Agenda

ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIMES

Monday, October 19

3:30 PM

The View From Here: navigating the media landscape post-2020

Sponsored by

An industry already in the midst of unprecedented change, 2020 has only accelerated disruption in the media business. Join us for a deep dive into the top trends shaping the post-2020 media landscape, where the opportunities and challenges are and what the year ahead could bring for the screen-based industries.

Moderating:


Nathalie Lethbridge
Founder and Managing Director
Atonik Digital


Featuring:


Paul Yanover
President
Fandango

Tuesday, October 20

9:30 AM

CIX 2020 Innovator of the Year Presentation and Keynote

Sponsored by

Kitchener-based Miovision wins CIX’s annual Innovator of the Year award for transforming the way cities manage traffic. Miovision uses computer vision, artificial intelligence and advanced modelling to transform the way that cities and towns manage traffic.These cutting-edge tools help cities and towns to better understand, manage, and optimize traffic, enabling them to reduce traffic congestion and emissions, and improve safety. Join this award presentation and fireside chat to hear why Miovision deserves this award.



Featuring:


Navdeep Bains
Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
Government of Canada

Kurtis McBride
Co-Founder and CEO
Miovision

Whitney Rockley
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
McRock Capital

David Wismer, MC
Managing Director & Global Head, Technology Investment & Corporate Banking
BMO Capital Markets, Corp

10:00 AM

CIX Top 20 Early Showcase #1

Investors wait for this all year! Five founders/CEOs from Canada’s most innovative early-stage companies (as determined by the 2020 CIX Selection Committee of 120 investors), will present for 6 minutes each, followed by questions and comments from an Expert Commentator. Judges from Startup World Cup will be evaluating companies in all four CIX Top 20 Early showcases and one will be chosen to represent Canada in the Startup World Cup Grande Finale in May 2021.



Featuring:


Olivier Berger
co-founder
Wondeur

Jonathan Borduas
CEO
Shapeshift 3D

Perry Everett
Head of Business Development
Arylla

Craig Milne
CEO
Copperstone Technologies Ltd.

Sophie Perceval
Co-founder
Wondeur

Claudio Rojas, MC
CEO
National Angel Capital Organization (NACO)

Drew Taylor
CEO
Acorn Biolabs

Expert Commentators:


Neha Khera, Expert Commentator
Partner
2048 Ventures
Invests in: Early stage

Anthony Lacavera, Expert Commentator
CEO
Globalive Investment Holdings Corp

Eva Lau, Expert Commentator
Founding and General Partner
Two Small Fish Ventures

Ned Renzi, Expert Commentator
General Partner
Enjoy The Work

Arden Tse, Expert Commentator
Investment Manager
Yaletown Partners

10:30 AM

Customers at the core: How tech partnerships are changing the way Canadians bank

During this 30 minute session, Alastair Thompson, Global Head of Business Development and Partnerships at TransferWise, in conversation with Mahima Poddar, Senior Vice-President of Digital Banking and Strategy at Equitable Bank, will discuss why the smartest banks and businesses are turning to fintechs to advance their global, growing businesses and best serve customers.


Featuring:


Mahima Poddar
VP, Product & Corporate Development
Equitable Bank

Alastair Thompson
Global Head of Business Development & Partnerships
TransferWise

11:00 AM

Meeting Exchanges Early Stage Investors: First Ascent Ventures, 500 Startups, BDC Capital

For startup founders/CEOs.

Meeting Exchanges are CIX’s popular one-on-one, pre-arranged meetings between entrepreneurs and leading early stage funders/advisors/corporates. These 7 -minute virtual video meetings are a valuable opportunity for advice, building a relationship and potential funding/partnership. Book your meetings through CIXchange from October 2nd to October 15th. Please note, space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Four Meeting Exchange spots can be reserved in advance. Please be on time and if you cannot make it, please cancel so another company can reserve. Please read investors ‘Invests In' carefully to determine if you meet their investment criteria.

Important:

·   For startups only

·   Sign-up by Oct 15 5:00 pm EST

·   After Oct 15, and to meet with additional investors, companies may join a Meeting Exchange WAIT LINE at CIX Digital Summit Oct 20/21

·   Be on time. If you are late, your spot will be given to a company in the wait line


Featuring:


Noah Chaikof, Table host
Investor
First Ascent Ventures
Invests in: All Canada. Series A and beyond, Only Enterprise Software (Any Vertical i.e. Supply Chain, Fintech, Healthcare etc.) Minimum $1M in Annual Recurring Revenue.

Neha Khera, Table host
Partner
2048 Ventures
Invests in: Early stage

Kimberly Yeung, Table host
Principal, Strategic Investments and Women in Technology Venture Fund
BDC Capital

Meeting Exchanges Early Stage Investors: Highline Beta, Jaguar Land Rover, Real Ventures

For startup founders/CEOs.

Meeting Exchanges are CIX’s popular one-on-one, pre-arranged meetings between entrepreneurs and leading early stage funders/advisors/corporates. These 7 -minute virtual video meetings are a valuable opportunity for advice, building a relationship and potential funding/partnership. Book your meetings through CIXchange from October 2nd to October 15th. Please note, space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Four Meeting Exchange spots can be reserved in advance. Please be on time and if you cannot make it, please cancel so another company can reserve. Please read investors ‘Invests In’ carefully to determine if you meet their investment criteria.

Important:

·   For startups only

·   Sign-up by Oct 15 5:00 pm EST

·   After Oct 15, and to meet with additional investors, companies may join a Meeting Exchange wait line at CIX Digital Summit Oct 20/21

·   Be on time. If you are late, your spot will be given to a company in the wait line


Featuring:


Marcus Daniels, Table host
CEO
Highline BETA
Invests in: Pre-seed/ Seed; Interested in collaborating with corporate partners; Canadian

William Morgan, Table host
Portfolio Manager
Jaguar Land Rover
Invests in: early stage, global, all vertical applicable to automotive/mobility (automation, connected, electrification, shared mobility, AI/ML, SaaS, smart cities, sustainability, advanced materials, audio, sensors, etc).

Hamzah Nassif, Table host
Partner
Real Ventures
Invests in: Seed stage, Marketplaces (B2B and B2C), AI-driven SaaS, Future of Work, Fintech, all of Canada

Meeting Exchanges Early Stage Investors: BCF Ventures, Amplify Capital, Information Venture Partners

For startup founders/CEOs.

Meeting Exchanges are CIX’s popular one-on-one, pre-arranged meetings between entrepreneurs and leading early stage funders/advisors/corporates. These 7 -minute virtual video meetings are a valuable opportunity for advice, building a relationship and potential funding/partnership. Book your meetings through CIXchange from October 2nd to October 15th. Please note, space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Four Meeting Exchange spots can be reserved in advance. Please be on time and if you cannot make it, please cancel so another company can reserve. Please read investors ‘Invests In’ carefully to determine if you meet their investment criteria.

Important:

·   For startups only

·   Sign-up by Oct 15 5:00 pm EST

·   After Oct 15, and to meet with additional investors, companies may join a Meeting Exchange WAIT LINE at CIX Digital Summit Oct 20/21

·   Be on time. If you are late, your spot will be given to a company in the wait line


Featuring:


Hasan Basrai, Table host
Associate
Information Venture Partners
Invests in: Early stage (Late Seed, Series A) B2B FinTech or Enterprise SaaS in Canada or the US.

Sergio A Escobar, Table host
CEO & Partner
BCF Ventures
Invests in: B2B SaaS AI , Seed Stage, North America

Kathryn Wortsman, Table host
Managing Partner
Amplify Capital
Invests in: Cleantech, health tech, Education/Workplace tech

Meeting Exchanges Early Stage Investors: Builders VC, BDC Capital

For startup founders/CEOs.

Meeting Exchanges are CIX’s popular one-on-one, pre-arranged meetings between entrepreneurs and leading early stage funders/advisors/corporates. These 7 -minute virtual video meetings are a valuable opportunity for advice, building a relationship and potential funding/partnership. Book your meetings through CIXchange from October 2nd to October 15th. Please note, space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Four Meeting Exchange spots can be reserved in advance. Please be on time and if you cannot make it, please cancel so another company can reserve. Please read investors ‘Invests In’ carefully to determine if you meet their investment criteria.

Important:

·   For startups only

·   Sign-up by Oct 15 5:00 pm EST

·   After Oct 15, and to meet with additional investors, companies may join a Meeting Exchange wait line at CIX Digital Summit Oct 20/21

·   Be on time. If you are late, your spot will be given to a company in the wait line


Featuring:


Mark Blackwell, Table host
General Partner
Builders VC
Invests in: Early stage Agtech, Industrial, Proptech & Construction

Siddartha Krishnan, Table host
Principal
BDC Capital
Invests in: Late Seed to Series A stage, Industrial Technologies, Clean Tech, B2B SaaS (with industrial focus), property tech, AI/ML, Deep Tech, Space Technologies.

WAIT LINE for Meeting Exchanges 11:00am - 12:00pm ET Sessions (opens at 10:00am ET)

WAIT LINE for the October 20th 11:00am - 12:00pm ET Meeting Exchanges Sessions will open at 10:00am ET (one hour before the morning Meeting Exchanges session start time) 

A separate WAIT LINE for CIX Digital Summit Passholders:

- who did not make their Meeting Exchanges selections in advance (before online sign-up closed);

- who did make their advance Meeting Exchanges selections, anwould like to try to get additional Meeting slots that may open up due to no-shows.

WAIT LINE is first-come, first-served. No wait lists will be created. 

We encourage attendees to come to the WAIT LINE to see what spots may be open. 

11:30 AM

Expansion and Funding Opportunities in Asia

Sponsored by

Please join Christopher Chen, Head of the InvestHK presence for Canada, as he presents fundraising opportunities for Canadian companies interested in expanding into Asia Pacific. For those looking at global expansion in the world's most dynamic economic region, Hong Kong offers a wealth of funding avenues. While not a direct investor - InvestHK serves as a gatekeeper and advisor to a vast myriad of public and private funding sources and start-up resources as an agency of the Hong Kong government's Commerce & Economic Development Department. InvestHK is a facilitator for real growth in Asia Pacific, and offers direct networking to banks, insurance companies, government bodies, investors, wealth management professionals, start-up connections, trade associations, professional services, and academia. 

Of the approximately 200 Canadian companies that are located in Hong Kong, InvestHK put more than 170 of them there. From large multinationals like Intact, Manulife, or RBC to small start-ups in their growth stage, InvestHK is always on the lookout to bring innovative companies to an international presence.


Featuring:


Christopher Chen
Head of Investment Promotion, Invest Hong Kong (Canada)
Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office Toronto Attn: InvestHK

Growing Your Media Company: When to Hire, When to Fire

Sponsored by

Scaling your team smartly is one of the most important aspects of building a business. We’ve gathered a pair of founders who are ready to share guidance on how to know when to hire, and when to fire, as you grow. Hear how these leaders have and continue to deal with assessing their internal team’s ability to grow with their companies.


Featuring:


Raja Khanna
Founder
Dark Slope Studios
TOPIC: (Spark) Leveling Up your Digital Business

Lisa Olfman
CEO and Co-Founder
Portfolio Entertainment Inc.

Irene Weibel, MC
Executive Producer

12:00 PM

Atlantic Canada Tech Showcase

Sponsored by

The best from the east!! Presentations from highly rated startups as curated by top investors.

Moderating:


Cathy Bennett
Founder
Sandpiper Ventures


Featuring:


Kathryn Cameron
Chief Operating Officer
Beauceron Security Inc.

Stephen Goddard
Chief Operating Officer
Troj.AI

Karl Greenlaw
CEO
brunvalley

Evan Justason
CEO
Smart Skin Technologies

Tim Rice
CEO
The Rounds

James Rockwood
CEO
CapIntel Inc.

Michael Wright
Co-founder and CEO
MESH Diversity

CIX TOP 20 EARLY AND CIX TOP 10 GROWTH INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL LOUNGE - sponsored by BDC

Sponsored by

Open to all CIX delegates, this interactive virtual lounge is as close to the in-person networking experience as you can get! From the comfort and safety of your home, you can see ‘who’s in the room’ and move freely from table to table for video chat networking.

Meet the 2020 CIX Top 20 Early and CIX Top 10 Growth companies, or meet with our sponsor, BDC; find them at their own branded tables.

You can also search other delegates and invite them to private or group video meetings at general seating tables.

Take a seat at a table to join a conversation. It’s that easy!

 

To enter the Virtual Lounge (during open hours), follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or DESKTOP (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 
  2. Use a CHROME Browser 
  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience
  4. Click on the “Lounge/room" link provided by CIX 
  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  
  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform. Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for the CIX event, so that the system recognizes you as a CIX delegate
  7. Enter “the venue”

 

The CIX TOP 20 EARLY AND CIX TOP 10 GROWTH INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL LOUNGE is open the following times:  

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

12:00 – 1:00pm EDT

4:00 – 5:00pm EDT

 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

12:00 – 1:00pm EDT

4:00 – 5:00pm EDT 

 

Only registered CIX delegates have approved access into the CIX TOP 20 EARLY AND CIX TOP 10 GROWTH INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL LOUNGE.

12:30 PM

30 Minutes with BDC Capital

Sponsored by

Entrepreneurs and investors are invited to join BDC Capital’s Alison Nankivell and Michelle Scarborough as they share BDC’s early-stage and indirect investment strategies. Bring your questions for interactive Q & A.


Featuring:


Alison Nankivell
Vice President Fund Investments and Global Scaling
BDC Capital

Michelle Scarborough
Managing Partner, Strategic Investments and Women in Technology Venture Fund
BDC Capital

1:00 PM

CIX Top 20 Early Showcase #2

Investors wait for this all year! Five founders/CEO’s from Canada’s most innovative early-stage companies (as determined by the 2020 CIX Selection Committee of 120 investors), will present for 6 minutes each, followed by questions and comments from an Expert Commentator. Judges from Startup World Cup will be evaluating companies in all four CIX Top 20 Early showcases and one will be chosen to represent Canada in the Startup World Cup Grande Finale in May 2021.



Featuring:


Harjeet Bajaj
Founder & CEO
Savormetrics Inc.

Daniel Dubois
Co-Founder/President
Key

Karim S Karim
Chief Technology Officer
KA Imaging

Rob Richards
Co-Founder and CEO
Key

Claudio Rojas, MC
CEO
National Angel Capital Organization (NACO)

Sam Vlessing
CEO
CommerceBear

Arash Zohoor
Co-founder & CEO
Inkblot Technologies Inc.

Expert Commentators:


Peter Bloch, Expert Commentator
Growth Coach
Communitech

Bruce Croxon, Expert Commentator
Managing Partner
Round13 Capital

Nicole LeBlanc, Expert Commentator
Director, Investments

Howard Lis, Expert Commentator
President
LisCapital

Kathryn Wortsman, Expert Commentator
Managing Partner
Amplify Capital
Invests in: Cleantech, health tech, Education/Workplace tech

1:30 PM

The Media Business Pitch: When, How, and Who to Pitch

Sponsored by

It’s critical for entrepreneurs to think strategically about how to raise capital, and how they can best position their companies as potential investments. Join us as we unpack how these media founders put the Business Pitch puzzle pieces together: what to consider when building your business, how to know when it’s ready to be pitched, and where to find the right financial backers. 


Featuring:


Mark Bishop
Co-CEO & Executive Producer
marblemedia

Ken Faier
El Presidente & CEO
Epic Story Media

Laurie May
Founder and Co-President
Elevation Pictures Corp.

Sharon Zohar, MC
Founder/CEO
The Big Push

2:00 PM

CIX Networking Roundtables: MaRS, Sampler, CAIL, Plaza Ventures, Tehama, Goodmans LLP

Facilitated by an entrepreneur or investor, CIX Roundtables are interactive video networking sessions of up to 10 delegates with interest in the same topic. A great opportunity to re-create the conference networking experience to meet new people or re-connect with colleagues while discussing issues that matter to your business. These are on the agenda and delegates must pre-book by Oct 15 5:00 PM EST. You may sign up for a total of two (2) roundtable discussions, one on each day.

It is not a presentation, but a networking opportunity, topic driven, all participants on video. Facilitators and their topics are listed below.

 

Important:

·   You must sign-up by Oct 15 at 5:00 pm EST.

·   Be on time. If you cannot join, please cancel your sign-up before Oct 15 at 5:00 pm EST.


Featuring:


Daneal Charney, Table host
Executive in Residence, Venture Services
MaRS Discovery District
TOPIC: 6 People Metrics that Matter to Scaling Tech Businesses

Marie Chevrier, Table host
Founder and CEO
Sampler
TOPIC; RetailTECH

Matthew Leibowitz, Table host
General Partner
Plaza Ventures
ROUNDTABLE TOPIC: Effective Communication with Your Investors and Board Invests in: Series A, B scaling companies

Tara Parker, Table host
Partner
Goodmans LLP
TOPIC: (Spark) When You Do and Don't Need a Lawyer

Ron Thompson, Table host
CEO
CAIL
TOPIC: Investor / Founder : Improving Outcomes with Complimenting Competencies

Paul Vallee, Table host
Founder & CEO
Tehama
TOPIC: The Future of a Secure Digital Workforce in 2021

2:30 PM

The Current M & A Landscape

Sponsored by

Is the coronavirus pandemic and corresponding economic downturn a time to halt acquisitions or pursue them? Hear from experts on the impact on current deals, anticipated deal volume, top deal-type objectives, sector multiples and valuation metrics, when to sell, how to prepare your company, and how deals are being structured.

Moderating:


Jordan French
Founder and Executive Editor
Grit Daily


Featuring:


Daniel Lee
Managing Director, Technology & Innovation, Mid-Market Investment Banking
CIBC

Mark Longo
Partner
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Negotiating for Women Entrepreneurs Masterclass

Negotiation is essential for getting what we want, need & deserve - in business or in life.

It helps us earn revenue that reflects the true value we’re delivering. It’s how we’ll bring in projects under-budget and on-time, land dream clients, and build strong relationships with vendors, partners and investors. Stepping up and speaking out to make the ask can be intimidating, and avoiding the conversations all together is a tempting choice. But it's worth it. 


In this workshop we’ll cover:

  • What it really means to be a great negotiator

  • The truths and myths of gender

  • How to minimize impact from gender bias in your preparation and execution


Featuring:


Devon Smiley
Negotiation & Commercial Consultant
Devon Smiley

3:00 PM

CIX Top 10 Growth Showcase #1

Sponsored by

Investors wait for this all year! Five founders/CEOs from Canada’s most innovative growth-stage companies (as determined by the 2020 CIX Selection Committee of 120 investors), will present for 6 minutes each, followed by questions and comments from an Expert Commentator.


Featuring:


Liran Belenzon
CEO
BenchSci

Eli Fathi
CEO
MindBridge Analytics Inc.

Jon Lipinski
Co-Founder and President
Ecopia.AI

Mike Murchison
CEO
Ada

Christian Weedbrook
Founder and CEO
Xanadu Quantum Technologies

Margo Wu, MC
Lead Investor
Georgian

Expert Commentators:


Sam Haffar, Expert Commentator
Principal
Real Ventures

Krista Jones, Expert Commentator
Founding Executive, Momentum and VP, Venture Services
MaRS Discovery District

Asif Moosani, Expert Commentator
Investor
Gradient Ventures
ROUNDTABLE TOPIC: The transition and differences from entrepreneurship to venture

Sid Paquette, Expert Commentator
Head, Technology & Innovation Banking
RBC

Boris Wertz, Expert Commentator
Founding Partner
Version One Ventures

Meeting Exchanges Early Stage Investors: DMZ Ventures, Fastbreak Ventures, MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund, BDC

For startup founders/CEOs.

Meeting Exchanges are CIX’s popular one-on-one, pre-arranged meetings between entrepreneurs and leading early stage funders/advisors/corporates. These 7 -minute virtual video meetings are a valuable opportunity for advice, building a relationship and potential funding/partnership. Book your meetings through CIXchange from October 2nd to October 15th. Please note, space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Four Meeting Exchange spots can be reserved in advance. Please be on time and if you cannot make it, please cancel so another company can reserve. Please read investors ‘Invests In' carefully to determine if you meet their investment criteria.

Important:

·   For startups only

·   Sign-up by Oct 15 5:00 pm EST

·   After Oct 15, and to meet with additional investors, companies may join a Meeting Exchange WAIT LINE at CIX Digital Summit Oct 20/21

·   Be on time. If you are late, your spot will be given to a company in the wait line


Featuring:


Alexander Barclay, Table host
Sr. Investment Manager
MaRS IAF
Invests in: Seed stage (i.e. signs of external, arm's length validation); Ontario; SaaS; Enterprise Cloud; Data Analytics

Aman Goyal, Table host
Associate Principal
BDC Capital
Invests in: All stages, Industrial technologies, all Canada

Sen Sachi, Table host
Director, Global Startup Pipeline & Community Relations
DMZ Ventures
Invests in: early stage, sector-agnostic, all Canada

Matt Saunders, Table host
Co-Founder
Fastbreak Ventures
Invests in: seed stage, enterprise b2b solutions, industry agnostic

Meeting Exchanges Early Stage Investors: Relay Ventures, Whitecap Venture Partners, BDC

For startup founders/CEOs.

Meeting Exchanges are CIX’s popular one-on-one, pre-arranged meetings between entrepreneurs and leading early stage funders/advisors/corporates. These 7 -minute virtual video meetings are a valuable opportunity for advice, building a relationship and potential funding/partnership. Book your meetings through CIXchange from October 2nd to October 15th. Please note, space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Four Meeting Exchange spots can be reserved in advance. Please be on time and if you cannot make it, please cancel so another company can reserve. Please read investors ‘Invests In’ carefully to determine if you meet their investment criteria.

Important:

·   For startups only

·   Sign-up by Oct 15 5:00 pm EST

·   After Oct 15, and to meet with additional investors, companies may join a Meeting Exchange WAIT LINE at CIX Digital Summit Oct 20/21

·   Be on time. If you are late, your spot will be given to a company in the wait line


Featuring:


John Albright, Table host
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Relay Ventures
Invests in: Early stage (seed) sports and gaming tech and proptech

Melissa Belbeck, Table host
Sr. Associate
Whitecap Venture Partners
Invests in: Early stage: Seed/ Series A candidates. Medtech, Foodtech, or General B2B tech companies located in central or eastern Canada

Alexandre Prefontaine, Table host
Associate
BDC Capital
Invests in: Seed to Growth, Industrial application of AI, Robotic, Supply chain, B2B, Hardware, Agtech, Foodtech, IIoT, all Canada

WAIT LINE for Meeting Exchanges 3:00pm - 4:30pm ET Sessions (opens at 2:00pm ET)

WAIT LINE for the October 20th 3:00pm - 4:30pmET Meeting Exchanges Sessions will open at 2:00pm ET (one hour before the morning Meeting Exchanges session start time) 

A separate WAIT LINE for CIX Digital Summit Passholders:

- who did not make their Meeting Exchanges selections in advance (before online sign-up closed);

- who did make their advance Meeting Exchanges selections, anwould like to try to get additional Meeting slots that may open up due to no-shows.

WAIT LINE is first-come, first-served. No wait lists will be created. 

We encourage attendees to come to the WAIT LINE to see what spots may be open. 

3:30 PM

The Future of Higher Education

The Coronavirus pandemic is forcing global experimentation with remote teaching. There are many indicators that this crisis is going to transform education. How will we know if virtual learning is successful? As this crisis-driven experiment occurs, we should be collecting data and paying attention to the following three questions about higher education’s business model and the accessibility of quality post-secondary education.

•            Do students really need a four-year residential experience?

•            What improvements are required in IT infrastructure to make it more suitable for online education?

•            What training efforts are required for faculty and students to facilitate changes in mindsets and behaviors?


Featuring:


Nina Bilimoria Angelo
VP, Product Marketing
Top Hat

Alexander Merrill
Founder
Alliance Tutoring

Christina Spirou Perdikoulias
President and COO
DigitalEd

Fatima Zaidi, MC
Co-founder, CEO
Quill Inc.

Raising capital takes a lot more than a pitch deck

Raising capital is a discipline that, when mastered, can fuel a startup’s potential; and when ignored, can doom a venture before it starts. Contrary to most of what a young entrepreneur reads, there is a method to the madness of fundraising... and it involves a great deal more than just a pitch deck.

Enjoy The Work advises 50~ startups located across the globe and has guided more than 100 fundraises totaling more than $400M of venture capital. In an entertaining and incredibly fast paced 30 min talk the founder of Enjoy The Work Jonathan Lowenhar will share the firm's approach to capital raising hard earned over dozens of raises ranging from $100k to $75M. 



Featuring:


Jonathan Lowenhar
Founder & Managing Partner
Enjoy The Work

4:00 PM

CIX TOP 20 EARLY AND CIX TOP 10 GROWTH INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL LOUNGE - sponsored by BDC

Sponsored by

Open to all CIX delegates, this interactive virtual lounge is as close to the in-person networking experience as you can get! From the comfort and safety of your home, you can see ‘who’s in the room’ and move freely from table to table for video chat networking.

Meet the 2020 CIX Top 20 Early and CIX Top 10 Growth companies, or meet with our sponsor, BDC; find them at their own branded tables.

You can also search other delegates and invite them to private or group video meetings at general seating tables.

Take a seat at a table to join a conversation. It’s that easy!

 

To enter the Virtual Lounge (during open hours), follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or DESKTOP (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 
  2. Use a CHROME Browser 
  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience
  4. Click on the “Lounge/room" link provided by CIX 
  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  
  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform. Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for the CIX event, so that the system recognizes you as a CIX delegate
  7. Enter “the venue”

  

The CIX TOP 20 EARLY AND CIX TOP 10 GROWTH INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL LOUNGE is open the following times:  

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

12:00 – 1:00pm EDT

4:00 – 5:00pm EDT

 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

12:00 – 1:00pm EDT

4:00 – 5:00pm EDT 

 

Only registered CIX delegates have approved access into the CIX TOP 20 EARLY AND CIX TOP 10 GROWTH INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL LOUNGE.

Wednesday, October 21

10:00 AM

CIX Top 20 Early Showcase #3

Investors wait for this all year! Five founders/CEOs from Canada’s most innovative early-stage companies (as determined by the 2020 CIX Selection Committee of 120 investors), will present for 6 minutes each, followed by questions and comments from an Expert Commentator. Judges from Startup World Cup will be evaluating companies in all four CIX Top 20 Early showcases and one will be chosen to represent Canada in the Startup World Cup Grande Finale in May 2021.


Featuring:


Andre Bertram
CEO
HelpWear

Saroop Bharwani
Founder and CEO
Senso.ai

Balaji Gopalan
Co-Founder and CEO
MedStack

Jean Le Bouthillier
Founder & CEO
Qohash Inc.

Prashant Matta
Partner
Panache Ventures

Claudio Rojas, MC
CEO
National Angel Capital Organization (NACO)

Mike Wesolowski
Chief Executive Officer
Luxsonic Technologies, Inc.

Expert Commentators:


Chris Albinson, Expert Commentator
Co-Founder & Managing Director
BreakawayGrowth Fund

Sergio A Escobar, Expert Commentator
CEO & Partner
BCF Ventures
Invests in: B2B SaaS AI , Seed Stage, North America

Deepak Kaura, Expert Commentator
Chief Medical Officer
1QBit

Derek Luke, Expert Commentator
CEO
Muse

11:00 AM

Meeting Exchanges Growth Stage Investors: Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Espresso Capital, CITIC Capital

For startup founders/CEOs.

Meeting Exchanges are CIX’s popular one-on-one, pre-arranged meetings between entrepreneurs and leading early stage funders/advisors/corporates. These 7 -minute virtual video meetings are a valuable opportunity for advice, building a relationship and potential funding/partnership. Book your meetings through CIXchange from October 2nd to October 15th. Please note, space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Four Meeting Exchange spots can be reserved in advance. Please be on time and if you cannot make it, please cancel so another company can reserve. Please read investors ‘Invests In’ carefully to determine if you meet their investment criteria.

Important:

·   For startups only

·   Sign-up by Oct 15 5:00 pm EST

·   After Oct 15, and to meet with additional investors, companies may join a Meeting Exchange WAIT LINE at CIX Digital Summit Oct 20/21

·   Be on time. If you are late, your spot will be given to a company in the wait line


Featuring:


Nayla Chebli, Table host
Investment Director, VC & Technologies
Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec
Invests in: Later Stage VC and growth Tech, all Canada, agnostic in terms of vertical but with a preference for SaaS businesses

Mark Gilbert, Table host
Director
Espresso Capital
Invests in: Growth stage and later, all technology, all of Canada

Fanglu Wang, Table host
Senior Managing Director
CITIC CAPITAL
Invests in: Growth stage, focusing on clean technology, waste treatment, transport and logistics sectors

Meeting Exchanges Growth Stage Investors: Revolution Growth, Plaza Ventures, Flow Capital Corp.

For startup founders/CEOs.

Meeting Exchanges are CIX’s popular one-on-one, pre-arranged meetings between entrepreneurs and leading early stage funders/advisors/corporates. These 7 -minute virtual video meetings are a valuable opportunity for advice, building a relationship and potential funding/partnership. Book your meetings through CIXchange from October 2nd to October 15th. Please note, space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Four Meeting Exchange spots can be reserved in advance. Please be on time and if you cannot make it, please cancel so another company can reserve. Please read investors ‘Invests In’ carefully to determine if you meet their investment criteria.

Important:

·   For startups only

·   Sign-up by Oct 15 5:00 pm EST

·   After Oct 15, and to meet with additional investors, companies may join a Meeting Exchange WAIT LINE at CIX Digital Summit Oct 20/21

·   Be on time. If you are late, your spot will be given to a company in the wait line


Featuring:


Patrick Conroy, Table host
Principal
Revolution Growth
Invests in: Growth stage ($10m ARR+) businesses across consumer internet, software, media, fintech, and supply chain verticals.

Matthew Leibowitz, Table host
General Partner
Plaza Ventures
ROUNDTABLE TOPIC: Effective Communication with Your Investors and Board Invests in: Series A, B scaling companies

Kutral Veerabadran, Table host
Principal
Flow Capital Corp.
Invests in: Growth Capital in the form of minimally dilutive Venture Debt/Royalty structures. Looking to meet with companies with at least $4M in Annual Revenue (or ~$2.5M in ARR). Geographic focus: US/Canada/UK Industry focus: Agnostic

Meeting Exchanges Growth Stage Investors: Telus Ventures, Summit Partners, Round13 Capital

For startup founders/CEOs.

Meeting Exchanges are CIX’s popular one-on-one, pre-arranged meetings between entrepreneurs and leading early stage funders/advisors/corporates. These 7 -minute virtual video meetings are a valuable opportunity for advice, building a relationship and potential funding/partnership. Book your meetings through CIXchange from October 2nd to October 15th. Please note, space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Four Meeting Exchange spots can be reserved in advance. Please be on time and if you cannot make it, please cancel so another company can reserve. Please read investors ‘Invests In’ carefully to determine if you meet their investment criteria.

Important:

·   For startups only

·   Sign-up by Oct 15 5:00 pm EST

·   After Oct 15, and to meet with additional investors, companies may join a Meeting Exchange WAIT LINE at CIX Digital Summit Oct 20/21

·   Be on time. If you are late, your spot will be given to a company in the wait line


Featuring:


Jay Crone, Table host
Investment Director
TELUS Ventures
Invests in: Growth stage, Health tech, ag tech, IoT, Connected Consumer, Canada, USA, Israel, UK, Aus/NZ

Len Ferrington, Table host
Managing Director
Summit Partners
Invests in: Growth-stage Software, communications technology, robotics and automation, all Canada

Craig Strong, Table host
Partner
Round13 Capital
Invests in: Growth stage - Series A/B, vertically and geographically agnostic

Meeting Exchanges Growth Stage Investors: TSX Inc., VERTU Capital, Telus Ventures

For startup founders/CEOs.

Meeting Exchanges are CIX’s popular one-on-one, pre-arranged meetings between entrepreneurs and leading early stage funders/advisors/corporates. These 7 -minute virtual video meetings are a valuable opportunity for advice, building a relationship and potential funding/partnership. Book your meetings through CIXchange from October 2nd to October 15th. Please note, space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Four Meeting Exchange spots can be reserved in advance. Please be on time and if you cannot make it, please cancel so another company can reserve. Please read investors ‘Invests In’ carefully to determine if you meet their investment criteria.

Important:

·   For startups only

·   Sign-up by Oct 15 5:00 pm EST

·   After Oct 15, and to meet with additional investors, companies may join a Meeting Exchange WAIT LINE at CIX Digital Summit Oct 20/21

·   Be on time. If you are late, your spot will be given to a company in the wait line


Featuring:


Dani Lipkin, Table host
Innovation Sector Head, Capital Formation
TSX Inc.
Invests in: Growth stage

Gil Nayot, Table host
Partner
VERTU Capital
Invests in: Growth stage, enterprise software, Canadian businesses

Jon Wolkin, Table host
Investment Director
TELUS Ventures
Invests in: Health tech, ag tech, IoT, Connected Consumer, Canada, USA, Israel, UK, Aus/NZ

WAIT LINE for Meeting Exchanges 11:00am - 12:00pm ET Sessions (opens at 10:00am ET)

WAIT LINE for the October 21st 11:00am - 12:00pm ET Meeting Exchanges Sessions will open at 10:00am ET (one hour before the morning Meeting Exchanges session start time) 

A separate WAIT LINE for CIX Digital Summit Passholders:

- who did not make their Meeting Exchanges selections in advance (before online sign-up closed);

- who did make their advance Meeting Exchanges selections, anwould like to try to get additional Meeting slots that may open up due to no-shows.

WAIT LINE is first-come, first-served. No wait lists will be created. 

We encourage attendees to come to the WAIT LINE to see what spots may be open. 

11:30 AM

Intuit Prosperity Accelerator Showcase

Sponsored by

Introducing the inaugural cohort of the Intuit Prosperity Accelerator, powered by Highline Beta, presented by Intuit Canada’s Country Manager, David Marquis. Hear from the founders/CEOs of selected early stage startups about how their innovations can help solve the financial challenges that Canadian small businesses and consumers will face in the wake of COVID-19. The session will be followed by Q&A from the audience.


Featuring:


Jesse Abrams
CEO
Homewise

Blaine Bertsch
CEO
Dryrun

Félix Deschatelets
Co-Founder & CEO
Emma

David Marquis
Country Manager, Canada
Intuit

Wally Vogel
Director
Sparcblock

Canadian Technology Accelerator in Asia: Successes through Virtual Programming

Sponsored by

Join us to hear about the Global Affairs, Trade Commissioner Services CTA program. With last year’s launch of the Asia CTA program, we have learned a couple things about virtual programming! The workshop will give an overview of our four Asia CTA posts, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Taipei and Singapore.



Featuring:


Andrea Clements
Director of High Intensity Services
Global Affairs Canada

Tom Cumming
Deputy Director of Intensity Services (Toronto Office)
Global Affairs Canada

Lauren McCullagh
Trade Commissioner-Asia CTA
Global Affairs Canada

Michael Pasket
Director of Sales
Mappedin

Deborah Rojas
Trade Commissioner-CTA Program (Toronto Regional Office)
Global Affairs Canada

12:00 PM

Accelerate your journey to market

Sponsored by

Learn about Innovative Solutions Canada and Explore IP. Innovative Solutions Canada is a Government of Canada program that funds R&D and tests prototypes in real-life settings through two streams dedicated to Canadian innovators who want to start, grow and get to market. Explore IP is Canada's IP Marketplace: a new, online resource for businesses to explore possible licensing and collaboration opportunities with public sector patent holders.


Featuring:


Matthieu Foreman
Outreach Officer, Innovative Solutions Canada
Government of Canada

Frederic Papillion
Senior Outreach Officer; ExploreIP, Innovation Canada
Government of Canada

CIX TOP 20 EARLY AND CIX TOP 10 GROWTH INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL LOUNGE - sponsored by BDC

Sponsored by

Open to all CIX delegates, this interactive virtual lounge is as close to the in-person networking experience as you can get! From the comfort and safety of your home, you can see ‘who’s in the room’ and move freely from table to table for video chat networking.

Meet the 2020 CIX Top 20 Early and CIX Top 10 Growth companies, or meet with our sponsor, BDC; find them at their own branded tables.

You can also search other delegates and invite them to private or group video meetings at general seating tables.

Take a seat at a table to join a conversation. It’s that easy!

 

To enter the Virtual Lounge (during open hours), follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or DESKTOP (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 
  2. Use a CHROME Browser 
  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience
  4. Click on the “Lounge/room" link provided by CIX  
  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  
  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform. Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for the CIX event, so that the system recognizes you as a CIX delegate
  7. Enter “the venue”

  

The CIX TOP 20 EARLY AND CIX TOP 10 GROWTH INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL LOUNGE is open the following times:  

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

12:00 – 1:00pm EDT

4:00 – 5:00pm EDT

 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

12:00 – 1:00pm EDT

4:00 – 5:00pm EDT 

 

Only registered CIX delegates have approved access into the CIX TOP 20 EARLY AND CIX TOP 10 GROWTH INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL LOUNGE.

12:30 PM

Inclusive Investing

Venture Capital has a reputation for being among the least diverse industries in the world. It’s a self-perpetuating prophecy: most of the industry’s capital still flows to a relatively narrow group of founders who tend to have things in common with the VCs themselves. For minority founders, this leaves a huge funding gap. Founders and VCs discuss their experience, insights and strategies for addressing the inclusive and culture issues in the tech industry.


Featuring:


Amoye Henry
Co-Founder
Pitch Better

Jodi Kovitz
CEO & Founder
Move The Dial

Hamzah Nassif
Partner
Real Ventures
Invests in: Seed stage, Marketplaces (B2B and B2C), AI-driven SaaS, Future of Work, Fintech, all of Canada

1:00 PM

CIX Top 20 Early Showcase #4

Investors wait for this all year! Five founders/CEO’s from Canada’s most innovative early-stage companies (as determined by the 2020 CIX Selection Committee of 120 investors), will present for 6 minutes each, followed by questions and comments from an Expert Commentator. Judges from Startup World Cup will be evaluating companies in all four CIX Top 20 Early showcases and one will be chosen to represent Canada in the Startup World Cup Grande Finale in May 2021.



Featuring:


David Bloom
Founder & CEO
LevelJump Software Corp.

Catherine Dahl
Chief Executive Officer
Beanworks

Darryl Hicks
Founder, CEO
FlexPay

Sean Hinton
Founder & CEO
SkyHive

Devashish Paul
CEO & Founder
BluWave-ai

Claudio Rojas, MC
CEO
National Angel Capital Organization (NACO)

Expert Commentators:


Maor Amar, Expert Commentator
Managing Partner
Impression Ventures

Daniel Pinault, Expert Commentator
Principal
Cycle Capital Management

Sen Sachi, Expert Commentator
Director, Global Startup Pipeline & Community Relations
DMZ Ventures
Invests in: early stage, sector-agnostic, all Canada

Michelle Scarborough, Expert Commentator
Managing Partner, Strategic Investments and Women in Technology Venture Fund
BDC Capital

Emily Walsh, Expert Commentator
Lead Investor
Georgian
Invests in: growth-stage

2:00 PM

CIX Networking Roundtables: Reformulary Group, Dark Slope, Gradient Ventures, LowestRates.ca

Facilitated by an entrepreneur or investor, CIX Roundtables are interactive video networking sessions of up to 10 delegates with interest in the same topic. A great opportunity to re-create the conference networking experience to meet new people or re-connect with colleagues while discussing issues that matter to your business. These are on the agenda and delegates must pre-book by Oct 15 5:00 PM EST. You may sign up for a total of two (2) roundtable discussions, one on each day.

It is not a presentation, but a networking opportunity, topic driven, all participants on video. Facilitators and their topics are listed below.

 

Important:

·   You must sign-up by Oct 15 at 5:00 pm EST.

·   Be on time. If you cannot join, please cancel your sign-up before Oct 15 at 5:00 pm EST.


Featuring:


Raja Khanna, Table host
Founder
Dark Slope Studios
TOPIC: (Spark) Leveling Up your Digital Business

Asif Moosani, Table host
Investor
Gradient Ventures
ROUNDTABLE TOPIC: The transition and differences from entrepreneurship to venture

Helen Stevenson, Table host
Founder and CEO
Reformulary Group
TOPIC: Women Raising Capital

Justin Thouin, Table host
Co-Founder & CEO
LowestRates.ca
TOPIC: Bootstrapping

Private Meeting; Private 20-minute Meetings to discuss Your Company’s Strategy for Expansion into Asia

Sponsored by

For those companies with global or Asian expansion plans, InvestHK is offering direct one-on-one private meetings to discuss your goals and potential solutions. Learn more about tailored opportunities to get into the Asia market.  For those looking at global expansion in the world's most dynamic economic region, Hong Kong offers a wealth of funding avenues. While not a direct investor - InvestHK serves as a gatekeeper and advisor to a vast myriad of public and private funding sources and start-up resources. InvestHK offers direct networking to banks, insurance companies, government bodies, investors, wealth management professionals, start-up connections, trade associations, professional services, and academia. 

Reserve your meeting by Oct 15 at 5:00 pm EST

 


Featuring:


Christopher Chen
Head of Investment Promotion, Invest Hong Kong (Canada)
Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office Toronto Attn: InvestHK

2:30 PM

Showcase - DMZ Black Innovation Fellowship

Sponsored by

Presentations by founders from Ryerson DMZ’s Black Innovation Fellowship (BIF) program. BIF was launched in 2019 as Canada’s first incubator program designed to strengthen Black-owned startups by giving them the resources needed to thrive: including access to best-in-class programming, high-calibre mentors and the right connections to industry and capital.


Featuring:


Edgar Brown
Co-founder, CEO
FitDrive

Farah Brunache
CEO
Lagatos

Zeze Peters
Founder
Beam.city Inc

Boyd Reid
Co-founder, COO
Hop In

Abdullah Snobar, MC
CEO
DMZ Ventures

Special Announcement: Winner of Canadian Regional for Startup World Cup

Sponsored by


Featuring:


Noah Leshan
Investor at Pegasus Tech Ventures and Partnerships Manager of the Startup World Cup
Pegasus Tech Ventures

3:00 PM

CIX Top 10 Growth Showcase #2

Sponsored by

Investors wait for this all year! Five founders/CEO’s from Canada’s most innovative growth-stage companies (as determined by the 2020 CIX Selection Committee of 120 investors), will present for 6 minutes each, followed by questions and comments from an Expert Commentator.



Featuring:


Jean-Nicolas Guillemette
Chief Operating Officer
Dialogue Technologies Inc

Steven Kramer
President & CEO
WorkJam

Brandon Luft
Co-Founder & CEO
Shipfusion

Mark Scott
CEO
Fully Managed

Mike Silagadze
CEO
Top Hat

Margo Wu, MC
Lead Investor
Georgian

Expert Commentators:


Paul Desmarais III, Expert Commentator
Chairman and CEO
Sagard Holdings

Dennis Kavelman, Expert Commentator
Partner
Inovia Capital

Justin LaFayette, Expert Commentator
Managing Partner
Georgian Partners

Sanjiv Samant, Expert Commentator
Managing Partner
Round13 Growth Fund

David Wismer, Expert Commentator
Managing Director & Global Head, Technology Investment & Corporate Banking
BMO Capital Markets, Corp

Meeting Exchanges Early & Growth Stage Investors: Framework Venture Partners, AngelList, BDC Capital

For startup founders/CEOs.

Meeting Exchanges are CIX’s popular one-on-one, pre-arranged meetings between entrepreneurs and leading early stage funders/advisors/corporates. These 7 -minute virtual video meetings are a valuable opportunity for advice, building a relationship and potential funding/partnership. Book your meetings through CIXchange from October 2nd to October 15th. Please note, space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Four Meeting Exchange spots can be reserved in advance. Please be on time and if you cannot make it, please cancel so another company can reserve. Please read investors ‘Invests In’ carefully to determine if you meet their investment criteria.

Important:

·   For startups only

·   Sign-up by Oct 15 5:00 pm EST

·   After Oct 15, and to meet with additional investors, companies may join a Meeting Exchange WAIT LINE at CIX Digital Summit Oct 20/21

·   Be on time. If you are late, your spot will be given to a company in the wait line


Featuring:


Anne-Marie Bourgeois, Table host
Partner, Intellectual Property-Backed Financing
BDC Capital

Ajay Gopal, Table host
Principal
Framework Venture Partners
Invests in: early and growth stage: AI, machine learning, fintech, Canada

Alexander Norman, Table host
Canadian Partner
AngelList
Invests in: Early stage, all Canada

Meeting Exchanges Growth Stage Investors: Ontario Capital Growth Corporation, Georgian, TIMIA Capital

For startup founders/CEOs.

Meeting Exchanges are CIX’s popular one-on-one, pre-arranged meetings between entrepreneurs and leading early stage funders/advisors/corporates. These 7 -minute virtual video meetings are a valuable opportunity for advice, building a relationship and potential funding/partnership. Book your meetings through CIXchange from October 2nd to October 15th. Please note, space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Four Meeting Exchange spots can be reserved in advance. Please be on time and if you cannot make it, please cancel so another company can reserve. Please read investors ‘Invests In’ carefully to determine if you meet their investment criteria.

Important:

·   For startups only

·   Sign-up by Oct 15 5:00 pm EST

·   After Oct 15, and to meet with additional investors, companies may join a Meeting Exchange WAIT LINE at CIX Digital Summit Oct 20/21

·   Be on time. If you are late, your spot will be given to a company in the wait line


Featuring:


Rob Foxall, Table host
VP, Origination
Timia Capital

Brenda Hogan, Table host
Chief Investment Officer
Ontario Capital Growth Corporation
Invests in: ICT, Lifescience, Cleantech

Emily Walsh, Table host
Lead Investor
Georgian
Invests in: growth-stage

Meeting Exchanges Growth Stage Investors: Yaletown Partners, BDC, Harbourvest Partners

For startup founders/CEOs.

Meeting Exchanges are CIX’s popular one-on-one, pre-arranged meetings between entrepreneurs and leading early stage funders/advisors/corporates. These 7 -minute virtual video meetings are a valuable opportunity for advice, building a relationship and potential funding/partnership. Book your meetings through CIXchange from October 2nd to October 15th. Please note, space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Four Meeting Exchange spots can be reserved in advance. Please be on time and if you cannot make it, please cancel so another company can reserve. Please read investors ‘Invests In’ carefully to determine if you meet their investment criteria.

Important:

·   For startups only

·   Sign-up by Oct 15 5:00 pm EST

·   After Oct 15, and to meet with additional investors, companies may join a Meeting Exchange WAIT LINE at CIX Digital Summit Oct 20/21

·   Be on time. If you are late, your spot will be given to a company in the wait line


Featuring:


Steven Abrams, Table host
Partner, IT Venture Fund
BDC
Invests in: All stages, tech across Canada

Sophia Maizel
Vice President
HarbourVest Partners
Invests in: Growth stage technology companies, no geographic limitations

Michael Sfalcin, Table host
Principal
Yaletown Partners
Invests in: Emerging growth, Cleantech Software and B2B SaaS, Canada

Meeting Exchanges Early and Growth Stage Investors: Vanedge, Georgian, OPN/The Supporters Fund

For startup founders/CEOs.

Meeting Exchanges are CIX’s popular one-on-one, pre-arranged meetings between entrepreneurs and leading early stage funders/advisors/corporates. These 7 -minute virtual video meetings are a valuable opportunity for advice, building a relationship and potential funding/partnership. Book your meetings through CIXchange from October 2nd to October 15th. Please note, space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Four Meeting Exchange spots can be reserved in advance. Please be on time and if you cannot make it, please cancel so another company can reserve. Please read investors ‘Invests In’ carefully to determine if you meet their investment criteria.

Important:

·   For startups only

·   Sign-up by Oct 15 5:00 pm EST

·   After Oct 15, and to meet with additional investors, companies may join a Meeting Exchange WAIT LINE at CIX Digital Summit Oct 20/21

·   Be on time. If you are late, your spot will be given to a company in the wait line


Featuring:


Jeffery Potvin, Table host
Founder/GP
OPN/SupportersFund
Invest in: PreSeed and seed round companies, Fintech, retail and deepTeck software companies along with other categories

Amy Rae, Table host
Principal
Vanedge Capital
Invests in: Early and Growth stage companies, sector: Analytics, Hard technology (IP), Computational Biology

Olivia Train, Table host
Growth Associate
Georgian
Invests in: Growth-stage, B2B SaaS, raising Series B - D, all of North America

WAIT LINE for Meeting Exchanges 3:00pm - 4:00pm ET Sessions (opens at 2:00pm ET)

WAIT LINE for the October 21st 3:00pm - 4:00pmET Meeting Exchanges Sessions will open at 2:00pm ET (one hour before the morning Meeting Exchanges session start time) 

A separate WAIT LINE for CIX Digital Summit Passholders:

- who did not make their Meeting Exchanges selections in advance (before online sign-up closed);

- who did make their advance Meeting Exchanges selections, anwould like to try to get additional Meeting slots that may open up due to no-shows.

WAIT LINE is first-come, first-served. No wait lists will be created. 

We encourage attendees to come to the WAIT LINE - there are spots available.  

3:30 PM

Case Study: supporting women-led stories with the Content Catalyst Fund

Sponsored by

Join us for a conversation with Julie Bristow, founder of the recently launched Content Catalyst Fund, which aims to accelerate the evolution of content created by women. Hear more about the development and mission of the Canadian-based fund with international reach, which is to help women creators find an audience for their work by investing both funds and end-to-end strategic support in viable women-led projects.

Moderating:


Shabnam Rezaei
Co-Founder
Big Bad Boo


Featuring:


Julie Bristow
Founder
Content Catalyst Fund

Innovators Tackling the COVID-19 Crisis

While the outbreak continues to spread around the world, experts in Canada are working to find solutions to the myriad of challenges raised by COVID-19. Hear from Canadian founders who have innovative solutions that are catching global attention. 


Moderating:


Bill Tam
Co-Founder
Digital Technology Supercluster


Featuring:


Carlo Perez
Founder and CEO
Swift Medical

Maryam Sadeghi
CEO and Cofounder
MetaOptima

Ilaria Varoli
Executive Vice-President
Myant Inc

4:00 PM

CIX TOP 20 EARLY AND CIX TOP 10 GROWTH INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL LOUNGE - sponsored by BDC

Sponsored by

Open to all CIX delegates, this interactive virtual lounge is as close to the in-person networking experience as you can get! From the comfort and safety of your home, you can see ‘who’s in the room’ and move freely from table to table for video chat networking.

Meet the 2020 CIX Top 20 Early and CIX Top 10 Growth companies, or meet with our sponsor, BDC; find them at their own branded tables.

You can also search other delegates and invite them to private or group video meetings at general seating tables.

Take a seat at a table to join a conversation. It’s that easy!

 

To enter the Virtual Lounge (during open hours), follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or DESKTOP (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 
  2. Use a CHROME Browser 
  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience
  4. Click on the “Lounge/room" link provided by CIX 
  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  
  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform. Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for the CIX event, so that the system recognizes you as a CIX delegate
  7. Enter “the venue”

  

The CIX TOP 20 EARLY AND CIX TOP 10 GROWTH INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL LOUNGE is open the following times:  

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

12:00 – 1:00pm EDT

4:00 – 5:00pm EDT

 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

12:00 – 1:00pm EDT

4:00 – 5:00pm EDT 

 

Only registered CIX delegates have approved access into the CIX TOP 20 EARLY AND CIX TOP 10 GROWTH INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL LOUNGE.

Wednesday, March 10

1:00 PM

Xchange-Marketo Test 1

Xchange-Marketo Test 1 session description copy 

Thursday, March 11

1:00 PM

Xchange-Marketo Test 2

Xchange-Marketo Test 2 session description copy 

Friday, March 12

1:00 PM

Xchange-Marketo Test 3

Xchange-Marketo Test 3 session description copy 

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