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#StartupDay

#SBW2018

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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. It features forward-thinking keynotes, panels, and discussions with cutting-edge Canadian entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and government

decision makers. 

 

 

*Please note that programming, times, and speakers are subject to

change without notice. Please check back here regularly to see the

most up-to-date schedule.

7.30 AM Leveraging Your Startup Community

Moderator: Colin Weston, Startup Vancouver

  • Sergio Escobar, Global Ambassador, Startup Canada

  • Melloney Campbell, Startup Peel

  • Mary Doyle, Startup Community Leader, Bay of Quinte

  • Lauren Manekin Beille, Startup Whitehorse

 

8:00 AM: Startup Canada Day on the Hill Opening Remarks

Emcee: Catherine Clark, Founder and CEO, Catherine Clark Communications

  • Claudette Commanda, Algonquin First Nation Knowledge Keeper  

  • Victoria Lennox, CEO, Startup Canada

  • Jeff Cates, President and CEO, Intuit QuickBooks

  • Hon. Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion

 

8:30 - 9.00 AM: Scaling the Entrepreneurial Economy presented by Intuit QuickBooks

Moderator: Catherine Cano, President, and GM, Cable Public Affairs Channel

  • Hon. Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion

  • Victoria Lennox, CEO, Startup Canada  

  • W. Brett Wilson, O.C., entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist

  • Jeff Cates, President and CEO, Intuit Canada

 

9.00 - 9.30 AM: Canada’s Biggest Opportunity: Women-Led Business Growth

presented by BMO Financial Group

Moderator: Rick Spence, Entrepreneur Financial Post

  • Hon. Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Service, Procurement and Accessibility

  • Eva Lau, CEO of Two Small Fish Venture

  • Julie Barker-Merz,  Senior Vice President, South Western Ontario Division, BMO Financial Group

  • Michelle Scarborough, Managing Director, Strategic Initiatives and Women in Tech

  • Dr. Suhayya Abu-Hakima, President/CEO Amika Mobile Corporation

 

9.30 - 10.00 AM Growing Canada’s Role in the World presented by UPS and EDC

Moderator: Mélanie Carter, Knowledge Partnerships Lead, Export Development Canada

  • Dean Allison, M.P., Shadow Minister for International Trade

  • Nicole Verkindt, Founder and CEO, the OMX

  • Nicole McLaren, Founder and CEO, Raven Reads

  • Allison Gifford, Director, Public Affairs, UPS Canada

  • Stuart Bergman, Director, CSR Strategy at Export Development Canada

 

10.00 - 10.30 AM BREAK

 

10.30 - 11.00 AM  Canada, the Competitive presented by the Canadian Bankers Association

Moderator: Jennifer Sloan, Vice President and Senior Business Leader, Mastercard Canada

  • Dan Ruimy, Chair, Standing Committee, Industry, Science, and Economic Development

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

  • Giovanna Mingarelli, CEO, MC2

  • Neil Parmenter, President, Canadian Bankers Association

  • John Buck, President & CEO, CEDEC
     

11.00 - 11.10 AM Francois Lecavalier, SVP, Corporate Development, Business Development

Bank of Canada

 

11.10 - 11.30 Social Innovation Nation presented by BDC

Moderator: Komal Minhas, Director, Dream, Girl

  • Hon. Karen Vecchio, Chair, Committee of the Status of Women

  • Craig Ryan, Director, Social Entrepreneurship, BDC

  • Keith McIntosh, Founder and CEO, PQA Testing

  • Tonya Surman, CEO, the Centre for Social Innovation

  • Toni Desrosiers, Founder, and CEO, Abeego

 

11.30 - 12.10 PM The Naked Entrepreneur LIVE presented by Ryerson University

Host: Dr. Sean Wise, Host of the Naked Entrepreneur presented by Ryerson University

  • Tareq Hadhad, Founder and CEO, Peace by Chocolate

  • Nicole Verkindt, Founder and CEO, the OMX

  • Dr. Alexandra T. Greenhill, Founder and CEO, Careteam Technologies Inc.

 

12.10 - 12.30 PM BREAK

 

12.45 Keynote:  Hon. Scott Brison, Minister of Digital Government Services

 

presented by Mastercard Canada

 

1.00 - 1.30 PM Digital Canada presented by Rogers

Moderator: Jennifer Sloan, Vice President and Senior Business Leader, Mastercard Canada

  • Hon. Scott Brison, Minister of Digital Government

  • Sophie Boulanger, Co-Founder, and CEO, BonLook

  • Aisha Addo, Founder and CEO, DriveHER

  • Dean Proctor, Chief Development Officer, SSi Micro

 

1.30 - 2.00 PM BREAK

 

2.00 PM - 2.30 PM Canadian Export Challenge Showdown presented by UPS and EDC

Final Showdown Host: Dr. Sean Wise, Host of the Naked Entrepreneur presented by Ryerson University

  • Paul Gaspar, Director of Small Business, UPS Canada

  • Nicole Verkindt, Founder and CEO, the OMX

  • W. Brett Wilson, O.C., entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist

  • Justine Hendricks, Vice-President of Working Capital Solutions, Export Development Canada

  • Jeff Cates, President and CEO, Intuit Canada

 

2.30 PM Keynote: Brett Wilson, O.C., entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist

presented by Intuit and BDC

 

2.45 PM Announcement of the Winner of the 2018 Canadian Export Challenge

presented by EDC and UPS

 

2.55 PM Main Stage Closing Remarks

 

3.00 - 5.30 PM Stage Closes and Room Flips for the Startup Canada Awards Grand Finale