CIX Summit Success Stories

Over the years, CIX Summit has successfully helped people make connections and bring projects and ideas to life. We asked a few of our successful delegates to tell their stories.

Don't take it from us! Hear from real people who joined us for previous editions and truly benefitted from their experiences.

Helen Stevenson is Founder and CEO of Reformulary Group Inc., a healthcare company that built a proprietary evidence-based drug list, the Reformulary®, and award-winning DrugFinder™ tool that provides Canadians with valuable, comparative drug information and saves money for organization’s health benefit plans. The Company has a formidable data asset, providing innovative and valuable insights to healthcare stakeholders, and has recently launched the first-of-its-kind tool to capture real-world evidence (RWE) related to productivity – in addition to its RWE quality of life tool. 

 

In 2018, Helen was named by MaRS Discovery District as one of eight Canadian female founders who have a relentless pursuit of success in science and tech. Helen is the former Assistant Deputy Minister of Health and Executive Officer of Ontario Public Drug Programs. Under her leadership, the Government achieved an unprecedented $1.5 billion in savings over five years.  

 

Helen holds a BCom from McGill University, Montreal, and a Master of Science in Management from Boston University Brussels. She holds the ICD.D designation.

How would you describe your experience as being selected as a CIX Top 20/10 company?
I was thrilled that we were chosen among a large number of candidates as a CIX Top 20 Early stage company. It was exciting to present to a distinguished and vibrant audience, as well as fellow entrepreneurs and benefit from networking opportunities.
How has this recognition and the CIX Summit impacted your business or career?
The relationships developed with the CIX Team and prospective investors were invaluable, and ultimately resulted in a direct investment in our company.
If you were to describe the CIX Summit to someone who had never attended, what would you say?
CIX Summit is a must-attend event for early and growth stage companies. Superbly organized, it offers unique networking opportunities - such as meeting exchanges with potential investors - as well as informative panel discussions, keynotes, and more.
Your experience at the CIX Summit.
CIX is just a great event!

How would you describe your experience as being selected as a CIX Top 20/10 company?
Our entire team was honoured when Acorn was selected as a Top Start up at CIX in 2020. Not only were we able to celebrate as a group, but we were touched by the number of congratulatory messages team members and I received - people took notice of the companies on the list!
How has this recognition and the CIX Summit impacted your business or career?
The recognition was most welcome and greatly appreciated, but the true value came at the Summit, where CIX provided a platform to share our mission - both widely with prospective customers and directly with investors and partners.
If you were to describe the CIX Summit to someone who had never attended, what would you say?
Attending the CIX Summit is essential for teams building innovative businesses. The congregation and most importantly active participation of leaders from across start-ups, growth companies, venture capital, venture debt, and strategic industry partners is unrivaled.
Your experience at the CIX Summit.

The year we were selected, 2020, was a challenging year for in-person interactions. Initially I was unsure of the value we would get out of the Summit. The amount of attention and coordination from the CIX team was incredible. We ended up getting more out of the conference than if it had been in person. Thank you to Lauren Linton and the entire CIX team.

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