Igniting Entrepreneurship and Capital Flow in Ontario

Igniting Entrepreneurship and Capital Flow in Ontario


The crowdfunding industry is exploding with entrepreneurs, investors, portal operators, third party service providers and experts from around the world who are all jockeying for position to take advantage of a promising and brand new fundraising channel for small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs). (read more)

On March 20, 2014, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) published for a 90-day public comment period four new prospectus exemptions including a Crowdfunding specific exemption that would allow early stage companies such as start-ups and small-to-mid-size enterprises (SMEs) to raise up to $1.5 million of capital through the issuance of securities online while maintaining an appropriate level of investor protection.

Join NCFA Canada and the City of Toronto to discuss ‘Igniting Entrepreneurship and Capital Flow in Ontario’. We have assembled a premier panel of industry, legal, investment and regulatory experts to bring forth and highlight key views and insights.


Regulatory briefing: What are the proposed regulations, timeline and next steps?
What are the challenges of our current capital raising markets and what solutions are coming?
Are we doing enough collectively as a 360 eco-system to remain competitive in today’s global markets?
How will crowdfunding spur business and economic growth, employment and innovation?
Do these regulations provide significant protections for investors?
What are the legal issues and proposed solutions that revolve around Crowdfunding transactions?
Market pulse: what is happening on the ground in the Crowdfunding industry? (Issuers, investors, portals, and providers)
Q&A feedback on Ontario’s Crowdfunding exemption proposal


  • Jo-Anne Matear, Manager, Corporate Finance, Ontario Securities Commission
  • Representative, Compliance and Registrant Regulation Branch, Ontario Securities Commission
  • Gerard Buckley, Chairperson, Maple Leaf Angels Corporation and Managing Director Jaguar Capital Inc.
  • Jos Schmitt, Chief Executive Officer, Aequitas Innovations
  • John Wires, Founder, Wires Law

FULL AGENDA AND SPEAKER BIOS: http://ncfacanada.org/toronto-ncfa-event-april-16-2014-igniting-entrepreneurship-and-capital-flow-in-ontario/

Apr 16, 2014 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Host Company:
National Crowdfunding Association of Canada
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National Crowdfunding Association of Canada
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

NCFA Canada is a newly formed cross-Canada non-profit with a mandate to be inclusive in providing education, awareness and advocacy in the rapidly evolving crowdfunding industry. We're a community-based and membership-driven entity that was founded at a grass roots level to fill a national need in the market place. We're collaborative, broad-based, and support all forms of crowdfunding from... more

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