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Exploring equity crowdfunding Seeking input from entrepreneurs and investors

2/26/2013 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM


Exploring equity crowdfunding: Seeking input from entrepreneurs and investors


Feb 26, 2013 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


MaRS, CR-2

101 College Street

Toronto, ON

On December 14, 2012, the Ontario Securities Commission published OSC Staff Consultation Paper 45-710: Considerations for New Capital Raising Prospectus Exemptions. The paper explores whether the Commission should adopt any new prospectus exemptions that may assist capital raising for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), while protecting the interests of investors. It sets out four concept ideas for new prospectus exemptions, including a concept for an exemption to allow crowdfunding, which is subject to limits for SMEs seeking to raise capital and investors seeking to make equity investments on a crowdfunding portal.

Who should attend this session?

Retail and institutional investors, including existing angel investors, early-stage venture capital firms, and individuals who are not currently accredited investors but may be interested in an opportunity to make equity investments in SMES through a crowdfunding portal

Entrepreneurs and managers of issuers, particularly smaller issuers at an early stage of development

Investment dealers and advisors to investors

Internal and external legal counsel, auditors and other professional advisors to issuers

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