A surge of financial technology companies have entered the Canadian market in recent months and the country is attracting investors both domestically and internationally, especially from Silicon Valley. The amount of interest and investment being poured into fintech is undeniable and for those interested to learn more about how Canada is punching above its weight class in an emerging industry, you definitely won't want to miss the upcoming "Canadian Fintech Meets Silicon Valley" event hosted by BayPay Forum and the Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco on Monday, May 9th from 4:30pm to 8pm.
The event will consist of a fintech ‘pitch-and-meet’ where startups from Canada who have developed innovative fintech solutions will pitch and meet with Silicon Valley Financial Institutions and tech companies. The ‘pitch-and-meet’ session will be followed by a panel discussion about fintech opportunities in Canada and a networking reception. Make sure you register for Canadian Fintech Meets Silicon Valley today! After you register, you'll have the opportunity to reserve your spot in the 'speed dating' session with each of the companies presenting. These meetings will take place from 5:30pm to 7pm and will last 10 minutes each.
"Innovation in payments, security and commerce is not reserved to Silicon Valley and we want to give the opportunity to Canadian companies to show what they are doing to contribute to make service providers, retailers, banks and others be more efficient and better ready to face the challenges of the years to come," said Daniel Chatelain, Managing Director at The BayPay Forum.
The participating Canadian Fintech companies include (in alphabetical order) 1QBit, Applied Recognition, Borrowell, Fleciti Financial, Flybits, nanoPay, Okanii Inc., SecureKey, Soundpays Inc., Trulioo, and Voleo.
Seasoned Finovate Presenter, Anatoly Kvitnitsky, Head of Growth at Trulioo, will be participating in the 'pitch-and-meet' and available for the 'speed dating' session afterwards.
For a snapshot of Fintechs in Canada, OMERS Ventures mapped out Fintech companies from coast-to-coast, focusing on companies that are developing next generation technologies or technology enabled services. By no means is the graphic below an exhaustive list. Canada is home to many amazing fintech companies that are propelling the sector forward by introducing new operating models, streamlining costs, increasing access to services in underserved markets, opening new revenue streams, and innovating through new product development.