Twelve Canadian startups have been selected from across the country to pitch to investors like OMERS, Whitecap Venture Partners, YEDI, Extreme Venture Partners, DMZ at Ryerson University at the 2016 Canadian Crowdfunding Summit. This year’s theme is “The Future is NOW.” With the newly released equity crowdfunding regulations in Canada and the emergence of marketplace lending and investment bank 2.0 platforms, NCFA Canada affirms that 2016 will be a year of exponential growth in the crowdfunding space.
Each of the finalists will also have a chance to win one of four sponsored prize packages. NCFA Canada, founded by Craig Asano, is a non-profit actively engaged with both social and investment crowdfunding stakeholders. NCFA Canada provides education, research, leadership, support and networking opportunities to over 1300+ members to create a strong and vibrant crowdfunding industry in Canada.
The Summit, to be held on March 3, 2016, attracts investors, service providers and alternative finance leaders from Canada and around the world. This year’s summit already has over 60 speakers lined up including keynote Bill Morrow, founder and CEO of Angels Den, the UK’s largest angel-led crowdfunding platform.