

How To Protect Your Business Assets From a Cyber Attack

Customers
57:06 min. 

Market Diversification and Growth in Uncertain Times

Customers
57:11 min. 

Getting Started in the Wild World of Digital Marketing

Customers
54:17 min. 

Creating Your Cap Table

Fundraising
1:01:31 min. 

The COVID-19 Toolkit for Businesses

Talent
46:59 min. 

How To Improve the Maternity Leave Process for Your Employees

Talent
56:05 min. 

How To Determine Your Company's Valuation

Fundraising
1:01:39 min. 

Do Your Salaries Measure Up?

Talent
1:00:01 min. 

How CEOs Should – and Shouldn't – Handle Crisis

Customers
1:00:15 min. 

Designing Your Funding Roadmap: Debt, Equity and Bootstrapping

Fundraising
58:37 min. 

Addressing Data Privacy In Your Organization

Customers
1:01:45 min.  

Everything You Need To Know About Term Sheets

Fundraising
1:03:08 min.  

How Government Funding Can Help Build Your Financial Plan

Fundraising
50:38 min.  

Why Intellectual Property is more than just patents

Fundraising
50:38 min.  

Navigating Early Stage Investment in Waterloo Region and Silicon Valley

Fundraising
59:16 min. 

How to Write (Close to) Perfect OCE Grant Applications

Fundraising
1:07:28 min.  

Implications of Work From Anywhere

Talent
58:41 min. 

So, You Want To Be A Unicorn?

Fundraising
1:29:24 min.  

How Will the U.S. Election Results Impact Your Business?

Customers
57:48 min. 

How to Become a Successful MedTech Founder

Customers
1:02:06 min.  

The Evolution of Events: 2020 & Beyond

Customers
1:02:36 min. 

Employing Parents in a Pandemic

Talent
1:02:43 min. 

PR 101 for Startup and Scale-ups

Customers
58:30 min. 

Virtual Onboarding

Talent
53:39 min.  

A Look at the Fundraising Journey with Martin Basiri

Fundraising
1:01:31 min. 

How to Stay Connected While Working Remote

Talent
59:46 min. 

Pandemic-Proof Pitching

Fundraising
1:00:50 min. 

The State of Startup Talent

Talent
44:58 min.  

Partnerships, Talent and Resilience in the United Kingdom

Talent
58:52 min.  

COVID-19 Customer Success

Customers
41:35 min.  

Sales and marketing

Customers
54:10 min. 

COVID-19 HR Workshop

Talent
59:22 min.  

Enhance Your Candidate Experience with Video

Talent
1:00:07 min. 

The Virtual Interview

Talent
59:32 min. 

COVID-19 Cash Flow

Fundraising
50:45 min.  

Managing Revenue Operations during COVID-19

Customers
59:15 min. 

How To Hire A World-Class Sales Team

Talent
54:23 min. 

Why the Early Bird Always Wins at IP

Customers
1:02:03 min. 

Amplify Your Employer Brand With External Candidates

Talent
50:18 min.  

SR&ED Tax Credits

Fundraising
50:47 min.