Presentation by Doug Cumming York University (March 17, 2014): Crowdfunding and Prosperity in Ontario

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York University | Doug Cumming | March 17, 2014

Crowdfunding Prosperity in Ontario ResearchThe Council of Ontario Universities Symposium on Prosperity took place on March 19, 2014, at the Schulich School of Business Miles S. Nadal Management Centre in the heart of the Toronto's business district.

How can we make Ontario better? What policies and technologies can help our province to get ahead? Tackling Ontario’s Challenges is a series of four public events that bring together academic experts and decision-makers from the public and private sectors to explore solutions to Ontario’s key economic, environmental and social issues.

The final event in this series, the Symposium on Prosperity (Wednesday, March 19, 2014) will focus on the state and near term future of Ontario's economic relationship with the US (William Anderson) and the topic of crowdfunding (Douglas Cumming) as engines of prosperity.

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Presented in partnership with the Schulich School of Business, this breakfast event will include brief presentations, Q&A and the opportunity to mingle with the experts and decision-makers.

This series of symposia is part of the Ontario Research Chairs in Public Policy Program endowed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). The 2013/14 edition is organized by the Glendon School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), the Schulich School of Business and York University’s Office of the Vice-President Research and Innovation (York VPRI) on behalf of the Council of Ontario Universities (COU).

'Crowdfunding and Prosperity in Ontario' Presentation by Douglas Cumming, Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship and the Ontario Research Chair at the Schulich School of Business, York University.

  • What is Crowdfunding?
  • Complexity and Uncertainty of Crowdfunding Business Models
  • Who Cares About Crowdfunding?
  • Why Care About Crowdfunding?
  • The Number of Crowdfund Investing Platforms in Selected Countries 2012
  • Number and Volume of Crowdfunding Platforms by Type, as of April 2012
  • Research Question 1: Does equity crowdfunding “work”?
  • Success Determinants of Crowdfunding Projects Measured by Absolute Funding Amount
  • Determinants of the Speed of Capital Allocation
  • Research Question 2. Is crowdfunding a ‘race-to-the top’?
  • How do stakeholders view crowdfunding in Canada?
  • Research Question 3: What are the economic implications of crowdfunding for Ontario?

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Douglas Cumming
Professor and Ontario Research Chair
York University - Schulich School of Business
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Canada

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