FFCON21 Breaking Barriers May 11-13, 2021

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FFCON20 DIGITAL:  RISE (Jul 9 - Aug 27, 2020)

100+ Speakers, 60+ Sessions, Pitching, Thought Leadership

 

Companies, Investors, Regulators, Key Innovation Stakeholders

Experience | Program | Speakers | Partners | Pitching | Recordings

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ANNUAL SUMMER KICKOFF NETWORKING BASH!

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5th Annual 2019 Fintech & Financing Conference:  FEARLESS

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ON-SITE INTERVIEWS

THANKS FOR ANOTHER AWESOME 4th VanFUNDING CONFERENCE VANCOUVER!

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THANKS FOR ANOTHER GREAT EVENT - SOLD OUT!

AND OFFICIALLY KICKING OFF THE SUMMER!

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4th ANNUAL CONFERENCE MARCH 5-6, TORONTO

THANKS FOR AN AMAZING SOLD OUT EVENT!

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THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT!

VANCOUVER NOV 28:  GOING MAINSTREAM

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TORONTO EVENT NOV 16 (3-6pm)

Crowdfunding + Blockchain = ICOs in Focus

REGISTRATION SOLD OUT!!

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Thanks for another AWESOME Sold Out Capacity Crowd!

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3rd Annual CCS2017 'Fintech & Funding' Conference

A Great Success!  Thanks for everyone's support!

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Website:  Crowdfundingsummit.ca/CCS2017/


Thanks to all partners, organizers, attendees and volunteers for making the 2nd Annual VanFUNDING Fintech Crowdfunding Conference a Success!

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June 9, 2016:  Rapid fire Crowdfunding Opps for Advisors

Thanks to the DMZ and Trinity Compliance Partners!

Regulators providing Guidelines on How to Register as a Funding Portal (more photos)

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Jun 1:  Summer Officially 'Kicked Off' !

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THANKS TO ALL PARTICIPANTS

For making CCS2016 another SELL OUT SUCCESS! 

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View Hon. Charles Sousa's Opening Speech

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Thanks YYC for a SOLD OUT Calgary Crowdfunding Bootcamp on Dec. 3!

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Get VanFUNDED Sep 29!  (Equity, Debt, Rewards and Fintech)

Thanks Vancouver for the SOLD OUT event!  (View photos)

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MPP, Hon. Brad Duguid Officially Opens the Inaugural 2015 Canadian Crowdfunding Summit on March 3, 2015 at MaRS Discovery to a sell out crowd. 

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Check out our May 28 Networking Crowd & Rooftop Venue!

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NCFA Jan 2018 resize - NCFA Post-event Photos, Decks and Links 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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Apr 12, 2021 One of the most difficult things about real estate recruiting is finding an effective technique. You’re competing with hundreds of other recruiting companies and brokerages, so you really need to step up your efforts. If you’re running out of recruiting real estate agents ideas, you can rely on a trusted method: email. It might seem a little too “old school” in the era of apps and social media, but email actually remains to be an effective communications tool and recruitment platform. The key is to find a formula that works. When crafted without specific intent, an email can easily become an impersonal message. With the right components, on the other hand, it can transform your recruitment efforts. That said, here are some things that you have to include in an effective real estate recruiting email: A Non-Spammy Subject Line If your recruitment email goes unread, then you’ve already lost the battle. As such, the first thing you need to make sure of is that the recipient opens your message. You can do this by crafting a subject line that sounds “legit.” Avoid fantastical, too-good-to-be-true statements. Some of the phrases you want to ditch are “once in a ...
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ComplianceX | Jack J. Kelly | Apr 12, 2021 The pending Coinbase direct listing, scheduled for Wednesday on the Nasdaq under the symbol COIN, is exciting a broad base of the investment community outside the usual cryptocurrency crowd. “Coinbase is going to blow people’s minds,” said Matt Hougan, chief investment officer at Bitwise Asset Management, which pioneered the first cryptocurrency index fund. “I think it’s going to force traditional finance to wrestle with the phenomenal growth that is taking place in crypto.” It’s not hard to understand why. Coinbase is likely the biggest beneficiary of the cryptocurrency revival. It had 56 million verified users, with $1.8 billion in revenues in the first quarter alone, and a value that could be anywhere from $50 billion to $100 billion. That is an extraordinary valuation for an exchange of any type. By contrast, Intercontinental Exchange, which runs the New York Stock Exchange, has a market cap of $65 billion, while Nasdaq has a market cap of $25 billion. See:  The Under-Appreciated Significance of Coinbase Going Public That kind of valuation is getting the investment community — and particularly exchange-traded fund investors — very excited. Biggest crypto pure play Crypto assets have had the same problem that other hot commodities ...
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Guest Post | April 12, 2021 Robinhood is a US-based digital stockbroker and trading app that experienced exponential growth over the past few years. The company is on a mission to democratize investing by making the stock market accessible to all. To help with its purpose, Robinhood introduced zero-commission stock trades way back in 2013. Unfortunately for Canadian investors looking to build their savings, Robinhood is not available to them. There is no indication that Robinhood along with rivals like eToro will make their way up north anytime soon. In the meantime, the battle of Canadian brokers pits legacy and old-school institutions against newer-age online platforms. For example, this BMO Investorline vs Questrade guide compares and contrasts BMO’s brokerage service that was launched in 1988 with Questrade’s service that was launched just in time for the new century. Why Isn’t Robinhood Available In Canada? Robinhood Co-Founder and Co-CEO Baiju Bhatt said in a Reddit AMA in 2019 the company paused in 2016 all plans related to market expansion. Robinhood cited the surprising Brexit outcome and corresponding market uncertainty in its decision to focus exclusively on the US market. By July 2020, Robinhood confirmed all international expansion plans are no longer ...
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Sifted | Freya Pratty | Apr 8, 2021 No code means the people who understand a problem the most are the ones devising its solution, says no code startup Tines. No code — tech that helps people develop software without the need for code — is having a moment. It’s projected that no code companies will be worth a collective $21bn by 2022; compared to the $3.5bn they were worth in 2017. Emblematic of the trend is Tines, a startup based in Dublin that runs a no code platform helping to automate security work. Tines has just raised a $26m Series B round, led by Addition and including participation from Accel and Blossom Capital. See:  How to Think About Your Business Model and Pitch It to Investors Tines cofounder Eoin Hinchy says no code has the potential to make significant changes to the way we work: from giving a more diverse range of key skillsets, to freeing up staff time and ensuring the people who know most about a problem are the ones devising its solution. Excel is the original no code platform, he says. It’s a platform that enables anyone to create a spreadsheet, with no coding or software development ...
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Brookings | Darrell West | Apr 2, 2021 In our Brookings Press book, Turning Point: Policymaking in the Era of Artificial Intelligence published last year, John Allen and I note the backlash against technology that has reduced public support for many things digital. As an illustration, Pew Research Center surveys show people are worried about privacy intrusions, cybersecurity risks, and misinformation campaigns. Many individuals think the pace of technological change is advancing too rapidly and it is hard to distinguish fake from actual phenomena. Now a new Edelman Trust Barometer poll shows how much more widely this “techlash” has spread. In the United States, trust in the technology sector has fallen from 78% in 2012 to 57% in 2021. Globally, tech sector trust has dropped from 77% to 68% during that time. In less than a decade, according to that firm, the public has grown far more suspicious about misinformation, personal privacy, 5G networks, and AI bias, among other things. The decline of public trust in the technology sector has profound consequences for how people view digitization and options for government oversight and regulation. The precipitous drop over the past year is noteworthy because of the crucial role technology has ...
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Investor Wire | Jonathan Keim | April 10, 2021 FFCON21: Breaking Barriers May 11-13 The 2021 Fintech & Financing Conference and Expo (#FFCON21) is scheduled May 11-13 Global virtual conference streamed from Toronto, the hub of Canada’s developing fintech ecosystem, but presented online due to pandemic concerns 50-plus speakers with expert insights planned Networking opportunities to connect one-to-one with peers and experts Draft pitching competition to gain attention for business brand (as well as prizes) The 7th Fintech & Financing Conference and Expo will be held for global participants virtually from May 11-13, 2021.  Originating in Toronto, FFCON21 has grown from a basic collaboration between entrepreneurs and big businesses intent on driving change into a thriving gathering of fintech, blockchain, crypto, digital banking, AI, payments, wealthtech, regtech, alternative finance stakeholders and global participants with a love for Canada’s fintech ecosystem. In its seventh year, the 2021 gathering (#FFCON21) has been adapted to the health security needs of attendees during the present global pandemic, offering exclusive online access to a three-day collection of educational courses, networking opportunities, pitch competitions, e-booth demos and an auction for charity.  The conference will take place May 11 to 13, still celebrating its place within Canada’s ...
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Blockchain News | Shine Li | Apr 7, 2021 Ripple was granted access to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s internal documents pertaining to the agency’s interpretation and views on cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ether. Bitcoin and Ether documents relevant to XRP case In the United States, Bitcoin and Ethereum (ETH) are classified as non-securities and are regulated more as commodities. Ripple’s native cryptocurrency XRP has failed to gain a similar status in the US however, with the SEC pursuing Ripple for $1.3 billion in unregistered digital asset securities. See:  Ripple Pilots a Private Ledger for Central Banks Launching CBDCs The conclusion of yesterday’s discovery hearing was that defendants’ motion to access SEC’s internal documents on crypto was granted “in large part.” This means that the SEC will have to share internal and external documents related to the agency’s stance on cryptocurrencies. Staff-to-staff email communications are exempted from discovery, however. Matthew Solomon, who acts as Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse’s lawyer in the case, said that it may be “game over” for the Securities and Exchange Commission’s lawsuit, once evidence on how XRP has been deemed similar to Bitcoin and Ether is uncovered. Additionally, with the SEC taking eight years before ...
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BNN Bloomberg | Joanna Ossinger | Apr 6, 2021 The cryptocurrency entrepreneur who spent more than US$69 million for a piece of digital art has a message for speculative buyers of non-fungible tokens: be prepared to lose your money. Vignesh Sundaresan, also known by the online moniker MetaKovan, vaulted into the spotlight last month after paying a record-breaking sum for the NFT of Beeple’s “Everydays: The First 5,000 Days.” As Sundaresan tells it, his motivation wasn’t to make money but to support the artist and showcase the technology. Anyone trying to profit from NFTs is “taking a huge risk,” he said in a video interview. “It’s even crazier than investing in crypto.” The comments may raise eyebrows coming from someone who made his fortune in cryptocurrencies and has done more than perhaps anyone else to fuel the mania surrounding NFTs with big-ticket purchases of digital art. But it’s also hard to argue with Sundaresan’s warning: Average prices for NFTs tracked by Nonfungible.com tumbled almost 70 per cent from a peak in February through early April. See:  After you die what happens to your digital assets and NFTs? B.20, a token created by Sundaresan to enable “shared ownership of an open ...
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Financial Post| Bianca Bharti | Apr 5, 2021 There is no reason why Canada couldn't be the global hub of innovation' Canada needs to foster companies that can compete on a global scale if it wants to build a sustainable technology ecosystem, according to the incoming chief executive of one of the country’s top tech incubators. Chris Albinson, a Canadian venture capitalist who has spent the better part of two decades in California, was on Monday named the next head of Communitech, the Waterloo-based incubator that has more than 1,600 member companies. A Kingston, Ont.-native, Albinson helped build the C100 network in Silicon Valley, a who’s who of Canadian technology leaders who came together to encourage collaboration and growth. “To have a healthy ecosystem, you need big trees,” Albinson said in a recent interview with the Financial Post. “We need more big trees, otherwise, when the storms come through, stuff gets wiped out.” See:  4 Ways the Startup Landscape Will Shift in 2021 In Canada, that means more companies like Shopify. Albinson says the time is especially ripe for Canada to establish itself as a formidable player, in part due to the pandemic. Remote work has caused some companies to ...
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