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15
Apr

Flow Is Growing – Now Hiring: SR&ED Technical Specialist & Grant Writer

Apply Via LinkedIN At:
https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/cap/view/120430051

Flow Ventures is a boutique consulting firm with unparalleled experience advising companies throughout the business lifecycle. Our team is composed of experienced, successful entrepreneurs and technical specialists. Combined, Flow aids our clients in growing their companies by helping them claim their SRED and other tax credits, raising financing, and planning strategic growth or exit.

Flow works with some of Canada’s most exciting companies and has a long history of being the go-to resource for funding.

We are seeking an experienced SR&ED Technical Specialist to join our expanding consulting group in Toronto. We offer a fast-paced, dynamic and entrepreneurial work environment with opportunities for training, career growth and advancement.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide support throughout the entire SRED process with our clients, including:

  • Identifying eligible R&D activities for our clients.
  • Collecting, organizing and writing detailed technical documents from information provided by clients (onsite and remotely)
  • Developing and crafting technical, narrative and financial components of SR&ED claims & other grants
  • Provide support in the case of claim reviews and audits

Desired Skills

  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills
  • Ability to understand software code and concepts
  • Details oriented, meticulous and organized
  • Ability to work on many clients and projects simultaneously

 

Required Training & Experience

  • Prior experience with SRED, IRAP or other technical grants
  • Prior training/experience as a technical writer, software developer, engineer or QA analyst
  • Previous experience working with small to medium size technology businesses

Additional Assets (not required)

  • Supervisory and management experience
  • Bilingual (French/English)
15
Apr

Flow Is Growing – Now Hiring: Administrative Assistant

Flow Ventures is a boutique consulting firm with unparalleled experience advising companies throughout the business lifecycle. Our team is composed of experienced, successful entrepreneurs and technical specialists. Combined, Flow aids our clients in growing their companies by helping them claim their SRED and other tax credits, raising financing, and planning strategic growth or exit.

Flow works with some of Canada’s most exciting companies and has a long history of being the go-to resource for funding.

We are seeking an experienced Admin Assistant to join our expanding consulting group in Toronto. We offer a fast-paced, dynamic and entrepreneurial work environment with opportunities for training, career growth and advancement.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide administrative and financial support for all aspects of the organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Bookkeeping, generating contracts, mail and general office support.
  • Client billing, ordering supplies, obtaining Government Business Consent from Clients.
  • Processing all employee expenses efficiently and within company timelines
  • Liaising directly with employees to resolve discrepancies
  • Processing payroll
  • Maintaining marketing material (e.g. databases, CRM and email lists)

Job Requirements:
To be considered for this Administrative role, you must have a 1+ years of experience in an Administrative Assistant or Bookkeeping capacity, although recent graduates from a administrative or financial/accounting program are encouraged to apply.

  • Polite and professional business attitude
  • High energy, positive attitude and approachable
  • Close attention to detail and accuracy
  • Time management skills
  • Self starter, works independently, flexible and hard-working
  • Ambitious, takes initiative
  • Ability to organize, multi-task and prioritize workload
  • Good command of the English language (both written & verbal)
  • Bilingual – French an asset
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word required
  • Knowledge of Xero Accounting, workflow management and CRM tools an asset.
  • Proficiency with web publishing tools such as WordPress is an asset.

To apply, please send your resume to: info@flowventures.com

10
Aug

Bryan Watson Joins Flow Ventures as Partner

TORONTO, ON – August 10, 2015 – The Partners of Flow Ventures are pleased to announce that Bryan J. Watson has joined Flow Ventures as the newest Partner of the firm, spearheading the growth of the firm, particularly in Ontario
For over a decade Bryan has advised and supported Angel and venture capital investors, all levels of government, NGOs, and companies at all stages of growth – from idea to exit. In addition, Bryan is active on numerous funding review panels for Provincially and Federally funded organizations.

In the past, Bryan has served as Executive Director of the National Angel Capital Organization, Founder and President of the Network of Angel Organizations-Ontario, and CEO Fusion as well as President of EP Enterprises Inc.. In addition to these roles, Bryan has been a Director of Precarn Incorporated and the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance, and well as an Advisor to the Mississauga R.I.C. Center and hundreds of startups. Bryan continues to be actively engaged in advising a number of organizations.

Bryan completed his Masters in Management, Economics and International Relations at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, on the only full Chevening Scholarship awarded in Canada.

On Bryan’s partnership, Founder of Flow Ventues, Raymond Luk, commented, “Bryan is an institution within the growth company, financing and innovation management communities. His recent selection as one of 7 finalists, representing Ontario, from across Canada for the 2015 BDC Mentorship Award demonstrates this. We are excited to have him on board!”

“Having worked with Flow Ventures on many different projects,” commented Bryan, “I am pleased to join the Flow Ventures family and look forward to continuing to support my current clients as well as new ones. The holistic, approach that Flow takes to helping clients grow is very much in line with my philosophy for supporting growth companies and companies seeking to better manage their innovation portfolio and activities.”

Bryan will spearhead the expansion of Flow Ventures in Ontario while also advising companies across Canada and internationally. To connect with Bryan Watson, please do so at bwatson@flowventures.com.

About Flow Ventures:
Flow Ventures is a boutique consulting firm with unparalleled experience advising companies throughout the business lifecycle. Whether your company is securing grants and tax credits, raising financing, or planning strategy growth or exit, the Flow Ventures team is at your disposal. Flow Ventures was founded and is operated by serial entrepreneurs, investors, and company operators, and working with us means working with people with the experience and vast international network you need to achieve your goals. For more information, please visit: www.flowventures.com

06
Jun

What startups need to know about the 2014 Quebec budget

Quick Hit: Your Quebec refundable SRED credit goes down from 37.5% to 30%; more $$ for investors.

The 2014 Quebec budget was just released and there are a few things that affect Quebec startups. But all Canadian startups should pay attention anyways, especially to the continued support for Quebec Angels and VCs.

1. The Quebec portion of refundable SRED tax credits goes down from 37.5% to 30%. This takes place June 4, 2014. That bad news is 7.5% less cash for cash-starved startups. The good news? Provinces like Ontario only provide 10% so Quebec startups shouldn’t complain too much. So far there haven’t been any changes to the federal SRED program.

2. $500,000 per year is going to build accelerators at Quebec universities. Hopefully this means the money goes to support better ties with existing accelerators, or bringing in experienced people from outside the university to get more students into startups. Hopefully.

3. There’s going to be another new VC fund in Quebec, privately-run thankfully, of up to $375 million. This sounds like a good thing and further evidence that Quebec is serious about venture capital as a way to ensure more great companies start, and stay, in the province.

4. Adding another $25 million to the sidecar fund of Anges Quebec bringing it to a truly envy-inducing $100 million. I can’t think of another city in North America, possibly the world, that will have an Angel group with a $100 million fund attached to it. I’m a fan of Anges Quebec and they are going to be a serious player in the early stage funding game.

What do you think about the 2014 Quebec budget?

16
Apr

A List of Corporate Governance Resource for Startups

This post was originally published on the Hockeystick.co blog on April 15, 2013 http://blog.hockeystick.co/2013/03/20/governance-for-startups/

To kick off the Hockeystick.co blog, we’ve compiled a list of resources about corporate governance and investor relations for startups. Unsurprisingly, most governance research is focused on large, public companies. But there are some good resources for startups.

Here’s the list so far:

Can you recommend other startup governance resources we should add to the list?