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[Montreal FrontFundr Event Mar 29]: Collecte de fonds en ligne : Votre nouvelle alternative de financement

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FrontFundr | Jill Earthy | March 22, 2017

FrontFundr event in Montreal

Raising Capital Online: The New Funding Option

Collecte de fonds en ligne : Votre nouvelle alternative de financement

Wednesday, March 29th/Mercredi 29 mars: 5:30 - 7:30 pm

McMillan LLP, 1000 Sherbooke O./W., #2700, Montréal

Register here: https://frontfundr5a7montreal.eventbrite.ca

 

Participez à notre 5@7 afin d’en apprendre davantage sur l’investissement participatif et partager un verre avec les membres de l'équipe de FrontFundr.

Cet événement est une occasion pour les entreprises, les investisseurs potentiels et tous les curieux de se rencontrer, et de parler de l'opportunité de lever du capital en ligne ainsi que de l’investissement participatif au Canada.

Venez donc rencontrer le CEO de la plateforme de Frontfundr, Peter-Paul Van Hoeken, de passage à Montréal afin d'en apprendre davantage sur la levée de capitaux en ligne. Faites vite, les places sont limitées!

Come to our 5@7 to learn more about equity investing and share a drink with members of the FrontFundr team.

This event is the occasion for companies, potential investors, and those who are simply curious to come out, network, and learn all about the opportunities of raising capital online and the equity crowdfunding landscape in Canada.

Come and meet the CEO of the Frontfundr platform, Peter-Paul Van Hoeken, to learn more about raising capital online.Please RSVP in advance, as space is limited!


The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA Canada) is a cross-Canada non-profit actively engaged with both social and investment crowdfunding stakeholders across the country. NCFA Canada provides education, research, leadership, support and networking opportunities to over 1500+ members and works closely with industry, government, academia, community and eco-system partners and affiliates to create a strong and vibrant crowdfunding industry in Canada. Learn more at www.ncfacanada.org.

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FUNDNorth. A Journey into Alternative Financing For The North

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Community Futures | Graham Stanley | March 17, 2017

FUNDNorth

The first-ever symposium to discuss Alternative Financing in North Central BC.

This is the sequel to the very successful and informative Community Crowdfunding Summit held last year. Over the last few years, Crowdfunding has become increasingly popular as a source of alternative financing around the globe. From your local museum to a startup business to real estate, crowdfunding is very prevalent. Therefore, crowdfunding will comprise a goodly portion of this symposium. But today there is so much more.

See:  Graham Stanley, General Manager, Community Futures Stuart Nechako, Joins NCFA’s Ambassador Program

The challenge we faced in organizing this conference was to find information pertinent to the startup business person, the local nonprofit organization, the social enterprise endeavour and the local investor with a focus on where we live; that being the North Central area of British Columbia.

As you know securing funding is not easy where ever you may be, but even more so in our area. From nonprofits to a startup business, traditionally when an innovator, a technology-based business or a social enterprise wanted to develop their product or idea, it had to be shopped around. Often these businesses or projects are considered too high risk for traditional financing, yet that innovation may fill a market gap and have the opportunity to develop into the next multi-million dollar idea.

Cognizant of all of this we gathered some of the most talented and creative minds in this province and tasked them with drilling down to the core of various forms of unconventional financing ideas available to us.

Community Futures believes it is time to bridge the knowledge gap about alternative financing. FUNDNorth will take you on a journey through a world that quite often eludes us here in the north, and put together the pieces of this puzzle. If you have been searching for this type of information you will be tremendously happy you joined us.

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The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA Canada) is a cross-Canada non-profit actively engaged with both social and investment crowdfunding stakeholders across the country. NCFA Canada provides education, research, leadership, support and networking opportunities to over 1500+ members and works closely with industry, government, academia, community and eco-system partners and affiliates to create a strong and vibrant crowdfunding industry in Canada. Learn more at www.ncfacanada.org.

 

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The crowdfunded electric sports car: Dubuc Motors courts investors

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Canadian Manufacturing | Cleantech Canada | Mar 2, 2017

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Interested individuals can own a stake in the company behind the world's first four-seater electric sports car for US$200

MENLO PARK, Cali.—You can own a stake in automotive history for as little as US$200.

Dubuc Motors Inc., the company behind the Tomahawk—the world’s first four-seater electric sports car—has announced the live offering phase of its equity crowdfunding campaign.

After gaining approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission, American automaker Dubuc Motors can now sell equity shares to accredited and unaccredited investors through its website, allowing people to invest in the U.S. and internationally. The minimum investment is $200.

“We have been pleased with the response from the crowd. It’s exciting to see a community of game changers and trendsetters jump on board as shareholders of our company early on,” said Mike Kakogiannakis, co-founder of Dubuc Motors.

The 370-mile range Tomahawk accommodates the big and tall, seating drivers up to 6’5″ comfortably. The rear seats and front and rear cargo space also provide the Tomahawk with more utility than other luxury sports cars.

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“People have embraced the idea that the Tomahawk, although an exotic sports car, can be as practical as a sedan,” said Kakogiannakis.

Dubuc’s first commercialized model is currently the only four-seater electric car on the market that goes 0-60 mph in under four seconds and sells for under $150,000.

You can own a Tomahawk for $125,000. Dubuc is currently accepting $5,000 deposits, and first deliveries are expected in 2018.

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The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA Canada) is a cross-Canada non-profit actively engaged with both social and investment crowdfunding stakeholders across the country. NCFA Canada provides education, research, leadership, support and networking opportunities to over 1500+ members and works closely with industry, government, academia, community and eco-system partners and affiliates to create a strong and vibrant crowdfunding industry in Canada. Learn more at www.ncfacanada.org.

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Exploration company jumps on crowdfunding bandwagon

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BIV | By March 14, 2017

Kal minerals

B.C.-based Kal Minerals is first junior miner in Canada to take advantage of platform

Though still gaining traction in Western Canada, crowdfunding is now being tapped by all types of industries as a leg up for accelerated growth.

B.C.-based junior mining company Kal Minerals Corp. has turned to Vested Technology Corp.’s online crowdfunding platform to build out its portfolio and expand the company.

“Kal Minerals is the first exploration company in Canada that is using the crowdfunding exemption offered by the British Columbia Securities Commission,” said David Patterson, chief operating officer at Vested.

Vested is a Vancouver-based startup crowdfunding platform that is not registered under Canadian securities legislation.

“The portal,” Patterson said, “allows a passageway for private companies to meet with private investors to fund small amounts of money through many investors, up to $250,000 twice a year.”

Equity crowdfunding has been legal in B.C. since May 2015, but he said this is the first time the option has been used this way in the province.

“This is definitely a milestone for junior exploration in B.C., but also for people that want to see how crowdfunding works at the grassroots level.”

See:  2017 Canadian Online Funding Directory

“Ray played football for SFU, so I’ve known him from a few different walks of life,” Patterson said. “I also played football at the school.”  Wladichuk, who played in the Canadian Football League for two years before starting Kal Minerals, studied engineering at SFU with a focus on alternative energy.  He obtained his degree in earth sciences.  His company is focused on aluminum alloys and other related metals and minerals.  “We are trying to build a portfolio of good projects,“ Wladichuk said.  That portfolio begins with the option of earning 100% interest in the Jack White property in B.C.’s New Westminster mining division, between Merritt and Hope.

“This B.C. property has great copper numbers and is in a regional scandium-high area, which is the best aluminum-strengthening alloy,” said Wladichuk. “We’ve already raised $70,000 for exploration, which is Step 1 for building this company up.”

The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA Canada) is a cross-Canada non-profit actively engaged with both social and investment crowdfunding stakeholders across the country. NCFA Canada provides education, research, leadership, support and networking opportunities to over 1500+ members and works closely with industry, government, academia, community and eco-system partners and affiliates to create a strong and vibrant crowdfunding industry in Canada. Learn more at www.ncfacanada.org.

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Presentation Decks from #CCS2017 (for Attendees ONLY)

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Thank you for attending the 2017 Canadian Crowdfinancing Summit (#CCS2017)!

CCS2017 Don't miss it!

 

CCS2017 Presentation Decks Available for Attendees Only (otherwise Confidential)

FEB 28:  Pre-Summit Workshops (OneEleven)

  1. FundingNomad Session:  Profit-Sharing or Royalty Deals for Investors & Issuers (download)
  2. Crowdmatrix Showcase:
  3. BrightSpark Ventures Workshop:  How to Invest in Early Stage Companies (download)
  4. R2Crowd Presentation:  How to Invest in Real Estate if You Don't have a Rich Uncle? (download)

MAR 1:  CCS2017 Summit (MaRS)

  1. Morning Keynote: Equity Crowdfinance:  Past, Present and Future by Ryan Feit, SeedInvest (download)
  2. Show me the Money: How We Raised USD $100+ Million (Art or Science?)
    by Zach Smith, Funded Today (download)
  3. Canadian and Global Alternative Finance Markets: Volume, Trends and Key Indicators by E.J. Reedy of University of Chicago - Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Alixe Cormick of Venture Law Corp and Daryl Hatton of FundRazr (download)
  4. Blockchain ICOs:  The Future of Online Investing or Regulatory Crisis? by Alan Wunsche, Blockchain Canada (download)
  5. How Online Funding Platforms Give Voice to a Shared Value Economy by Paul Allard, Impak Finance (download)
  6. Marketplace Lending:  Made for the People, By the People by Cato Pastoll, Lending Loop (download)
  7. Growing Your Business Faster with Diversity by Tabitha Creighton, iQMetrix and Eva Wong, Borrowell (download)
  8. Industry Experts and National Regulatory Perspectives: What to Expect in 2017?  by Jason Saltzman, (Gowling WLG), Pat Chaukos (OSC LaunchPad), Elliott Mak and Zach Masum (BCSC), Denise Weeres (ASC), and Gabriel Araish (AMF) (download OSC deck)
  9. LUNCH & LEARN:  Strategies to Protect Your Revenue by Securing Intellectual Property (IP) Rights before Launching by Tony Sebata, Sabeta IP (download)
  10. Regulatory Presentation and Q&A:  FINTECH & P2P/ONLINE LENDING 
    1. Part 1:  Zach Masum, BCSC (download); and
    2. Part 2:  Amy Tsai, OSC LaunchPad (download)
  11. Bootstrapping:  From Concept to Revenue Under in 9 Months for Under $4k by Timothy Jodoin, Edispin (download)
  12. Regulatory Presentation and Q&A:  EQUITY CROWDFUNDING/FINANCE by Gabriel Araish (AMF), Elliott Mak (BCSC), Gloria Tsang (OSC), and Denise Weeres (ASC) (download)
  13. Applying Design Thinking to Maximize Interaction on Your Website (Coming soon)
  14. How I Created an Automated Networking Machine to Meet Hundreds of Investors & VCs by Joshua Fetcher, Autopilot (download)
  15. Post-Crowdfunding Best Practices:  How to Deliver On Time On Budget - Everything you need to Know by Gareth Everard (Rockwell Razors), Owen MacMullin (DHL Canada), and Mary-Rose Sutton (Shopify) (download)
  16. The Future of Fintech:  Is Canada becoming a World Class Fintech Hub?  by Sue Britton (Fintech Growth Syndicate), Bilal Khan (OneEleven), Jake Hirsch-Allen (LinkedIn), Jim Orlando (Omers Ventures), Amelia Young (Upside Consulting Group) and Philippe Garneau (BWG Brand Engineering) (download)
  17. CLOSING KEYNOTE:  Transformative Strategies and Insights for Alternative Finance Market Growth by Martin Graham (Fineqia and London Stock Exchange) (download)

Live Pitching Presentation Decks (MaRS):

  1. Seedlify by Sam Kawtharani (download)
  2. Tripian by Cenan Yunusoglu (download) *Session 1 Pitch Winner
  3. XYZ Interactive (UVolt replacement) by Michael Kosic (download)
  4. Curexe by Johnathan Holland (download)
  5. Knote by Ron Glozman (download) *Session 2 Pitch Winner
  6. Zoom.ai by Roy Pereira (download)
  7. DashMD by Zack Fisch (download) *Session 3 Pitch Winner
  8. Better Current by Colin Campbell (download)
  9. CertClean by Jenise Lee (download)
  10. ShareWiz by Oz Demirel (download)
  11. Emerge by Alexandru Horghidan (download) *Session 4 Pitch Winner
  12. Triclops Technologies by Meng Xi Zhu (download)

Congratulations to the 4 live pitching companies:

Tripian (Cenan Yunusoglu), Knote (Ron Glozman), Dash MD (Zack Fisch), and Emerge (Alexandru Horghidan)!


Other links you may be interested in:

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THANK YOU TO ALL OUR #CCS2017 SPONSORS AND PARTNERS!

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The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA Canada) is a cross-Canada non-profit actively engaged with both social and investment crowdfunding stakeholders across the country. NCFA Canada provides education, research, leadership, support and networking opportunities to over 1500+ members and works closely with industry, government, academia, community and eco-system partners and affiliates to create a strong and vibrant crowdfunding industry in Canada. Learn more at www.ncfacanada.org.

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#CCS2017 Industry Leaders Connect at 3rd Annual NCFA Fintech & Funding Summit

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NCFA Canada | CCS2017 Committee | March 10, 2017

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NCFAs Innovation Finance Summit A Great Success!

The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA Canada) is a cross-Canada non-profit actively engaged with both social and investment crowdfunding stakeholders across the country. NCFA Canada provides education, research, leadership, support and networking opportunities to over 1500+ members and works closely with industry, government, academia, community and eco-system partners and affiliates to create a strong and vibrant crowdfunding industry in Canada. Learn more at www.ncfacanada.org.

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Canadian FinTech Company, LendingArch introduces real-time point of sale financing to disrupt the $32 billion out of pocket medical expenses for Canadians.

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CNW | LendingArch Release

LendingArch (CNW Group/LendingArch)

A Modern Finance Company For All Canadians.

LendingArch, a leading Canadian Financial Technology company, has announced a key expansion of their product range with the introduction of real-time point of sale financing to fill a huge gap in elective care and medical procedure expenses. This groundbreaking loan product will provide patients the freedom to turn essential and expensive medical needs into affordable monthly payments that do not require the patient to use, or have a credit card.

CALGARY, March 6, 2017 /CNW/ - LendingArch is excited to announce the official launch of their new, real-time point of sale loan service for Canadian medical clinics and their patients. A trusted name in Canada's FinTech sector, LendingArch is one of the fastest-growing providers of instant financing in the country. This disruptive and positive loan product is expected to ease consumers from the over-dependence on credit cards. LendingArch has over 1100 clinics who are on a waiting list to offer this type of flexible financing to their patients after it goes live on April 1st, 2017.

Recent figures suggest consumers in Canada face over $32 billion in out of pocket medical expenses and that number is growing significantly every year for different healthcare needs, including but not limited to MRI's, cosmetic surgery, fertility treatments, dental and hearing aids. Infused with patient friendly technology, LendingArch's new product offering brings real-time underwriting direct to clinicians. This will now allow clinics to offer affordable finance solutions to their patients, to match and manage their monthly budget more efficiently and effectively.

See:  LendingArch Launches Digital Finance Platform for a New Generation

Patients can now apply for LendingArch's point of sale financing either from the comfort of their own home, or directly at a clinic location and get approved within minutes, all online. Patients can be pre-approved before they go in for a treatment or appointment which alleviates the uncomfortable conversation regarding affordability. They can now confidently walk into their clinic and enjoy the flexibility of breaking down their loans into equal monthly installments for a duration of twelve-months to three years.

One of the key benefits of LendingArch point of sale financing is that rates are far more affordable compared to any credit card, and the program is personalized according to the re-payment capacity of the borrowers. The clinics have no credit risk and are simply offering a flexible way for their patients to pay. Applications take less than two minutes and the clinic gets paid right away. Moreover, there are no deferred payments, compounding interest plans, or late fees for the patient. This product is a huge benefit to medical clinics as it has the power to increase sales, strengthen patient loyalty and improve the experience by allowing a more flexible payment option.

LendingArch CEO Arti Modi commented, "We are excited about being able to offer our lending technology right at the point of sale and make a difference in the lives of financially responsible Canadians. To see the look on a patient's face when they realize they can now afford fertility treatments or a hearing aid is empowering. Our clinicians are excited about being able to enhance their patients' lifestyle and buying experience due to our seamless application process at no risk to them."

To find out more about the range of FinTech solutions from LendingArch, please visit https://lendingarch.com

LendingArch is a modern finance company reinventing the lending experience. Through smart technology and exceptional customer experience, LendingArch has become one of Canada's fastest-growing providers of instant credit to financially responsible Canadians. From medical expenses, debt consolidation, home improvement costs and help with personal growth, LendingArch is dedicated to bringing financial advancement to consumers who deserve to live a happy life, at their rate.

SOURCE LendingArch

For further information: Sophie Nicolaou, sophie@lendingarch.com

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The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA Canada) is a cross-Canada non-profit actively engaged with both social and investment crowdfunding stakeholders across the country. NCFA Canada provides education, research, leadership, support and networking opportunities to over 1500+ members and works closely with industry, government, academia, community and eco-system partners and affiliates to create a strong and vibrant crowdfunding industry in Canada. Learn more at www.ncfacanada.org.

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