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Thursday, November 29
 

1:30pm

Day 1: Registration and Networking (LIMITED TICKETS)
Welcome to VanFUNDING 2018 'Fintech and Blockchain CONFIDENTIAL'
Day 1:  Afternoon + Networking

A curated afternoon where leaders engage in knowledge sharing with peers and experts, and a meeting exchange to garnish insights and openly discuss problems  and applicable solutions with a focus on relationship buliding, fostering growth and vitality for your business and industry at large.

Tickets are limited for this VIP program followed by a networking and VF Welcome reception at the D6 lounge (sponsored by Vanbex Group)


Thursday November 29, 2018 1:30pm - 2:00pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada

2:00pm

VF2018 Welcome: Fintech, Blockchain, Alt Investing CONFIDENTIAL
Join speakers, founders, investors, decision-makers and key stakeholders for an afternoon of expert and peer knowledge sharing, meeting exchange and leadership content in an interactive format.  
Discuss, Share, Connect, Grow
Format:  round tables, presentations, speed dating, open forum,

Chatham house rules in effect
https://www.chathamhouse.org/chatham-house-rule

Thursday November 29, 2018 2:00pm - 2:05pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada

2:05pm

SPEED PITCH & MEETING EXCHANGE: Investors, Entrepreneurs, Ecosystem and Resources
Kicking things off with 2 minute pitches to help companies get the word out about new start-ups, product launches, announcements etc.

Followed by speed dating meeting exchange (first time trying, should be fun!)

Thursday November 29, 2018 2:05pm - 2:45pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada

2:45pm

KNOWLEDGE SHARING: Amazon , Alibaba , Walmart, Tencent in India: Turning Payments into Lifestyle Companies



Speakers
avatar for Paul Schulte

Paul Schulte

Founder and Managing Editor, Schulte Research
Paul Schulte's roles in banking & financial services in the past 30 years include equity & fixed income research (buy & sell sides) in emerging markets. In recent years, technology has evolved rapidly to challenge all facets of financial services his core belief is: Liquidity & credit... Read More →


Thursday November 29, 2018 2:45pm - 3:05pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada

3:05pm

CO-CREATION: Envisioning the Digital Bank of 2023



Speakers
avatar for Rojin Nair

Rojin Nair

General Manager Fintech Solutions, Celero
Vision: As we are moving to a more and more connected world, my vision is to deliver innovative and smart technology enabled  products and services that can give a consistent and rich experience to the users both at functional and emotional levelMantra: Be creative to deliver value... Read More →


Thursday November 29, 2018 3:05pm - 3:25pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada

3:25pm

KNOWLEDGE SHARING: Blockchain 2018 Year in Review, Crystall Ball and AMA



Speakers
avatar for Alan Wunsche

Alan Wunsche

CEO & Chief Token Officer, Tokenfunder
Alan is a leading blockchain / fintech expert. Alan has hands-on finance and technology executive with deep governance, strategic planning, process reengineering, big data analytics, risk management and information management transformation consulting experience. Alan was recently... Read More →


Thursday November 29, 2018 3:25pm - 3:45pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada

3:45pm

KNOWLEDGE SHARING: Raising Capital and M/A vs Mayonaisse & AMA



Speakers
avatar for Ray Sharma

Ray Sharma

Founding Partner and CEO, Extreme Venture Partners
Ray is the founder and CEO of Extreme Venture Partners. Previously Ray spent 10 years on Bay/Wall Street in investment banking research. During that period Ray was the top-ranked wireless technology analyst based on Greenwich and Brendan Woods International surveys of fund managers... Read More →


Thursday November 29, 2018 3:45pm - 4:10pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada

4:05pm

========== BIO & NETWORKING BREAK ==========



Thursday November 29, 2018 4:05pm - 4:20pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada

4:20pm

INTERNATIONAL GROWTH: Export Opportunities for Scale-up Ventures
Speakers
avatar for David Tsui

David Tsui

Trade Commissioner (ICT), Global Affairs
David is Trade Commissioner with Global Affairs Canada’s Vancouver office. He leads the technology and innovation practice, helping companies enter global markets for venture financing, commercial deals and partnerships. His years in federal government have included economic intelligence... Read More →


Thursday November 29, 2018 4:20pm - 4:40pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada

4:40pm

REGULATION: Round tables on Transparency, Self-Regulation, Constructive Feedback



Speakers
avatar for Robin Ford

Robin Ford

Principal, Ford Consulting
After 25 years as a public sector lawyer and regulator, Robin is now consulting in the areas of financial services regulation, governance, and compliance.  She has extensive experience working with and advising regulators and the regulated, leading projects and teams, and facilitating... Read More →


Thursday November 29, 2018 4:40pm - 5:00pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada

5:00pm

SCALING CULTURE: Through Accountability & Performance
Speakers
avatar for Jodi Johnson

Jodi Johnson

Principal, JJ Human Capital Consulting
Jodi is a senior human resources consultant with 20 years of global corporate experience working closely with C-Suite executives. She focuses on bringing her expertise to young companies and start-ups with an emphasis on Talent Management and Total Rewards. She has proven success... Read More →


Thursday November 29, 2018 5:00pm - 5:25pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada

5:25pm

VF2018: CONVERGE VIP Networking (Sponsored by Vanbex Group)
Here's a great opportunity to network with speakers, organizers, industry leaders and investors who are the movers and shakers in the blockchain and innovation finance industry the evening prior to the 4th annual VanFUNDING 2018 CONVERGE conference!


Thursday November 29, 2018 5:25pm - 7:00pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada
 
Friday, November 30
 

8:00am

Day 2: REGISTRATION, Breakfast, Networking and Exhibitors
Head over to the registration table to check in and pick up your name badge (if you received your badge on the day prior, please show it to registration).  

Check your coat and head over to the Fairview ballroom to get some breakfast.  

Start to network and get orientated with the agenda.  

Please be seated in the Kitsilano Ballroom ahead of schedule for the full day conference program!

Friday November 30, 2018 8:00am - 8:40am
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada

8:40am

NCFA CANADA 4th Annual VF2018 CONVERGE MC Welcome and Opening Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Craig Asano

Craig Asano

Founder and CEO, NCFA Canada
Craig Asano is the Founder and CEO of the National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association of Canada (NCFA Canada), the leading industry organization actively engaged with both social and investment fintech blockchain, AI, crowdfinance, crypto, and alternative finance stakeholders across... Read More →
avatar for Brittany Whitmore

Brittany Whitmore

Founder, CEO and Principal Publicist, Exvera Communications
Brittany Whitmore (@BritWhitmore) is a public relations professional and the founder of Exvera Communications where she specializes in PR for innovative and emerging technologies. She is also the founder and executive director of TEDxGastownWomen and a seasoned emcee and speaker... Read More →


Friday November 30, 2018 8:40am - 8:50am
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada

8:50am

VEC Technology and Economic Development in BC
Speakers
avatar for Bryan Buggey

Bryan Buggey

Director, Vancouver Economic Commission
A senior executive with more than three decades of experience as a business leader in entrepreneurship, sustainability, innovation, consulting, and economic development. Breadth and depth of experience includes Global 100 enterprises, entrepreneurial start-ups, scaling companies and... Read More →


Friday November 30, 2018 8:50am - 9:00am
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada

9:00am

TODA NETWORK Opening Keynote: 5 Technical Necessities to Achieving Massive Blockchain Adoption
Speakers
avatar for Toufi Saliba

Toufi Saliba

Founder and CEO, TODA Network
Serial technopreneur, track record in algorithms, machine learning and cryptography dating back to 2001. In parallel to his crypto life, Toufi built & sold IP that ended up at Google, HP and his last AI startup became an Intel company. Beyond being a Co-Author of the TODA Protocol... Read More →


Friday November 30, 2018 9:00am - 9:25am
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada

9:25am

Keynote: SCHULTE RESEARCH: Fintech & Blockchain Developments in Asia: All Roads Lead to Banking
Speakers
avatar for Paul Schulte

Paul Schulte

Founder and Managing Editor, Schulte Research
Paul Schulte's roles in banking & financial services in the past 30 years include equity & fixed income research (buy & sell sides) in emerging markets. In recent years, technology has evolved rapidly to challenge all facets of financial services his core belief is: Liquidity & credit... Read More →


Friday November 30, 2018 9:25am - 9:50am
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada

9:50am

FUNDED TODAY Show Me The Money! How We Crowdfunded $220M+ in 4 Years (Art or Science)
Speakers
avatar for Zach Smith

Zach Smith

CEO and Co-founder, Funded Today
Zach Smith is a successful serial entrepreneur and CEO and co-founder of Funded Today, the world's largest premier crowdfunding and creative agency. Funded Today is the 3rd fastest growing, privately held company in Advertising and Marketing on the 2018 Inc. 500, having raised over... Read More →


Friday November 30, 2018 9:50am - 10:10am
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada

10:10am

CELERO Digital Transformation of the Financial Services Industry
Write-up to come...

Speakers
avatar for Rojin Nair

Rojin Nair

General Manager Fintech Solutions, Celero
Vision: As we are moving to a more and more connected world, my vision is to deliver innovative and smart technology enabled  products and services that can give a consistent and rich experience to the users both at functional and emotional levelMantra: Be creative to deliver value... Read More →


Friday November 30, 2018 10:10am - 10:30am
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada

10:30am

NORTHMARK VENTURES Why Tokenize Your Real World Assets?
Abstract: In the wake of the the Initial Coin Offering (ICO) craziness of 2017, Security Tokens are emerging as the likely next big thing in the blockchain world. A security token uses blockchain technology to establish, record and manage ownership of real-world assets such as real-estate, corporate loans, corporate equity, industrial machinery and many other asset classes. This connection with “traditional” assets makes this space fundamentally different from past Initial Coin Offerings, many of which which offered investors little or no call on anything of intrinsic value. As an asset owner, why would you possibly want to “securitize” your asset using blockchain technology? What benefits are potentially available, and why take the risk of managing your asset on the blockchain versus the tried and true “filing cabinet” method that’s been around forever. This talk will introduce a list of potential benefits associated with Security Tokens and discuss the associated costs and risks of using this new approach.

Speakers
avatar for Bernd Petak

Bernd Petak

Partner, Northmark Ventures
Bernd Petak is a Canadian innovation investor, corporate director, advisor, speaker and founder. After beginning his career as a deeply technical engineer, Bernd enjoyed a decade-long tenure at Deloitte including acting as a strategy & operations partner consulting to global organizations... Read More →


Friday November 30, 2018 10:30am - 10:50am
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada

10:50am

BCSC: Updates and Perspectives on Emerging Fintech Regulation
Speakers
avatar for Mark Wang

Mark Wang

Director, Capital Markets Regulation, BC Securities Commission
Mark Wang is a lawyer by training and obtained his J.D. from the University of Toronto. Mark became the Director of Capital Markets Regulation Division at the BCSC in February 2016. As Director of Capital Markets Regulation, Mark oversees over 40 staff responsible for registrant and... Read More →


Friday November 30, 2018 10:50am - 11:10am
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada

11:10am

Morning NETWORKING BREAK (15mins)
Friday November 30, 2018 11:10am - 11:25am
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada

11:25am

PANEL: PIONEERING MARKETS: Game Changing Tech Innovations Impacting Finance and Society
Leading tech innovations changing the game for finance and society
Scaling to new markets/geographies
Innovation framework and partnerships
Challenges of implementing technologies
Transforming markets vs incumbent resistance


Speakers
avatar for Michael Moll

Michael Moll

CPO & Co-Founder, REITIUM
A technology and community-obsessed visionary, Michael has launched 3 successful startups in the last decade. He grew up in Kenya and came to Canada on a full scholarship to study Marketing & Business in Vancouver, Canada in 2008.His expertise in marketing, business and technology... Read More →
avatar for Monique Morden

Monique Morden

Chief Executive Officer, Judi.ai
Monique Morden has a data driven background combining over 20 years of experience in customer intelligence and over 10 years in technology. Monique played a role in disrupting the market research industry as a senior executive at Vision Critical, where their cloud based customer intelligence... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Sandhu

Kevin Sandhu

Founder, CEO, Grow
A lifelong entrepreneur and self taught programmer, Kevin started his first business at the age of eleven and has been a startup junkie ever since. After studying engineering and finance in university, Kevin spent a decade working in investment banking and private equity before being... Read More →
avatar for Chris Sanford

Chris Sanford

Co-Founder and CTO, Responsive
Chris studied computer science at Waterloo University. He has worked on core banking systemsfor one of Canada's top 10 banks, created a stock research platform that manages over $1.4 Billion,and spent 12+ years in FinTech. At Responsive he designed and built a hybrid wealth advisor... Read More →


Friday November 30, 2018 11:25am - 12:00pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada

12:00pm

NORTHERN BLOCK Blockchain for Good: Starting with the Why
Speakers
avatar for Mathieu Glaude

Mathieu Glaude

President and CEO, Northern Block
MATHIEU GLAUDE, President and CEO, Northern Block (LinkedIn)Mr. Glaude is the President and CEO of Northern Block, a Toronto-based blockchain product development company building decentralized applications, enterprise solutions and developer tools for blockchain ecosystems.  Mr. Glaude brings extensive expertise to product development in the enterpri... Read More →


Friday November 30, 2018 12:00pm - 12:15pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada

12:15pm

VANBEX GROUP: The REAL Security Token (STO) Standard
Speakers
avatar for Lisa Cheng

Lisa Cheng

Founder & Head of R&D, Vanbex Group
Lisa Cheng is the Founder of the Vanbex Group, an industry recognized leader in the Bitcoin/Blockchain space. She has participated in over 30+ crowdsale events helping companies crowdfund using Bitcoin and has worked with companies such as Ethereum, Factom, Storj, and Darkcoin. She’s... Read More →


Friday November 30, 2018 12:15pm - 12:30pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada

12:30pm

NETWORKING LUNCH (45mins)
Friday November 30, 2018 12:30pm - 1:15pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada

1:15pm

INVESTMENT PERSPECTIVES: Hot Sector Developments, Innovations and Opportunities
Speakers
avatar for Keith Dolo

Keith Dolo

President & CEO, Sproutly Canada Inc.
Keith Dolo most recently served for over 13 years with Robert Half, an S&P 500, NYSE listed company. He previously held the role of Vice President for the past 8 years and prior to that held other senior roles in both operations and sales prior to joining Sproutly Inc. Mr. Dolo’s... Read More →
avatar for Praveen K. Varshney, FCPA, FCA

Praveen K. Varshney, FCPA, FCA

Director, Varshney Capital Corp.
Mr. Varshney has been a principal of Varshney Capital Corp., a Vancouver based venture capital, merchant bank and corporate advisory services firm, since 1991 and a Founding Director of Pyfera Growth Capital social impact fund. Mr. Varshney obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree from... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Kineshanko

Thomas Kineshanko

Founder and General Partner, Protos Asset Management
Tom is an early stage investor at crypto only hedge fund Protos (protosmanagement.com).Tom has invested at the seed stage in >30 blockchain startups since 2013 that have created have created >30B in market value so far including Etherum, Ripple, ETC and Tezos at release/ICO.In 2013 Tom set up the first crypto “fund” like entity in Canada, a $450,000 experimental cry... Read More →


Friday November 30, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada

1:15pm

LIVE PITCHING 1: CAPICHE, SYMEND and HEYBRYAN
3 companies will pitch to a panel of judges and investor crowd for a chance to win prizes and profile on their journey to raising capital and future success

http://vanfunding.com/pitching-companies/


Pitching
avatar for Capiche

Capiche

Capiche provides issuers a fully-integrated secure web-based platform that brings the private placement process online. Capiche quickly and efficiently generates all required documentation and effectively coordinates interactions with investors and those referring investors to the... Read More →
avatar for HeyBryan

HeyBryan

HeyBryan is an app that connects home service providers to homeowners and anyone else seeking qualified taskers and has a partnership with HGTV's Gemini Award-winning, Bryan Baeumler, the star of HGTV shows such as House of Bryan, Bryan Inc, Leave it to Bryan and others... Read More →
avatar for Symend

Symend

Symend combines workflow and campaign automation with outreach tactics proven to work. The result? You can reach, engage, treat and retain your at-risk customers, for more productive and cost efficient recoveries.https://symend.com/


Friday November 30, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada

1:15pm

THE NEW OIL: Transforming Consumer Experiences with Data and Artificial Intelligence
Moderators
avatar for Alexandra Moxin

Alexandra Moxin

Founder and CEO, Advance Tech Podcast
Founder and CEO of Advance Tech Media and host of the Advance Tech Podcast. Alexandra is dedicated to advancing the research and responsible application of bleeding edge technology and in just one year has grown a global audience base to over 250,000 listens.Alexandra advises companies... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Amar Ahluwalia

Amar Ahluwalia

VP, Partnerships & Capital Markets, OnDeck
Collaborative business leader with extensive experience within financial services, across: banking, fintech, asset management, capital markets, advisory, strategy, and corporate development. Amar is an innovative thinker that creates unique and viable solutions for businesses. He... Read More →
avatar for Sandy Mangat

Sandy Mangat

Dierctor of Product Marketing, Thoughtwire
Sandy Mangat is a product marketer for OPM provider ThroughtWire and specializes in B2B, SaaS, IoT. She isparticularly passionate about Machine Intelligence and AI in the software space. With experience launching mobile products for consumers, she understands the technical challenges associated with new disruptive technologies in traditional industry... Read More →
avatar for Sean Merat

Sean Merat

Co-founder / CEO, Owl Technologies Inc.
Sean Merat is the CEO & Co-Founder of Owl.co. Owl.co offers a Salesbot that deals with sensitive data to complete sales and improve customer service for various products of banks and insurers. Owl provides a proprietary zero-knowledge platform with unique customer profiling capabilities... Read More →
avatar for Adam Rice

Adam Rice

CEO, LoanConnect


Friday November 30, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada

2:00pm

ANATOMY OF A DEAL: How to Raise Equity Capital $ From Angels and the Crowd
Speakers
avatar for Victoria Bennett

Victoria Bennett

Strategic Marketing Principal, Bennett Milner Williams Consulting
Victoria ran her first successful crowdfund campaign over six years ago, a long time in crowdfunding years. A strategic marketer by training, she has worked on many major brands including Tide, Pampers, ENMAX and TD. She has used her skills as a marketer, to identify the solution... Read More →
avatar for Jasper Dikmans

Jasper Dikmans

Manager Business Development, Western Canada, FrontFundr
Experience at Silicon Valley and Amsterdam-based startups fuelled Jasper’s passion for fostering and facilitating entrepreneurship and taught him the tricks of the trade associated with customer and business development. This ultimately led to his pursuit of a Master’s in Entrepreneurship... Read More →
avatar for Daryl Hatton

Daryl Hatton

Founder/CEO, Fundrazr
Daryl Hatton, CEO of award winning international crowdfunding company FundRazr and of the innovative sponsored crowdfunding company Sponsifi has founded multiple start-ups and helped bring one to a successful NASDAQ IPO in 1999. He actively serves as board member or advisor to handfuls of other hot companies in Canada. In addition, he is a Director and Crowdfunding Ambassador for the National Crowdfunding Association of Canada. As a... Read More →


Friday November 30, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada

2:00pm

LIVE PITCHING 2: DRIVE HOCKEY, SQUAMISH CANYON and VERY GOOD BUTCHERS
3 companies will pitch to a panel of judges and investor crowd for a chance to win prizes and profile on their journey to raising capital and future success

http://vanfunding.com/pitching-companies/

Pitching
avatar for Drive Hockey

Drive Hockey

DRIVE Hockey Analytics, Inc. is a privately held Canadian company positioning in the high growth sports analytics industry with a focus on bringing the power of sports analytics to minor league hockey.The top pressing need voted by minor league hockey associations is player development... Read More →
avatar for Squamish Canyon

Squamish Canyon

A proposed destination addressing the Sea to Sky Corridor’s critical lack of engaging, safe, and fun experiences for visitors for all ages.British Columbia’s Highway 99 from Horseshoe Bay to Lillooet (known as the Sea to Sky Highway) links Metro Vancouver with Whistler and Squamish... Read More →
avatar for Very Good Butchers

Very Good Butchers

We are a plant-based butcher shop which means we butcher beans, veggies, herbs and spices to create a variety of delicious, organic, plant-based meat. You can come into our shop and get your plant-based meats and cheeses pre-packaged, or chopped up and served by weight.We got our... Read More →


Friday November 30, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada

2:00pm

UNLOCKING GLOBAL GROWTH: Cybersecurity, Digital Identity, Trust and Transparency
Technologies, frameworks and roadmap for global innovation and growth
Trust and transparency solutions, uses cases and implications
Data privacy and ownership
Who is winning this battle and where is it going?


Moderators
avatar for Magdalena Gronowska

Magdalena Gronowska

Senior Managing Partner, HiHi! Wallet
Magdalena has led complex $million and $billion public sector projects to accelerate innovation, business growth and scaling, and disruptive technology deployment. Magdalena has 10 years of experience accelerating Ontario to an innovation-based economy, providing strategic advice... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Manie Eagar

Manie Eagar

Executive Chairman, Quantex Ltd.
Bio• Founder & Executive Chairman Quantex Ltd. – Quantum Exchange & Digital Finance Services.• Founder BlockForum International – an exclusive Roundtable supporting international dialogue and leadership and showcasing best practice in crytpoexchange, cryptobanking, and the... Read More →
avatar for Nhat Nguyen

Nhat Nguyen

CEO and Co-Founder, Organify
Nhat is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Organify. He has a background in strategy, product management and finance. He previous worked as a consultant at the National Australia Bank, one of the big four banks in Australia. He championed agile operating rhythm within the... Read More →
avatar for Tingxi Tan

Tingxi Tan

Co-founder and CPO, Kambria
Tingxi is the Co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Kambria. He has a background in cloud computing, network infrastructure and distributed system design. He has been active in crypto investment since 2010. Tingxi brings expertise in platform building, software infrastructures and... Read More →


Friday November 30, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada

2:45pm

THE UNWRITTEN RULES of Raising Capital - Closing the SME & Consumer Funding Gap
Moderators
avatar for Jan Christopher Arp

Jan Christopher Arp

Founder and Managing Partner, Holt Fintech AI Accelerator
Jan is a fintech evangelist, passionate about improving society through finance and technology. He founded FormFintech that supports or has formed over 100 fintech startups. Prior to this, he worked as Head of Finance at District 3, helping 20 early stage teams raise more than $15... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Christina Camacho

Christina Camacho

Founder and CEO, Ivy Lender
Christina Camacho is the Founder and CEO of Ivy Lender. Christina spent her banking career working with Middle Market businesses as well as Fortune 500 companies at the top Financial Institutions in the U.S. She has a strong background in Treasury Management and Merchant Services... Read More →
avatar for Vivian McCormick

Vivian McCormick

Funding Advisor, Spring
Vivian McCormick was a practicing lawyer in Vancouver for over 10 years, first with a national law firm and then as in-house counsel with Business Development Bank of Canada. As a result of her work with BDC, she decided to take her knowledge and experience further into the business... Read More →
avatar for Philipp Postrehovsky

Philipp Postrehovsky

SVP Marketing, Progressa
Philipp is a product visionary, brand builder and an award-winning marketer who has been involved in the Vancouver tech scene for over 15 years. In 2013 he co-founded RentMoola, which continues to be one of North America's leading fintech companies with the mission to eliminate the... Read More →
avatar for Mike Walkinshaw

Mike Walkinshaw

CEO and Director, TIMIA Capital
Mike joined the company as the CEO in August 2015. He is experienced in revenue financing, venture debt and venture capital investing. Previous to TIMIA, he was the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Fronterra Capital, as well as Managing Partner, CFO at Chrysalix Energy. Before working... Read More →


Friday November 30, 2018 2:45pm - 3:30pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada

2:45pm

LIVE PITCHING 3: VEME, FLUX NETWORK, MOCA ESTIMATOR and ZENGOT
3 companies will pitch to a panel of judges and investor crowd for a chance to win prizes and profile on their journey to raising capital and future success

http://vanfunding.com/pitching-companies/

Pitching
avatar for Flux Network

Flux Network

A globally distributed cloud and supercomputing system using peer-to-peer networking.  Flux allows users to be paid when they connect excess processing power to the network.  Imagine a world where network devices like smartphones, tablets, and computers were all connected to form... Read More →
avatar for Moca Estimator

Moca Estimator

Send us 4 photos of the damaged exterior part.  MOCA will send you 5 ESTIMATES to repair from your local auto body shops within 24 HOURS for FREE.   Compare their prices, locations, & quality!            https://www.mocaestimator.com
avatar for Veme

Veme

VEME is a blockchain enabled XR social  networking app built to bridge your device and the world in ways never before imagined.  Life Is About The Journey, Not The Destination.https://my.veme.com/


Friday November 30, 2018 2:45pm - 3:30pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada

2:45pm

FUTURE OF INVESTING: Digital Securities, Decentralized Mining and Exchanges
Speakers
avatar for Thomas Alvord

Thomas Alvord

Founder and CEO, Coined
Thomas Alvord is the founder and CEO of Coined.com, which provides real-time crypto prices and crypto indices across thousands of markets. He is also chairman and co-founder at Funded Today, which is the world's largest premier crowdfunding and creative agency. Funded Today has helped... Read More →
avatar for Joon Bhang

Joon Bhang

Executive Vice President, Korbit Inc.
Stanford University, Graduate School of Business, MBA Class 2007 Sr. Executive member of Korbit inc. Korbit exchange is one of the major exchanges which was successfully acquired to NXC (online game industry leader, listed in Tokyo stock exchange. Recently acquired Bitstamp exchange... Read More →
avatar for John Cooper

John Cooper

Co-Founder and COO, Abelian
John is the COO and Co-Founder of Abelian, a blockchain development company with a SAAS platform for optimizing crypto-mining profitability performance. John has a wide range of leadership and business development experience. With a Master’s in economics John has been researching... Read More →


Friday November 30, 2018 2:45pm - 3:30pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada

3:30pm

Afternoon BIO BREAK (15mins)
Friday November 30, 2018 3:30pm - 3:45pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada

3:45pm

REGULATORY PERSPECTIVES: Emerging Regulation and How to Stay Out of Trouble with CSA, SEC
Speakers
avatar for Alixe Cormick

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... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan C. Dunsmoor, Esq.

Jonathan C. Dunsmoor, Esq.

Senior Of Counsel, Reid and Wise, LLC
Mr. Dunsmoor focuses his practice on securities law, venture capital and private equity, corporate governance, and general corporate matters. Mr. Dunsmoor represents private companies, including those exploring blockchain/ cryptocurrency opportunities, as well as angel investors and... Read More →
avatar for Mike Stephens

Mike Stephens

Partner, Fasken
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... Read More →


Friday November 30, 2018 3:45pm - 4:30pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada

3:45pm

Launching an ICO, STO or HYBRID? Best Practices for Planning and Marketing Your Sale
Speakers
avatar for Kevin Hobbs

Kevin Hobbs

CEO, Vanbex Group
Kevin is a technology founder, recognized leader in the blockchain ecosystem, and currently the CEO of Vanbex Group and Etherparty. As an early entrant into cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, Kevin is a veteran of the industry. His blockchain expertise, combined with over a decade of management experience as a professional and entrepreneur has allowed Kevin to grow the Vanbex Group of companies into one of the largest blockchain s... Read More →
avatar for Chen Liu

Chen Liu

Co-founder & CFO, Coinchain Capital Inc.
Dr. Chen Liu is Co-founder & CFO at Coinchain Capital Inc., a blockchain and full-cycle ICO/STO solution provider.  Dr. Liu is an expert in Blockchain, FinTech, business valuation, and startup structuring and brought 8 years’ experience in IPO, capital market, and financial economics... Read More →
avatar for Denis Silva

Denis Silva

Partner, Gowling WLG LLP
Denis is a lawyer at Gowlings' Vancouver office with expertise in corporate and commercial law, corporate finance, as well as mergers and acquisitions. I have particular experience advising clients in mining, technology and financial sectors on a full range of business law... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Tsing

Michelle Tsing

CEO, Elevate the Blockchain Inc.
She co-founded a blockchain payments startup in 2015 and is a strategic advisor to a number of AI, blockchain and 3D printing companies. She is also a mentor for SVI Academy and Hack Temple, which are both tech incubators located in the United States. Michelle Tsing was an attorney... Read More →
avatar for Dustin Zinger

Dustin Zinger

VP of Investor Relations, Neptune Dash Technologies
Dustin Zinger is the VP of Investor Relations for Neptune Dash Technologies (TSX-V: DASH). He began his investment career by raising capital for real estate investments and private placements. Since 2017, Dustin has been actively involved in the cryptocurrency/blockchain space, helping... Read More →


Friday November 30, 2018 3:45pm - 4:30pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada

4:30pm

COMMUNITY OPEN MIC: Announcements and Pitches
Friday November 30, 2018 4:30pm - 4:40pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada

4:40pm

Closing Keynote by TMX GROUP: The Convergence of Tokenized Offerings and Global Equity Capital Markets
Speakers
avatar for Brady Fletcher

Brady Fletcher

Managing Director & Head of TSX Venture Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange at TMX Group
Brady Fletcher joined TMX Group in October 2016 and is the Managing Director of the TSX Venture Exchange. He is responsible for optimizing the client experience for all issuers and investors, and developing and implementing a multi-faceted strategy to drive sustainable long-term growth... Read More →


Friday November 30, 2018 4:40pm - 5:05pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada

5:05pm

VF2018 Closing Remarks
Friday November 30, 2018 5:05pm - 5:15pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada

5:10pm

VF2018: CONVERGE Closing Cocktail Reception (Sponsored by Judi.ai)
Friday November 30, 2018 5:10pm - 6:45pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada