Moonshots: Leveraging accelerators to grow your business, fast!

August 9, 2022 from 4:15 pm to 5:00 pm

Speaker: John Cassidy, SVG Ventures|THRIVE

Moonshots: Leveraging accelerators to grow your business, fast!

Accelerators play an important role in building a start-up by providing training, support, and connections at an increased rate that may be out of reach for many founders. By creating an ecosystem of support and holding founders accountable to targets, accelerators build a strong foundation for growth and set founders up to receive investment. Join us as we discuss how you can grow your business through an accelerator and what to look for in a program. We’ll dive into the THRIVE Accelerator program, share the many benefits and interview founders from previous program cohorts.

Bio: John Cassidy, SVG Ventures|THRIVE

John Cassidy is the Managing Director of Canada at SVG Ventures|THRIVE. He leads the development and implementation of SVG THRIVE strategic plans to launch in new markets (countries) and support the markets’ sustained growth following their launch.

John has over 10 years experience in the technology industry. Most recently, he served as Chief Executive Officer for a Pharmatech SME in Europe. During his tenure, John led the company through its highest growth period which coincided with its first expansion into new markets. These achievements led to honors such as the ‘SME of Year Award’.

John holds an MBA and Bachelor of Business from the University of Limerick, Ireland. He also holds a Certificate in Technology Management from Stanford University.