#FinInTech is Luminari's initiative to help early-stage Canadian startups become massively successful by providing access to the financial know-how they often lack and can't afford.
Inspire finance professionals to get involved in our burgeoning innovation economy.
Train the next generation of finance start-up leaders.
Give them practical experience through part-time volunteer placements at companies.
Give companies the expertise they need when they can't afford it but need it most.
How do we get more #FinInTech?
We've developed several unique modules to give you the practical knowledge you need to enter a start-up and add value. Each module is taught by relevant industry leaders who will share their first-hand experience with you. If you decide to complete all the modules, you'll be certified as a venture CPA and recognized by tech companies as a top candidate. Bonus: all courses are verifiable CPD Hours!
Luminari events are all designed to be short, inspiring experience that won't take over your social calendar. We bring in finance leaders, industry giants, entrepreneurs & other amazing CPAs to share this stories and insight. Plus, you'll be able to network with like-minded CPAs. Bonus: all events are verifiable CPD hours!
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We've teamed up with Canada's top start-up accelerators and incubators to source the best start-ups that need the most help. Finance professionals who have been trained in our venture modules get placed into these companies for a short-term, part-time volunteer project. Help with: financial modelling, preparing fundraising documents, cash management, KPI tracking & more!
Program Director, #FinInTech
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Within days Luminari created a mutually productive relationship between our young company and an experienced accountant that knew our market. To be to blunt, this connection has immensely increased our ability to plan and execute our venture financing”
Shea Balish - CEO, Curv
The Luminari program has been a fantastic experience for us! Having access to qualified CPA’s has opened our minds up to new ways of thinking about our business. Current & prospective investors have never been happier with our financial model and P&L, and our pitch has transformed as a result. The Luminari on-boarding process was seamless, and we were instantly matched with a superstar CPA who refined and upgraded our financial model in less than a week! I would recommend the Luminari service to anyone who is running an early-stage startup!
Saroop Bharwani - CEO, Senso
Our CPAs have acted as trusted advisors to make sure that we're covering all of our bases and providing initial perspectives on things like SRED and beyond.
Arif Virani - COO, DarwinAI
Came across Luminari a couple months ago.. we just used them to get a FREE CPA resource for @ZayZoonTransfer. Honestly, so easy and straightforward every Canadian Startup should be using this #NotSolicited
Tate Hackert, Founder, ZayZoon
Being part of the CPA Start up program has been an amazing experience. My career has taken me on many paths, however, I have never had the opportunity to work with a startup prior to this program. This program allowed me to get a feel for the startup experience, get some experience working with startups, and provide financial mentorship to the team that I was paired with. The company was really eager and grateful to take advantage of my expertise, whether it was helping them build out thier financial model, or provide them with accounting and tax advice. This whole experience been a lot of fun, Luminari has create a great program and wish the best of luck to future CPA's and Startups!
Ira Levy, CPA
Who's Supporting #FinInTech?
Director - Finance & Administration,
Venture Manager - Artificial Intelligence,
Creative Destruction Lab