Look Who’s Coming to #CCS2016 next Thursday, March 3!

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TORONTO, Feb. 25, 2016 /CNW/ – IN JUST ONE WEEK, the 2nd Annual 2016 Canadian Crowdfunding Summit (#CCS2016 – “The Future of Crowdfunding is NOW”) will be held on March 3rd at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, Canada.

With the newly released equity crowdfunding regulations across Canada and the emergence of marketplace lending and investment bank 2.0 platforms, 2016 is anticipated to be a year of exponential growth.  #CCS2016 is a not to be missed event with over 70+ speakers confirmed, the foremost destination for leaders in the crowdfunding economy where industry ‘movers and shakers’, companies and investors accelerate partnerships, foster industry growth and bring crowdfunding, fintech and alternative finance markets to life.

CCS2016 is for industry, companies and investors

  1. Learn current and relevant content on all models 70+ expert speakers and over 30 sessions
  2. Unrivaled premier market access – networking, partnerships and transactional opportunities
  3. Opportunity to vote on 12 companies vying to win Dragon’s Den auditions tickets (view)

Freshly announced full list of 75 MC, keynote and program speakers at #CCS2016:

  • Adam Nanjee, MaRS, Head of Financial Technology and Innovation
  • Adam Spence, The SVX, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing, Founder & Director
  • Alan Lio, PwC, Senior Tax Associate
  • Alixe Cormick, Venture Law Corp, President
  • Amar Nijjar, R2CROWD, President & CEO
  • Amy Cortese, Locavesting, Founder & Editor
  • Angela Wang, UnionPay Smart, Associate Director, Big Data – North America
  • Ann Kaplan, Brix RCR, CEO
  • Anthony Di Iorio, TSX and Ethereum, CDO Toronto Stock Exchange, Ethereum Co-founder, CEO & Founder Decentral & Kryptokit
  • Arti Modi, Lending Arch, CEO
  • Asier Ania, HiveWire, Co-Founder
  • Behrouz Hariri, Smart Nora, Co-Founder
  • Bernd Petak, Finstripe, Co-Founder and COO
  • Bill Morrow, Angels Den, Founder & CEO
  • Bret Conkin, Crowdfund Suite, Founder & CEO
  • Brooks Barnett, Real Property Association of Canada, Manager, Government Relations & Policy
  • Carlos Pinto Lobo, Chief Compliance Officer,
  • Cato Pastoll, Lending Loop, Co-Founder and CEO
  • Chantal Cipriano, BMO Private Banking, Lawyer / Manager, Compliance
  • Christopher Charlesworth, HiveWire, Co-Founder and CEO
  • Colin Kilgour, First Marketplace Group, Co-founder
  • Corey Herscu, Herscu & Goldsilver, President
  • Craig Asano, National Crowdfunding Association of Canada, Founding CEO
  • Craig O’Neill, Versapay, CEO & Director
  • Daniel Blumer, Revol Technologies Inc., Co-Founder and CEO
  • Darryl Irwin, PwC, Tax Partner
  • Daryl Hatton, FundRazr + Sponsifi, Founder and CEO
  • David Shore, OurCrowd, Director of Investor Relations
  • Douglas Cumming, Schulich School of Business, Venture Capital Professor
  • Dr. Sean Geobey, University of Waterloo, Assistant Professor, School of Environment, Enterprise and Development
  • Erin Bury, 88 Creative, Managing Director
  • Gareth Everard, Rockwell Razors, Co-founder
  • Hitesh Rathod, NexusCrowd Inc., CEO
  • Hon Charles Sousa, Ontario Ministry of Finance, Minister of Finance
  • Jaimy Warner, Raindance Canada, Executive Director
  • Janet Bannister, Real Ventures, General Partner
  • Jason Saltzman, Dentons Canada LLP, Partner
  • Jeff Brown, Meridian, Vice President, Community Banking
  • Jeff Mitelman, Thinking Capital, Co-Founder and CEO
  • Jeff Musson, Dynamite Network, President
  • Jennifer Bryan, SolarShare, Community Investment and Marketing Manager
  • Jim Orlando, OMERS Ventures, Managing Director
  • Judeh Siwady, Spacefy, Founder & CEO
  • Karen Grant, Angel One Investor Network, Executive Director
  • Kevin Clark, Lendified, President
  • Kevin Sandhu, Grow, Co-Founder and CEO
  • Khierstyn Ross, Entrepreneur Uncut, Founder and Podcaster
  • Kris Miks, Dentons, Senior Associate
  • Maria Carelli, Ontario Securities Commission, Senior Accountant, Compliance and Registrant Regulation Branch
  • Mario Dubuc, Dubuc Motors, Co-Founder and CEO
  • Mark Evans, ME Consulting, Principal
  • Marty Gunderson, Quidni Estate Winery, Owner and CEO
  • Marvin Huberman, Marvin J. Huberman, Barrister, Mediator, Arbitrator
  • Megan Cornell, Momentum Law, Founder and CEO
  • Michael Bancroft, Bloomberg TV Canada, Executive Producer
  • Michael Katchen, Wealthsimple, CEO
  • Mike Kakogiannakis, Dubuc Motors, Co-Founder and COO
  • Monica Kowal, Ontario Securities Commission, Vice Chair
  • Monica Tigleanu, AIG, Financial Institutions Underwriter
  • Peter-Paul Van Hoeken, Frontfundr, CEO
  • Rick Whiler, Ontario Securities Commission, Senior Accountant, Corporate Finance Branch
  • Rubsun Ho, Crowdmatrix Inc., Chief Crowdpleaser
  • Ryan Laidlaw, Lending Arch, FinTexpert and Millennial Insider
  • Sandi K. Gilbert, SeedUps Canada, Founder & CEO
  • Sarah Efron, The Globe and Mail, Small Business Editor
  • Sophie Nicolaou, Lending Arch, Head of Marketing and PR
  • Steven Dryall, Incipient Technologies, Principal
  • Sunil Sharma, Extreme Venture Partners, Managing Partner
  • Sunny Shao, National Crowdfunding Association of Canada, Advisor, Consultant
  • Tabitha Creighton, InvestNextDoor, Co-Founder and CEO
  • Ted Graham, PwC, Innovation Leader
  • Teri Kirk, Funding Portal, Founder & CEO
  • Tim Jackson, MaRS Discovery District, EVP Corporate and Community Development
  • Trish Nixon, CoPower, Director of Investments
  • Viktor Grabovskyy, Forever Spin, Co-Founder

12 Pre and Post-revenue companies pitching live at #CCS2016:

  1. Amr Abdelgawad, NERv Technology Inc., CTO
  2. Andres Moreno, Flipd, Co-founder/CTO
  3. John Connolly, Rna Diagnostics Inc., Founder, Director, VP Corporate Development
  4. Jonah Brotman, StashBelt, COO
  5. Murray McKercher, Eye-LIVE Media Inc., COO
  6. Neda Ghazi, Comfable Inc., Co-founder, CEO
  7. Richard Tuck, Riipen Networks Inc, CEO
  8. Ryan Dyment, The Sharing Depot, Executive Director
  9. Ryan Oliver, Pinnguaq Technology, Inc Owner/CEO
  10. Simon Gauvin, Vizwik, Co-Founder & CEO
  11. Xavier Peich, CycleLabs Solutions inc. / SmartHalo, President
  12. Yi Jiang, Yirego Corp, CEO & Founder

To learn more about the pitching companies click here.

Pitching Judges

  1. Anthony Lipschitz, Thinking Capital, Chief Strategy Officer
  2. Ben Zlotnick, INcubes, Founder
  3. Bill Morrow, Angels Den, Founder & CEO
  4. Edwin Frondozo, Slingshot VoIP, Chief Marketing Officer
  5. Jim Orlando, OMERS Ventures, Managing Director
  6. Kamal Hassan, IncMind, CEO
  7. Kathryn Wortsman, MaRS Center For Impact Investing, Investment Director
  8. Kevin Taylor, MaRS Center For Impact Investing, Senior Associate
  9. Marat Ressin, YEDInstitute, President
  10. Mark Skapinker, Brightspark Ventures, Managing Partner
  11. Russell Samuels, Whitecap Venture Partners, Principal
  12. Sean Burke, Frontfundr, COO
  13. Sean Wise, Ryerson University, Professor of Entrepreneurship
  14. Sherif El-Tawil, The DMZ, Operations Manager
  15. Stefan Palios, Ziversity, Founder & CEO
  16. Tarun George, The DMZ, Business Development Officer

For a complete list of conference participants including bios visit the 2016 Canadian Crowdfunding Summit speaking roster and pitchers and judges.

Media Pass and links:

There are a limited number of media passes available.  Please contact sunny@ncfacanada.org if you would like to request a media pass.  More info click here.

Website: www.fintechandfunding.com

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About the National Crowdfunding Association of Canada

The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA Canada) is a cross-Canada non-profit actively engaged with both social and investment crowdfunding stakeholders across the country. NCFA Canada provides education, research, leadership, support and networking opportunities to over 1300+ members and works closely with industry, government, academia, community and eco-system partners and affiliates to create a strong and vibrant crowdfunding industry in Canada. Learn more About Us or visit www.ncfacanada.org.For more information please visit: www.fintechandfunding.com or www.ncfacanada.org.

For further information:

Media Inquiries: Craig Asano, 416-618-0254, casano@ncfancanada.org

Sponsorship Inquiries: Lauren Linton, 416-569-4349, lauren@ncfacanada.org


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