Past speakers and mentors

Startupfest brings an incredible lineup of mentors and experts to give attendees one-on-one insights, as well as exceptional speakers with surprising, inspiring stories and the kind of content you won’t find anywhere else.

2022 Speakers

Edith Harbaugh

Co-Founder & CEO, LaunchDarkly

Phil Cutler

Co-Founder & CEO, Paper

Shellye Archambeau

Author, Unapologetically Ambitious

Joshua Aviv

Founder & CEO, SparkCharge

Maja Thomas

Chief Innovation Officer, Hachette Livre

Martin Picard

Co-founder & Global Head of Real Estate, Sonder Inc.

Jenny Fielding

Managing Partner, The Fund

Ian Jeffrey

Co-Founder & CEO, Breathe Life

Katherine Homuth

Founder & CEO, Sheertex

Isaac Souweine

Partner, Pender Ventures

Madison Elkhazin

Investor, Georgian

Taha Mubashir

Principal, Inovia Capital

Shambhavi Mishra

Director of Investments - Canada and US East Coast, Brand Capital International

Randy Smerik

Entrepreneur, Osunatech

Katy Yam

General Manager, FounderFuel
Partner, Real Ventures

Charlotte Murray

Chief Coaching Officer, Propel

Raymond Luk

Founder & CEO, Hockeystick

Jaethan Reichel

Partner, Bellnote Partners

Rita Baker

Principal Consultant, Baker Pivot & Acceleration

David Nault

Co-founder & General Partner, Luge Capital

Maggie Sprenger

Managing Director, 1862

Sanjay Zimmermann

Principal, White Star Capital

Chris Shipley

CEO, Constituent Connection

Jeremy Edberg


Will Bricker

Principal, Hustle Fund

Linda Dickerson-Hartsock

Founder & Executive Director, Blackstone LaunchPad, Syracuse University

Christophe Bourque

General Partner, White Star Capital

Jen van der Meer

CEO, Reason Street

Kim Yeung

Partner, Women in Technology Venture Fund, BDC Capital

Sylvain Carle

Partner, Innovobot

Mia Morisset

VP - Growth Equity, Inovia Capital

Laith Shukri

Director of Platform Engagement, RBCx

Jean-Nicolas Delage

Partner - Co-leader, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Fasken

Tuyen Vo

Managing Director & Head, Technology & Innovation Banking, National Bank of Canada

Philippe Telio (Host)

Founder, Startupfest

Alistair Croll (Host)

Chair, Startupfest

Rebecca Croll (Host)

Director of Content, Startupfest

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