Technicity 2012: Crowdfunding Opportunities: Register Today

A Special Invite from the desk of CATA’s CEO, John Reid, to attend an important Crowdfunding event at Technicity 2012 in Toronto (The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library – 789 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor) on November 29th.  Register below today.

Dear Community Executives

Please join us at Technicity 2012 as our guest on November 29th for a discussion about how to move forward with the world’s most innovation approach to equity funding: Crowdfunding.

Guest moderator is Cindy Gordon, one of the key Advisors for the CATA National Leadership Council established to advance advocacy critical to enterprise growth in Canada and innovation in our communities.

Take a few minutes now to listen to a recent CTV Interview of Ms. Gordon on the Pattie-Lovett Reid Show for a primer on Crowdfunding and then review the Agenda and Register for Technicity 2012. 

Agenda

“Crowdfunding investing is the innovative use of technology and social media to raise equity or debt from online portals to support early stage companies”

 7:30 – 8:30 – Registration and Networking Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45 – Welcome and Opening Remarks

 Councillor Shelley Carroll Vice-Chair, Economic Development Committee, City of Toronto
Dr. Cindy Gordon National Chair Invest CrowdFund Canada; CEO, Helix Commerce International and Co–Founder, Sales Choice

8:45 – 9:00 – State of the Nation

Fawn Annan, President and Group Publisher IT World Canada

9:00 – 9:30 – The Success of Equity Crowdfunding in the UK

Darren Westlake, CEO & Co-founder CrowdCube

9:30 – 10:30 – Panel Discussion: "Why Should Crowdfunding be Legalized in Ontario?"

 Moderator:
Dr. Cindy Gordon, National Chair Invest CrowdFund Canada; CEO, Helix Commerce International and Co–Founder, Sales Choice
Panelists:
Peter Aceto, President and Chief Executive Officer, ING Direct
Andrea Johnson, Partner, FMC Partner
Dr. Richard Reiner, Founding Partner Stratus Capital,(Board Director Maple Leaf Angels, CEO/Founder)
Adam Spence, Founder, Social Venture Exchange, MARS
Darren Westlake, CEO, CrowdCube

10:30 – 10:45 - Refreshment Break

10:45 - 11:45 – Group Table Dialogue: "What Are The Benefits and Concerns of Crowdfunding?"

 Moderator: Brian Koscak, Chair of the Market Exemption Dealers Association

11:45 – 12:00 – Wrap Up and Closing Remarks

 Dr. Cindy Gordon, National Chair Invest CrowdFund Canada; CEO, Helix Commerce International and Co–Founder, Sales Choice
Fawn Annan, President and Group Publisher, IT World Canada
Rob Berry, Manager, Sector and Strategic Partnerships, City of Toronto

12:00 – Program Closes

++ Action Item:  Register Now

Ps: If you have not done so already, please View the Video and then join the Canada Crowdfunding Group at this URL: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Invest-CrowdFund-Canada-ICC-CfPA-4615069/about and benefit from ongoing updates and peer connections.

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