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Startup Funding with Blockchain
ICO's (Initial Coin Offerings) have the potential to change the way startups are funded, and many savvy entrepreneurs are already utilizing blockchain technology to raise money. At this event, local experts in blockchain and startup funding will outline how the venture capital market is changing as a result of the blockchain, and provide insights on a regulation-friendly approach to ICO's for any startup looking to raise capital. :::: Our guest speakers for this event include: - Sunil Sharma (Managing Director, Techstars Toronto) - Kyle Collier (Co-founder and CEO, Phaze) - Reuven Cohen (VP, Aporeto) - Kesem Frank (Founder at Nuco, Founder at AION) :::: Who Should Attend? - Anyone who is thinking about raising money for their idea or business with blockchain - Anyone that wants to understand the evolution of early stage fundraising :::: What are some of the Topics? - The key metrics and pre-requisites for raising funding, and the anatomy of a "fundable" company - Which kinds of companies are best suited for ICOs - How to make generate traction for your ICO - and more... This event is FREE, and we expect over 50 people in attendance. For more information, visit This event is sponsored by the Founder Institute startup accelerator. Founder Institute provides a step-by-step program that gives startup founders the structure, mentor support, and network of entrepreneurs they need to start an enduring company. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 60 countries, the Founder Institute's mission is to "Globalize Silicon Valley" and build sustainable startup ecosystems worldwide. If you have any feedback on this event, please let us know at Also, remember to sign up for our Founder Insight mailing list to receive exclusive startup training videos and articles every Monday and Thursday:

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    Startup Founder 101 brings together aspiring and experienced tech entrepreneurs to discuss, meet, and collaborate to build great new startups, and to push the local startup ecosystem forward.

    This group hosts numerous free events throughout the year where you can learn the best practices of starting a company from people who have been there and done that. You’ll have the opportunity to meet local founders and investors, exchange ideas with experts, get feedback on your idea, participate in startup workshops, and more.

    Typical startup event topics include:
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    • Startup legal basics
    • How to pitch your startup
    • Starting a company without quitting your day job
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