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Feb 28 – March 1, 2017               Toronto, Canada








Accelerate access to capital markets and emerging fintech opportunities 

The 3rd annual Canadian Crowdfinance Summit (#CCS2017) is the industry’s largest national conference providing the most comprehensive thought leadership, education, networks, funding and investment opportunities to 500+ participants in Canada’s rapidly growing internet finance and fintech crowdfunding industry.

For Investors

Discover new alternative funding models, investment strategies, and deal flow opportunities. Gain leading-edge industry insight.

For Companies

Network and pitch your venture to investors, customers and partners. Learn about the latest funding strategies and options.

For Professionals

Get access to companies, deal flow, partners through new financial instruments to generate leads for your practice.

For Portals and Platforms

Gain valuable industry insight and make new connections with customers, partners, investors, entrepreneurs and innovators.

CCS2017 Keynote Speakers

Ryan Feit

Official CCS2017 Opening:  ALEXANDER PEH
Head of Market Development & Mobile, PayPal Canada

Alexander works with Canadian businesses, partners and start-ups to enable compelling mobile and payment experiences. Born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, educated in Melbourne, Australia and with stints in Africa, South East Asia and Europe, Alexander spent a number of years travelling the globe in International Film and TV distribution, focusing on emerging media such as Mobile, IPTV, VOD and Digital Signage.

Opening Keynote:  Ryan Feit
Co-founder and CEO, SeedInvest

Ryan Feit founded SeedInvest in 2011 and was instrumental in the passage of the 2012 JOBS Act, which changed 80-year-old U.S. securities laws to make it possible for entrepreneurs to raise capital over the Internet. Since then, he has served as a focal point of the budding Equity Crowdfunding industry, co-founding the Crowdfunding Professional Association and serving as a board member of the Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates. He also worked closely with members of the SEC, FINRA, the White House, and the Treasury Department on the implementation of the JOBS Act.

Keynote:  Adam Blinick
Head of Public Policy, Uber Technologies

Adam leads public policy at Uber, and works with many levels of government to achieve best practices for ride sharing services and the future of urban mobility. Previously he was the Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of Policy at the Minister of Public Safety and the Director of Policy at the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities. Adam will talk about the use of data analytics, strategic partnerships and integrated solutions with cities to impact future planning for disruptive new industries.

Keynote:  Zach Smith
Co-founder and CEO, Funded Today

Zach is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of the world’s largest crowdfunding agency, Funded Today, LLC which has raised over $107,000,000 USD and counting for over 200 clients. In addition to Funded Today, Zach owns and operates several successful small businesses, two of which were (Epic Profit Group, LLC and AgileHG, LLC) were the most profitable and fastest-growing student-founded businesses in the state of Utah.

Closing Keynote:  Martin Graham
Ex-Director of Markets and Head of AIM, London Stock Exchange

Martin Graham is the Chairman of Fineqia Interntional Inc., a London-based debt-focused investment platform. He served as Director of Markets at the London Stock Exchange PLC (LSE) and Head of its Alternative Investment Market (AIM), where he led the exchange’s transformational growth strategy focused on driving market efficiency and resulting in a fivefold increase in market size. In addition, he was instrumental in building London Stock Exchange’s international franchise, significantly outperforming all other major competitors.

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Learn all the hottest trends and emerging developments:

Online Lending, P2P Marketplace

Crowdfinance and Investor Strategies

Exempt Markets and Regulations

Fintech Disruption, Wealth, Payments, Cash


Blockchain ICOs, Cryptocurrency, Security

International Investments

Rewards and Presale

Crowdbuilding, Media and PR

Equity Crowdfunding

Social Investing, Community Development

Big Data and AI

Portal Infrastructure and Vendor Services

When and Where

CCS2017 Overview


CCS2017’s theme is Innovation Finance: Fintech and Funding. Since Canadian equity crowdfunding regulations were released in 2015 and 2016, how has it changed traditional and alternative finance markets? What are the latest fintech trends in marketplace lending, investment bank 2.0 platforms, coin offerings and blockchain technology? What new opportunities does innovation finance bring to entrepreneurs, companies and investors? What is the regulatory outlook for 2017 and beyond? The 3rd annual Canadian Crowdfinance Summit (#CCS2017) will highlight these topics, and brings together a spectrum of the foremost leaders, innovators, investors and enablers in the international crowdfunding, fintech and alternative finance markets. Join us in this once a year opportunity to participate and engage in this dynamic industry and become part of the growing Innovation Finance industry:

  • 1.5 days of curated educational programming and networking
  • All the hot button topics required to successfully navigate new markets
  • High profile keynotes and over 75 speakers, round table discussions, industry workshops, regulatory Q&A, live pitching and networking opportunities
  • Keynotes and speaker include Funded Today, Uber, PayPal Canada, London Stock Exchange, Nexchange, Gowling LLP, Real Ventures, provincial securities regulators and many more


Decision makers from coast-to-coast and around the globe in Canada’s fast growing and lucrative crowdfunding industry:

  • Startups, scale-ups and SMEs actively raising capital
  • Industry participants and professional executives
  • Incubators, accelerators, and entrepreneurship networks
  • Social enterprise-impact investing companies and non-profit organizations
  • Government involved in small business and innovation
  • Private angel investors and venture capital groups, fund managers and corporate investors
  • Media journalists and content creators

Program (Feb 28 – March 1)

Special Thanks to our Amazing Summit Partners!

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Stay Tuned for Early Registration for Next Year #CCS2018!

“I was so impressed with the vibrant ecosystem that we have entered into negotiations with a partner firm… to set up Angels Den in Canada.” Bill Morrow, Founder & CEO, AngelsDen 

“Our government is very supportive of Crowdfunding and we listened to you on how [we can be] nimble.” Hon Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance, Ontario Ministry of Finance 

“Congratulation on a fantastic conference! I look forward to seeing the Canadian industry flourish.” Amy Cortese, Founder, Locavesting

“Online finance, such as crowdfunding are showing positive signals… Canada can leverage this to drive entrepreneurship, innovation and jobs.” Sherwood Neiss, GP, Crowdfund Capital Advisors

Tue, Feb 28 (Afternoon):


325 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2Y1



325 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2Y1, Canada

Wed, Mar 1st (Full Day):

MaRS Discovery District

101 College St, Toronto, ON M5G 1L7


MaRS Discovery District

101 College St, Toronto, ON M5G 1L7, Canada

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