Joanna is a former managing director of the capital markets division of one of the Canadian banks. She remains involved in the financial industry and started a few other interesting projects. www.linkedin.com/in/joannazapior/
Konrad is a young adult with interest in making finance accessible to his peers.
Samantha has extensive capital markets experience in investment banking, derivatives, debt origination, insurance and investor relations. www.linkedin.com/in/samantha-cheung-03/
Cecil's experience is in quantitative trading, data-science, and e-commerce - in Canada, the US and Asia. Cecil thinks some ideas are worth pursuing, like social enterprise and innovation in education.
Our growing roster of advisors and supporters includes individuals with backgrounds in teaching, pension investment management, private equity, risk management, and banking. As we go along, we collect feedback from students and young adults to keep enhancing our platform.
Some of our supporters choose to remain anonymous. Others are happy to be named. We thank them all.
"Like the financial parent I never had."
"I wish something like this was avaialble
when I was growing up."
"My mom set up my chequing account when I was 15 and did everything for me. FinStart helped me build the confidence to own my finances."
FinStart was created by a small group of financial professionals with years of experience working in the sector. We have children, family, and friends, many of whom at one time or another asked us for advice. They made us realize there's a need for basic personal finance information, presented simply.
FinStart contributes to financial literacy among youth and young adults. It aims to ‘teach by doing’. While there are many resources out there, FinStart simplifies and presents an unbiased view so that users can make their own informed decisions.
FinStart helps you develop skills you can apply to build and maintain your own personal finance set-up. It guides you as you:
Once you decide what products you need, "take" FinStart with you to the bank to help you set-up your personal finance network.