The Atlantic Venture Forum is looking for a dozen startups to present at its two-day conference in late June in Halifax.

The sixth annual AVF, which will take place June 28 and 29 at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, is a meeting place for Atlantic Canadian founders and investors from inside and outside the region. Each year there are presentations by both early- and growth-stage companies.

This year’s agenda will call for 12 companies to present at the event.

Early-stage entrepreneurs will get six minutes to pitch to a panel of early-stage investors for the opportunity to receive immediate feedback. Growth-stage companies will have nine minutes to present and can be pitching for investment.

Any company interested in pitching can apply here, and the deadline for applications is April 27.

All selected companies will have their registration fee waived to attend the full forum.

Critical Path Group, which stages the event, has begun to announce speakers for the event. The list so far includes: entrepreneur, author and innovation leader, Jim Gibson; Techstars Boston VP of Network, John Hill; and Josh Simair, co-founder of SkipTheDishes, a $200 Million exit story.