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Innovating in Highly Regulated Sectors: An Entrepreneurial Guide to HealthTech, Fintech, and CannaTech

May 30, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Moving quickly doesn’t come easy for entrepreneurs in highly regulated industries like HealthTech, FinTech and Cannabis Tech industries. These sectors typically have multiple stakeholders at play; from government, to ethics boards, senior officials, often mired in risk and legal processes. But opportunity is greater than ever before. With proposed legislation in Ontario bringing the largest health system reform in 50 years, to possibilities of open banking making its way to Canada, and a Cannabis industry that is going from zero to one hundred, entrepreneurs are lining up to take advantage.

What are some of the biggest barriers and opportunities in these sectors and how do we push innovation forward? What are some of the do’s and don’ts from the HealthTech and FinTech sectors that carry over to CannaTech when building new ventures in this space? Is it as lucrative as some say it is? How do you get a piece of the pie? Where are the clear gaps?

Join Queen’s Venture Network (Toronto) as we hear perspectives from diverse leaders about their thoughts on legalization, regulation, and potential within these spaces. Learn how to navigate through the sea of challenges, how to traverse the boundaries of innovating in highly regulated environments and hear what they think the future holds for HealthTech, FinTech and CannaTech.


May 30, 2019
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Smith School of Business at Queen’s University


ONRamp at University of Toronto Entrepreneurship
Suite 150, 100 College St
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1L5 Canada
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