VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The VanFUNDING 2016 conference is being held today (Oct. 18) at The Imperial on 319 Main Street where Vanbex Group founder and president Lisa Cheng will be a panelist.
Disclaimer: This is a press release.
Director of the National Crowdfunding Association of Canada, Craig Asano, said the event is about connecting innovators and key stakeholders in the financial technology and crowdfunding ecosystem in Western Canada and the Pacific North, to help startups and scale-ups accelerate access to capital to grow their ventures.
“Education and awareness are the greatest roadblocks to realizing the full potential of the crowdfunding industry,” said Asano. “Canada cannot be left behind other countries that are innovating in this sector and reaping great economic benefits and job creation.”
Cheng will discuss Initial Coin Offerings (“ICOs”), the popular method of fundraising in the cryptographic currency and blockchain community, and will join other respected names from various areas of the finance and financial technology industries.
“VanFunding is a great opportunity to highlight the work Vanbex has done in the crypto-crowdfunding space,” said Cheng. “To date Vanbex has helped over 30 companies raise more than $20 million and we’re excited about the potential of the crowdfunding model and the capacity it has to help innovative companies grow faster.”
The one-day event starts at 7:30 a.m. and will run until 7 p.m. Throughout the day, attendees will listen to presentations and panels that span 23 different sessions, covering topics such as crowdfunding, research and innovation.
Cheng’s panel is scheduled to start at 11:35 a.m., and is titled “Investing in Fintech Ecosystems: New Pipes, New Plumbing, New Game…Old Principles.” She will be joined by representatives from Varshney Capital Corp. and the VANTEC Angel Network.
Visit vanfundingconf.ca for more information on the event.
About Vanbex Group
Established in 2013 as a strategic consulting firm to better tell the story of digital currency and blockchain-based companies, Vanbex has since evolved into a blockchain-based products and services firm, specializing in all aspects of the industry. Visit Vanbex.com.
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