NCFAs innovation and funding ecosystem

NCFA Partnership Opportunities

JOIN CANADA'S LEADING FINANCIAL INNOVATION & FUNDING ECOSYSTEM

NCFA Canada offers a limited number of partnership opportunities to aligned organizations that support the growth and development of various annual conferences and initiatives implemented by the association each year. Participation and support from the following groups help provide organizational governance to maintain standards, growth, and sustainability:

  • Financial Innovation and Fintech Leaders (industry stakeholders and participants across all fintech sectors)
  • High growth ventures developing emerging technologies and market sectors that are transforming the future of financial services (eg., blockchain, artificial intelligence, crowdfunding, decentralized finance and alternative investing)
  • Investors and funds (retail, accredited, VCs, family offices, funding groups and syndicates, strategic private equity)
  • Cryptocurrency, Tokens, Coins, and blockchain / tech-enabled digital asset ventures
  • Funding marketplaces, platforms, portals, and innovative dealer-brokers)
  • Legal and Accounting Firms
  • Financial Service providers
  • Academic Institutions, Educators and Researchers (Universities, Colleges, Innovation Centers)
  • Start-ups and Incubators
  • Technology and Marketing
  • Community Businesses and Local Chambers
  • Affiliate Groups and Associations
  • Strategic partners
  • Global partners

 

BECOME AN INDUSTRY PARTNER AND GROW YOUR NETWORK, COMPANY AND BRAND

Recognized as an Industry Partner of NCFA

  • Be recognized as a valuable industry partner while supporting industry development and growth
  • Premium partner profile and directory listing with dedicate page featuring your company with company profile, description of core products/services, applicable social feed(s) and custom content
  • Featured listing profile on FintechCanada.io, a Canadian fintech directory and networking platform

Business Development and Partnerships, Industry Thought Leadership, Participation, Networking

  • Expand your network and connect with valuable business leads, investors, customer prospects and partnerships
  • Full membership privileges for all members of your organization
  • Recommended for speaking engagements and interviews (as appropriate)
  • Invited to participate in informal networking opportunities (ie social gatherings, lunch etc)
  • Max discount on all NCFA conference related sponsorship packages and ‘first access’ opportunities
  • Complimentary pre-paid tickets to all workshops and seminars
  • Participate in NCFA initiatives and programs (ie industry report, case studies)
  • Opportunity to participate in NCFAs digital magazine
  • Opportunity to participate in a weekly podcast series 'Fintech Fridays'
  • Opportunity to appoint a representative to the NCFA Advisory group (to be approved by the NCFA Board of Directors and includes appointment notice)
  • Opportunity to provide thought leadership articles / blog content or Q&A interview
  • Receive facilitated introductions to NCFA members and other prospective leads
  • Opportunity to provide programming inputs for major events and conferences
  • Opportunity to participate in relevant initiatives and opportunities that arise in NCFAs network and leadership team

Marketing, Branding, Community Building

  • Logo with link prominently placed on the NCFA website and opportunity for a dedicated profile landing page
  • Prominent placement of your logo on NCFA materials where industry partners are recognized (Over 65,000+ monthly visitors)
  • Opportunity to place an advertising header banner with a link (appears on every NCFA page)
  • Opportunity to distribute marketing materials at all NCFA Canada events, tradeshows, networking/socials, and educational workshops
  • General Social media support (ie., NCFA twitter)
  • Campaign Social media support for product launches or announcements
  • Press release distribution on the NCFA website and promoted through channels

Regulatory policy and advocacy (learn more)

  • Help shape and stay ahead of emerging regulations that impact your business and the future growth/decline of industry
  • Share your company's voice and provide inputs on policy recommendations for federal and provincial regulators and key industry stakeholders
  • Connect with other companies and share experiences to learn how best to deal with compliance and standards
  • NCFA advocates for and is supportive of fairer, more efficient and more inclusive and competitive fintech markets in Canada. We need an ecosystem that fosters collaboration between industry participants, regulators, investors, governments and other stakeholders to create a vibrant and strong fintech and financing industry in Canada.

Access to Media/PR Journalists and Influencers Database

  • Targeted press release distribution to journalists and influencers. Measure journalist interest through insights on who received, opened, skimmed and read your release
  • Search and download email and call information for active journalists and influencers based on recent news publications and advanced filters (ie such as location, role, outlet, reach, frequency and media channel)
  • Discover more about influencers in the database by using the background information, contact details, social media handles, and recent coverage listed in their contact card

SUPPORT A VIBRANT AND EMERGING INDUSTRY

Help shape the future of financial services and innovation finance - and be recognized for it!

  • Fintech and relevant news monitoring
  • Access to targeted media/PR influencers database service
  • A unified national (international) perspective and voice
  • Foster innovation, job creation, and economic growth
  • Funding, technology, partner services, commercial infrastructure
  • Education, regulations, advocacy, leadership and support, industry stewardship
  • Emerging regulatory insights and policy formation
  • Data research, analysis, benchmarks

 

INTERESTED? UNLOCK OPPORTUNITIES AND BECOME A PARTNER TODAY!

Contact us and become a valued industry partner today: casano@ncfacanada.org

Support the adoption and growth of financial innovation today!
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NCFA Jan 2018 resize - NCFA Partnership OpportunitiesThe National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association of Canada (NCFA Canada) is a cross-Canada non-profit actively engaged with fintech, alternative finance, blockchain, cryptocurrency, crowdfunding and online investing stakeholders globally. NCFA Canada provides education, research, industry stewardship, services, and networking opportunities to thousands of members and subscribers and works closely with industry, government, academia, community and eco-system partners and affiliates to create a strong and vibrant crowdfunding and fintech industry. Join Canada's Fintech & Funding Community today FREE! Or become a contributing member and get perks. For more information, please visit: ncfacanada.org

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