The term financial technology can apply to any innovation in how people transact business, from the invention of digital money to robo-advice. Since the internet revolution and the mobile internet revolution financial technology has grown explosively, and fintech, which originally referred to computer technology applied to the back office of banks or trading firms, now describes a broad variety of technological interventions into personal and commercial finance.
Speaker bio: Andrew Kirkland, President of Justwealth Financial, is an experienced investment professional who has an unwavering passion for investing, financial planning, and making things right for his clients. Over the last decade, Andrew assumed roles of increasing responsibility at one of Canada’s largest independent asset managers in the areas of client servicing, operations and business development. Andrew obtained his education from the University of Guelph-Humber where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration. Andrew holds the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Chartered Investment Manager designations (CIM).
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Since 2011, Digifest has been bringing together a dynamic audience of creative professionals from across the country. Attendees are leading voices from the creative industries including graphic designers, web and interactive designers, art directors, studio managers as well as faculty and students from advertising, technology, business, retail, education, and government. It is organized annually by the Digital Media and Gaming Incubator at George Brown College.
Each year, Digifest introduces a new and exciting theme that correlates with changes and development in the current technological environment. This year’s theme, Hello Tomorrow: Our Creative Cities is about improving our quality of life and making creative cities of the future better through design, innovation, and technology.
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ICUBE’s Startup Experience League Program is designed to support a diverse range of undergraduate students and seed and early stage startup companies.
It is comprised of four levels, all with their own co-curricular record (CCR) component. The first three levels involve volunteering with ICUBE and participating in events, and the highest level of the program includes a paid five-week work placement with a start-up company.
Upon completion of the program, students will receive a notation on their CCR record, and an ICUBE Entrepreneurship Certificate.
The first wave of SXL students’ orientation is on the the 31st of May.
ICUBE will be hiring for the program again in July and September, and we encourage you to apply!
If you are in your early stages of creating your own business, RIC Centre’s Startup Bootcamp is designed for you.
Our bootcamp connects current entrepreneurs with professional service providers to disclose the legal, financial and funding rudiments that will help you start your business like no one else.
We are proud to offer our clients access to professional service providers during bi-monthly bootcamp workshops to help provide basics of starting a tech-based business. Our professional service providers will also offer a follow-on opportunity for RIC Centre’s entrepreneurs to meet one-on-one for a more detailed discussion.
We’ve forged strong partnerships with top tier organizations (such as Bereskin & Parr LLP, Pallett Valo LLP and BDO LLP) in the Peel Region. Professional representatives from these organizations meet with our clients to thoroughly understand their business and offer strategic advice that caters to every entrepreneur’s needs and requirements. Each representative is committed to fostering innovation, and working with entrepreneurs who want to achieve that goal.
Mapping the Future for Internet of Me
Let’s reposition our thinking of the Internet of Things. It’s not just an array of connected devices but IoT for Me or IoMe can play a big role in personal enablement and industrial automation.
Building on the investments and focus on advanced manufacturing with the SuperCluster, and the National Centre of Excellence in Advanced Manufacturing & Materials, expert panelists will explore:
- IoT and Mobility – Personal Movement
- IoT and Digital Health
- IoT and the Shop Floor – Cybernetic Enablement
- Future of Materials & Electronics
- Government Resources and Partnerships