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[VanFUNDING 2017, NOV 28]: Blockchain Fintech Conference + RegTech Hackathon (Vancouver)

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NCFA Canada | Team #VF2017 | Oct 5, 2017

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VANCOUVER, BC – October 5, 2017 – In less than two months, the National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA) will be hosting the 3rd annual VanFUNDING 2017, an immersive full day financial innovation forum and premier hackathon on Nov 28 in downtown Vancouver at SFU's Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue.

VanFUNDING 2017 is the leading Blockchain and Fintech educational conference dedicated to igniting online and alternative finance markets in Canada providing opportunities for startups and scaleups seeking to accelerate access to private capital markets, investors, and partners to expand their networks.  In addition to prime networking and leading educational series, the conference is expanding to include a 1 day hackathon to provide opportunities for Blockchain RegTech and Fintech startups (stealth) seeking business and technical mentorship, partners, and opportunities for investment in a 'business concept' sprint with winning companies pitching to prominent judges for feedback and prizes.

The 2017 agenda covers the hottest topics from Blockchain smart contracts and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) to the latest developments, emerging regulations, new business models and opportunities in PeerToPeer (P2P) crowdfinance, fintech, alternative finance, cryptocurrencies, artificial intelligence applications, and global financial marketplaces.

Looking for massive disruption and globally expanding markets?

'Crowdsales', Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and tokens represent the next generation of Crowdfinance and P2P online capital and community aggregation having raised in excess of $1 billion in the first half of 2017. ICOs are fully digital offers that are designed and sold using the protocols of smart contract technology inherent on public blockchains such as Ethereum that are quickly evolving.  With new crowdfunding regulations and an explosion of blockchain technology and initial coin offerings powering cryptoeconomics and  continued strong investor appetite for innovative fintech companies, 2017 is a new wave of financial innovation and tipping point full of opportunity as markets coalesce globally for a piece of the action, however with new potential and growth comes new challenges and risks.

VanFUNDING 2017 will feature a prominent keynote, 'Stories from the Edge', leading start-ups and industry participant VF2017 Nov 28 Morris J Wosk Centre resize 1024x640 - [VanFUNDING 2017, NOV 28]:  Blockchain Fintech Conference + RegTech Hackathon (Vancouver)experts in a unique 'UN-style' venue selected to promote interactive dialogue and discussion.  Combined with workshops and a 'business concept' hackathon there are opportunities for the entire venture funding ecosystem from companies to policy makers and start-ups to enterprise.  Other vital capital innovation topics will cover international developments, perk/rewards, lending, equity, royalty, market provisioning and infrastructure; investor marketing, leadership culture, cyber security and legal and financial considerations.

Get involved with VanFUNDING 2017! 

  • Are you a leading financial innovator, investor or a blockchain rock star? Apply to speak here; or
  • Build your brand’s profile, gain access and help shape the industry (view Partnership Opportunities); or
  • Help make the event day outstanding, apply to volunteer here; or
  • Media passes are available for accredited media representatives.

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The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA Canada) is a cross-Canada non-profit actively engaged with both investment and social crowdfunding, blockchain ICO, alternative finance, fintech, P2P and online investing stakeholders across the country.  NCFA Canada provides education, research, leadership, support, and networking opportunities to over 1600+ members and works closely with industry, government, academia, community and eco-system partners and affiliates to create a vibrant and innovative online financing industry in Canada.  Learn more About Us or visit

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