Canadian Equity Crowdfunding Alliance to hold not to be missed conference in Ottawa, June 3, 2014. Blue ribbon speakers to explain pending equity crowdfunding rules in Ontario...


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05/30/2014 [ACCESSWIRE]

Ottawa, ON / ACCESSWIRE / May 30, 2014 / The Equity Crowdfunding Alliance of Canada (ECFA Canada), created to raise awareness of equity crowdfunding, will host the Ottawa leg of its 2014 Canadian Equity Crowdfunding Conference Tour on June 3, 2014. Parallel events will take place in Calgary (May 27), Vancouver (May 29), and Montreal (June 10).

"ECFA Canada has grown remarkably since its founding just a few months ago," said Oscar A. Jofre, noted expert and co-chair of ECFA Canada. "We represent all equity crowdfunding portals in Canada, and a significant number of investors, VCs, issuers, and 3rd party professional advisors. Our working committees are helping evolve equity crowdfunding in Canada though representations to regulatory bodies and educational efforts including our current cross country tour (#ecfa2014). The Toronto leg of the tour sold out and was highly rated by those in attendance. I'm personally very excited to bring this event to our nation's capital."

The event will feature experts in the venture capital, business angel, broker/dealer, securities law, accounting/audit and equity crowdfunding fields. Participants will be able to ask detailed questions and express their points of view during this one day event. Special sessions will chart out how to manage a successful equity crowdfunding campaign. Ample opportunity will also be provided for networking and fostering new business relationships.

"We are pleased to bring The 2014 Equity Crowdfunding Conference Canada Tour to Ottawa," said C. Paul Slaby, Conference Chair. "The event will enable participants to delve into the details of the Ontario model and explore ways to create and participate in equity crowdfunding opportunities here in our community and beyond."

Who should attend The 2014 Equity Crowdfunding Conference Canada Tour?:

  • -- Angel and venture capital investors that are seeking information on how to participate in crowdfunded private security offerings, and on opportunities that equity crowdfunding may create for them;

    -- Issuers - Startups, growth-stage and established companies seeking alternative fundraising options and practical, step-by-step tips on running a successful equity crowdfunding campaign;

    -- Equity Crowdfunding platforms (portals) that are promoting their products and services;

    -- Exempt Market Dealers (EMDs) seeking information on how equity crowdfunding might impact or enhance their businesses;

    -- Marketing specialists, legal advisors, accountants and other business advisors looking for new clients and partners,

    -- Business, accounting or law students interested in the areas of securities, private capital markets, equity crowdfunding best practices, entrepreneurial initiatives, and Internet/Social Media marketing;

    -- Journalists and business bloggers searching for new topics of interest; and

    -- Anyone who is considering supporting equity crowdfunding projects or investing in businesses through equity crowdfunding.

Featured speakers and panelists will include Sandi Gilbert, Founder - SeedUps Canada, Oscar Jofre, CEO - Boardsuite, Brian Koscak - Partner Cassels Brock and C. Paul Slaby, Conference Chair.

The positive momentum started in Toronto in April, continues across the county. Click here to register for the next event of The Canadian Equity Crowdfunding Conference tour in Ottawa at the -----------Marshes Golf Club, Ottawa, on June 3, 2014 and parallel events across the country. Space is limited!

About ECFA Canada
The Equity Crowdfunding Alliance is represented by companies and individuals with an interest in
equity crowdfunding in Canada. ECFA Canada's mandate includes supporting, educating and developing the equity crowdfunding industry in Canada.

ECFA Canada's mandates include:
1. Educating the public, media and Canadian securities regulators about
equity crowdfunding;
2. Guiding issuers and investors into
equity crowdfunding and on to success; and
3. Working with funding portals, angel investors, venture capital firms, registered dealers and other capital markets participants in developing the
equity crowdfunding ecosystem.

If you want to get involved in
equity crowdfunding in Canada or find out more about The 2014 Canadian Equity Crowdfunding Conference tour, join ECFA Canada today at www.ECFAcanada.ca. ECFA Canada is transforming equity investing in Canada.

For more information contact:
Oscar A. Jofre, Founder & CEO. ECFA Canada, 647-965-8268, Oscar@ECFACanada.ca, @ECFACanada on Twitter.

Peter-Paul Van Hoeken, Co-Chair Events Committee, ECFA Canada, @ECFACanada on Twitter.

Media contact:

Howard Oliver, What If What Next - PR, 416-568-5254, holiver@whatifwhatnext.com, @HowardTO on Twitter.

 

SOURCE: The Equity Crowdfunding Alliance of Canada 

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