Venture Grade, a university venture capital program, is inviting the public to join its digital AGM to learn what companies the nationally recognized group has invested in, who has invested in them, and their plans for the future. 

David Howe, CEO of Bright, a company which offers online health and wellness services, will also talk about pivoting in a pandemic.

Based at the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Venture Grade was established in 2016. In 2019, for the second year in a row, a team of SMU undergrads placed second in the New England version of the global Venture Capital Investment Competition.

Members of the SMU team were rated more highly by the judges than groups from some major U.S. schools.

“It was great to get that validation that what we’re learning is up to par with what the big schools in the States are learning,” said Emma Scott, one of the SMU students at the time.

SMU’s Venture Grade group is open to all university and college students and is intended to develop skills and strengthen ties between students and the entrepreneurs, angel investors and venture capital firms in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The AGM will take place on Zoom on Wednesday, Dec. 16, between 2 and 3:30pm. Tickets are available here