Speakers & Mentors

Maëlle Gavet

CEO, Techstars

Neil Grunberg

Managing Partner, Storytime Capital

Heather Reisman

Chief Executive Officer, Indigo Books & Music, Inc.

Timm Chiusano

Principal, Chiusano & Daughter

Haley Bryant

Principal, Hustle Fund

Ravi Belani

Managing Director, Alchemist Accelerator

Alison Anderson

CEO & Founder, SuccessionMatching

Harley Finkelstein

President, Shopify

Emily Ross

Director of Brand Strategy , X/Twitter - Europe, Middle East & Africa

David Segal

Co-Founder, DAVIDsTEA, Firebelly Tea, and Mad Radish

Christy Canida

Senior Director, Product, Alchemist Accelerator

Lise Birikundavyi

Co-founder and Managing Partner, BKR Capital

Pablos Holman

Managing Partner, Deep Future

Sam Colby

EVP & Chief of Staff, SRTX

Phil Cutler

Founder & CEO, Paper

Akshi Federici

COO, Vision Realize

Mohannad El-Barachi

CEO, Wrk.com

Elizabeth Wasserman

Founder/CEO (exited), Felix Capital Corp

Satish Kanwar

Co-Founder, Good Future

Heather Anne Ritchie-Dwyer

Strategist and Marketer, Formerly StealthTest by nameless (acquired Dec 2023)

Neha Khera

Early-stage investor

Drew Moffitt

Head of Marketing, Kumospace

Kristen Hamilton

General Partner, Enjoy the Work

Jonathan Lowenhar

Founder , Enjoy the Work

Lesley Ross

General Partner, Enjoy the Work

Josh Brewer

General Partner, Enjoy the Work

Ron J. Williams

Impactful Venture Builder, Co-Created

Farrah Bostic

Founder, Head of Strategy & Research, The Difference Engine

Sean Power

CEO, Co-Founder, SOMMS.AI

Vinay Kumar Mysore

Design Research, VKM Consulting

Jen van der Meer

Founder, Reason Street

Jason R. Waller

Executive Coach, Evolution

Lida Tohidi

Advisor & Coach, Pidari

Graham Hill

Founder, CEO, The Carbonauts & Wearehappytoserveyou.com

Katy Yam

Partner, Real Ventures

Mitch Joel

President, ThinkersOne

Chris Shipley

Board Member, rocket50

Randy Smerik

President & CEO, Tarari, Inc.

Meryeme Lahmami

Principal, Pender Ventures

Harper Reed

Computer operator, Harper Rules LLC

Charlotte Murray

Chief Coaching Officer, Propel

Marvin Liao

Partner, Diaspora Ventures

Maggie Sprenger

General Partner , Audere Capital

Marcus Daniels

Founding Partner & CEO, Highline Beta

Jacob Lanyadoo

President, TechBonjour

Jade Beguelin

Co-Founder & COO, 4AM SKIN

Dennis Todisco

Creator of Outfitgrid, Former Meta/ Instagram, Nike, Twitter

Mychelle Mollot

CMO, Knak

Philippe Telio

Founder & President, STARTUPFEST - Elevator World Tour - FWD50

Olivia Norton

Chief Product Officer, Sanctuary AI

Sara Anvari

Chief Information Security Officer, Business Development Bank of Canada

Michelle Scarborough

Managing Partner, Women in Technology Venture Fund and Thrive Venture Fund, Business Development Bank of Canada

Leah Nguyen

Chief Investment Officer, InBC Investment Corp.

Candice Faktor

Co-CEO, Disco / Lobby Capital

Peter Walker

Head of Insights, Carta

Béatrice Couture

Principal, Teralys Capital

Alex Norman

Partner, N49P

David Nault

General Partner, Luge Capital

Isaac Souweine

Partner, Pender Ventures

Rachel Zimmer

Co-Founder & CEO, Simple Ventures

Jordan Steiner

Co-Founder and CEO, Developer Capital

Parinaz Sobhani

Head of AI , Georgian

Kenndal McArdle

Principal, Pender Ventures

Emmanuelle Coppinger

Managing Partner, Front Row Ventures

James Povitz

Principal, NAventures, National Bank of Canada

Brady Forrest

Partner, GenLab Venture Studio

Senia Rapisarda

Managing Director, HarbourVest Partners (Canada) Limited

Taku Murahwi

Investor , OMERS Ventures

Whitney Rockley

Managing Partner, McRock Capital

David Dufresne

Partner, CMD Capital

Marianne Dubois

Manager, Discovery Program / Montreal, Inovia

Julia Hanmer

Vice President, QIS Client Strategist, HarbourVest

John Rikhtegar

Director, Capital, RBCx

Jamie Joyce

Founder , The Society Library

Peter Kirwan

CEO & Cofounder, Mebot AI Corp

Shingai Manjengwa

Head of AI Education, ChainML

Nicholas Brigham Adams

Founder/Inventor , Everileaf
Founder/Inventor , Goodly Labs
Public Editor

Philippe Beaudoin

Founder and CEO, Waverly

Emily Charry Tissier

CEO, Whale Seeker

Martin Beaulieu

CEO, La Zone Bleue, Novarium

Amélie Desrochers

EVP, Novarium

Lauren McGuire

VP Banking, RBCx, Royal Bank of Canada

Paula Mendonça

Executive Director, Ocean Startup Project

Pierre Erwes

Partner & Deal flow and strategic partnerships , Blue Forward Fund

Nancy Andrews

Chief Engagement and Communications Officer, Canada's Ocean Supercluster

Ted Janulis

Founder & Principal , Investable Oceans

Jennifer LaPlante

Chief Growth & Investment Officer, Canada’s Ocean Supercluster

Ann Carpenter

CEO, Braid Theory

Kendra MacDonald

Chief Executive Officer  , Canada’s Ocean Supercluster

Barry Stevens

President, Stevens Solutions & Design Inc. 3D Wave Design

Stuart Kozlick

Founder & CEO | Fractional Executive | Partner, Kozlick Medical | CYLAD

Marc Guilbert

CEO, BXVentures

Hayden Smith

Chief Executive Officer, FeX Energy

Nicholas Nadeau

CTO, SmartOne

Mike Lee

Funding Expert, Fundica

Tim Tokarsky

Founding partner , i4 Capital

Laurence Audette-Lagueux

General Manager, Garage & co

Bertrand Nepveu

Rastaman, Triptyq Capital

Samantha Rudolph

Senior Product Lead, dcbel

Chris Neumann

General Partner, Panache Ventures

Diana Horqque Ratto

Executive Director , V1 Studio

Sophie Forest

Partner, Brightspark Ventures

Guillaume Bédard

VP Growth , Tangent Design Engineering Ltd
Partner, Tangible Venture Partners

Soula Chronopoulos

President, AquaAction

Artmiz Golkaramnay

Founder, LATYS Intelligence

Suzie Dufour

Technical Director - BioMedTech, INO

Susan Schofer

Partner, SOSV
Partner & Chief Science Officer, HAX

Nathalie Morin

President and CEO, Polystyvert

Richard Chénier

General Manager, Startup Montréal

Anne Martel

Managing Director at Keira Capital | Serial Entrepreneur | Co-founder at Element AI

Dominic Gagnon

CEO, Connect&GO

Simon De Baene

CEO, Workleap

Andrew Lockhead

CEO, Stay22

Vicky Boudreau

CEO, Heylist

Pascale Audette

Founding Partner, Agetech Capital

Amira Boutouchent

Cofounder & CEO, BRIDGR

Etienne Crevier

Animator, Les Dérangeants

Kalthoum Bouacida

Partner, AQC Capital

Katherine Johnsen

Co-Founder/CEO, Common Ace

Alistair Croll (Host)

Chair, STARTUPFEST - Elevator World Tour - FWD50

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