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Rojin Nair, CEO of Incyub8 Inc. Joins the National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association of Canada’s Advisory Group

NCFA Canada | Craig Asano | June 1, 2021

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Rojin Nair, Advisor, Fintech, Blockchain, AI, Payments

TORONTO, JUN 1, 2021 – The National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association of Canada (NCFA) today announced that Rojin Nair, CEO of Incyub8 Inc., has joined the Association`s growing Advisory Group to advise on the areas of fintech, blockchain, artificial intelligence, and payments (view profile).

At Incyub8 Inc, Rojin is focusing on nurturing and guiding various national and international start-ups to establish their business and accelerate their growth. Rojin also serves as the Head of Product Innovation at a large Canadian Payments firm and acts as the resident entrepreneurial executive at a Venture Capital & Private Equity firm.

In his career, Rojin worked across many industry verticals ranging from banks, credit unions, investment, telecom, education, energy, insurance, manufacturing, utilities, etc. in business leadership, management consulting, and technology roles. Current areas of focus include green finance, open banking, fintech, agtech, insurtech, regtech, health tech, blockchain, digital identity, artificial intelligence, IoT, clean energy, cognitive computing, robotic process automation, digital twinning, and smart space.

Rojin is a strong believer in outside-in thinking, the human-centric design approach, and innovation for social impact. A big proponent of inclusive growth, gender equality, and diversity; he volunteers his time mentoring emerging leaders and future entrepreneurs as part of the largest Canadian open innovation challenge, Cooperathon. As a volunteer to the World Economic Forum's Uplink initiative, Rojin is an active supporter of climate change, circular economy, and plastic waste elimination initiatives.

"It is an honor to join the National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association as an advisor. Looking forward to collaborating with NCFA and peers to contribute to accelerating the Canadian fintech’s journey to be a global player in the space. I am excited at the opportunity to work together with NCFA’s advisory team to develop point-of-views and thought leadership in the financial services innovations like open banking, open finance, decentralized finance, and central bank digital currencies.” -- Rojin Nair, CEO, Incyub8 Inc.

“Rojin brings tremendous experience and a true passion towards developing a more innovative and robust Canadian fintech industry to fruition.  NCFA looks forward to Rojin’s contributions and thought leadership at a critical time in industry’s growth and global digitalization.” – Craig Asano, Founder and CEO, NCFA Canada

 


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NCFA Launches Fundraiser Auction to Aid CanadaHelps COVID-19 Healthcare & Hospital Fund

NCFA Canada | Craig Asano | May 13, 2021

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TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / May 13, 2021 / The National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association (NCFA), today announced the launch of its first ever Charity Auction at its annual Fintech & Financing Conference FFCON21. The auction is being held in aid of CanadaHelps COVID-19 Healthcare & Hospital Fund which supports more than 110 hospital foundations across Canada that are supporting urgent needs in response to COVID-19.

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The auction, which kicks off on May 13, the final day of FFCON21, and runs until June 9, 2021, will feature unique donations from artists and organisations including Liquid Avatar, Pierre Bourque, Blockchain Intelligence Group, SuperWorld and Nathan McCrorey, with other donors set to be announced.

Interested collectors can access the auction and bid on items on Blockparty’s new NFT marketplace using this link.

“We’re incredibly grateful for the generosity of all the artists and organisations contributing to this auction in aid of hospitals across Canada,” said Craig Asano, Founder and CEO, NCFA. “Their donations will support an incredibly important initiative that has been instrumental in providing the lifesaving aid and critical equipment needed to combat the COVID-19 crisis.”

Over the course of the auction, Oasis Digital Studios will be adding additional items in support of CanadaHelps’ COVID-19 Healthcare and Hospital Fund.

Initial donation items include:

Title: Fishbone #9

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Donated by Artist Pierre Bourque this NFT is part of a limited series of 11 individually unique ‘Fishbones’ artworks. Bourque is a digital crypto artist known for evocative images of iconic personalities, themes, and indulgences and has been featured in Bitcoin Magazine, CoinDesk, Benzinga, and Yahoo Finance. Bourque is an ex-board member of the Bitcoin Alliance of Canada. His NFTs can be viewed at: http://foundation.app/bourque and Metaverse: http://oncyber.io/bourqueart
Start bidding at 1000 USD

Title: Human Metamorphosis

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This is an original creation donated by internationally renowned artist Nathan McCrorey aka Love is the answeR (=LOVe). This work was donated with love and respect to all humans on planet earth and beyond. Love is the answer.
Start bidding at 1000 USD

Title: SuperWorld token ACQUIRED (PURCHASED)

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SuperWorld Virtual Real Estate lets you stake a claim to over 64 billion virtual plots of land geographically mapped onto Planet Earth. Within seven days of auction close the winning bidder will receive an ERC-721 token to redeem a property anywhere on “earth” that holds a special place in the bidder’s heart.
Start bidding 500 USD.

Title: Crypto Investigator Course  ACTIVE BID

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Blockchain Intelligence Group (BIG) enables investigators to forensically track, trace and monitor illicit cryptocurrency activities. Whether you are fighting terrorist financing, money laundering, human / drug / weapons trafficking, or other cyber crimes, BIG’s suite of tools were built by investigators for investigators. Through human intelligence and Machine Learning, they establish visibility into blockchain data, ultimately enabling the ability to “follow the virtual money”. The auction winner will receive BIG’s proprietary 5-module Certified Cryptocurrency Investigator course where students step through 8 hours of training, covering the basics of cryptocurrency through to forensic analysis.
Start bidding 500 USD

Bidding starts 4:00 pm ET May 13/2021

Bidding ends 11:59 pm ET June 9/ 2021

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Optionally, you can donate directly to CanadaHelps to support the COVID-19 Healthcare & Hospital Fund


NCFA Jan 2018 resize - NCFA Launches Fundraiser Auction to Aid CanadaHelps COVID-19 Healthcare & Hospital Fund The National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association (NCFA Canada) is a financial innovation ecosystem that provides education, market intelligence, industry stewardship, networking and funding opportunities and services to thousands of community members and works closely with industry, government, partners and affiliates to create a vibrant and innovative fintech and funding industry in Canada. Decentralized and distributed, NCFA is engaged with global stakeholders and helps incubate projects and investment in fintech, alternative finance, crowdfunding, peer-to-peer finance, payments, digital assets and tokens, blockchain, cryptocurrency, regtech, and insurtech sectors. Join Canada's Fintech & Funding Community today FREE! Or become a contributing member and get perks. For more information, please visit: www.ncfacanada.org

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NCFA Reveals Speakers and Agenda for Online FFCON21: Fintech and Financing Conference

NCFA Release | May 6, 2021

Conference to explore accelerated Blockchain - Fintech trends and innovations paving the way to mass adoption and scale

TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / May 6, 2020 / The Fintech & Financing Conference and Expo (#FFCON21), Canada's premier Fintech conference organized by The National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association (NCFA), Toronto Finance International (TFI), and partners has announced its agenda and speaker line-up for its seventh annual event taking place online from May 11-13.

Building on the success of previous conferences will bring together an international community of leading voices in fintech, digital banking, payments, tokenization, blockchain, CBDCs, digital identity, AI, capital markets innovation and finance - all in an immersive and interactive platform. The FFCON21 audience is composed of 500 global Fintechs, financial institutions, investors, tech providers, government, and media.

This year's theme is 'Breaking Barriers' - reflecting the growth and emerging challenges that the Canadian Fintech industry must navigate to achieve mass adoption and scale. Through keynotes, lively panel discussions, and workshops the conference will share new ideas and thought-provoking insights into:

  • AI and the Future of Innovation in Financial Services
  • The Rise of Decentralized Finance and Web 3.0 and its Barriers to Adoption
  • The Future of NFTs and What Happens When Your Customers are Augmented Humans, Robots, and Virtual Beings?
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Beyond Disclosures
  • How Millennials and Gen Z are Changing the Financial Landscape
  • Retail Investors, Stakeholder Capitalism and IPO Innovations
  • Stablecoins and Central Bank Digital Currencies
  • Open Finance and Composable Banking
  • Inclusive Banking and Affordable Credit
  • First Federally Chartered Digital Asset Bank
  • Fintech's Opportunity to Breaking Barriers to Net Zero
  • Data Rights and How Decentralized Technologies are Shaping our Future
  • Blockchain and Renewable Energies
  • China vs USA and What it Means for Tech Innovation and Global Fintech Markets
  • Strengthening Canada's Innovation Capacity and Global Competitiveness

VIEW THE FULL FFCON21 AGENDA

This year's event features 100+ notable speakers including:

Keynotes

Don Tapscott, Executive Chairman, Blockchain Research Institute

Sophia, Humanoid Robot, Hanson Robotics

David Hanson Ph.D., Founder, Chairman, Chief Creative Officer, Hanson Robotics

Ben Goertzel, CEO, SingularityNET

Cathy Hackl, Futurist + Chief Metavers Officer, Futures Intelligence Group

Hester M. Peirce, Commissioner, Securities Exchange Commission

Hrish Lotlikar, Co-Founder and CEO, SuperWorld

Ethan Pierse, Founding Partner / Director, Borderless Ventures / CryptoAssets Institute

Winston Ma, CFA & Esq., Chairman of Advisory Board, ThreeFold Tech; Author of The Hunt for Unicorns and The Digital War; former Managing Director of CIC

Government

Senator Colin Deacon, Senator, Senate of Canada

Hon. Peter Bethlenfalvy, Minister of Finance and President of the Treasury Board, Government of Ontario

Hon. Doug Schweitzer, Minister of Jobs, Economy and Innovation, Government of Alberta

Judith Robertson, Commissioner Financial Consumer Agency of Canada

Jennifer Reynolds, President & CEO, Toronto Finance International

Innovation

Mark Maybank, Managing Partner, Maverix Private Equity

Jean Desgagne, CEO, Stablecorp Inc.

Betty DeVita, CBO, Finconectra

Christin Friedrich, Chair European Crowdfunding Network, CEO Innovestment

Andrew Graham, Co-founder & CEO, Borrowell

Brittany Kaiser, Independent Chairperson of the Board, Gryphon Digital Mining

Hamzah Nassif, Partner, Real Ventures

Krista Kim, Digital Artist, Global Ambassador of SuperWorld

Lawrence Lewis, Founder, OneFeather

David Unsworth, Co-Founder and General Partner, Information Venture Partners

Timothy[1] Li, CEO at Wikipro Inc, CEO at Alchemy

Chris Goodman, Advisory Services, Credit Union Digital Transformation, CuDigital.ca

David Lucatch, Co-Founder, Director and President, Liquid Avatar Technologies

Jeff Lynn, Seedrs, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder

David Nault, Luge Capital, Co-Founder & General Partner

Tom Baumann, CEO and Co-Founder, ClimateCHECK

Georgia Quinn, General Counsel, Anchorage

Kris Read, Co-founder and CTO, Neo Financial

Som Seif, CEO, Purpose Financial / Purpose Investments

David Taylor, President and CEO, Versabank

View the Full list of Speakers here

FFCON, for the first time ever, is holding an NFT Charity Auction featuring donations from artists and organisations including Liquid Avatar, Pierre Bourque, Blockchain Intelligence Group, SuperWorld and Nathan McCrorey.

Net proceeds from the auction will go to CanadaHelps COVID-19 Healthcare & Hospital Fund which supports more than 110 hospital foundations across Canada who are supporting urgent needs in response to COVID-19.

The event will also feature the 2nd annual 2021 Fintech Draft, designed to identify and feature emerging and high growth fintech start-ups and scaleups. Inspired by sports league drafts,

Congratulations to the six Fintech Draft pitching finalists listed below who will battle in FFCON21's pitching competition for prizes and exposure:

Agryo - A global risk intelligence provider that enables financial institutions to assess and manage financial risks in the crop field level for underwriting agriculture insurance, loans, and trade finance globally; as well as meet sustainability goals.

Copia Wealth Studios - A financial intelligence platform that uses modern design and machine learning to bring all investments (including Alternatives and Illiquid assets) into one elegant view.

ForwardAI - A simple, single, and lender-first API that delivers the most robust accounting & financial data suite for small business lending.

Nava - A software as a service (SaaS) company that offers an ecosystem of socially responsible fintech products for credit unions, helping them compete with big banks.

Orchid B - The premium platform of choice for back office functions including business registration, banking, cards, foreign exchange, insurance, accounting, and payroll -- enabling the self-employed and small businesses to transact efficiently and cost effectively.

Phaze - Phaze makes digital money instantly immediately spendable in 80+ countries but also makes digital money go further, providing neobanks, wallets and fintech companies with a discount off the total value of any transaction.

The agenda can be accessed on the programme page.

Registration for FFCON21 DIGITAL is still open. Register for your tickets at https://fintechandfunding.com/tickets/

About the NCFA

The National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association (NCFA) is a financial innovation ecosystem that provides education, market intelligence, industry stewardship, networking and funding opportunities and services to thousands of community members and works closely with industry, government, partners and affiliates to create a vibrant and innovative fintech and funding industry in Canada. Decentralized and distributed, NCFA is engaged with global stakeholders and helps incubate projects and investment in fintech, alternative finance, crowdfunding, peer-to-peer finance, payments, digital assets and tokens, blockchain and cryptocurrency, Regtech, and Insurtech sectors. To learn more about NCFA visit www.ncfacanada.org

About Toronto Finance International

Toronto Finance International (TFI) is a public-private partnership between Canada's three levels of government, the financial services sector and academia. TFI's mission is to lead collective action that drives the competitiveness and growth of Toronto's financial sector and establishes its prominence as a leading international financial centre. For more information, please visit: www.tfi.ca

About FFCON

FFCON (Fintech and Financing Conference) is an annual conference hosted by Canada's National Crowdfunding and Fintech Association (NCFA). Now in its seventh year, FFCON21 brings together professionals and innovators in fintech, AI, blockchain, cryptocurrency, and alternative finance.

Further information about the conference series can be found at www.fintechandfunding.com

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Founder and CEO, NCFA
casano@ncfacanada.org
(416) 618-0254

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Lauren Linton
Advisor, NCFA
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(416) 569-4349

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David Lewis
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NCFA Announces 7th Annual FFCON21 Digital ‘Breaking Barriers’ FinTech Conference

NCFA Canada | FFCON21 Team | March 11, 2021

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FFCON21 to connect HR talent and explore accelerated Fintech trends and innovations paving the way to mass adoption and scale

TORONTO — March 11, 2021 — The National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association (NCFA), organisers of Canada’ foremost Fintech conference, is pleased to announce the return of FFCON for its 7th consecutive year. The annual FFCON Digital Event, held in association with Toronto Finance International (TFI), will take place May 11-13, 2021.

Building on the success of previous conferences, this year’s event -- titled ‘Breaking Barriers’ -- will bring together an international community of leading voices in fintech, digital banking, tokenization, blockchain, CBDCs, digital identity, AI, capital markets innovation, EDI (equality, diversity and inclusion) and sustainable, open, and alternative finance.

“Fintech is evolving quickly and breaking barriers,” said Craig Asano, Founder and CEO of the National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association of Canada. “Fintech is no longer niche -- it is a permanent technological evolution that is changing the world of finance by high growth fintech companies and incumbent financial institutions. It’s rewiring financial services for the new economy and setting new standards that also demand new regulations. Most importantly, it’s about improving access and delivering better financial products, services and outcomes for everyone especially consumers and small to midsize enterprises (SMEs).”

The theme of FFCON21 reflects the growth and challenges that the Canadian Fintech industry has had to navigate through to foster scalability and mainstream adoption, made all the more complicated through the disruption caused by Covid-19.

“Our Fintech ecosystem has become a great strength in the greater Canadian innovation landscape. COVID-19 has accelerated the pace of change in the industry and highlighted the important role digital innovation plays in the competitiveness of the financial services sector. Rapidly changing consumer habits and ways of delivering products and services offers a significant opportunity for Canadian Fintechs" Jennifer Reynolds, President & CEO, Toronto Finance International

Beyond covering important fintech topics, FFCON21 will offer an engaging and fast-paced interactive agenda, including investor speed dating, sports-inspired Fintech Draft pitching and demo competitions designed to identity and feature emerging fintech stars, debates, round table discussions, digital ebooths and virtual expo, 1-on-1 networking opportunities and unique experiences.  Delegates and partners can build their knowledge base, launch or scale an idea or collaborate digitally with visionary entrepreneurs and investors.

New to FFON21 this year, organizers are adding an HR fintech talent marketplace to connect anyone seeking new opportunities with high growth companies, and a ‘deep dive’ masterclass series on the topic of decentralized finance as part of its quarterly Global Fintech Now program for VIP passholders.

The multi-day event will run from May 11-13 inclusive with daily content to span feature themes of Digital Innovation and Breaking Barriers, Creation & Growth and Global Future Forward. Updates to the evolving programme and speaker lineup can be found on the FFCON21 website.

Registration Now Open

Registration for FFCON21 Breaking Barriers is now open with special early bird rates for delegates, exhibitors and startup packages available for a limited time. Tickets can be purchased at https://fintechandfunding.com/tickets/.

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About the NCFA

The National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association (NCFA) is a financial innovation ecosystem that provides education, market intelligence, industry stewardship, networking and funding opportunities and services to thousands of community members and works closely with industry, government, partners and affiliates to create a vibrant and innovative fintech and funding industry in Canada. Decentralized and distributed, NCFA is engaged with global stakeholders and helps incubate projects and investment in fintech, alternative finance, crowdfunding, peer-to-peer finance, payments, digital assets and tokens, blockchain and cryptocurrency, Regtech, and Insurtech sectors. To learn more about NCFA visit www.ncfacanada.org

 

About Toronto Finance International

Toronto Finance International (TFI) is a public-private partnership between Canada’s three levels of government, the financial services sector and academia. TFI’s mission is to lead collective action that drives the competitiveness and growth of Toronto’s financial sector and establishes its prominence as a leading international financial centre. For more information, please visit: www.tfi.ca

 

About FFCON

FFCON21 (Fintech and Financing Conference) is an annual conference hosted by Canada’s National Crowdfunding and Fintech Association (NCFA). Now in its seventh year, FFCON21, held in association with Toronto Finance International, will bring together professionals and innovators in fintech, open banking, digital identity, blockchain, cryptocurrency, AI, capital markets innovation, sustainable and alternative finance.

Further information about the conference can be found at www.fintechandfunding.com

FFCON21 Contacts

Craig Asano
Founder and CEO, NCFA
casano@ncfacanada.org
(416) 618-0254

Partnership Inquiries
Lauren Linton
Advisor, NCFA
lauren@ncfacanada.org
(416) 569-4349

Media Contact
The Top Floor Public Relations
Michele McDermott-Fox
michele@thetopflooragency.com
(905) 379-1893

David Lewis
david@thetopflooragency.com
(905) 541-5699

David Durand, Founder and Managing Partner of Durand Lawyers, Joins the National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association of Canada’s Advisory Group

NCFA Advisor, David Durand

NCFA Canada | Craig Asano | September 9, 2020

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David Durand, Advisor, Innovation and Advocacy

TORONTO, September 9, 2020 – The National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association of Canada (NCFA) announced today that David Durand, Founder and Managing Partner of Durand Lawyers, has joined the Association`s national Advisory Group to advise in the areas of Fintech innovation and advocacy (Profile | LinkedIn).

David Durand, LL.L., B.Sc. chem., – Founder and Managing Partner of Durand Lawyers – Lawyer (Québec) and Trademark Agent – Lecturer at the University of Ottawa (IP)

David’s background in law and science has transformed Durand Lawyers into a leading boutique law firm with a focus on intellectual property, technology law and data privacy in the fast evolving fintech, crypto and software-as-a-service (SaaS) spaces.

David has been called upon on Canada’s Standing Committee on Finance (FINA) to provide insight on crypto-assets and blockchain within its review of the PCMLTFA, and has, since then, made submissions before the OSC, CSA/IIROC, IOSCO and most recently before the Financial Stability Board (FSB).

As a lawyer and member of the Québec Bar, David and members of the Durand Lawyers team have represented clients in various contract negotiations and transactions, as well as before different Courts, including the Québec Court of Appeal, the Superior Court of Quebec and numerous administrative tribunals.

Prior to founding Durand Lawyers, worked in top-tier IP boutique firms, based in Toronto and Montréal, as well as in the pharmaceutical industry.

“I am proud to be joining the NCFA Advisory Group and look forward to contributing our insights to the association in the fast-evolving FinTech and crypto-asset space. Promoting and supporting technological advancements as well as balanced regulatory environment are key to making Canada a go-to destination for FinTech innovation.” – Me David Durand

“David brings a tremendous amount of bench strength in the areas of fintech innovation and advocacy, and we’re excited to have him join NCFA and contribute his depth of knowledge for the benefit of advancing fintech innovation in Canada.” – Craig Asano, CEO & Founder, NCFA

About NCFA

The National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association (NCFA) is a financial innovation ecosystem that provides education, market intelligence, industry stewardship, networking and funding opportunities and services to thousands of community members and works closely with industry, government, partners and affiliates to create a vibrant and innovative fintech and funding industry in Canada. Decentralized and distributed, NCFA is engaged with global stakeholders and helps incubate projects and investment in fintech, alternative finance, crowdfunding, peer-to-peer finance, payments, digital assets and tokens, blockchain, cryptocurrency, regtech, and insurtech sectors. For more information, please visit:  https://ncfacanada.org/

About Durand Lawyers

Durand Lawyers brings Law & Business Together. We are a law and business advisory firm specialized in intellectual property, business strategy, as well as civil and corporate law. We are uniquely positioned to help clients in emerging technology industries including SaaS and FinTech. For more information visit our website at www.durand-lex.com.

Source: NCFA

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Michelle Beyo, Founder and CEO of Finavator Joins the National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association of Canada’s Advisory Group

NCFA Canada | Craig Asano | July 28, 2020

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Michelle Beyo, Advisor, Payments and Financial Inclusivity

TORONTO, JUL 28, 2020 – The National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association of Canada (NCFA) today announced that Michelle Beyo, Founder and CEO of Finavator, has joined the Association`s growing Advisory Group to advise on the areas of payments and financial inclusivity.

Michelle Beyo is Founder & CEO of Finavator INC, Money2020 RiseUp Alumni, WomeninPayments Global Console & Award Committee Member, FinTech Advisor, CPPO Member, Amazon Prime Docu-Series Associate Producer and Participate on season two of The Social Movement.

Michelle started Finavator as she is passionate about payments & financial inclusion. Her background in Telecoms, E-commerce, Prepaid and Loyalty programs nurtures her passion for the world of tech. She has 20 years of extensive industry experience driving innovation across the retail and payments industry. Her most recent roles were as Chief Client Officer for a Blockchain startup focused on consent-based data sharing, Senior Director of Sales and Marketing at InComm, and Director of Loyalty Solutions for Aeroplan Division at International Marketing Company.

Her company, Finavator (www.finavator.com), helps Enterprise and Fintech companies present their customers with innovative payment and digital services. Finavator's team has experience and expertise in Payments, Open Banking, Prepaid Solutions, ISO 20022, Challenger Banks, , Affiliate Marketing, Micro Loans, E-Commerce, Rewards and Loyalty Solutions.

"I am excited to be joining the National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association as an advisor at this critical time in the fintech industry. We all need to work together to push for Open Banking as it can help drive innovation and competition which will enable consumers to have more affordable services as the pandemic continues to cause uncertainty. Much of my work with clients is around how they can better serve their customers and I am thrilled to be an advisor to the NCFA as they play a key role in advancing the Canadian Fintech Ecosystem.”  -- Michelle Beyo, Founder and CEO, Finavator

“We’re thrilled to have Michelle join the Association who is perfectly aligned with many of NCFA’s values from financial inclusivity to collaboration and partnerships.  Michelle is a real activator and we welcome her positive energy and look forward to her contributions as a Finavator!” – Craig Asano, Founder and CEO, NCFA

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About National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association of Canada

The National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association of Canada (NCFA Canada) is a non-profit financial innovation ecosystem that provides education, market intelligence, industry stewardship, networking and funding opportunities and services to thousands of community members and works closely with industry, government, partners, and affiliates to create a vibrant and innovative fintech and funding industry in Canada.

For more information, please visit:  www.ncfacanada.org

About Finavator

Finavator is an award-winning Payments & Fintech consultancy in Toronto focused on offering digital innovation solutions. Finavator helps Enterprise and Fintech companies present their customers with innovative payment and digital services which place the consumer first. Our team has expertise in Payments, Open Banking, Prepaid Solutions, ISO 20022, Challenger Banks, E-Commerce, Affiliate Marketing, Micro Loans, Rewards and Loyalty.

Connect with our team to find out how we can help your business www.finavator.com

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Craig Asano
Founder and CEO
NCFA Canada
casano@ncfacanada.org


 

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FFCON20 DIGITAL Attendees to Receive Exclusive Digital Icon and Early Access to Liquid Avatar

NCFA and FFCON20 | Release | July 8, 2020

FFCON20 Liquid Avatar pin resize - FFCON20 DIGITAL Attendees to Receive Exclusive Digital Icon and Early Access to Liquid AvatarTORONTO — July 8, 2020 — The National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association (NCFA), Toronto Finance International (TFI), and partners are pleased to announce that together with their sponsor, KABN Systems North America Inc. (“KABN”), attendees of FFCON20 DIGITAL, taking place from July 9 through August 27 inclusive, will receive an exclusive Liquid Avatar FFCON 20 iconic digital pin to celebrate their attendance at the event.

The FFCON20 digital pin is the first event pin offered by Liquid Avatar (www.liquidavatar.com) in support of its new app to power users to verify, manage and monetize their digital identity.

Liquid Avatar, a KABN product offering, provides users with the ability to verify, manage and control their digital identity through an easy to use app or web page. Using high quality icons, users can create their digital identity and verify themselves using KABN’s bank grade validation process and biometrics, supported by Blockchain technologies.

“We’re honored to be able to present our first Liquid Avatar event pin at FFCON 20 DIGITAL,” said Mr. Ben Kessler, CEO – KABN. “Liquid Avatar gives users control over the use of their digital identity and data providing them with the ability to share what they want, when they want and with whom they want, easily and efficiently, while protecting the use of their digital assets.”

Liquid Avatar creates a re-usable, always on, verified digital identity that can be used, together with the app’s “wallet” and “keyrings” for current and future digital credentials and to manage private and public data. Liquid Avatar is built to support a wide range of digital credentials, wallets and authentication processes, creating a potentially agnostic authenticated storage environment for the user.

“We’re very excited to work with the KABN team to provide attendees with the inaugural Liquid Avatar event pin with potential future value offerings from NCFA and its partners, and to commemorate FFCON20 DIGITAL, and what a transformative year 2020 has been for the digital economy and those on the RISE,” said Craig Asano, Founder and CEO – NCFA Canada. “Users will be able to claim their digital pin and gain early access to the Liquid Avatar app.”

KABN will be presenting Digital Identity and Convergence Marketplaces, as part of the FFCON20 DIGITAL programme on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 2 pm Eastern. Attendees of that event will get additional Liquid Avatar rewards.

See:  Get tickets to FFCON20: DIGITAL RISE July 9 - August 27

 

Now in its 6th year, FFCON20 will be an online experience bringing together prominent industry experts, entrepreneurs, professionals, regulatory bodies and ecosystem stakeholders in fintech, digital identity, blockchain, crypto, AI, capital markets innovation and alternative finance to discuss innovation and Canada’s ability to compete and scale globally, the latest industry developments and emerging trends, regulation and thought leadership.

The theme of this year’s conference is ‘RISE’ reflecting the joint efforts of the two associations, NCFA and TFI, to build and increase the success and sustainability of Canada’s fintech and financial sector.

The Programme

Tickets include access to all eight weeks of FFCON20 DIGITAL

  • July 09: FFCON20 Kickoff | Scaling FinTech Funding, Innovation & Competition
  • July 16: Digital Banking, Open X, Future of PayTech
  • July 23: Sustainable Finance
  • July 30: Leadership & Adaptability
  • August 06: Digital Identity and Convergence Marketplaces
  • August 13: Currency Wars & The Rise of DeFi
  • August 20: Ai in FinTech: biased and in need of regulation?
  • August 27: The Biggest Debates in Fintech and Fintech Draft Finals | Official Close of FFCON20

The agenda can be accessed on the programme page.

Our Partners and Speakers

Some notable companies involved include: Exponential, KABN NA, Mavennet, The Finanser, eThereLive, The Top Floor, EQbank, CACHEFLO, Consilium Crypto, DUCA Impact Lab, Deloitte, FundRazr, Holt Accelerator, Lending Loop, Metaverse Foundation, Ledn, Portag3 Ventures, Senate of Canada, LQwD Financial Corp., Accenture, Clearbanc, Bitvo, Singularity Media, Northmark Ventures, Luge Capital, Crowdfund Capital Advisors, Engaiz, Finnovate.io, Senso, FundRazr, Brainfluence, Foxquiilt and Zensurance. The growing list of speakers can be found at the conference speaker page.

Registration Now Open

Registration for FFCON20 DIGITAL is open and tickets are available to one or all 8 weeks in the FFCON20 DIGITAL weekly event series and can be purchased at https://fintechandfunding.com/tickets/.

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About the NCFA

The National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association (NCFA) is a financial innovation ecosystem that provides education, market intelligence, industry stewardship, networking and funding opportunities and services to thousands of community members and works closely with industry, government, partners and affiliates to create a vibrant and innovative fintech and funding industry in Canada. Decentralized and distributed, NCFA is engaged with global stakeholders and helps incubate projects and investment in fintech, alternative finance, crowdfunding, peer-to-peer finance, payments, digital assets and tokens, blockchain and cryptocurrency, Regtech, and Insuretech sectors. To learn more about NCFA visit www.ncfacanada.org

About Toronto Finance International

Toronto Finance International (TFI) is a public-private partnership between Canada’s three levels of government, the financial services sector and academia. TFI’s mission is to lead collective action that drives the competitiveness and growth of Toronto’s financial sector and establishes its prominence as a leading international financial centre. For more information, please visit: www.tfi.ca

About KABN Systems North America Inc.

KABN Systems North America Inc. focuses on the verification, management and monetization of digital identity, empowering users to control and benefit from its use of their online identity. KABN propriety technology suite includes 4 key products:

KABN ID is an Always On, biometric and blockchain based digital identity validation and verification platform allowing users to continuously and confidently prove themselves throughout the online community.

Liquid Avatar allows users to create high quality digital icons representing their online personas. These icons, in conjunction with KABN ID, allows users to use Liquid Avatars to share public and permission based private data when they want and with whom they want. www.liquidavatar.com

KABN Card is a Visa approved prepaid card program allowing users to manage both digital and fiat currencies and earn cashback and other loyalty incentives.

KABN KASH is a cashback, loyalty and engagement program that powers the KABN revenue ecosystem.

KABN provides its products and services at no cost to consumers and generates revenues through permission-based partner programs.

KABN Systems North America Inc. is the operating division of KABN Systems NA Holdings Corp., a publicly traded on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the symbol: KABN

For more information, please visit www.kabnnaholdco.com or www.kabnsystemsna.com

About FFCON

FFCON20 (2020 Fintech and Financing Conference) is an annual conference hosted by Canada’s National Crowdfunding and Fintech Association (NCFA). Now in its sixth year, FFCON20, held in association with Toronto Finance International, will bring together professionals and innovators in fintech, open banking, digital identity, blockchain, cryptocurrency, AI, capital markets innovation, sustainable and alternative finance. Further information about the conference can be found at www.fintechandfunding.com

FFCON20 Contacts

Craig Asano
Founder and CEO, NCFA
casano@ncfacanada.org
(416) 618-0254

Partnership Inquiries
Lauren Linton
Advisor, NCFA
lauren@ncfacanada.org
(416) 569-4349

Media Contact
Michele McDermott-Fox
The Top Floor Public Relations
pr@thetopflooragency.com
(905) 379-1893

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