Startup Financials 101: Debt Financing for Startups

Life Sciences Innovation
27 Jun 2024

Join us for an insightful discussion on the fundamentals of debt financing. We will explore its various types, along with the associated risks and benefits. Learn the key differences between debt and equity financing and discover when debt financing is the best choice for your startup. Additionally, we will cover effective strategies for managing debt to ensure your startup’s financial health and growth. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights and practical knowledge to help navigate your startup’s financial journey.


  • What is debt financing and its types?
  • Risks and benefits
  • Debt financing vs equity
  • When is debt financing right for you?
  • Managing Debt


  • Shane O’Neil, Senior Manager Small Business Banking Prairie Region, TD
  • Judyanna Yu, Managing Partner, One Six 8 Ventures
  • Cam Bawol, Director, Business Development, MNP


This event is part of the monthly Founders Lunch Series, which aims to empower and support entrepreneurs. Organized by Innovate Calgary and supported by Alberta Innovates, ElevateIP Alberta, and the TD Ready Commitment Program, this dynamic platform connects entrepreneurs, fosters knowledge sharing, and inspires collaboration. Be a part of this transformative experience to expand your network, learn from industry leaders, and confidently navigate your entrepreneurial journey.