Techweek100 Toronto is Live!

By July 13, 2017, 3:35 pm EDT
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We’re proud to announce that Toronto’s Techweek 100 is now live! Every year, we celebrate the 100 best and brightest leaders in each Techweek city. The Techweek100 are the movers and shakers, the builders of Hero Companies or future Hero Companies in their local ecosystems.

We did things a little differently this year by breaking the list into 4 categories:

  1. Rising Startups: Founders of up-and-coming startups growing into Hero Companies
  2. Established Leaders: CEOs that generate sustainable wealth creation, and cultivate spinoffs
  3. Investors: Venture capital professionals investing in Hero Companies
  4. Talent Cultivators: Organization leaders cultivating future founders

Without further ado, here’s the list! Please go to the Toronto page to see links for each of these winners.

Rising Startups

  • Heather Anne Ritchie, Co-Founder, Repable
  • Marie Chevrier, Founder & CEO, Sampler
  • Gimmy Chu, Co-Founder & CEO, Nanoleaf
  • Andrew D’Souza, Co-Founder & CEO, Clearbanc
  • Craig Fitzpatrick, Founder & CEO, PageCloud
  • Ariel Garten, Founder, InteraXon (Muse)
  • Eric Green, CEO and Co-Founder, Askuity
  • Nadia Hamilton, President & Founder, Magnusmode
  • Zak Homuth, Co-Founder & CEO, Upverter
  • Nadya Khoja, Marketing Director, Venngage
  • Lauren Lake, Co-Founder, Bridgit
  • Krista LaRiviere, Founder & CEO, gShift
  • Bianca Lopes, Chief Identity Officer, BioConnect
  • Mauricio Meza, Co-founder & CEO, Komodo OpenLab
  • Mina Mitry, Co Founder & CEO, Kepler Communications Inc.
  • Jennifer Moss, Co-Founder & Chief Communications Officer, Plasticity Labs
  • Latif Nanji, Co-Founder & CEO, Roadmunk
  • Ali Nawab, Founder & CEO, Kiwi
  • Jamie Schneiderman, Founder & CEO, Clearfit
  • Chakameh Shafii, Co-Founder & CEO, TranQool
  • Sherry Shannon, President and CEO, TrustPoint Innovation Technologies, Ltd.
  • Jamie Shulman, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Hubdoc
  • Alan Smithson, CEO, MetaVRse
  • Ivan Tsarynny, CVO and Co-Founder, PostBeyond
  • Lily Tse, Founder & CEO, Think Dirty
  • Nicole Verkindt, Founder & CEO, OMX
  • Eva Wong, Co-Founder & COO, Borrowell
  • Hui Yuan Xiong, Co-Founder, Deep Genomics
  • Elena Yunusov, Founder & Head Marketer, Communicable Inc.
  • Ben Zlotnick, Founder & CEO, Eden App

Established Leaders

  • Jamie Alexander, Co-Founder and CTO, Sensibill Inc.
  • Ali Asaria, Founder & CEO, Tulip Retail
  • Jason Atkins, CEO,
  • Alyssa Atkins, Marketing Lead,
  • Matthew Bailey, Co-Founder, Thalmic Labs
  • Vitalik Buterin, Founder, Ethereum
  • Lori Casselman, Chief Health Officer, League Inc.
  • Brittany Forsyth, SVP of HR, Shopify
  • Michael Gettis, Co-Founder & CEO, Endy Sleep
  • Malgosia Green, Chief Product Officer, Top Hat
  • Darrell Heaps, Founder & CEO, Q4 Inc.
  • Mike Katchen, Co-Founder & CEO, Wealth Simple
  • Allen Lau, Co-Founder & CEO, Wattpad
  • Carol Leaman, CEO, Axonify
  • Gregory Levey, CEO, Figure 1
  • Ted Livingston, CEO, Kik
  • Blair Livingston, CEO, Street Contxt
  • Stuart Lombard, Founder & CEO, Ecobee
  • Karl Martin, Founder & CEO, Nymi
  • Mike McDerment, Co-Founder & CEO, FreshBooks
  • Rebecca McKillican, President & CEO,
  • Brian Mech, President & CEO, eSight Corporation
  • Jacqui Murphy, VP Marketing, Auvik Networks Inc.
  • Carolyn Raab, VP Product Management, Corsa Technology
  • Shahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO, BroadbandTV Corp
  • Matt Rendall, CEO, Clearpath Robotics
  • Yoav Schwartz, Co-Founder & CEO, Uberflip
  • Wehuns Tan, Managing Director, Flipp
  • Jason Theofilos, Co-Founder & CEO, MUNDOmedia
  • Holly Tiessen, SVP Customer Success, Intelex Technologies Inc.
  • Bijan Vaez, Co-Founder & CTO, EventMobi
  • Paul Vallee, President & CEO, Pythian
  • Shelby Walsh, President, Trend Hunter
  • Casper Wong, Co-Founder & COO, Financeit
  • Andy Yang, CEO, 500px
  • Ben Zifkin, CEO, Hubba


  • Tami Zuckerman, Co-Founder & Chief Customer Officer, VarageSale
  • Brian Antonen, Partner, Celtic House Venture Partners
  • Alex Baker, Partner, Relay Ventures
  • Janet Bannister, General Partner, Real Ventures
  • Michael Flood, Managing Director, Northleaf Capital Partners
  • Matt Golden, Managing Director, Golden Venture Partners
  • Gideon Hayden, Co-Founder & Partner, Leaders Fund
  • Jacki Jenuth, Partner, Lumira Capital
  • Anthony Lacavera, Founder & Chairman, Globalive Capital
  • Eva Lau, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Two Small Fish Ventures
  • Michelle McBane, Investment Director, MaRS Discovery District, Investment Accelerator Fund
  • Jane Podbelskaya, Growth Equity Investor, Georgian Partners
  • Lauren Robinson, COO, Highline Beta
  • Whitney Rockley, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, McRock Capital
  • John Ruffolo, CEO, OMERS Ventures
  • Michelle Scarborough, Managing Director, BDC
  • Sunil Sharma, Managing Partner, Extreme Venture Partners and Extreme Accelerator
  • Sanjay Singhal, Venture Partner, Canada, 500 Startups
  • Mark Skapinker, Managing Partner, Brightspark

Talent Cultivators

  • Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Government of Canada
  • Shaharris Beh, CEO, HackerNest
  • Rola Dagher, President, Cisco
  • Sage Franch, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft
  • Breanna Hughes, Co-Founder, Ladies Learning Code
  • Bilal Khan, Founding Managing Director, OneEleven
  • Iain Klugman, CEO, Communitech
  • Michael Litt, Co-Founder and CEO, Vidyard
  • Tiff Macklem, Dean, University of Toronto
  • Heather Payne, Founder & CEO, HackerYou
  • Vicki Saunders, Founder, SheEO Inc
  • Abdullah Snobar, Executive Director, The DMZ at Ryerson University
  • Kristine Stewart, Chief Strategy Officer, Diply
  • John Tory, Mayor, City of Toronto
  • Kristina Verner, VP, Innovation, Sustainability & Prosperity, Waterfront Toronto



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