July 12, 2023  5:25 PM – 5:50 PM

Keynote with Harley Finkelstein

Harley Finkelstein, President of Shopify will be on the main stage at Startupfest to talk about entrepreneurship, the biggest opportunities ahead of us today, and building in Canada and beyond. His talk will cover:
- Startups in Canada: how we scaled Shopify and what it looks like to build in Canada today.
- Why Canada needs to transition from a country of acquiree’s to a community of acquirers.
- Why is it important for startups to be in Canada and why Montreal is a unique city to build in.
- The biggest things happening in business right now: Creators, the role of physical retail, and AI.
- Why you should IPO earlier vs later.

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