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VanFUNDING 2018:  CONVERGE

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NOVEMBER 29-30 | VANCOUVER, CANADA

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ABOUT VanFUNDING 2018: CONVERGE

Immerse yourself in high growth financial technology innovations, global market developments and alternative investing opportunities that are crossing the next frontiers

Dates:  November 29-30, 2018 (1.5 days)

Location:  JW Marriott Parq Vancouver (map)

Day 1:  Half day Thought leadership Exchange + Round tables + VIP Networking

Day 2:  Full day conference + Pitching + Networking

Tickets:  $75 – $495

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

The National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association of Canada (NCFA), TODA Network, Vanbex Group, Northern Block, FrontFundr, REITIUM, Funded Today, FintruX, Holt Accelerator, TIMIA Capital, JJ Human Capital, Schulte Research, ESL Coin, The Wallrus, Dragons Den and partners are proud to present VanFUNDING 2018: CONVERGE, an expanded 4th Annual leading financial technology and capital conference in downtown Vancouver that explores explosive growth in blockchain, AI, fintech & funding innovations, global market developments and alternative investment opportunities.

#VF2018 offers world-class education, funding and networking opportunities delivered via keynotes, TEDx-style presentations, panels, workshops, executive round tables, investor pitching, meeting exchanges and mentoring covering Fintech, Blockchain, Crypto, Artificial Intelligence, Crowd and Distributed Finance, Regtech, Payments, Open and Digital banking, Identity and Security, International Trade, Alternative Investing and Innovation Finance topics from a diverse range of perspectives including emerging technologies, investment, regulation, Canadian competitiveness, global innovation and humanity.

This year’s theme, CONVERGE, immerses participants and builds bridges with the most disruptive emerging technologies, capital market innovations and key stakeholders that are powering new global markets, new decentralized models, new forms of computer intelligence, new IP, new infrastructure and new alternative investment opportunities that encapsulate the vision of a Web 3.0. 

Consumers, businesses, incumbents, institutions and governments can no longer sit on the sidelines.  The convergence, decentralization and digital transformation of financial technologies is accelerating at break-neck speed globally, impacting the future of finance and society at all levels.  We are witnessing unprecedented change that will impact our daily lives in how we interact with financial services, generate digital wealth, invest, evaluate, consume, vote, store, transfer and purchase anything of value.  How fast will already existing services be adopted by the masses, which continents will quantum leap to the future, which companies will transform the global ecosystem as they scale? And will the world be a better place as they do so?

“You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”  – Andre Gide

#VF2018:  NOT TO BE MISSED EVENT!

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS and MC

 

Toufi Saliba: Founder and CEO, TODA Network

5 Technical Necessities to Achieving Massive Blockchain Adoption

 

Paul Schulte: Founder and Managing Editor, Schulte Research

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

 

Zach Smith: CEO and Co-Founder, Funded Today

Show Me The Money! How We Crowdfunded $220M+ in 4 Years (Art or Science)

 

Rojin Nair: General Manager Fintech Solutions, Celero

Digital Transformation of the Financial Services Industry

 

Brady Fletcher: Managing Director, TSX Venture Exchange at TMX Group

The Convergence of Tokenized Offerings and Global Equity Capital Markets

 

Brittany Whitmore, CEO and Founder, Exvera Communications Inc.

VF2018:  CONVERGE  Master of Ceremonies

Education +  Workshops + Innovation + Prime Networking

50+ Speakers, 35+ Sessions, 9 Pitching Companies

 

LIMITED TIME TICKET DEALS

FULL DAY EDUCATION + PITCHING + NETWORKING + INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

VanFUNDING 2018 is a not to be missed BLOCKCHAIN, FINTECH & FUNDING INNOVATION and ALT INVESTING conference that features high growth emerging technologies, regulations, game changing projects, the latest trends, deal flow, and investment opportunities.  VF2018 brings markets to life with authentic dialogues and engaging stories that educate, inspire and resonate with innovative start-ups, scale-ups, investors, service providers, thought leaders, policy makers and financial institutions who are leading the next generation of finance.    Connect with leading experts and learn how to build, buy or sell in Canada’s innovation finance markets.

RAISING CAPITAL & ALTERNATIVE INVESTING

Dragon's Den style Pitching

Investment Strategies and Approach

Public, Private and International Markets

Hot Sectors (ie. Fintech, Cannabis, Crypto, Real Estate)

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How to Raise $ Capital (Crowd, Angel, VC, PE)

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Compare Funding Options (ie. Debt, Equity, Rev share, hybrids)

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Bitcoin, Altcoins, Tokens, ICOs, STOs, Digital Assets

Equity, Product, Social and Community Crowdfunding

EMERGING FINANCIAL TECHNOLOGIES & SECTORS

Fintech AI + Data

Blockchain Finance and Innovation

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The Future of Banking

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Mobile Payments & Funds Transfer

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New Sectors (ie. Regtech, Insurtech, Wealthtech)

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Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, Identity

Cloud Computing (ie. Human vs Machine)

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Digital Transformation of Legacy

IMMERSIVE EDUCATION & NETWORKING

Latest Trends, Innovation and Thought Leadership

Emerging Regulations, Risk, Compliance, Governance

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Best Practices, Myths, AMA

Global Innovation, Financial Inclusion and Humanity

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Partnership & Investment, International Trade

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Aligning Stakeholders and Partnerships for Industry Growth

Why VanFUNDING 2018

If you are a financial technology innovator, investment professional or a company actively raising capital or key decision maker/stakeholder in technology and capital markets innovation initiatives and programs, VF2018 is a must attend event featuring 1.5 days of immersive educational content, 50+ speakers, dragon’s den pitching program, co-creation of a post-conference digital magazine and a multitude of networking and partnership opportunities.  New to the program this year is storytelling, culminating in the first fintech digital pop-up magazine.  VF2018 brings together fintech leaders, investors and emerging innovators from start-ups to scale-ups to government regulatory bodies and agencies who have a vision for the future of finance.

Emerging Fintech Innovations

Full day of curated educational programming focused on high growth fintech innovations, adoption trends, market developments and alternative investment opportunities.

Funding & Investment Opportunities

Dragon’s Den style pitching opportunity for companies seeking investment, branding and exposure and investors looking for the latest deal flow.  Connect with early stage and growth funding sources and expert advisors to accelerate your company’s access to capital and funding strategy.

Immersive Educational Experience

If you are launching, scaling, investing or supporting the fintech ecosystem in Canada, VF2018 is the most comprehensive and immersive educational and networking platform for you to connect with.

Industry Workshops & Executive Exchange

Expert led industry workshops and round tables for fintech CEOs, leaders and decision makers to discuss and connect with peers the latest in insider industry opportunities and challenges.

Tap Expanding Networks

Connect with expansive fintech and funding networks of investors, innovators, strategic partners, mentors and more. Learn from entrepreneurial pitches, and directly connect to industry and domain experts globally.

Co-Create a Pop-up Magazine

Experience the first ever Fintech & Funding live pop-up magazine!  Storytelling and attendee participation in a unique format where no two stories are the same (even if the topics are)!  Help co-create the first digital issue.

For Investors and Funders

Discover high growth deals in hot sectors such as blockchain, AI, fintech, cannabis and real estate, and connect with other investors.

For Financial Institutions and Enterprise

Source partnerships and investment opportunities that solve legacy gaps, improve customer experience, market intel and efficiencies.

For Government and Agencies

Learn how emerging digital technologies impacts financial services and what it means for government and policy makers.

For Startups and Scaleups

Network and pitch your company to investors, customers and partners.  Learn about funding options and how to raise capital.

For Industry Participants

Propel your business.  Uncover insights and make new connections with customers, partners, investors, entrepreneurs and innovators.

For Fintech Innovators

Rub elbows with leaders and experts at the intersection of financial innovation, regulations, technology, investment and community.

VF2018 PARTNER OPPORTUNITIES!

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THUR, NOV 29:  VIP SESSIONS + NETWORKING

Venue:  Parq Vancouver (39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3)

Location:  Burrard Room / D6 Lounge

FRI, NOV 30:  FULL DAY CONFERENCE

Venue:  Parq Vancouver (39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3)

Location:  Kitsilano, Fairview and Pre-function areas