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FinTech 101: What Policymakers Need to Know

Apr 4, 2017

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The Scotiabank Digital Banking Lab at Ivey Business School and Upside Consulting are organizing a FinTech workshop for public-sector officials on Tuesday April 4th from 12:00-6:00pm in Toronto. This event will provide policymakers, regulators and other public sector employees with an introduction to financial technology (“FinTech”), the different business lines, and the Toronto ecosystem. This event is being hosted at OneEleven, a tech start-up accelerator located in downtown Toronto.  

The workshop will feature founders and senior executives from FinTech start-ups, investors, and hubs who are donating their time in the interests of promoting Canada’s FinTech ecosystem. The event is not sponsored, and a nominal cost is being charged to cover a buffet lunch, coffee breaks, and a reception.

Space is limited to 50 participants so please email to receive a link to register as soon as possible. Registration will close on March 31st.  

This workshop is being held the day ahead of BDC’s Canadian Fintech 2.0 Summit 2017, which takes place on April 5th at MaRS. Participants are encouraged to attend this Summit to meet and hear more from the Canadian FinTech community.

FinTech 101: What Policymakers Need to Know

Date:  April 4, 2017 (day ahead of BDC’s Canadian Fintech 2.0 Summit 2017)

Location:  OneEleven, 325 Front St West, 4th floor, Toronto, ON , M5V 2Y1

Time:  12:00-5:00 pm; reception and networking 5:00-6:00 pm

Attendance:  Federal, provincial and municipal governments; regulators; policymakers.

Cost:  $50 per person (+HST) to cover lunch, coffee breaks and reception





11:45 – 12:00

Arrival and registration


12:00 – 1:00

Buffet Lunch and Opening Talk: “Understanding Canada’s FinTech Ecosystem”

Prof Michael King
Ivey Business School

1:00 – 1:20

Peer-to-Peer Lending

Lendified (Troy Wright)
LendingLoop (Cato Pastoll)

1:20 – 1:40

Equity Crowdfunding

CrowdMatrix (Rubson Ho)

1:40 – 2:00

Robo-Advisors and wealth management

Nest Wealth (Randy Cass)

2:00 – 2:30

Blockchain 101: An Interactive Simulation

Paycase (Michael Young)

2:30 – 2:45



2:45 – 3:05


Nuco (Matthew Spoke)

3:05 – 3:25

Digital Payments

Plutoo (Hamed Abbasi)

3:25 – 3:45

Regtech / Cybersecurity

SecureKey (Andre Boysen, Chief Identity Officer)

3:45 – 4:00



4:00 – 5:00

Incubators, Accelerators & Investors

MaRS (Dinaro Ly)
Portag3 (Adam Felesky)
OneEleven (Bilal Khan)
ScaleUp Ventures (Matt Roberts)

5:00 – 6:00

Reception and networking event with FinTech community

ALL SPEAKERS AND PARTICIPANTS + guests from FinTech community


OneEleven is a tech startup accelerator located in downtown Toronto. Through their partnerships with leaders and key stakeholders, OneEleven is creating Canada’s largest scale-up hub for the most promising tech companies in the country's innovation ecosystem.

325 Front St W, 4th floor
Toronto, ON
M5V 2Y1