Unlocking Impact: Empowering Startups for People & Planet
July 12th, 2024

At Startupfest, we believe in the transformative power of startups to drive positive change for both people and the planet. Impact startups are not just businesses; they're driven by a purpose, guided by a north star, and propelled by a mission to tackle some of the world's most pressing challenges head-on. From healthcare and education to renewable energy and sustainable agriculture, these startups are pioneering innovative technologies and business models to create meaningful impact across various sectors.

But can they make significant strides towards achieving sustainable development goals while also delivering strong financial performance? The answer is a resounding yes! Impact startups are proving that it's possible to combine "doing good" for the world with "doing well" in business. They're structuring their businesses to be open and transparent to all stakeholders, including investors, customers, employees, and communities.

How to Attend

ImpactFest is included in the Startupfest ticket. To attend, simply purchase your ticket to Startupfest.

Join us to explore how and why impact startups are leading the charge towards a more sustainable and equitable future. Discover how they're leveraging entrepreneurship and innovation as catalysts for change, iterating creatively where others have faltered. By embracing agility and adopting long-term thinking, impact startups are the real-world superheroes driving positive outcomes and inspiring others to follow suit.

Who Should Attend?

  • Impact Investors: Whether you're already investing in double bottom-line companies or considering it for the future, this event is for you.
  • Impact Entrepreneurs: If you're building companies with purpose and profit in mind, and seeking to understand how to scale your impact, this is your opportunity.
  • Impact-Curious Individuals: For those eager to delve into the world of impact investing and startups, this event offers valuable insights and inspiration from real-world practitioners.



Sylvain Carle

Investor & Advisor, CIVIC

Hilary Kilgour

Co-Founder & Managing Partner , Audaxa Ventures

Louis Delorme

Associate, Amplify Capital

Geneviève Grenier

Co-Founder, S&G Business Strategy

Graham Hill

Founder, CEO, The Carbonauts &

Marianne Lépinoit, CPA

Chief Financial Officer, Polystyvert Inc.

Pierre-Laurent Macridis

Senior Associate, Private Investments, Rally Assets

Erica Barbosa Vargas

Director, Private Investments, Eclipx Family Office

Alain-Olivier Desbois

Chief Finance & Impact Officer, Oneka Technologies

Lyne Landry

Co-founding Partner , Agetech Capital

Marc-André Forget

CEO and Chief Product Officer, dcbel

ImpactFest 2024 Agenda

July 12

2:00 PM


Welcome to ImpactFest

Host and Content Chair, Sylvain Carle, welcomes you to ImpactFest! See More.
Investor & Advisor
Co-founding Partner
Agetech Capital

2:10 PM


Shaping the Future: Insights and Inspirations from a Decade in Impact Innovation

Our opening keynote will share invaluable insights into the evolution of impact investing, hear real-world challenges and achievements and get a glimpse at where we're headed in this crucial space. See More.
Director, Private Investments
Eclipx Family Office

2:30 PM


The State of Impact Investing: What You Can’t Learn On the Internet

Join our panel of seasoned impact investors to find out what it takes to get them to write a check to an impact startup. See More.
Amplify Capital
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Audaxa Ventures
Senior Associate, Private Investments
Rally Assets
Co-founding Partner
Agetech Capital

3:15 PM


Networking Break

3:30 PM


The Entrepreneurial Impact Journey

This hard hitting panel will feature seasoned impact startup founders - join us to hear about their challenges, their successes and how they've paved the way for the next generation of impact founders. See More.
Chief Financial Officer
Polystyvert Inc.
S&G Business Strategy
Founder, CEO
The Carbonauts &
CEO and Chief Product Officer

4:15 PM


Impact in Practice: 10 Tips in 10 Minutes

We're going to cap off our morning with key takeaways and actionable insights into what you can do today to deliver impact at scale. See More.
Chief Finance & Impact Officer
Oneka Technologies

4:25 PM


That's a Wrap!

The content may be over but the networking is just getting started! Head to the food trucks and take this time to get to know your fellow impact peers. See More.
Investor & Advisor
Co-founding Partner
Agetech Capital

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