November 29-30, 2018


VanFUNDING 2018: CONVERGE is 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: CONVERGE 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. Learn more about VanFUNDING.


Abelian has created the first ever peer-2-peer mining platform. Abelian is a mining and exchange platform built on the Ethereum network. The Abelian protocol leverages smart contract technology and AI-driven smart algorithms to seamlessly optimize mining operations for miners. The Abelian mining platform will offer unique settings that optimize mining performance and allow users to automate token exchange in real-time for profit optimization. Abelian's MVP mining application will be ready to launch early 2019. For more information, visit the company's website at

Accelerate Okanagan

Accelerate Okanagan's mission is to give new and growing technology-driven businesses the mentorships and connections they need to thrive. As the Okanagan tech community and companies within it continue to grow, so does Accelerate Okanagan's support model. Coined 'Continuous Acceleration,' the company delivers unique programming for all stages of growth. The reality is, each stage of the entrepreneurial process demands a different set of tools and Accelerate Okanagan is constantly iterating in an effort to meet these needs. Regardless of stage or company development, having a mentor to help navigate the entrepreneurial journey is key. For more information, visit the company's website at

Advance Tech Media

Advance Tech Media is focused on promoting excellence in frontier tech. They interview founders and influencers from around the globe who give their audience insight into what it takes to massively scale from great idea to leading industry maker. The company's primary media channel, the Advance Tech Podcast, is recorded in Vancouver BC, Canada and caters to a global audience of 1M listeners: developers, entrepreneurs and industry innovators. The Advance Tech Podcast, hosted by CEO and Founder Alexandra Moxin and CTO Adam Dymitruk, provides a spotlight for innovative and disruptive initiatives and features guests building the technology of tomorrow. Advance Tech Media is dedicated to advancing research and supporting the responsible application of bleeding edge technology and practices that foster quality, equality and sustainability. For more information, visit the company's website at


AiBB is an artificial intelligence (Ai) cryptocurrency platform that aims to be the premiere advisor for traders with a full suite of features to support a transparent, mature crypto market. AiBB is an analytics powerhouse with an Ai assistant to help make sense of the crypto markets. This all-in-one application has all the tools and features required to grow portfolios and become successful traders. For more information, visit the company's website at

BC Blockchain Forum

The BC Blockchain Forum mission is to build acceptance and trust in the design and use of digital assets and blockchain-based technologies though demonstrating ethical leadership, good business practice, principle-centered governance frameworks, standards and self-regulation in the digital asset and blockchain economy. The BC Blockchain Forum events offer unique and regular opportunities to engage with pioneers, industry experts, influencers, investors, mentors, and enthusiasts from the private and public sector. For more information, visit the company's website at

BC Tech Association

The BC Tech Association is guided by its mission to make British Columbia the best place to grow a tech company. For more than 20 years, BC Tech has been providing opportunities for the tech industry to collaborate, learn, and grow together. The company is dedicated to connecting companies, developing talent, sharing stories, and advocating on behalf of tech companies to keep the industry thriving. For more information, visit the company's website at

Canadian Investor

Canadian Investor reports on financial news and investment opportunities in Canadian markets. Canadian Investor retains an audience of business readers primarily in Canada and the USA, offering coverage of main stream investment opportunities as well as seeking out overlooked investment opportunities. CI focuses on the business and activities of publicly traded companies, showcasing Canada's best, as well as the up and coming. For more information, visit the company's website at


Celero brings a rich history and extensive experience in the co-operative financial services sector. The only Canadian company included in the 2017 IDC Top 100 FinTech Rankings, Celero provides full-service, end-to-end IT, that meets the unique needs of credit unions and financial institutions. As the needs of clients shift to meet the financial service delivery demands of the technology savvy member, so too is Celero evolving with the credit union system. Celero is helping clients build their future delivery in key strategic areas: Digital and Mobile Banking; Enhanced IT services; and Modernizing Core Banking. For more information, visit the company's website at


CIX is a 'must attend' technology innovation destination where investors, innovative companies, entrepreneurs and facilitators converge to drive economic growth and accelerate the development and implementation of new ideas. CIX was launched in 2007 by investors who wanted one destination which curates and showcases the best early and growth stage tech companies from across Canada. CIX has grown to become a two-day, internationally recognized tech investment conference. This dynamic event attracts investors and corporates from across Canada, the US and globally who come to meet Canada's best young tech companies. For more information, visit the company's website at


ConsiderFunding provides the resources and the funding portal access for businesses and investors to learn, navigate and participate in new equity crowdfunding rules within the Canadian capital-raising ecosystem. Many successful companies began as a start-ups and accessed capital through an exemption under the rules provided under Canadian securities laws. ConsiderFunding… for Investors and Businesses. For more information, visit the company's website at

Crowdfund Suite

Crowdfund Suite was created to offer funding platform development and turn-key services and education to help clients successfully navigate the alternative funding arena. Crowdfund Suite helps you find clarity out of the complexity of the Crowd Economy to identify opportunities and better deliver on business goals. The company has helped raise over $40M since 2012 and helped leading platforms, dealer-brokers and other industry stakeholders develop effective portals, strategies and solutions to participate in the boom. Crowdfund Suite also helps entrepreneurs and investors with funding and deal flow. For more information, visit the company's website at


To make sense of the changing digital economy, DigitalFutures assists executives, entrepreneurs and investors, regulators and government decision-makers and strategists to navigate the latest trends, emerging business models and most promising services to future-proof their businesses, ventures and government innovation, trade and investment programs. DigitalFutures Consultancy focuses on innovations in fintech, cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies, alternative financing, ICOs, and TAOs (Tokenized Asset Offerings). For more information, visit the company's website at

EMRJ Marketing Growth Agency

EMRJ Marketing Growth Agency focuses on helping its startup clients get customers and spread their story. EMJR is comprised of a team of tech entrepreneurs, educators, and marketers that specialize in building innovation with speed and ease. For more information, visit the company's website at

ESL Coin

ESL Coin is the full application of blockchain technology to the ESL (English as Second Language) industry. In addition to providing a common means of payment, it will function as a decentralized autonomous database of ESL students, teachers and businesses. Smart contract technology will be used to assign reputations to users based on feedback from others, who will be initially verified by a blockchain-based ID system. Anyone will be able to use this network to find ESL services or clients without paying hefty middlemen fees. Instead, what little fees exist will be redistributed as micropayments to native English speakers who help students practice, as well as to miners and other third parties. For more information, visit the company's website at

Exvera Communications Inc.

Exvera Communications Inc. is a public relations firm with international reach based in Vancouver, B.C. The company specializes in communications for disruptive technology and emerging industries. Exvera means "from truth," finding the stories and telling them. Exvera helps grow your brand and influence, tells your story and builds your community. For more information, visit the company's website at


Fasken is BC's largest law firm with 140 lawyers in its Vancouver office. This location provides a hub for the firm's business law and litigation services and is home to many members of its mining, energy, technology and real estate teams. The office was founded more than 125 years ago and remains deeply rooted in local activities and involved in a range of international issues of importance to the firm's clients. Known as a community leader, Fasken is proud to be the official law firm of the Vancouver Canucks. For more information, visit the company's website at

Female Funders

Female Funders is empowering thousands of women to become the angel investors of tomorrow, through blended education, investment opportunities, and a global community. Women have untapped industry experience, corporate networks, and accredited investor capital that allow them to have real impact on early stage companies. These women are the future face of venture funding. For more information, visit the company's website at

Fintech Insider

Fintech Insider and Crowdfund Insider form the leading news and information website covering the emerging global industry of disruptive finance including crowdfunding, Blockchain peer-to-peer / marketplace lending and other forms of Fintech. The site provides extensive coverage, and industry leading perspective, from a team of staff writers and leading industry expert contributors from around the world. The portal was envisioned and created by dedicated industry professionals and is supported by an independent group of investors. For more information, visit the company's website at

FintruX Network

FintruX Network makes it easy for borrowers to connect with reputable lenders and servicing agencies, save money with competitive interest rates, and get an affordable loan within minutes in a fair and transparent process without collateral. FintruX Network is making decentralized financing with trust a no-brainer for borrowers and lenders, building an ecosystem where transparency, risk reduction, and efficiency is maximized to ensure all participants win. For more information, visit the company's website at

Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre

Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre is Western Canada's first clean technology accelerator, launched in March 2013 as a not-for-profit corporation to foster the growth of small and medium size businesses (SMEs) in the development and commercialization of viable technology solutions to create and produce energy more efficiently and responsibly. Foresight helps clients discover sustainable and profitable business models through parallel processes of Customer Development and Agile Product Development. During this process, Foresight brings clean technology entrepreneurs together with corporate partners, universities, government agencies and local service providers. For more information, visit the company's website at


FrontFundr connects investors and entrepreneurs. Investing in young companies has been limited to angel investors, venture capital firms and wealthy individuals. These investors represent only a fraction of the larger investor community who are excited and have the financial means to participate in growing new companies. FrontFundr uses today's technology to enable entrepreneurs to raise money from a much larger investor community. This is an opportunity for seasoned investors and the wider public to come together to directly drive innovation and entrepreneurship. With FrontFundr, both experienced and regular investors can exercise positive influence on businesses they would like to see succeed. For more information, visit the company's website at

Funded Today

Funded Today is the world's leading expert in crowdfunding consulting and marketing. Funded Today's proprietary marketing system can get projects a lot more pledges. Funded Today has raised millions of dollars for Kickstarter and Indiegogo projects. Funded Today offers the first ever cashback program for crowdfunding plus delivers strategies and solutions through its educational formats: Funded Today blog and CrowdCon. For more information, visit the company's website at


FundRazr is an award-winning online fundraising platform that has helped thousands of people and organizations raise money for causes they care about. FundRazr offers a fundraising platform that is easy to use, inexpensive and readily accessible. FundRazr's online fundraising platform has helped raise over $115 million for over 140,000 campaigns in dozens of countries around the world. For more information, visit the company's website at


Grow is reimagining the role of banking in people's lives. Today, we provide financial institutions with white labelled, end-to-end acquisition and engagement solutions including retail and commercial Account Opening, Lending, and a hyper-personalized financial dashboard. Tomorrow, we're going beyond digitized banking services. The solutions we provide to financial institutions today are building our vision of optimized decision-making using AI-powered insights. Grow is capitalizing on rich data sets that exist across the financial services industry so that with our customers, we can deliver valuable insights and advice to help people reduce their financial anxiety and lead more successful lives. For more information, visit

Holt Fintech AI Accelerator

The Holt family legacy is rooted in tradition and entrepreneurship. The history of investing, growing, supporting, and building financial companies for five generations, has led to the creation of the Holt FinTech Acelerator, powered by an AI solutions provider. Receive business knowledge going back generations, mentorship by world-class industry leaders, machine learning AI solutions, and generous funding. Holt provides access to world-class networks and helps close the deal. It's the only accelerator with a team filled with PhDs to support your development. For more information, visit the company's website at is an accredited news source recognized by Google news and Apple News plus global syndication, covering everything from cannabis to mining to biotech and more. is a news source that also has a PR/Social Media division to get the story out. Always adding distribution outlets, the company is very active on social media and on the most popular news apps and creates great content: articles, Q&A's, videos and podcasts. podcasts can be heard on iTunes, iHeart Radio, Tunein, Google Play Music, Stitcher and more. For more information, visit the company's website at

Ivy Lender

Ivy Lender lives and breathes business financing. Ivy's business financing expertise, access to best options at the best rates, and ethical business practices has made the company the go-to for businesses in need of funding. Ivy Lender has an established network of trusted partners that provide the best possible financing options. Ivy customizes every deal to the unique cash flow needs of its customers and strives to offer sustainable solutions that allow evaluation of what's best for your business. Whether it's funding for a one-time project or ongoing capital, Ivy Lender can help with your business financing needs. For more information, visit the company's website at

JJ Human Capital Consulting

Jodi Johnson from JJ Human Capital Consulting is a Human Resources Leader. Scaling Culture + Building Start Up + Growth Companies Globally. A highly collaborative Human Capital professional with over 15 years' experience at large scale organizations and multiple startups. Connecting outstanding people with the world's most innovative companies. For more information, visit the company's website at


Judi.AI provides financial institutions with a configurable AI-driven loan adjudication platform with a unified credit engine for SMB and consumer lending. Judi reduces the time it takes to process applications, helping build a quality loan book quickly and efficiently. The company's frictionless, multichannel application only takes minutes to complete and is accessible 24/7 online or in-branch to provide instant loan decisioning. For more information, visit the company's website at

Keiretsu Forum

Keiretsu Forum is the world's largest angel investor network with over 2,500 accredited investor members. Keiretsu Forum Members collaborate in the due diligence of presenting companies, but, make individual investment decisions with $750m invested in over 1,000 companies to date ($300M in Northwest). Entrepreneurs consistently find value in the extensive resources, feedback, mentoring, and funding while Investor Members enjoy well-screened, quality deal flow, group mindshare in evaluating deals, and association in a powerful, intelligent group of professionals. The Keiretsu Forum community is strengthened through angel investor education events, social opportunities, and charitable giving. For more information, visit the company's website at

Lending Loop

Lending Loop is an online marketplace that connects lenders and borrowers, resulting in a fairer outcome for both parties. Lending Loop's online model allows businesses' loan applications to be evaluated using sophisticated decision models supported by hundreds of data points. Using this technology, Lending Loop aims to advance the Canadian lending ecosystem by providing accessible capital at fair rates to promising SMEs while simultaneously improving fixed income returns for lenders. To date, the company has provided over $33 million in small business financing and attracted over 8,000 active retail investors. For more information, visit the company's website at

Lighthouse Labs

Lighthouse Labs was created in 2013 by a team of software developers with a passion for code, mentorship and education. The company's mission is to find the best ways to train the next generation of developers and transform the way tech education is delivered. Five years later, Lighthouse Labs introduced over 20,000 Canadians to the practice of coding and launched 1,000+ graduates into careers as professional developers. With the support of a brilliant team of instructors and mentors, Lighthouse Labs continues to empower students, launch careers, and contribute to the incredible growth of Canada's tech industry. For more information, visit the company's website at


LoanConnect developed a search engine that enables consumers to search for loans from various Canadian lending institutions. The company connects consumers looking to finance goods or services with loan organizations that offer loans outside of traditional mortgages or lines of credit. LoanConnect's aims to provide Canadians with easier access to credit from private lending institutions located across the country. LoanConnect also works directly with business owners by offering a consumer portal. Businesses utilizing the service log their clients onto the portal and lead them through an application for financing that offers an instant loan to cover the cost of their product or service. For more information, visit the company's website at

Market One Media Group

Market One Media Group is Canada's leader in content creation and distribution for public companies. Market One provides media and marketing solutions to public companies, financial institutions, media and market research newsletters. Through relationships with Postmedia, Bell Media, and Rogers Media, clients can enjoy distribution and exposure on Canada's most credible platforms such as The Financial Post and Business News Network (BNN Bloomberg). Market One Media Group is a multi-platform media solution operating in print, digital, and broadcast television. In a changing media climate, Market One Media Group is focused on providing robust solutions for Canada's capital markets. For more information, visit the company's website at

Meatme is on a mission to provide total food-chain transparency for the conscious carnivore. is an online platform where customers have access to ethically-raised, sustainably produced and locally sourced meat, available in a "build a box" or subscription model. At Meatme, it's important that the customer have direct connection to a trusted network of farmers, ranchers and fisherfolk who provide top-quality BC meat - and it's all conveniently delivered from the farm to the table. For more information, visit the company's website at

MMH Blockchain Group

From expert guidance on how to market and promote your Blockchain Technology based company, to providing strategic advice on how to conduct fundraising, the MMH Blockchain Group will be your guide. MMH Blockchain is a one stop shop for strategy, marketing, public relations, and events for Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technology companies. As a leading technology, business strategy, marketing, event & PR consultant, MMH Blockchain Group will help you reach goals by providing the personalized attention needed to succeed. For more information, visit the company's website at


NetworkNewsWire (NNW) is a financial news and content distribution company that provides (1) access to a network of wire services via NetworkWire to effectively reach all target markets, industries and demographics (2) article and editorial syndication to 5,000+ news outlets (3) enhanced press release services to ensure maximum impact (4) social media distribution via the Investor Brand Network (IBN) to nearly 2 million followers, (5) a full array of corporate communications solutions, and (6) a total news coverage solution with NNW Prime. As a multifaceted organization with an extensive team of contributing journalists and writers, NNW is uniquely positioned to best serve private and public companies that desire to reach a wide audience of investors, consumers, journalists and the general public. By cutting through the overload of information in today's market, NNW brings its clients unparalleled visibility, recognition and brand awareness. NNW is where news, content and information converge. For more information, visit the company's website at

New Ventures BC

New Ventures BC runs the annual Innovate BC-New Ventures Competition, the largest and longest-running tech competition in BC, awarding $275,000 in cash and prizes to early-stage startups. Since 2000, the company has supported 2360 startups, who have created 3720+ jobs and have raised 302 million in financing. New Ventures BC is a non-profit organization that receives funding from both government and corporate sponsors. The company also offers a mentored, online Venture Acceleration Program focused on customer discovery and Market Validation Training. For more information, visit the company's website at

Next Decentrum

The grand vision of Next Decentrum is to unleash the power of emerging tech innovation in the world by building the future of learning and education. The company is building a suite of products to help teams and organizations future-proof their operations and unlock the hidden potential of emerging technologies and decentralized innovation. For more information, visit the company's website at

Northern Block

Northern Block is a full-stack blockchain service shop and more. The company's mission is to help clients launch blockchain applications that real customers will use. Northern Block understands that new blockchain-based products mean new business models. Northern Block is here to build those models and into adoption. Northern Block is fully committed to client projects and consistently go the extra mile to ensure products are performant and meet a high standard of quality to be production-ready. Northern Block creates real, viable business models. For more information, visit the company's website at

Northmark Ventures

Northmark Ventures is a high value-add investor in technology-driven companies. Northmark builds deep, high-value-add relationships by working with you now on what matters most…building your product to satisfy your customers. In addition to bringing decades of business experience, Northmark uses its own 20-person technical team for the benefit of your product now, while you hire or expand your own expert team over time. Northmark's team is senior with a decade of experience together, specializing in "hard" technologies such as blockchain, financial, trading and money-handling applications, embedded hardware, artificial intelligence and machine learning. For more information, visit the company's website at


Created to support and empower small businesses, OnDeck is 100% committed to serving customers with the smartest financing solutions and world-class service. OnDeck is the secure financing service that business owners everywhere can truly rely on. OnDeck is in online small business lending with innovative products and services. For more information, visit the company's website at

Owl Technologies Inc.

Owl Technologies Inc. is a salesbot on a secure platform allowing processing of sensitive customer data. offers automation solutions that deal with sensitive data to complete sales and improve customer service for various products of banks and insurers. Owl provides a proprietary zero-knowledge platform with unique customer profiling capabilities allowing highly regulated institutions to offer personalized experience to their customers without compromising security or integrity of data. For more information, visit the company's website at


Named by CB Insights to the 2018 Fintech 250, a list of the worlds' top fintech startups, Progressa is Canada's fastest growing financial technology lender focused on changing the way pay cheque to pay cheque Canadians access and build credit. Since 2013, the company mission has been to build a socially responsible consumer finance company that encourages borrowing for the right reasons that Canadians can be proud of. Progressa's enterprise solutions suite, driven by the 4th Generation Progressa Score™, is built for collection agencies, enterprise, and point of sale finance. For more information, visit the company's website at


PwC provides industry focused professional services including audit and assurance, risk assurance, tax, deals and consulting in areas such as cybersecurity and privacy, human resources, digital transformation and forensics. PwC has more than 6,700 partners and staff in locations across Canada. The company helps resolve complex issues and identify opportunities for public, private and government clients. PwC helps organizations and individuals create the impact they're looking for, by delivering the best of collective thinking, experience and solutions to build public trust and enhance value for clients and communities. For more information, visit the company's website at


Quantex is bringing to market a new class of ultra-high performance, resilient enterprise grade liquidity enablement solutions for tokenized asset and cryptocurrency services. Quantex's trading engine technology, and user interfaces are built using technology and expertise from securities exchanges and high frequency trading. Quantex's services are built by the ultimate combination of veterans finance and blockchain to bring the best of both worlds together. A convergence between the tokenized digital, and traditional worlds is happening in finance, and Quantex will be the premier facilitator of bringing these universes together. For more information, visit the company's website at

Reitium Blockchain Technologies, Ltd.

Reitium Blockchain Technologies, Ltd. is a smart contract real estate investment platform, leveraging its own asset-backed, digital token tethered to real estate. The Reitium platform allows users to browse global real estate investment opportunities, and the Reitium token allows users to legally buy and sell partial ownership from any device. The Reitium token utilizes IBM's Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, hosted by The Linux Foundation. The Reitium platform reduces the barrier to entry for investing in global Real Estate. For more information, visit the company's website at


Responsive is a hybrid wealth advisor solution for banks and private managers. Responsive is technology company built for the financial services and wealth management industry. The company is on a mission to humanize wealth management using machine learning and intuitive user experience design. For more information, visit the company's website at

Schulte Research

Schulte Research is an independent research service provided by IND-X Advisors Limited. Paul Schulte has 27 years of experience as an analyst. He has experience in economic policy, sell side research, buy side, and academia. His research integrates analysis of banks and liquidity with corporate credit to get a clear and robust view of equity markets. For more information, visit the company's website at


Spring was founded in January 2014 with the mission of making impact entrepreneurship mainstream. While traditional incubators and accelerators tend to focus on technology ventures, Spring works with leaders and innovators solving today's biggest societal challenges. The common thread behind all the ideas and ventures that Spring helps support is their commitment to changing the world for better. Spring is using business as a force for good to empower social impact leaders with the know-how, network and support needed to build a better business. For more information, visit the company's website at

Sproutly Canada, Inc.

Sproutly Canada, Inc.'s (OTC: SRUTF) (CSE: SPR) (FRA: 38G) core mission is to become the leading supplier to the cannabis beverage and consumables market. The company's Toronto based, ACMPR licensed facility was built to cultivate pharmaceutical grade cannabis to supply a technological breakthrough in producing and formulating the first natural, truly water-soluble cannabis solution. Sproutly's business focus is to execute on partnerships with local and globally established consumer brands to leverage their existing customer bases, further expand brand loyalty, assist with marketing, and support distribution networks to deliver this scientific breakthrough with speed and efficiency worldwide. For more information, visit the company's website at

Startup Canada

Startup Canada is a grassroots network of entrepreneurs working together to build an environment for entrepreneurship in Canada. Through online platforms, grassroots Startup Communities and cross-sector initiatives, Startup Canada is advancing entrepreneurial momentum and a culture of entrepreneurship, as the voice of Canadian entrepreneurs. Startup Canada's activities include: a national network of grassroots Startup Communities & Community Builders; Startup Connect – an online directory, network and marketplace for the Canadian entrepreneur community; and, High-impact social and mainstream media cultural campaigns, flagship events and cross-sector initiatives. For more information, visit the company's website at


With over 1 million unique visitors a month, Stockhouse is Canada's #1 financial portal and one of North America's largest small cap investor communities. is the global hub for investors to find relevant financial news, access expert analysis and opinion and share knowledge and information with each other. What's makes Stockhouse truly unique is the power of its large community of active investors. Simply stated, investors come to Stockhouse to gain ideas and information to help them make money. No other financial portal creates more user-generated content than Stockhouse. For more information, visit the company's website at

Talent Collective

Talent Collective is focused on technology enabled companies and individuals longing to thrive in the new digital economy. Fueled by a mission to bridge the gap between what candidates really want and what employers really need, Talent Collective is positioned smack in the middle. Talent Collective is a human approach to helping people find and maximize their career paths. They coach business leaders and individuals, empowering them to work at their best. For more information, visit the company's website at

The National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association (NCFA Canada)

The National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association (NCFA Canada) is a financial innovation ecosystem that provides education, market intelligence, industry stewardship, networking and funding opportunities and services to thousands of community members and works closely with industry, government, partners, and affiliates to create a vibrant and innovative fintech and funding industry in Canada. Decentralized and distributed, NCFA is engaged with global stakeholders and helps incubate projects and investment in fintech, alternative finance, crowdfunding, peer-to-peer finance, payments, digital assets and tokens, blockchain and cryptocurrency, regtech, and insurtech sectors. For more information, visit the company's website at

The Wallrus

The Wallrus is a social signage solution that enables the display of live social media feeds on any screen, television or projector. No need to be a professional developer or a web designer. It only takes a couple of minutes to be able to display favorite #hashtags anywhere. Social signage is the most effective way to engage on social media with a live audience. Wallrus creates compelling calls-to-action to help grow reach tenfold and convert target markets. For more information, visit the company's website at

TIMIA Capital Corporation

TIMIA Capital Corporation (TSX-V: TCA) (OTC: TIMCF) is a specialty finance company that provides growth capital to technology companies in exchange for payments based on monthly revenue. This alternative financing option complements both debt and equity financing, while allowing entrepreneurs and existing stakeholders to retain ownership and control of their business. TIMIA's singular focus is the fast growing, global, business-to-business Software-as-a-Service (or SaaS) segment. The company aligns with entrepreneurial management teams growing their sales from $1 Million to $10 Million in Annual Recurring Revenue. For more information, visit the company's website at

TMX Group Limited

TMX Group Limited is a Canadian financial services company that operates equities, fixed income, derivatives, and energy markets exchanges. The company provides services encompassing listings, trading, clearing, settling and depository facilities, information services as well as technology services for the international financial community. TMX Group is best known for its stock exchanges, Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), which serves the senior equity markets, and TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV), which serves the public venture equity market. For more information, visit the company's website at


TODA can help every blockchain to be placed on top of it, instead of only TCP/IP, thereby allowing every blockchain to benefit from Security, Efficiency, Confidentiality and Scalability. It can add value to a multitude of industries, from finance to fashion, space, healthcare, education, IoT and anything else that involves transactions of digital assets and information. Deployment of ledger-based systems (such as Bitcoin) on top of the TODA protocol is also currently being tested. For more information, visit the company's website at


TokenFunder aligns the latest blockchain technologies and capital markets practices with the changing regulatory environment to build trust in the new world of digital finance. TokenFunder's Smart Token Asset Management Platform (STAMP) will be a Software-as-a-Service platform using one of the leading-edge web and blockchain technology to keep fundraising costs low, while increasing tracking, trust and transparency for the project funders and users of the platform. For more information, visit the company's website at

True North Digital

True North Digital is focused on helping entrepreneurs up-level, take control and create. The company delivers digital guidance, content and creativity through several different packages. Services include branding, coaching sessions, digital strategy, website creation, program creation, social media optimization, website audits and more. For more information, visit the company's website at


The Vanbex Group was established in 2013 as a strategic communications organization to better tell the story of the companies in the blockchain industry. Vanbex has since evolved into a professional services firm that specializes in all aspects of the blockchain industry. From grassroots marketing, application development, communications, strategy, public relations and operations consulting, Vanbex can assist at any stage of growth. For more information, visit the company's website at

Vancouver Economic Commission

The Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) works to position Vancouver as a globally recognized city for innovative, creative and sustainable business. VEC strengthens tech, digital entertainment and green economy sectors through strategic programs and initiatives that address each stage of the business growth continuum. The VEC's Strategic Initiatives & Sector Development, Marketing & Research and Asia Pacific Centre teams achieve objectives by working directly with entrepreneurs, and the wide range of stakeholders with whom they interact – from elected officials and departments of all levels of government to peer organizations, industry associations and educational institutions. For more information, visit the company's website at

Vancouver Startup Week

Vancouver Startup Week brings together entrepreneurs, investors, community leaders, and friends for one engaging week, celebrating Greater Vancouver's innovation and technology communities. Vancouver Startup Week is a celebration of community. During Vancouver Startup Week, organizations in Vancouver's startup community host events in their offices, in community-centered spaces, and at hospitality venues around Greater Vancouver. Vancouver Startup Week is run by a team of passionate, dedicated volunteers, each of whom come from the startup ecosystem in Vancouver (and beyond): entrepreneurs, developers, designers, community organizers, fundraisers, investors, accelerators, incubators, and service providers. For more information, visit the company's website at

VANTEC Angel Network

VANTEC Angel Network is a group of angel investors that supports promising BC-based entrepreneurs in technology ventures with angel investment, advice and connections. Since 1999, VANTEC has hosted monthly angel investment meetings where 8-12 early stage companies present their business and investment opportunity to an audience of angel investors. Entrepreneurs are offered a 90-second preview pitch and the chance to give a full presentation based on investor interest. VANTEC provides angel investors with a strong deal flow of vetted early stage seed investment opportunities. VANTEC provides entrepreneurs an opportunity to pitch and present their value proposition and build relationships with angel investors. For more information, visit the company's website at

YVR Startups

YVR Startups is a tech community blog dedicated to helping professionals discover Vancouver's vibrant tech community. Vancouver is regarded by many in the tech world as "Silicon Valley North" with a good startup environment in part to startup friendly government policies, an abundance of talents, easy capital and available startup resources. Despite the abundance of support, launching a startup is still no easy task. YVR Startups seeks to connect, share stories and best practices, and inspire tech entrepreneurs to overcome challenges and succeed. For more information, visit the company's website at


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