The Atlantic Venture Forum, the conference that aims to link Atlantic Canadian startups with investors, has issued a last call to register for the event that starts one week from today in Halifax.

Critical Path Group, which is organizing the event, says people hoping to attend still have time to register here.

The organizers said that at least 39 investment and tech support groups will attend this year’s AVF. The event will feature pitches from 15 East Coast companies, and others will attend to meet with investors. The investment groups from outside the region include NewRoad Capital, iNovia, Vistara Capital, MaRS Catalyst Fund, Real Ventures, Highline, and Omers Ventures.

“This year is all about building connective tissue between Atlantic Canada’s tech entrepreneur superstars and the greater community of investment heavyweights from outside the region,” said AVF Project Manager Zach Silbernagel in an email.

“By featuring a stellar list of investor speakers from as far away as Arkansas and Vancouver, the aim is to expose Atlantic Canadian companies to the perspectives and tools necessary to attract investment capital into the region, while simultaneously exposing outside investors to the tremendous entrepreneurial talent that exists on Canada’s East Coast.”

The keynote speeches at the event this year will include:

-- "How To Build Your Minimum Viable Product", by Michael Katchen, Founder & CEO of Wealthsimple Financial Inc.;
-- “Wind in the Sails: Writing a New Chapter in Alternative Energy”, by Russell Tencer, Co-Founder & CEO of United Wind;
-- And “The Five Things I Learned About Disruptive Innovation as an UberX Driver”, by Ted Graham, Innovation Leader at PwC Canada.

The Propel ICT Demo Day will take place the night before the AVF begins, which means a total of 25 Atlantic Canadian startups will pitch in a three-day span.