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Field Trip Health Ltd. Joins the CSE at Our First Virtual Market Open

The CSE proudly welcomed Field Trip Health Ltd. (CSE:FTRP) to join the Exchange in our first virtual Market Open, on October 6th, 2020. 

Field Trip Health is a global leader in the development and delivery of psychedelic therapies for mental health, including depression. The company conducts advanced research on plant-based psychedelics and is leading the development of the next generation of psychedelic molecules. Currently operating within North America and via Field Trip Digital, the company’s technology division, Field Trip Health blends psychedelic-enhanced therapy, mindfulness, and self-care with a series of sessions with trained psychotherapists. This enables them to offer a more personalized approach to mental wellness, as opposed to traditional pharmaceutical and psychiatric treatments. 

In celebration of the momentous occasion, CSE CEO Richard Carleton stated, “It’s a real pleasure in fact, it’s our favourite part of all of our jobs: to welcome new issuers to the Exchange.” He remarked, “[The CSE is] very active in the psychedelic space. We’ve got many, many people who are very excited [about] the therapeutic benefits, the lifestyle benefits, and wellness and improvement in overall human health that this sector promises.” 

James Black, the CSE’s Vice President of Listings Development, added, “Welcome to the Exchange. Thanks for being a part of the family. We’re very, very excited to welcome you today and, for the first time, to give you a virtual welcome. We look forward to working with you. We’re really proud of the listing; we’re proud of everything that you’re aiming to do. Let’s be a part of something successful.”

Several members of the Field Trip Health team were present at the virtual event, including Founder and Executive Chairman Ronan Levy, who led the countdown and “rang” a makeshift “opening bell” of his own. 

For more details about the CSE, including information on upcoming Market Opens, please visit the CSE website or follow us on social media.

Daniel Safayeni on the OCC’s Fight to Save Curbside Cannabis | #HashtagFinance Special Edition

CSE’s Barrington Miller is joined by Daniel Safayeni, Director of Policy at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce to discuss the Provincial Government’s decision to end curbside pick-up and delivery of legally purchased cannabis products. Brought-in as a temporary pandemic measure, the decision to not extend (or make permanent) this policy poses risks to public safety, economic growth and employment opportunities. At this current time there is no other industry that has this measure being rescinded. Daniel also act’s as the co-chair Ontario Cannabis Policy Council (OCPC).

Learn more and connect with the OCC to show your support here: https://occ.ca/mediareleases/ontario-…

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CSE Webinar: Qualifying Technology Companies for Investment

The CSE’s James Black and Mark Francis were joined by Angela Jackson, Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Portland Seed Fund, Derek Hunter, President and CEO of Bluesky Equities Ltd., and Sean Peasgood, President and CEO of Sophic Capital, for a webinar on May 19th, 2020. In this latest installment of the CSE’s “All Locked Down and Nowhere to Go” conference series, our panel of microcap investment specialists talked about what qualifies technology companies for investment.

In this timely webinar, our guests talked about how they approach companies for early-stage investment, including what criteria companies have to meet, the importance of management having “skin in the game,” how disruptive tech companies can respond to COVID-19, and how their portfolios have adapted or pivoted to meet the current economic crisis.

Following initial presentations, our panel of specialists dove into what specific management qualities they look for, as well as the importance of letting management demonstrate its competence after a first round of investment. Panelists also talked about the effects that COVID-19 has had on setting apart adaptable from stagnant companies, which companies caught a tailwind from the current situation, and the merit in taking a down round in valuation in order to come back stronger. 

A Primer on At-the-Market (ATM) Offerings | CSE Webinar

The CSE’s James Black was joined by Ron Sedran, Managing Director, Equity Capital Markets from Canaccord Genuity, and Chad Schneider, Partner at Blakes Law Firm, for a special webinar on April 28th, 2020. In this latest installment of the CSE’s “All Locked Down and Nowhere to Go” conference series, Sedran and Schneider cover the highly requested topic of “at-the-market” (ATM) programs. 

During the thought-provoking webinar, our esteemed guests discuss the background of ATM offerings and their applicability to our current market situation (2:50), the benefits of ATM distributions for issuers (10:36), the simple process of implementing an ATM distribution plan (15:16), and how Canada is looking to emulate American practices with proposed amendments relating to ATM distributions (27:03).

Following the presentation, Sedran and Schneider also provide additional insight on ATM programs by answering conference participants’ questions. Watch until the end for their valuable tips on how corporate clients can effectively communicate their ATM programs, as well as their top picks of Netflix shows to binge-watch during the lockdown. 

Reg A+: Dancing Through a US Capital Raise | CSE Webinar

Kenneth Sam, Partner of Capital Markets at Dorsey & Whitney LLP, joined the CSE in this fourth instalment of our educational conference series, “All Locked Down and No Place to Go.” In this highly insightful webinar, Sam uses his background as a cross-border securities lawyer in Canada and the US to lead the conversation on Regulation A+, also known as Reg A+.

In this comprehensive presentation, Sam discusses the importance of Reg A+ to the global economy and global markets (3:15), the eligibility of issuers for using Reg A+ (10:30), and the advantages of the regulation (12:40). He also talks about how Reg A+ can apply to the CSE, including the reasons CSE-listed companies would look to use this offering (35:34) and how Reg A+ can help US companies that want to go public on the CSE (37:27).

Watch until the end to hear Sam’s valuable answers to the thought-provoking questions from the conference participants, including a question on the reduction and regulatory burden of Reg A+ compared to the normal systems. As well, Sam provides additional resources on the subject.

Bullfrog Gold Corp. Opens the Market at PDAC 2020

The CSE welcomed Bullfrog Gold Corp. (CSE:BFG) for a Market Open at PDAC 2020 in Toronto on March 2nd, 2020.

Bullfrog Gold Corp. is a junior exploration company that is engaged in the acquisition and exploration of properties for gold, silver, and other metals in the US. Bullfrog currently owns, controls, or has acquired mineral rights on 5,250 acres of federal patented and unpatented mining claims in the South Bullfrog Mining District in Nevada, for the purpose of exploration and potential development of gold and silver. The company is led by highly experienced executive and technical teams with proven track records of success in new discoveries, project feasibility, mine and process engineering, corporate development, and capital funding for exploration, development and production projects.

CEO David Beling remarked that “[trading in Canada on the CSE] has been a tremendous asset for us. It’s given us more liquidity for our shareholders and it’s given us greater positive exposure, globally for that matter.”

In discussing the next exciting advancement for the company, Beling noted, “This project is an advanced project. It’s got a 43-101 on it. It’s got a lot of attributes; it’s amenable to heap leaching… In the past couple of years, we’ve run significant tests and achieved very good recoveries. You add all of these ingredients together and you’ve actually got a very solid project.”

Along with Beling, other key members of the Bullfrog Gold Corp. team were also in attendance at the Market Open at PDAC.

For more information on upcoming Market Opens, please visit the dedicated section of the CSE website, or follow us on social media.

FSD Pharma Inc. Opens the Market at the CSE Media Centre

The CSE welcomed FSD Pharma Inc. (CSE:HUGE) to a Market Open at the CSE Media Centre on March 6th, 2020.

FSD Pharma Inc. is a specialty biotech pharmaceutical company that is targeting all legal aspects of the cannabis industry, including cultivation, processing, and manufacturing. As a science-driven company, FSD Pharma’s mission is to leverage their world-leading hydroponic indoor cannabis facility to develop life-saving medicines based on cannabinoid science. It is currently focusing its research and development efforts on novel cannabinoid-based treatments for various ailments, including certain central nervous system disorders, autoimmune skin diseases, and chronic pain. The company is also a licensed producer of medicinal grade cannabis under Canada’s Cannabis Act and Regulation.

“It was indeed a great milestone for FSD Pharma to come back and ring the bell at the CSE,” said CEO Dr. Raza Bokhair, MD. “We have, from what I understand, become your first company that is dual-listed.”

He added, “We have now become one of twelve Canadian domicile companies that are dual-listed in the United States – [the] first CSE company that is dual listed in the United States. And I hope that we will soon be recognized in a league of our own, as the thrust of our business is advancing clinical trials through FDA approved processes.”

Other key executive members of the FSD Pharma team were also in attendance at the Market Open, including Executive Co-Chairman and Founder Anthony Durkacz, and President and Founder Zeeshan Saeed.

View the podcast on this Market Open featuring Dr. Raza Bokhari here.

For more details about the CSE Media Centre, including information on upcoming Market Opens, please visit the CSE website, or follow us on social media.

Western Uranium & Vanadium Corp. Opens the Market at PDAC 2020

The CSE welcomed Western Uranium & Vanadium Corp. (CSE:WUC) to open the market from PDAC 2020 in Toronto on March 3rd, 2020.

Western Uranium & Vanadium Corp. is a Colorado-based uranium and vanadium conventional mining company that is focused on low cost near-term production of uranium and vanadium in the western United States, and the development and application of kinetic separation. In addition, the company offers other minerals including brown coal and oxides. Through its acquisitions in 2014 and 2015, Western Uranium & Vanadium has gained uranium and vanadium mineral assets in Western Colorado and eastern Utah, as well as additional uranium properties and ablation technology, respectively. Currently, the company has expanded its horizons and is servicing customers in Canada.

When asked about what it meant to open the market during PDAC, CEO George Glasier remarked, “This is great. We’ve been listed on the CSE for five years and to be able to ring the bell was a real pleasure. Thank you.”

On recent company milestones, he stated, “We actually opened five mines just last summer. And we just finished building the ore patch of these mines and we start moving ore out. We mined ore last summer; we’re ready to start shipping ore. The market is coming back.”

Joining Glasier at the Market Open were fellow members of Western Uranium & Vanadium’s executive team, including Chairman Bryan Murphy and Chief Financial Officer Robert Klein.

For more details about the CSE Media Centre, including information on upcoming Market Opens, please visit the CSE website, or follow us on social media.

Rockcliff Metals Corp. Opens the Market at PDAC 2020

The CSE was happy to welcome Rockcliff Metals Corp. (CSE:RCLF) to a special Market Open at PDAC 2020 in Toronto on March 4th, 2020.

Founded in 2005, Rockcliff Metals Corp. is a Canadian resource exploration company based in the Snow Lake area of Manitoba. The company is focused on base metals, gold, and royalties in this area. Currently, Rockcliff Metals is the largest junior landholder of the Flin Flon-Snow Lake greenstone belt, which is home to the largest Paleoproterozoic VMS district in the world, hosting mines and deposits that contain copper, zinc, gold, and silver. The company intends to transform from a junior explorer to a near-term high-grade copper-zinc producer, and it is scheduled to conduct over 70,000 metres of exploration drilling to be completed by the end of 2020.

“For us, it’s actually a nice rounding of nearly our first year in this new form. We were very excited to list on the CSE. They made it very easy for us to regenerate ourselves in this form and, the more we’ve worked with the CSE, it’s been building up nicely as our story has grown. So to be here during PDAC especially, fits very well with us,” remarked CEO Alistair Ross.

When asked about recent accomplishments and upcoming milestones, he stated, “We’ve promised a lot to the markets about timing that has us with a construction decision due in front of the board in December of this year. And all the milestones we need to get there have so far been hit.”

“And what’s even more important, the drill bit is still hitting the good stuff in the ground, so it doesn’t get better than that at the moment,” he added.

Other key members of the Rockcliff Metals team were also present at the Market Open to join in the ringing the opening bell.

For more details about upcoming Market Opens, please visit the CSE website, or follow us on social media.

XTM Inc. Opens the Market at the CSE Media Centre

The CSE was happy to welcome XTM Inc. (CSE:PAID) to open the market at the CSE Media Centre on March 10th, 2020.

XTM Inc. (CSE:PAID) is a FinTech company based in Toronto, Canada that provides digital solutions for the financial needs of businesses across Canada and the US. Utilizing mobile apps and web portals to service their clients, XTM Inc. is a global prepaid card issuer, payment specialist, API provider, and marketing solutions company. They introduce and integrate external brands to their own payment ecosystem, creating new revenue and new opportunities.

“Opening the market today is really fulfilling and an important day for us. As an entrepreneur, you’re always looking for liquidity – I don’t mean that necessarily in literal terms of cash, but a point where someone values your company and says this is what it’s worth,” said XTM Inc. CEO Marilyn Schaffer.

“We’ve decided our focus is the hospitality sector. We saw a real need in that sector and an opportunity to solve a big problem. We don’t use cash anymore – most of us,” she remarked. “Somehow, in the restaurant space, patrons are using digital but we’re paying our servers with cash.”

She added, “We’ve got restaurants across Canada on our platform. We’ve got servers who are thrilled to suddenly have a digital app and a payment mechanism that makes their job more career-oriented and less like a quick ‘grab cash and go’ type of thing.”

In addition to Schaffer, other key members of the XTM Inc. team were also in attendance at the Market Open.

View the podcast on this Market Open featuring Marilyn Schaffer here.

For more details about the CSE Media Centre, including information on upcoming Market Opens, please visit the CSE website, or follow us on social media.