The Fintech Revolution in Small Business Finance

Forum 1

The Fintech Revolution in Small Business Finance

In collaboration with the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
Date and Room
12 September 2016 - 10:30am
Room: 
Ontario

While access by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to funding remains a major challenge in both OECD and non-OECD economies, today’s Fintech revolution is unlocking a wide array of financing solutions for SMEs. What are the main challenges facing SME funding? How do financing solutions from Fintech disruptors differ from the ones offered by traditional banks? What role does the regulatory framework have to play?

Moderator 
Peter Misek, Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
Partner, IT Venture Fund, Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
Speakers 
Michael Zerbs
Executive Vice President, and Co-Head Information Technology, Enterprise Technology, Scotiabank
Matthew Gamser, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Chief Executive Officer, SME Finance Forum, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Kirk Simpson
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Wave