POLICY HACK-A-THONS

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Emceed by Nilufer Erdebil, Founder and CEO, Spring2 Innovation
with opening remarks by Neil Parmenter, President and CEO,
Canadian Bankers Association
 

 

On October 18th, Canada’s leading entrepreneurs, innovators, and experts and government leaders come together to tackle policy challenges through a series of 1-hour Policy Hack-a-Thon’s at Startup Canada Day on the Hill.

How it works

Government leaders pose challenges and table leaders guide the hack-a-thon to arrive at winning solutions (AKA ‘hacks’) to the challenge. Each group assigns a presenter to pitch recommendations to government leaders.

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NILUFER ERDEBIL

FOUNDER & CEO
SPRING2 INNOVATION

 

 

 

Growing Youth Entrepreneurship

How can Canada become the leading country in the world
in fostering youth entrepreneurship?

 

With Hon. Mary Ng, Minister for Small Business
and Export Promotion, and Jason Daley, Youth
Champion for Startup Canada

 

Table Leaders:

  1. Futurpreneur

  2. Canada Learning Code

  3. Mitacs

  4. League of Innovators

  5. RECODE
     

Partner: Mitacs

 

Growing Women-Led Businesses

How can the government improve awareness and accessibility
of procurement opportunities
amongst women entrepreneurs?

 

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

 

Table Leaders:

  1. Versature

  2. Chic Geek

  3. Startup Miramichi

  4. Peer Ledger

  5. Amika Mobile Corporation
     

Partner: Innovative Solutions Canada

 

Growing Global Businesses

How can we support entrepreneurs to export, expand,
and take their businesses global?

 

With Eli Fathi, CEO, Mindbridge AI

 

Table Leaders:

  1. UPS

  2. LatAM Startups

  3. Startup Canada

  4. Startup Vancouver
     

Partner: UPS Canada and

Export Development Canada

 

Circle Discussion on Entrepreneurship and Reconcilliation
With Shyra Barberstock, President and CEO, Okwaho Equal Source

and Ryan Barberstock, VP and COO, Okwaho Equal Source

 

Service to Canadians

How can the government of Canada do a better job of engaging
and working with Startups to improve services for Canadians?

 

With Aaron Snow, CEO of Canadian Digital Service, and

Eva Lau, Founder, and Partner of Two Small Fish Ventures
 

Table Leaders:

  1. Chad Ballantyne, Startup Barrie

  2. Nevin Buconjic, Startup Sault Ste Marie

  3. Jean-Marc La-Flamme, Startup Revelstoke

  4. Jeff Ryzner, North Forge Technology Exchange

  5. Lincoln Smith, Startup Kamloops
     

Partner: Canadian Digital Service

 

Entrepreneurship Communities

How can we build thriving entrepreneurial communities
to present one Canada to the world?

 

Table Leaders:

  1. Matthew White, Startup Sussex

  2. Mary Doyle, Startup Bay of Quinte

  3. Elaine McPherson, Startup Bow Valley

  4. Nicole Osmond, Startup Halifax

  5. Colin Weston, Startup Vancouver
     

Partner: Intuit QuickBooks and BDC

 

 

4.00 -

5.00 PM

9.00 -

9.50 AM

10.00 -

10.50 AM

11.00 -

12.00 PM

3.00 -

4.00 PM

POLICY HACK-A-THON AGENDA

HON. MARY NG.

MINISTER FOR SMALL BUSINESS AND EXPORT PROMOTION
CEO
CANADIAN DIGITAL SERVICES

AARON SNOW

ELI FATHI

CEO
MINDBRIDGE AI

1.00 -

1.45 PM

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