Toronto Event (April 3, 2014): Inspire the Crowd: The Rise of Crowdfunding

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Toronto Lawyers Association | Chris Hope | March 28, 2014

Toronto lawyers association

Thursday, April 3, 2014

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

(Registration at 5:15 p.m.)

TLA Lawyers Lounge, 2nd Floor, 361 University Avenue Court House

Crowdfunding allows groups of people to pool their resources as donors or micro angel investors for the purpose of financing specialized goods or materials. Thanks to the reach of the Internet and the popularity of sites such as indieGoGo and Kickstarter, the past year has seen an explosion of global crowdfunding initiatives.   As simple as the basic concept of crowdfunding seems, in practice it is fraught with legal, ethical and regulatory pitfalls. As this trend rapidly becomes a widely employed tool in the development of the small business sector, it is critical that all business lawyers familiarize themselves with the forms and pitfalls of crowdfunding.  In this Nutshell, you will learn about:
  • Types of crowdfunding and the benefits/pitfalls of each
  • The current regulatory position of the OSC
  • Vulnerability of crowdfunding to fraud
  • Risks to IP rights that crowdfunding poses
Speakers: 
Chris Hope, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
Jason Leung, TLA Trustee
Rick Whiler, Ontario Securities Commission
Moderator:  Jason Leung, TLA Trustee
Online registration is available until: 4/2/2014

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