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Why Attend

Whether it’s to find investment deals, be inspired by great panelists, or network with some of the best people in the industry across the country, CIX is the place to be.

Presentations by 60+ Award-Winning Startups

The startup CEOs on stage are curated as Canada’s most promising early and growth stage companies by global investors, including those selected from the CIX Top 20 Early and CIX Top 10 Growth Awards.

VIP, Smaller Targeted Networking

Enjoy interactive discussions with founders and investors, AMA (Ask me Anything) sessions with serial entrepreneurs, founder receptions, private invite-only events and targeted networking events. Investor pass-holders will be invited to an exclusive MaRS Capital Corner Connect lunch event on March 27 to connect with peers spanning from early-to-late-stage investors and alternative funders.

Panels and Keynotes From Tech Leaders

Frank and open discussions with operators and investors, insights on fundraising, investing and M+A trends and opportunities. Learn about new tech trends and opportunities from industry leaders and incumbents.

Meeting Exchanges

CIX Summit hosts over 450 pre-booked 1:1 meetings between founders and investors. Founders select capital providers based on investment preferences, found in their CIX profile.

Impromptu and Planned Networking

Delegates can review participating companies in advance, map out their schedules and take advantage of curated networking lounges on-site that will allow them to connect with founders, investors and industry decision-makers. Establish new contacts, renew existing relationships, and meet co-investing partners or the most active tech investors across Canada, the US and globally.

CIX Top 20 & Top 10 Awards Showcase

Each year, CIX hosts the coveted CIX Top 20 Early and CIX Top 10 Growth Annual Awards Program, Canada’s only national, tech-agnostic startup awards program. Innovative startups from coast to coast apply for the CIX Top 20 Early and CIX Top 10 Growth Awards Program and are judged by our esteemed Selection Committee to evaluate and award the winners at the CIX Summit from March 26-27, 2024.

The companies that I met through CIX are consistently the highest quality of any source of early stage companies I have engaged from many sources in my 21 years as an investment professional. The on-line break-out rooms for one-on-one 7 minute meetings were very well arranged. All entrepreneurs were on time and on topic. I was pleased to schedule longer, private conversations with a few of them.

– Bryan Emerson, President | Starlight Capital, Inc.

CIX does a fantastic job of bringing great tech companies and investors together. Deals get done at CIX.

– Brenda Hogan, Chief Investment Officer, Ontario Capital Growth Corporation