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Masterclass presented by Invest Durham: Fintech Illuminated

May 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

$10 – $20

Join us for an insightful Fintech seminar featuring Sid Paquette, head of RBCx, the technology and innovation arm of RBC dedicated to helping Canadian tech companies scale across every stage of their growth journey.

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just curious about Fintech, this event promises valuable takeaways and networking opportunities.

Event Highlights:

• Keynote Address by Sid Paquette: As our esteemed keynote speaker, Sid will delve into the latest trends, innovations, and challenges shaping the financial technology landscape.

• Panel Discussion: Engage with our panelists—a diverse group of Fintech professionals—as they explore critical topics, debate ideas, and provide practical insights.

• Networking Session: Connect with fellow attendees, exchange ideas, and forge meaningful relationships within the community.

• Refreshments: : Enjoy some cocktails and appetizers while you continue the conversation after the panel discussion.

More about Sid:

Sid is responsible for transforming the way Canada’s largest financial institution supports the unique banking, capital and operational needs of innovative tech founders as they bring their bold ideas to life. He leads a highly specialized national strategy, and platform of advisors and technical experts who help companies from pre-seed startups to later-stage ventures scale by connecting them to the most relevant advice, ecosystem partners, and financial solutions. As part of his mandate, Sid also has oversight of RBCx’s growing in-house portfolio of scaling ventures, which include Dr.Bill, Ownr, Mydoh, and Houseful.

Prior to RBCx, Sid was a Managing Partner of one of the largest Canadian venture capital firms where he led several multi-stage investments in high-growth technology companies. As a serial tech investor and disruptor at heart, he is deeply engaged in the North American tech and innovation ecosystem. He has been an avid supporter of tech entrepreneurs and innovators through his various roles as an investor and board member of several scaling tech companies, including 360insights, Klue, League, and Xanadu.

Sid holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from York University, Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Osgoode Hall Law School, Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Master of Taxation (MTax) from the University of Waterloo.

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