This year's theme was Innovation Finance: Fintech + Funding and included 75+ speakers, 30+ sessions, 12 live pitching finalists, and keynotes from PayPal Canada, SeedInvest, Funded Today and Fineqia (ex-London Stock Exchange). It was another great success with 400+ companies looking for capital, investors/funders, crowd platforms, regulators, advisors, service providers and media. Content was rich and provocative with speakers from Hong Kong, London, Silicon Valley, Chicago, New York, and across Canada.
Building on the success of the prior two national industry conferences, this year's summit included an additional half-day of 'Master class' investor workshops and VIP networking mixer. The CCS2017 Summit was about accelerating access to fintech opportunities and emerging alternative finance capital markets and brought forth the most relevant dialogues, issues, front line stories, trends, and data. It looked to address specific regulatory questions and bring more international partnerships and investors into a diverse, innovative and talented pool of industry stakeholders.
This was a conference for the 'Future of Financial Services': companies raising capital, financial innovators, investors, entrepreneurs, professionals, builders, and connectors:
The countdown begins as speakers and partners are getting excited for the annual industry conference in Toronto.
The Pre-CCS2017 Workshops and VIP Networking Reception kicks off at OneEleven's brand new space on Front Street West.