Canadian Investor Relations Institute - Alberta Chapter

Canadian Investor Relations Institute - Alberta Chapter




November 09, 2011 15:04 ET

Entrepreneur Howard Lindzon to #OccupyMelrose in Calgary

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 9, 2011) - The Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI) Alberta Chapter, in partnership with Marketwire and communicatto, are pleased to bring co-founder and CEO of StockTwits, Howard Lindzon, to Calgary on Thursday, November 17th, 2011.

Quick Facts About Howard

  • Mr. Lindzon is an active angel investor with many successes:, (purchased by eBay for $415 million), (purchased by Comcast), Wallstrip, with more than 400 original web video shows, purchased by CBS Corp.

  • Howard's new media and internet business investments also include:, Tweetdeck (purchased by Twitter),,, Buddy Media, Ticketfly, and Assistly.

  • Mr. Lindzon's latest project is StockTwits. A real-time financial platform for the investing community where traders and investors share ideas and information.

StockTwits is the fastest growing social financial network for sharing real-time ideas, news and information, comprised of investment professionals, people passionate about the markets, as well as the "Top 20 Most Influential Financial Bloggers"

Facts about the StockTwits Financial Network:

  • Nearly 300% growth over the last year in page views, usage and time spent on StockTwits.

  • Messages posted via StockTwits reaching an audience of well over 50 million through the StockTwits Distribution Network.

  • Daily increases in professional investors, public companies and other members of the community participating on StockTwits.

A recent study found that financial bloggers were THE most influential external influencer for investors – beating out Financial Advisors, TV, Radio, newspapers and other news/opinion sources.

Come and hear Howard explain who is talking about your company, what they are saying, how often they say it, how many people are listening, who they are influencing, and how you can participate in the conversation.

Date: Thursday November 17th
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Place: Melrose Café & Bar (730 17th Ave SW)
Cost: CIRI Members (and affiliate organizations) $40.00
Non-Members $80.00

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Anyone involved in the communication of a public company, individual investors, traders, brokers, bloggers, fund managers, CEO's, CFO's, corporate secretaries- just for starters.


With offices in San Diego and New York, StockTwits is a real-time financial platform for the investing community and creator of the $(TICKER) tag for the widest syndication of investment information. It provides a specialized environment created specifically for investors where users can customize information and networks based on interests and investments, and corporations can easily monitor, disseminate and manage communication within the social media environment. StockTwits was named "One of the Best Websites, 2010" by Time Magazine, and was listed as one of the "10 Most Innovative Companies on the Web" by Fast Company.


CIRI is a professional, not-for-profit association of executives responsible for communication between public corporations, investors and the financial community. CIRI is dedicated to advancing the stature and credibility of the investor relations profession and the competency of its members. Visit for more information.

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