• Meet Max Mullen: Co-founder of Instacart
    THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-toronto-presents-meet-max-mullen-co-founder-of-instacart As the Co-Founder of Instacart, Max Mullen works across multiple roles in product and culture. Launched in 2012, Instacart has fundamentally changed the grocery industry by connecting customers with shoppers who hand-pick and deliver fresh groceries and everyday essentials to their doorsteps in as little as one hour. Today, Instacart operates in over 240 markets across North America, and partners with over 200 of the top grocery retailers including Albertsons, Kroger, and Costco, to offer customers access to hundreds of thousands of items from their favorite stores. Prior to Instacart, Max worked for several startups including Schematic, an award-winning interactive agency. He studied entrepreneurship and cinematic arts at the University of Southern California. Agenda 6:30 pm: Doors Open 7:30 pm: Fireside Chat 8:30 pm: Mix 'n Mingle --- Speaker Max Mullen - Instacart Host Sharn Kandola - Startup Grind Toronto - Director (MODERATOR) Sharn Kandola is a Technology Leader with 20 years of data analysis expertise. She is currently the COO for CTO Boost and has a handful of startups under her belt. Sharn is the Director of Startup Grind Toronto, a Global organization with over 1M members and she also writes about Technology and Startups for Fortune. --- Global Partner Google for Entrepreneurs (http://www.google.com/entrepreneurs/) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Oracle Scaleup Ecosystem (http://www.oracle.com/startup/scaleup.html) Oracle Scaleup Ecosystem is a nonresidential, virtual-style program designed for mature startups and venture capital and private equity portfolio companies to enable hypergrowth and scale. The program allows Oracle to reach more startups regardless of geographic location. Intuit Developer (https://developer.intuit.com/) Intuit counts on innovative developers to help us improve the lives of millions of small business owners worldwide. Intuit Developer's goal is to be the global, trusted platform of choice for all developers building and solving for the needs of small businesses and accountants. Brinc (https://www.brinc.io/contest) Brinc is an ultra hands-on hardware accelerator, manufacturing studio, and distribution company that supports physical entrepreneurship. They offer comprehensive programs tailored for IoT, connected hardware, drones, and robotics startups looking for speed, access, and the know-how to build successful companies. Local Sponsors Aird & Berlis LLP (http://www.airdberlis.com) Aird & Berlis LLP, a firm of 140 lawyers and rated the #1 Ontario regional law firm by Canadian Lawyer magazine, has worked with thousands of businesses, ranging from start-ups to major multinationals. It offers flat fee packages for startup companies. Partners STARTWELL (http://startwell.co/) With two locations and 18,000 sqft in downtown Toronto, StartWell is the perfect venue for client meetings, team get togethers, collaboration sessions and private events. CTO Boost (http://www.ctoboost.com) CTO Boost stimulates North America’s greatest companies and industry leaders, helping them outshine the rest with innovation that makes sense. With unparalleled experience, our team has come together because in the pit of our stomachs we know that there is something better. Whether as a Fractional CTO, part time, or other capacity - you decide. CTO Boost: For our Clients. For their Customers. For industry. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 450 cities and 120 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind). --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-toronto-presents-meet-max-mullen-co-founder-of-instacart

    Startwell

    786 King Street West · Toronto

  • Meet Wattpad CEO and Co-Founder Allen Lau AND Get China Ready!
    THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-toronto-presents-meet-wattpad-ceo-and-co-founder-allen-lau-and-get-china-ready Allen Lau is the CEO and co-founder of Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company, where he leads the company’s vision to entertain and connect the world through stories. A leader in Canada’s technology sector and startup ecosystem, Allen is a member of the Canadian Council of Innovators, a lobby group that advances the interests of Canadian technology companies at all levels of government. He is also the co-founder of Two Small Fish Ventures, a fund that invests in Toronto and Waterloo-based early stage internet companies with strong network effects. CONTEST ALERT - WIN A TRIP TO CHINA! FIND OUT MORE ON AUGUST 31st! The 'Are You China Ready?’ competition will be touring 9 cities and 8 countries around the world in search of the best startups with the potential to become BIG businesses in China. THero and Brinc, the partners behind the global ‘Are You China Ready?’ contest recognizes that most startups know that China is a market they should learn more about, but most don’t know where to start. - 3 Toronto Startups will be selected to pitch in China - All Expenses Paid! - 1:1 Coaching and introductions to Chinese VCs! - Meet Chinese Delegates at the event to learn more! GREAT PEOPLE! OPEN BAR! SNACKS! BRING YOUR QUESTIONS! FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN WIN A TRIP TO CHINA! Agenda 6:30 pm: Doors Open 7:30 pm: Fireside Chat 8:30 pm: Mix 'n Mingle --- Speaker Allen Lau - Wattpad (CEO and Co-Founder) Allen Lau is the CEO and co-founder of Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company, where he leads the company’s vision to entertain and connect the world through stories. Host Sharn Kandola - Startup Grind Toronto - Director (MODERATOR) Sharn Kandola is a Technology Leader with 20 years of data analysis expertise. She is currently the COO for CTO Boost and has a handful of startups under her belt. Sharn is the Director of Startup Grind Toronto, a Global organization with over 1M members and she also writes about Technology and Startups for Fortune. --- Global Partner Google for Entrepreneurs (http://www.google.com/entrepreneurs/) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Oracle Scaleup Ecosystem (http://www.oracle.com/startup/scaleup.html) Oracle Scaleup Ecosystem is a nonresidential, virtual-style program designed for mature startups and venture capital and private equity portfolio companies to enable hypergrowth and scale. The program allows Oracle to reach more startups regardless of geographic location. Intuit Developer (https://developer.intuit.com/) Intuit counts on innovative developers to help us improve the lives of millions of small business owners worldwide. Intuit Developer's goal is to be the global, trusted platform of choice for all developers building and solving for the needs of small businesses and accountants. Brinc (https://www.brinc.io/contest) Brinc is an ultra hands-on hardware accelerator, manufacturing studio, and distribution company that supports physical entrepreneurship. They offer comprehensive programs tailored for IoT, connected hardware, drones, and robotics startups looking for speed, access, and the know-how to build successful companies. Local Sponsors Aird & Berlis LLP (http://www.airdberlis.com) Aird & Berlis LLP, a firm of 140 lawyers and rated the #1 Ontario regional law firm by Canadian Lawyer magazine, has worked with thousands of businesses, ranging from start-ups to major multinationals. It offers flat fee packages for startup companies. Partners STARTWELL (http://startwell.co/) With two locations and 18,000 sqft in downtown Toronto, StartWell is the perfect venue for client meetings, team get togethers, collaboration sessions and private events. CTO Boost (http://www.ctoboost.com) CTO Boost stimulates North America’s greatest companies and industry leaders, helping them outshine the rest with innovation that makes sense. With unparalleled experience, our team has come together because in the pit of our stomachs we know that there is something better. Whether as a Fractional CTO, part time, or other capacity - you decide. CTO Boost: For our Clients. For their Customers. For industry. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 400 cities and 120 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind). --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-toronto-presents-meet-wattpad-ceo-and-co-founder-allen-lau-and-get-china-ready

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    Startwell

    786 King Street West · Toronto

  • Raising Capital: ICO vs VC >> Pycap Venture Partners
    THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-toronto-presents-raising-capital-ico-vs-vc-pycap-venture-partners Need investment? Meet Stuart Browne, CEO of Pycap Venture Partners and a Director of Pycap Corporation, a Venture Capital and Corporate Finance Firm. He is also an Expert Reviewer for the Ontario Centres of Excellence and an Instructor for a venture finance course he created for the University of Toronto. In addition, Stuart is a member of the Board of Advisors for the Upside Foundation, the City of Toronto's Startup Here initiative, and TorontoStarts. Stuart has been a guest speaker at numerous international investor conferences within Toronto, Ottawa, Mexico City, Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia), Beijing, Tianjin, Shenzhen, Foshan, Nansha, Guangzhou (China), Maribor (Slovenia), and Klagenfurt (Austria). He has also been featured on Bloomberg TV, BNN, the Financial Post, the Toronto Star, and published five articles for Techvibes. Stuart holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business. VENUE: STARTWELL KING WEST Right from the moment you walk into our Atrium Cafe you'll notice that a day at StartWell can provide opportunity for self exploration, focused work and social interactions laden with serendipity and opportunity. This unique 17,000 sqft place is spread between two buildings and 4 floors and includes meditation spaces, a sound-proofed recording studio, private offices for teams, a penthouse lounge, kitchens, open desk space, collaboration rooms and a massive event space. Agenda 6:30 pm: Doors Open 7:30 pm: Fireside Chat 8:30 pm: Mix 'n Mingle --- Speaker Stuart Browne - Pycap Venture Partners (CEO) Hosted By Sharn Kandola, Toronto Director Hi I'm Sharn Kandola. Marketing and PR Consultant, Writer at Fortune, Serial Startup Founder. I'm thrilled to be part of the collaborative, open and welcoming community that is Startup Grind! --- Global Partner Google for Entrepreneurs (http://www.google.com/entrepreneurs/) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs Accelerator (http://lift.comcast.com/) Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs For Entrepreneurs gives talented entrepreneurs access to Comcast NBCUniversal’s renowned network of partners, brands and mentors to foster rapid breakthroughs in media, entertainment and connectivity. Oracle Scaleup Ecosystem (http://www.oracle.com/startup/scaleup.html) Oracle Scaleup Ecosystem is a nonresidential, virtual-style program designed for mature startups and venture capital and private equity portfolio companies to enable hypergrowth and scale. The program allows Oracle to reach more startups regardless of geographic location. Local Sponsors Aird & Berlis LLP (http://www.airdberlis.com) Aird & Berlis LLP, a firm of 140 lawyers and rated the #1 Ontario regional law firm by Canadian Lawyer magazine, has worked with thousands of businesses, ranging from start-ups to major multinationals. It offers flat fee packages for startup companies. Partners STARTWELL (http://startwell.co/) With two locations and 18,000 sqft in downtown Toronto, StartWell is the perfect venue for client meetings, team get togethers, collaboration sessions and private events. CTO Boost (http://www.ctoboost.com) CTO Boost stimulates North America’s greatest companies and industry leaders, helping them outshine the rest with innovation that makes sense. With unparalleled experience, our team has come together because in the pit of our stomachs we know that there is something better. Whether as a Fractional CTO, part time, or other capacity - you decide. CTO Boost: For our Clients. For their Customers. For industry. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 350 cities and 120 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind). --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-toronto-presents-raising-capital-ico-vs-vc-pycap-venture-partners

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    Startwell

    786 King St W · Toronto

  • ScaleUp Conference - Technology, Strategy, Marketing for Growth
    THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-toronto-presents-scaleup-conference-technology-strategy-marketing-for-growth Taking place in Downtown Toronto on April 19th, "ScaleUp Conference: Technology, Strategy and Marketing for Growth" is a one-day event designed to help entrepreneurs, founders and business owners take the next step in their journey; scaling their business. The Conference draws on the real-life experiences of entrepreneurs and experts who have navigated the transition from start-up to scale-up and have increased their size, reach and revenues exponentially, while also carefully managing their cost of doing business. Over the past five years, Canadian startups have done a tremendous job of starting businesses. Your participation will help you out-learn and out-think the competition in the fields of leadership, strategy, marketing, sales, operations and finance. Join leaders from Canada's fastest growing companies along with the CEOs and the executive team members of leading mid-market firms ($5 million to $500 million), for a day of intense learning, networking and idea-generation. DOWNLOAD AGENDA (https://ctoboost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Agenda-ScaleUpConference-2018-Attendees-1.pdf) Agenda 9:00 am: Registration and Breakfast 10:00 am: Morning Sessions 1:30 pm: Catered Lunch 2:30 pm: Afternoon Sessions 7:00 pm: Happy Hour --- Speakers Ozge Yeloglu - Microsoft Canada (Chief Data Scientist, Customer Success) Ozge has a combined experience in entrepreneurship and academics. She co-founded the predictive log analysis start up, topLog, in 2013 while working towards her PhD degree in Computer Science at Dalhousie University. She understands the importance of finding the real pain points of her clients and building solutions accordingly. Dmitry Buterin - Grandfather of Ethereum, BlockGeeks.com, Angel investor, Mentor for blockchain startups Tech entrepreneur. Founder of three multi-million dollars businesses, including the top-ranked membership management software company, Wild Apricot, which serves over 20,000 non-profit organisations. Co-founder of BlockGeeks.com Angel investor and mentor for blockchain startups. Proud father of Vitalik Buterin - creator of Ethereum. Voluntarist. Leah Carr - Coinsquare.io - Canada's most trusted cryptocurrency platform (Vice President) Coinsquare is Canada's leading platform for simple and secure trading of bitcoin, ethereum, gold and more. Founded and operated by Canadians - our mission is to make access to digital currencies easy, safe and secure. Genia Mikhalchenko - Blockchain Institute (Director) The Blockchain Research Institute is a multi-million dollar Toronto-based research initiative that is undertaking the definitive investigation of blockchain strategy, opportunities, and implementation challenges. The Institute’s global team of over 50 experts is exploring the impact of blockchain on a number of key sectors — including financial services, manufacturing, energy and technology. Chef Massimo Capra - http://www.massimocapra.com/ (Celebrity Chef, Restauranteur, Consultant) Chef Massimo Capra is no stranger to television being the host of his own show Gourmet Escapes and is a regular guest expert on the long running City TV Cityline, chef host on the hit series Restaurant Makeover on the Food Network and now Massimo is a judge on the hit show Chopped Canada. Owner of five restaurants and a celebrated author. Eva Wong - Borrowell (Co-Founder, COO) Anthony Lacavera - WIND Mobile - $1.6B Exit; Founder and Chairman of Globalive (Founder) Anthony is Founder and Chairman of Globalive Holdings, Globalive Communications, and Globalive Capital, and the founder and past Chairman and CEO of WIND Mobile. Eva Lau - Two Small Fish Ventures, Ex-Wattpad (Managing Director and Co-founder) Serial entrepreneurs turn investors, Two Small Fish Ventures is founded by myself and my husband Allen Lau, CEO and co-founder of Wattpad. We want to leverage our experience in building large scale network effect base companies to help other entrepreneurs to build the next big thing. We invest in Toronto and Kitchener/Waterloo based early stage Internet companies with strong network effects. Candice Faktor - Faktory Ventures - Technology Microfund to help founders scale (Partner) With a passion for disruptive tech, Candice invests in and advise early-stage startups with global ambition. She helped scale Wattpad to be one of the world’s largest storytelling platforms with over 50MM users. Candace also co-created Torstar Digital, a disruptive digital venture arm of Torstar, where she invested in, launched and scaled 20+ mobile, social and digital businesses over 7 years. Mukul Pal - Alphablock - AI and Blockchain (Founder) Now that Web 2.0 is behind us and AI, Blockchain and Fintech technologies are ready to converge, one wonders how will the Blockchain 2.0 look like. Will it become one integrated alternative market mechanism taking us to Web 3.0 and 4.0? Or will the blockchain sputter and struggle for use cases as the society comes around the crypto mania? A peek into the future and how AlphaBlock is hacking the smart contract architecture to transform the ledger into a more robust network capable of becoming the intelligent web where the global community generates, enhances and distributes intelligence. Michael Katchen - Wealthsimple (Co-Founder, CEO) Wealthsimple is a global digital investment service with operations in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. Our mission is to make smart investing easy, low-cost, and transparent for everyone. You can learn more at wealthsimple.com. Taylor Ablitt - Diply - The fastest growing website in the world! (CEO and Co-Founder) CEO and Co-founder of the fastest growing website in Internet History, Taylor Ablitt knows all about scaling up quickly. Launched in 2013, Diply is a leading social entertainment publisher reaching 70M+ fans that generate 1.4B+ video views and 5B+ social impressions monthly. A comScore top 10 Lifestyle media property, Diply is the 52nd largest domain in the U.S. with 41M+ monthly uniques. Justin Creally - North Strategic - Fastest growing public relations firm in Canada (Co-founder) Proud to be named one of Canada's Top 10 Marketing Agencies by Marketing Magazine for the past three consecutive years. Also won the Canadian PR Agency of the Year SABRE Award in 2015 and 2016. We help our clients breakthrough to connect with consumers through PR, social and earned media. Caitlin MacGregor - Plum.io - Using AI and psychology to ensure companies hire, grow, and retain top talent (Founder, CEO) After building two businesses and experiencing firsthand the costs of uncertainty and bias in conventional hiring practices, Caitlin MacGregor launched and became the CEO of Plum (http://plum.io) out of her own necessity. Plum uses the most advanced industrial-organizational psychology to ensure companies hire, grow, and retain top talent. Brian Kobus - OMERS Ventures - Total of $800 million of assets under management. (Partner) In his role as Partner at OMERS Ventures, Brian Kobus is responsible for contributing to the identification and execution of investment opportunities for OMERS Ventures in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) sectors. Brian brings 15 years of experience in the areas of technology, venture capital and finance to his role at OMERS Ventures. Previously, Brian was VP Technology Alliances at ScribbleLive, a leading content marketing software-as-a-service platform, where he was responsible for establishing, managing and growing relationships with partners. Prior to joining ScribbleLive, Brian was with Summerhill Venture Partners, a TMT-focused venture capital firm where he worked closely with a number of successful high growth companies. Earlier in his career Brian worked on numerous M&A and financing transactions, first at Morgan Stanley and then at Bell Canada Enterprises. Stephanie Vaccari - Baker & McKenzie - Artificial Intelligence and IP (Partner) Stephanie Vaccari serves as co-chair of Baker McKenzie’s Toronto Women’s Networking Group and is spearheading the Toronto office's Luxury and Fashion Group. In addition, she is an active member of Baker McKenzie’s global Intellectual Property Webinar Series and the Toronto office’s Social Media Initiative. She mainly practices in the areas of intellectual property law. Brent Lowe - The Scale Coach - fast track the growth and impact of your business Author and Scale-Up Coach to Founder CEOs, Brent Lowe is the trusted expert for founders when in growth mode. Facing intense pressure to grow, founders work with Brent to add fuel to their personal performance and that of their teams. Brent recently co-authored "Reinventing Scale-Ups", where he explores radical ideas that will challenge your own thinking about what it means to be a leader. Andrew Safranko - IBM Canada (National Lead, Entrepreneurship, Startup, Incubation) The IBM Innovation Space is a Toronto-based incubator that provides startups with a collaborative space to innovate and disrupt the market. Our goal is to provide you with the tools needed to take your idea to the next level, introduce you to the right networks and help you acquire new clients. Our unique approach, positions your company for optimal growth and revenue at an accelerated pace. Jennifer McDougall - Leading Minds Lab (Futurist) Peter Misek - BDC (Partner BDC IT Venture Fund) Peter Misek is a partner in the IT Venture Fund. He brings over 14 years of venture capital experience as an Advisor/ Venture Partner for DN Capital including direct involvement in 2 unicorns. He has 20 years of investment banking experience as Managing Director and CoHead of Global Technology Research for Jefferies in NYC and as Director of Research and Global Technology Analyst for Canaccord. Lisa Owen - Rent Frock Repeat (Co-founder, CEO) Rent frock Repeat (RfR) gives women the ability to translate their high fashion wish list into reality without the buyer’s remorse. A virtual closet of rentable wears, the boutique allows women to experiment with new looks, dress in the most up-to-date luxury collections, and look their very best for every special occasion – all without cluttering their closets or credit card bills. Scott Pelton - Round 13 Capital - dedicated to investing in growth-stage digital companies (Partner) Round 13 Capital was Co-founded by Canadian Business Giants Bruce Croxon, John Eckert and Scott Pelton. Scott has been a Canadian-based venture capitalist since July 2000. Before six years with GrowthWorks Capital, Scott was a founding partner at Scotiabank’s e-commerce VC group, e-Scotia Acquisition, later renamed Scotiabank Private Equity Investments. Gurminder Kandola - CTO Boost (Founder) CTO Boost stimulates North America’s greatest companies and industry leaders, helping them outshine the rest with innovation that makes sense. With unparalleled experience, our team has come together because in the pit of our stomachs we know that there is something better. CTO Boost: For our Clients. For their Customers. For industry. Sarah Efron - Globe and Mail - report on business (Editor) An award-winning Toronto-based journalist who develops and grows media brands. Some of my areas of interest are international news, business, personal finance, food and culture. Marla Kravice - MK5 (Innovation, Strategy, Execution Partner) Proven Leader with extensive experience in building growth, bottom line profits and results for all stakeholders. Over the span of my career I have had the pleasure of working with many wonderful organizations including Loblaw, Metro, Sobeys, Cara, Whole Foods, Pizza Pizza, Bell, Rogers, BMO, TD, ING, RBC, Hydro, CMHC, Dairy Farmers, Coca Cola, Sears, Nestle and General Motors. Nesh Pillay - Press Pillay (Founder) "The Robin Hood of PR - I take from the rich and give to the poor. I work alongside a troop of socially innovative clients to create solutions that promote sustainability, champion equality and disseminate empathy." Nesh is the founder of Press Pillay, Toronto’s favorite digital communications agency for social enterprises. Moon Jerin - Powered by Search (Enterprise Marketing Director) Long-term growth strategy focused leader with an entrepreneurial spirit. Hosted By Sharn Kandola, Toronto Director Hi I'm Sharn Kandola. Marketing and PR Consultant, Writer at Fortune, Serial Startup Founder. I'm thrilled to be part of the collaborative, open and welcoming community that is Startup Grind! --- Global Partner Google for Entrepreneurs (http://www.google.com/entrepreneurs/) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Gold City of Toronto (https://www1.toronto.ca) Silvers CTO Boost (http://www.ctoboost.com) CTO Boost stimulates North America’s greatest companies and industry leaders, helping them outshine the rest with innovation that makes sense. With unparalleled experience, our team has come together because in the pit of our stomachs we know that there is something better. For our Clients. For their Customers. For industry. Indeed Prime (http://bit.ly/2j9iYDI) Indeed Prime is a premium talent platform that matches elite tech and sales talent to top companies. Employers get access to a highly qualified, technically screened candidates who are interested in new roles Aird & Berlis LLP (http://www.airdberlis.com) Aird & Berlis LLP, a firm of 140 lawyers and rated the #1 Ontario regional law firm by Canadian Lawyer magazine, has worked with thousands of businesses, ranging from start-ups to major multinationals. It offers flat fee packages for startup companies. Get Grants Partners MaRS Discovery District (https://www.marsdd.com/) MaRS works with an extensive network of partners to help entrepreneurs launch and grow the innovative companies that are building our future. Our vision is bold; our mission is more important than ever before. Brand & Mortar (http://www.brandandmortar.com/) Brand & Mortar is a team of customer driven experts and visionaries in the digital marketing space. Be it brand development, web development, social media management, public relations, content marketing, graphic design, or photography & videography, Brand & Mortar is leading the way in North America. Shecosystem (https://www.shecosystem.ca/) Imagine if feminine values and sensibilities were an asset rather than a liability in the working world. Imagine if succeeding as an entrepreneur didn’t mean compromising your holistic wellbeing. Imagine a place where feminist entrepreneurs could connect with a supportive sisterhood – not at a networking event, but every day. Toronto Entrepreneurs Media Partner --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 350 cities and 120 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind). --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-toronto-presents-scaleup-conference-technology-strategy-marketing-for-growth

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    MaRS Discovery District

    101 College Street Food Court · Toronto, ON

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  • [POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE] We are Hosting WIND Mobile Founder, Anthony Lacavera
    THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET HERE (https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-toronto-presents-postponed-to-a-later-date-we-are-hosting-wind-mobile-founder-anthony-lacavera-16b-exit) [POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE] We are Hosting WIND Mobile Founder, Anthony Lacavera ($1.6B Exit) Anthony is Founder and Chairman of Globalive Holdings, Globalive Communications, and Globalive Capital, and the founder and past Chairman and CEO of WIND Mobile. He has forged a reputation as a disruptive entrepreneur who has changed Canada’s communications technology landscape. Under Anthony’s leadership, Globalive has received numerous best-in-business awards, including the top ranking on PROFIT magazine’s list of Canada’s 100 fastest growing companies. In 2007, Anthony founded the SHAMBA foundation, a charity that assists other not-for-profit entities with fundraising and organizational efforts. Anthony is a champion of the next generation of Canadian technology entrepreneurs, supporting programs including the Next 36, Startup Canada, the Entrepreneurship Hatchery, the Creative Destruction Lab, and the MaRS Discovery District. He supports young entrepreneurs with financing and mentorship, is active on several boards and advisory groups, and speaks regularly to students about entrepreneurship. Agenda 6:30 pm Doors Open | Mix 'n Mingle 7:30 pm Fireside Chat 8:30 pm Mix 'n Mingle Speaker Anthony Lacavera - WIND Mobile - $1.6B Exit; Founder and Chairman of Globalive (Founder) Hosted By Sharn Kandola, Toronto Director Hi I'm Sharn Kandola. Marketing and PR Consultant, Writer at Fortune, Serial Startup Founder. I'm thrilled to be part of the collaborative, open and welcoming community that is Startup Grind! Twitter: @gursharn (http://twitter.com/gursharn) Global Partner (http://www.google.com/entrepreneurs/) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Sponsor (http://www.airdberlis.com) Aird & Berlis LLP, a firm of 140 lawyers and rated the #1 Ontario regional law firm by Canadian Lawyer magazine, has worked with thousands of businesses, ranging from start-ups to major multinationals. It offers flat fee packages for startup companies. Partners (http://www.ctoboost.com) CTO Boost stimulates North America’s greatest companies and industry leaders, helping them outshine the rest with innovation that makes sense. With unparalleled experience, our team has come together because in the pit of our stomachs we know that there is something better. Whether as a Fractional CTO, part time, or other capacity - you decide. CTO Boost: For our Clients. For their Customers. For industry. (http://www.lochandquayto.com/) None What is Startup Grind? Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 200 cities and 98 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind).

    Loch & Quay

    390 Queens Quay West · Toronto

  • AI Anyone? How are Toronto Startups are Taking It On
    THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET HERE (https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-toronto-presents-ai-anyone-how-are-toronto-startups-are-taking-it-on) AI Anyone? How are Toronto Startups are Taking It On Recent breakthroughs in machine learning and AI have unleashed a host of new experiences that can be delivered to customers, and companies both large and small look to capitalize. Large organizations want to seize the opportunity to strengthen their existing positions, and up and coming startups hope to fuel their rise to market leadership with these new technologies. Let's chat with the CEOs of Toronto's leading AI Companies and see how they're contributing to the experience. + Delicious Snacks and Open Bar! + Great People! + Smart Entrepreneurs! Agenda 6:30 pm Doors Open | Mix 'n Mingle 7:30 pm Fireside Chat 8:30 pm Mix 'n Mingle Speaker AI Panel - Startup Grind Hosted By Sharn Kandola, Toronto Director Hi I'm Sharn Kandola. Marketing and PR Consultant, Writer at Fortune, Serial Startup Founder. I'm thrilled to be part of the collaborative, open and welcoming community that is Startup Grind! Twitter: @gursharn (http://twitter.com/gursharn) Global Partner (http://www.google.com/entrepreneurs/) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Sponsor (http://www.airdberlis.com) Aird & Berlis LLP, a firm of 140 lawyers and rated the #1 Ontario regional law firm by Canadian Lawyer magazine, has worked with thousands of businesses, ranging from start-ups to major multinationals. It offers flat fee packages for startup companies. Partner (http://www.ctoboost.com) CTO Boost stimulates North America’s greatest companies and industry leaders, helping them outshine the rest with innovation that makes sense. With unparalleled experience, our team has come together because in the pit of our stomachs we know that there is something better. Whether as a Fractional CTO, part time, or other capacity - you decide. CTO Boost: For our Clients. For their Customers. For industry. What is Startup Grind? Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 200 cities and 98 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind).

    Aird & Berlis

    181 Bay Street, 17th floor · Toronto, ON

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  • Startup Grind Toronto Presents Borrowell CEO: Andrew Graham
    THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET HERE (https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-toronto-presents-startup-grind-toronto-presents-borrowell-ceo-andrew-graham) -- Startup Grind Toronto Presents Borrowell CEO: Andrew Graham -- Andrew Graham is co-founder and CEO of Borrowell, a financial technology company that helps Canadians make great decisions about credit. Borrowell is the first company in Canada to offer credit scores for free, and also provides low cost personal loans. Through a partnership with CIBC, Borrowell powers an online loan product to the bank's customers. In 2017, Borrowell was named by LendIt as one of six young companies globally "that has demonstrated the greatest potential to impact the future of consumer lending." AGENDA 6:30 pm Doors Open | Mix 'n Mingle 7:30 pm Discussion 8:30 pm Mix 'n Mingle Hosted By: Sharn Kandola, Toronto Director Twitter: @gursharn (http://twitter.com/gursharn)

    Aird & Berlis

    181 Bay Street, 17th floor · Toronto, ON

  • Startup Grind Toronto, You could WIN a Microsoft Surface Pro
    THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET HERE (https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-toronto-presents-startup-grind-toronto-presents-raymond-reddy-ceo-ritual) Startup Grind Toronto Presents: Raymond Reddy CEO Ritual Ritual, founded by Ray Reddy in 2014, is a mobile app that’s partnered with over 1000 restaurant partners across Canada and the United States to allow customers to order in from their favourite hot spots. After taking over Toronto, Ritual has expanded to Chicago and has raised over $70MM in funding - find out how they did it! + Great People + Great Networking + Food and Drinks (Wine/Beer) included with your ticket Agenda 6:30 pm Doors Open | Mix 'n Mingle 7:30 pm Fireside Chat 8:30 pm Mix 'n Mingle Speaker: Raymond Reddy - Ritual (CEO) Hosted By: Sharn Kandola, Toronto Director Marketing, PR'ing, Writing and Running a couple of Startups! Things are busy but the Startup Grind Community is all about Giving Back, Making Friends, and Helping Others - something I'm proud to be a part of! Twitter: @gursharn (http://twitter.com/gursharn) Global Partner (http://www.google.com/entrepreneurs/) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. What is Startup Grind? Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 200 cities and 98 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind).

    Pivotal Labs, 1 Toronto St, Suite 1100

    1 Toronto St, Suite 1100 · Toronto

    6 comments
  • Legal Questions? Ask the Partners at Aird & Berlis: One of Toronto's Top Firms
    THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET HERE (https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-toronto-presents-legal-questions-ask-the-partners-at-aird-berlis-one-of-torontos-top-law-firms) *** 90% SOLD OUT - Tickets will NOT be sold at the door *** Legal Questions? Ask the partners at Aird & Berlis: One of Toronto's Top Law Firms Bring your legal questions to Aird & Berlis - One of Toronto's prominent legal firms. The Aird & Berlis team has an impressive track record of success in the industry and will be available to answer your questions on corporate/commercial matters, shareholders’ agreements, capital markets and financings, intellectual property, employment agreements and much more. Aird & Berlis is a leading Canadian law firm serving clients in all principal areas of business law. We will also examine the top ten most common intellectual property mistakes which leave innovators and business owners unable to reap their hard-earned rewards to their full potential. Gain practical and strategic advice from IP and legal professionals on the pitfalls of not having an early-stage IP strategy that could cause problems down the road and inhibit success. Panel: Ken Clark, Partner, Aird & Berlis LLP; Erica Lowthers, Sr. Partner, Aird & Berlis LLP; Sumei Cheung, Sr. Partner, Aird & Berlis LLP + Great Networking! + Food and Open Bar! + Great People! + Bring your Questions to one of Toronto's prominent law firms Agenda 6:30 pm Doors Open | Mix 'n Mingle 7:30 pm Discussion 8:30 pm Mix 'n Mingle Hosted By Sharn Kandola, Toronto Director Hi I'm Sharn Kandola. I'm a Marketing and PR consultant for tech and healthcare companies and co-founder of feeDuck (http://www.feeDuck.com), a disruptive startup that is empowering home sellers and buyers in the real estate industry. I'm thrilled to be part of the collaborative, open and welcoming community that is Startup Grind! Twitter: @gursharn (http://twitter.com/gursharn) Global Partner (http://www.google.com/entrepreneurs/) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Sponsors (http://www.airdberlis.com) Aird & Berlis LLP, a firm of 140 lawyers and rated the #1 Ontario regional law firm by Canadian Lawyer magazine, has worked with thousands of businesses, ranging from start-ups to major multinationals. It offers flat fee packages for startup companies. (https://www1.toronto.ca) None Partners (http://www.ctoboost.com) CTO Boost stimulates North America’s greatest companies and industry leaders, helping them outshine the rest with innovation that makes sense. With unparalleled experience, our team has come together because in the pit of our stomachs we know that there is something better. Whether as a Fractional CTO, part time, or other capacity - you decide. CTO Boost: For our Clients. For their Customers. For industry. (http://www.feeduck.com) feeDuck is a real-time auction that connects you with professional real estate agents who compete for your business. What is Startup Grind? Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 200 cities and 98 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind).

    Aird & Berlis

    181 Bay Street, 17th floor · Toronto, ON

  • Summer Party!
    WE ARE SOLD OUT!! - $5 TICKETS WERE SOLD HERE (http://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-toronto-presents-summer-party) Tickets will NOT be available at the Door Summer Party! Join us for our annual summer celebration! A 3-hour mixer complete with great food, cold beverages, and great company. Tickets will not last long, sign up (and bring a friend) while you can! Parking is extremely limited. Public transit is recommended. + Great People! + Fun Vibe! + Door Prizes: One Lucky Attendee with go home with a Brand New Hoverboard (Value $365) *** WE ARE SOLD OUT - TICKETS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR *** Agenda 7:00 pm Doors Open Speaker Summer Party - Startup Grind Toronto Hosted By Sharn Kandola, Toronto Director Hi I'm Sharn Kandola. I'm a Marketing and PR consultant for tech and healthcare companies and co-founder of feeDuck (http://www.feeDuck.com), a disruptive startup that is empowering home sellers and buyers in the real estate industry. I'm thrilled to be part of the collaborative, open and welcoming community that is Startup Grind! Twitter: @gursharn (http://twitter.com/gursharn) Global Partner (http://www.google.com/entrepreneurs/) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Sponsor (http://www.airdberlis.com/templates/practicesteams/PracticesTeamsDetail.aspx?PracticesTeamsID=73&page=7) Aird & Berlis LLP, a firm of 140 lawyers and rated the #1 Ontario regional law firm by Canadian Lawyer magazine, has worked with thousands of businesses, ranging from start-ups to major multinationals. It offers flat fee packages for startup companies. Partner (http://www.ctoboost.com) CTO Boost stimulates North America’s greatest companies and industry leaders, helping them outshine the rest with innovation that makes sense. With unparalleled experience, our team has come together because in the pit of our stomachs we know that there is something better. Whether as a Fractional CTO, part time, or other capacity - you decide. CTO Boost: For our Clients. For their Customers. For industry. What is Startup Grind? Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 200 cities and 98 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind).

    Spoke Club Patio

    600 King Street West · Toronto, ON

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