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Charles Lespérance, Partner, Deep Tech Fund, BDC Capital, will speak on “National Strategy and Federal Initiatives” at IQT Canada

By Sandra Helsel posted 01 May 2023

Charles Lespérance, Partner, Deep Tech Fund, BDC Capital, will speak on “National Strategy and Federal Initiatives” at IQT Canada.
Charles is a Partner in BDC Capital’s Deep Tech Venture Fund, created in 2021. Charles served as Assistant Vice-President Ecosystem Development after he joined BDC Capital in 2016. He also played a key role in the formation and deployment of BDC’s Bridge Financing Program during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Previously, Charles worked in private equity at PSP Investments and management consulting at McKinsey & Company where his main functional areas were strategy, operations and finance, with a focus on the mining and oil & gas sectors.
Charles holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University in Montreal as well as an MBA from Harvard University. He also continues to be involved in academia as a guest lecturer on the topic of entrepreneurial finance.

IQT Canada 2023 is the tenth global conference and exhibition in the highly successful Inside Quantum Technology series.


This event is Canada’s Quantum Computing Event, focusing on Ecosystems for Quantum Readiness. A number of vertical topics encompassing more than 30 panels and talks from over 80 speakers will provide attendees with a deep understanding on state-of-the-art developments of the future quantum ecosystems as well as the current impact of quantum computing technologies.
The conference brings together corporate management, entrepreneurs, end users, technology providers, infrastructure partners, researchers and investors who are working on the current future developments of the quantum ecosystem. IQT Canada is organized by 3DR Holdings, IQT Research, INTRIQ, and the Governments of both Canada and Quebec. The June conference will be an “in-person” event to ensure maximum networking and discussion and will take place at Centre Mont-Royal in Montréal (Québec), Canada.

Sandra K. Helsel, Ph.D. has been researching and reporting on frontier technologies since 1990.  She has her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona.

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