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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 • 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Panel: Myths Dispelled: Equity Crowdfinance for Success

Panel discussion of industry experts and practitioners:

  • Is crowdfinance right for my venture?  Pros/cons and considerations
  • Myths dispelled
  • Startup Funding portals vs Exempt market dealers
  • Key steps (eg., costs, valuation, prep, funding targets)
  • Legal and accounting considerations (eg., dealing with large number of shareholders, taxes)
  • Listing and Distribution

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Session Lead: Bret Conkin

Founder & CEO, Crowdfund Suite
Bret is Chief Evangelist of Crowdfund Suite, a Consultancy for Alternative Finance Services. Crowdfundsuite helps platforms, funders, broker/dealers, real estate developers, service providers and entrepreneurs profit from the Crowd Economy via strategy, platform development, partnerships, capital raising, marketing and distribution. A visionary in alternative funding, Bret has helped raised over $40M for clients, started Canada’s first... Read More →

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Geoff Dittrich

Business Lawyer, Segev LLP
Geoff Dittrich is a business lawyer in Vancouver, British Columbia (BC) who works predominantly with growth-stage technology companies. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and corporate commercial matters. He has acted for entrepreneurs, start-ups and venture-backed technology companies, from start-up to exit.
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Ryan Johnson

Associate, OurCrowd
Ryan is a startup geek and joined OurCrowd in 2015 to help bring its unique investing model to investors in the US and around the world. As an Investment Manager, Ryan works to source both investors and deal flow for OurCrowd’s platform as he eva ng elizes the “crowd building” aspect of the firm’s work. Prior to OurCrowd, Ryan gained experience in a wide range of financial services including... Read More →
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David Sawyer

President, ConsiderFunding
Born in Nova Scotia and raised in British Columbia, David resides in Victoria, BC. From coast, to  coast, to coast, David brings a background of experience and over 30 years in the financial ... Read More →

Tuesday October 18, 2016 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Lounge 319 Main St, Vancouver, BC V6A 2S9