OCTOBER 29th, 2014
Andrew Richard Designs

Scaling from Anywhere: Building World-Class Companies in Canada

A day to connect and celebrate technology, entrepreneurs, influencers and investors.

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Ariel Garten
Co-founder and CEO of InteraXon

Ariel Garten is the co-founder and CEO of InteraXon, creators of Muse: the brain sensing headband. Ariel studied at the University of Toronto and did research into hippocampal neurogenesis at Toronto’s esteemed Krembil Neuroscience Centre. No mere neuroscience nerd, however, Ariel is also is a psychotherapist, a fashion designer whose clothing opened Toronto Fashion Week in 2003, and has had her work displayed at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Ariel’s uncommon combination of science and art is integral to the design of every aspect of Muse and to InteraXon’s unique approach to brain sensing technology, making it a vital part of everyday life.

Aydin Senkut
Founder and Managing Director of Felicis Ventures

Aydin Senkut is the Founder and Managing Director of Felicis Ventures. An original “super-angel” investor, he was named to Forbes’ 2014 Midas List and previously appeared as one of the top 25 tech angels by Businessweek. Aydin is well-known as an early backer of a number of iconic companies including Adyen, Clearslide, Counsyl, Inkling, Practice Fusion, Rovio, and Shopify. Fifty Felicis companies have been acquired by industry leaders. Today, his focus is on intelligent SaaS and financial services as well as development of frontier technologies including deep learning and robotics.

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Agenda + Speakers
  • Morning session Invitation-only
  • Seeing 20/20
    Startups & industry closed-door pitches and networking
    Seeing 20/20: Where founders meet clients & funders

    Keynote address by John Ruffolo, CEO of OMERS Ventures
    Pitch MC: Alex Baker, Partner of Relay Ventures

  • 12:30 pm Doors Open
  • Mike McDerment
    Fireside chat
    Mike McDerment,
    CEO of Freshbooks

    "Building Big from Home"

    Bio
  • Gokul Rajaram
    Product talk
    Gokul Rajaram,
    Product Engineering Lead at Square

    "Hard Decisions Along the Way"

    Bio
  • Harley Finkelstein
    Fireside Chat
    Harley Finkelstein,
    Chief Platform Officer at Shopify

    "Hustle and Hack" with Bram Sugarman, Senior Associate at OMERS Ventures

    Bio
  • Aydin Senkut
    Fireside Chat
    Aydin Senkut
    Founder and Managing Director of Felicis Ventures
    Bio
  • Ariel Garten
    A Deal from 2 Sides
    Ariel Garten
    Co-founder and CEO of InteraXon
    Bio
  • Cocktails
    Closing reception
    Networking cocktails

    Closing Reception hosted by Northleaf Capital Partners and The Ontario Venture Capital Fund

  • 7:00 pm End of event
Venue

Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, the Andrew Richard Designs Building is a Toronto favourite for product launches and urban events.

Andrew Richard Designs
571A Adelaide Street East
Toronto, ON M5A 1N8

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