Crypto, Blockchain ICOs, Tokens

Blockchain + Crowdfunding = Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)

What You Need to Know:

A new funding mechanism using distributed ledger technology (Blockchain) with the potential for massive disruption of public (IPOs) and private markets (venture capital) has exploded globally and is hotter than hot.  Often referred to as ‘Crowdsales', Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and tokens represent the next generation of Crowdfinance and P2P online capital and community aggregation having raised in excess of $1 billion in the first half of 2017.  ICOs are fully digital offers that are designed and sold using the protocols of smart contract technology inherent on public blockchains such as Ethereum that are quickly evolving.

Join us for an afternoon of focused expert discussions followed by an opportunity to network with experts active in the sector.  If you are an investor, a company actively raising capital or key stakeholder in capital markets innovation then this is a must attend event for you that will include in depth panel discussions, presentations, Q&A and networking at venue partner Gowling WLG in Toronto.


  • Registration opens 3 pm

  • Content kicks off at 3:30 pm

  • Event wrap-up by 6 pm

(detailed agenda and speakers coming soon…)

Why attend this event?

  • This is essential knowledge for any one interested in emerging Alternative Finance mechanisms and markets quickly evolving on the Blockchain – Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs, Tokens, Crypto)

  • Expert perspectives delivered by companies and investors that ‘live and breath' the topics being discussed every day.

  • Rapid learning format.  Get exposure to the most important elements in a short period of time.

  • Opportunity to ask questions and answers and network with speakers and experts.

Questions you can expect to be answered

  • What is an blockchain-enabled crypto currency, coin, initial coin offering, token?

  • What problems are ICOs solving and what is the potential impact they will have on venture financing?

  • What do initial coin offerings (ICOs) means for markets, exchanges, investors and companies?

  • What are the latest trends, insights and examples of successful (and not successful) ICOs/tokens?

  • What are the hottest ICO sectors and why?

  • Is an ICO a suitable fit for our business?

  • What are the current regulations and potential of ICOs in Canada, and how do we compare to other jurisdictions?

  • Explore the nature of ICOs and associated risks, costs and financial implications of launching an ICO product to market; or investing in this asset class.

Who should attend event?

  • Innovators, investors, ICO and Crowdfinance/P2P/Fintech decision makers, professionals, advisors, and entreprepreneurial and innovation networks in the alternative finance sector.

  • Startups and SME businesses interested in raising capital from initial coin offering (ICO) and crowdfinancing markets that want to learn about emerging opportunities, regulations, strategies, costs and risks.

  • Investors of all types interested in participating in ICOs and investments online including retail investors, accredited investors, angel investors, VC groups and affiliates, fund managers etc.

  • Prospective funding portals or EMDs looking to move their practice online, or add crypto/ICO/token related products to their offerings.

Event Overview:

  • When:  Nov 16, 2017  (3:00 pm – 6 pm)
  • Venue:  Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
  • 100 King St. West, Suite 1600, First Canadian Place (Map)


  • $25 (Early), $30 (Member Discount), $40 (Standard) + HST
  • Limited tickets, reserve your seat today!
  • Afternoon event + networking.  Refreshments will be served

About NCFA Canada

The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA Canada) is a cross-Canada non-profit actively engaged with both social and investment crowdfunding, alternative finance, fintech, P2P and online investing stakeholders across the country. NCFA Canada provides education, research, industry stewardship, and networking opportunities to over 1600+ members and works closely with industry, government, academia, community and eco-system partners and affiliates to create a strong and vibrant crowdfunding industry in Canada.  Learn more at

Refund Policy

Refunds can be requested prior to and including Nov 9th.  After Nov 9th credits can be applied to all future NCFA related events, seminars, workshops and conferences.  Thank you for your understanding.

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