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Wednesday, October 27

8:00am

CIX DELEGATE LOUNGE (8:00am - 6:00pm)

As close to the in-person experience as you can get! Enter the virtual lounge, where you can ‘see who is in the room’ and take a seat at a table for video chats with other delegates. Move freely from table to table. Initiate a meeting by inviting others to a private or group table.

To enter the Virtual Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 
  2. Use the most recent version of GOOGLE CHROME Browser 
  3. High Speed hard-lined Internet connection offers the best experience
  4. Click on the Enter Delegate Lounge button below (this button appears while the lounge is open)
  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  
  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for the CIX Summit event, so that
    the system recognizes you as an approved passholder. 
  7. Enter “the venue” and follow prompts from there

9:00am

ICE BREAKER SPEED NETWORKING (9:00am - 10:00am)

Join us inside the CIX Delegate Lounge to be matched with other CIX delegates for 3-minute speed meetings!

These speed networking sessions are a fun and easy way for you to meet new delegates in a short time period. And you have the option of extending your time with your match if you have more to talk about.

10:00am

CIX TOP 20 EARLY SHOWCASE # 1 (10:00am - 11:00am)

Sponsored by

Investors wait for this all year! Five founders/CEOs from Canada’s most innovative early-stage companies (as determined by the 2021 CIX Selection Committee of 100+ investors), will present for 6 minutes each, followed by questions and comments from an Expert Commentator. Judges from Startup World Cup will be evaluating companies in all four CIX Top 20 Early showcases and one will be chosen to represent Canada in the Startup World Cup Grande Finale at CIX on October 28 at 1:00 pm.

Meet these companies following these presentations in the CIX Showcase Lounge where each company will have a table.

Featuring:

Jen Arnold

CEO/Co founder

MinervaAI

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Don Bowman

Founder & CEO

Agilicus Incorporated

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Khushboo Jha

Founder & CEO

BuyProperly

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Abdul Naushad

President and CEO

Buckzy Payments Inc

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Claudio Rojas

CEO

National Angel Capital Organization (NACO)

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Sohaib Zahid

Co-Founder & CEO

Railz

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Expert Commentators:


Expert Commentator

Shawn Abbott

Partner

Inovia Capital

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Expert Commentator

Vipul Lalka

Vice President, Enterprise Payments Platform and Capabilities

TD Bank

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Expert Commentator

Jonah Midanik

Managing Director, General Partner

Forum Ventures

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Expert Commentator

Jeremy Solomon

Partner

Nyca Ventures

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Expert Commentator

Nicole Spence

Managing Director, Digital IT Strategy

RBC Capital Markets

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MEETING EXCHANGES WITH GROWTH STAGE INVESTORS: BDC CAPITAL, FIRST ASCENT VENTURES, GRAVITAS SECURITIES INC. (10:00am - 11:00am)

For startup founders/CEOs.

Meeting Exchanges are CIX’s popular one-on-one, pre-arranged video meetings between entrepreneurs and leading funders/advisors/corporates. These 7 -minute virtual video meetings are a valuable opportunity for advice, building a relationship and potential funding/partnership. Book your meetings through CIXchange from October 4th to October 21st. Please note, space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Six Meeting Exchange spots can be reserved in advance. Please be on time and if you cannot make it, please cancel so another company can reserve. Please read investors ‘Invests In’ carefully to determine if you meet their investment criteria.

Investors who wish to be a Meeting Exchange host, please contact cixspeakers@brunico.com

Important:

  • For startups only
  • Sign-up by Oct 21 5:00 pm EST
  • After Oct 21, and to meet with additional investors, companies may join a Meeting Exchange wait line at CIX Digital Summit Oct 27/28
  • Be on time. If you are late, your spot will be given to a company in the wait line

Featuring:

Jack Fraser

Partner, Growth Venture CI Fund

BDC Capital, Partner


Invests in: Diversified Tech (eCommerce, FinTech, InsurTech, AgTech, EdTech, HealthTech, Cybersecurity, IoT, Blockchain)
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Raphael Yeung

Vice President

Gravitas Securities Inc.


Invests in: Late stage VC, preferably Revenue/EBITDA positive, all Canada, preference for Saas businesses, technology a priority.
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MEETING EXCHANGES WITH GROWTH STAGE INVESTORS: BDC CAPITAL, MAVERIX PRIVATE EQUITY, ONTARIO CAPITAL GROWTH CORPORATION (10:00am - 11:00am)

For startup founders/CEOs.

Meeting Exchanges are CIX’s popular one-on-one, pre-arranged video meetings between entrepreneurs and leading funders/advisors/corporates. These 7 -minute virtual video meetings are a valuable opportunity for advice, building a relationship and potential funding/partnership. Book your meetings through CIXchange from October 4th to October 21st. Please note, space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Six Meeting Exchange spots can be reserved in advance. Please be on time and if you cannot make it, please cancel so another company can reserve. Please read investors ‘Invests In’ carefully to determine if you meet their investment criteria.

Investors who wish to be a Meeting Exchange host, please contact cixspeakers@brunico.com

Important:

  • For startups only
  • Sign-up by Oct 21 5:00 pm EST
  • After Oct 21, and to meet with additional investors, companies may join a Meeting Exchange wait line at CIX Digital Summit Oct 27/28
  • Be on time. If you are late, your spot will be given to a company in the wait line

Featuring:

Layth Ashoo

Partner

Maverix Private Equity


Invests in: Growth-stage, North America
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Brenda Hogan

Chief Investment Officer

Ontario Capital Growth Corporation


Invests in: ICT / cleantech / life sciences; Ontario
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Meryeme Lahmami

Associate, Women in Technology

BDC Capital


Invests in All Canada – all industries – Women-led companies (founder, co-founder or C-level executive). revenue generating companies
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MEETING EXCHANGES WITH GROWTH STAGE INVESTORS: SILICON VALLEY BANK, TCV, VERSTRA VENTURES (10:00am - 11:00am)

For startup founders/CEOs.

Meeting Exchanges are CIX’s popular one-on-one, pre-arranged video meetings between entrepreneurs and leading funders/advisors/corporates. These 7 -minute virtual video meetings are a valuable opportunity for advice, building a relationship and potential funding/partnership. Book your meetings through CIXchange from October 4th to October 21st. Please note, space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Six Meeting Exchange spots can be reserved in advance. Please be on time and if you cannot make it, please cancel so another company can reserve. Please read investors ‘Invests In’ carefully to determine if you meet their investment criteria.

Investors who wish to be a Meeting Exchange host, please contact cixspeakers@brunico.com

Important:

  • For startups only
  • Sign-up by Oct 21 5:00 pm EST
  • After Oct 21, and to meet with additional investors, companies may join a Meeting Exchange wait line at CIX Digital Summit Oct 27/28
  • Be on time. If you are late, your spot will be given to a company in the wait line

Featuring:

Matan Hazanov

Vice President

Verstra Ventures


Invests in vertically focused B2B software companies, seed to Series A
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Graeme Millen

Director, Technology Banking

Silicon Valley Bank


Provides capital to: Tech all verticals – with specialty in Cleantech & Sustainability (mobility tech, energy, renewables, ag tech, etc)
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Kapil Venkatachalam

Partner

TCV


Invests in growth stage companies, B2B, software with >$15M ARR
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MEETING EXCHANGES WITH GROWTH STAGE INVESTORS: VERTU CAPITAL, EXPORT DEVELOPMENT CANADA, NATIONAL BANK (10:00am - 11:00am)

For startup founders/CEOs.

Meeting Exchanges are CIX’s popular one-on-one, pre-arranged video meetings between entrepreneurs and leading funders/advisors/corporates. These 7 -minute virtual video meetings are a valuable opportunity for advice, building a relationship and potential funding/partnership. Book your meetings through CIXchange from October 4th to October 21st. Please note, space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Six Meeting Exchange spots can be reserved in advance. Please be on time and if you cannot make it, please cancel so another company can reserve. Please read investors ‘Invests In’ carefully to determine if you meet their investment criteria.

Investors who wish to be a Meeting Exchange host, please contact cixspeakers@brunico.com

Important:

  • For startups only
  • Sign-up by Oct 21 5:00 pm EST
  • After Oct 21, and to meet with additional investors, companies may join a Meeting Exchange wait line at CIX Digital Summit Oct 27/28
  • Be on time. If you are late, your spot will be given to a company in the wait line

Featuring:

Gil Nayot

Partner

VERTU Capital


Invests in: Late stage enterprise software
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Anthony Sturgeon

Senior Account Manager - Tech

Export Development Canada


Helps growth stage companies scale internationally, all tech, all Canada
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WAIT LINE for Meeting Exchanges 10:00am-11:00am ET Sessions (opens at 9:15am ET) (10:00am - 11:00am)

Our WAIT LINE for the 10:00am-11:00am ET one-on-one Meeting Exchanges sessions will open at 9:15am ET (45 minutes before the first session's start time) 

This WAIT LINE is for startups who:

- did not make Meeting Exchanges selections in advance before online sign-up closed;

- did make Meeting Exchanges selections in advance, anwould like to have additional meetings if any spots open up due to no-shows

The WAIT LINE will operate on a first-come, first-served basis. No wait lists will be created. 

We encourage all CIX startups to come to the WAIT LINE, as meeting spots often open up last minute.

11:00am

EXPANSION AND FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES IN ASIA (11:00am - 11:30am)

Sponsored by

Please join Christopher Chen, Head of the InvestHK presence for Canada, as he presents fundraising opportunities for Canadian companies interested in expanding into Asia Pacific. For those looking at global expansion in the world's most dynamic economic region, Hong Kong offers a wealth of funding avenues. While not a direct investor - InvestHK serves as a gatekeeper and advisor to a vast myriad of public and private funding sources and start-up resources as an agency of the Hong Kong government's Commerce & Economic Development Department. InvestHK is a facilitator for real growth in Asia Pacific, and offers direct networking to banks, insurance companies, government bodies, investors, wealth management professionals, start-up connections, trade associations, professional services, and academia.

Of the approximately 200 Canadian companies that are located in Hong Kong, InvestHK put more than 170 of them there. From large multinationals like Intact, Manulife, or RBC to small start-ups in their growth stage, InvestHK is always on the lookout to bring innovative companies to an international presence.

For a more in-depth conversation with Christopher, please book a meeting with him in InvestHK’s private Meeting Suite when CIXchange opens on October 4th.

Featuring:

Christopher Chen

Head of Investment Promotion, Invest Hong Kong (Canada)

Hong Kong Economic & Trade

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MEET THE PRESENTING COMPANIES (11:00am - 11:30am)

This is your opportunity to meet with the CIX Top companies that just came off the virtual stage for face to face video conversations.  

CANADA SUCCESS STORY; SPOTLIGHT ON DIALOGUE (11:00am - 11:30am)

Sponsored by

CIX showcases and celebrates some of the biggest Canadian startup stories of the year.  Dialogue has been at the forefront of the evolution of virtual healthcare delivery, which started before the pandemic and has accelerated since then.

Organic revenue growth YOY of 187% in 2020 and ARR of $60M paved the way for Dialogue’s IPO in March. Join Dialogue’s CFO Navaid Mansuri and underwriter, Benoit Veronneau, National Bank, as they discuss the company’s rapid growth and the decision to, and process of, going public.

Featuring:

Navaid Mansuri

CFO

Dialogue

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Benoit Veronneau

Co-Head & Managing Director, Telecom, Media, Technology & Healthcare Investment Banking

National Bank Financial Corp

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11:30am

CIX TOP 20 EARLY SHOWCASE # 2 (11:30am - 12:30pm)

Sponsored by

Investors wait for this all year! Five founders/CEOs from Canada’s most innovative early-stage companies (as determined by the 2021 CIX Selection Committee of 100+ investors), will present for 6 minutes each, followed by questions and comments from an Expert Commentator. Judges from Startup World Cup will be evaluating companies in all four CIX Top 20 Early showcases and one will be chosen to represent Canada in the Startup World Cup Grande Finale at CIX on October 28 at 1:00 pm.

Meet these companies following these presentations in the CIX Showcase Lounge where each company will have a table.

Featuring:

Vivek Burhanpurkar

CEO

Cyberworks Robotics

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Tatiana Estevez

Founder CEO

Permalution

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Bernie Florido

Founder & CEO

Cocoflo Innovations

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Sean Huang

Co-founder and Head of Business Development

Matidor.com

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Erich Ko

CEO

Hop In Technologies

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Jeff Martin

CFO & Co-Founder

Cocoflo Innovations

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MC

Claudio Rojas

CEO

National Angel Capital Organization (NACO)

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Expert Commentators:


Expert Commentator

Kim Baker

Director of Innovation

Elemental Excelerator

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Expert Commentator

Karim Bardeesy

Co-Founder and Executive Director

Ryerson Leadership Lab

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Expert Commentator

Marc Faucher

Managing Partner

Arctern Ventures

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Expert Commentator

Brenda Hogan

Chief Investment Officer

Ontario Capital Growth Corporation


Invests in: ICT / cleantech / life sciences; Ontario
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Expert Commentator

Ha Nguyen

Vice President

McRock Capital

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12:30pm

MEET THE PRESENTING COMPANIES (12:30pm - 1:00pm)

This is your opportunity to meet with the CIX Top companies that just came off the virtual stage for face to face video conversations.  

CANADA SUCCESS STORY; SPOTLIGHT ON THINKIFIC (12:30pm - 1:00pm)

CIX showcases and celebrates some of the biggest Canadian startup stories of the year.  Thinkific saw revenues surge 115 per cent year-over-year in 2020, to about US$21 million, while the number of paying customers jumped 126 per cent, reaching almost 25,000. The online learning platform went public on the Toronto Stock Exchange in April, raising $160 million, giving it a market cap of over 1 billion. Join Thinkific’s Co-Founder and COO, Miranda Lievers in conversation with BTV-Business Television’s Taylor Thoenas they discuss the company’s journey leading up to its IPO and how the pandemic brought the future forward.

Moderating:


Taylor Thoen

CEO, Executive Producer

BTV- Business Television

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Featuring:

Miranda Lievers

Co-Founder & COO

Thinkific

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1:30pm

ATLANTIC CANADA TECH SHOWCASE (1:30pm - 2:30pm)

Sponsored by

The Atlantic Canada tech scene is all about quality and real growth. Join this showcase to see presentations from highly rated startups as curated by top investors.Be sure to visit their Pavilion to see more detailed profiles of the companies and connect with the presenters.

Featuring:

Amir Akbari

Co-founder & CEO

Anessa

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Norm Couturier

President & CEO

CEO, 3D Planeta Inc

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Dan Curwin

Director of Business Development

Stash Energy Inc

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Jamie Davison

President & CEO

Stash Energy Inc

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Martin Greenwood

CEO

PhotoDynamic Inc.

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MC

Kathryn Lockhart

CEO

Propel ICT

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Sam Poirier

Co-founder and CEO

Potential Motors

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James Stewart

CEO

TrojAI Inc.

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ASK AN EXPERT (1:30pm - 2:30pm)

This is your opportunity to pick the brain of serial entrepreneurs, investors and other expert advisors. Our experts will be at tables waiting to speak with up to 7 delegates. Move freely between tables for video chats with as many as you like over the course of the hour.

No sign-up is required for these small group meetings, which are hosted in AirMeet.

Topic: Growth Hacking
Table host: Reggie Tan, Founder, Rich Thinking

Topic: Marketing Strategies for Scaling B2B Startups
Table host: Mark Evans Principal Marketing Spark

Topic: Pitching the Leap of Faith
Table host: Raymond Luk Founder, CEOHockeystick

Topic: PR & Brand Building
Table host: Jennifer Janson Communications Director OMERS Ventures

Topic: Talent Strategies for Growing Startups
Table host: Krista Skalde Operating Partner & Chief Talent Officer Inovia Capital

Featuring:

Table host

Mark Evans

Prinicpal

Marketing Spark

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Table host

Jennifer Janson

Communications Director

OMERS Ventures

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Table host

Raymond Luk

Founder, CEO

Hockeystick

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Table host

Krista Skalde

Operating Partner & Chief Talent Officer

Inovia Capital

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Table host

Reggie Tan

Founder

Rich Thinking

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1:45pm

REVERSE INVESTORS’ PITCH- EARLY STAGE (1:45pm - 2:30pm)

Sponsored by

Investors and startups switch sides!. You’ll hear top VCs explain why your Startup should choose THEM, not the other way around. Learn what value they bring to their investments, what they look for in startups, and why you should want them as an investor. Introduce yourself when you find the right potential investor in the session chat or message via CIXchange.

Moderating:


Meagan Simpson

Associate Editor

BetaKit

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Featuring:

Shawn Chance

Partner

OMERS Ventures

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Andrea Drager

Partner

Azure Capital Partners

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Meryeme Lahmami

Associate, Women in Technology

BDC Capital


Invests in All Canada – all industries – Women-led companies (founder, co-founder or C-level executive). revenue generating companies
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Isaac Souweine

Partner

Real Ventures

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2:30pm

CANADA SUCCESS STORY; SPOTLIGHT ON WATTPAD (2:30pm - 3:00pm)

Sponsored by

CIX showcases and celebrates some of the biggest Canadian startup stories of the year.  Founded in 2006 in Toronto, Wattpad grew to become a global leader in social storytelling and entertainment before its high-profile $600M USD sale to Naver earlier this year. Join Wattpad’s CEO & co-founder, Allen Lau and early investor and friend, John Ruffolo as they share the Wattpad journey and discuss its next chapter.

Featuring:

Allen Lau

CEO and Co-Founder

Wattpad

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John Ruffolo

Founder & Managing Partner

Maverix Private Equity

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3:00pm

CIX TOP 10 GROWTH SHOWCASE # 1 (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

Sponsored by

Investors wait for this all year! Five founders/CEOs from Canada’s most innovative growth-stage companies (as determined by the 2021 CIX Selection Committee of 100+ investors), will present for 6 minutes each, followed by questions and comments from an Expert Commentator.

Meet these companies following these presentations in the CIX Showcase Lounge where each company will have a table.

Featuring:

Randy Cass

Founder, CEO

Nest Wealth

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Dan DeMers

CEO and Co-Founder

Cinchy

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Mauricio Di Bartolomeo

Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer

Ledn Inc.

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Sam Gharegozlou

Director

Dapper Labs

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Andrew McLeod

CEO

Certn

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Adam Reeds

Co-Founder & CEO

Ledn Inc.

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MC

Michelle Yu

Investor

Georgian

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Expert Commentators:


Expert Commentator

Sep Alavi

General Partner

White Star Capital

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Expert Commentator

Steve Cardigan

Talent Hacker & Advisor

Cadigan Talent Ventures

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Expert Commentator

Philippe Daoust

Vice President & Managing Director

National Bank

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Expert Commentator

Mack Flavelle

Founder

Big Head Club

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Expert Commentator

David Unsworth

General Partner & Co-Founder

Information Venture Partners

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MEETING EXCHANGES WITH EARLY-STAGE INVESTORS: IF CAPITAL, RHINO VENTURES, SILICON VALLEY BANK (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

For startup founders/CEOs.

Meeting Exchanges are CIX’s popular one-on-one, pre-arranged video meetings between entrepreneurs and leading funders/advisors/corporates. These 7 -minute virtual video meetings are a valuable opportunity for advice, building a relationship and potential funding/partnership. Book your meetings through CIXchange from October 4th to October 21st. Please note, space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Six Meeting Exchange spots can be reserved in advance. Please be on time and if you cannot make it, please cancel so another company can reserve. Please read investors ‘Invests In’ carefully to determine if you meet their investment criteria.

Investors who wish to be a Meeting Exchange host, please contact cixspeakers@brunico.com

Important:

  • For startups only
  • Sign-up by Oct 21 5:00 pm EST
  • After Oct 21, and to meet with additional investors, companies may join a Meeting Exchange wait line at CIX Digital Summit Oct 27/28
  • Be on time. If you are late, your spot will be given to a company in the wait line

Featuring:

Grace Liu

Founding Partner

IF Capital


Invests in fintech; blockchain; e-commercial; SaaS ; All of north America
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Jay Rhind

Partner

Rhino Ventures


Invests in: Early Stage (pre-series A), Fintech, Edtech, Creator economy / Entrepreneur Enablement, D2C E-commerce, SMB SaaS
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Laith Shukri

Sr. Market Development Manager

Silicon Valley Bank


Provides capital to: Tech all verticals
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MEETING EXCHANGES WITH EARLY-STAGE INVESTORS: TELUS POLLINATOR FUND FOR GOOD, TRUST VENTURES, MUSKOKA 4.0 STARTUP COMPETITION (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

For startup founders/CEOs.

Meeting Exchanges are CIX’s popular one-on-one, pre-arranged video meetings between entrepreneurs and leading funders/advisors/corporates. These 7 -minute virtual video meetings are a valuable opportunity for advice, building a relationship and potential funding/partnership. Book your meetings through CIXchange from October 4th to October 21st. Please note, space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Six Meeting Exchange spots can be reserved in advance. Please be on time and if you cannot make it, please cancel so another company can reserve. Please read investors ‘Invests In’ carefully to determine if you meet their investment criteria.

Investors who wish to be a Meeting Exchange host, please contact cixspeakers@brunico.com

Important:

  • For startups only
  • Sign-up by Oct 21 5:00 pm EST
  • After Oct 21, and to meet with additional investors, companies may join a Meeting Exchange wait line at CIX Digital Summit Oct 27/28
  • Be on time. If you are late, your spot will be given to a company in the wait line

Featuring:

David Brushey

Executive Director

Muskoka Futures


Invests in early stage, Ontario
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Nabeela Merchant

Investor

TELUS Pollinator Fund


Invests in: climate change, agriculture, healthcare, and education
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Ben Weaver

Associate

Trust Ventures


Invests in: early stage (Seed to Series A); industry agnostic; focus on companies and industries that are held back by public policy barriers or face regulatory challenges and we proactively help our partner companies mitigate those challenges
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MEETING EXCHANGES WITH EARLY-STAGE INVESTORS: BDC CAPITAL, FASTBREAK VENTURES, OLD KENT ROAD FINANCIAL (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

For startup founders/CEOs.

Meeting Exchanges are CIX’s popular one-on-one, pre-arranged video meetings between entrepreneurs and leading funders/advisors/corporates. These 7 -minute virtual video meetings are a valuable opportunity for advice, building a relationship and potential funding/partnership. Book your meetings through CIXchange from October 4th to October 21st. Please note, space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Six Meeting Exchange spots can be reserved in advance. Please be on time and if you cannot make it, please cancel so another company can reserve. Please read investors ‘Invests In’ carefully to determine if you meet their investment criteria.

Investors who wish to be a Meeting Exchange host, please contact cixspeakers@brunico.com

Important:

  • For startups only
  • Sign-up by Oct 21 5:00 pm EST
  • After Oct 21, and to meet with additional investors, companies may join a Meeting Exchange wait line at CIX Digital Summit Oct 27/28
  • Be on time. If you are late, your spot will be given to a company in the wait line

Featuring:

Jonathan Goodkey

Principal, Industrial Innovation Venture Fund

BDC Capital

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Sarah Livingstone

Business Development Executive

OKR Financial


Provides capital to early stage, all Canada
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Matt Saunders

Co-Founder

Fastbreak Ventures


Invests in early stage, enterprise software, ( SAAS, B2B) located in Canada
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MEETING EXCHANGES WITH EARLY-STAGE INVESTORS: RADICAL VENTURES, STARLIGHT CAPITAL, VANEDGE (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

For startup founders/CEOs.

Meeting Exchanges are CIX’s popular one-on-one, pre-arranged video meetings between entrepreneurs and leading funders/advisors/corporates. These 7 -minute virtual video meetings are a valuable opportunity for advice, building a relationship and potential funding/partnership. Book your meetings through CIXchange from October 4th to October 21st. Please note, space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Six Meeting Exchange spots can be reserved in advance. Please be on time and if you cannot make it, please cancel so another company can reserve. Please read investors ‘Invests In’ carefully to determine if you meet their investment criteria.

Investors who wish to be a Meeting Exchange host, please contact cixspeakers@brunico.com

Important:

  • For startups only
  • Sign-up by Oct 21 5:00 pm EST
  • After Oct 21, and to meet with additional investors, companies may join a Meeting Exchange wait line at CIX Digital Summit Oct 27/28
  • Be on time. If you are late, your spot will be given to a company in the wait line

Featuring:

Bryan Emerson

President

Starlight Capital Inc


Invests in IT, Software, AI, Life Science, Real Estate, Fintech, Communications, all of Canada, Early and Growth stages
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Amy Rae

Partner

Vanedge Capital


Invests in: Analytics, Hard tech fundational technology, Computational Biology.
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Ryan Shannon

Investor

Radical Ventures


Invests in Early Stage, AI, Enterprise Software, Canada
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WAIT LINE for Meeting Exchanges 3:00pm-4:00pm ET Sessions (opens at 2:15pm ET) (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

Our WAIT LINE for the 3:00pm-4:00pm ET one-on-one Meeting Exchanges sessions will open at 2:15pm ET (45 minutes before the first session's start time) 

This WAIT LINE is for startups who:

- did not make Meeting Exchanges selections in advance before online sign-up closed;

- did make Meeting Exchanges selections in advance, anwould like to have additional meetings if any spots open up due to no-shows

The WAIT LINE will operate on a first-come, first-served basis. No wait lists will be created. 

We encourage all CIX startups to come to the WAIT LINE, as meeting spots often open up last minute. 

4:00pm

Digital Identity and Credentials (4:00pm - 4:30pm)

Sponsored by

Vaccine Passports, DeFi, age verification and passwords. How they work and the opportunities to use them to build your business. This session will provide a practical look at the emerging world of digital identity and credentials.

Participants will be introduced to verifiable credentials, the Trust Triangle for Holders (individuals), Issuers (governments, workplaces, healthcare, education, etc.) and Verifiers (merchants, venues, hospitality, online, websites, apps, etc.)

We’ll discuss the technology and blockchain systems, rise of multiple in-market systems, open standards, and interoperability. We will tie it all together and discuss how we can benefit from the use digital credentials and maintain privacy compliance. Most importantly, enabling consumers to control their private information and share what they want, when they want and with whom they want.

Key topics include:

• Issuing and managing digital credentials
• The rise of multiple in-market systems and interoperability
• Individual management and control of private information and data
• Integrating digital credentials with your current business and apps (where applicable)
• Supporting privacy, safety, and security
• Solutions that talk to each other
• Cross province and international travel
• Reducing fraud and identity theft
• Managing restricted product sales
• Eliminating the need to remember passwords

Featuring:

Michael Konikoff

Chief Revenue Officer

Liquid Avatar Operations Inc.

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David Lucatch

President

Liquid Avatar Operations Inc.

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RJ Reiser

Chief Business Development Officer

Liquid Avatar Operations Inc.

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MEET THE PRESENTING COMPANIES (4:00pm - 4:30pm)

This is your opportunity to meet with the CIX Top companies that just came off the virtual stage for face to face video conversations.  

4:30pm

CIX 2021 INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR PRESENTATION AND KEYNOTE (4:30pm - 5:00pm)

Sponsored by

Vancouver-based Trulioo wins CIX’s annual Innovator of the Year award for transforming identity verification globally. Trulioo’s platform provides real-time verification of 5 billion consumers and 330 million business entities worldwide through a single API integration.

At the core of the Trulioo mission is financial inclusion -- much of the world does not have access to identification at all, problematically excluding them from accessing basic financial services, and other essential resources in an increasingly digital-first world. The company’s mission is to build a robust digital identity network that taps into reliable data sources and tools to verify individuals around the world, ensuring everyone can participate in the digital economy.

Join this award presentation and fireside chat to hear how Trulioo deserves this award.

Featuring:

Amol Helekar

Principal

TCV

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Steve Munford

President and CEO

Trulioo

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THE CURRENT M&A LANDSCAPE (4:30pm - 5:00pm)

Sponsored by

How has the pandemic impacted acquisitions? Hear from experts on the impact on current deals, anticipated deal volume, top deal-type objectives, sector multiples and valuation metrics, when to sell, how to prepare your company, and how deals are being structured.

Featuring:

Mike Hollinger

Partner

Dentons Canada LLP

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Daniel Lee

Managing Director, Investment Banking - Technology & Innovation Sectors

CIBC

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Rajen Ruparell

Chairman & Founder

Endy Sleep

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Thursday, October 28

8:00am

CIX DELEGATE LOUNGE (8:00am - 6:00pm)

As close to the in-person experience as you can get! Enter the virtual lounge, where you can ‘see who is in the room’ and take a seat at a table for video chats with other delegates. Move freely from table to table. Initiate a meeting by inviting others to a private or group table.

To enter the Virtual Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 
  2. Use the most recent version of GOOGLE CHROME Browser 
  3. High Speed hard-lined Internet connection offers the best experience
  4. Click on the Enter Delegate Lounge button below (this button appears while the lounge is open)
  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  
  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for the CIX Summit event, so that
    the system recognizes you as an approved passholder.
     
  7. Enter “the venue” and follow prompts from there

9:00am

ICE BREAKER SPEED NETWORKING (9:00am - 10:00am)

Join us inside the CIX Delegate Lounge to be matched with other CIX delegates for 3-minute speed meetings!

These speed networking sessions are a fun and easy way for you to meet new delegates in a short time period. And you have the option of extending your time with your match if you have more to talk about.

9:30am

DMZ WOMEN FOUNDERS SHOWCASE (9:30am - 10:00am)

Sponsored by

Join the DMZ and watch five DMZ Women Founders pitch their startups - UCast, Adam Wa Mishmish, Walletifai Scyibl, & Alli Therapy! The DMZ Women Founders Program offers added support and resources to women founders including coaching, access to funders, exposure, and a strong peer group of women founders.

Moderating:


Nouhaila Chelkhaoui

Manager, Women Founders Programs

DMZ

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Featuring:

Rand Abou Ras

Founder

UCast

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Luma Al Adnani

CEO and Co-Founder

Adam Wa Mishmish

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Helen Georgaklis

Founder

SCYiBL

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Roya Kachooei

Founder

Walletifai

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Sarah Rennick

CEO, Co-Founder

Alli Therapy

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10:00am

CIX TOP 20 EARLY SHOWCASE # 3 (10:00am - 11:00am)

Sponsored by

Investors wait for this all year! Five founders/CEOs from Canada’s most innovative early-stage companies (as determined by the 2021 CIX Selection Committee of 100+ investors), will present for 6 minutes each, followed by questions and comments from an Expert Commentator. Judges from Startup World Cup will be evaluating companies in all four CIX Top 20 Early showcases and one will be chosen to represent Canada in the Startup World Cup Grande Finale at CIX on October 28 at 1:00 pm.

Meet these companies following these presentations in the CIX Showcase Lounge where each company will have a table.

Featuring:

Mike Cooke

Co-Founder

AmacaThera

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Francisco Diaz-Mitoma

Co-Founder and CEO

Bowhead Health

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Jade Doucet-Martineau

Co Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Puzzle Medical Devices Inc

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Amir Hoss

Founder & CEO

EAIGLE

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Rhea Mehta, PhD

Co-Founder

Bowhead Health

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Philip Poulidis

CEO

ODAIA Intelligence Inc.

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Claudio Rojas

CEO

National Angel Capital Organization (NACO)

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Expert Commentators:


Expert Commentator

Michael Cloutier

Lead, Business Develpment

Eversana

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Expert Commentator

Lu Han

Principal

Lumira Ventures

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Expert Commentator

David Harris Kolada

Managing Partner

Greensoil Proptech Ventures

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Expert Commentator

Sam Ifergan

Founder & Managing Partner

iGan Partners

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Expert Commentator

Kathryn Wortsman

Managing Partner

Amplify Capital


Invests in early, all Canada, Clean Energy Tech, Health Tech, Education or Workplace Tech (IMPACT)
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MEETING EXCHANGES WITH GROWTH STAGE INVESTORS: REVOLUTION GROWTH, SILICON VALLEY BANK, TIMIA CAPITAL (10:00am - 11:00am)

For startup founders/CEOs.

Meeting Exchanges are CIX’s popular one-on-one, pre-arranged video meetings between entrepreneurs and leading funders/advisors/corporates. These 7 -minute virtual video meetings are a valuable opportunity for advice, building a relationship and potential funding/partnership. Book your meetings through CIXchange from October 4th to October 21st. Please note, space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Six Meeting Exchange spots can be reserved in advance. Please be on time and if you cannot make it, please cancel so another company can reserve. Please read investors ‘Invests In’ carefully to determine if you meet their investment criteria.

Investors who wish to be a Meeting Exchange host, please contact cixspeakers@brunico.com

Important:

  • For startups only
  • Sign-up by Oct 21 5:00 pm EST
  • After Oct 21, and to meet with additional investors, companies may join a Meeting Exchange wait line at CIX Digital Summit Oct 27/28
  • Be on time. If you are late, your spot will be given to a company in the wait line

Featuring:

Patrick Conroy

Vice President

Revolution Growth


Invests in: Growth stage ($10m ARR+) businesses across consumer internet, software, media, fintech, and supply chain verticals.
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Rob Foxall

VP, Origination

Timia Capital


Offers flexible debt solutions to capital efficient technology companies generating $2 million to $20 million in annual recurring revenue
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Daryl Johnston

Managing Director, Technology Banking, Canada

Silicon Valley Bank


Provides capital to: Tech all verticals
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MEETING EXCHANGES WITH GROWTH STAGE INVESTORS: FRAMEWORK VENTURE PARTNERS, GRAVITAS SECURITIES INC., INOVIA CAPITAL (10:00am - 11:00am)

For startup founders/CEOs.

Meeting Exchanges are CIX’s popular one-on-one, pre-arranged video meetings between entrepreneurs and leading funders/advisors/corporates. These 7 -minute virtual video meetings are a valuable opportunity for advice, building a relationship and potential funding/partnership. Book your meetings through CIXchange from October 4th to October 21nd. Please note, space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Six Meeting Exchange spots can be reserved in advance. Please be on time and if you cannot make it, please cancel so another company can reserve. Please read investors ‘Invests In’ carefully to determine if you meet their investment criteria.

Investors who wish to be a Meeting Exchange host, please contact cixspeakers@brunico.com

Important:

  • For startups only
  • Sign-up by Oct 21 5:00 pm EST
  • After Oct 21, and to meet with additional investors, companies may join a Meeting Exchange wait line at CIX Digital Summit Oct 27/28
  • Be on time. If you are late, your spot will be given to a company in the wait line

Featuring:

Kia Besharat

Senior Managing Director

Gravitas Securities Inc.


Invests in: Late stage VC, preferably Revenue/EBITDA positive, all Canada, preference for Saas businesses, technology a priority.
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Ajay Gopal

Partner

Framework Venture Partners


Invests in : Fintech, AI, SaaS, B2B, B2C, Series A/B
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Pranit Tukrel

Associate

Inovia Capital


Invests in Automotive, Fintech (payments and insurtech), Gov Tech, Prop Tech, series B onward
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MEETING EXCHANGES WITH GROWTH STAGE INVESTORS: SAMPFORD ADVISORS, KLASS CAPITAL, NATIONAL BANK (10:00am - 11:00am)

For startup founders/CEOs.

Meeting Exchanges are CIX’s popular one-on-one, pre-arranged video meetings between entrepreneurs and leading funders/advisors/corporates. These 7 -minute virtual video meetings are a valuable opportunity for advice, building a relationship and potential funding/partnership. Book your meetings through CIXchange from October 4th to October 21nd. Please note, space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Six Meeting Exchange spots can be reserved in advance. Please be on time and if you cannot make it, please cancel so another company can reserve. Please read investors ‘Invests In’ carefully to determine if you meet their investment criteria.

Investors who wish to be a Meeting Exchange host, please contact cixspeakers@brunico.com

Important:

  • For startups only
  • Sign-up by Oct 21 5:00 pm EST
  • After Oct 21, and to meet with additional investors, companies may join a Meeting Exchange wait line at CIX Digital Summit Oct 27/28
  • Be on time. If you are late, your spot will be given to a company in the wait line

Featuring:

Ed Bryant

CEO

Sampford Advisors


Advises Growth stage, software, all Canada
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Greg Orelowitz

Software Investor

Klass Capital


Invests in North America and Europe, Seed through Series C, B2B enterprise software
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MEETING EXCHANGES WITH GROWTH STAGE INVESTORS: ROYAL BANK OF CANADA (10:00am - 11:00am)

For startup founders/CEOs.

Meeting Exchanges are CIX’s popular one-on-one, pre-arranged video meetings between entrepreneurs and leading funders/advisors/corporates. These 7 -minute virtual video meetings are a valuable opportunity for advice, building a relationship and potential funding/partnership. Book your meetings through CIXchange from October 4th to October 21nd. Please note, space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Six Meeting Exchange spots can be reserved in advance. Please be on time and if you cannot make it, please cancel so another company can reserve. Please read investors ‘Invests In’ carefully to determine if you meet their investment criteria.

Investors who wish to be a Meeting Exchange host, please contact cixspeakers@brunico.com

Important:

  • For startups only
  • Sign-up by Oct 21 5:00 pm EST
  • After Oct 21, and to meet with additional investors, companies may join a Meeting Exchange wait line at CIX Digital Summit Oct 27/28
  • Be on time. If you are late, your spot will be given to a company in the wait line

Featuring:

Amy Ng

VP, Relationship Management – RBCx

RBC Royal Bank


All tech verticals ie software, hardware, fintech, life sciences, cleantech, and agtech companies.
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WAIT LINE for Meeting Exchanges 10:00am-11:00am ET Sessions (opens at 9:15am ET) (10:00am - 11:00am)

Our WAIT LINE for the 10:00am-11:00am ET one-on-one Meeting Exchanges sessions will open at 9:15am ET (45 minutes before the first session's start time) 

This WAIT LINE is for startups who:

- did not make Meeting Exchanges selections in advance before online sign-up closed;

- did make Meeting Exchanges selections in advance, anwould like to have additional meetings if any spots open up due to no-shows

The WAIT LINE will operate on a first-come, first-served basis. No wait lists will be created. 

We encourage all CIX startups to come to the WAIT LINE, as meeting spots often open up last minute.

11:00am

Scale globally with EDC (11:00am - 11:30am)

Sponsored by

Join Anthony Sturgeon of Export Development Canada’s tech industry team and Craig McLellan, Founder and CEO of ThinkOn, as they discuss how EDC supports Canadian technology companies as they scale up internationally. Together they will share insights on how ThinkOn, a leading Canadian managed cloud services company, has leveraged EDC’s support to grow into the US and beyond. Anthony will also share how EDC has expanded their offering to meet the unique needs of the technology sector, including EDC support for debt and equity financing, de-risking international contracts and revenues, and how to leverage EDC’s international knowledge and connections.

Featuring:

Craig McLellan

Founder and CEO

ThinkOn

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Anthony Sturgeon

Senior Account Manager - Tech

Export Development Canada


Helps growth stage companies scale internationally, all tech, all Canada
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MEET THE PRESENTING COMPANIES (11:00am - 11:30am)

This is your opportunity to meet with the CIX Top companies that just came off the virtual stage for face to face video conversations.  

CANADA SUCCESS STORY; SPOTLIGHT ON APPLYBOARD (11:00am - 11:30am)

Sponsored by

Waterloo-based unicorn, ApplyBoard, a recruitment platform for international students to apply to education abroad, tripled its valuation to $3.2 billion with the recent series D $300 million raise..Founded by three brothers frustrated by the process of applying to international colleges, their platform pairs students from 125 countries with 1500 plus educational institutions. Oslers’ Michael Grantmyre will facilitate the conversation about ApplyBoard’s journey to success with its CEO and Co-Founder, Martin Basiri and investor Rick Prostko with Teachers’ Innovation Platform. 

Moderating:


Michael Grantmyre

Associate, Emerging and High Growth Companies

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

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Featuring:

Martin Basiri

CEO and Co-Founder

ApplyBoard

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Rick Prostko

Managing Director, North America, Teachers’ Innovation Platform

Ontario Teacher's Pension Plan

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11:30am

CIX TOP 20 EARLY SHOWCASE # 4 (11:30am - 12:30pm)

Sponsored by

Investors wait for this all year! Five founders/CEOs from Canada’s most innovative early-stage companies (as determined by the 2021 CIX Selection Committee of 100+ investors), will present for 6 minutes each, followed by questions and comments from an Expert Commentator. Judges from Startup World Cup will be evaluating companies in all four CIX Top 20 Early showcases and one will be chosen to represent Canada in the Startup World Cup Grande Finale at CIX on October 28 at 1:00 pm.

Meet these companies following these presentations in the CIX Showcase Lounge where each company will have a table.

Featuring:

Michael Cheng

CEO & Co-founder

Lumen5

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Candice Faktor

Co-Founder

Disco

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Saba Mohebpour

CEO

Spocket

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Joe Parenteau

Co-founder, CEO

Fable

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Claudio Rojas

CEO

National Angel Capital Organization (NACO)

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Chris Sukornyk

Co-founder

Disco

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Jennifer Tkachuk-Tremblay

Founder & CEO

somm

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Expert Commentators:


Expert Commentator

Patrick Lor

Managing Partner

Panache Ventures

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Expert Commentator

Scott McKay

Co-Founder and Managing Director

KJSM Ventures

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Expert Commentator

Alexandra Panousis

CEO, Carat and Chair, Dentsu Media Company

Dentsu Aegis Network

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Expert Commentator

Michele Romanow

Co-Founder and President

Clearco

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Expert Commentator

Sunil Sharma

Managing Partner, Toronto Accelerator

Techstars

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12:30pm

Canadian Technology Accelerator: Deep into the Indian Tech Scene (12:30pm - 1:00pm)

Sponsored by

Looking for support to expand your business in thriving tech ecosystems? The Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) is a global business development program offering customized market support for high-growth Canadian tech firms in 12 global cities in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Join us for this panel diving into opportunities at one of the new CTA locations: India.

The CTA is a program offered by Global Affairs Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service.

Moderating:


Deborah Rojas

Trade Commissioner, The High Commission of Canada in India

Global Affairs Canada

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Featuring:

Deepak Dutt

CEO

Zighra Inc

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Scott McLeod

Trade Commissioner, Canadian Technology Accelerator, The High Commission of Canada in India

High Commission of Canada in India

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Nisha Sarveswaran

CEO

Kraken Sense

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MEET THE PRESENTING COMPANIES & ANNOUNCEMENT OF STARTUP WORLD CUP CANADIAN WINNER (12:30pm - 1:15pm)

This is your opportunity to meet with the CIX Top companies that just came off the virtual stage for face to face video conversations, and to hear who won the Startup World Cup Canadian Competition.

Featuring:

Noah Leshan

Investor at Pegasus Tech Ventures and Manager of Startup World Cup

Pegasus Tech Ventures

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1:30pm

INTUIT PROSPERITY ACCELERATOR:AI SHOWCASE (1:30pm - 2:00pm)

Sponsored by

Following the success of the inaugural cohort, the Intuit Prosperity Accelerator:AI powered by Highline Beta is proud to introduce the 2021 cohort. Hear from David Marquis, Canada’s Country Manager, and selected early stage startups about how they leverage AI to help North American small businesses and consumers overcome financial challenges. The session will be followed by Q&A from the audience.

The presenting companies will be announced on October 13th.

Moderating:


David Marquis

Country Manager, Canada

Intuit Canada

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Featuring:

Jennifer Huynh

Co-Founder and CEO

Adaptive Pulse

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Simon Langlois

Cofounder, CEO

Stamped AI

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Zeze Peters

Founder, CEO

Beam.city Inc

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ASK AN EXPERT (1:30pm - 2:30pm)

This is your opportunity to pick the brain of serial entrepreneurs, investors and other expert advisors. Our experts will be at tables waiting to speak with up to 7 delegates. Move freely between tables for video chats with as many as you like over the course of the hour.

No sign-up is required for these small group meetings, which are hosted in AirMeet.

Topic: Award Winning Cultures
Table host: Jenny do Forno, Talent Director, OMERS Ventures

Topic: Customer Acquisition
Table host: Casey Rovinelli, Growth Director, OMERS Ventures

Topic: Metrics: Choosing business metrics with a purpose to help achieve strategic business goals
Table host: Stephen Pollack, Founder, InsideSpin

Topic: Strategies for building a strong, high-performing technical teams & Diversity in tech building
Table host: Steven  Woods, Partner, Chief Technology Officer, Inovia Capital

Topic: The Future of Fintech: embedded finance and embedded banking
Table host: Rasha Katabi, Founder & CEO, Brim Financial

Topic The changing funding environment
Table Host: Simon Sokol, Investment Associate, Relay Ventures

Featuring:

Table host

Jenny do Forno

Talent Director

OMERS Ventures

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Table host

Rasha Katabi

Founder & CEO

Brim Financial

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Table host

Stephen Pollack

CEO


Topic: Metrics: Choosing business metrics with a purpose to help achieve strategic business goals
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Table host

Casey Rovinelli

Growth Director

OMERS Ventures

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Table host

Simon Sokol

Investment Associate

Relay Ventures

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Table host

Steven Woods

Partner, Chief Technology Officer

Inovia Capital

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1:45pm

REVERSE INVESTORS' PITCH-GROWTH-STAGE (1:45pm - 2:30pm)

Sponsored by

Investors and startups switch sides!. You’ll hear top VCs explain why your Startup should choose THEM, not the other way around. Learn what value they bring to their investments, what they look for in startups, and why you should want them as an investor. Introduce yourself when you find the right potential investor in the session chat or message via CIXchange.

Moderating:


Meagan Simpson

Associate Editor

BetaKit

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Featuring:

Jack Fraser

Partner, Growth Venture CI Fund

BDC Capital, Partner


Invests in: Diversified Tech (eCommerce, FinTech, InsurTech, AgTech, EdTech, HealthTech, Cybersecurity, IoT, Blockchain)
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Jason Luo

Director

OMERS Private Equity

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Katie Thiry

Principal

Salesforce Ventures

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Jon Wolkin

Investment Director

TELUS Ventures

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2:30pm

CANADA SUCCESS STORY; SPOTLIGHT ON BORROWELL (2:30pm - 3:00pm)

Sponsored by

Borrowell’s suite of credit building solutions and coaching has provided its 1.5 million + members assistance at reaching their financial goals, particularly critical during the pandemic. Borrowell’s co-founder and CEO, Andrew Graham, will share the fintech’s story and plans for growth, in a fireside chat, led by Daryl Johnston, Managing Director of Technology Banking at Silicon Valley Bank.

Featuring:

Andrew Graham

Co-Founder and CEO

Borrowell

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Daryl Johnston

Managing Director, Technology Banking, Canada

Silicon Valley Bank


Provides capital to: Tech all verticals
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3:00pm

CIX TOP 10 GROWTH SHOWCASE # 2 (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

Sponsored by

Investors wait for this all year! Five founders/CEOs from Canada’s most innovative growth-stage companies (as determined by the 2021 CIX Selection Committee of 100+ investors), will present for 6 minutes each, followed by questions and comments from an Expert Commentator.

Meet these companies following these presentations in the CIX Showcase Lounge where each company will have a table.

Featuring:

Mark Ang

Co-Founder/CEO

Bolt Logistics

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Josh Domingues

Founder and CEO

Flashfood

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Kamran Khan

Founder & CEO

BlueDot

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Naheed Kurji

Co-Founder, President and CEO

Cyclica

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Etienne Lacroix

Founder & CEO

Vention

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MC

Michelle Yu

Investor

Georgian

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Expert Commentators:


Expert Commentator

Michael Hyatt

Chair

Hyatt Family Office

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Expert Commentator

Laura Lenz

Partner

OMERS Ventures

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Expert Commentator

Mike List

Partner

GreenSky Capital

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Expert Commentator

Jean Francois Marcoux

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

White Star Capital

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Expert Commentator

Michelle Scarborough

Managing Partner, Strategic Investments and Women in Technology Venture Fund

BDC Capital

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MEETING EXCHANGES WITH EARLY-STAGE INVESTORS: GOLDEN VENTURES, TWO SMALL FISH VENTURES, WHITECAP VENTURE PARTNERS (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

For startup founders/CEOs.

Meeting Exchanges are CIX’s popular one-on-one, pre-arranged video meetings between entrepreneurs and leading funders/advisors/corporates. These 7 -minute virtual video meetings are a valuable opportunity for advice, building a relationship and potential funding/partnership. Book your meetings through CIXchange from October 4th to October 21st. Please note, space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Six Meeting Exchange spots can be reserved in advance. Please be on time and if you cannot make it, please cancel so another company can reserve. Please read investors ‘Invests In’ carefully to determine if you meet their investment criteria.

Investors who wish to be a Meeting Exchange host, please contact cixspeakers@brunico.com

Important:

  • For startups only
  • Sign-up by Oct 21 5:00 pm EST
  • After Oct 21, and to meet with additional investors, companies may join a Meeting Exchange wait line at CIX Digital Summit Oct 27/28
  • Be on time. If you are late, your spot will be given to a company in the wait line

Featuring:

Aaleen Anjum

Analyst

Two Small Fish Ventures


Invests in: Pre Seed/Seed, early stage, SaaS enterprise, AI/ML, Fintech, Health tech, Marketplace, Consumer. North America focus
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Melissa Belbeck

Sr. Associate

Whitecap Venture Partners


Invests in: Series A, Any B2B software, Medtech, Foodtech, Central and Eastern Canada (nothing west of Manitoba)
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Taylor Wilson

Associate

Golden Ventures


Invests in: early stage, all areas but in particular interested in software companies. We don't do too much in consumer products or hardware
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MEETING EXCHANGES WITH EARLY-STAGE INVESTORS: AMPLIFY CAPITAL, MARS IAF, PANACHE VENTURES (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

For startup founders/CEOs.

Meeting Exchanges are CIX’s popular one-on-one, pre-arranged video meetings between entrepreneurs and leading funders/advisors/corporates. These 7 -minute virtual video meetings are a valuable opportunity for advice, building a relationship and potential funding/partnership. Book your meetings through CIXchange from October 4th to October 21st. Please note, space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Six Meeting Exchange spots can be reserved in advance. Please be on time and if you cannot make it, please cancel so another company can reserve. Please read investors ‘Invests In’ carefully to determine if you meet their investment criteria.

Investors who wish to be a Meeting Exchange host, please contact cixspeakers@brunico.com

Important:

  • For startups only
  • Sign-up by Oct 21 5:00 pm EST
  • After Oct 21, and to meet with additional investors, companies may join a Meeting Exchange wait line at CIX Digital Summit Oct 27/28
  • Be on time. If you are late, your spot will be given to a company in the wait line

Featuring:

Alexander Barclay

Investor, Director of Data & Operations

MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund


Invests in: Stage: seed & early with initial market traction, all verticals, but focus is on Enterprise SaaS, Data Analytics/ML, FinTech, and Cloud Software. Canada-wide with preference for Ontario.
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Sarah Willson

Analyst

Panache Ventures


Invests in: All Canada, early stage, all verticals (specific interests include B2B SaaS, climate tech, privacy, digital health)
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Kathryn Wortsman

Managing Partner

Amplify Capital


Invests in early, all Canada, Clean Energy Tech, Health Tech, Education or Workplace Tech (IMPACT)
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MEETING EXCHANGES WITH EARLY-STAGE INVESTORS: BDC CAPITAL, MARS IAF, INOVIA CAPITAL (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

For startup founders/CEOs.

Meeting Exchanges are CIX’s popular one-on-one, pre-arranged video meetings between entrepreneurs and leading funders/advisors/corporates. These 7 -minute virtual video meetings are a valuable opportunity for advice, building a relationship and potential funding/partnership. Book your meetings through CIXchange from October 4th to October 21st. Please note, space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Six Meeting Exchange spots can be reserved in advance. Please be on time and if you cannot make it, please cancel so another company can reserve. Please read investors ‘Invests In’ carefully to determine if you meet their investment criteria.

Investors who wish to be a Meeting Exchange host, please contact cixspeakers@brunico.com

Important:

  • For startups only
  • Sign-up by Oct 21 5:00 pm EST
  • After Oct 21, and to meet with additional investors, companies may join a Meeting Exchange wait line at CIX Digital Summit Oct 27/28
  • Be on time. If you are late, your spot will be given to a company in the wait line

Featuring:

Alysaa Co

Investor

Inovia Capital


Invests in Canada, Seed / Series A, eCommerce, logistics, foodtech
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Connor Edwards

Investor

MaRS IAF


Invests in: early stage, broad, all Canada
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Thomas Park

Partner, Deep Tech Venture Fund

BDC Capital


Invests in: Deep tech (incl. quantum, advanced AI, photonics, electronics). Canadian startups
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MEETING EXCHANGES WITH EARLY-STAGE INVESTORS: WHITE STAR CAPITAL, OMERS VENTURES, REAL VENTURES (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

For startup founders/CEOs.

Meeting Exchanges are CIX’s popular one-on-one, pre-arranged video meetings between entrepreneurs and leading funders/advisors/corporates. These 7 -minute virtual video meetings are a valuable opportunity for advice, building a relationship and potential funding/partnership. Book your meetings through CIXchange from October 4th to October 21st. Please note, space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Six Meeting Exchange spots can be reserved in advance. Please be on time and if you cannot make it, please cancel so another company can reserve. Please read investors ‘Invests In’ carefully to determine if you meet their investment criteria.

Investors who wish to be a Meeting Exchange host, please contact cixspeakers@brunico.com

Important:

  • For startups only
  • Sign-up by Oct 21 5:00 pm EST
  • After Oct 21, and to meet with additional investors, companies may join a Meeting Exchange wait line at CIX Digital Summit Oct 27/28
  • Be on time. If you are late, your spot will be given to a company in the wait line

Featuring:

Table host

Laura Easton

Associate

Real Ventures


Invests in Companies that are early-stage (pre-seed, seed), based in Canada, and tech-enabled (excluding medical devices), tech agnostic
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Silvio Memme

Investor

OMERS Ventures


Invests in Series A-C (3-25M check), industry agnostic (but particular interests in applied AI, mobility/transportation, climate, conversational AI, fintech, agtech, proptech, cybersecurity, future of work, B2B SaaS, orchestration), all Canada
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Sanjay Zimmerman

Principal

White Star Capital


Invests in A.I., Digital Health, Fintech, Food Tech, Future of Work, Industrial Technologies, Robotics, Mobility and Well-Being sectors.
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WAIT LINE for Meeting Exchanges 3:00pm-4:00pm ET Sessions (opens at 2:15pm ET) (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

Our WAIT LINE for the 3:00pm-4:00pm ET one-on-one Meeting Exchanges sessions will open at 2:15pm ET (45 minutes before the first session's start time) 

This WAIT LINE is for startups who:

- did not make Meeting Exchanges selections in advance before online sign-up closed;

- did make Meeting Exchanges selections in advance, anwould like to have additional meetings if any spots open up due to no-shows

The WAIT LINE will operate on a first-come, first-served basis. No wait lists will be created. 

We encourage all CIX startups to come to the WAIT LINE, as meeting spots often open up last minute. 

4:00pm

MEET THE PRESENTING COMPANIES (4:00pm - 4:30pm)

This is your opportunity to meet with the CIX Top companies that just came off the virtual stage for face to face video conversations.  

CANADA SUCCESS STORY; SPOTLIGHT ON ADA (4:00pm - 4:30pm)

Ada, which is revolutionizing the automated customer experience, raised a $130M series C in May, giving the chat bot startup a $1.2B valuation and positioned it firmly as one of Canada’s largest software companies. This momentum has not gone unnoticed, as Ada was chosen by CIX as a Top 10 Growth Company in 2020. Join MikeMurchison, CEO and co-founder of Ada and investor Yasmin Razavi with Spark Capital, in a fireside keynote about growth, barriers and lessons learned.

Featuring:

Mike Murchison

CEO and Co-Founder

Ada

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Yasmin Razavi

General Partner, Growth

Spark Capital

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4:30pm

RECRUITING TALENT IN THE CURRENT CLIMATE (4:30pm - 5:00pm)

Sponsored by

Recruiting tech talent was already a large pain point for Canadian tech companies before the pandemic. Now, they are facing an off-the-charts challenge. Two-thirds of companies aim to hire more tech staff in 2021 in a market supplied with very few unemployed candidates. Our panel of experts will share perspectives and strategies, including immigrant talent pools, the next generation of tech talent, the new work from home models and more.

Moderating:


Anne-Marie Fannon

Director, Work-Learn Institute

University of Waterloo

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Featuring:

Layth Ashoo

Partner

Maverix Private Equity


Invests in: Growth-stage, North America
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Ilya Brotzky

CEO & Founder

VanHack

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Jackie Lee

Founder

Recruit My Friends

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Kerry Liu

Executive Vice President, Product Management & Innovation

Kinaxis

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CANADA SUCCESS STORY; SPOTLIGHT ON VENDASTA (4:30pm - 5:00pm)

2019 CIX Top 10 Growth recipient, Saskatoon-based Vendasta experienced strong growth through 2020 and 2021 as COVID-19 accelerated the adoption of digital technology by small businesses. With annual recurring revenue of more than $50 million and a reach of five million SMBs, the company recently raised $119.5 the largest ICT venture round in Canadian Prairie history. Join Brendan King, Co-Founder and CEO of Vendasta, in a fireside keynote with investor Amy Rae of Vanedge to hear Vandasta’s story. 

Featuring:

Brendan King

Co-founder and CEO

Vendasta

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Amy Rae

Partner

Vanedge Capital


Invests in: Analytics, Hard tech fundational technology, Computational Biology.
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