Agenda 2017

  • Il n'y a pas d'événement sur ce stage à cette date.
  • 9:00 AM -
    PREMIUM FESTS REGISTRATION OPENS / OUVERTURE DE L'ENREGISTREMENT POUR STARTUPFEST VF
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    AcceleratorFest, ScaleupFest and Startupfest VF

    + 2017-07-12 09:00:00 2017-07-12 00:00:00 America/New_York PREMIUM FESTS REGISTRATION OPENS / OUVERTURE DE L'ENREGISTREMENT POUR STARTUPFEST VF -
  • 10:00 AM -
    Welcome Speeches / MOTS DE BIENVENUE
    AcceleratorFest, ScaleupFest & Startupfest VF

    *Separate Registration Required/Inscription séparée requise

    + 2017-07-12 10:00:00 2017-07-12 00:00:00 America/New_York Welcome Speeches / MOTS DE BIENVENUE Word from the sponsors and organizers. AcceleratorFest, ScaleupFest & Startupfest VF
    Word from the sponsors and organizers.
  • 10:10 AM - 10:30 AM
    What startups really think
    AcceleratorFest

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    + 2017-07-12 10:10:00 2017-07-12 10:30:00 America/New_York What startups really think Come hear the results of Startupfest's exclusive accelerator survey, compiled with Betakit's Douglas Soltys, and find out what accelerator alumni think of the programs they participated in. AcceleratorFest Douglas Soltys Ray Luk
    Come hear the results of Startupfest's exclusive accelerator survey, compiled with Betakit's Douglas Soltys, and find out what accelerator alumni think of the programs they participated in.
  • 10:10 AM - 10:30 AM
    Overcoming the hurdles
    ScaleupFest

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    + 2017-07-12 10:10:00 2017-07-12 10:30:00 America/New_York Overcoming the hurdles In the last 20 years Carol Leaman has successfully led four early stage technology companies, and has used some combination of government funding, debt, venture capital, and private equity to finance all of them. Carol will talk about the Series A gap and how to navigate from angel capital to institutional capital. She’ll share her insight and practical tips on how to position your company successfully for the first major raise and how to get over the hurdles you will inevitably encounter. ScaleupFest Carol Leaman
    In the last 20 years Carol Leaman has successfully led four early stage technology companies, and has used some combination of government funding, debt, venture capital, and private equity to finance all of them. Carol will talk about the Series A gap and how to navigate from angel capital to institutional capital. She’ll share her insight and practical tips on how to position your company successfully for the first major raise and how to get over the hurdles you will inevitably encounter.
  • 10:10 AM - 10:30 AM
    Vision – Conviction – Exécution: Les piliers de l’entrepreneurship
    Startupfest VF

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    + 2017-07-12 10:10:00 2017-07-12 10:30:00 America/New_York Vision – Conviction – Exécution: Les piliers de l’entrepreneurship Être visionnaire, savoir transformer ses idées en réalité et ne jamais abandonner sont des compétences indispensables à un entrepreneur. M. Sirois nous expliquera comment ces aptitudes ont été des élément clés de son succès et comment un jeune entrepreneur devrait les utiliser. Startupfest VF Charles Sirois
    Être visionnaire, savoir transformer ses idées en réalité et ne jamais abandonner sont des compétences indispensables à un entrepreneur. M. Sirois nous expliquera comment ces aptitudes ont été des élément clés de son succès et comment un jeune entrepreneur devrait les utiliser.
  • 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
    The brutal economics of running an accelerator (and how to beat them)
    AcceleratorFest

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    + 2017-07-12 10:30:00 2017-07-12 10:50:00 America/New_York The brutal economics of running an accelerator (and how to beat them) Starting an accelerator seems deceptively simple. Team up with a few exited entrepreneurs and angel investors, get some space, recruit a network of mentors, and hang up a shingle. But then the costs start to add up: salaries, recruiting events, travel, investments in the startups, etc. The economics are brutal and the various revenue sources come with strings... AcceleratorFest Andrew Ackerman
    Starting an accelerator seems deceptively simple. Team up with a few exited entrepreneurs and angel investors, get some space, recruit a network of mentors, and hang up a shingle. But then the costs start to add up: salaries, recruiting events, travel, investments in the startups, etc. The economics are brutal and the various revenue sources come with strings...
  • 10:30 AM - 11:00AM
    Lessons from beyond.
    ScaleupFest

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    + 2017-07-12 10:30:00 2017-07-12 11:00:00 America/New_York Lessons from beyond. More details to come. ScaleupFest Yona Shtern
    More details to come.
  • 10:30 AM - 11:10 AM
    L'histoire derrière la création de Element AI
    Startupfest VF

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    + 2017-07-12 10:30:00 2017-07-12 11:10:00 America/New_York L'histoire derrière la création de Element AI Vous en saurez plus sur les défis et opportunités auxquels l'équipe d'Element AI fait face alors qu'ils éssaient de bâtir la plus grande entreprise d'intelligence artificielle du Canada. Startupfest VF Jean-François Gagné Anne Martel Jean-Sébastien Cournoyer Nicolas Chapados
    Vous en saurez plus sur les défis et opportunités auxquels l'équipe d'Element AI fait face alors qu'ils éssaient de bâtir la plus grande entreprise d'intelligence artificielle du Canada.
  • 10:50 AM - 11:20 AM
    What makes it work
    AcceleratorFest

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    + 2017-07-12 10:50:00 2017-07-12 11:20:00 America/New_York What makes it work More details to come. AcceleratorFest Dr. Uri Weinheber
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  • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Finding your exit
    ScaleupFest

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    + 2017-07-12 11:00:00 2017-07-12 11:30:00 America/New_York Finding your exit This panel looks at how two recent startup exits happened. From making the initial decision to go for an acquisition, to the process itself, to the after-effects of the acquisition on the company's founding team and employees, join us on a trip through the exit door. ScaleupFest Stephanie Leblanc - Moderator Gian Carlo Di Tommaso Mohamed Musbah
    This panel looks at how two recent startup exits happened. From making the initial decision to go for an acquisition, to the process itself, to the after-effects of the acquisition on the company's founding team and employees, join us on a trip through the exit door.
  • 11:10 AM - 11:50 AM
    Financement: Nouvelles tendances en matière d'Investissement ange et de démarrage
    Startupfest VF

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    + 2017-07-12 11:10:00 2017-07-12 11:50:00 America/New_York Financement: Nouvelles tendances en matière d'Investissement ange et de démarrage Beaucoup de fonds de démarrage lèvent des fonds de plus en plus gros et investissent dans des rondes de plus en plus largent. Quel est l’impact sur l’écosystème?
    SAFE, notes, équité et financement participatif: quels sont les nouveau outils pour lever une première ronde? Quelles autres tendances remarque-t-on dans le marché?
    Startupfest VF Sophie Forest Andrée-Lise Méthot Jacques Bernier - Modérateur Emilie Boutros
    Beaucoup de fonds de démarrage lèvent des fonds de plus en plus gros et investissent dans des rondes de plus en plus largent. Quel est l’impact sur l’écosystème?
    SAFE, notes, équité et financement participatif: quels sont les nouveau outils pour lever une première ronde? Quelles autres tendances remarque-t-on dans le marché?
  • 11:20 AM - 12:00 PM
    Triggering change
    AcceleratorFest

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    + 2017-07-12 11:20:00 2017-07-12 12:00:00 America/New_York Triggering change The accelerator landscape has continually evolved over the past 9+ years. In that same timeframe, startup ecosystems have experienced all multitudes of growing pains and many have matured a great deal. Our discussion will focus on changing ecosystems that have triggered change in accelerators across the globe. We will dig into the changes accelerators have made in recent years, the catalysts for these changes, and our panelists will share their own takeaways from changes they have made in their accelerators. Our discussion will wrap up with what we think lies ahead for changing ecosystems and the accelerators within them. AcceleratorFest Mina A Salib Chris Millard Danielle Alexander Jean-François Gagné
    The accelerator landscape has continually evolved over the past 9+ years. In that same timeframe, startup ecosystems have experienced all multitudes of growing pains and many have matured a great deal. Our discussion will focus on changing ecosystems that have triggered change in accelerators across the globe. We will dig into the changes accelerators have made in recent years, the catalysts for these changes, and our panelists will share their own takeaways from changes they have made in their accelerators. Our discussion will wrap up with what we think lies ahead for changing ecosystems and the accelerators within them.
  • 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    The Scaling Challenge; Lessons Learned in Growing a StartUp to a Multi-Million Dollar Company
    ScaleupFest

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    + 2017-07-12 11:30:00 2017-07-12 12:00:00 America/New_York The Scaling Challenge; Lessons Learned in Growing a StartUp to a Multi-Million Dollar Company Alyssa Furtado, Co-founder and CEO of one of the country's leading Fintech platforms RateHub.ca shares her lessons-learned growing and scaling her business to $10 million in revenue over the last 7 years. Find out how she grew a simple idea into a national website that hosts over 800,000 visits each month – all while achieving 100% year-over-year revenue growth – and why focusing on profitability was a better choice than raising rounds of funding. ScaleupFest Alyssa Furtado
    Alyssa Furtado, Co-founder and CEO of one of the country's leading Fintech platforms RateHub.ca shares her lessons-learned growing and scaling her business to $10 million in revenue over the last 7 years. Find out how she grew a simple idea into a national website that hosts over 800,000 visits each month – all while achieving 100% year-over-year revenue growth – and why focusing on profitability was a better choice than raising rounds of funding.
  • 11:50 AM - 12:50 PM
    Dîner
    Lounge

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    + 2017-07-12 11:50:00 2017-07-12 12:50:00 America/New_York Dîner Lounge
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Lunch
    AcceleratorFest

    *Separate Registration Required

    + 2017-07-12 12:00:00 2017-07-12 13:00:00 America/New_York Lunch AcceleratorFest
  • 12:00 PM - 1:10 PM
    Lunch
    ScaleupFest

    *Separate Registration Required

    + 2017-07-12 12:00:00 2017-07-12 13:10:00 America/New_York Lunch ScaleupFest
  • 12:50 PM - 1:30 PM
    Compétition du meilleur pitch
    Startupfest VF

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    + 2017-07-12 12:50:00 2017-07-12 13:30:00 America/New_York Compétition du meilleur pitch Comméléo Studios
    AvPlast
    OCNI factory
    Daylighted
    Swipecity
    Syos
    Clinia
    Startupfest VF
    Comméléo Studios
    AvPlast
    OCNI factory
    Daylighted
    Swipecity
    Syos
    Clinia
  • 1:00 PM -
    AngelFest Registration Opens
    Registration

    + 2017-07-12 13:00:00 2017-07-12 00:00:00 America/New_York AngelFest Registration Opens Registration
  • 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
    Round Table discussions: Keeping the doors open & Models to build a sustainable accelerator
    AcceleratorFest

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    + 2017-07-12 13:00:00 2017-07-12 14:20:00 America/New_York Round Table discussions: Keeping the doors open & Models to build a sustainable accelerator This pair of in-the-round discussions looks at different accelerator business models, and at how to create accelerators that thrive and survive over several years. The two topics are inextricably linked—an accelerator needs its own model for sustained funding, new talent acquisition, and deal flow; but it also needs to distinguish itself with specific domain expertise, a unique curriculum, and a model that works for its ecosystem. AcceleratorFest Andrew Ackerman David Brown Ravi Belani Sylvain Carle
    This pair of in-the-round discussions looks at different accelerator business models, and at how to create accelerators that thrive and survive over several years. The two topics are inextricably linked—an accelerator needs its own model for sustained funding, new talent acquisition, and deal flow; but it also needs to distinguish itself with specific domain expertise, a unique curriculum, and a model that works for its ecosystem.
  • 1:10 PM - 1:40 PM
    The difference in raising in Canada vs across borders and how investors affect your day to day
    ScaleupFest

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    + 2017-07-12 13:10:00 2017-07-12 13:40:00 America/New_York The difference in raising in Canada vs across borders and how investors affect your day to day Getting money from friends, family, angels, and seed rounds only goes so far. At some point, you need to raise real capital—and you'll likely want to look at raising outside of Canada. Investors expect different returns, they may want a seat on your board, they see risk differently, and create a new set of challenges for growing startups. But with these challenges come additional opportunities. How do these relationships change how you run your company? What do you need to think about when you look across borders for financing and partnerships? ScaleupFest Michelle Scarborough - Moderator Michael Silagadze Lylan Masterman
    Getting money from friends, family, angels, and seed rounds only goes so far. At some point, you need to raise real capital—and you'll likely want to look at raising outside of Canada. Investors expect different returns, they may want a seat on your board, they see risk differently, and create a new set of challenges for growing startups. But with these challenges come additional opportunities. How do these relationships change how you run your company? What do you need to think about when you look across borders for financing and partnerships?
  • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    AngelFest Unconerence
    AngelFest

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    + 2017-07-12 13:30:00 2017-07-12 16:00:00 America/New_York AngelFest Unconerence AngelFest
  • 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    Le rôle des corporations dans l'écosystème startup
    Startupfest VF

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    + 2017-07-12 13:30:00 2017-07-12 14:00:00 America/New_York Le rôle des corporations dans l'écosystème startup Que ce soit par le biais de labs et d'accélérateurs, d'investissements ou en tant que clients, les corporations travaillent fort pour soutenir la culture startup. Ce panel explorera ces relations et regardera comment les grandes entreprises peuvent soutenir votre entreprise. Startupfest VF Geraldine Martin Serge Legris Henri Dolino Francis Baillet
    Que ce soit par le biais de labs et d'accélérateurs, d'investissements ou en tant que clients, les corporations travaillent fort pour soutenir la culture startup. Ce panel explorera ces relations et regardera comment les grandes entreprises peuvent soutenir votre entreprise.
  • 1:40 PM - 2:20 PM
    Growing pains: Knowing your limits, dealing with change, and maintaining your culture
    ScaleupFest

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    + 2017-07-12 13:40:00 2017-07-12 14:20:00 America/New_York Growing pains: Knowing your limits, dealing with change, and maintaining your culture Learning to grow with your business can be challenging and sometimes a little messy. The trip from $0 – $100+ million was a wild ride and along the way Andrew Reid learned some important lessons about leadership. Vision Critical was shaped by resilience, people he considered family, and some big look-in-the-mirror- type questions. Perhaps most importantly, he learned that culture is not about stand-up desks, music in the bathrooms, and foosball. But rather, the ability to find the a common thread that can unify a diverse group of people around a shared goal while staying true to yourself. ScaleupFest Matt Roberts - Moderator Andrew Reid
    Learning to grow with your business can be challenging and sometimes a little messy. The trip from $0 – $100+ million was a wild ride and along the way Andrew Reid learned some important lessons about leadership. Vision Critical was shaped by resilience, people he considered family, and some big look-in-the-mirror- type questions. Perhaps most importantly, he learned that culture is not about stand-up desks, music in the bathrooms, and foosball. But rather, the ability to find the a common thread that can unify a diverse group of people around a shared goal while staying true to yourself.
  • 2:00 PM - 2:40 PM
    Les secrets du succès
    Startupfest VF

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    + 2017-07-12 14:00:00 2017-07-12 14:40:00 America/New_York Les secrets du succès Deux membres importants de l'équipe derrière le succès de PasswordBox vous feront part de leur histoire entrepreneuriale et vous donnerons leurs conseils pour réussir la votre. Startupfest VF Sophie Ducharme - Moderator Magaly Charbonneau Daniel Robichaud
    Deux membres importants de l'équipe derrière le succès de PasswordBox vous feront part de leur histoire entrepreneuriale et vous donnerons leurs conseils pour réussir la votre.
  • 2:20 PM - 2:35 PM
    Beer and cookie break
    AcceleratorFest

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    + 2017-07-12 14:20:00 2017-07-12 14:35:00 America/New_York Beer and cookie break AcceleratorFest
  • 2:20 PM - 3:00 PM
    The Talent Gap: What it takes to recruit top notch sales & marketing teams, and C-level executives
    ScaleupFest

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    + 2017-07-12 14:20:00 2017-07-12 15:00:00 America/New_York The Talent Gap: What it takes to recruit top notch sales & marketing teams, and C-level executives Ben Zifkin will present on some lessons learned scaling several tech companies. He will cover topics such as timing of hires, types of personalities and some of his biggest mistakes. Ben will then open up the discussion into an "Ask Me Anything" format to answer questions about the unique culture they have created at Hubba and the role the leadership team plays in that. ScaleupFest Ben Zifkin
    Ben Zifkin will present on some lessons learned scaling several tech companies. He will cover topics such as timing of hires, types of personalities and some of his biggest mistakes. Ben will then open up the discussion into an "Ask Me Anything" format to answer questions about the unique culture they have created at Hubba and the role the leadership team plays in that.
  • 2:35 PM - 2:40 PM
    What can accelerators do to prepare for changes in government and crown corporations?
    AcceleratorFest

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    + 2017-07-12 14:35:00 2017-07-12 14:40:00 America/New_York What can accelerators do to prepare for changes in government and crown corporations? For a long time, government has been inaccessible to small firms, because of long approvals and complex bidding processes. But that's changing in Canada, as it did in the UK. Startups need to add "B2G" to their list of market segments along with B2C and B2B.

    Changes in government and crown corporations—which are the largest buyer of IT services in most countries—will affect new ventures​. What can accelerators do to prepare?
    AcceleratorFest Olivia Neal
    For a long time, government has been inaccessible to small firms, because of long approvals and complex bidding processes. But that's changing in Canada, as it did in the UK. Startups need to add "B2G" to their list of market segments along with B2C and B2B.

    Changes in government and crown corporations—which are the largest buyer of IT services in most countries—will affect new ventures​. What can accelerators do to prepare?
  • 2:40 PM - 3:00 PM
    Mentors
    AcceleratorFest

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    + 2017-07-12 14:40:00 2017-07-12 15:00:00 America/New_York Mentors More details to come. AcceleratorFest Roy Glasberg
    More details to come.
  • 2:40 PM - 3:20 PM
    Trouver le product / market fit
    Startupfest VF

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    + 2017-07-12 14:40:00 2017-07-12 15:20:00 America/New_York Trouver le product / market fit Product / market fit: Ce que c’est, comment y arriver et pourquoi c’est le seul objectif qui compte vraiment pour une start-up
    Startupfest VF Frederic Lalonde
    Product / market fit: Ce que c’est, comment y arriver et pourquoi c’est le seul objectif qui compte vraiment pour une start-up
  • 3:00 PM - 3:40 PM
    What makes a great accelerator?
    AcceleratorFest

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    + 2017-07-12 15:00:00 2017-07-12 15:40:00 America/New_York What makes a great accelerator? How should backers judge an accelerator's performance? Is it strictly financial metrics—or does brand matter? Is the primary role of the accelerator to generate new standalone businesses, or to act as a ""farm team"" for the VC firms with which it partners?

    Since you can't improve what you don't measure, investors, backers, and advisors need to track that acceleration. But how do we collect data without losing ourselves in a sea of irrelevant metrics? And how does a backer strike a balance between arm's-length independence and fiduciary duty? In this discussion, we'll look at what the best accelerators are doing to produce great outcomes for their cohorts and their investors.
    AcceleratorFest John Stokes Arjun Arora Ash Singh - Moderator
    How should backers judge an accelerator's performance? Is it strictly financial metrics—or does brand matter? Is the primary role of the accelerator to generate new standalone businesses, or to act as a ""farm team"" for the VC firms with which it partners?

    Since you can't improve what you don't measure, investors, backers, and advisors need to track that acceleration. But how do we collect data without losing ourselves in a sea of irrelevant metrics? And how does a backer strike a balance between arm's-length independence and fiduciary duty? In this discussion, we'll look at what the best accelerators are doing to produce great outcomes for their cohorts and their investors.
  • 3:00 PM - 3:40 PM
    Chain reaction: Stories from the trenches
    ScaleupFest

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    + 2017-07-12 15:00:00 2017-07-12 15:40:00 America/New_York Chain reaction: Stories from the trenches In this unique panel format, four founders interview one another on their journey to their company's Series A. You'll hear war stories and candid surprises, in a winding set of short conversations that could lead anywhere.
    ScaleupFest Kyle Boulay Andy Mauro Tara Akhavan Anne Martel
    In this unique panel format, four founders interview one another on their journey to their company's Series A. You'll hear war stories and candid surprises, in a winding set of short conversations that could lead anywhere.
  • 3:20 PM - 4:00 PM
    Culture d'entreprise & startups
    Startupfest VF

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    + 2017-07-12 15:20:00 2017-07-12 16:00:00 America/New_York Culture d'entreprise & startups Les startups sont connues pour leurs cultures d’entreprise fortes mais il est souvent difficile de maintenir et d’adapter cette culture lorsque l’entreprise croît. Des entrepreneurs expérimentés vous présenteront leurs meilleurs conseils et outils pour garder leurs employés motivés et concentrés sur une vision commune. Startupfest VF Sylvain Carle LP Maurice Simon De Baene Christine Renaud
    Les startups sont connues pour leurs cultures d’entreprise fortes mais il est souvent difficile de maintenir et d’adapter cette culture lorsque l’entreprise croît. Des entrepreneurs expérimentés vous présenteront leurs meilleurs conseils et outils pour garder leurs employés motivés et concentrés sur une vision commune.
  • 3:40 PM - 4:20 PM
    Corporate acceleration
    AcceleratorFest

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    + 2017-07-12 15:40:00 2017-07-12 16:20:00 America/New_York Corporate acceleration Corporate accelerator programs have become prevalent across multiple industries around the world. Success can be measured through different lenses, but at the end of the day, they need to drive long term value for the partners (shareholder value, earnings, market share etc.) Going from innovation tourism to commercial success depends on the partner, and their ability to turn small opportunities into scalable ones with a true win-win between the corporation and the startups. How do you get the most out of corporate backed accelerator programs? What has worked in other programs and what are some major pitfalls to avoid? How can startups benefit the most from them, and where are they headed? AcceleratorFest Melinda Richter Ravi Belani Gandeephan Ganeshalingam Alan Lysne
    Corporate accelerator programs have become prevalent across multiple industries around the world. Success can be measured through different lenses, but at the end of the day, they need to drive long term value for the partners (shareholder value, earnings, market share etc.) Going from innovation tourism to commercial success depends on the partner, and their ability to turn small opportunities into scalable ones with a true win-win between the corporation and the startups. How do you get the most out of corporate backed accelerator programs? What has worked in other programs and what are some major pitfalls to avoid? How can startups benefit the most from them, and where are they headed?
  • 3:40 PM - 4:10 PM
    Cookie and beer break
    ScaleupFest

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    + 2017-07-12 15:40:00 2017-07-12 16:10:00 America/New_York Cookie and beer break ScaleupFest
  • 4:00 PM - 4:40 PM
    L’internet des objets, un commerce de chevaux de Troie, et comment cela impact les modèles de marché traditionnels
    Startupfest VF

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    + 2017-07-12 16:00:00 2017-07-12 16:40:00 America/New_York L’internet des objets, un commerce de chevaux de Troie, et comment cela impact les modèles de marché traditionnels Avoir des solutions plus accessibles et moins chères pour connecter des objets marque le début d'une ère de nouveaux modèles d'affaire complexes. Cela ne fait que commencer et va prendre encore plus d'importance dans les années à venir. Quels nouveaux services vont voir le jour? Comment les modèles d'affaire traditionnels vont-ils être impactés? Voici un aperçu des dernières tendances qui émergent dans ce marché. Startupfest VF Anthony Charbonnier
    Avoir des solutions plus accessibles et moins chères pour connecter des objets marque le début d'une ère de nouveaux modèles d'affaire complexes. Cela ne fait que commencer et va prendre encore plus d'importance dans les années à venir. Quels nouveaux services vont voir le jour? Comment les modèles d'affaire traditionnels vont-ils être impactés? Voici un aperçu des dernières tendances qui émergent dans ce marché.
  • 4:10 PM - 4:40 PM
    Metrics that matter to achieve growth
    ScaleupFest

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    + 2017-07-12 16:10:00 2017-07-12 16:40:00 America/New_York Metrics that matter to achieve growth Fred will discuss which metrics matter to achieve growth. (spoiler: they don't) ScaleupFest Frederic Lalonde
    Fred will discuss which metrics matter to achieve growth. (spoiler: they don't)
  • 4:20 PM - 4:40 PM
    Tips and tricks for a great accelerator
    AcceleratorFest

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    + 2017-07-12 16:20:00 2017-07-12 16:40:00 America/New_York Tips and tricks for a great accelerator It's easy to create an accelerator, but to run one, there are 1000 things to get right. Come hear about some of the top tips and tricks to making sure that your accelerator is one of the best. AcceleratorFest David Brown
    It's easy to create an accelerator, but to run one, there are 1000 things to get right. Come hear about some of the top tips and tricks to making sure that your accelerator is one of the best.
  • 4:40 PM - 5:00 PM
    Closing Keynote
    ScaleupFest

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    + 2017-07-12 16:40:00 2017-07-12 17:00:00 America/New_York Closing Keynote More details to come. ScaleupFest Michele Romanow
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  • 4:40PM - 5:00PM
    Conférence de clôture
    Startupfest VF

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    + 2017-07-12 16:40:00 2017-07-12 17:00:00 America/New_York Conférence de clôture Discussion entre LP Maurice et Chantal Trépanier. Startupfest VF Chantal Trépanier
    Discussion entre LP Maurice et Chantal Trépanier.
  • 5:00 PM - 5:10 PM
    Mots de la fin et Révélation du récipiendaire du prix pour le meilleur pitch
    Startupfest VF

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    + 2017-07-12 17:00:00 2017-07-12 17:10:00 America/New_York Mots de la fin et Révélation du récipiendaire du prix pour le meilleur pitch Startupfest VF
  • 5:30 PM -
    STARTUPFEST REGISTRATION OPENS + OPENING KICK OFF PARTY

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    + 2017-07-12 17:30:00 2017-07-12 00:00:00 America/New_York STARTUPFEST REGISTRATION OPENS + OPENING KICK OFF PARTY
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  • 8:00 AM -
    Rassemblement Startup Québec
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    *Separate registration required

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  • 9:00 AM -
    STARTUPFEST REGISTRATION OPENS
    Registration

    + 2017-07-13 09:00:00 2017-07-13 00:00:00 America/New_York STARTUPFEST REGISTRATION OPENS Registration
  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Breakfast
    Lounge

    + 2017-07-13 09:00:00 2017-07-13 10:00:00 America/New_York Breakfast Lounge
  • 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
    Missing what is missing: A healthy relationship with chaos and the psychology of luck
    Keynote Stage

    + 2017-07-13 10:00:00 2017-07-13 10:20:00 America/New_York Missing what is missing: A healthy relationship with chaos and the psychology of luck Modern psychology has given us a much better understanding of luck. Often seen as serendipity, magic, and fanciful thinking, there's actually a lot of science behind it. Just as laypeople have an understanding of a coiled spring—seemingly simple, but governed by complex physical laws and interactions—so we can understand the deceptively simple notion of luck as the output of a set of behaviors. Best of all, we can now use that understanding to predict who is, and is not, likely to be lucky over time.

    In this talk, journalist and author David McRaney takes us on a tour of survivorship bias—the human tendency to associate success with traits of geniuses, entrepreneurs, superstars, blockbusters, etc., but to discount the role of luck in such outcomes. He'll explain what luck really is; and what we're truly noticing when we use that word to describe particular outcomes. Finally, he'll share what scientists say we ought to be doing if we'd like to experience more of that phenomenon in our lives and projects.
    Keynote Stage David McRaney
    Modern psychology has given us a much better understanding of luck. Often seen as serendipity, magic, and fanciful thinking, there's actually a lot of science behind it. Just as laypeople have an understanding of a coiled spring—seemingly simple, but governed by complex physical laws and interactions—so we can understand the deceptively simple notion of luck as the output of a set of behaviors. Best of all, we can now use that understanding to predict who is, and is not, likely to be lucky over time.

    In this talk, journalist and author David McRaney takes us on a tour of survivorship bias—the human tendency to associate success with traits of geniuses, entrepreneurs, superstars, blockbusters, etc., but to discount the role of luck in such outcomes. He'll explain what luck really is; and what we're truly noticing when we use that word to describe particular outcomes. Finally, he'll share what scientists say we ought to be doing if we'd like to experience more of that phenomenon in our lives and projects.
  • 10:20 AM - 10:40 AM
    A Lucky Break – Turning Tragedy into Opportunity to Improve Health Care
    Keynote Stage

    + 2017-07-13 10:20:00 2017-07-13 10:40:00 America/New_York A Lucky Break – Turning Tragedy into Opportunity to Improve Health Care As the saying goes, “every cloud has a silver lining", Melinda Richter (JLABS) turned a near-death experience traveling abroad, into a change that's rippling through the healthcare industry, in a vow to improve how solutions make it from concept to consumer, and ensure that no one ever faced a similar situation. Her drive, passion, and vision resulted in a successful model based on much more than pure luck. Keynote Stage Melinda Richter
    As the saying goes, “every cloud has a silver lining", Melinda Richter (JLABS) turned a near-death experience traveling abroad, into a change that's rippling through the healthcare industry, in a vow to improve how solutions make it from concept to consumer, and ensure that no one ever faced a similar situation. Her drive, passion, and vision resulted in a successful model based on much more than pure luck.
  • 10:40 AM - 11:00 AM
    Making luck happen
    Keynote Stage

    + 2017-07-13 10:40:00 2017-07-13 11:00:00 America/New_York Making luck happen Great startups make their own luck. Hope is not a strategy, and the best founders find opportunities, drive towards a great vision while being flexible with day-to-day tactics. What looks like luck in hindsight is actually planning, determination, and an unerring sense of timing. In this talk, Techstars founder David Brown talks about what it takes to make luck happen. Keynote Stage David Brown
    Great startups make their own luck. Hope is not a strategy, and the best founders find opportunities, drive towards a great vision while being flexible with day-to-day tactics. What looks like luck in hindsight is actually planning, determination, and an unerring sense of timing. In this talk, Techstars founder David Brown talks about what it takes to make luck happen.
  • 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
    The Next Seven Quarters
    Keynote Stage

    + 2017-07-13 11:00:00 2017-07-13 11:20:00 America/New_York The Next Seven Quarters Over the next four years, or two clicks of Moore's Law, a ton about our technology world will change. Scoble will bring you the best from his travels visiting R&D labs, startups, and innovators around the world. He views the world through his rose-colored-mixed-reality glasses, which will be the new user interface for self driving cars, Smart Cities, IoT, and many other things in our world. He'll send you off with some lessons for companies both large and small. The Fourth Transformation: Augmented Reality is coming. Virtual Reality will take entertainment minutes away. Over the next decade we will look at our smartphone screens less and less as we use things like Magic Leap more and more.

    Even if you use your mobile phone's screen to watch a virtual reality event, it will be quite a different experience than staring down at a mobile phone in your hands.Plus, you will look at, and interact with your world quite differently thanks to beacons, Internet of Things, new kinds of sensors and artificial intelligence systems to fuse data, analyze it, and present it in new ways.

    Think this is science fiction? In this eye-opening keynote you will:

    Discover the companies that are bringing futuristic technologies to you today, including those in airports, football stadiums, and shopping malls
    Demystify cloud - We will discuss how cloud is everywhere in this new world and the trends that are soon to be hitting us, whether in self driving cars or augmented reality glasses
    Learn what your business can do now to keep up and ahead of these coming trends.
    Keynote Stage Robert Scoble
    Over the next four years, or two clicks of Moore's Law, a ton about our technology world will change. Scoble will bring you the best from his travels visiting R&D labs, startups, and innovators around the world. He views the world through his rose-colored-mixed-reality glasses, which will be the new user interface for self driving cars, Smart Cities, IoT, and many other things in our world. He'll send you off with some lessons for companies both large and small. The Fourth Transformation: Augmented Reality is coming. Virtual Reality will take entertainment minutes away. Over the next decade we will look at our smartphone screens less and less as we use things like Magic Leap more and more.

    Even if you use your mobile phone's screen to watch a virtual reality event, it will be quite a different experience than staring down at a mobile phone in your hands.Plus, you will look at, and interact with your world quite differently thanks to beacons, Internet of Things, new kinds of sensors and artificial intelligence systems to fuse data, analyze it, and present it in new ways.

    Think this is science fiction? In this eye-opening keynote you will:

    Discover the companies that are bringing futuristic technologies to you today, including those in airports, football stadiums, and shopping malls
    Demystify cloud - We will discuss how cloud is everywhere in this new world and the trends that are soon to be hitting us, whether in self driving cars or augmented reality glasses
    Learn what your business can do now to keep up and ahead of these coming trends.
  • 11:20 AM - 11:40 AM
    Challenge Accepted: Lessons in Luck & Life from a VC all the way from #LongLA
    Keynote Stage

    + 2017-07-13 11:20:00 2017-07-13 11:40:00 America/New_York Challenge Accepted: Lessons in Luck & Life from a VC all the way from #LongLA How immigrant hustle and career pivots have shaped the life, career, and investing thesis of 29-year old (female) VC investor Suzy Ryoo, along with some tangible lessons from along the journey. Keynote Stage Suzy Ryoo
    How immigrant hustle and career pivots have shaped the life, career, and investing thesis of 29-year old (female) VC investor Suzy Ryoo, along with some tangible lessons from along the journey.
  • 11:40 AM - 12:00 PM
    Your company is a product too
    Keynote Stage

    + 2017-07-13 11:40:00 2017-07-13 12:00:00 America/New_York Your company is a product too The role of culture and self awareness in building a business. Keynote Stage Jesse Hertzberg
    The role of culture and self awareness in building a business.
  • 12:00 PM - 12:05 PM
    How to go viral
    Keynote Stage

    + 2017-07-13 12:00:00 2017-07-13 12:05:00 America/New_York How to go viral More details to come. Keynote Stage Karen X. Cheng
    More details to come.
  • 12:05 PM - 12:45 PM
    Best Pitch Competition
    Keynote Stage

    + 2017-07-13 12:05:00 2017-07-13 12:45:00 America/New_York Best Pitch Competition PARTY ON DEMAND
    Vimix.tv
    Ferst Digital
    Comfable
    Tunedly
    Quanovate
    The Hive
    Keynote Stage MC - Austin Hill
    PARTY ON DEMAND
    Vimix.tv
    Ferst Digital
    Comfable
    Tunedly
    Quanovate
    The Hive
  • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Tent Village Open
    Tent Village

    + 2017-07-13 12:00:00 2017-07-13 17:00:00 America/New_York Tent Village Open Tent Village
  • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Braindates
    Lounge

    + 2017-07-13 12:00:00 2017-07-13 17:00:00 America/New_York Braindates Lounge
  • 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM
    LUNCH

    + 2017-07-13 12:45:00 2017-07-13 14:00:00 America/New_York LUNCH
  • 2:00 PM - 2:40 PM
    + 2017-07-13 14:00:00 2017-07-13 14:40:00 America/New_York How to get acquired If you take money for a new venture, you're making a promise to investors that you'll get them a return on that investment. And that means an exit. So how do you make the exit happen? Smart founders know that you can't just work in your business; you have to work on it. Because after all, when it comes to creating a liquidity event, your company is your product.

    This panel peers behind the scenes of an acquisition to look at what it takes to build and exit a company. Maluuba's co-founder and CEO invites Microsoft Ventures and Nautilus Venture Partners—two key players in the company's recent acquisition—to a candid discussion on what it takes to get acquired.
    How-To Stage Sarah Prevette - Moderator Sam Pasupalak Samir Kumar Brian Kang
    If you take money for a new venture, you're making a promise to investors that you'll get them a return on that investment. And that means an exit. So how do you make the exit happen? Smart founders know that you can't just work in your business; you have to work on it. Because after all, when it comes to creating a liquidity event, your company is your product.

    This panel peers behind the scenes of an acquisition to look at what it takes to build and exit a company. Maluuba's co-founder and CEO invites Microsoft Ventures and Nautilus Venture Partners—two key players in the company's recent acquisition—to a candid discussion on what it takes to get acquired.
  • 2:00 PM - 2:40 PM
    The future of AR - Augmenting human intelligence
    Future-Of stage

    + 2017-07-13 14:00:00 2017-07-13 14:40:00 America/New_York The future of AR - Augmenting human intelligence Humans and machines have been interacting for half a century, and we've come a long way from the punched cards of old. But in the last 20 years, the pace of innovation in human-computer interaction has really accelerated. New interfaces, and the peace dividends of the mobile phone and game console wars, have given us new ways to work with data, algorithms, and machines.

    In this talk, Meta's Kharis O'Connell looks at the last 20 years of human-computer interaction, what impact it's had on the world, and how that impact has in turn influenced new forms of immersive technology. Ultimately, he'll conclude that the promise of Augmented Reality is really about humans, and how we understand and interact with the world around us.
    Future-Of stage Kharis O'Connell
    Humans and machines have been interacting for half a century, and we've come a long way from the punched cards of old. But in the last 20 years, the pace of innovation in human-computer interaction has really accelerated. New interfaces, and the peace dividends of the mobile phone and game console wars, have given us new ways to work with data, algorithms, and machines.

    In this talk, Meta's Kharis O'Connell looks at the last 20 years of human-computer interaction, what impact it's had on the world, and how that impact has in turn influenced new forms of immersive technology. Ultimately, he'll conclude that the promise of Augmented Reality is really about humans, and how we understand and interact with the world around us.
  • 2:00 PM - 2:40 PM
    How do you win a pitch competition?
    Interactive Stage

    + 2017-07-13 14:00:00 2017-07-13 14:40:00 America/New_York How do you win a pitch competition? Startupfest has a lot of hustle. If you're here to pitch investors and raise a round, this session is your unfair advantage. Past Startupfest pitch winners from Flixel and Bus.com (formerly Sharethebus) offer inside tips, dirty secrets, and what worked for them. Learn which food trucks to stake out, how to spot funding from across the tent, the best way to strike up a conversation, and how to time your story for maximum effect. Great startups make their own luck, and you can make yours by learning from the winners.
    Interactive Stage Philippe LeBlanc Kyle Boulay
    Startupfest has a lot of hustle. If you're here to pitch investors and raise a round, this session is your unfair advantage. Past Startupfest pitch winners from Flixel and Bus.com (formerly Sharethebus) offer inside tips, dirty secrets, and what worked for them. Learn which food trucks to stake out, how to spot funding from across the tent, the best way to strike up a conversation, and how to time your story for maximum effect. Great startups make their own luck, and you can make yours by learning from the winners.
  • 2:45 PM - 3:25 PM
    How to build a company in a non tech-hub city
    How-To Stage

    + 2017-07-13 14:45:00 2017-07-13 15:25:00 America/New_York How to build a company in a non tech-hub city A founder's internet is flush with feeds from the great tech hubs: San Francisco, New York, Tel Aviv. And much is made of the need for an ecosystem. But most of the opportunities—and most of the humans—aren't from there. This panel looks at what it takes to launch a startup from the untapped corners of the earth, playing to the region's unique strengths while avoiding the pitfalls of distance and relative anonymity. Learn how startups from non-tech hubs build great companies that navigate outside the traditional startup boundaries. How-To Stage Chris Shipley - Moderator Jon Gosier Ash Singh
    A founder's internet is flush with feeds from the great tech hubs: San Francisco, New York, Tel Aviv. And much is made of the need for an ecosystem. But most of the opportunities—and most of the humans—aren't from there. This panel looks at what it takes to launch a startup from the untapped corners of the earth, playing to the region's unique strengths while avoiding the pitfalls of distance and relative anonymity. Learn how startups from non-tech hubs build great companies that navigate outside the traditional startup boundaries.
  • 2:45 PM - 3:25 PM
    The future of finance
    Future-Of Stage

    + 2017-07-13 14:45:00 2017-07-13 15:25:00 America/New_York The future of finance Think the fintech startup game is over? Well it’s not. When it comes to finance and disruption, these cycles play out longer than you think. Technology comes in waves. The financial community is no exception. We’re watching multiple trends cross, providing headaches and opportunities for incumbents along with openings for new entrants. Consumers are in the drivers seat and they have only just started to try new financial solutions. The future of finance is playing out in other markets faster – but there is no argument it is coming here. Come take a tour through the past, as we provide context for the financial landscape in the next few years. It’s all about API’s, data, AI, automation and technology innovation, and people of course. Future-Of Stage Sue Britton Robert Passarella
    Think the fintech startup game is over? Well it’s not. When it comes to finance and disruption, these cycles play out longer than you think. Technology comes in waves. The financial community is no exception. We’re watching multiple trends cross, providing headaches and opportunities for incumbents along with openings for new entrants. Consumers are in the drivers seat and they have only just started to try new financial solutions. The future of finance is playing out in other markets faster – but there is no argument it is coming here. Come take a tour through the past, as we provide context for the financial landscape in the next few years. It’s all about API’s, data, AI, automation and technology innovation, and people of course.
  • 2:45 PM - 3:25 PM
    + 2017-07-13 14:45:00 2017-07-13 15:25:00 America/New_York Investor AMA Most of the time, startup discussions follow the golden rule: whoever has the gold makes the rules. That means funders get to set the agenda, do due diligence, and critique the business plans. But in this candid AMA, we're turning the tables. Pose your thorniest questions to our panel of globally recognized investors, and find how what it's like to be on the other side of investing in early-stage, unproven business ventures. Interactive Stage Paul Grossinger Lylan Masterman Neha Khera Chris Arsenault - Moderator
    Most of the time, startup discussions follow the golden rule: whoever has the gold makes the rules. That means funders get to set the agenda, do due diligence, and critique the business plans. But in this candid AMA, we're turning the tables. Pose your thorniest questions to our panel of globally recognized investors, and find how what it's like to be on the other side of investing in early-stage, unproven business ventures.
  • 3:30 PM - 4:10 PM
    How to make a viral video
    How-To Stage

    + 2017-07-13 15:30:00 2017-07-13 16:10:00 America/New_York How to make a viral video - Why some videos go viral and others don't
    - Video trends in 2017
    - How to optimize a video for TV vs YouTube vs Facebook
    - How to optimize a video for brand awareness vs. conversions
    - How to A/B test videos before you launch
    How-To Stage Karen X. Cheng
    - Why some videos go viral and others don't
    - Video trends in 2017
    - How to optimize a video for TV vs YouTube vs Facebook
    - How to optimize a video for brand awareness vs. conversions
    - How to A/B test videos before you launch
  • 3:30 PM - 4:10 PM
    The future of food
    Future-Of Stage

    + 2017-07-13 15:30:00 2017-07-13 16:10:00 America/New_York The future of food We’re faced with a growing population, a changing climate, and the continued epidemic of diet-related diseases. How will we build sustainable and nutritious food systems for a changing planet? In this talk, you’ll learn how past trends and future threats feed into new explorations by scientists and entrepreneurs. From genetic analysis to robots to augmented reality, there’s a lot on the table for the future of food. Future-Of Stage Trina Chiasson
    We’re faced with a growing population, a changing climate, and the continued epidemic of diet-related diseases. How will we build sustainable and nutritious food systems for a changing planet? In this talk, you’ll learn how past trends and future threats feed into new explorations by scientists and entrepreneurs. From genetic analysis to robots to augmented reality, there’s a lot on the table for the future of food.
  • 3:30 PM - 4:10 PM
    Luck is not a strategy: The best companies make their own luck
    Interactive Stage

    + 2017-07-13 15:30:00 2017-07-13 16:10:00 America/New_York Luck is not a strategy: The best companies make their own luck Luck can KILL you … Luck can SAVE you … and smart folks with their eyes wide open can MANAGE their luck. Randy Smerik has personally started 4 companies … led the acquisitions (both selling and buying) of over 15 companies … and has been an Advisor to dozens of companies. Randy has seen with his own 2 eyes and heard with his own 2 ears what happens when Luck … both BAD and GOOD … falls upon a startup. ATTEND this session if you want to learn how to BE AWARE when this happens … and what ACTIONS to take. You are LUCKY to have this session taking place at Startupfest! Interactive Stage Randy Smerik
    Luck can KILL you … Luck can SAVE you … and smart folks with their eyes wide open can MANAGE their luck. Randy Smerik has personally started 4 companies … led the acquisitions (both selling and buying) of over 15 companies … and has been an Advisor to dozens of companies. Randy has seen with his own 2 eyes and heard with his own 2 ears what happens when Luck … both BAD and GOOD … falls upon a startup. ATTEND this session if you want to learn how to BE AWARE when this happens … and what ACTIONS to take. You are LUCKY to have this session taking place at Startupfest!
  • 4:15 PM - 4:55 PM
    Luck is Made: How Repeat Founders Minimize Failure
    How-To Stage

    + 2017-07-13 16:15:00 2017-07-13 16:55:00 America/New_York Luck is Made: How Repeat Founders Minimize Failure Serial entrepreneur Jennifer Mellon has built three successful startups while raising five children and spending countless hours on charitable work. In this candid talk, Jen will discuss how successful repeat founders can minimize failure by treating their craft as a real discipline requiring more "science" and less "art."

    From taking a data- and evidence-based approach to decision-making, to avoiding the ego-driven vanity pitfalls (PR can wait!), to the critical importance of co-founder dynamics, to understanding that doing good is good for business, to how hiring can make or break your startup, this is a deep dive into the hard truths of entrepreneurship.

    It may not be sexy, but a ruthless insistence on proof, the mitigation of death threats—and some slick regulatory environment Jiu-Jitsuing that turns a seemingly insurmountable hurdle into a defensive moat—can be the difference between generating massive returns and returning to the workforce of the masses.
    How-To Stage Jen Mellon
    Serial entrepreneur Jennifer Mellon has built three successful startups while raising five children and spending countless hours on charitable work. In this candid talk, Jen will discuss how successful repeat founders can minimize failure by treating their craft as a real discipline requiring more "science" and less "art."

    From taking a data- and evidence-based approach to decision-making, to avoiding the ego-driven vanity pitfalls (PR can wait!), to the critical importance of co-founder dynamics, to understanding that doing good is good for business, to how hiring can make or break your startup, this is a deep dive into the hard truths of entrepreneurship.

    It may not be sexy, but a ruthless insistence on proof, the mitigation of death threats—and some slick regulatory environment Jiu-Jitsuing that turns a seemingly insurmountable hurdle into a defensive moat—can be the difference between generating massive returns and returning to the workforce of the masses.
  • 4:15 PM - 4:55 PM
    The future of automation and robotics
    Future-Of Stage

    + 2017-07-13 16:15:00 2017-07-13 16:55:00 America/New_York The future of automation and robotics One in fifty Americans drives a truck for a living. Cities make over US$6B a year in speeding tickets. And there are billions of dollars in taxicab medallions. Add up the impact of self-driving cars, and it's going to transform everything about society—from where we put service stations, to the value of houses with garages, to the very idea of car ownership

    Qualcom Ventures' Varun Jain has been at the center of this disruption. A backer of Cruise Automation, acquired by General Motors for over $1B, he'll discuss just how wide-reaching the impact of driverless vehicles will be and how close that future really is—not to mention the role luck played in Cruise Automation's deal.
    Future-Of Stage Varun Jain
    One in fifty Americans drives a truck for a living. Cities make over US$6B a year in speeding tickets. And there are billions of dollars in taxicab medallions. Add up the impact of self-driving cars, and it's going to transform everything about society—from where we put service stations, to the value of houses with garages, to the very idea of car ownership

    Qualcom Ventures' Varun Jain has been at the center of this disruption. A backer of Cruise Automation, acquired by General Motors for over $1B, he'll discuss just how wide-reaching the impact of driverless vehicles will be and how close that future really is—not to mention the role luck played in Cruise Automation's deal.
  • 4:15 PM - 4:55 PM
    + 2017-07-13 16:15:00 2017-07-13 16:55:00 America/New_York Accelerator AMA With this Ask-an-Accelerator-Anything, it's your chance to kick the tires on accelerator models. Our panel of veteran accelerator operators give you straight answers about the pros and cons of curated, organized growth. Is an incubator or an accelerator better for you, or should you go it alone? How much are all those perks really worth? Is demo day just pitching, or does it lead to growth investment? How much formal programming do you need—and when does it become homework that gets in the way of building a business? Join our accelerator AMA and get all your questions answered straight from the horse's mouth. Interactive Stage Michelle Scarborough - Moderator David Brown Ravi Belani Chris Neumann Dr. Uri Weinheber
    With this Ask-an-Accelerator-Anything, it's your chance to kick the tires on accelerator models. Our panel of veteran accelerator operators give you straight answers about the pros and cons of curated, organized growth. Is an incubator or an accelerator better for you, or should you go it alone? How much are all those perks really worth? Is demo day just pitching, or does it lead to growth investment? How much formal programming do you need—and when does it become homework that gets in the way of building a business? Join our accelerator AMA and get all your questions answered straight from the horse's mouth.
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  • 9:00 AM -
    STARTUPFEST REGISTRATION OPENS
    Registration

    + 2017-07-14 09:00:00 2017-07-14 00:00:00 America/New_York STARTUPFEST REGISTRATION OPENS Registration
  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Breakfast
    Lounge

    + 2017-07-14 09:00:00 2017-07-14 10:00:00 America/New_York Breakfast Lounge
  • 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
    A crash course in luck and success: How I lost $80M
    Keynote Stage

    + 2017-07-14 10:00:00 2017-07-14 10:20:00 America/New_York A crash course in luck and success: How I lost $80M Is the universe is fixed and unchangeable? Or, can you bend it to your will? The Jedi are lucky because they understand that the world is more malleable than most people think. We live in the Matrix—and reality responds differently depending on how you approach it. Take it from John Bates, who lost $80M, nearly died of a rare, stress-induced autoimmune disease, and still feels like one of the luckiest people on the planet. What if you could use your Jedi Mind Powers, hold out your hand, and through sheer force of will make your lightsaber leap into it? Maybe you can... Keynote Stage John K. Bates
    Is the universe is fixed and unchangeable? Or, can you bend it to your will? The Jedi are lucky because they understand that the world is more malleable than most people think. We live in the Matrix—and reality responds differently depending on how you approach it. Take it from John Bates, who lost $80M, nearly died of a rare, stress-induced autoimmune disease, and still feels like one of the luckiest people on the planet. What if you could use your Jedi Mind Powers, hold out your hand, and through sheer force of will make your lightsaber leap into it? Maybe you can...
  • 10:20 AM - 10:40 AM
    Fireside Chat
    Keynote Stage

    + 2017-07-14 10:20:00 2017-07-14 10:40:00 America/New_York Fireside Chat More details to come. Keynote Stage Hon. Navdeep Bains Alistair Croll - Moderator
    More details to come.
  • 10:40 AM - 10:45 AM
    Your Uninvited Silent Partner
    Keynote Stage

    + 2017-07-14 10:40:00 2017-07-14 10:45:00 America/New_York Your Uninvited Silent Partner It's the business world's dirty little secret, and it's not a good one. Learn about the silent partner that seems to take a piece of every start-up...especially the successful ones. A five-minute cautionary tale that will stay with you forever. Keynote Stage Andy Nulman
    It's the business world's dirty little secret, and it's not a good one. Learn about the silent partner that seems to take a piece of every start-up...especially the successful ones. A five-minute cautionary tale that will stay with you forever.
  • 10:50 AM - 10:55 AM
    The shit list and other tips to ensure you’re keeping your growing startup real
    Keynote Stage

    + 2017-07-14 10:50:00 2017-07-14 10:55:00 America/New_York The shit list and other tips to ensure you’re keeping your growing startup real Most people running a new enterprise are excited and optimistic-almost to a fault. Staying positive is an important element of success and sometimes you need a little hubris to sell the future. But believing in what's possible doesn't mean you can't plan for what's probably going to happen on your way to becoming successful. Keynote Stage Andrew Reid
    Most people running a new enterprise are excited and optimistic-almost to a fault. Staying positive is an important element of success and sometimes you need a little hubris to sell the future. But believing in what's possible doesn't mean you can't plan for what's probably going to happen on your way to becoming successful.
  • 10:55 AM - 11:00 AM
    Canada is the best place to build a billion dollar software company
    Keynote Stage

    + 2017-07-14 10:55:00 2017-07-14 11:00:00 America/New_York Canada is the best place to build a billion dollar software company More details to come. Keynote Stage Harley Finkelstein
    More details to come.
  • 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
    Good luck, bad luck, and serendipity
    Keynote Stage

    + 2017-07-14 11:00:00 2017-07-14 11:20:00 America/New_York Good luck, bad luck, and serendipity Startups are hard. If startups are hard, consumer social startups are the hardest. People are finicky, competition is fierce and the Facebooks of the world are constantly trying to eat your lunch. Hear the good luck, bad luck, and serendipity of Houseparty CEO Ben Rubin on his unique journey. Keynote Stage Ben Rubin Greg Isenberg
    Startups are hard. If startups are hard, consumer social startups are the hardest. People are finicky, competition is fierce and the Facebooks of the world are constantly trying to eat your lunch. Hear the good luck, bad luck, and serendipity of Houseparty CEO Ben Rubin on his unique journey.
  • 11:20 AM - 11:40 AM
    Design – Your Ultimate Competitive Advantage
    Keynote Stage

    + 2017-07-14 11:20:00 2017-07-14 11:40:00 America/New_York Design – Your Ultimate Competitive Advantage Technology has flattened the competitive landscape, lowered the barrier for entry. The cost of starting a business is lower than it ever before. The ability to scale globally can happen faster than ever before. Today, having a great user experience is table stakes. The start of a good experience is a well-designed experience. Zack will teach you how thinking about the design of your product through the lens of your user is your ultimate competitive advantage. Keynote Stage Zack Onisko
    Technology has flattened the competitive landscape, lowered the barrier for entry. The cost of starting a business is lower than it ever before. The ability to scale globally can happen faster than ever before. Today, having a great user experience is table stakes. The start of a good experience is a well-designed experience. Zack will teach you how thinking about the design of your product through the lens of your user is your ultimate competitive advantage.
  • 11:40 AM - 12:00 PM
    Keynote
    Keynote Stage

    + 2017-07-14 11:40:00 2017-07-14 12:00:00 America/New_York Keynote More details to come. Keynote Stage Kimberly Bryant
    More details to come.
  • 12:00 PM - 12:20 PM
    Curiosity, not luck, made the Cat
    Keynote Stage

    + 2017-07-14 12:00:00 2017-07-14 12:20:00 America/New_York Curiosity, not luck, made the Cat Many of today's most transformational technologies and companies were made by curious people, tinkering on nights and weekends. Curiosity is core to the Product Hunt community, the reason why it exists, and an under-appreciated character trait in the tech community. Keynote Stage Ryan Hoover
    Many of today's most transformational technologies and companies were made by curious people, tinkering on nights and weekends. Curiosity is core to the Product Hunt community, the reason why it exists, and an under-appreciated character trait in the tech community.
  • 12:20 PM - 12:40 PM
    Silicon Valley’s morality crash
    Keynote Stage

    + 2017-07-14 12:20:00 2017-07-14 12:40:00 America/New_York Silicon Valley’s morality crash For at least ten years, pundits have been saying tech startups are overvalued and poised for an economic crash. It never happened. Blame low interest rates and an influx of foreign capital. Instead, arrogance, bro-culture, and bad behavior was rewarded with unprecedented amounts of capital and almost no oversight. The result has been Silicon Valley’s first morality crash. It’s not an economic reckoning: The bad behavior of companies like Uber and venture firms like Binary Capital is causing the implosion of once untouchable figures in Silicon Valley.

    Here’s what happens next and how to make sure you aren’t collateral damage.
    Keynote Stage Sarah Lacy
    For at least ten years, pundits have been saying tech startups are overvalued and poised for an economic crash. It never happened. Blame low interest rates and an influx of foreign capital. Instead, arrogance, bro-culture, and bad behavior was rewarded with unprecedented amounts of capital and almost no oversight. The result has been Silicon Valley’s first morality crash. It’s not an economic reckoning: The bad behavior of companies like Uber and venture firms like Binary Capital is causing the implosion of once untouchable figures in Silicon Valley.

    Here’s what happens next and how to make sure you aren’t collateral damage.
  • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Tent Village Open
    Tent Village

    + 2017-07-14 12:00:00 2017-07-14 17:00:00 America/New_York Tent Village Open Tent Village
  • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Braindates
    Lounge

    + 2017-07-14 12:00:00 2017-07-14 17:00:00 America/New_York Braindates Lounge
  • 12:40 PM - 2:00 PM
    LUNCH

    + 2017-07-14 12:40:00 2017-07-14 14:00:00 America/New_York LUNCH
  • 2:00 PM - 2:40 PM
    How To Find and Conquer Your Niche
    How-To Stage

    + 2017-07-14 14:00:00 2017-07-14 14:40:00 America/New_York How To Find and Conquer Your Niche SCRUFF is the #1 rated gay dating app. Why should you care? Because it's a perfect example of an app that has found and conquered its niche to become a worldwide success, without raising huge amounts of capital. This talk will reveal tons of secrets that your startup can put to use today to improve your design and scalability, your community, and even your bottom line. How-To Stage Justin Schier
    SCRUFF is the #1 rated gay dating app. Why should you care? Because it's a perfect example of an app that has found and conquered its niche to become a worldwide success, without raising huge amounts of capital. This talk will reveal tons of secrets that your startup can put to use today to improve your design and scalability, your community, and even your bottom line.
  • 2:00 PM - 2:40 PM
    The Future (and Past) of AI
    Future-Of Stage

    + 2017-07-14 14:00:00 2017-07-14 14:40:00 America/New_York The Future (and Past) of AI The history of AI in the 20th century was like the weather in Montreal: beautiful, hopeful summers followed were followed by long, depressing winters. In the 1950s, a series of research breakthroughs made the technology community believe smart machines would soon transform human work and lives. Nearly 60 years later, we're singing the same tune, just to a slightly more electronic beat. Will things be different this time or will the AI hype cycle quickly crash? This talk will explore the near future of AI, explaining why the field is exciting, how to succeed (and avoid failure) applying AI in a startup, and what commercial opportunities lie ahead. Future-Of Stage Kathryn Hume
    The history of AI in the 20th century was like the weather in Montreal: beautiful, hopeful summers followed were followed by long, depressing winters. In the 1950s, a series of research breakthroughs made the technology community believe smart machines would soon transform human work and lives. Nearly 60 years later, we're singing the same tune, just to a slightly more electronic beat. Will things be different this time or will the AI hype cycle quickly crash? This talk will explore the near future of AI, explaining why the field is exciting, how to succeed (and avoid failure) applying AI in a startup, and what commercial opportunities lie ahead.
  • 2:00 PM - 2:40 PM
    Oh shit, now what: How not to die
    Interactive Stage

    + 2017-07-14 14:00:00 2017-07-14 14:40:00 America/New_York Oh shit, now what: How not to die Congratulations! You’ve raised your seed round of financing, you’ve hired your first employees, you’re going to take over the world. Of course, it never seems to work out that way. Nine months later, your office is deadly quiet, your experiments are inconclusive, and you’re figuring out how to spin your latest investor update — or maybe not to send it at all.

    In this talk, David Hammer, founder of Emissary, will candidly discuss his experiences stalling out, making the decision to pivot, navigating months of uncertainty, and emerging with a strong and scaling business. We’ll discuss tricks and tactics that helped and share mistakes that were made along the way. We’ll talk about how to deal with the pain, uncertainty, denial, and doubt that come along with making those decisions, and work through how to stay alive long enough to see your luck change.
    Interactive Stage David Hammer
    Congratulations! You’ve raised your seed round of financing, you’ve hired your first employees, you’re going to take over the world. Of course, it never seems to work out that way. Nine months later, your office is deadly quiet, your experiments are inconclusive, and you’re figuring out how to spin your latest investor update — or maybe not to send it at all.

    In this talk, David Hammer, founder of Emissary, will candidly discuss his experiences stalling out, making the decision to pivot, navigating months of uncertainty, and emerging with a strong and scaling business. We’ll discuss tricks and tactics that helped and share mistakes that were made along the way. We’ll talk about how to deal with the pain, uncertainty, denial, and doubt that come along with making those decisions, and work through how to stay alive long enough to see your luck change.
  • 2:45 PM - 3:25 PM
    How to hire top talent
    How-To Stage

    + 2017-07-14 14:45:00 2017-07-14 15:25:00 America/New_York How to hire top talent Few things impact a startup's success as much as the team assembled to execute the Founders' vision. In this session, Tom Williams, Founder of BetterCompany, promises to teach you how to recruit top talent, including how to bring Canadians back home from the Valley, providing you with an actionable step-by-step process that will elevate any Founders' hiring abilities. How-To Stage Tom Williams
    Few things impact a startup's success as much as the team assembled to execute the Founders' vision. In this session, Tom Williams, Founder of BetterCompany, promises to teach you how to recruit top talent, including how to bring Canadians back home from the Valley, providing you with an actionable step-by-step process that will elevate any Founders' hiring abilities.
  • 2:45 PM - 3:25 PM
    The future of cities: creative solutions for a brighter urban life
    Future-Of Stage

    + 2017-07-14 14:45:00 2017-07-14 15:25:00 America/New_York The future of cities: creative solutions for a brighter urban life Individual mobility is as simple as taking a walk. But the more that humans have to live in shared spaces, the more mobility becomes about technology—powering transit, but also coordinating it. And nowhere is this linkage as vivid as in cities.

    Tomorrow's cities will be shaped by human-centric technology solutions—more "Iron Man" and less "Skynet." Over the coming decades, we'll see the proliferation of autonomous, connected, electric, shared transportation systems that will increase, rather than decrease, the importance of superb mass-transit systems and multi-modal options for getting from point A to point B. We'll create public/private partnerships, with policymakers at the local level creating markets for new technologies, infrastructure development, and advancing new thinking like mileage-based user fees. At the same time, denser cities will blur the lines between where we live and work, our energy consumption and production, and how we get around.

    Ultimately, this upheaval creates vast new opportunities for business model innovation and startup wealth creation. Join URBAN-X Managing Director Micah Kotch for his view from the frontlines of urban mobility.
    Future-Of Stage Micah Kotch
    Individual mobility is as simple as taking a walk. But the more that humans have to live in shared spaces, the more mobility becomes about technology—powering transit, but also coordinating it. And nowhere is this linkage as vivid as in cities.

    Tomorrow's cities will be shaped by human-centric technology solutions—more "Iron Man" and less "Skynet." Over the coming decades, we'll see the proliferation of autonomous, connected, electric, shared transportation systems that will increase, rather than decrease, the importance of superb mass-transit systems and multi-modal options for getting from point A to point B. We'll create public/private partnerships, with policymakers at the local level creating markets for new technologies, infrastructure development, and advancing new thinking like mileage-based user fees. At the same time, denser cities will blur the lines between where we live and work, our energy consumption and production, and how we get around.

    Ultimately, this upheaval creates vast new opportunities for business model innovation and startup wealth creation. Join URBAN-X Managing Director Micah Kotch for his view from the frontlines of urban mobility.
  • 2:45 PM - 3:25 PM
    + 2017-07-14 14:45:00 2017-07-14 15:25:00 America/New_York Media AMA Attention is everything. But attention cuts both ways—it gets you customers, investors, and revenue; but it also drives modern media. Outlets chase controversy and scoops, leaks are the new norm, and long-form tech pundits achieve almost cult-like status. How should a startup navigate these new waters? Here's your chance to turn the table on some of the world's best tech journalists and ask them the tough questions in this Ask-Me-Anything format. Interactive Stage Jason Feifer Fitz Tepper Anne VanderMey Molly Kohli - Moderator
    Attention is everything. But attention cuts both ways—it gets you customers, investors, and revenue; but it also drives modern media. Outlets chase controversy and scoops, leaks are the new norm, and long-form tech pundits achieve almost cult-like status. How should a startup navigate these new waters? Here's your chance to turn the table on some of the world's best tech journalists and ask them the tough questions in this Ask-Me-Anything format.
  • 3:30 PM - 4:10 PM
    Never EXIT : on how to stay small
    How-To Stage

    + 2017-07-14 15:30:00 2017-07-14 16:10:00 America/New_York Never EXIT : on how to stay small CW&T began 8 years ago with a modest goal: Figure out how to feed ourselves (sandwiches) while doing what we love (making stuff.) Aside from needing to make 2 extra sandwiches with no help (that's code for having kids), our goal today hasn't changed.

    We were super lucky to have started out right around the time that launching products on Kickstarter was becoming a thing. It let us put weird things into the world without the usual overhead. In 2011, we launched Pen Type-A, with a goal of getting 50 supporters and raising $2,500. Instead, we ended up with 4,048 supporters and over $250K in funding. Since then, we've made lots of other stuff—and seen firsthand how the landscape of making with alternate forms of funding. We're lucky to still be doing what we do!

    Come hear how this 2-person art + design practice came to—and continues to—be.
    How-To Stage Che-Wei Wang & Taylor Levy
    CW&T began 8 years ago with a modest goal: Figure out how to feed ourselves (sandwiches) while doing what we love (making stuff.) Aside from needing to make 2 extra sandwiches with no help (that's code for having kids), our goal today hasn't changed.

    We were super lucky to have started out right around the time that launching products on Kickstarter was becoming a thing. It let us put weird things into the world without the usual overhead. In 2011, we launched Pen Type-A, with a goal of getting 50 supporters and raising $2,500. Instead, we ended up with 4,048 supporters and over $250K in funding. Since then, we've made lots of other stuff—and seen firsthand how the landscape of making with alternate forms of funding. We're lucky to still be doing what we do!

    Come hear how this 2-person art + design practice came to—and continues to—be.
  • 3:30 PM - 4:10 PM
    Innovation, disruption, discontinuity and the future of the future
    Future-Of Stage

    + 2017-07-14 15:30:00 2017-07-14 16:10:00 America/New_York Innovation, disruption, discontinuity and the future of the future More details to come. Future-Of Stage Alistair Croll
    More details to come.
  • 3:30 PM - 4:10 PM
    REStrukt™: Serendipity
    Interactive Stage

    + 2017-07-14 15:30:00 2017-07-14 16:10:00 America/New_York REStrukt™: Serendipity Is launching a successful start-up luck or can serendipity be constructed? How can start-ups empower themselves and create opportunities? Come play REStrukt™: Serendipity, a custom designed 100+ player game that will explore how you can position yourselves to be successful. Success doesn’t have to be a fluke, it can be created. Interactive Stage Tabatha Soltay
    Is launching a successful start-up luck or can serendipity be constructed? How can start-ups empower themselves and create opportunities? Come play REStrukt™: Serendipity, a custom designed 100+ player game that will explore how you can position yourselves to be successful. Success doesn’t have to be a fluke, it can be created.
  • 5:00 PM -
    Hackerfest Registration Opens
    Registration

    *Separate registration required

    + 2017-07-14 17:00:00 2017-07-14 00:00:00 America/New_York Hackerfest Registration Opens Registration
  • 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Closing Ceremony: Winners Announced
    Outdoor Stage

    + 2017-07-14 17:00:00 2017-07-14 17:30:00 America/New_York Closing Ceremony: Winners Announced Outdoor Stage
  • 6:00 PM -
    HackerFest Kickoff
    Outdoor Stage

    *Separate registration required

    + 2017-07-14 18:00:00 2017-07-14 00:00:00 America/New_York HackerFest Kickoff Outdoor Stage
  • Il n'y a pas d'événement sur ce stage à cette date.
  • 12:00 AM -
    HackerFest Continues
    -

    *Separate registration required

    + 2017-07-15 00:00:00 2017-07-15 00:00:00 America/New_York HackerFest Continues -
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    AIFest
    AIFest

    *Separate Registration Required

    + 2017-07-15 09:00:00 2017-07-15 16:00:00 America/New_York AIFest AIFest
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Open House Day

    *Site is open to public, but participation to AIFest requires a separate registration.

    + 2017-07-15 10:00:00 2017-07-15 16:00:00 America/New_York Open House Day Startupfest opens its doors to the general public. Come take a look!
    Startupfest opens its doors to the general public. Come take a look!
  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    HackerFest Winners Announced & Closing Ceremony
    Outdoor Stage

    *Separate registration required

    + 2017-07-15 17:00:00 2017-07-15 18:00:00 America/New_York HackerFest Winners Announced & Closing Ceremony Outdoor Stage