Speakers & AugMentors

Browse below our incredible lineup of AugMentors and speakers joining us in Montréal for Startupfest 2023.

Harley Finkelstein is an entrepreneur, lawyer, and the President of Shopify. He founded his first company at age 17 while a student at McGill. Harley completed his law degree as well as his MBA at the University of Ottawa, where he co-founded the JD/MBA Student Society and the Canadian MBA Oath. Harley is an Advisor to Felicis Ventures, and one of the “Dragons” on CBC’s Next Gen Den.

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 & Managing Partner, Enjoy the Work

Lesley Ross

General Partner, Enjoy the Work

Shambhavi Mishra

VC, Antler

Mitch Joel

Co-founder, 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

Managing Director, Pidari Consultancy

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

Partner, 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

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