The Future of Payments and FinTech Regulation

The High Commission of Canada’s Trade Office in Johannesburg will be hosting the Canadian Virtual FinTech Festival to South Africa from 18 to 21 October, 2021. We are pleased to invite you to this thought-provoking and engaging discussion on “The Future of Payments and FinTech Regulation” on Tuesday, 19 October from 16:30 – 17:30 SAST / 10:30 – 11:30 EDT. Welcoming remarks will be delivered by Ms. Sara Wilshaw, Chief Trade Commissioner and Assistant Deputy Minister of the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service.

Texas Technology Opportunities in the Defense & Security Industries

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Join the Consulate General of Canada in Dallas for a conversation about the Texas tech industry and how to navigate defense and security opportunities with the DoD and other state and federal departments in Texas. You will hear from Marcos Cervantes, Vice President, Operations of Capital Factory, Texas' center of gravity for entrepreneurs who will discuss how Canadian companies can best navigate Texas' defense and security ecosystem. Topics of discussion and format will include: Welcoming Remarks: Duane Robson, Senior Trade Commissioner and Andre Galuban, Trade Commissioner, Canadian Consulate in Dallas Texas Tech, Defense and Security Industry Overview: Marcos Cervantes, Vice President, Operations, Capital Factory Q&A and Closing Remarks  

Navigating support for LGBTQ2+ led businesses

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Join Canadian experts to learn how to find government support for your LGBTQ2+ business & hear about the value of diversity in our economy As part of Innovation Canada's Webinar Series, join Canadian experts to learn how to find the right government support for your LGBTQ2+ business and to hear about the value of diversity and inclusion in a robust economy. Our panel of industry experts will provide insights into their experience and observations growing LGBTQ2+ businesses. Plus, hear from Advisors on how to navigate the government support landscape and learn more about some of the work underway to support LGBTQ2+ entrepreneurs. A Q&A session with all panelists will wrap up this dynamic and informative discussion. We’ll welcome: Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce Connie Stacey, President and Founder of Edmonton-based Growing Greener Innovations, and SheEO venture Erin Roach, Executive Director, Diversity Institute, Ryerson University Kusala Jayasuriya, Innovation Advisor with Innovation Canada Christina McDonald, Marketing and Outreach Manager with Innovation Canada Please note: This session will be conducted largely in English but material and resources will be made available in both official languages and participants are encouraged to ask questions in the official language of their choice.

Navigating support for Indigenous-led businesses

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Join Canadian experts to learn how to find government support for your Indigenous-led business in Canada Industry leaders will provide valuable insights and perspective on the journey to starting, building and growing business in Canada. We’ll also share tips that may help Indigenous entrepreneurs identify the government and private sector programs and services that might be right for their business, at every step on the journey. Our panel presentation will feature guests from the National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association (NACCA) which is the parent association behind 50 Aboriginal Financial Institutions (AFI), the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB), and the Aboriginal Business Financing Directorate at Indigenous Services Canada. In addition, we will welcome Indigenous entrepreneurs Paul Giles and Melissa Hardy-Giles of Immersive Link in a fireside chat-style discussion led by Innovation Canada Senior Innovation Advisor Marc Appleby as they share their journey from start up to success. A Q&A session with all panelists will wrap up this dynamic and informative discussion. We’ll welcome: Kevin Rose, National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association Philip Ducharme or Paul-Emile McNab, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business Paul Giles and Melissa Hardy-Giles of Immersive Link Marc Appleby, Senior Innovation Advisor with Innovation Canada• Christina McDonald, Marketing and […]

Fintech Bridge – Ireland and Canada

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With special thanks to the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service and the support of the Embassy of Canada to Ireland, Fintech Ireland is delighted to host another excellent Fintech Bridge Event, this time with Canada. Following hot on the heels of the Release of the famous Fintech Ireland maps on Thursday 18th November 2021, we get to take a deeper look at fintech in Canada and Ireland and the opportunity for the industry in each other's country. Did you know that Canada's GDP at USD $1.65tn is almost four times that of Ireland at $420bn. Canada provides Irish fintech, regtech and finserv with an excellent opportunity to scale their businesses in North America, while Ireland provides these Canadian businesses with an European beachhead to access both a local population of 5mn and 27 EU Member States. Did you know that: there are more that 350+ fintechs operating from Ireland locally and scaling internationally. more than 100 Irish tech start-ups together raised a record €932m in the first half of 2021 from venture capital, debt finance, grants and crowdfunding. Canadian FinTech sector is poised to grow further in 2021 following $700m of investments in Q1 2021, led by deals in Toronto. Companies […]