Event Toronto (Feb 12, 2013): Crowdfunding in the Canadian Context

When: February 12, 2013
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: The National Club
303 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario
Contact: Elena Mazur (emazur@emdacanada.com)
Registration Information
Online registration is available until: 12/02/2013




Due to an overwhelming response in RSVPs we are moving to the larger venue!
The event will now take place at the National Club in Toronto

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The National Club
Main Dining Room
303 Bay Street, Toronto, ON

Location for the cocktail reception from 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM:
The National Club
Marconi Lounge
303 Bay Street, Toronto, ON


Exempt Market Dealers Association of Canada (EMDA), in partnership with the Canada’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA), invites you to attend CROWDFUNDING in the CANADIAN CONTEXT on February 12, 2013.Crowdfunding represents a new part of the capital-raising ecosystem and is being seriously considered by securities regulators in Canada, along with the other new capital raising prospectus exemptions.

On December 14, 2012, the Ontario Securities Commission published its concept proposal titled OSC Staff Consultation Paper 45-710 – Considerations for New Capital Raising Prospectus Exemptions, which you can review here.To engage our respective members in a discussion on the key issues, and to help prepare our respective responses to regulators, CVCA and EMDA have joined together to bring you this unique event.Please forward this event invitation to your industry contacts interested in the event.

Who should attend:
- professionals in private equity, venture capital, corporate finance industries
- lawyers, entrepreneurs, exempt market dealers, investment bankers


Time Speakers & BIOs
1:00 PM

Opening Remarks
Brian Koscak
Exempt Market Dealers Association of Canada
Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
Richard Remillard
Executive Director
Canada's Venture Capital and Private Equity Association
1:10 PM
Crowdfunding 101 – The Basics
CEO & Co-Founder
SalesChoice(SC) Inc.
1:40 PM

Crowdfunding in the United States

  • The Crowdfunding framework under the JOBs Act
  • SEC/FINRA regulatory update
  • U.S. industry perspectives (issuers, portals, angels, venture capitalists and broker dealers)
  • Opportunities for selling securities over the Internet in the United States
Douglas Ellenoff
Ellenoff, Grossman & Schole LLP New York, New York
2:40 PM
An Equity Crowdfunding Framework for Canada
  • The ecosystem of capital raising in Canada
  • Selling securities on the internet under existing Canadian securities laws
  • The OSC’s proposed Equity Crowdfunding framework (investors, issuers and funding portals)
  • The Canadian Securities Administrators blanket orders under the Offering Memorandum Exemption to legalize Equity Crowdfunding
  • Reconciling different regulatory perspectives and next steps
Brian Koscak
Exempt Market Dealers Association of Canada
Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
Peter Dunne
Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
Michael Brown
Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
3:40 PM
4:00 PM
Industry Perspectives on Equity Crowdfunding
MODERATOR:David Kaufman
President and Chief Executive Officer
Westcourt Capital Corporation

Venture Capital and Private Equity Perspective

Sunil Sharma
Managing Director
and "Chief Connector"
Extreme Startups

Attracting Talent to Entrepreneurship Perspective

Stephen Harrington
Senior Consultant

Exempt Market Dealer and Investment Banking Perspective

Jacoline Loewen
Exempt Market Dealers Association of Canada
Crosbie & Company Inc.

Entrepreneur Perspective

Vicki Saunders
Senior Advisor
MaRS Discovery District

Crowdfunding Portal and Angel Perspectives

Antonio Arias
President, Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Healthy Crowdfunder Corp.

5:00 PM Cocktails & Conversations


EMDA or CVCA Members: $25 + HSTNote: If you are CVCA Member, please contact Elena Mazur at emazur@emdacanada.com to receive a special promo code. Thank you!
Non-Members: $35 + HST
Space is limited.Online registration is available until: 12/02/2013Register for this event »