February 21, 2018

CATA’s Crowdfunding Platform Enables Canadian Tech Sector to Prioritize Advocacy Projects

Ottawa, ON — On February 22nd, 2018 CATAAlliance, Canada’s One Voice for Innovation Lobby Group, launched an update of its crowdfunding site. The aim is to better engage the national tech sector in advancing innovation advocacy. The goal is to boost the competitiveness ranking for the country.

See further details and add your crowdfunding support at: https://chuffed.org/project/cata-advocacy

Terry Matthews
, Chairman, Wesley Clover International and a CATA spokesperson said, “The implementation of a crowdsourcing platform allows our community to identify advocacy priorities. With members directing monetary contributions in an open marketplace, CATA will better know how to direct resources, engage vested leaders and build stronger momentum for public policy.”

Matthews continued, “Using the crowdsourcing model signals to all stakeholders the commitment of the community toward the various advocacy campaigns. Companies are putting their money where their mouths are. That helps ensure CATA advances a unified voice for innovation policy recommendations.”

CATA CEO John Reid observed, “CATA was instrumental in bringing more than 100 volunteers from across Canada together to lobby leaders, change agents and security regulators from Canada, the US, the UK and Australia to rally around the need and the importance of legalizing equity crowdfunding to help remain competitive in our increasingly digital economy.”

He added, “We are now taking a page out of our own playbook by adopting a crowdfunding platform and combining it with a social media outreach program to more than one million innovation leaders across Canada and in key global markets. Companies large and small, whether CATA members or not, can now help support and guide our innovation advocacy more easily and in a more targeted fashion.”

View Mr. Reid’s five minute video commentary on crowdfunding: https://vimeo.com/catatechnow/cata-crowdfunding-site

Matthews concluded, “We are pleased that our federal and provincial governments are committed to supporting technology innovation as an economic driver for Canada. CATA plays a key role in advocating for the best policies and programs through which to direct that support. We believe these actions will continue improving the business climate for advanced technology companies in our country.“

As indicated in the 24th edition of the Branham 300 report released in May, the IT industry in Canada generated revenues of $105 Billion in 2016, nearly doubling the growth rate from 2015 and marking the 7th consecutive year of growth.  It is an industry deserving of continued national support.

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The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance) is Canada’s One Voice for Innovation Lobby Group, and is crowdsourcing ideas and guidance from thousands of opt in members in moderated social networks in Canada and key global markets. (No Tech Firm Left Behind)

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Contact: CATAAlliance at info@cata.ca, tel: 613-699-8209, website: www.cata.ca, tags: Innovation. Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Advocacy