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Ever have a really good conversation with someone and wish you had recorded what they said?  Or maybe you said something really insightful and you wished you had written it down!

I’m anticipating the upcoming Pique Ventures event in August to be riveting and insightful.  We’re going to talk about crowdfunding and I have invited five speakers  – across the whole spectrum of crowdfunding – to share their experiences and lessons learned.  We’re going to touch on topics such as:

  • What it takes to run a successful campaign on Kickstarter
  • How to build your tribe of supporters BEFORE a crowdfunding campaign and creative ways get money from a crowd
  • What’s going on in the crowdfunding movement and insights from the CEO of a crowdfunding platform
  • How to raise equity investment from VCs, what does that have to do with crowdfunding
  • The differences between crowdfunding donations and crowdfunding equity

I want to get the insights, highlights, and top tips captured on video – to share it with people who cannot be at the event in person.  It will be a one-of-a-kind evening and you don’t want to miss any of the conversation.

Please help support getting the event recorded on video, support our FundRazr campaign here:

This event is part of a series of conversations about investing with our values.

Speaker profiles

Loretta Cella is the Executive Director and Founder of the Passion Foundation, a charity with a mission to greatly improve the lives of girls and young women 11-24 years of age assisting them to realize and live out their full potential through leadership development. Loretta has worked with youth and families in communities including Vancouver, Toronto, New Delhi, and various places in Kenya and Uganda over the last 11 years. Loretta worked in employment services for a number of years and also initiated a corporate social responsibility program for an national business. She holds her Canadian Career Development Practioner certification and ICF trained coach. @lorettacella


Madeleine Shaw is the co-founder of Lunapads, a Vancouver-based for-profit business that markets natural feminine hygiene products in over 40 countries. She is well known for her longstanding commitment to progressive business practices, women entrepreneurs and internet marketing as well as Pads4Girls, a social enterprise that provides sustainable hygiene supplies to girls in developing nations to support their school attendance. @Luna_Diva


Daryl Hatton, Founder @ConnectionPoint, CEO @FundRazr, photographer, lacrosse coach, foodie, whisky nut, wine swine, philosopher, father, friend. Fund anything with FundRazr – the social fundraising platform for everyone. Get your cause noticed and funded with the crowdfunding app that reaches more people and raises more money. FundRazr has raised millions for personal fundraisers, teams, artists, entrepreneurs, politicians and non-profits like Save the Children and the Tiger Woods Foundation. @darylhatton


Mary Connolly has over 25 years experience in start-up companies and new ventures, including two of her own. She is a mentor with the BCIC-New Ventures competition and teaches the Investment Strategies program with Junior Achievement. She has raised seed capital and venture capital financing. @marybconnolly



Mike Volker is a high-technology entrepreneur and investor involved in the development of technology-based businesses. He is Director of Simon Fraser University’s Innovation Office and President and Founder of WUTIF Capital (VCC) Inc and Greenangel Energy Corp. In 2009, Mike was named Canadian Angel Investor of the Year by the National Angel Organization as well as B.C. Angel of the Year by the B.C. Angel Forum. Mike writes on his blog about new technology ventures – including topics about funding, governance, startup, and developing the technology industry in Canada and in British Columbia. @mikevolker