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VanFUNDING 2016 IS BACK FOR ITS 2ND YEAR!
Accelerate access to capital and emerging fintech markets
Join leading crowdfunding, fintech and alternative finance industry experts,
investors and innovators for a full day of education, pitching and networking opportunities!

For more information please visit:  vanfundingconf.ca
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Tuesday, October 18 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Speed Mentoring: Access to Mentors and Industry Experts
Speed Mentoring:  Experts at various tables.  Here's your opportunity to connect with industry expert practioners (while you stretch your legs!)

- Fintech (Alexander Peh)
- Sales and Marketing (Shane Gibson)
- US Crowdfinance (George G.)
- Legal (Michael Stephens)
- Blockchain (Bernd Petak)
- Equity crowdfunding (Alixe Cormick)
- Accounting (Bob Poole)
- Media/PR (Corey Herscu)

Speakers
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Alixe Cormick

President, Venture Law Corporation
Securities Lawyer and Advisor, Founder of Venture Law Corporation who works with privately-held and public companies, mergers and acquisitions, private placement investments, financial transactions, reverse mergers, initial public offerings and licensing matters, as well as general corporate matters.
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George S. Georgiades, Esq.

President, Georgiades & Associates (AltFinEsq)
George S. Georgiades is an experienced securities lawyer and founder of Georgiades & Associates (www.AltFinEsq.com), a boutique securities law firm based in New York City focusing its practice on alternative finance transactions such as Crowdfunding, Regulation A+ and other technology driven online financings. We routinely advise startups, investment advisors, funding platforms and broker-dealers in the United States and abroad on private and... Read More →
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Shane Gibson

Author - Keynote Sales Speaker, Shane Gibson Inc. / SalesAcademy.ca
Shane Gibson is an international speaker, sales trainer, and author on social media marketing, social selling and sales performance. He has spoken to over 100,000 people on stages in North America, Southern Africa, India, Dubai, Malaysia and South America. Shane Gibson is #5 on the Forbes.com list of the Top 30 Social Sales People in the World. Shane’s books include Sociable! How Social Media is Turning Sales and Marketing Upside Down... Read More →
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Corey Herscu

President, Herscu & Goldsilver
Corey Herscu has emerged as a leading name in tech-focused public relations alongside his agency Herscu & Goldsilver. Having spearheaded successful campaigns for household names like Indigo and FourSeasons hotels, as well as raising over 2.5 million US to date as a preferred partner with crowdfunding platform Indiegogo, Corey understands a good story angle, and leverages his unparalleled connections to garner hundreds of... Read More →
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Alexander Peh

Head of Market Development & Mobile, PayPal Canada
As head of Market Development and Mobile for PayPal Canada, Alexander is responsible for working with Canadian businesses, partners and start-ups to enable compelling mobile and online payment experiences.  Before PayPal, Alexander was a senior strategy consultant based in London, U.K where he advised brands like Domino’s, Audi, Microsoft and Vodafone Group on mobile and emerging technologies. Born and raised in Kuala Lumpur... Read More →
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Bernd Petak

COO/Co-founder, Finstripe
Bernd Petak is an entrepreneur, advisor, mentor, corporate director and investment professional to early and mid-stage internet-driven technology companies and their investors. Bernd is a former Deloitte partner, due diligence officer, investor and two-time startup founder. He is co-founder and COO of Finstripe, a network for global enterprise-level financing professionals and sits on the board of directors for Screenscape, a leading provider... Read More →
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Bob Poole, Principal, CPA, CGA

Principal, Davidson & Company LLP
Bob has been involved with the audits of public and private companies for more than thirty years and has extensive experience with companies operating in various countries around the world. He obtained his C.G.A. degree in 1984, and has been with Davidson & Company LLP for almost 20 years. Bob exemplifies Davidson & Company’s core values of client care and service, always putting the client’s needs and visions first. In his... Read More →
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Michael Stephens

Partner, Fasken Martineau
Mike is a partner in Fasken Martineau's Securities & Technology group. | | A proven leader in the BC technology ecosystem and a dedicated advocate for his clients, Mike represents companies in all stages of their development, with a particular focus on early-stage entrepreneurs, start-ups and emerging growth companies. Mike also counsels founders, executives and company boards on a wide range of issues, including corporate... Read More →


Tuesday October 18, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Main Stage 319 Main St, Vancouver, BC V6A 2S9