Agenda

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Monday, October 19

3:30pm

The View From Here: navigating the media landscape post-2020 (3:30pm - 4:00pm)

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

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Featuring:

Paul Yanover

President

Fandango

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Tuesday, October 20

9:30am

CIX 2020 Innovator of the Year Presentation and Keynote (9:30am - 10:00am)

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

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Kurtis McBride

Co-Founder and CEO

Miovision

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Whitney Rockley

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

McRock Capital

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David Wismer

Head, Global Technology & Business Services Investment Banking

BMO Capital Markets, Corp

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10:00am

CIX Top 20 Early Showcase #1 (10:00am - 11:00am)

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

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Jonathan Borduas

CEO

Shapeshift 3D

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Perry Everett

Head of Business Development

Arylla

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Craig Milne

CEO

Copperstone Technologies Ltd.

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Sophie Perceval

Co-founder

Wondeur

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MC

Claudio Rojas

CEO

National Angel Capital Organization (NACO)

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Drew Taylor

CEO

Acorn Biolabs

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Expert Commentators:


Expert Commentator

Neha Khera

Partner

2048 Ventures


Invests in: Early stage
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Expert Commentator

Anthony Lacavera

CEO

Globalive Investment Holdings Corp

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Expert Commentator

Eva Lau

Founding and General Partner

Two Small Fish Ventures

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Expert Commentator

Ned Renzi

General Partner

Enjoy The Work

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Expert Commentator

Arden Tse

Investment Manager

Yaletown Partners

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10:30am

Customers at the core: How tech partnerships are changing the way Canadians bank (10:30am - 11:00am)

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

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Alastair Thompson

Global Head of Business Development & Partnerships

TransferWise

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11:00am

Meeting Exchanges Early Stage Investors: First Ascent Ventures, 500 Startups, BDC Capital (11:00am - 12:00pm)

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:

Table host

Noah Chaikof

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.
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Table host

Neha Khera

Partner

2048 Ventures


Invests in: Early stage
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Table host

Kimberly Yeung

Partner, Women in Technology Venture Fund

BDC Capital

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Meeting Exchanges Early Stage Investors: Highline Beta, Jaguar Land Rover, Real Ventures (11:00am - 12:00pm)

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:

Table host

Marcus Daniels

Founding Partner & CEO

Highline BETA


Invests in: Pre-seed/ Seed; Interested in collaborating with corporate partners; Canadian
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Table host

William Morgan

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).
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Table host

Hamzah Nassif

Partner

Real Ventures


Invests in: Seed stage, Marketplaces (B2B and B2C), AI-driven SaaS, Future of Work, Fintech, all of Canada
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Meeting Exchanges Early Stage Investors: BCF Ventures, Amplify Capital, Information Venture Partners (11:00am - 12:00pm)

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:

Table host

Hasan Basrai

Associate

Information Venture Partners


Invests in: Early stage (Late Seed, Series A) B2B FinTech or Enterprise SaaS in Canada or the US.
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Table host

Sergio A Escobar

CEO & Partner

BCF Ventures


Invests in: B2B SaaS AI , Seed Stage, North America
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Table host

Kathryn Wortsman

Managing Partner

Amplify Capital


Invests in: Cleantech, health tech, Education/Workplace tech
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Meeting Exchanges Early Stage Investors: Builders VC, BDC Capital (11:00am - 12:00pm)

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:

Table host

Mark Blackwell

General Partner

Builders VC


Invests in: Early stage Agtech, Industrial, Proptech & Construction
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Table host

Siddartha Krishnan

Principal, Industrial, Clean and Energy Technology Venture Fund

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

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. 

11:30am

Expansion and Funding Opportunities in Asia (11:30am - 12:00pm)

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

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Growing Your Media Company: When to Hire, When to Fire (11:30am - 12:00pm)

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
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Lisa Olfman

CEO and Co-Founder

Portfolio Entertainment Inc.

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MC

Irene Weibel

Executive Producer

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12:00pm

Atlantic Canada Tech Showcase (12:00pm - 1:00pm)

Sponsored by

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

Moderating:


Cathy Bennett

Founder

Sandpiper Ventures

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Featuring:

Kathryn Cameron

Chief Operating Officer

Beauceron Security Inc.

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Stephen Goddard

Chief Operating Officer

Troj.AI

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Karl Greenlaw

CEO

brunvalley

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Evan Justason

CEO

Smart Skin Technologies

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Tim Rice

CEO

The Rounds

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James Rockwood

CEO

CapIntel Inc.

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Michael Wright

Co-founder and CEO

MESH Diversity

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CIX TOP 20 EARLY AND CIX TOP 10 GROWTH INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL LOUNGE - sponsored by BDC (12:00pm - 1:00pm)

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.

12:30pm

30 Minutes with BDC Capital (12:30pm - 1:00pm)

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

Senior Vice President, Funds and Global Scaling

BDC Capital

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Michelle Scarborough

Managing Partner, Strategic Investments and Women in Technology Venture Fund

BDC Capital

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1:00pm

CIX Top 20 Early Showcase #2 (1:00pm - 2:00pm)

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.

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Daniel Dubois

Co-Founder/President

Key

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Karim S Karim

Chief Technology Officer

KA Imaging

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Rob Richards

Co-Founder and CEO

Key

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MC

Claudio Rojas

CEO

National Angel Capital Organization (NACO)

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Sam Vlessing

CEO

CommerceBear

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Arash Zohoor

Co-founder & CEO

Inkblot Technologies Inc.

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Expert Commentators:


Expert Commentator

Peter Bloch

Growth Coach

Communitech

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Expert Commentator

Bruce Croxon

Managing Partner

Round13 Capital

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Expert Commentator

Nicole LeBlanc

Partner, Platform

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Expert Commentator

Howard Lis

President

LisCapital

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Expert Commentator

Kathryn Wortsman

Managing Partner

Amplify Capital


Invests in: Cleantech, health tech, Education/Workplace tech
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1:30pm

The Media Business Pitch: When, How, and Who to Pitch (1:30pm - 2:00pm)

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

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Ken Faier

President & CEO

Epic Story Media

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Laurie May

Founder and Co-President

Elevation Pictures Corp.

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MC

Sharon Zohar

Founder/CEO

The Big Push

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2:00pm

CIX Networking Roundtables: MaRS, Sampler, CAIL, Plaza Ventures, Tehama, Goodmans LLP (2:00pm - 2:30pm)

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:

Table host

Daneal Charney

Executive in Residence, Venture Services

MaRS Discovery District


TOPIC: 6 People Metrics that Matter to Scaling Tech Businesses
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Table host

Marie Chevrier

Founder and CEO

Sampler


TOPIC; RetailTECH
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Table host

Matthew Leibowitz

General Partner

Plaza Ventures


ROUNDTABLE TOPIC: Effective Communication with Your Investors and Board Invests in: Series A, B scaling companies
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Table host

Tara Parker

Partner

Goodmans LLP


TOPIC: (Spark) When You Do and Don't Need a Lawyer
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Table host

Ron Thompson

CEO

CAIL


TOPIC: Investor / Founder : Improving Outcomes with Complimenting Competencies
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Table host

Paul Vallee

Founder & CEO

Tehama


TOPIC: The Future of a Secure Digital Workforce in 2021
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2:30pm

The Current M & A Landscape (2:30pm - 3:00pm)

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

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Featuring:

Daniel Lee

Managing Director, Investment Banking - Technology & Innovation Sectors

CIBC

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Mark Longo

Partner

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

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Negotiating for Women Entrepreneurs Masterclass (2:30pm - 3:00pm)

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

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3:00pm

CIX Top 10 Growth Showcase #1 (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

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

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Eli Fathi

CEO

MindBridge Analytics Inc.

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Jon Lipinski

Co-Founder and President

Ecopia.AI

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Mike Murchison

CEO and Co-Founder

Ada

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Christian Weedbrook

Founder and CEO

Xanadu Quantum Technologies

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MC

Margo Wu

Lead Investor

Georgian

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Expert Commentators:


Expert Commentator

Sam Haffar

Principal

Real Ventures

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Expert Commentator

Krista Jones

Founding Executive, Momentum and VP, Venture Services

MaRS Discovery District

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Expert Commentator

Asif Moosani

Investor

Gradient Ventures


ROUNDTABLE TOPIC: The transition and differences from entrepreneurship to venture
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Expert Commentator

Sid Paquette

Head, Technology & Innovation Banking

RBC

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Expert Commentator

Boris Wertz

Founding Partner

Version One Ventures

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Meeting Exchanges Early Stage Investors: DMZ Ventures, Fastbreak Ventures, MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund, BDC (3:00pm - 4:30pm)

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:

Table host

Alexander Barclay

Sr. Investment Manager

MaRS IAF


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

Aman Goyal

Associate Principal

BDC Capital


Invests in: All stages, Industrial technologies, all Canada
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Table host

Sen Sachi

Director, Global Startup Pipeline & Community Relations

DMZ Ventures


Invests in: early stage, sector-agnostic, all Canada
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Table host

Matt Saunders

Co-Founder

Fastbreak Ventures


Invests in: seed stage, enterprise b2b solutions, industry agnostic
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Meeting Exchanges Early Stage Investors: Relay Ventures, Whitecap Venture Partners, BDC (3:00pm - 4:30pm)

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:

Table host

John Albright

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Relay Ventures


Invests in: Early stage (seed) sports and gaming tech and proptech
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Table host

Melissa Belbeck

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
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Table host

Alexandre Prefontaine

Associate

BDC Capital


Invests in: Seed to Growth, Industrial application of AI, Robotic, Supply chain, B2B, Hardware, Agtech, Foodtech, IIoT, all Canada
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WAIT LINE for Meeting Exchanges 3:00pm - 4:30pm ET Sessions (opens at 2:00pm ET) (3:00pm - 4:30pm)

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. 

3:30pm

The Future of Higher Education (3:30pm - 4:00pm)

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

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Alexander Merrill

Founder

Alliance Tutoring

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Christina Spirou Perdikoulias

President and COO

DigitalEd

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MC

Fatima Zaidi

Co-founder, CEO

Quill Inc.

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Raising capital takes a lot more than a pitch deck (3:30pm - 4:00pm)

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

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4:00pm

CIX TOP 20 EARLY AND CIX TOP 10 GROWTH INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL LOUNGE - sponsored by BDC (4:00pm - 5:00pm)

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

10:00am

CIX Top 20 Early Showcase #3 (10:00am - 11:00am)

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

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Saroop Bharwani

Founder and CEO

Senso.ai

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Balaji Gopalan

Co-Founder and CEO

MedStack

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Jean Le Bouthillier

Founder & CEO

Qohash Inc.

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Prashant Matta

Partner

Panache Ventures

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MC

Claudio Rojas

CEO

National Angel Capital Organization (NACO)

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Mike Wesolowski

Chief Executive Officer

Luxsonic Technologies, Inc.

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Expert Commentators:


Expert Commentator

Chris Albinson

Chief Executive Officer & President

BreakawayGrowth Fund

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Expert Commentator

Sergio A Escobar

CEO & Partner

BCF Ventures


Invests in: B2B SaaS AI , Seed Stage, North America
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Expert Commentator

Deepak Kaura

Chief Medical Officer

1QBit

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Expert Commentator

Derek Luke

CEO

Muse

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11:00am

Meeting Exchanges Growth Stage Investors: Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Espresso Capital, CITIC Capital (11:00am - 12:00pm)

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:

Table host

Nayla Chebli

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
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Table host

Mark Gilbert

Director

Espresso Capital


Invests in: Growth stage and later, all technology, all of Canada
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Table host

Fanglu Wang

Senior Managing Director

CITIC CAPITAL


Invests in: Growth stage, focusing on clean technology, waste treatment, transport and logistics sectors
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Meeting Exchanges Growth Stage Investors: Revolution Growth, Plaza Ventures, Flow Capital Corp. (11:00am - 12:00pm)

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:

Table host

Patrick Conroy

Vice President

Revolution Growth


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

Matthew Leibowitz

General Partner

Plaza Ventures


ROUNDTABLE TOPIC: Effective Communication with Your Investors and Board Invests in: Series A, B scaling companies
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Table host

Kutral Veerabadran

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
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Meeting Exchanges Growth Stage Investors: Telus Ventures, Summit Partners, Round13 Capital (11:00am - 12:00pm)

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:

Table host

Jay Crone

Investment Director

TELUS Ventures


Invests in: Growth stage, Health tech, ag tech, IoT, Connected Consumer, Canada, USA, Israel, UK, Aus/NZ
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Table host

Len Ferrington

Managing Director

Summit Partners


Invests in: Growth-stage Software, communications technology, robotics and automation, all Canada
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Table host

Craig Strong

Partner

Round13 Capital


Invests in: Growth stage - Series A/B, vertically and geographically agnostic
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Meeting Exchanges Growth Stage Investors: TSX Inc., VERTU Capital, Telus Ventures (11:00am - 12:00pm)

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:

Table host

Dani Lipkin

Director, Global Business Development

TSX Inc.


Invests in: Growth stage
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Table host

Gil Nayot

Partner

VERTU Capital


Invests in: Growth stage, enterprise software, Canadian businesses
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Table host

Jon Wolkin

Investment Director

TELUS Ventures


Invests in: Health tech, ag tech, IoT, Connected Consumer, Canada, USA, Israel, UK, Aus/NZ
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WAIT LINE for Meeting Exchanges 11:00am - 12:00pm ET Sessions (opens at 10:00am ET) (11:00am - 12:00pm)

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. 

11:30am

Intuit Prosperity Accelerator Showcase (11:30am - 12:00pm)

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

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Blaine Bertsch

CEO

Dryrun

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Félix Deschatelets

Co-Founder & CEO

Emma

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David Marquis

Country Manager, Canada

Intuit

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Wally Vogel

Director

Sparcblock

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Canadian Technology Accelerator in Asia: Successes through Virtual Programming (11:30am - 12:00pm)

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

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Tom Cumming

Deputy Director (Innovation) Toronto TCS Office

Global Affairs Canada

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Lauren McCullagh

Trade Commissioner-Asia CTA

Global Affairs Canada

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Michael Pasket

Director of Sales

Mappedin

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Deborah Rojas

Trade Commissioner, The High Commission of Canada in India

Global Affairs Canada

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12:00pm

Accelerate your journey to market (12:00pm - 12:30pm)

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

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Frederic Papillion

Senior Outreach Officer; ExploreIP, Innovation Canada

Government of Canada

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CIX TOP 20 EARLY AND CIX TOP 10 GROWTH INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL LOUNGE - sponsored by BDC (12:00pm - 1:00pm)

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.

12:30pm

Inclusive Investing (12:30pm - 1:00pm)

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

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Jodi Kovitz

CEO & Founder

Move The Dial

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Hamzah Nassif

Partner

Real Ventures


Invests in: Seed stage, Marketplaces (B2B and B2C), AI-driven SaaS, Future of Work, Fintech, all of Canada
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1:00pm

CIX Top 20 Early Showcase #4 (1:00pm - 2:00pm)

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.

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Catherine Dahl

Chief Executive Officer

Beanworks

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Darryl Hicks

Founder, CEO

FlexPay

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Sean Hinton

Founder & CEO

SkyHive

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Devashish Paul

CEO & Founder

BluWave-ai

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MC

Claudio Rojas

CEO

National Angel Capital Organization (NACO)

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Expert Commentators:


Expert Commentator

Maor Amar

Managing Partner

Impression Ventures

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Expert Commentator

Daniel Pinault

Principal

Cycle Capital Management

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Expert Commentator

Sen Sachi

Director, Global Startup Pipeline & Community Relations

DMZ Ventures


Invests in: early stage, sector-agnostic, all Canada
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Expert Commentator

Michelle Scarborough

Managing Partner, Strategic Investments and Women in Technology Venture Fund

BDC Capital

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Expert Commentator

Emily Walsh

Lead Investor

Georgian


Invests in: growth-stage
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2:00pm

CIX Networking Roundtables: Reformulary Group, Dark Slope, Gradient Ventures, LowestRates.ca (2:00pm - 2:30pm)

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:

Table host

Raja Khanna

Founder

Dark Slope Studios


TOPIC: (Spark) Leveling Up your Digital Business
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Table host

Asif Moosani

Investor

Gradient Ventures


ROUNDTABLE TOPIC: The transition and differences from entrepreneurship to venture
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Table host

Helen Stevenson

Founder and CEO

Reformulary Group


TOPIC: Women Raising Capital
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Table host

Justin Thouin

Co-Founder & CEO

LowestRates.ca


TOPIC: Bootstrapping
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Private Meeting; Private 20-minute Meetings to discuss Your Company’s Strategy for Expansion into Asia (2:00pm - 4:30pm)

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

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2:30pm

Showcase - DMZ Black Innovation Fellowship (2:30pm - 3:00pm)

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

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Farah Brunache

CEO

Lagatos

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Zeze Peters

Founder, CEO

Beam.city Inc

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Boyd Reid

Co-founder, COO

Hop In

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MC

Abdullah Snobar

CEO

DMZ Ventures

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Special Announcement: Winner of Canadian Regional for Startup World Cup (2:30pm - 2:45pm)

Sponsored by

Featuring:

Noah Leshan

Investor at Pegasus Tech Ventures and Manager of Startup World Cup

Pegasus Tech Ventures

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3:00pm

CIX Top 10 Growth Showcase #2 (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

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

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Steven Kramer

President & CEO

WorkJam

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Brandon Luft

Co-Founder & CEO

Shipfusion

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Mark Scott

CEO

Fully Managed

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Mike Silagadze

CEO

Top Hat

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MC

Margo Wu

Lead Investor

Georgian

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Expert Commentators:


Expert Commentator

Paul Desmarais III

Chairman and CEO

Sagard Holdings

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Expert Commentator

Dennis Kavelman

Partner

Inovia Capital

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Expert Commentator

Justin LaFayette

Lead Investor, Head of Firm

Georgian Partners

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Expert Commentator

Sanjiv Samant

Managing Partner

Round13 Growth Fund

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Expert Commentator

David Wismer

Head, Global Technology & Business Services Investment Banking

BMO Capital Markets, Corp

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Meeting Exchanges Early & Growth Stage Investors: Framework Venture Partners, AngelList, BDC Capital (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

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:

Table host

Anne-Marie Bourgeois

Partner, Intellectual Property-Backed Financing

BDC Capital

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Table host

Ajay Gopal

Partner

Framework Venture Partners


Invests in: early and growth stage: AI, machine learning, fintech, Canada
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Table host

Alexander Norman

Canadian Partner

AngelList


Invests in: Early stage, all Canada
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Meeting Exchanges Growth Stage Investors: Ontario Capital Growth Corporation, Georgian, TIMIA Capital (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

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:

Table host

Rob Foxall

VP, Origination

Timia Capital

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Table host

Brenda Hogan

Chief Investment Officer

Ontario Capital Growth Corporation


Invests in: ICT, Lifescience, Cleantech
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Table host

Emily Walsh

Lead Investor

Georgian


Invests in: growth-stage
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Meeting Exchanges Growth Stage Investors: Yaletown Partners, BDC, Harbourvest Partners (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

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:

Table host

Steven Abrams

Partner, IT Venture Fund

BDC


Invests in: All stages, tech across Canada
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Sophia Maizel

Vice President

HarbourVest Partners


Invests in: Growth stage technology companies, no geographic limitations
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Table host

Michael Sfalcin

Principal

Yaletown Partners


Invests in: Emerging growth, Cleantech Software and B2B SaaS, Canada
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Meeting Exchanges Early and Growth Stage Investors: Vanedge, Georgian, OPN/The Supporters Fund (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

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:

Table host

Jeffery Potvin

Founder/GP

OPN/SupportersFund


Invest in: PreSeed and seed round companies, Fintech, retail and deepTeck software companies along with other categories
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Table host

Amy Rae

Principal

Vanedge Capital


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

Olivia Train

Growth Associate

Georgian


Invests in: Growth-stage, B2B SaaS, raising Series B - D, all of North America
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WAIT LINE for Meeting Exchanges 3:00pm - 4:00pm ET Sessions (opens at 2:00pm ET) (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

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.  

3:30pm

Case Study: supporting women-led stories with the Content Catalyst Fund (3:30pm - 4:00pm)

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

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Featuring:

Julie Bristow

Founder

Content Catalyst Fund

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Innovators Tackling the COVID-19 Crisis (3:30pm - 4:00pm)

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

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Featuring:

Carlo Perez

Founder and CEO

Swift Medical

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Maryam Sadeghi

CEO and Cofounder

MetaOptima

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Ilaria Varoli

Executive Vice-President

Myant Inc

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4:00pm

CIX TOP 20 EARLY AND CIX TOP 10 GROWTH INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL LOUNGE - sponsored by BDC (4:00pm - 5:00pm)

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

1:00pm

Xchange-Marketo Test 1 (1:00pm - 2:00pm)

Xchange-Marketo Test 1 session description copy 

Thursday, March 11

1:00pm

Xchange-Marketo Test 2 (1:00pm - 2:00pm)

Xchange-Marketo Test 2 session description copy 

Friday, March 12

1:00pm

Xchange-Marketo Test 3 (1:00pm - 2:00pm)

Xchange-Marketo Test 3 session description copy 

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