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#VanFunding 2016 – FinTech Crowdfunding Conference



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Accelerate access to capital and emerging fintech markets
Join leading crowdfunding, fintech and alternative finance industry experts, investors and innovators for a full day of education, pitching and networking opportunities!


• Qualified fintech crowdfunding industry leaders, or successful crowdfunders, apply to speak here

• Build your brand’s profile, gain access and help shape the industry (view Partnership Opportunities)

• Help make the event day outstanding, apply to volunteer here or Media passes available for accredited media representatives.

• Register with discounted ticket NCFA_PARTNER 10% discount (discount quick link)

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Endorser of the United Nations Earth Charter

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We’re pleased to announce The Art Party is an endorser of the United Nations Earth Charter. The mission of the Earth Charter Initiative is to promote the transition to sustainable ways of living and a global society founded on a shared ethical framework that includes respect and care for the community of life, ecological integrity, universal human rights, respect for diversity, economic justice, democracy, and a culture of peace.

Since 2010, The Art Party has supported a sustainable local economy. Local businesses enhance our community, connect and support us socially, enhance wealth and employment to establish local economies that are economically viable, environmentally sound and socially responsible.

The Art Party started as a Facebook Group in 2010 to promote the Main Art Drift, an annual event of local small businesses supporting local artists along Main Street, Vancouver. Today, The Art Party is a social innovation club located at 837 E. Broadway in East Vancouver that promotes Buy Local to Support Local Artists to +7,000 contacts on social media. The Art Party’s buy local post was shared 615 times and liked 64 times on The Art Party Facebook network. This inspired the tagline:

“Buy Local to Support Local Artists”

The Art Party will leverage its +7,000 social media contacts to disseminate the Earth Charter and raise awareness in our local community. The Art Party will collaborate with Earth Charter Partners, Affiliates and with other organizations that have endorsed the Earth Charter in our region.

As an arts-based social club, The Art Party intends to inspire its members to spread the sustainability vision articulated in the Earth Charter through visual art exhibitions to educate the general public throughout Metro Vancouver, Canada starting in 2016.


Note: Previous social change art shows on http://ArtistrunCollective.org


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Real Estate Investing for Profit and Social Good

Discover Real Estate Investing That is Profitable While Improving Communities

We invest in distressed multi-family housing well below market value. Then with redevelopment to improve existing structures, this results in lower costs than new development and greater occupancy rates that revitalizes the neighbourhoods. Our distressed multi-family housing projects become both profitable and contribute to social good.

Learn how to also gain financial freedom by investing in real estate, including distressed multi-family housing … and do it part time in 3-5 years or less! No real estate experience is necessary. You can also earn while you learn by referring others.

At this FREE seminar, we will show you:

  • How our real estate investing education program is unmatched in the industry
  • A plan that has assisted associates in our community to create a net worth of over $1 million in controlled assets
  • How you can be involved in the properties and projects we are involved with
  • A working business model where you can work from home or our local offices instead of fighting traffic
  • How you can be done interviewing for jobs for the rest of your life and comprehensively teach your children how to do the same

We create successful real estate investors and we have the results to prove that our system works. You must be coachable, willing to work hard, dedicated, and most importantly, passionate about creating long lasting, secure wealth through business ownership and real estate, working with our local community of real estate investors.

Speaker: Thane Lanz is an author, speaker, investor and licensed real estate agent with Sutton Group West Coast Realty, Broadway. Thane has bought and sold over $20M in investment properties since 2008 and has been asked to speak on Real Estate investing on CBC Radio and Radio Real Estate Show on CISL 650. He will share with you many real life stories and case studies. And you’ll get the chance to ask your questions about the insider secrets of putting together a successful deal.

RSVP at Social Innovation Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/SocialInnovation/



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Social Impact Capital Raising 101

I’m a late-bloomer Changemaker and it was only after many years of tolerating a system that rewards manipulative and dishonest business practices aka “business as usual”, I finally said enough! Like many people, I desired social change for a better and different world, but felt powerless as one person. But it was through a combination of knowledge, resources and determination, I discovered the world of social impact. Changemakers are the force of social evolution and every one of us can become one through collaboration and being part of something greater. 12 months ago, my co-founders and I started the Vancouver Social Innovation Meetup through The Art Party and we are now endorsers of the Earth Charter for a “just, sustainable and peaceful global society”: http://earthcharter.org/endorse/. Our Meetup has grown to over 800 Social Innovator Members! We’re pleased to have Spring University for global startups in social impact as one of our Meetup hosts. I’m especially interested in the area of social impact funding – how money can enable SOCIAL GOOD – from revitalizing low-income distressed neighbourhoods to permaculture and more. To learn about social impact funding, sign up for Capital Raising 101 at http://www.meetup.com/SocialInnovation/events/231959787/.



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Earth Charter Day June 29 2016

LAST EVENT: Join the Walas family in exploring the Earth Charter and this year’s theme of sowing a culture of peace. This will be a fun evening for you to connect with people working for environmental, social and economic justice as envisioned in the Earth Charter.

Arrive at 5pm to mingle with local change-makers and enjoy live music and art. A program at 6:30pm will include:

– Sheryl Rivers, Squamish Nation, Rivers Consulting Solutions
– Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (video welcome from Ottawa)
– Gerben van Straaten, CEO of World of Walas & Author of Earth Charter Cities Manifesto
– Carol Anne Hilton, CEO of Transformation & Senior Advisor to the Federal Finance Minister

Location: Dudoc Vancouver, 100-1445 West Georgia St, Vancouver BC, Unceded Coast Salish Territories.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/celebrate-earth-charter-day-tickets-25827930034

Artists include Christopher Rodrigues with his surreal earth art and Ari Lazer with his laser cut wood of sacred geometry earth symbols for The Art Party.

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