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The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel is hosting the Banff Venture Forum this year on September 26 and 27, 2013.

Recognized as one of Canada’s premier company financing events, the Banff Venture Forum provides networking opportunities and showcases high technology companies across North America.

One of those companies this year is Montreal’s Beyond the Rack.

Today, Beyond the Rack has achieved near legendary status for its success as an online retailer of discounted brand name clothing and accessories. Less than five years ago however, the Canadian startup faced the challenge of raising capital for a concept that investors denounced as too risky.

MORE: How Canadian Entrepreneur Yona Shtern Built Beyond The Rack to a $200 Million Business

In a session titled Beyond the Rack: A Venture Backed Canadian Success Story, co-founder Yona Shtern and some of its lead investors (Steven Abrams Partner of BDC’s IT Fund and JS Cournoyer of Real Ventures) will discuss the journey from an audacious idea to becoming one of the country’s foremost venture backed success stories.

Registration is now open for the 2013 Banff Venture Forum.