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Tuesday, October 23
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Grand Ballroom AB

Spotlight: Canadian Success Stories

Tuesday, October 23
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Grand Ballroom AB

Spotlight: Canadian Success Stories

CIX showcases and celebrates some of the biggest Canadian startup stories of 2018 — innovative companies that are making waves internationally and achieving major milestones:

Lindsey Goodchild, Co-founder and CEO, Nudge Rewards

Having raised a $5-million Series A last year, Nudge Rewards is set to expand across North America. The Nudge app helps employers like Rogers, Samsung and TELUS engage and reward their employees to boost team performance. Co-founder and CEO Lindsey Goodchild shares her journey building Nudge Rewards into an industry leader, the challenges she faced along the way and her ambitious plans for the future.

In conversation with: Michelle Scarborough, Managing Director, Strategic Investments and Women in Tech, BDC Capital

Michael Katchen, Co-founder and CEO, Wealthsimple

Wealthsimple had a big 2017. After expanding internationally to the U.S. and the UK and tripling their client base, the online investment management company kicked off 2018 by raising $65-million from Power Financial. CEO Michael Katchen lets us in on the company’s journey, his ambitions for the future and Wealthsimple’s exciting partnership with EQ Bank.

In conversation with: Dan Dickinson, Chief Digital Officer, EQ Bank


Michael Litt, Co-founder and CEO, Vidyard

Vidyard is on the rise. The Kitchener, Ont.-based company, which helps sales and marketing teams leverage intelligence and analytics from video, is the leading video platform for business, with powerhouse clients like Microsoft, LinkedIn, Salesforce and Marketo. Co-founder and CEO Michael Litt tells the story behind Vidyard, his future plans for the company and his commitment to corporate social responsibility.

In conversation with: Sid Paquette, Managing Partner, OMERS Ventures


Lindsey Goodchild

Co-Founder & CEO

Nudge Rewards


Michael Katchen

Co-founder and CEO



Michael Litt





Dan Dickinson

Chief Digital Officer

EQ Bank


Sid Paquette

Head, Technology & Innovation Banking

OMERS Ventures


Michelle Scarborough

Managing Partner, Thrive Venture Fund and Women in Technology Venture Fund

BDC Capital



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