Webcast (Feb 21, 2014): Experts Panel Discussion Equity Crowdfunding and Market Trends


NCFA Canada | Craig Asano | Feb 12, 2014

Webinar Series - Learn from the Experts

Event Host:

The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada

Sponsored by:

NCFA Platinum sponsor

NCFA Gold sponsor

Registration Details:

Date: Friday February 21, 2014

Time: 12pm – 1pm EST

Format: Moderated panel discussion (online webinar)

Price:  Free for members; Optional donation for Non-members (or Join today…)


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* A webinar link (TBD) will be emailed to everyone who registers for this webinar with detailed instructions on how to join and participate.

* If you have specific questions that you would like addressed by a panel of crowdfunding experts, please email them ahead of time to

* This webinar is part of a series of webinars sponsored by NCFA Canada and partners.

* There are a limited number of tickets available.


Who Should Attend?

This is an educational webinar for those interested in staying current with financial trends, market updates/innovations and equity crowdfunding regulations targeting portals, SMEs, startups, angel investors, VCs, accountants, lawyers and other industry providers.

Webinar Overview:

Ever since the Jobs Act was announced in 2010, equity crowdfunding has gained interest from all industries – so much in fact that “crowdfunding” searches on Google recently outnumbered that of “venture capital”. We’ve seen the success of well-known campaigns such as the Pebble Watch and the economic benefits in terms of GDP; however, where is this exciting movement/industry/trend heading? Join NCFA Canada and special guests as we discuss growing trends and the future outlook for global crowdfunding in 2014, including discussion topics as:

  • Market Updates:  How is crowdfunding disrupting traditional sources of funding in industries including venture capital, social enterprise and government?
  • How have technological trends such as social media, mobile, and cloud computing impacted the growth of crowdfunding? (i.e. FundRazr’s cFaaST Technology)
  • The evolution of debt and equity crowdfunding in the US, including title II and title III models
  • Emerging equity crowdfunding regulations in Canada and future outlook



12:00 - 12:45pm EST:  Panel Discussion

12:45pm - 1:00pm EST:  Q&A

* May extend Q&A time permitting



Craig Asano Founder and Executive Director NCFA CanadaThis discussion panel will be moderated by Craig Asano, Founder and Executive Director of NCFA Canada and includes diverse perspectives from the following industry experts, including crowdfunding portal operators, entrepreneurs, consultants, and lawyers:



Daryl Hatton

Daryl Hatton, Founder/CEO of FundRazr, Canada's largest crowdfunding platform, has 30 years of industry experience and a passion for building companies from the ground up.  One of his earliest ventures had a successful NASDAQ IPO in 1999.  Over $200 million in software and services have been sold from products directly related to Daryl's vision.  He serves as a board member and mentor to a number of start-ups and works as a social media product advisor to PayPal.  FundRazr was named Most Promising Start-up at the 2013 BCTIA Technology Impact Awards.

Christopher Charlesworth holds an MBA from the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, The University of Toronto, and an Honours Bachelor of Political Science from The University of Western Ontario. Christopher worked as a management consultant in Indonesia, Canada, and the United States across several practice areas, including financial services, marketing, and social media. As Co-Founder of HiveWire Christopher supervises the deal-flow and sales pipeline, and is also responsible for strategic partnerships. He publicly advocates for the wider adoption of crowdfunding within the Canadian context.

Alixe Cormick Venture Law Corporation

Alixe Cormick  is the founder of Venture Law Corporation in Vancouver, BC and concentrates her legal practice in the areas of initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, reverse takeovers, capital pool corporations, qualifying transactions, mergers & acquisitions, secondary listings and exempt market financings.  Alixe has assisted over 150 companies list on stock exchanges and trading boards in North America, registered four broker dealers in Canada and has acted as outside legal counsel to three Canadian mutual funds. She is also an active angel investor and speaker at several conferences in Canada discussing the legal aspects of crowdfunding.

Myles HardingMyles Harding is the President of Inline Reference Check, the premier pre-employment screening and background checking company in Canada.  Formed in 1997, and with over 35,000 completed files, Inline Reference Check’s veteran staff perform in depth, professional, reference, retention, exit interviews and due diligence at the highest level of service.  Inline Reference Check specializes in Reference Interviews, Criminal Record Checks, Credit Inquiries, Education Verification, and Employment Verification throughout North America.

Lyn Blanchard Creekstone ConsultingLyn Blanchard is President of Creekstone Consulting Inc., a management consulting company that supports clients in the areas of strategic planning, alliance creation, business development and financing. She is a frequent speaker and author on topics associated with innovation, crowdfunding and entrepreneurship. Her passion is to help companies grow to the next level of success.  Lyn is the creator of “Krush – Crowdfunding with Heart”. A mentor, advisor and active entrepreneur, Lyn has a passion to help small businesses and start-up companies make their dreams a reality. With her experience and insights in raising capital, Lyn has developed tools, templates, insights and processes to help entrepreneurs get the funds they need to succeed.

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