The PropTech Society Deal Making Conference - Toronto (Invite Only)
100 King St W, Toronto, ON M5X 1B8, Canada
The PropTech Society conference will bring together thought leaders in the PropTech space to lead an insightful and valuable panels and keynotes discussing current PropTech trends and how the industry is moving forward.
Property Tech is set to be one of the fastest growing tech sector in 2019, and we are committed to provide an environment that help accelerate deal making in this emerging space.
Venue: Osler 100 King St W, 63rd Floor Toronto, ON M5X 1B8
Tentative (Evolving) Schedule (subject to change):
6:00pm: Registration and Deal Making
6:30pm: Opening remarks from The PropTech Society
6:40pm: ParkBench and how they're shaking up Real Estate Agent Marketing
7:05pm: Digitization of Mortgages / Purchasing of Homes and Data Implications by Deloitte
7:40pm: PropTech Marketplaces including Rover Parking, MoveSnap and EDC
8:05pm: Digitizing of Real Estate Assets including Polymath, Mark McLean, and Smartblock
8:30pm: Who's Investing in PropTech and where are the Innovation Opportunities? Featuring Safe Bridge Financial, Osler and Savvyy.ai.
8:55pm: Deal Making
9:15pm: Termination of Conference
Grant Findlay-Shirras is the Co-Founder and CEO at Parkbench.
Grant is the Co-Founder of Parkbench.com and Creator of the Local Leader® Marketing System, managing one of the fastest growing real estate startups in North America with more than 1000+ realtors. Thrive Global recognized Grant as a top Thought Leader To Follow In 2018 and Epic Impact recognized Grant as a 30 Under 30 Influencer. Grant is most notably known for building a multi-million dollar tech start-up with no investors and a new leadership style. You can follow Grant on social media, @GrantFSOfficial, and subscribe to his podcast, Real Estate Moguls.
Tim Wootton is the Founder and CEO at Rover Parking.
Tim is a results-driven sales executive and consultant with a strong track record of implementing sales processes, driving marketing and product development and hitting targets and milestones. Key strengths include being an excellent communicator, strong leader, and an innovative, analytical, and systematic thinker.
Chetan Phull is the Founder of Smartblock
Chetan is a lawyer with software development experience. He is the founder of a law firm in Toronto focused on blockchain, cryptocurrency, IT contracts, and litigation. Chetan is also an international speaker on cross-border legal management of blockchain operations. He has given blockchain law seminars for the Ontario Bar Association and Dubai Government, and has upcoming seminars in Toronto, London, Frankfurt, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Buffalo. Chetan is a blockchain law instructor with York University and Osgoode PD, and an expert legal panelist at various industry events. He has recorded a blockchain law podcast with the London School of Economics, and has been interviewed by several lawyer centric magazines on cryptocurrency issues.
Sal Naran is the Founder of Savvyy.ai and Borrowell
Salim is the Co-founder of Savvyyy.ai and Borrowell with many years of experience in the IT world. Savvyy.ai is a Toronto-based technology company that is building the next generation of digital mortgage infrastructure for lenders. They use data and design to reduce loan processing costs, improve the customer journey and let lenders deliver amazing experiences. Borrowell, is a Canadian innovative marketplace lending platform that offers fast, fair, and friendly personal loans. It is also the first company to offer Canadians their Equifax credit scores for free, without applying for credit. Previously, Salim held the position of SVP of Information Technology at Paradigm Quest whic is a business process outsourcing company in the Canadian mortgage industry. At Paradigm Salim was responsible for leading and building their loan servicing and underwriting platform. Prior he also held the position of Manager of IT at Synergy Asset Management. Synergy is one of only three Canadian mutual fund companies to reach one billion dollars of assets under management in less than three years.
Graeme Moore is the VP of Marketing at Polymath and sits on the advisory board of Red Swan
Red Swan is a secure platform for investing in high-quality, tokenized commercial real estate assets with the liquidity and security of public markets. He is the Vice President of Marketing at Polymath; a decentralized platform that makes it easy to create security tokens, program a security token offering, and manage compliance through the use of blockchain technology and a simple interface. Graeme is also the author of B is for Bitcoin, an ABC book for children (and adults) that teaches readers their Bitcoin ABCs.
Reuven Gorsht is the Co-founder of MoveSnap.
A start-up that helps anyone who is relocating organize and get all their moving tasks done seamlessly. Prior to co-founding MoveSnap, Reuven spent 15+ years as a senior executive working with fortune 500 companies to improve their customer experience. He holds degrees in business and human resources and is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School.
Chris Karram is the Co-founder of SafeBridge Financial.
As a Financial Advisor by trade and experience, Chris started his career in the Financial Services Industry at Sun Life Financial which helped equip him to co-found SafeBridge Financial. Since then, his client relationships have evolved to focus on working with Real Estate Investors and Developers, Business Owners, and Medical Practitioners. These individuals and businesses face complex and unique tax and estate challenges, which is why working with a specialized Advisor that is properly surrounded by other professionals on their team who also understand these primary needs.
Adam Brind is a co-founder of Core Assets Real Estate
Since launching in January 2013, the company has quickly become one of the leading full-service brokerages in the Toronto market selling in excess of $500,000,000 in the first five years of operation. As a real estate Broker, Adam has over 10 years of experience selling luxury properties and is one of Toronto’s foremost real estate Brokers putting him in the top 1% year-over-year, among Toronto Real Estate Board members. Adam has a focus on the luxury markets in central Toronto including custom built homes, recently renovated properties and underdeveloped land. Adam’s team adds value by staying involved and advising his clients through low-rise building projects (infill homes, additions and renovations). He often contributes to various media publications as both an author and an industry expert which have included the Globe and Mail, Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine, Toronto Life and many others. Adam holds a Bachelor of Arts from Wilfrid Laurier University and continues to develop his skills and education. He has attended Harvard Business School and completed the Executive Education Program on Urban Development, Design and Construction. Adam lives and works in central Toronto with his wife and two kids.
Justin Dharamdial is an Associate in corporate at Osler
Justin's practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and securities, corporate governance and general corporate matters. He joined the firm as a summer student in 2011 and completed his articles with the firm from 2012-2013. Justin returned to Osler as an associate in 2013. Prior to law school, Justin obtained his Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University with a concentration in Finance. While at Queen’s he participated in an exchange to a university in Buenos Aires, Argentina. While at Osgoode, he spent a term at a legal clinic in Toronto, helping clients with immigration and refugee law issues, and worked as a research assistant to Professors Sean Rehaag and Shin Imai.
Mark McLean is the Director at Ontario Real Estate Board
Mark is a 30 year veteran of the real estate industry in Toronto Ontario. He was instrumental in bringing Sotheby's International Realty Canada to Ontario in 2007 before moving to Bosley Real Estate, one of the oldest and largest boutique companies in the city. There, he opened a very successful branch on Queen Street West where he managed the company's second most profitable office as well as overseeing the marketing and social media departments. In March of 2017, Mark became Broker of Record for Property.ca Realty. In his first 18 months, Property.ca Realty grew from 75 to over 220 agents, opened 3 satellite offices in the GTA and became one of the top brokerages in the city closing over $800M in transactions.
Andrew Botterill is a Partner at Deloitte
Andrew is the Banking Industry Lead within the Monitor Deloitte Canada Strategy Consulting practice as well as the Co-lead of Deloitte’s Digital Lending group. Andrew works with Boards and management teams to prioritize strategic choices, identify and assess growth options, design new business models, and catalyze transformation. Andrew has experience across the lending ecosystem with incumbent lenders, fintechs, and credit bureaus, in areas including distribution strategy, growth strategy, acquisition / strategic partner target due diligence, business model design and agile program delivery. Previously, Andrew was a Strategic Partnership Leader at Equifax Canada and led deposit market research at Investor Economics.
Nicole LeBlanc is Director of Investments and Partnerships for Sidewalk Labs
Before joining Sidewalk, Nicole was a Director at BDC Capital, where she managed the seed stage investments and associated portfolio. She has over 10 years of experience as an investment professional, with a focus on early-stage financing opportunities and ecosystem development. Before joining BDC Nicole was the Director of Finance at NBIF, an East Coast seed fund, and held initial finance & operational roles in several early stage startups. Nicole began her career as a CPA, including roles as a controller at Ganong Bros. Ltd., an East Coast family-run confectionery manufacturer that invented the chocolate bar.