Canada has over 70 crowdfunding portals across the country. (Source: NCFA Canada, Jan-2014)


Participate in conferences, network at events and learn the latest Crowdfunding strategies and best practices for your business and your investment.


The Global crowdfunding market grew 81% in 2012 to a total funding volume of $2.7 billion with over 1.1 million successful campaigns receiving funding.

Event Toronto (Nov 13, 2012): E² New York-Canada Entrepreneur Exchange


Most Recent Program:

The most recent edition of the E2 Event (Entrepreneur Exchange) took place on August 14th and 15th, 2012 between the tech communities of Chicago and Toronto. Here is a link to the event’s activities (E² Toronto-Chicago Entrepreneur Exchange) and also a link to the event’s photo gallery.


Program Agenda

November 13:

Morning Session

Time Event
8:00 a.m. Register & Breakfast Reception
9:00 a.m. Welcoming remarks
Mr. Jeff Musson
President & CEO – Founder North of
9:15 a.m. How I turned my “Under a Million Dollar Business into a Multi Million Dollar Exit with The Rypple Story”

Guest Speaker Daniel Debow, from Rypple

Daniel is a Stanford Graduate and Successful Entrepreneur in both Silicon Valley and Toronto. For more information see:
10:15 a.m. Breaktime
10:30 a.m. How I as an Entrepreneur Not Only Survived the Great Recession of 2008, But my Business Thrived!!

Roy Pereira – CEO of Shiny Ads

Shiny Ads is a self service platform that allows users to come on board, buy the advertising inventory and monitor its effectiveness all from the company’s cloud based portal. Shiny Ads’ customers, most of whom are in the United States, include advertising trade magazine AdWeek, CBS News, technology news publishers ZDNet and CNet, and Kijiji Canada, a unit of eBay Inc.

Claude G. Théoret, Ph. D – CEO/CTO – Nexalogy Environics

Nexalogy’s next-generation software filters through the clutter of social media environments to identify and analyze the key actors, themes, and ideas that are most important to you and your online activities. Nexalogy Environics helps to navigate the torrents of information online to find the streams of conversations that are relevant.
11:45 a.m. Morning program concludes
12:00 p.m. Lunch

Note: The Toronto Board of Trade is allowing the attendees of the Entrepreneur Exchange to use the “Hoteling Cubicles” free of charge at the Board of Trade Business Centre throughout the afternoon on November 13th. Attendees can use this space for a meeting or internet access point while attending the Entrepreneur Exchange.

Afternoon Session – Fireside Chat:

Time Event
1:30 p.m. What Keeps Venture Capitalists up at Night When it Comes to Funding Entrepreneurs and Their Companies

Derek Smyth Managing Partner of Omers Ventures

OMERS Ventures is the venture capital arm of OMERS, one of Canada’s largest pension funds with over $55 billion in net assets. Derek has an excellent perspective when it comes to funding companies. He has worked on sides of the table; as the executive and as a venture capitalist. Before joining OMERS, Derek was a partner at Bridgescale Partners in Silicon Valley
2:15 p.m. Question and Answer
2:30 p.m. Breaktime
2:45 p.m. What Does the Future Hold for Entrepreneurs to Raise Capital using Crowd Sourcing?

Brian Meece – CEO of RocketHub – New York

RocketHub is one of the world’s top crowdfunding platforms. He has lectured on crowdsourced funding at SXSW, TEDxBrooklyn, Columbia University, Makers Faire, among other colleges, conferences and institutions. His goal? To teach entrepreneurs how to leverage the crowd for funding their endeavors.

Brian Koscak – Partner Cassels Brock – Toronto,

Chairman of the Exempt Market Dealers Association
Brian has written and published numerous articles involving corporate, securities and insurance matters and spoken at various conferences as a partner at CasselsBrock. He has extensive experience in Registration Reform and advises Portfolio Managers, Investment Fund Managers and Exempt Market Dealers on National Instrument 31-103 requirements, and has developed a registration readiness strategy for clients. As Chairman of the EMDA, Brian has led a number of strategic initiatives including strengthening the exempt market industry across Canada

Craig Asano – Founder/Exec Director – National Crowdfunding Association of Canada – Toronto
NCFA Canada is a newly formed non-profit created to unify a National crowdfunding voice of various industry groups, associations and affiliations into a single national organization and to provide a forum and network for all businesses, industries and stakeholders across Canada interested in crowdfunding.
3:45 p.m. Question and Answer
4:15 p.m. Networking
6:00 p.m. Program Concludes

Contact Information:

Tania Alvarez
Jeff Musson
Phone 1-800-622-5254

North of 41 website: here


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