Cdling is dedicated to helping startups thrive.
We are pleased to announce that we are hosting Sherwood Neiss, the co-founder of StartupExemption.com in Toronto on July 16, 2012.
Part of this day is about kick starting the conversation about crowdfunding in Ontario (and Canada).
We extended an invitation to representatives of the Federal Government (via the PMO and Industry Canada), the Ontario Provincial Government and the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) to meet with Sherwood for a briefing about the emergence of crowdfunding in the United States.
Ontario has responded and we have meetings scheduled with senior policy representatives from the offices of the Premier, the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Economic Development and Innovation.
We also have a briefing session confirmed with representatives of the OSC.
Stay tuned. We have tried, and would be grateful if we could make the right connection with the Federal Government as well to get them involved.
At 1 pm we are co-hosting an all party OPEN BRIEFING with the Centre for Social Innovation, to help connect MPPs, Federal government representatives, the OSC Small and Medium Enterprise Committee and all parties interested in promoting the adoption of legal crowdfunding in Ontario (and Canada) at the CSI Annex Lounge.
Sign up here: http://helpstartupsthrive.eventbrite.com
And please participate in OPEN RSVP. Take this issue into your own hands by reaching out to determine who is coming and who is not and why.
An Inspiring Startup Story
The story of StartupExemption.com, is the story of three entrepreneurs who defied the odds and led a 579 day campaign to get bi-partisan support in both the Congress and Senate and obtain Presidential approval to make crowdfunding legal in the United States.
Inspiring, educating and helping startup enthusiasts connect are the reasons why we are behind Startup Grind Toronto.
On July 16, we will end off a jam packed day, with a typical Startup Grind style fire side chat with Sherwood, where founders, funders and mentors will have their best chance to hear about the trials and tribulations of this historic drive to change how innovation will be funded in the US. Get your tickets here.
Once again, ITBusiness.ca will be collaborating with Startup Grind Toronto to cover this event with a webcast and live reporting.