Confirmed Speakers

Full Techweek Toronto Schedule

Thank you to our Sponsors and Partners

BCIC BC Innovation Council
BCTech Association
Bitmaker
Blakes, Cassels & Graydon
Brain Station
CTO Boost
DMZ
Dynamite Network
Ethereum Toronto
Extreme Venture Partners
Fee Duck
Genesis Centre
Girls in Tech
Hacker Nest
ignite capital
INcubes
Indochino
Invest Ottawa
iqoffice
Ledger Labs
Lighthouse Labs
MaRS Discovery District
Multiplicity
North of 41
Northspace
Project Space
PWC
PYCAP
Ryerson Futures
Shecosystem
Startup Grind
Startup Tech Unleashed
Startup Toronto
The Entrepreneurship Society
The Founder Institute
TWG
Twitter
Way Home
WeWork
Yed Institute
Ziversity

Hiring Fair Partners

Achievers
Conference Cloud
Eventmobi
Flybits
Freshbooks
General Motors GM Canada
HackerNest
Hired
Hiresense
Index Exchange
Overbond
Shopify
Trade Rev
UberFlip
uXp
Versapay
Zynga

Techweek Executive Advisory Board

The executive advisory board is a collection of a distinguished leaders in the community across a variety of industries in tech. These leaders are founders, executives, investors who are all entrepreneurs in their own right. Our Executive Advisory Board are the Techweek experts for all of our markets and we leverage them to understand the trends, emerging businesses, and important topics in an ecosystem.

Meet the Board Members

Nicole Kelly, Community Manager

Nicole Kelly, Community Manager

Ben Zlotnick, Founder

Ben Zlotnick, Founder

Sue McGil, Co-founder

Sue McGil, Co-Founder

Talha Basit, CTO

Talha Basit, CTO

Gary Schwartz CEO

Gary Schwartz, CEO

Anthony Di Iorio, CDO

Anthony Di Iorio, CDO

Janet Bannister, Founder

Janet Bannister, Founder

Katherine Hague, Founder

Katherine Hague, Founder

Rajan Ruparell, Former Co-Founder

Rajan Ruparell, Former Co-Founder

What is Techweek100: The Formula

Announced annually in each Techweek city, the Techweek100 celebrates individuals and companies for their leadership, innovation, and support of the local tech ecosystem. Selected by the Techweek community, the list recognizes the most distinguished members of the burgeoning tech community in each city.

In 2016, the Techweek100 will be divided across 3 key categories (comprising 25 individuals and 75 organizations) that embody key roles within the community.

Ambassadors (25 individuals) — Founders, influencers, and prominent voices who act as positive representatives for the tech community

Cultivators (25 organizations) — VCs, incubators, educational institutions, and other organizations that support and enable the tech ecosystem

Innovators (50 companies) — Companies, both established organizations and rising startups, shaping their industries via innovative technology

Innovators
  • BioConnect
  • Bridgit
  • Clearbanc
  • Clearfit
  • Clearpath Robotics
  • Constellation Software
  • Daisy Intelligence
  • Ecobee
  • Endy Sleep
  • eSight eyewear
  • EventMobi
  • Pivotal Software
  • Financeit
  • foodora
  • Freshbooks
  • Hubba
  • Influitive
  • Intelex
  • InteraXon (Muse)
  • Joist
  • Komodo OpenLab
  • LEAGUE
  • Mass Fidelity
  • Meta
  • MMB Networks
  • Mosaic Manufacturing
  • MUNDOmedia
  • Nanoleaf
  • Nymi
  • Plum
  • Push
  • Q4
  • ReDeTec
  • Rogers
  • Scribblelive
  • SecureKey
  • Sensibill
  • Shopify
  • SoapBox
  • Street Contxt
  • Thalmic Labs (Myo)
  • TopHat
  • Uberflip
  • VanHawks
  • Varagesale
  • Vidyard
  • Wattpad
  • Wealth Simple
  • well.ca
  • Xagenic
Cultivators
  • BDC
  • BrightLane
  • Brightspark
  • Canada Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA)
  • Communitech
  • Creative Destruction Lab (CDL)
  • DMZ
  • Founder Institute
  • Girl Geeks Toronto
  • Hackernest Toronto
  • HIGHLINE
  • JLabs
  • Ladies Learning Code
  • Lighthouse Labs
  • MaRS
  • OMERS Ventures
  • OneEleven
  • Ontario Ministry of Economic Development
  • Startup Grind Toronto
  • Startup Toronto
  • Tech Toronto
  • The Next 36
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Waterloo
  • UTEST
Ambassadors
  • Navdeep Bains (Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development, Canada)
  • Ben Baldwin (Founder, Founder City)
  • Jordan Banks (Global Head of Vertical Strategy, Facebook Canada)
  • Josh Borts (Co-Founder, Lighthouse Labs)
  • Dr. Sara Diamond (President, OCAD University)
  • Mike Evans (Global Health Ambassador, Apple)
  • Tamar Huggins (Founder, Driven)
  • Rick Huijbregts (Managing Director Americas, Digital Transformation and Solution Acceleration, Cisco)
  • Gurminder Kandola (CTO, Diply)
  • Iain Klugman (CEO, Communitech)
  • Anthony Lacavara (Founder & Chairman, Globalive Holdings)
  • Jean-Michel Lemieux (SVP of Engineering, Shopify)
  • Mike Litt (Co-Founder & CEO, Vidyard)
  • Amber MacArthur (TV personality, )
  • Camille McInnis (Community Advisor, Startup Canada)
  • Peter Misek (Partner, BDC IT Venture Fund & Soundpays)
  • Jesse Rasch (Co-Founder & Former Chairman, Webhosting.com, InQuent Technologies)
  • Vicki Saunders (Founder, SheEO)
  • Sanjay Singhal (Venture Partner, 500 Canada)
  • Abdullah Snobar (Executive Director, The DMZ at Ryerson University)
  • Paul Stoffels (EVP, CSO, Johnson & Johnson)
  • John Tory (Mayor, Toronto)
  • Ilse Treurnicht (CEO, MaRS)
  • Kristina Verner (Waterfront Toronto, Director, Intelligent Communities)
  • Bernadette Wightman (President, Cisco Canada)

ENJOY: Some of our favorite moments

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