OCTOBER 16 - 17, 2019
TORONTO
CIX is Canada's largest curated startup investment conference. Invited attendees are founders of Canada's most innovative early and growth-stage tech companies and global investors and corporates.

CIX is the 'must attend' event to connect with Canada's most promising startups.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2018

700+
DELEGATES
250+
INVESTORS
200+
STARTUPS
71%
VP, C-level
2016 STATS

2018 SPEAKERS

head shot of Steve Boms
Financial Data and Technology Association (FDATA) of North America
Executive Director
Steve Boms
head shot of Steve Walintschek
Slalom
Chief Technology Officer / General Manager
Steve Walintschek
head shot of Joel Finlayson
iGan Partners
Partner
Joel Finlayson
head shot of Gabriel Perras
Autorité des Marchés Financiers
Lawyer, Analyst, Corporate Finance Department
Gabriel Perras
head shot of Latif Nanji
Roadmunk
Co-Founder & CEO
Latif Nanji
head shot of Humera Malik
Canvass Analytics
Founder and CEO
Humera Malik
head shot of Brian Mech
eSight
President & CEO
Brian Mech
head shot of Tyler Handley
inkbox
CEO
Tyler Handley
head shot of Andrew Graham
Borrowell
CEO
Andrew Graham
head shot of Rhea Mehta
Bowhead Health
Co-Founder & CEO
Rhea Mehta
head shot of Saskia Tolsma
Government of Canada
Senior Economist, Sectoral Policy Analysis, Economic Development and Corporate Finance
Saskia Tolsma
head shot of Ben Weinberg
Susquehanna Growth Equity
Managing Director
Ben Weinberg
head shot of Melissa Quinn
RightMesh
Director, Corporate Strategy
Melissa Quinn
head shot of Eric Bukovinsky
Yaletown Partners
Partner
Eric Bukovinsky
head shot of Win Bear
Silicon Valley Bank
Managing Director
Win Bear
head shot of Jeffrey Li
Tencent Investment
Managing Partner
Jeffrey Li
head shot of Barry Gordon
MaxSold Incorporated
Founder
Barry Gordon
head shot of Robert Simon
BDC Capital
Senior Managing Partner, IT Venture Fund
Robert Simon
head shot of Philipp Postrehovksy
Progressa
SVP Marketing
Philipp Postrehovksy
head shot of Sue Britton
Fintech Growth Syndicate
CEO & Founder
Sue Britton
head shot of Steve Schlesak
Dialogue
General Manager
Steve Schlesak
head shot of Mark Smith
Royal Bank of Canada
Director, RBC Capital Partners
Mark Smith
head shot of Kelly McGregor
Communitech
Manager, Rev & Fierce Founders
Kelly McGregor
head shot of Dushan Batrovic
Baanto International Ltd.
CFO
Dushan Batrovic
head shot of Brady Fletcher
TSX Venture Exchange
Managing Director & Head
Brady Fletcher
head shot of Anthony de Fazekas
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Partner, Head of Technology & Innovation, Canada
Anthony de Fazekas
head shot of Melissa Kargiannakis
skritswap
Founder & CEO
Melissa Kargiannakis
head shot of Alan Wunsche
TokenFunder
CEO and Chief Token Officer
Alan Wunsche
head shot of Dale Hopkins
Vendasta
CTO
Dale Hopkins
head shot of Hassan Murad
Intuitive AI
Co-Founder
Hassan Murad
head shot of Patrick Kiely
Island Water Technologies
CEO
Patrick Kiely
head shot of Rick Nathan
Kensingston Capital Partners
Managing Director
Rick Nathan
head shot of Amy Olah
CIBC Innovation Banking
Executive Director
Amy Olah
head shot of Terence Teo
EDBI
VP Investments
Terence Teo
head shot of Oded Levi
Epstein Enterprises Inc
President
Oded Levi
head shot of Mason McVerry
Frontier Capital
Director
Mason McVerry
head shot of Hamilton Petropoulos
Generation Ventures
Associate
Hamilton Petropoulos
head shot of Code Cubitt
Mistral Venture Partners
Managing Director
Code Cubitt
head shot of Shayn Diamond
Whitecap Venture Partners
Partner
Shayn Diamond
head shot of Jenifer Bartman
Jenifer Bartman Business Advisory Services
Founder & Principal
Jenifer Bartman
head shot of Mark McQueen
CIBC Innovation Banking
President & Executive Managing Director
Mark McQueen
head shot of Russell Samuels
Whitecap Venture Partners
Partner
Russell Samuels
head shot of Greg Elcich
CIBC
VP, Enterprise Innovation & Wealth Digital
Greg Elcich
head shot of Gregg Ames
Conversica
Chief Sales Officer
Gregg Ames
head shot of Alison Nankivell
BDC Capital
Vice President Fund Investments and Global Scaling
Alison Nankivell
head shot of Eric In
CIC Capital Canada
Principal
Eric In
head shot of Nabeela Merchant
Relay Ventures
Investment Analyst
Nabeela Merchant
head shot of Jake Cassaday
Relay Ventures
Associate Partner
Jake Cassaday
head shot of Mark Petrov
Xtreme Blockchain Labs
Founder and Managing Partner
Mark Petrov
head shot of Michael Cotton
Ryerson Futures Inc./Zone Startups
Director, Zone Startups Sports + Media
Michael Cotton
head shot of Jordan Kennie
Stash Energy Inc
CEO
Jordan Kennie
head shot of Michael Koral
Needls Media Inc.
COO and Co-Founder
Michael Koral
head shot of Marie Chevrier
Sampler
Founder
Marie Chevrier
head shot of Sophie Forest
Brightspark Ventures
Managing Partner
Sophie Forest
head shot of Kirstine  Stewart
TribalScale
President & Chief Revenue Officer
Kirstine Stewart
head shot of David Bloom
LevelJump Software Corp.
Founder & CEO
David Bloom
head shot of Adam Felesky
Portag3 Ventures
CEO
Adam Felesky
head shot of Steve  Hulford
Backyard Media Inc.
CEO & Publisher
Steve Hulford
head shot of Sunil Sharma
Techstars
Managing Partner, Toronto Accelerator
Sunil Sharma
head shot of Lauren Robinson
Highline BETA
Partner, Highline BETA
Lauren Robinson
head shot of Justin Jackson
Fenox Venture Capital
Senior Analyst
Justin Jackson
head shot of Adam Nanjee
Microsoft
Managing Director, Canada - Microsoft for Startups
Adam Nanjee
head shot of Tanay Delima
Clearbanc
General Manager, eCommerce Financial Services
Tanay Delima
head shot of Vivek Vyas
Intuitive AI
Co-founder
Vivek Vyas
head shot of Peter Mazoff
Thinking Capital
President, Co-Founder
Peter Mazoff
head shot of Cole Diamond
Coinsquare
CEO
Cole Diamond
head shot of Lauren Lake
Bridgit
Co-Founder
Lauren Lake
head shot of Kerry Liu
Rubikloud
Co-Founder and CEO
Kerry Liu
head shot of Eva Lau
Two Small Fish Ventures
Managing Director and Co-founder
Eva Lau
head shot of Richard Moran
Blue Book Ventures
Managing Partner
Richard Moran
head shot of Fanglu Wang
CITIC Capital
Senior Managing Director
Fanglu Wang
head shot of Nan Zhou
Baidu Changcheng Investment
U.S. Representative
Nan Zhou
head shot of Patrick Lee
Western Technology Investment
Investment Partner
Patrick Lee
head shot of Damien Steel
OMERS Ventures
Managing Partner and Global Head of Venture Capital
Damien Steel
head shot of Mark MacLeod
SurePath Capital Partners
Founder
Mark MacLeod
head shot of Danielle Grover
Alberta Securities Commission
Senior Legal Counsel
Danielle Grover
head shot of Alexandra Posadzki
The Globe and Mail
Financial Services Reporter
Alexandra Posadzki
head shot of Taylor Thoen
BTV- Business Television
CEO, Executive Producer
Taylor Thoen
head shot of Tony Chahine
Myant
CEO
Tony Chahine
head shot of Joseph Fung
Kiite
CEO
Joseph Fung
head shot of David Furlong
National Bank of Canada
SVP Artificial Intelligence, Venture Capital and Blockchain
David Furlong
head shot of Carlo Perez
Swift Medical
Founder and CEO
Carlo Perez
head shot of Naheed Kurji
Cyclica
President and CEO
Naheed Kurji
head shot of Alexandra Greenhill
Careteam Technologies
Founder, CEO and Chief Medical Officer
Alexandra Greenhill
head shot of Alex Peh
RBC
Vice President, Innovation
Alex Peh
head shot of Michael Hainsworth
Fast Future
Executive Producer, Host
Michael Hainsworth
head shot of Sid Paquette
OMERS Ventures
Managing Partner
Sid Paquette
head shot of Som Seif
Purpose Investments
Founder and CEO
Som Seif
head shot of Tyson Baber
Georgian Partners
Partner
Tyson Baber
head shot of Tony Grelli
Susquehanna Growth Equity
Investor
Tony Grelli
head shot of Alan MacIntosh
Real Ventures
General Partner
Alan MacIntosh
head shot of Marcus Daniels
Highline BETA
Founding Partner
Marcus Daniels
head shot of Lindsey Goodchild
Nudge Rewards
Co-Founder & CEO
Lindsey Goodchild
head shot of Jacqueline Cooper
Muse
Chief Revenue Officer
Jacqueline Cooper
head shot of Anthony Decicco
GTC Law Group & Affiliates
Shareholder
Anthony Decicco
head shot of Phil Odence
Black Duck by Synopsys
GM, Black Duck On-Demand
Phil Odence
head shot of Lori Martel
Envestnet | Yodlee
Vice President, Data Strategy
Lori Martel
head shot of Richard Prior
Kabbage
International Technology & Platform Policy
Richard Prior
head shot of Janet Bannister
Real Ventures
Partner
Janet Bannister
head shot of Dan Debow
Helpful.com
Co-founder and CEO
Dan Debow
head shot of Ann Cavoukian
Ryerson University
Distinguished Expert-in-Residence, Privacy by Design Centre of Excellence
Ann Cavoukian
head shot of Jeff Booth
BuildDirect
Co-Founder
Jeff Booth
head shot of Rita Trichur
The Globe and Mail
Senior Editor, Report on Business
Rita Trichur
head shot of Andrew Peek
Delphia
Co-Founder & COO
Andrew Peek
head shot of Katherine Regnier
Coconut Software
CEO & Founder
Katherine Regnier
head shot of Vaibhav Nalwaya
Wavecrest Growth Partners
Managing Partner
Vaibhav Nalwaya
head shot of Lisa Melchior
VERTU Capital
Founder
Lisa Melchior
head shot of Glenn Gore
Amazon Web Services
Chief Architect
Glenn Gore
head shot of Christophe Bourque
White Star Capital
Principal
Christophe Bourque
head shot of Nagar Rahmani
Kensington Capital Partners
Principal
Nagar Rahmani
head shot of Meghan Connolly
Shopify
Associate Legal Counsel
Meghan Connolly
head shot of Ying Tam
MaRS Discovery District
Managing Director, Health Ventures
Ying Tam
head shot of Michelle Scarborough
BDC Capital
Managing Director, Strategic Investments and Women in Tech
Michelle Scarborough
head shot of Jordan Wimmer
Thrive Savings
Founder
Jordan Wimmer
head shot of Robert Keith
Salesforce Ventures
Principal
Robert Keith
head shot of Philippe Garneau
GWP Brand Engineering
President and Co-Founder
Philippe Garneau
head shot of Barry Gekiere
MaRS Discovery District
Managing Director
Barry Gekiere
head shot of Michael Salter
The Hospital For Sick Children
Chief of Research
Michael Salter
head shot of Sheetal Jaitly
TribalScale
Founder and CEO
Sheetal Jaitly
head shot of Cherry Rose Tan
Founder Catalyst
Founder and Executive Coach
Cherry Rose Tan
head shot of Samir Kumar
M12
Managing Director
Samir Kumar
head shot of Winston Fu
LDV Partners
Partner
Winston Fu
head shot of Rob Khazzam
Uber Canada
General Manager
Rob Khazzam
head shot of Vanessa Grant
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Partner
Vanessa Grant
head shot of Daniel Lee
CIBC
Managing Director, Technology & Innovation, Mid-Market Investment Banking
Daniel Lee
head shot of Dan Dickinson
EQ Bank
Chief Digital Officer
Dan Dickinson
head shot of Ben Roberts
Citizen Hex
Co-Founder & CEO
Ben Roberts
head shot of Jennifer Couldrey
The Upside Foundation
Executive Director
Jennifer Couldrey
head shot of Amy Rae
Vanedge Capital
Principal
Amy Rae
head shot of Sharon Zohar
The Big Push
Founder/CEO
Sharon Zohar
head shot of Matthew Bressler
TDF Ventures
Principal
Matthew Bressler
head shot of Peggy Van De Plassche
Roar Ventures
Managing Partner
Peggy Van De Plassche
head shot of Sean Wise
Ryerson University
Associate Professor
Sean Wise
head shot of David Wismer
BMO Capital Markets
Managing Director
David Wismer
head shot of Alexander Norman
AngelList
Canadian Partner
Alexander Norman
head shot of Sam Ifergan
iGan Partners
CEO & President
Sam Ifergan
head shot of Tom Walsham
TWG
VP, Product
Tom Walsham
head shot of Andreas Souvaliotis
Carrot Insights
Founder & CEO
Andreas Souvaliotis
head shot of Shawn Young
Classcraft Studios Inc.
CEO
Shawn Young
head shot of Tim Kazurayama
Presidio Ventures, Inc
Senior Director
Tim Kazurayama
head shot of Neal Hill
BDC Capital
VP Market Development
Neal Hill
head shot of Stuart Lombard
Ecobee
Founder and CEO
Stuart Lombard
head shot of Navdeep Bains
Government of Canada
Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
Navdeep Bains
head shot of Suzanne Gildert
Sanctuary.ai
Founder and CEO
Suzanne Gildert
head shot of Deborah Conway
Samsung NEXT
Business Development Specialist
Deborah Conway
head shot of Rich Osborn
Telus Ventures
Managing Partner
Rich Osborn
head shot of Elana Lian
Intel Capital
Investment Director
Elana Lian
head shot of Éric-Aimé Patry
Government of Canada
Manager of Outreach and Engagement, Build in Canada Innovation Program, Public Services and Procurement Canada
Éric-Aimé Patry
head shot of Aisha Addo
DriveHER
CEO
Aisha Addo
head shot of Sarah Saska
Feminuity
Co-Founder and CEO
Sarah Saska
head shot of Pat Chaukos
Ontario Securities Commission
Deputy Director, LaunchPad
Pat Chaukos
head shot of Nouman Ahmad
Validere
CEO & Co-Founder
Nouman Ahmad
head shot of Monique Morden
Lendified Technologies
CEO
Monique Morden
head shot of Caitlin MacGregor
Plum.io
Co-Founder and CEO
Caitlin MacGregor
head shot of Frederick Townes
NestReady
Co-Founder and CTO
Frederick Townes
head shot of Yves-Gabriel Leboeuf
Flinks
CEO
Yves-Gabriel Leboeuf
head shot of Tami Zuckerman
VarageSale
Founder
Tami Zuckerman
head shot of Deepak Dutt
Zighra
CEO
Deepak Dutt
head shot of Kesem Frank
Mavennet
Co-Founder
Kesem Frank
head shot of Boris Wertz
Version One Ventures
Founding Partner
Boris Wertz
head shot of Sanjay Zimmermann
White Star Capital
Associate
Sanjay Zimmermann
head shot of Veronika Litinski
Pillcheck
CEO
Veronika Litinski
head shot of Simon Foster
Chatter Research
Founder & CEO
Simon Foster
head shot of Takara Small
VentureKids
Founder
Takara Small
head shot of Gerry Pond
Mariner Partners
Chairman and Co-Founder
Gerry Pond
head shot of Katherine Homuth
Sheerly Genius
CEO
Katherine Homuth
head shot of Michael Litt
Vidyard
CEO
Michael Litt
head shot of Michael Katchen
Wealthsimple
Co-founder and CEO
Michael Katchen
head shot of Tara Akhavan
IRYStec Software
Founder & CTO
Tara Akhavan
head shot of Shahab Samimi
7 Gate Ventures
Associate
Shahab Samimi
head shot of Alan Lysne
Ryerson Futures Inc./Zone Startups
COO & Managing Partner
Alan Lysne
head shot of Laura Citron
London & Partners
CEO
Laura Citron
head shot of Tim Draper
Draper Associates
Founder/Managing Partner
Tim Draper
head shot of Christine Day
Questrade Financial Group
Chief Technology & Information Officer
Christine Day
head shot of Jason Smith
Klue
CEO
Jason Smith
head shot of Michelle McBane
MaRS IAF (Investment Accelerator Fund)
Senior Investment Director
Michelle McBane
head shot of Juwan Lee
Nexchange
Founder and CEO
Juwan Lee
head shot of Warren Levitan
Smooch Technologies
Co-Founder & CEO
Warren Levitan
head shot of Kyle Collier
Phaze
Co-founder and CEO
Kyle Collier
head shot of Craig Strong
Round13 Capital
Partner
Craig Strong
head shot of Robert Smuk
Vexo
Chair and Strategic Advisor
Robert Smuk
head shot of Ray Wu
SkyChee Ventures
Managing Partner
Ray Wu
head shot of Zach Justein
Paycase
Chief Corporate Development Officer
Zach Justein
head shot of Mallorie Brodie
Bridgit
Co-Founder
Mallorie Brodie
head shot of Alistair Croll
Solve for Interesting
Founder
Alistair Croll
head shot of Kevin Sandhu
Grow
CEO
Kevin Sandhu
head shot of Gary Saarenvirta
Daisy Intelligence
Founder & CEO
Gary Saarenvirta
head shot of Quin Sandler
Plantiga Technologies Inc.
CEO
Quin Sandler
head shot of Blair Wiley
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Partner
Blair Wiley
head shot of Alan Smithson
Metavrse
CEO
Alan Smithson
head shot of Lina Ismail
thinki3
Managing Partner
Lina Ismail
head shot of Aiko Thurlow
InFounders
CEO
Aiko Thurlow
head shot of Teri Kirk
Fundingportal
Founder & CEO
Teri Kirk
head shot of Chris Eben
TWG
Managing Partner
Chris Eben
head shot of Jérôme Nycz
BDC Capital
Executive Vice President
Jérôme Nycz
head shot of Lexi Kaplin
Conversation Health
Chief Product Officer
Lexi Kaplin
head shot of Andrea Drager
Azure Capital Partners
Vice President, Canada
Andrea Drager
head shot of David Helgerson
Hamilton Lane
Managing Director
David Helgerson
head shot of Sean Simpson
GM Ventures
Investment Manager
Sean Simpson
head shot of David Zug
HarbourVest Partners, LLC
Principal
David Zug
head shot of Sophia Maizel
HarbourVest Partners, LLC
Senior Associate
Sophia Maizel
head shot of Claudio Rojas
Hurt Capital
Managing Director
Claudio Rojas
head shot of Alex Tong
Information Venture Partners
Venture Investor
Alex Tong
head shot of Connor Edwards
MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund
Investor
Connor Edwards
head shot of Matthew Leibowitz
Plaza Ventures
General Partner
Matthew Leibowitz
head shot of Patrick Conroy
Revolution Growth
Principal
Patrick Conroy
head shot of Mark Goad
OMERS Ventures
Associate
Mark Goad
head shot of Chad Mitchell
Radian Capital
Associate
Chad Mitchell

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EXPANSION IN 2019


CIX IS ADDING a curated program for growth and later stage companies, CIX TOP 10 GROWTH, and the original CIX TOP 20 EARLY will focus on early stage companies.
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To accept the CIX Innovator of the Year award in 2016 and the CIX Top 20 recognition in 2011 were truly humbling experiences. The awards help validate our work and inspire the team transforming how people around the world create, experience, and share stories.

- Allen Lau
Co-Founder & CEO
Wattpad

CIX Top 20 provided excellent media and brand exposure for Plum. Investors and potential customers often remarked that they noticed our company through the CIX Top 20. It provided excellent recognition and credibility as a growing company.

- Caitlin MacGregor
CEO
Plum.io

CIX is where you'll connect with the best Canadian tech talent from coast to coast. It's a critical event for anyone in the innovation ecosystem - it's where deals are made.

- Brenda Hogan
Senior Investment Manager
Ontario Capital Growth Corporation

CIX Top 20 is an important way to recognize entrepreneurs onto something big. CIX is a fantastic two-day experience both for the investors and the entrepreneurs.

- Sunil Sharma
Managing Director, Toronto Accelerator
TECHSTARS

CIX is a favourite annual event that allows me to reconnect with contacts representing all aspects of the Canadian technology landscape – startups, the established players, other investors and service providers. It's also a great place to make new connections and learn more about new innovators emerging in the community.

- Kerri Golden
Partner/CFO
Information Venture Partners

CIX is one of the best conferences for the tech ecosystem in Canada - it brings together investors and entrepreneurs from all over the country and beyond!

- Boris Wertz
Founding Partner
Version One Ventures

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