Pycap - Community Partner for the SociaLIGHT Conference supporting Impact Investing & Entrepreneurship
Pycap did it's part to support impact investing and entrepreneurship as a Community Partner for the SociaLIGHT Conference on December 2 and 3. The annual SociaLIGHT Conference, which was held at the Elgin Theatre in downtown Toronto, brought together over 1000 entrepreneurs, start-ups, brands, government, influencers, business and community leaders to inspire action and innovation for positive global impact. Past speakers have included Sir Richard Branson, Founder of the Virgin Group, Seth Godin, author of 19 international best sellers, and John Tory, mayor of the city of Toronto.
Pycap Presents History and Future Trends of Security and Utility Tokens at the Toronto Blockchain Summit
Pycap CEO gave a presentation about how Blockchain technology makes cryptocurrencies possible, the history and potential future trends of initial coin offerings, utility tokens, security tokens and regulations at the Blockchain Summit.
The Blockchain Summit 2018 brought together a diverse range of experts who discussed all the opportunities, challenges and exciting possibilities in innovation and disruption that can be leveraged in Toronto using this technology.
National banks and regulators, exchanges and investment banks across the world are taking seriously the financial innovation of distributed ledger or block chain technology. The block chain, aka Trust Machine underpins "crypto currencies" such as Bitcoin; but it goes beyond digital money. It provides a shared, trusted, public ledger that everyone can inspect, but no single user controls. It is at the cusp of revolutionising international money transfers, trade finance, syndicated lending and collateral management, among other applications. As it allows for almost instantaneous payments and settlement, the potential impact on the role of traders, quants and other financial technologists cannot be underestimated.
The event featured an inspiring day of talks and workshops by professional speakers focused on Blockchain technology and Innovation.
This conference brought together Block Chain technologists in the finance sector, regulators, industry commentators, computer science researchers and others involved in financial innovation; these experts explore some of the technology and the many applications of Block chain in Financial Services.
Building on the success of the Financing an Early-Stage Company course Pycap created for the University of Toronto, Pycap is now conducting a course on the 'Foundations of Entrepreneurial Management'. This class teaches tactics, skills and strategies unique to Startups for building and scaling a successful business. Course material covers Lean Startup methodologies as well as material gathered through many experiences of the Pycap Team working with entrepreneurs.
This intensive 5 week course provides the latest entrepreneurial management techniques to accelerate start-up's growth with minimal risk. It provides all the practical fundamentals needed to begin the entrepreneurial journey. Students will learn how to craft an effective value proposition and draft a business model while getting customer and peer feedback to ensure they're on the right track.
Pycap CEO Stuart Browne was the Keynote Speaker for Startup Grind's event ICOs vs VCs. Stuart provided insight to 120 attendees about how companies can raise capital from Initial Coin Offerings and Security Token Offerings as well as Venture Capital.
Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs and hosts monthly events in 200 cities and 85 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, & investors.
The 2018 Global Innovation Conference in Beijing hosted representatives and industry leaders in innovation from throughout Europe, North America and Asia. Pycap's CEO Stuart Browne presented opportunities for collaboration with the Venture Capital and Tech Sectors of China and Canada for mutual economic expansion.
As an example of the potential of Canada's innovation, Stuart showcased a Pycap portfolio company that is involved in bringing artificial intelligence to the agricultural industry - an opportunity with enormous potential within the Chinese market and beyond as it has the capacity to dramatically improve crop yields and decrease farming costs while having a positive impact on the environment.
Pycap met with a major Chinese Tech Park Incubator to establish collaboration guidelines on facilitating Canadian tech companies to expand their market share into China. The program would allow Canadian entrepreneurs to relocate to Beijing for 12 months and receive guidance, mentorship, and introductions to key industry players within their sector.