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Alistair Croll (Host) (he/him)

Chair, STARTUPFEST - Elevator World Tour - FWD50

Alistair makes early-stage companies improve their go-to-market strategies, and works with some of the world’s largest firms on business model innovation. He also helps governments understand the impact of technology on society, ethics, and resiliency.

As an entrepreneur, Alistair co-founded Coradiant; the Year One Labs accelerator; and a variety of other startups. He has also launched and chaired some of the world’s leading conferences on emerging technology, including Startupfest, Strata, Cloud Connect, FWD50, Bitnorth, Scaletech, and more.

Alistair is the author of four books on technology and entrepreneurship, including the best-selling Lean Analytics, which has been translated into eight languages and is in its tenth printing in China. He speaks internationally on topics such as data science, innovation, scaling startups, digital government, AI, and applying critical thinking to technology. A graduate of Dalhousie University, he has also been a visiting executive on data science and critical thinking at Harvard Business School.


Welcome to Startupfest 2022 - it's time for your Fresh Start!

July 13, 2022  5:00 PM – 5:25 PM
Startups are the intersection of engineering and hustle. And while we’ve been furiously building things over the past two years, we’ve lost our hustle muscle. Host Alistair Croll explains how Startupfest will help you discover fresh faces, explore new ideas, and rekindle friendships. See more.

Question Qube

July 14, 2022  2:10 PM – 2:30 PM
A tossable microphone bounces startup questions around the room for founders and funders to answer and spark discussions. See more.

Startupfest quiz

July 15, 2022  2:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Test your knowledge in our Startupfest Quiz! There will be prizes! See more.

Demographic aerobics

July 15, 2022  3:15 PM – 3:20 PM
Audience surveys that get your blood moving. See more.
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