Sunday, 14 October 2012

north of 41: Expert Advice from New York & Toronto


Venture Funding Insights: Expert Advice from New York & Toronto

North of 41

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 from 1:30 PM to 6:00 PM Toronto

Global Entrepreneurship Week November 2012
Join us for an afternoon of discussion and expert insight from well respected American and Canadian financing innovators during our Fire Side Chat series.


Topics to be covered:        Crowd Funding  "Show Me How to Raise the Money"
                                          Venture Capitalists "What Keeps Me Up at Night!"

Date:        Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Time:        1:30pm until 6:00pm

Location:   IVEY - Leadership Centre
                The Exchange Tower
                130 King St. West (Ground Flr)
                (corner of King and York)
                Toronto, ON M5X 1A9

Cost:         Early Adopter Tickets    $35.00
                 Regular Tickets            $45.00

Attendees will be able to contribute to the discussion with our speakers during the Q&A sessions following each speaker and an opportunity to mingle and connect during the networking reception.

Speakers include:

Brian Meece
CEO RocketHub, New York

RocketHub is a foremost leader in crowd funding platforms, serving as an innovative tool in financing the new creative economy and responsible for bringing crowd funding into the mainstream.  RocketHub has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Wired, The Economist, CNN, The Washington Post, ABC News and USA Today, Topics for crowd funded ventures will include community engagement, leveraging the financial power of the community and incentivizing.

Brian Koscak
Partner Cassels Brock, Toronto
Chairman of the Exempt Market Dealers Association
Brian has written and published numerous articles involving corporate, securities and insurance matters and spoken at various conferences as a partner at CasselsBrock. He has extensive experience in Registration Reform and advises Portfolio Managers, Investment Fund Managers and Exempt Market Dealers on National Instrument 31-103 requirements, and has developed a registration readiness strategy for clients.  As Chairman of the EMDA, Brian has led a number of strategic initiatives including strengthening the exempt market industry across Canada. 

Derek Smyth
Managing Partner OMERS Ventures, Toronto

OMERS Ventures is the venture capital arm of OMERS, one of Canada's largest pension funds with over $55 billion in net assets, investing in and partnering with the best and brightest entrepreneurs in the technology, media and telecommunications industry to foster, build and grow the knowledge economy. Their portfolio includes companies such as AppHero, BuildDirect, Desire2Learn, Extreme Startups, HootSuite, Hopper, Sweet Tooth, Vision Critical, Wattpad and Wave Accounting.

Fire Side Chat: 2012 promises to inspire professionals and entrepreneurs who are interested in learning more about financing and funding in the new knowledge economy and seeking ways to distinguish themselves in the digital, technology, media and communications landscapes. This event is hosted by North of 41, an organization focused on helping entrepreneurs to build cross border relationships in the digital, mobile and social media space.

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