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2017 HIGHLIGHTS

 

On October 19, more than 1,500 Canadian entrepreneurs, innovators, anchor companies, Members of Parliament and public servants convened to voice their recommendations and support to raise the bar for Canada as a globally competitive innovation nation by participating in policy hack-a-thons, hearings, panels and more.

With support from over 30 mentors, 37 exhibitors, five emcees and more than 50 speakers, attendees were inspired by cutting-edge keynotes from leading entrepreneurs, tech innovators, and policy leaders, participated in policy hack-a-thons and policy hearings, received invaluable advice from mentors, pitched to investors, and connected with potential new customers and support to grow.

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PROGRAM

WATCH THE CANADA STAGE

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​The Canada Stage, presented by BDC and Intuit Canada, is the main attraction of Startup Canada Day on the Hill. In 2017, it featured forward-thinking keynotes, panels, and discussions with cutting-edge Canadian entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and government decision makers. Thanks to our partners as CPAC, you can watch the keynotes, panels and fireside discussion below. 

CREATING A CANADA FOR EVERY ENTREPRENEUR

Moderator 

  • Catherine Cano, President of CPAC

 

Panelists 

  • Nyla Ahmad, Senior VP Of Enterprise Marketing, Rogers Communications

  • John Hamblin, Founder, Startup Halifax

  • Maayan Ziv, Founder & CEO, Accessnow

  • Patrice Mousseau, Founder, Satya Organic Skincare

THE CHANGING FACES OF CANADIAN INNOVATION

Speaker 

  • Dax Dasilva, Founder of Lightspeed and Never Apart

HOW WE CAN WIN

Speaker 

  • Anthony Lacavera, Chairman of Globalive Holdings and Author, How We Can Win

AI, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND THE MIDDLE CLASS

Moderator:

  • Bruce Croxon, Managing Partner, Round13 Capital

 

Panelists:

  • Anthony Lacavera, Chairman of Globalive Holdings

  • Narjès Boufaden, Founder and CEO, Keatext

  • Rosemary Chapdelaine, VP, Lockheed Martin

A VISION FOR THE FUTURE

Keynote: 

  • Eli Fathi, CEO of Mindbridge AI and Board Director, Startup Canada

Moderator:

  • Catherine Cano, President of CPAC

CANADA'S GROWTH FORMULA: ANCHORS, TRADE & POLICY

Moderator:

  • Nicole Verkindt, Founder, OMX

Panelists:

  • Jonathan Ortmans, President of the Global Entrepreneurship Network

  • Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of International Trade

  • Christoph Atz, President of UPS Canada

  • Jason Flick, Founder & President, YOU.I TV

STORY OF A CANADIAN ENTREPRENEUR

Keynote: 

  • Anne Whelan, President & CEO of Seafair Capital

Moderator:

  • Catherine Cano, President of CPAC

 

WATCH THE SCALEUP STAGE

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The Scale-up Stage, presented by UPS in partnership with Startupfest and Founder Institute featured inspiring and informative keynotes and panels from top Canadian startup and scale-up entrepreneurs and support providers who share learnings, failures, and advice for growing strong companies. 

Watch the Scale-up Stage and #StartupGov Stage keynotes, panels and fireside chats here

 

WATCH THE #STARTUPGOV STAGE

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The #StartupGov Stage, presented by #StartupGov, is an initiative of Startup Canada and Mastercard Canada, which promotes best practices in building intrapreneurial, innovative, and forward-thinking governments.

Watch the Scale-up Stage and #StartupGov Stage keynotes, panels and fireside chats here

 

2017 SPEAKERS

Catherine Clark

Emcee

@catherinejclark

David Alston

Chief Entrepreneur

in Residence

@davidalston

Jonathan Ortmans
President

@Jortmans

Catherine Cano

President & GM

@icicano

Bruce Croxon

Partner

@bruce_croxon

Michele Romanow

Founder and CEO

@MicheleRomanow

Dax Dasilva

Founder & CEO

@daxdasilva

Nicole Verkindt

Founder & CEO

@nicoleverkindt

Matt Switzer

SVP Strategy

& Corporate Dev.

@matthswitzer

Anthony

Lacavera

Founder & Chairman

@AnthonyLacavera

Kerlande Mibel

Présidente-fondatrice

@KerlandeMibel

Narjès Boufaden

Founder & CEO

@KeatextAI

Adam Blinick

Director of

Public Policy

@AdamBlinick

Komal Minhas

Founder & CEO

@komalminhas

Paul Whitney & Liz Connell

Founders

@AfricanBHoney

Alexandra Dagg

Manager of Public Policy

@Airbnb

Andrea Palmer

Founder & CEO

@aehpalmer

The Hon. Bardish Chagger

Minister of Small Business

and Tourism

Anne Whelan

President & CEO

BDC Board Director

@annemwhelan

Brian Lang

President

@langbma

Dr. Sean Wise

Professor of 

Entrepreneurship

@seanwise

Dr. Ailish Campbell

Chief Trade

Commissioner @Ailish_Campbell

Jeff Cates

President

@jeff_cates1

Claudette Commanda

Algonquin First Nation

Knowledge Keeper

Scott Brison

President

The Treasury Board of Canada

@scottbrison

Jennifer Sloan

VP Public Policy

@MastercardCAnws

Eli Fathi

CEO

@mindbridge_ai

Jason Flick

Co-Founder & CEO

@jasonflick

Jonathan Greechan

Co-Founder

@jonnystartup

Melloney Campbell

Community Leader

@MellFeurtado13

John Hamblin

Community Lead

Meghann Coleman

Startup Services

Manager

@voltaeffect

Maayan Ziv

Founder & CEO

@maayanziv

Michael Denham

President & CEO

@bdc_ca

Nyla Ahmad

SVP of

Enterprise Marketing

@RogersBiz

Michael Wernick

Clerk of the

Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet

@Clerk_GC

Mike Lee

President

@Fundica

Nilufer Erdebil

@digitalNil

Nilufer Erdebil

CEO

@digitalNil

Rivers Corbett

Entrepreneur

in Residence

@RiversCorbett

Victoria LaBillois

Founder & President

@wejuseg

Phil Telio

Founder

@PTelio

Sergio Escobar

@SergiusEscobar

Sergio Escobar

Managing Director

@SergiusEscobar

Greg Dumont

Director of

Sourcing

@LockheedMartin

Rosemary

Chapdelaine

VP & GM

@rjclmc

Wendy Mayhew

CEO

@wendy_mayhew

Simon

d'Entremont

NS Deputy 

Minister of Seniors

Paul Gaspar

Director of Small Business

@UPS_SmallBizCA

Alex Benay

Chief Information

Officer

@AlexBenay

John Buck

CEO

@CEDEC_QC

Almas Jiwani

AJ Foundation

@AlmasJiwani

Heather Galt

Director of Fierce

Founders

@headinoz

Andy Nulman

Founder

@AndyNulman

Camille McInnis

Acquisition & Marketing

@camillemcinnis

Patrice Mousseau

Founder

@MousseauPatrice

Kelly Lovell

Founder & CEO

@KellyALovell

Maria Locker

Founder & CEO

@MompreneurMaria

Sam Moonsammy

Publicist

@smoonsammy

Rick Spence

Entrepreneur Columnist

@RickSpence

Steven McKinnon

Parliamentary Secretary

Minister of Public Services & Procurement

Pamela Goldsmith-Jones

Parliamentary Secretary

@pgoldsmithjones

Brenda Halloran

Chair of the Startup

Canada Board 

@BrendaHalloran1

Helen Joncas

Senior Leader

Donna Kinoshita

SVP Core, Digital and New Business Ventures

@MastercardCAnws

Rob Turk

Executive Director

StartupGov

Angela

Larraguibel

Director

Communitech

@ALarraguibel

Ambassador

Nimrod Barkan

Embassy of Israel in Canada

@IsraelinCanada

Heather Abbey

Founder & CEO

Christoph Atz

President

UPS Canada

Deirdre Bergin

Head, BMO Tech & 

Innovation Sector

Chris Baird

Senior Program Director

Julia Fournier

President &

CEO

Shyra

Barberstock

President & CEO

Okwaho Equal Source

@shybarberstock

Jeff Lehman

Mayor of Barrie

Dr. Paul Chaput

President

Creative Consulting

Jeff Ryzner

President

@northforgemb