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Friday, May 24
 

9:15am

Crowdriff
Limited Capacity filling up

Re-imaging startup culture
CrowdRiff co-founder and CEO Dan Holowack will share how CrowdRiff thinks about designing great places to work, and the non-traditional investments we are making in our people and our culture.

Session address: 116 Spadina Ave, Unit 500 

Presenters
avatar for Dan Holowack

Dan Holowack

CEO, Crowdriff

Host Companies
avatar for Crowdriff

Crowdriff

Crowdriff
CrowdRiff is a visual content marketing platform for travel and tourism brands. CrowdRiff is proud to partner with over 600 leading travel and tourism brands globally, including Destination BC, Colorado Tourism Office, CityPASS and the Netherlands Board of Tourism and Conventions... Read More →


9:15am

Shopify
Limited Capacity filling up

Shopify provides one platform with all the ecommerce and point of sale features business owners need to start, run, and grow their businesses. Shopify currently powers over 800,000 businesses in approximately 175 countries and is trusted by brands such as Unilever, Kylie Cosmetics, Allbirds, MVMT, and many more.


Join us in our Toronto office for a candid conversation between leaders in UX, engineering and product at Shopify about how we collaborate across disciplines to design and build products.

Session address: 80 Spadina Ave #400 


Presenters
avatar for Amy Thibodeau

Amy Thibodeau

Director of UX, Shopify
avatar for Vanessa Lee

Vanessa Lee

Director of Product, Shopify
avatar for Farhan Thawar

Farhan Thawar

VP of Engineering, Shopify

Host Companies
avatar for Shopify

Shopify

Shopify
Shopify is the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Merchants can use the software to design, set up, and manage their stores across multiple sales channels, including web, mobile, social media, marketplaces, brick-and-mortar... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 9:15am - 10:00am
Shopify 80 Spadina Ave#400, Toronto, ON M5V 2J4, Canada

9:15am

Clearbanc
Limited Capacity full

Alternative To VC Funding 

Session address: 200 University Ave. Suite 1301

Presenters
avatar for Andrew D'Souza

Andrew D'Souza

CEO, Clearbanc

Host Companies
avatar for Clearbanc

Clearbanc

Clearbanc
Clearbanc was founded with the mission of providing growth capital for online-enabled businesses, using actual business data instead of a personal credit score. We believe that selling equity to buy Facebook and Google ads is a bad deal for startups. That's why we've built an alternative... Read More →


9:15am

Nest Wealth Asset Management
Limited Capacity seats available

How To Disrupt An Industry Without Making Enemies
Does disrupting an industry need to leave scorched earth behind you? In this presentation, Randy Cass, Founder, and CEO of Canada’s leading Fintech, Nest Wealth, discusses an alternate path towards innovation in a mature market. That path recognizes the value of the existing participants and focuses on a more efficient way to make change happen. Randy will discuss how startups can succeed in evolving a mature and competitive industry without creating enemies along the way.
Session address: 214 King Street West, Suite 510

Presenters
avatar for Randy Cass

Randy Cass

Founder and CEO, Nest Wealth Asset Management

Host Companies
avatar for Nest Wealth Asset Management

Nest Wealth Asset Management

Nest Wealth Asset Management
About Nest Wealth | Canada’s Leading Digital Wealth Management SolutionWho We AreWe are Canada’s leading independent digital wealth management solution. Our mission is to build a single digital wealth platform that will improve the wealth management industry for all participants... Read More →


9:15am

Scotiabank Digital Factory
Limited Capacity full

Shawn Rose, our Chief Digital Officer for Digital Banking, will kick off the morning with an informative overview of what the Digital Factory is. Followed by a showcase of Scotiabank’s re-branding, which will be led by Pamela Hilborn, our Global Head of Design for Digital Banking. Pamela will talk about Scotiabank’s approach to updating the global brand of a 187-year-old financial institution. From an accessible design system to refined logos and a custom font, the new Scotia brand is built to work across all of the bank’s channels. Discover a brand that’s as colourful as your money, and as vibrant as Scotiabank’s customers. Check it out: https://www.scotiabank.com/scotiabrand/international/en.html.

Our second showcase will be led by our talent from Design, Product and Engineering, a demo of Scotia’s new mobile banking app, which will completely replace our existing app. Whether you’re waiting in line, just woke up or only have one hand free, we designed the new Scotia app so that when real life happens, you can still bank the way you want. Check it out:https://www.scotiabank.com/ca/en/personal/ways-to-bank/mobile-tablet/mobile-banking-app.html 

Session address: 333 King St E

Presenters
avatar for Pamela Hilborn

Pamela Hilborn

SVP, Global Head of Design, Digital Banking, Scotiabank
avatar for Katie Greenberg

Katie Greenberg

VP, Digital Products & Retail Payments, Scotiabank
avatar for Matt Clements

Matt Clements

Head of Engineering, Canadian Digital Banking, Scotiabank
avatar for Dawson Guilbeault

Dawson Guilbeault

VP, Head of Design Canada, Scotiabank
avatar for Shawn Rose

Shawn Rose

Chief Digital Officer for Digital Banking, Scotiabank

Host Companies
avatar for Scotiabank Digital Factory

Scotiabank Digital Factory

At Scotiabank Digital Factory, the reach and opportunity of a global organization meets the passion and drive of a startup. Reinvention starts here—and it starts with you.We believe that the pathway to success is paved with user feedback, so we’re constantly asking our customers... Read More →


9:15am

Sun Life
Limited Capacity full

Let’s #startup with @SunLife and transform #healthcare  

When you think of industries that are being disrupted and transformed by technology, the first that come to mind are probably music, transportation, travel and shopping. Curiously absent from this list, is healthcare. With growing Canadian expertise in areas like AI, mobile applications, natural language processing, big data, and machine learning, we have exciting opportunities at Sun Life to use these capabilities to reinvent ourselves. Join Sun Life’s, Kevin Dougherty (Executive Vice-President, Innovation and Partnerships), Chris Denys (Senior Vice-President, Digital Health Solutions) and Alice Thomas (Chief Digital Technology Officer) to find out more about how Sun Life is transforming the way we work by running our digital health business like a #startup to fuel #innovation and help Canadians live healthier lives. We’ll also dive into how we launched Lumino Health, a first of its kind digital health network - it’s like a TripAdvisor for healthcare in Canada!

Session address: 1 York Street, 35th floor - Conference Room C 

When you arrive at 1 York, please proceed to the elevator banks where there will be Sun Life employees wearing blue shirts to direct you to the right elevator to take you to the 35th floor.

Presenters
avatar for Kevin Dougherty

Kevin Dougherty

EVP, Innovation and Partnerships, Sun Life
avatar for Alice Thomas

Alice Thomas

Chief Digital Technology Officer, Sun Life
avatar for Chris Denys

Chris Denys

SVP, Possibilities, Digital Health Solutions, Sun Life

Host Companies
avatar for Sun Life

Sun Life

Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of insurance, wealth and asset management solutions to individual and corporate Clients in Canada, the United States, and in seven markets in Asia.


9:15am

Wealthsimple
Limited Capacity filling up

As a society, we've evolved past an era where companies can exist for the sole purpose of pursuing profit. People expect companies to be good corporate citizens and work towards having a positive, or at minimum neutral, impact on building a better future. In this new paradigm of purpose-driven companies, traditional industries like financial services have been challenged to find the balance between short term pressures and the need to create sustainable, long term growth. Join Mallory Greene, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Wealthsimple, to unpack what it means to build a purpose-driven company in financial services, why she believes financial freedom is a source of good in this world and how to deliver on your company's purpose each and every day.  

Session address: 860 Richmond St. West 

Presenters
avatar for Mallory Greene

Mallory Greene

Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Wealthsimple

Host Companies
avatar for Wealthsimple

Wealthsimple

Wealthsimple


Friday May 24, 2019 9:15am - 10:00am
Wealthsimple 860 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1C9, Canada

9:15am

BlueDot
Limited Capacity filling up

Protecting the World from Infectious Diseases with Data-Driven Technologies 

More frequent and severe in the last 20 years than at any other time in history, infectious diseases are flourishing within a new reality of global travel, urbanization, and climate change.

But while diseases spread fast, knowledge can spread even faster.

This forward-thinking talk delivered by founder & CEO Dr. Kamran Khan will demonstrate how BlueDot is using big data and other AI-driven technologies to track, contextualize, and anticipate infectious disease risks – all with the goal of creating a more resilient planet.

Session address: 207 Queens Quay W, Suite 801b 

BlueDot is on the 8th floor in unit 801b at 207 Queens Quay West. Use the north elevators located beside the security desk (if you make it to the open atrium by sobeys and Tim Horton's, you've gone too far). Once on the 8th floor, walk across the walkway lined with plants and go straight, when you get to the end, turn left. Our entrance is at the end of that hall.

Presenters
avatar for Dr. Kamran Khan

Dr. Kamran Khan

Founder & CEO, BlueDot

Host Companies
avatar for BlueDot

BlueDot

BlueDot
BlueDot is composed of an intentionally eclectic collective of expert physicians, engineers, statisticians, mathematicians, epidemiologists, ecologists, veterinarians, data and computer scientists, design thinkers, do-gooders, and entrepreneurs, united to tackle the threats posed... Read More →


9:15am

Carrot Rewards
Limited Capacity seats available

Carrot Rewards' founder, Andreas Souvaliotas will share how in just three short years, Carrot Rewards has engaged over a million Canadians to spark positive change using tech, nudge and rewards.  

Session address: 20 Richmond St E #330 

Presenters
avatar for Andreas Souvaliotas

Andreas Souvaliotas

CEO and Founder, Carrot Rewards
ANDREAS SOUVALIOTIS is the founder of Carrot Rewards and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. The Carrot app was launched in 2017; now over 1,000,000 Canadians earn rewards from Carrot by making healthy lifestyle choices. One of Canada's leading social entrepreneurs, Andreas also... Read More →

Host Companies
avatar for Carrot Rewards

Carrot Rewards

Carrot Rewards is an AI-driven wellness app and brand engagement platform that leverages behavioural economics and nudge theory to motivate and reward users for making better lifestyle choices. Carrot maximizes appeal and engagement by offering users a choice of rewards from the most... Read More →


9:15am

SickKids
Limited Capacity filling up

Building the future into a paediatric hospital 

Today, what SickKids research and care achieves for patients is world-class – in buildings as much as 70 years old. A new SickKids for the 21st century is about to rise. Ground-breaking happens in 2019. Dr. Jason Fischer, Division Head of Emergency Medicine, and technology lead for the SickKids campus redevelopment project, will show participants how the future will be woven into its fabric: how artificial intelligence (AI) will guide physicians; how virtual access will deliver SickKids care, anytime, anywhere; and how life-saving technology will be immediately available where it's needed – all to meet the very human needs of patients and families.

*Please note: SickKids is hosting attendees in the Foundation office and not in the hospital. SickKids Foundation is located in an office building on the corner of University Ave. and Elm street, directly south across the street from the hospital. 

Session address: SickKids Foundation office, 525 University Avenue, 8th Floor Reception

Presenters
avatar for Dr. Jason Fischer

Dr. Jason Fischer

Head of Emergency Dept/Tech Lead for Campus Redevelopment, SickKids

Host Companies
avatar for SickKids

SickKids

SickKids
SickKids is Canada's most research-intensive hospital and the largest centre dedicated to improving children's health in the country. As innovators in child health, SickKids improves the health of children by integrating care, research and teaching. With a staff that includes professionals... Read More →


9:15am

Digital Media and Gaming Incubator
Limited Capacity full

Small Incubator – Big Opportunities 

A small incubator may not have a huge staff or a lot of resources but it can still make a big impact in the community. Come tour our space and and get hand on demos and presentations from some of our startups.

Session address: 341 King St. East, 6th floor 



Presenters
avatar for Alice Lee

Alice Lee

Manager, Digital Media and Gaming Incubator

Host Companies
avatar for Digital Media and Gaming Incubator

Digital Media and Gaming Incubator

Digital Media and Gaming Incubator
A small incubator may not have a huge staff or a lot of resources but it can still make a big impact in the community. In the School of Design, the number of creative students and alumni looking to start their own business has been on the rise, and this includes everyone from graphic... Read More →


9:15am

DMZ
Limited Capacity filling up

DMZ Tour 

The tour will consist of an overview/presentation of the DMZ followed by a facility tour.

Session address: 10 Dundas East  

DMZ ADDRESS:
We are located in the middle of Canada's busiest intersection, Yonge and Dundas. Our address is 10 Dundas Street East, Suite 600, Toronto, ON., M5B 2G9. When you arrive, please take the office tower elevator (located in front of the Starbucks) to the 6th floor.

PARKING:
There are ample parking options in the area. For your convenience, we recommend the lot at 300 Victoria Street (on the west side of Victoria street between Dundas and Gould). The rate is $3.50 for each ½ hour or less (M-F from 6am to 6pm).

TRANSIT (SUBWAY):
If you are arriving by metro, please take the subway to Dundas Station on Line 1 (Yonge).


Presenters
avatar for Juliesa Adolphus

Juliesa Adolphus

Administrative & Operations Specialist, DMZ

Host Companies
avatar for DMZ

DMZ

DMZ
The DMZ is a world leading accelerator for tech startups in Canada. We help startups build great businesses by connecting them with customers, capital, experts and a community of entrepreneurs and influencers. For us, this means creating an environment where you can focus on scaling... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 9:15am - 10:00am
DMZ 10 Dundas St E, Toronto, ON M7A 2A1, Canada

9:15am

MaRS
Limited Capacity full

All day walking and talking tours of MaRS 

There will be four walking and talking tours of MaRS on Friday, May 24th. The timings of the tours are 9:15-10:00, 10:45-11:30, 1:45-2:30, 3:15pm

The meeting point will be at the REGISTRATION BOOTH which will be located beside South Tower Security Desk.

Session address: 101 College St 

Presenters
avatar for Gaby Fisch

Gaby Fisch

Director, Talent Development, MaRS
avatar for Paige Collins

Paige Collins

Associate, Events, MaRS

Host Companies
avatar for MaRS

MaRS

MaRS
MaRS Discovery District (@MaRSDD) in Toronto is North America's largest urban innovation hub. Our purpose is to help innovators change the world. MaRS supports promising ventures tackling key challenges in the health, cleantech, fintech and enterprise sectors as they start, grow and... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 9:15am - 10:00am
MaRS 101 College St, Toronto, ON M5G 1L7, Canada

9:15am

Ryerson Fashion Zone
Limited Capacity full

Fashion Zone Tour: Where Fashion Meets Future 

The Fashion Zone at Ryerson University is Canada's fastest growing incubator for fashion and technology inspired start-ups. We aim, to inspire the next generation of fashion-inspired businesses. Backed by the industry's best, we strengthen and fuel the growth of successful fashion ventures. Since inception in 2013, Fashion Zone companies have created over $70 million in total revenues, and over $30 million in equity financing. We will take you through how the Fashion Zone is supporting fashion inspired businesses and supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs.

We are located in the Creative Innovation Studio at 110 Bond Street. The nearest subway station will be Dundas Station. Once you exit the station, walk 2 blocks east on Dundas St until you get to Bond St. Make a left onto Bond and we are located on the left hand side of the street just a few buildings in. There is currently orange fencing out front that can serve as a marker for the building.

If you will be driving, there are a couple of options for parking in the vicinity. Please see below for the nearest parking lots along with their addresses.

1. Unit Park: 81 Bond St, Toronto, ON M5B 1X42. 51-89 Bond St Parking: 51-89 Bond St, Toronto, ON M5B 1X43. Impark: 51-55 Bond St, Toronto, ON M5B 1X1

Session address: 110 Bond St.

Presenters
avatar for Hiba El Chaarani

Hiba El Chaarani

Community Relations Coordinator, Ryerson Fashion Zone

Host Companies
avatar for Ryerson Fashion Zone

Ryerson Fashion Zone

Ryerson Fashion Zone
The Fashion Zone at Ryerson University is Canada's fastest growing incubator for fashion and technology inspired start-ups. We aim, to inspire the next generation of fashion-inspired businesses. Backed by the industry's best, we strengthen and fuel the growth of successful fashion... Read More →


9:15am

Spin Master
Limited Capacity seats available

Creating Magic in Play

Spin Master's focus is to create the next generation of innovators through the magic of play.

Session address: 225 King St W


Presenters
avatar for David Winter

David Winter

Inventor Relations, Spin Master
avatar for Harrie Sivanander

Harrie Sivanander

Inventor Relations, Spin Master

Host Companies
avatar for Spin Master

Spin Master

Spin Master
Spin Master is a Canadian global toy and entertainment company that has been designing, developing, manufacturing, and marketing consumer products for children around the world since 1994.


Friday May 24, 2019 9:15am - 10:00am
Spin Master 225 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3M2, Canada

9:15am

Livelihood Project
Limited Capacity seats available

Future Skills Lab for the "unskilled"

An interactive peek into the multi-year journey to build a living UX & AI research oriented Future Skills lab to upskill people who are already facing barriers due to race, religion, or beliefs. The session will have light food tastings from middle east and north africa.

Session address: Livelihood Café, 254 Augusta Ave 

Presenters
avatar for Parin Kothari

Parin Kothari

Founder/Director, Livelihood Project

Host Companies
avatar for Livelihood Project

Livelihood Project

Livelihood Project
Livelihood Project Inc.’s vision is equality of economic opportunity for all. We’re on a mission to build a Future Skills Lab that will prepare vulnerable Canadians – youth, refugees, new immigrants, 2SLGBTQ, women of colour – for the careers & entrepreneurial economy of the... Read More →


9:15am

ecobee
Limited Capacity filling up

ecobee: The ins and outs of Operations and Supply Chain of a hardware company in Toronto

Session address: 207 Queens Quay W Suite 600

Presenters
avatar for Scott Cleaver

Scott Cleaver

COO, ecobee

Host Companies
avatar for ecobee

ecobee

ecobee Inc. introduced the world’s first smart wi-fi thermostat to help millions of consumers save money, conserve energy, and seamlessly bring home automation into their lives. With the release of ecobee Switch+, we continue our pursuit to create technology that brings peace of... Read More →


9:15am

Influitive
Limited Capacity filling up

Building a High Performance Culture 

We believe that culture eats strategy for breakfast. For a company's long term success, it is important to not just have a compelling vision and an exciting product, but also create a culture that boosts growth and development of individuals. Paari and Vivek will talk about how the company's strategic direction and culture development intentionally collide to amplify impact at Influitive.

Session address: 111 Peter Street, Floor 3 

Presenters
avatar for Vivek Anandaramu

Vivek Anandaramu

Director, Product Management, Influitive
avatar for Paari Krishnamurthy

Paari Krishnamurthy

Chief of Staff & Interim-Head of People & Culture, Influitive

Host Companies
avatar for Influitive

Influitive

Influitive
Influitive helps businesses grow by enabling their online social communities. Communities are becoming core and a key differentiator in the B2B space. Through Influitive's AdvocateHub platform, companies can connect their customer and partner communities to interact and exchange information... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 9:15am - 10:00am
Influitive 111 Peter St, Floor 3, Toronto, ON M5V 2G9, Canada

9:15am

Ten Thousand Coffees
Limited Capacity full

Scaling 1:1. Harnessing the power of human relationships for organizational knowledge sharing and growth. 

Dave Wilkin is the Founder of Ten Thousand Coffees, a social learning solution that drives performance by utilizing human connection for cross-team knowledge sharing. Join Dave as he speaks to the changing face of work and how to scale human connection for great organizational growth.

Session address: 25 Brant Street, Suite 201 (2nd Floor) 

Host Companies
avatar for Ten Thousand Coffees

Ten Thousand Coffees

Ten Thousand Coffees
Networking and mentoring done right. Ten Thousand Coffees connects employees with peers based on their role, career goals, and professional interests. These new relationships lead to more innovative, inclusive, creative, and high performing teams.


9:15am

Airbnb
Limited Capacity full

Airbnb: End-To-End Magic

Join Airbnb’s Territory Lead for Canada and East USA, Terry, as he walks you through Airbnb's evolution over time and sheds light on how the platform has become home to more than just lodging. From inspiration, to homes and uniques spaces, to experiences, Airbnb has stayed true to a unique north star: magical experiences.

Session address: MaRS, 101 College St, Room CR-2

Presenters
avatar for Terry Donovan

Terry Donovan

Territory Manager, North America, Homes, Airbnb

Host Companies
avatar for Airbnb

Airbnb

Airbnb
Airbnb is built around the idea that everyone should be able to take the perfect trip, including where they stay, what they do, and who they meet. To that end, we empower millions of people around the world to use their spaces, passions, and talents to become entrepreneurs.


Friday May 24, 2019 9:15am - 10:00am
MaRS* 101 College St, Room CR-2, Toronto, ON M5G 1L7, Canada

10:45am

Applied Brain Research
Limited Capacity full

The search to understand the brain and how to make better AI from what we found.

Session address: 325 Front St W, West Garage, 4th Floor

Presenters
avatar for Peter Suma

Peter Suma

Co-CEO, Applied Brain Research

Host Companies
avatar for Applied Brain Research

Applied Brain Research

Applied Brain Research
Nengo is an real-time edge-AI compiler & operating system for the next generation of neural AI chips. Nengo enables developers to make more efficient real-time AI 'brains' making cars, ioTs, phones, robots and drones more power efficient and smarter.


10:45am

LoyaltyOne
Limited Capacity filling up

Come listen to a panel of speakers from across our business tell you about the projects they are working on, the culture within the teams and their career trajectories. #STEM

Session address: 351 King St East, 7th Floor

Presenters
avatar for Cory Galloway

Cory Galloway

Associate Director, Operations, Precima
avatar for Mayuran Kanthasamy

Mayuran Kanthasamy

Associate Director, Security & Compliance, Precima
avatar for Holly Worthington

Holly Worthington

Service Delivery Manager, AIR MILES Rewards Program
avatar for Hennry Duro

Hennry Duro

Analyst, Security and Compliance, Infrastructure and Production Systems, LoyaltyOne
avatar for Prateek Jain

Prateek Jain

Data Scientist (Mgr) Analytics & Insights, LoyaltyOne
avatar for Ella Chan

Ella Chan

Innovation Data Scientist, Zero Gravity Labs
avatar for Jennifer Chapman

Jennifer Chapman

Service Delivery Manager, AIR MILES Rewards Program, LoyaltyOne

Host Companies
avatar for LoyaltyOne

LoyaltyOne

LoyaltyOne
LoyaltyOne is a global leader in the design and implementation of coalition loyalty programs, customer analytics, and loyalty services for Fortune 1000 clients around the world. We have over 25 years of experience leveraging data-driven insights to develop and operate some of the... Read More →


10:45am

TradeRev
Limited Capacity seats available

The Digital Auto Sales Revolution 

We’re not your typical automotive sales company. From our founding by four friends to the company being acquired for over $150 million; this session will discuss our story, how we’re using technologies like AI and machine learning to revolutionize the auto industry and introduce you to the world of AutoTech.

Session address: 150 John St. 

Presenters
avatar for Mark Endras

Mark Endras

CTO and Co-founder, TradeRev

Host Companies
avatar for TradeRev

TradeRev

TradeRev
Launched in 2011, TradeRev is a mobile app disrupting the old school world of auto sales by using technology to create a digital marketplace for dealers to exchange their auto trades. After taking the North American B2B market by storm, the company continues to innovate by implementing... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
TradeRev 150 John St, Toronto, ON M5V 3C3, Canada

10:45am

Secret Location
Limited Capacity full

Building Innovation from Within

Secret Location is an Emmy award-winning content creator and distributor for premium immersive experiences. Experienced storytellers and producers at Secret Location collaborate to develop acclaimed VR content and innovative technological solutions for several challenges in the VR industry. Executive Producer and Head of Production Services, Noora Abu Eitah started 11 years ago as the company’s first full-time employee and has since helped drive Secret Location’s rapid growth, much of which is a direct result of a company culture built around empowering team members, supporting experimentation and encouraging creativity. Join Noora as she discusses the beginnings of Secret Location's journey in the VR space, and how its culture has enabled the company to evolve into a major player influencing the global VR industry through its innovation in distribution technology and original content.

Session address: 134 Peter Street, 5th Floor

When you arrive please head up to the 5th floor using the main elevators in the lobby, which are directly in front of the entrance to the Entertainment One building, at 134 Peter Street.

Presenters
avatar for Noora Abu Eitah

Noora Abu Eitah

Executive Producer and Head of Production Services, Secret Location

Host Companies
avatar for Secret Location

Secret Location

Secret Location
Founded in 2009 and acquired by Entertainment One (eOne) in 2016, Secret Location is reshaping the virtual reality (VR) industry by combining cutting-edge technology with traditional storytelling. Secret Location created the first original serialized VR narrative and is the first... Read More →


10:45am

STACK
Limited Capacity filling up

Banking Designed for a New Generation

The opportunity to evolve how traditional financial services look, feel & work today — for tomorrow, has always been at the core of what Design represents at STACK. Taking a bold approach on a brand aesthetic that breaks free from the norm and a product designed to seamlessly integrate into your lifestyle is the vision of what STACK has brought to life. Join our Head of Design, Ace as he takes you on a visual journey of the STACK brand and product, from concept to execution.

Session address: 36 Distillery Lane, Suite 420 

Presenters
avatar for Jeffrey Ace Fulgar

Jeffrey Ace Fulgar

Head of Design, STACK

Host Companies
avatar for Stack

Stack

Stack
STACK is a smarter way to spend, save or share your money, fee-free and straight from your mobile or with your STACK Prepaid Mastercard®. Reach your financial goals faster with automated savings, weekly spending categorization and fee-free services.


10:45am

Smart Nora
Limited Capacity filling up

Story behind the product - how we built Smart Nora 

The journey from Smart Nora’s early prototype days in the garage to having a growing team in a downtown office space has been an exciting one. Join CEO and Co-founder of Smart Nora, Behrouz Hariri, in this interactive presentation around how to design a product and the challenges you'll face.

Session address: 461 King Street West, 4th Floor

Presenters
avatar for Behrouz Hariri

Behrouz Hariri

CEO, Smart Nora

Host Companies
avatar for Smart Nora

Smart Nora

Smart Nora
Smart Nora is the wellness startup that has improved sleep and relationships for tens of thousands of couples around the world. Our debut product is the world's most comfortable snoring solution and has been listed on Oprah’s Favorite Things, as well as Good Morning America, TIME... Read More →


10:45am

ThinkDirty
Limited Capacity filling up

Ventures for Profit and Purpose: Solving Problems that Matters 

With technology's infinite potential, are we harnessing its power to solve meaningful problems for humanity, combat injustices and fighting climate change? Or are we using tech to make incremental improvements for the very selective few who can afford 5G Internet? In this session, the speaker invites the audience to contemplate how tech could achieve an even more meaningful impact – if we are not simply focusing on the “how”, but examine the “why” when we are out to solve problems.

Session address: Spaces Queen West, 180 John Street 

Presenters
avatar for Lily Tse

Lily Tse

Founder and CEO, ThinkDirty

Host Companies
avatar for ThinkDirty

ThinkDirty

ThinkDirty
Think Dirty® app is the easiest way to learn about the potentially toxic ingredients in your cosmetics and personal care products. Just scan the product barcode and Think Dirty will give you easy-to-understand info on the product, its ingredients, and shop cleaner options!


Friday May 24, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
Spaces Queen West 180 John St, Toronto, ON M5T 1X5, Canada

10:45am

JLABS
Limited Capacity full

Tour: JLABS @ Toronto 

As the first JLABS to open outside the United States, JLABS @ Toronto joins a network of life science facilities that are based throughout the United States in San Diego (the flagship JLABS), San Francisco, Boston and Houston.

This facility is home to over 50 early-stage companies advancing pharmaceutical, medical device, consumer and digital health programs.

JLABS @ Toronto is located on the 13th floor in the MaRS West Tower and is a collaboration among Johnson & Johnson Innovation, The University of Toronto, MaRS Discovery District, Janssen Inc., MaRS Innovation, and the Government of Ontario. JLABS @ Toronto opened on May 11th, 2016, the 40,000-square foot facility includes cutting-edge, modular and scalable lab space, state-of-the-art equipment, with access to scientific, industry and capital funding experts.

The space also features JLABS' inaugural device and digital prototype lab that provides entrepreneurs with access to highly specialized tools and skills building programs to design and develop smart health technologies.

Session address: 661 University Ave, Suite 1300

Presenters
avatar for Allan Miranda

Allan Miranda

Head, JLABS

Host Companies
avatar for JLABS

JLABS

JLABS
JLABS, part of Johnson & Johnson Innovation, is a network of life science incubators providing emerging companies many of the advantages of being in a big company, without the capital investment. JLABS offers singular bench tops, modular wet lab units and office space on a short-term... Read More →


10:45am

Legal Innovation Zone
Limited Capacity full

Legal Innovation in Toronto 

This session will provide information about Canada's fist legal tech incubator, as well as a tour of the office and a brief explanation about the technologies being developed by the companies in the space.

Session address: 10 Dundas St E

Presenters
avatar for Deborah Jesus

Deborah Jesus

Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Legal Innovation Zone

Host Companies
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Legal Innovation Zone

The Legal Innovation Zone (LIZ) is a co-working space and the world’s first legal tech incubator with a focus on building better legal solutions for the consumers of legal services. The LIZ helps support, foster and develop solutions and techniques to improve legal services and... Read More →


10:45am

MaRS
Limited Capacity full

All day walking and talking tours of MaRS 

There will be four walking and talking tours of MaRS on Friday, May 24th. The timings of the tours are 9:15-10:00, 10:45-11:30, 1:45-2:30, 3:15pm

The meeting point will be at the REGISTRATION BOOTH which will be located beside South Tower Security Desk.

Session address: 101 College St

Presenters
avatar for Paige Collins

Paige Collins

Associate, Events, MaRS
avatar for Tannya Cai

Tannya Cai

Associate, Venture Programs, Product Development & Product Management, MaRS

Host Companies
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MaRS

MaRS
MaRS Discovery District (@MaRSDD) in Toronto is North America's largest urban innovation hub. Our purpose is to help innovators change the world. MaRS supports promising ventures tackling key challenges in the health, cleantech, fintech and enterprise sectors as they start, grow and... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
MaRS 101 College St, Toronto, ON M5G 1L7, Canada

10:45am

EXACT Technology Corporation
Limited Capacity filling up

Breaking Into a Huge Technophobic Industry

The construction industry is one of the largest and slowest industries to adopt new technology. Find out how we started off by solving a small problem, got our first purchase order then built an industry-leading technology company that monitors over $10B in public and private projects.

Session address: 1240 Bay Street, Suite 504

Presenters
avatar for Jordan Korenzvit

Jordan Korenzvit

Co-founder, EXACT Technology Corporation

Host Companies
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EXACT Technology Corporation

EXACT Technology Corporation
EXACT creates technology solutions to advance the construction industry. We build mission specific hardware and software to gather and analyze data in real-time and online. This data makes projects faster, more efficient and safer. From multi-billion dollar public infrastructure projects... Read More →


10:45am

Crescendo
Limited Capacity seats available

How To Start a D&I Program 

As a fast growing startup you have so much to do that it's hard to start your diversity & inclusion program. In this sessions I'll walk you through the three core pillars of a good D&I program and where the best place to start is. You'll leave with an actionable plan to 1. Get executive buy-in 2. Set up your metrics 3. Prioiritize your initiatives

Session address: MaRS, 101 College St, Room CR-2 

Presenters
avatar for Stefan Kollenberg

Stefan Kollenberg

Co-Founder, Crescendo

Host Companies
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Crescendo

Crescendo
Crescendo helps companies create more inclusive and empathetic workplaces by delivering ongoing, personalized inclusion training in Slack. It exposes employees to new ideas and experiences, which increases empathy and starts healthy conversations. It works really well as part of an... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
MaRS* 101 College St, Room CR-2, Toronto, ON M5G 1L7, Canada

10:45am

Facebook
Limited Capacity filling up

Hacker Culture 

A deeper dive into Facebook's presence in Canada and how its mission and values come to life in daily decisions and products across their family of apps and services including Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and Oculus.

Session address will be sent to attendees prior to event. 

Presenters
avatar for Neil Mohan

Neil Mohan

Facebook

Host Companies
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Facebook

Facebook
Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them. 


Friday May 24, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
Facebook Address not published

10:45am

The Globe and Mail
Limited Capacity full

Sophi: Predictive Intelligence for modern newsrooms

How can a traditional media organization like The Globe adapt and grow? Known for our hard-hitting journalism, The Globe is now making a name for itself as a leader in data science and AI newsroom tools. Learn about Sophi, the predictive analytics software developed in-house by Globe data scientists, that has revolutionized our business by helping us better understand what resonates with our audience.

Media organizations from around the world watched with fascination as Sophi transformed how our journalists research and tell stories, predicted the value of a story prior to publication, and algorithmically determined whether a story should be in front of or behind a paywall. The Globe is now exploring commercial opportunities for Sophi beyond our own organization.

Session address: 351 King Street E, Floor 16



Presenters
avatar for Greg Doufas

Greg Doufas

Chief Technology / Digital Officer, The Globe and Mail

Host Companies
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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail is Canada’s foremost news media company, leading the national discussion and causing policy change through brave and independent journalism since 1844. With our award-winning coverage of business, politics and national affairs, The Globe and Mail newspaper reaches... Read More →


10:45am

G Adventures
Limited Capacity full

Since the very beginning, G Adventures has operated under the belief that travel is an exchange, not a commodity. As a social enterprise, the planet is our product. Its social and environmental welfare is fundamentally important to us – not just as a business, but as human beings, too. When you travel with us, you’re giving back as much – if not more – than what you take away, often in ways you’d never expect. Step inside Base Camp, G Adventures' Toronto headquarters, and learn how the tour operator changes lives through travel by creating award-winning customer and employee experiences.

Session address: 19 Charlotte St 

Presenters
avatar for Lyndon File

Lyndon File

Director of Customer Experience & Advocacy, G Adventures
avatar for Aizaz Sheikh

Aizaz Sheikh

Director of Marketing, G Adventures
avatar for Leah Shelley

Leah Shelley

Director of Global Engagement, G Adventures
avatar for Kris Martinez

Kris Martinez

Mayor, G Adventures

Host Companies
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G Adventures

G Adventures
G Adventures is an adventure travel pioneer and social enterprise offering affordable small group tours, safaris and expeditions to more than 100 countries on all continents. Powered by an international team of passionate travellers, the award-winning company's trips embrace authentic... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
G Adventures 19 Charlotte St, Toronto, ON M5V 2H5, Canada

12:15pm

Plastic Havas
Limited Capacity filling up

Inside the Innovation Lab: Using Tech to Propel Change

Plastic Havas is a global experience consultancy with a key focus on digital and mobile solutions in the financial, retail, and loyalty space. From UX + design to software architecture; we are a leader in mobile app, and digital solutions development with over 100 million downloads. Our Innovation Lab is the research and development arm of Plastic Havas, conceptualizing and building software, hardware and programs that keep our work fresh. Join us to get an inside look prototypes of the cutting edge technology we are working on like machine learning, voice interfaces, internet IOT, extended realities and robotics. People are encouraged to ask questions and a networking session will follow!

Session address: 473 Adelaide St W 


Presenters
avatar for Sep Seyedi

Sep Seyedi

CTO, Plastic Havas

Host Companies
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Plastic Havas

Plastic Havas
We are a globally leading creative experience consultancy. More than “just a build shop”, or “just a design agency,” we take care of our client’s digital solutions from start to finish, utilizing our industry leading talent to deliver products that inspire.


Friday May 24, 2019 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Plastic Havas 473 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1T1, Canada

12:15pm

Diversio
Limited Capacity filling up

We all know diversity drives performance, but companies struggle to achieve it. Diversio’s platform applies machine learning to employee engagement data to help companies make smarter decisions to attract and retain diverse talent. Learn about how we are using AI and data analytics for social good and disrupting the human resources industry. You’ll hear directly from our CEO Laura McGee on how we got started, our core values at Diversio, and the changing nature of our industry.  

Session address: OneEleven, 325 Front Street West, 4th Floor "Garage" room

Presenters
avatar for Laura McGee

Laura McGee

CEO, Diversio

Host Companies
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Diversio

Diversio
Diversio leverages data, metrics and machine learning to help organizations analyze, track, and improve diversity and inclusion.


12:15pm

hungerhub
Limited Capacity full

Tray Passè: Why innovative companies are moving away from traditional catering and towards customized, individualized meal solutions and the impact office lunch and food programs has had on their teams.

Innovative companies continuously look to improve their employee's happiness, satisfaction, and productivity. The way they eat and what they eat at work is proving to be one of the major factors effecting these benchmarks. Join us for a session that covers the benefits of eating well at work and how HR departments can make eating well at work a priority and incorporate this initiative in their overall wellness, productivity, and employee retention strategies.

*Please note that lunch will be provided by hungerhub, attendees need to RSVP and register with hungerhub.com via link that is sent out to attendees on May 23rd @ 5 pm. You must make your selection by 10:30 am on May 24th. 

Session address: MaRS, 101 College St, Room CR-2



Presenters
avatar for Sari Abdo

Sari Abdo

Cofounder, CEO, hungerhub

Host Companies
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hungerhub

hungerhub
hungerhub is a Toronto based food delivery platform connecting workplaces with the city's best restaurants. In 2015, hungerhub started Uncatering™ based on the belief that traditional catering is an outdated, unhealthy and wasteful way to eat at work. As innovative companies become... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 12:15pm - 1:00pm
MaRS* 101 College St, Room CR-2, Toronto, ON M5G 1L7, Canada

12:15pm

AHLOT
Limited Capacity filling up

In the Fall of 2017, two senior partners (Greg Pantelic, CEO and Founder) and Martin Strazovec, EVP, Chief Creative Officer) and an intern (Kaitlyn Ho, now Marketing Associate), set out to bring an idea to life. Knowing consumers would be lost in a sea of new brands upon legalization, they wanted to bring manageable choice to the marketplace in the form of a variety pack. AHLOT was a company with no cultivation license, no sales license, no supply chain relationships – no legal means of operating within the system whatsoever.

About a year later, the AHLOT Cannabis Collections™, a product with 5 competitors' samples side-by-side in the same box, was available for sale in Ontario.

How did we do it? Come through the AHLOT office on May 24th to meet Greg, Martin, Kaitlyn, as well as the rest of the team, and learn about this scrappy startup’s innovative business model. unique marketing strategy, and upcoming plans for the future (and how you can be a part of them!).

Session address: Spaces Queen West, 180 John Street 




Presenters
avatar for Greg Pantelic

Greg Pantelic

CEO & Founder, AHLOT

Host Companies
avatar for AHLOT

AHLOT

AHLOT
AHLOT seeks to inspire the thinker in each of us by curating beautiful cannabis experiences. Thoroughly entrenched in transmodernism, we take the best of everything that has come before while embracing the leading edge of today's hyperspeed social change. Our goal is to be the brand... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Spaces Queen West 180 John St, Toronto, ON M5T 1X5, Canada

12:15pm

Bear Ogilvy
Limited Capacity full

How untapped revenue is sitting in spreadsheets

The manufacturing and wholesaling industry is one of the largest and slowest to adopt new and innovative ecommerce solutions. Learn how we started the company by trying to solve a problem, learned lessons along the way, and got our first clients. We'll also dive into the data complexities required to be successful across major marketplaces like Amazon, Wayfair, and Walmart, and the mistakes businesses typically make.

Session address: 100 Scollard St 

Presenters
avatar for Sam Vlessing

Sam Vlessing

Founder and CEO, Bear Ogilvy

Host Companies
avatar for Bear Ogilvy

Bear Ogilvy

Bear Ogilvy
Bear Ogilvy helps manufacturers and wholesalers sell their products through today's most popular online marketplaces, such as Amazon, Wayfair, and Walmart. Currently, working with raw, decentralized, and unorganized data is complicated, expensive, and time consuming for businesses... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Bear Ogilvy 100 Scollard St, Toronto, ON M5R 1G2, Canada

12:15pm

Ritual
Limited Capacity full

Past, Present and Future: Engineering at Ritual

Session address: 82 Peter St, Suite 200

Presenters
avatar for Andrew Potapov

Andrew Potapov

Manager, Core Engineering Team, Ritual
avatar for Jeff Zakrzewski

Jeff Zakrzewski

VP of Platform Engineering, Ritual

Host Companies
avatar for Ritual

Ritual

Ritual
Ritual provides local restaurants and coffee shops with leading technology that's being implemented by the world's largest restaurant chains to help them grow and optimize their business. For consumers, Ritual let's you order ahead, skip the line and earn rewards at all of your favourite... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Ritual 82 Peter St, Suite 200, Toronto, ON M5V 2G5, Canada

12:15pm

Stylistbox
Limited Capacity full

Inside the Stylist Box: Canada's exclusive fashion showroom 

Visit Canada's premiere fashion showroom Stylist Box. View designer samples from some of Canada's top designers and meet with fashion veteran founders Christian Dare and Gail McInnes as they discuss how independent fashion brands can succeed in the competitive world of retail, working with stylists, and the importance of brand partnerships with celebrities and influencers.

Session address: 1036 Dundas Street West

They are located at 1036 Dundas St W, Toronto, directly across from Trinity Bellwoods Park. There is free one-hour parking on Dundas.

The building is located on the north side. You'll see our door in the wall covered in graffiti art - the number is at the base.


Presenters
avatar for Gail McInnes

Gail McInnes

Co-Founder, Stylistbox
avatar for Christian Dare

Christian Dare

Co-Founder, Stylistbox

Host Companies
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Stylistbox

Stylistbox
Founded by fashion veterans, Christian Dare and Gail McInnes, Stylist Box is here to create more attention towards Canada’s hottest emerging and internationally established fashion and accessory brands. For fashion and accessory designers, Stylist Box offers an attainable promotional... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Stylistbox 1036 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1W7, Canada

12:15pm

FundThrough
Limited Capacity full

Lessons Learned as we Scale a Fintech Company

It's a bumpy road scaling a start-up, especially in the financial services space. We've made a ton of mistakes (and continue to do so!). Learn from our mistakes as FundThrough discusses some key things we did right and wrong along the way so far as the company scales from an early stage start up while maintaining our mission driven culture.

Session address: 260 Spadina Avenue, Suite 400

Parking is available on the street or there are three underground garages within a block of our office:
1. Toronto "P" park with entrance off either Dundas east of Spadina, or Spadina coming from the south
2. Dragon City Mall with entrance off Dundas one block west of Spadina through the alley
3. Chinatown Centre Mall with entrance off Camden (block parallel to Spadina)

Presenters
avatar for Steven Uster

Steven Uster

Co-Founder and CEO, FundThrough

Host Companies
avatar for Fundthrough

Fundthrough

Fundthrough
FundThrough offers businesses flexible, on-demand working capital using their outstanding invoices to overcome cash flow gaps and accelerate their growth.  The invoice financing platform empowers small, new, and growing businesses in the U.S. and Canada to have their invoices paid... Read More →


12:15pm

LatAm Startups
Limited Capacity filling up

Startup Visa for International Entrepreneurs

Learn how LatAm Startups helps international startups through bootcamps and softlanding programs, as well as, the Startup Visa Program where international entrepreneurs can get permanent residency in Canada for up to five cofounders.

Session address: 192 Spadina Ave, Big Bolder Room


Presenters
avatar for Miryam Lazarte

Miryam Lazarte

CEO, LatAm Startups

Host Companies
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LatAm Startups

LatAm Startups
LatAm Startups is a non profit corporation based in Toronto supported by the City of Toronto, members of NACO and designated company for the Startup Visa program. We support international startups with bootcamps and softlanding programs to grow global from Canada.


12:15pm

Workhaus
Limited Capacity seats available

The Impact of Community on Workplace Culture

As a Canadian born and bred company, Workhaus has a strong belief in building community first. This session will be about demonstrating the impact that having a strong community has on the workplace in order to promote a healthy work environment for everyone.

Session address: Commerce Court 30 Wellington St.W, 5th Floor



Presenters
avatar for Ryan Speers

Ryan Speers

Partner and COO, Workhaus

Host Companies
avatar for Workhaus

Workhaus

Workhaus
Workhaus is a Canadian made co-working company, whose goal is to get people excited to come to work every day. We have innovative and unique workspaces that fuel productivity and inspire creativity. With 10 locations, including 8 in Toronto right now, Workhaus is a fast growing company... Read More →


12:15pm

BAI Communications
Limited Capacity full

Smart cities & Smart Transit Systems 

BAI Communications is a Canadian owned, global leader in network communications systems in subway systems. In Toronto, BAI is building a telecommunications network in the TTC that can provide continuous cellular connectivity for commuters. Our wi-fi platform T-Connect provides passengers free wi-fi access at all station platforms providing data insights into transit trends and needs. Come chat with our engineers about the exciting potential and opportunities for building a Smart Subway System in Toronto.

Session address: 33 Bloor Street East, Suite 301 


Presenters
avatar for Ken Ranger

Ken Ranger

CEO, BAI Communications

Host Companies
avatar for BAI Communications

BAI Communications

BAI Communications
Build communications network infrastructure in complex transit systems. We build on a P3 model with transit agencies to ensure ratepayers are protected.


12:15pm

Receptiviti
Limited Capacity filling up

What your words say about you: How Receptiviti is changing culture

Our day-to-day language is full of information about our psychological and cognitive states. Learn how we've worked through the challenges of applying these signals, allowing us to uncover vital insights into the culture, social structures, and behaviours of groups and companies.

Session address: 438 University Ave #1618

Finding their office: Conveniently located at University and Dundas, Receptiviti is easily accessible by TTC, driving, or walking. Upon arriving at 438 University, head towards elevators 4,5, or 6, located to the left of the front security desk. Select floor 16, and wait for the elevator indicated. When you arrive at floor 16, turn left off the elevators to unit 1618, and we'll be there to greet you!

Parking: If you are driving, Impark parking is available in the underground of the 438 University building, for a rate of $15/2 hours. Please be advised that parking spaces in this lot are very limited, however additional options include street parking, underground parking at 250 Dundas Avenue and above ground parking at 121 St Patrick Street.

Presenters
avatar for Kiki Adams

Kiki Adams

Head of Science, Receptiviti

Host Companies
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Receptiviti

Through our Human Understanding Platform, Receptiviti is working to foster healthier, happier, and more productive workplace environments. We provide actionable and scientifically-validated insights into the psychological attributes, communication patterns, and emotional signals that... Read More →


12:15pm

Uplevel Solutions
Limited Capacity filling up

Why remote workforces are the future 

CEO and Founder of Uplevel Solutions, Katrina McKay, will explain how she has run her virtual assistant company through a totally remote workforce. From working with virtual assistants, managers and director across the Philippines, Haiti and Canada, she goes through how she’s built a company without ever having an office – and why she thinks this is the future of work.

Session address: Staples Studio, 375 University Avenue

Presenters
avatar for Katrina McKay

Katrina McKay

Founder and CEO, Uplevel Solutions

Host Companies
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Uplevel Solutions

Uplevel Solutions
Uplevel Solutions provides efficient, high quality virtual assistance services to growth-oriented entrepreneurs and small business owners. Using Uplevel means that you don’t have to go through the hassle of hiring someone in-house or use untested offshore support from online job... Read More →


12:15pm

SDI Design
Limited Capacity filling up

A brave new workplace: The return of the closed office

Since its inception, the designs of SDI have impacted the workplace of over 15,000 people. SDI continues to rethink about the way we work and is obsessed with creating the best workplace environments. With established clients such as Ubisoft, National Post, Sony Music and Mazda, SDI understands that design is an intrinsic component to a company’s longevity. Whilst the old-age debate about the open verses closed office continues to flood our Linkedin feeds, SDI believes that the closed office is not dead and on the contrary, is making a comeback in a big way. Join Joanne Chan and Noam Hazan to hear why.

Session address: 170 University Ave, Suite 602

Presenters
avatar for Joanne Chan

Joanne Chan

Principal, SDI Design
Joanne’s practice of Interior Design is built on the foundation of a Fine Arts education. This background uniquely positions her to bring a critical eye to everyday experiences, and to provide design solutions that both stimulate and delight. As principal of SDI, a design firm with... Read More →
avatar for Noam Hazan

Noam Hazan

Creative Director, SDI Design
Noam is the Creative Director of SDI Design where he leads innovation and workplace strategy research.Noam received his Master of Architecture from the Architectural Association, London, UK and has worked for architecture practices including Foster and Partners, Make Architects and... Read More →

Host Companies
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SDI Design

SDI Design
SDI is a full-service design firm. At the heart of every project is our client. Using strategy, design and innovation as tools, our goal is to elevate the organisations and the people who inhabit our spaces. Our services include workplace strategy, interior design, project coordination... Read More →


12:15pm

UpHabit
Limited Capacity full

Hiring International Developers

Hiring isn't always easy. In fact, the countless of CV's that you can get just by opening a job position limited to just your own city will surely get you hundreds of applicants rushing through. Everyone wants to hire the best there is and no one wants to be restricted to do that. UpHabit is made up of a group of people from all across the world, Lebanon, Brazil, Kazakhstan, India, Israel, all with the passion to create an outstanding product that adds value to people's lives. Join us as we talk about our journey to becoming the family that we are, learn how to look for the best hires internationally, what the steps are, and how to overcome any issues coming your way.

Session address: WeWork, 33 Bloor St E, Suite 500

Presenters
avatar for Neil Wainwright

Neil Wainwright

CEO, UpHabit

Host Companies
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UpHabit

UpHabit
UpHabit is a personal CRM that exists to help you build better relationships with the people you care about. We want to contribute to the positivity in the world by helping you build a healthy habit of keeping in touch with the people that matter the most to you.


Friday May 24, 2019 12:15pm - 1:00pm
UpHabit 33 Bloor St E, Suite 500, Toronto, ON M4W 3H1, Canada

12:15pm

SnapTravel
Limited Capacity full

Building and Implementing a Design System in a small team

It's easier for large companies with big design and engineering teams to build and implement a design system, however, when it comes to small startups that don't have as many resources it's tough. This session will provide a blueprint for how a team of 2 Designers and 3 Frontend engineers can work together, in a lean way, to build and implement a design system within 6 months while still working on other important company initiatives/features.

Session address: 260 Queen St West, 4th Floor


Presenters
avatar for Jake Janosik

Jake Janosik

Product Design Lead, SnapTravel
avatar for Kamran Ghoochanian

Kamran Ghoochanian

Frontend Engineer, SnapTravel
avatar for Mostafa Elhefnawy

Mostafa Elhefnawy

Product Manager, SnapTravel

Host Companies
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SnapTravel

SnapTravel
SnapTravel is the leader in conversational commerce. We believe conducting commerce should be as simple as messaging a friend. We drive millions of dollars a month in revenue over SMS, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Alexa.


1:45pm

Element AI
Limited Capacity full

Intro to EAI and Community Outreach 

This session will give attendees an overview of what Element AI actually does; including the opportunity of AI and the benefits companies can expect to receive when partnering with us. We will conclude with an explanation of our fellowship and non predatory model, as well as touch upon our community outreach.

Session address: 296 Richmond St W, Suite #100 

Presenters
avatar for Oliver Dempsey

Oliver Dempsey

Corporate Strategist, Element AI
avatar for Aimee Park

Aimee Park

Director, Academic Relations, Element AI

Host Companies
avatar for Element AI

Element AI

Element AI
Element AI delivers AI products at scale to help people work smarter. We transform academic research and deep industry expertise into state of the art AI software. The suite of Element AI products augment decision making for roles across every organization that rely on supply chain... Read More →


1:45pm

Wattpad
Limited Capacity filling up

BUILDING A GLOBAL BUSINESS 

Wattpad has created the world’s leading social storytelling platform, transformed entertainment from Hollywood to Seoul, and built one of the most diverse teams in technology. Hear from Jeanne Lam, Wattpad’s General Manager, about what it takes to build a global business from right here in Toronto.

Session address: 36 Wellington Street East, 2nd Floor 

Presenters
avatar for Jeanne Lam

Jeanne Lam

General Manager, Wattpad

Host Companies
avatar for Wattpad

Wattpad

Wattpad
Wattpad’s vision is to entertain and connect the world through stories. Using the power of community and technology, the global multiplatform entertainment company is unleashing the full potential of stories to the world -- in any format. Wattpad’s flagship app is the world’s... Read More →


1:45pm

Brim
Limited Capacity filling up

A More Rewarding Financial Experience

At Brim Financial, respect, equality and fearless pursuit of positive change is deeply rooted in our DNA. As consumers, we work too hard not to be rewarded for our efforts and for the value we contribute to the economy. Now imagine a world and financial experience that is massively rewarding, personalized to you, and flexible - just like your ever-changing lifestyle. Come and learn how Brim leverages technology to deliver a state-of-the-art financial platform, to enable a more rewarding credit experience, and to introduce first to market features designed for consumers of today.

Session address: MaRS, 101 College St, Room CR-2

Presenters
avatar for Thomas Patterson

Thomas Patterson

Senior Product Manager, Brim

Host Companies
avatar for Brim

Brim

Brim
Introducing Brim Financial, a new kind of payment experience by a new kind of company. We’ve flipped the traditional credit card model on its head and built a fully digital platform that’s designed to reward your lifestyle. With many first-to-market embedded features like Installment... Read More →


1:45pm

Sensibill
Limited Capacity full

Championing the Future of Work 

Session address: 379 Adelaide Street West, 2nd Floor

Presenters
avatar for Corey Gross

Corey Gross

CEO, Sensibill
avatar for Sonya Noronha

Sonya Noronha

Product Marketing Manager, Sensibill

Host Companies
avatar for Sensibill

Sensibill

Sensibill
Efficient receipt management is critical to the health of any business. Since 2013, we’ve been committed to building a tool that makes capturing, organizing, and retrieving receipts as painless as possible. We work with the most trusted financial institutions in the world to deliver... Read More →


1:45pm

Swift Medical
Limited Capacity full

The Impact of Machine Learning on Health Care Delivery and Quality: The Wounded Machine, a Tale of being Ill

Ontario spends more than $1.5 billion dollars a year on the treatment and management of wounds

Wounds often have a widespread etiology across multiple disease states, making wound care an orphan clinical specialty. While the delivery of wound care has attempted to evolve into a true clinical specialization over the past few decades, care is often varied and fragmented. With an aging population and increasing health challenges, such as the burgeoning diabetic epidemic, the need for innovation is greater today than ever.

Advancements in machine visioning and machine learning have created a significant opportunity for innovation in this field. Industry-best technology and algorithms can facilitate the standardisation of wound assessment and documentation, while providing insight into the delivery of quality initiatives.

This approach should be adopted to empower health care providers to implement highly compliant, best-practice wound care programs across the care-continuum, driving clinical and operational resources.

This technology-driven approach provides a means to automate and de-skill some components of wound assessment and care. This is imperative globally as healthcare systems struggle with both resource and budget limitations. Further, given the challenge in mandating wound care as a clinical specialty, the delivery of care by “less skilled” resources is essential.

The adoption of machine learning for the delivery of wound care has shown significant quality and ROI benefits for health systems across North America. Focus in this orphan clinical area has identified a significant unmet need with significant benefits for both the healthcare providers and “payors” alike. Not only will big data and machine learning provide a solution to the healthcare challenges but also an insight into the problem to allow policy to drive system-wide change moving forward.

Session address: 1 Richmond Street West 

Presenters
avatar for Carlo Perez

Carlo Perez

CEO, Swift Medical

Host Companies
avatar for Swift Medical

Swift Medical

Swift Medical
With more than 100,000 patients monitored per month across North America, Swift Medical delivers the most advanced digital wound care management technology in the world. Swift Skin and Wound has been adopted by over 1,700 facilities, helping heal over 10,000 wounds every month. As... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Swift Medical 1 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON M5H 3W4, Canada

1:45pm

MaRS
Limited Capacity full

All day walking and talking tours of MaRS 

There will be four walking and talking tours of MaRS on Friday, May 24th. The timings of the tours are 9:15-10:00, 10:45-11:30, 1:45-2:30, 3:15pm

The meeting point will be at the REGISTRATION BOOTH which will be located beside South Tower Security Desk.

Session address: 101 College St

Presenters
avatar for Louise Pichette

Louise Pichette

Associate, Innovation Challenges, MaRS
avatar for Randall Froebelius

Randall Froebelius

Real Estate Lead, MaRS

Host Companies
avatar for MaRS

MaRS

MaRS
MaRS Discovery District (@MaRSDD) in Toronto is North America's largest urban innovation hub. Our purpose is to help innovators change the world. MaRS supports promising ventures tackling key challenges in the health, cleantech, fintech and enterprise sectors as they start, grow and... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 1:45pm - 2:30pm
MaRS 101 College St, Toronto, ON M5G 1L7, Canada

1:45pm

Parkdale Centre For Innovation
Limited Capacity full

Parkdale Centre for Innovation Founders & Startup Demo

Are you an investor interested in diverse, talented entrepreneurs? Are you an entrepreneur looking to connect with Parkdale's startup community? Are you a professional looking to career transition into entrepreneurship? Join us at Parkdale Centre for Demo Day and hear from our current and past entrepreneurs, founders, and startups about their businesses and companies, and the impact they're making in the innovation ecosystem.

Session address: 1464 Queen Street West 

Presenters
avatar for Rusul Alrubail

Rusul Alrubail

Executive Director, Parkdale Centre for Innovation

Host Companies
avatar for Parkdale Centre For Innovation

Parkdale Centre For Innovation

Parkdale Centre For Innovation
Parkdale Centre for Innovation is a not for profit committed to making entrepreneurial and professional skills accessible through inclusive programs focusing on inclusion and equity.


1:45pm

Ripple Ventures
Limited Capacity full

Working with operator first early-stage investors

Session address: 410 Adelaide St. West, Suite 610

Presenters
avatar for Matt Cohen

Matt Cohen

Founder & Managing Parter, Ripple Ventures

Host Companies
avatar for Ripple Ventures

Ripple Ventures

Ripple Ventures
Ripple Ventures is an early-stage VC fund based in Toronto, Canada. Our incubator space called, 'The Tank' is our own 5,000 square foot incubator space where we work with some of our portfolio companies on a daily basis. With our operators-first approach, we knew that the only effective... Read More →


1:45pm

OTI Lumionics Inc.
Limited Capacity full

Advanced materials for transparent displays 

Fireside chat about the history of OTI Lumionics and the journey from the University of Toronto Department of Materials Science & Engineering into a leading advanced materials company. A walkthrough of the development process for a new material from computational design through to pilot production and application in a next generation transparent display for augmented reality (AR) will also be discussed.

Session address: 100 College Street, Room 351

Presenters
avatar for Michael Helander

Michael Helander

CEO & President, OTI Lumionics


1:45pm

NEXT Canada
Limited Capacity full

What's NEXT? A Discussion on Innovation with NEXT Canada 

Session address: 175 Bloor Street East, 2nd Floor, North Building

Presenters
avatar for Joe Canavan

Joe Canavan

CEO, NEXT Canada

Host Companies
avatar for NEXT Canada

NEXT Canada

NEXT Canada
NEXT Canada is a national, non-profit organization that develops exceptional talent to build world-class ventures and propel technology adoption. Founded in 2010 as The Next 36 by a group of pioneering business leaders and academics, NEXT Canada is today a leader in the delivery of... Read More →


1:45pm

Autodesk
Limited Capacity full

Autodesk Technology Centers - Residency Program 

Learn more about the Autodesk Technology Centers and their Residency Program that brings together industry, academic, and entrepreneurial communities to create a shared vision of the future of making.

Take a tour through the Technology Centre in Toronto that supports the Residency Program. Ask questions about how you can get involved. And partake in a discussion about Open Innovation Research.

Session address: 661 University Avenue, Suite 200 

Presenters
avatar for Matthew Spremulli

Matthew Spremulli

Technology Centers - Industry Engagement, Autodesk

Host Companies
avatar for Autodesk

Autodesk

Autodesk
The network of Autodesk Technology Centers in San Francisco, Boston, Toronto, and Birmingham, UK, brings together industry, academic, and entrepreneurial communities to create a shared vision of the future of making. In these spaces, we help bring to life solutions that enable people... Read More →


1:45pm

Connected
Limited Capacity seats available

From Mission to Brand: How the Connected mission pervades our culture—and our culture pervades our brand

Connected’s mission is to help its clients build better software products through the integration of strategy, design, and engineering. But how does such an ambitious undertaking translate into a thriving culture and an inspiring brand? Attendees will learn about how Connected translated its mission into a culture to become a three-time Top Small & Medium Employer, Best Workspace and one of 50 Most Innovative Workplaces in Canada, and how that mission and culture now finds expression in a compelling brand that lives up to it.

Session address: 370 King Street West, Unit 304 

To access Connected’s office, please go to 370 King Street West, enter the Hyatt building and take the "office elevators" to the third floor.

Presenters
avatar for Jonathan Savage

Jonathan Savage

VP, Product, Connected
avatar for Jeffrey Fisher

Jeffrey Fisher

Director of Engineering, Connected
avatar for Nelson Leung

Nelson Leung

Senior Design Lead, Connected
avatar for Polina Cherkashyna

Polina Cherkashyna

Senior Growth Operations Manager, Connected
avatar for Christina Gjiri

Christina Gjiri

Director of HR, Connected

Host Companies
avatar for Connected

Connected

Connected
Connected is a software product development firm that partners with ambitious companies across the product lifecycle to build products that drive impact. For more information, visit Connected.io. 


1:45pm

Emailage
Limited Capacity seats available

Leveraging AI & Data Signals To Improve Your Customer Journey Experience 

This timely session will discuss the importance finding the right mix of AI & Data signals to enhance your customer's experience. Whether at the on-boarding stage, point of decisioning on behalf of that customer, the point of transaction or even how ways to identify repeat buying, in this session, Julien Phipps - Canadian Director at Emailage will introduce what companies are doing today in order to grow and protect revenue streams.

Session address: Spaces Queen West, 180 John Street 

Presenters
avatar for Julien Phipps

Julien Phipps

Canadian Director, Emailage
Julien Phipps, Canadian Director at Emailage has over a decade of experience in the financial and tech industries and a multitude of stops along the way, including a startup and even leading a Chamber of Commerce. Julien's responsible for driving country SMB and Enterprise growth... Read More →

Host Companies
avatar for Emailage

Emailage

Emailage
Emailage, founded in 2012 and with offices across the globe, is a leader in helping companies significantly reduce online fraud. Through key partnerships, proprietary data, and machine-learning technology, Emailage builds a multi-dimensional profile associated with a customer’s... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Spaces Queen West 180 John St, Toronto, ON M5T 1X5, Canada

1:45pm

Vacation Fund
Limited Capacity filling up

Building a highly ambitious startup culture, without burnout

How to stay competitive and hit targets while building long-term employee satisfaction and sustainability.

Session address: 160 Pears Avenue, Suite 203 

Presenters
avatar for Erica Pearson

Erica Pearson

CEO, VacationFund

Host Companies
avatar for Vacation Fund

Vacation Fund

Vacation Fund
For companies in innovative or creative industries looking for a cost-effective strategy to out-do their competition, Vacation Fund is an employer-matched vacation savings program. It allows employees to direct a portion of their paycheque into a separate Vacation Fund Account, and... Read More →


1:45pm

500px
Limited Capacity full

Delivering Your Value Promise: The Importance of "Why?" 

Many of us have heard the (now seemingly age old) question "what problem are you trying to solve?" This question, and the resulting answers, guide organizational vision, strategies and where we place the efforts of our teams. But once these are determined, continuously asking "why" is critically important to ensure that you are delivering value in both the short and long term. Come hear from CEO, Aneta Filiciak, who will discuss the near decade long journey of the company through times of expansion, pivots and the path forward. In this session, she will be discussing the importance of always asking "why" (and getting your team to do the same), the lessons learned about the power and perils of well crafted rationalizations and practical approaches on validating a business' focus and plans against its value promise.

Session address: 20 Duncan Street

Presenters
avatar for Aneta Filiciak

Aneta Filiciak

CEO, 500px

Host Companies
avatar for 500px

500px

500px
500px is the premier community and social network for aspiring and practicing photographers. Over 15M creatives from 195 countries come to 500px to share their best photos, exchange feedback and ideas and monetize on their work and skills. For aspiring and practicing photography professionals... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 1:45pm - 2:30pm
500px 20 Duncan St, Toronto, ON M5H 3G8, Canada

3:15pm

Ada
Limited Capacity full

Product First Company 

Session address: 96 Spadina Ave, Unit 801

Presenters
avatar for David Hariri

David Hariri

CoFounder and Head of Product Design, Ada

Host Companies
avatar for Ada

Ada

Ada
Ada's AI-powered platform enables enterprise businesses around the world to automate an incredible customer experience that saves time, reduces cost, and strengthens support. Our industry-leading clients like Telus, Upwork and Shopify, trust us to harmonize humans and AI to deliver... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Ada 96 Spadina Ave, Unit 801, Toronto, ON M5V 2J6, Canada

3:15pm

Borrowell
Limited Capacity full

Helping People Make Great Decisions About Credit - At Scale 

Session address: 134 Peter St #300

Upon arriving at 134 Peter Street, please use the elevators located next to 'Ricardas'. Our office is located on the 3rd floor.

Presenters
avatar for Andrew Graham

Andrew Graham

Co-Founder & CEO, Borrowell

Host Companies
avatar for Borrowell

Borrowell

Borrowell
Borrowell helps people make great decisions about credit. With its free credit score and report monitoring, personal loans, and financial product recommendations, Borrowell empowers Canadians to improve their financial well-being and be the hero of their credit. Borrowell is one of... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Borrowell 134 Peter St #300, Toronto, ON M5V 2H2, Canada

3:15pm

Drop
Limited Capacity full

What Toronto Needs to Be More Like the Valley 

Session address: 120 Front Street East, Unit 200 

Presenters
avatar for Derrick Fung

Derrick Fung

Founder & CEO, Drop

Host Companies
avatar for Drop

Drop

Drop
Drop is the free app that's giving out millions in cash rewards for the spending you do every day.


Friday May 24, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Drop 120 Front St E, Unit 200, Toronto, ON M5A 1E3, Canada

3:15pm

Muse® by Interaxon Inc.
Limited Capacity full

Mindset of Innovation

Overcoming Mental Blocks In this session, Ariel will explain how to overcome common mental blocks that often hold us back from achieving our goals and leading a successful work life. Pulling from her experience as an entrepreneur, advisor and investor to start-ups, she will share how to nurture and bring innovations to life, while overcoming hurdles to pursue goals and ambitions.

Session address: 555 Richmond St. W, Suite 900

Presenters
avatar for Ariel Garten

Ariel Garten

Co-Founder & Chief Evangelist, Muse® by Interaxon Inc.

Host Companies
avatar for Muse® by Interaxon Inc.

Muse® by Interaxon Inc.

Muse® by Interaxon Inc.
Interaxon Inc, based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is a developer of engaging experiences using  brainwave-sensing technology designed to help users free themselves from physical, emotional  and mental obstacles so they get more out of every moment. The company’s flagship product... Read More →


3:15pm

MaRS
Limited Capacity full

All day walking and talking tours of MaRS 

There will be four walking and talking tours of MaRS on Friday, May 24th. The timings of the tours are 9:15-10:00, 10:45-11:30, 1:45-2:30, 3:15pm

The meeting point will be at the REGISTRATION BOOTH which will be located beside South Tower Security Desk.

Session address: 101 College St

Presenters
avatar for Neda Tocheva

Neda Tocheva

Manager, Venture Programming, MaRS
avatar for Maggie Clark

Maggie Clark

Senior Associate - Partnerships, MaRS

Host Companies
avatar for MaRS

MaRS

MaRS
MaRS Discovery District (@MaRSDD) in Toronto is North America's largest urban innovation hub. Our purpose is to help innovators change the world. MaRS supports promising ventures tackling key challenges in the health, cleantech, fintech and enterprise sectors as they start, grow and... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
MaRS 101 College St, Toronto, ON M5G 1L7, Canada

3:15pm

Techstars
Limited Capacity full

 Learn more about Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, and the different ways they support entrepreneurship globally.

Session address: 240 Richmond St W, Main Level, Room 1B 

Presenters
avatar for Tariq Haddadin

Tariq Haddadin

Program Manager, Techstars

Host Companies
avatar for Techstars

Techstars

Techstars


3:15pm

WeWork
Limited Capacity full

How WeWork is Shaping the Future of Work 

In this session you'll learn how WeWork is leading the change in the future
of work, creating an environment that encourages collaborative thinking and
community-building, and ultimately creates a more engaged workplace for members.

Session address: Scotia Plaza, 40 King St W, 41st Floor

Please note: Attendees will need to take the escalator down from the street entrance to access the odd number elevators. Floor 41 will be unlocked to access the space. This building does not allow signage so please look for the volunteer wearing a NewCo t-shirts.

Presenters
avatar for Jarred Paperman

Jarred Paperman

Community Director, Toronto, WeWork

Host Companies
avatar for WeWork

WeWork

WeWork
WeWork provides more than 400,000 members around the world with space, community, and services through both physical and virtual offerings. WeWork's mission is to help create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living. Founded in New York City in 2010 by Adam Neumann... Read More →


3:15pm

City of Toronto
Limited Capacity full

Designing for the Public Good 

Why should you care about the public service? During this session, you will learn more about the type of projects that the City’s innovation team works on, and how a designer’s toolkit can be used to create and enhance products and services for the public good. We will showcase a few different projects and one that YOU can help with.

Session address: City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Main Floor

Presenters
avatar for Paula Kwan

Paula Kwan

Director Civic Innovation Office, City of Toronto
Eager to make an impact in her own community, Paula joined the City of Toronto to become the Director of the first Civic Innovation Office for the City, which is funded by a grant through Bloomberg Philanthropies. She brings with her the experience, passion, and a deep network from... Read More →

Host Companies
avatar for City of Toronto

City of Toronto

City of Toronto
The Civic Innovation Office is a bridge between the City of Toronto’s government and its residents. We improve the service the public receives with new ideas, approaches, technology, and human-centred design. Each year, the Civic Innovation Office tackles one complex city challenge... Read More →


3:15pm

Slack
Limited Capacity full

The Future of Work

Slack is the collaboration hub of the modern workplace, our mission is to make people's working lives simpler, more pleasant, more productive. Join us for a discussion on the Future of work, \ the importance of organizational agilty and how you can make culture a competitive advantage.

Session address: 171 John St.

Presenters
avatar for Jon Boyer

Jon Boyer

Sales Leader, Slack

Host Companies
avatar for Slack

Slack

Slack
Collaboration hub for the modern workplace.


Friday May 24, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Slack Corp 171 John St, Toronto, ON M5T 1X3, Canada

3:15pm

Crowdlinker
Limited Capacity seats available

Why Innovation Starts From The Inside 

Innovation at Crowdlinker occurs primarily in the way we handle accountability. We allow our team members to have full autonomy over their work. This eliminates the need for micromanagement and allows for higher output per team. Our culture fosters ownership, which encourages each team member to think critically and to ask for help in a safe environment. It removes the dogma that each individual team member has one specific piece of the puzzle to fill, and ensures that every team member is a subject matter expert on whatever they are working on.

We have a very shallow organizational chart. We truly have open lines of communication from every leadership team member directly to every person at Crowdlinker. We've achieved this through the power of technology. We innovate through our people, empowering them to be all they can be. Our CEO Aram Melkoumov will share his experiences of building transparent and people-driven organizations.

Session address: 119 Spadina Avenue, Suite 600 


Presenters
avatar for Aram Melkoumov

Aram Melkoumov

Co-Founder & CEO, Crowdlinker

Host Companies
avatar for Crowdlinker

Crowdlinker

Crowdlinker
Crowdlinker helps companies build transformative user experiences, find product-market fit and scale with great software engineering. They set out to make a difference in the world by leveraging the power of technology. Crowdlinker began as a startup, acquired funding and built their... Read More →


3:15pm

Rangle.io
Limited Capacity seats available

Rangle is a founding partner of Bridge School, a non-profit organization that provides free education to women as well as agender and non-binary professionals in tech.

At Rangle’s open house, Emily Porta, the CEO of Bridge School, will join us to discuss how Rangle’s dedication to diversity and inclusion coupled with a learning-focused culture helped her and three other Ranglers start a free education program that helps tech professionals level up their skills and secure better positions in tech.

Session address: 18 York Street, 5th floor




Presenters
avatar for Emily Porta

Emily Porta

Executive Director of Bridge, Rangle.io

Host Companies
avatar for Rangle.io

Rangle.io

Rangle.io
Rangle is a Lean Innovation and Digital Transformation Consultancy that can solve the most compelling digital challenges facing small and large companies today. We accelerate digital innovation to create products and experiences that engage customers, drive better outcomes, and increase... Read More →


3:15pm

Sales Talent Agency
Limited Capacity full

How to Build a World Class Sales Team

Building an efficient and effective sales team is critical to your company’s success. This 45 minutesworkshop is designed to provide best-practice sales recruitment strategy to senior leaders and executives. Topics covered include:
1. How to FIND the qualified sales people you need to talk to
2. How to ATTRACT the best candidates and position your company as an employer of choice
3. How to consistently CHOOSE employees that will succeed
4. How to EQUIP each sales hire for long-term success

Session address: 96 Spadina Ave #310

Presenters
avatar for Sonya Meloff

Sonya Meloff

Co-founder, Sales Talent Agency

Host Companies
avatar for Sales Talent Agency

Sales Talent Agency

Sales Talent Agency
Over the past 11+ years, Sales Talent Agency has established a reputation as the hardest working, most knowledgeable and well-networked sales recruitment company in North America. Sales Talent Agency has facilitated more than 5,000 hires for over 1000+ employers, translating into... Read More →


3:15pm

ThoughtWorks
Limited Capacity full

The spectrum of chaotic governance to ivory-tower architects: The Need for Technology Strategy and Lean Architecture Governance

Over the past 25 years, ThoughtWorks has been helping organizations shift from centralized control and planning to more adaptive approaches. We are seeing two different failure modes: the first is hierarchical command and control from ivory-tower architects and control gates; at the opposite end of the spectrum is chaos with every team doing whatever they want and close to zero governance. We will draw on ThoughtWorks’ recent client experience to delve into some of the strategies and approaches for creating the right amount of lightweight governance.

Session address: Spaces Queen West, 180 John Street 

Host Companies
avatar for ThoughtWorks

ThoughtWorks

ThoughtWorks
ThoughtWorks is a global software consultancy and a community of passionate, purpose-led individuals. We think disruptively to deliver technology to address our clients' toughest challenges, all while seeking to revolutionize the IT industry and create positive social change.


Friday May 24, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Spaces Queen West 180 John St, Toronto, ON M5T 1X5, Canada

3:15pm

Zensurance
Limited Capacity full

Disrupting a 5000 year old business 

Join Zensurance CEO Danish Yusuf and Head of Engineering Kevin Sloan, as they talk through the challenges and success of disrupting a 5000 year old legacy system. Through this interactive session participants will gain a better understanding of insure-tech challenges and what Canada’s fatest growing digital insurance brokerage is doing to break barriers and reinvent how business insurance is bought and sold in Canada.

Session address: WeWork, 1 University Ave

Presenters
avatar for Danish Yusuf

Danish Yusuf

CEO/Founder, Zensurance
avatar for Kevin Sloan

Kevin Sloan

Head of Engineering, Zensurance


Friday May 24, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
WeWork 1 University 1 University Ave, Toronto, ON M5J 2P1, Canada

3:15pm

#movethedial
Limited Capacity full

Dream It. Plan It. Go Get It.

We all like to dream big, but moving from dream to reality can often be harder than we think. In this session Jodi Kovitz, CEO & Founder of #movethedial will discuss her three step process to making any dream, whether big or small, into a successful venture.

Session address: 160 Pears Avenue, Suite 203

Presenters
avatar for Jodi Kovitz

Jodi Kovitz

CEO & Founder, #movethedial

Host Companies
avatar for #movethedial

#movethedial

#movethedial
#movethedial is a global movement committed to advancing the participation and leadership of all #womenintech! 


Friday May 24, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
#movethedial 160 Pears Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 1S9, Canada

3:15pm

Uber Canada
Limited Capacity full

Uber as a platform

In this session, Rob Khazzam, General Manager of Uber Canada, will share the idea of Uber as a Platform, discuss how the company continues to innovate and evolve its products to become a one-stop shop for mobility across the country and highlight how Uber is expanding its Canadian footprint in Toronto.

Session address: 1209 King Street West, Suite #200

Presenters
avatar for Rob Khazzam

Rob Khazzam

General Manager, Rides, Uber Canada
Rob Khazzam is the General Manager of Uber Canada, with operations across 15 cities in Ontario, Quebec and Alberta. Previously, from 2014 to 2017, Rob oversaw international expansion and operations for Uber in Central and Eastern Europe, eventually growing operations to over 30 cities... Read More →

Host Companies
avatar for Uber Canada

Uber Canada

Co-founded by Canadian entrepreneur Garrett Camp in 2009, Uber is evolving the way the world moves. Present in over 40 communities in Canada, Uber has revolutionized transportation and offers more than 32,000 Canadian driver-partners a new way to earn income in their spare time by... Read More →


4:00pm

Meetup @ MaRS
Limited Capacity full

Finish off the day with casual networking at MaRS, the world's largest urban innovation centre.

Drop by to enjoy some drinks, snacks and great conversation with the who's who of Toronto's innovation community.

Session address: 101 College St

Host Companies
avatar for MaRS

MaRS

MaRS
MaRS Discovery District (@MaRSDD) in Toronto is North America's largest urban innovation hub. Our purpose is to help innovators change the world. MaRS supports promising ventures tackling key challenges in the health, cleantech, fintech and enterprise sectors as they start, grow and... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
MaRS 101 College St, Toronto, ON M5G 1L7, Canada