The date has been set for the first Product Hunt Toronto event of 2016. Join us on February 4th at Pivotal Labs where we’ll be discussing all things Fintech. We’ll hear from a thought leader in the industry and showcase three local products that are disrupting the financial services industry.
Our last event sold out in 36 hours, so be sure to grab a ticket below while they last!
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Michael Garrity, CEO and Co-Founder of Financeit
Michael has spent most of the last 15 years devoted to driving growth in businesses dedicated to innovation in financial services. Prior to co-founding Financeit, Michael was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at epost, a world leader in the electronic bill presentment and payment industry.
Michael was responsible for leading the team that built the epost customer network which grew to include every major Canadian financial institution, over 100 of Canada’s largest companies and over 3 million online users. Previous to this role, Michael was on the founding team of an Ottawa-based Internet start-up creating online enterprise solutions, on the launch team of a successful Ontario Labour Sponsored Investment Fund and was a management consultant with a Washington, DC based systems integration firm.
Michael also served as a Legislative and Special Assistant to a number of Members of Parliament at the House of Commons in Ottawa. Michael attended both the University of Manitoba and Carleton University and holds a B.A. in Political Science and Economics.
LIGHTNING TALK: William Mougayar, Serial Entrepreneur and Investor
William Mougayar will do a lightning talk – “5 Reasons why FinTech is Everyone’s Bank”.
William is a well known Canadian entrepreneur, investor, blogger, founder of Startup Management, and General Partner at Virtual Capital Ventures. He’s the author of two upcoming books, The Business Blockchain and Centerless.
PRODUCT DEMO #1: Borrowell
Borrowell offers affordable, fixed-interest loans giving Canadians a smarter way to manage their debt. Their online platform is ideal for Canadians with good credit scores who want better alternatives to high interest rates on credit cards and to avoid the inconvenience of bank loans.
PRODUCT DEMO #2: Plooto
Plooto is a payment management platform for business payments. Plooto automates and streamlines the way companies pay one another.
PRODUCT DEMO #3: Street Contxt
Street Contxt is an intelligent information marketplace built for global Capital Markets. The team they’ve assembled are reinventing the way market-moving commentary is produced, consumed, and discovered across “the street” (Wall Street). The platform provides smart and actionable insights that allow its users access to personalized information that helps to drive their business. Ultimately, Street Contxt delivers a competitive advantage to its customers, creating efficient global Capital Markets.
6:00 pm Check-in + Refreshments
6:20 pm Welcome + Introductions. Lightning talk by William Mougayar
6:30 pm Keynote Speaker
7:00 pm Demos from 3 Local Startups + Audience Q&A (third product demo TBA)
7:30 pm #ProductBrag
7:40 pm Panel Discussion with Keynote Speaker and Presenters
8:10 pm Networking and Happy Hour
9:00 pm Wrap Up