“Crowdfunding investing is the innovative use of technology and social media to raise equity or debt from online portals to support early stage companies”
Our objective is to make Toronto the best place to retain & attract new companies through embracing innovation.
Register today to be part of a transformative discussion about how to move forward with the world’s most innovative approach to equity funding.
7:30 – 8:30 – Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:30 – 8:45 – Welcome and Opening Remarks
Councillor Shelley Carroll Vice-Chair, Economic Development Committee, City of Toronto
The Hon Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development & Innovation, Province of Ontario
8:45 – 9:00 – State of the Nation
Fawn Annan, President and Group Publisher IT World Canada
9:00 – 9:30 – The Success of Equity Crowdfunding in the UK
Darren Westlake, CEO & Co-founder CrowdCube
9:30 – 10:30 – Panel Discussion: "What are the issues in legalizing equity crowdfunding?"
Dr. Cindy Gordon, National Chair Invest CrowdFund Canada; CEO, Helix Commerce International and Co–Founder, Sales Choice
Peter Aceto, President and Chief Executive Officer, ING Direct
Brian Koscak, Chairman of the Exempt Market Dealers Association of Canada (EMDA) and Partner, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
Dr. Richard Reiner, Founding Partner Stratus Capital,(Board Director Maple Leaf Angels, CEO/Founder)
Adam Spence, Founder, Social Venture Exchange, MARS
Darren Westlake, CEO, CrowdCube
10:30 – 10:45 - Refreshment Break
10:45 - 11:45 – Group Table Dialogue: "What Are The Benefits and Concerns of Crowdfunding?"
Moderator: Brian Koscak, Chairman of the Exempt Market Dealers Association of Canada (EMDA) and Partner, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
11:45 – 12:00 – Wrap Up and Closing Remarks
12:00 – Program Closes