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Equity Crowdfunding in Canada Primer: Part I of III

Bret Conkin VanFunding 2015

Over the last 8 years, I have spoken to hundreds of entrepreneurs across Canada.  Many are frustrated by a lack of access to capital in order to start of grow their ventures.  As covered here before, banks are not.

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CEO Bret Conkin Event Speaking Schedule

VanFUNDING2015 Crowdfunding Conference

Crowdfunding is touching many industries in 2015 and there is a need for education around the regulations, players, best practices and challenges in the industry. Huge new opportunities now exist to raise funds and extract more favuorable portfolio returns. Here are.

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CrowdfundSuite on CBC News: Crowdfunding for Business

Bret Conkin on CBC TV

The interest in peer lending and equity crowdfunding for business have skyrocketed with the new Startup Crowdfunding Exemptions in 6 provinces in Canada and the huge traction in the UK and the US for businesses.

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Marketplace Lending Disrupting Consumer Loans in Canada

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The consumer loan experience is getting an upgrade in Canada courtesy of some new players that are targeting the long waits and paperwork hassles of traditional loans and the high rates of alternative providers like payday loans. Experience.

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How to Run a Kick-Butt Kickstarter Campaign

How to Run a Kickstarter Infographic

Since Kickstarter launched just over five years ago, investors have pledged more than $1 billion dollars to help fund the thousands of creative projects featured on the crowdfunding platform. While these projects range in scale and success, entrepreneurs.

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The Crowdfunding Escalator: Pick the Right Crowdfunding Platform

The Crowdfunding Escalator to select platforms

As Alternative Investments emerge as an exciting new asset class for institutions and retail investors, entrepreneurs have a wide choice of options on crowdfunding model and platform for their campaign. What are the key factors for Entrepreneurs to consider in.

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The ‘Cicret’ is out – this futuristic bracelet doesn’t exist

Cicret Bracelet

My interview in Brian Jackson's story in ITBusiness Magazine. December 9th, 2014 The latest viral video sensation sweeping social media depicts an incredible piece of wearable technology that you can use while biking, riding transit, or even in the bath. The Cicret bracelet.

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Crowdfunding Insiders: Bret Conkin featured on CrowdClan

Feature on Crowdclan.com

My recent interview with Michael Ibberson of Crowdclan covering my time in crowdfunding, lessons learned and advice for startups.
Michael Ibberson - You’ve been involved in crowdfunding since 2007. Kickstarter was founded in 2009. Over that time, via Read More

CrowdfundSuite to help businesses navigate pools of alternative funding

CrowdfundSuite helps you raise capital

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Media coverage from ITBusiness.ca~~~~~~ You may have only crowdfunded your first burrito this year, but Bret.

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Crowdlending for Business: A great development

This guest post by our Partners InvestNextDoor CEO Tabitha Creighton appeared on Joe Wallin's blog.  Tabitha provides education on crowdlending, what it is, what are the risks and how big it will become.

Businesses borrowing money from.

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