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.

2023 Speakers

Harley Finkelstein

President, Shopify

Marcus Daniels

Founding Partner & CEO, Highline Beta

Monique Woodard

Managing Director, Cake Ventures

Paige Bailey

Lead Product Manager for Generative Models, Google DeepMind

Dr. Theresa Johnson

Product Manager, Airbnb

Marwan Elfitesse

Head of startups, STATION F

Emily Ross

Brand Strategist, Growth Engineer

Magaly Charbonneau

Partner, Inovia Capital

Edwin Miller

CEO, Marchex

Kristen Hamilton

General Partner, Enjoy the Work

Jonathan Lowenhar

Founder , Enjoy the Work

Lesley Ross

General Partner, Enjoy the Work

Shambhavi Mishra

VC, Antler

Mitch Joel

President, ThinkersOne

Michelle Yu

Investor, Georgian

Jana Eggers

CEO, Nara Logics

Harper Reed

Computer operator, Harper Rules LLC

Farrah Bostic

Founder & Head of Strategy, The Difference Engine

Shawn Smith

Founder and CEO, Don’t dis-my-ability®

Charlotte Murray

Chief Coaching Officer, Propel

David Bureau

CFO, Finalytics

Douglas Soltys

Editor in Chief, BetaKit

Helge Seetzen

Managing Partner & CEO, TandemLaunch

Neha Khera

General Partner, 2048 Ventures

Georgiana Laudi

Product Marketing & Growth Advisor, Forget The Funnel

Lauren Jane Heller

Executive Leadership Coach, Shine+ Leadership

Randy Smerik

President & CEO, Tarari, Inc.

Lida Tohidi

Advisor & Coach, Pidari

Beth Thouin

Growth Advisor, Forget The Funnel

Will Bricker

Principal, Hustle Fund

Jen van der Meer

Founder, Reason Street

Caroline Widmer

Director, Pulse Incubateur HES

Meryeme Lahmami

Principal, Pender Ventures

Ron J. Williams

Impactful Venture Builder, Co-Created

Jerry Overton

CEO, appliedAIstudio

Logan Wilt

COO, appliedAIstudio

Jacqueline Good

Founder & CEO, Magnestar Inc.

Prathna Ramesh

Vice President, FutureSight Ventures

Alison Taylor

Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Jane

Brittany Charlton

Founder & CEO, Ohh! Foods

Peter Kirwan

CEO, Mebot AI Corp

Constantinos Ragas

Co-Leader, Emerging Technology (Québec Region), Fasken

Sughanya (Sue) Umapathy

Vice President, RBCx Capital, Royal Bank of Canada

Sean Silcoff

Co-Author, Losing the Signal: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of BlackBerry
Technology Reporter, The Globe and Mail

Anne Phan

VP of Corporate Development, Wealthsimple

Rob Kenedi

Co-Host, BetaKit Podcast

Nicolas du Parc

Investment Manager - Venture Capital, Fonds de solidarité FTQ

Dominique Bélisle

Partner, KRB Avocats | Lawyers

Ian Bergman

Managing Director, AlchemistX, Alchemist Accelerator

David Nault

General Partner, Luge Capital

Alistair Croll (Host)

Chair, STARTUPFEST - Elevator World Tour - FWD50

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