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Impact Platforms: The Role of New Technology & Regulations in Impact Investing

Adam Spence, MaRS Discovery District

Impact investing platforms have been imagined, developed and operated for a number of years in the impact investing marketplace. Are we at a tipping point for these types of platforms with new, more mature technology and new securities regulations allowing access for Main Street and Wall Street? . Get an understanding of new securities rules and take a deep dive into the development and operation of impact investing platforms including SVX and CoPower in this SOCAP session.
crowdfunding, Impact Investing, social entrepreneurship
Trish Nixon, Director of Investments, CoPower Adam Spence, Director, SVX.CA John Katovich, President, Cutting Edge Capital, Founder & CEO, SVX US

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Important Dates

  • June 14, 2017
    Final day to submit an idea.
  • June 15 - 29, 2017
    Commenting and voting period. All sessions open for voting.
  • June 30 - July 13, 2017
    Judging panel and final selection by SOCAP17 Content Team.
  • July 14, 2017
    Winning sessions announced to session organizers.


A lucky person will receive 2 free tickets to SOCAP17 and other impact-themed prizes!



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