Equity Crowdfunding: What is Happening

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 On May 28, 2014, I participated in a breakfast meeting on equity crowdfunding in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  The meeting was sponsored the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce and the National Crowdfunding Association of Canada.  The meeting was called: “Leading the Way: Saskatchewan’s Emerging Equity Crowdfunding Environment”.  Other panelists included: Dave Wild, Chair, FCAA; Les Schaevitz, CEO, Holistic Funding Systems Corporation; Chris Masich, McKercher LLP; Wayne Watts, Liquid Capital Corp.; and Blair Knippel, Deloitte/Saskatchewan Capital Network.  Suzanne Paschall of Indie Ink Publishing, and an ambassador of the National Crowdfunding Association of Canada, moderated the event.

My fellow presenters were lively and well-informed.

Dave Wild let it be known during his presentation that Alberta is also looking at adopting the Saskatchewan based start-Up crowdfunding exemption.  The image above shows Dave’s slide on where Alberta is highlighted in yellow.

This is a copy of my presentation’s slide deck:

Alixe Cormick is the founder of Venture Law Corporation in Vancouver, British Columbia and a member of Commercialization Advisory Board of the Life Science Institute at the University of British Columbia, the Advisory Board of the National Crowdfunding Association and two private tech companies. She is also a member of the Pacific Northwest Keiretsu Forum, an association of accredited private equity angel investors, venture capitalists and corporate/institutional investors, and Vantech Angel Technology Network, a Vancouver angel group. You can reach Alixe by phone at 604-659-9188, by email at acormick@venturelawcorp.com, on twitter at @AlixeCormick or on Google+ at +AlixeCormick.
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Equity Crowdfunding: What is Happening
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Powerpoint presentation on equity crowdfunding, its impact globally, and new equity crowdfunding exemptions and other exemptions Canadians can use to crowdfund.
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