Accelerate Your Startup - MARKHAM AprilApr 17 2020 Europe/MadridToronto, Canada

Education and Networking session for Startups

About this Event

This is a free educational session for startups companies. We are very excited to arrange three useful topics for startups.

CAIF Introduction - (10 mins)

Meifang Zhu – CAIF Legal Advisor (~30 minutes)

  • Shareholder Legal Structure: Protecting your shares when you begin fundraising

Adriana Ieraci – Founder and CEO of Conveyor Built, U of T Professor (~30 minutes)

  • IP Strategy for Startups: Using IP to create Barriers to entry, focus R&D and create value

Alan Wunsche – CEO & Co-Founder, TokenFunder & Blockchain Canada (~30 minutes)

  • Fundraising with Digital Securities

Networking (~20 mins)

For more info please visit us at our event page on our website.

Meifang Zhu

CAIF Legal Advisor

Meifang has law degrees from both China and Canada. Before coming to Canada, she obtained Bachelor of Laws from East China University of Political Science and Law (Shanghai, China). She was admitted to the Chinese Bar in 2013 and practiced as an Assistant Prosecutor in Shanghai, China, focusing on financial crimes. In October 2018, Meifang obtained her Master of Laws in International Business Law from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (Toronto, Canada). Currently, she is an NCA candidate (National Committee on Accreditation) pursuing the Lawyer Licensing Process in Ontario. Meifang Zhu has joined the CAIF team since October 2019 as a Legal Advisor (volunteer) who assists with legal matters of the foundation.


Adriana Ieraci

Founder and CEO of Conveyor Built, U of T Professor

Adriana Ieraci is the founder and CEO of Conveyor Built, a product and service design firm that uses human-centred design to develop new product and service ideas using emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotics. She is currently leading the research and development of a wearable medical device to prevent muscle loss due to inactivity during hospital stays. Ms. Ieraci has worked with startups and research institutions developing commercialization strategy, business models, service and experience designs. She is a human-centred design, service design and technology entrepreneurship lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine, and the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto. Adriana’s passion for technological literacy and open innovation inspired her to start the GYBO Robotics Network, a network of over 850 roboticists and robot enthusiasts in southern Ontario. She is a member of the board of the Parametric Human Project. Adriana has a Masters of Engineering from the University of Toronto.



Alan Wunsche

CEO & Co-Founder, TokenFunder & Blockchain Canada

Alan is CEO & Chief Token Officer of TokenFunder, and Chair & Co-Founder of Blockchain Canada. Alan is a finance technologist focused on new blockchain business models and the disruptive impacts of blockchain on global wealth distribution. He brings hands-on technology experience as a finance and risk transformation executive at a global bank (Scotiabank), management consulting (Deloitte, PwC), and startups.


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325 Front Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 2Y1

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