ScaleupFest c’est…

ScaleupFest est un rassemblement exclusif pour les fondateurs qui sont sortis de la phase d’amorçage, qui bâtissent une équipe fondatrice et qui sont prêts à passer à l’étape suivante. Partagez votre expérience sur les montagnes russes que sont les Startups. ScaleupFest va mettre en lumière ce qui reste souvent sans réponses - des histoires de guerres franches, des conseils durs, la science et l'art de la croissance des startups et plus encore.


  • Tobias Lütke

    Founder and CEO, Shopify

    Julien Smith

    Co-Founder and CEO, Breather


    Kelly Friedman

    Partner, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP

    Mitch Joel

    President, Mirum


    Mikael Cho

    Founder, Crew & Unsplash

    Anthony Lacavera

    Chairman, Globalive Capital

  • Janice Taylor 

    CEO and Founder, Just Be Friends

    LP Maurice

    CEO & Co-Founder, Busbud

  • Robert Simon

    Sr Managing Partner,

    BDC IT Venture Fund

    Jevon MacDonald

    Ex-Co-Founder & CEO, GoInstant Inc.,


  • Daniel Robichaud

    Co-Founder, PasswordBox

    Janet Bannister 

    General Partner, Real Ventures

  • Win Bear

    Managing director, SVB

    Selcuk Atli

    Venture Partner, 500 Startups

  • Maeghan Smulders

    Sr. Manager, Growth & Strategic Marketing ,

    True Key by Intel Security

    Mark MacLeod

    Founder, SurePath Capital Partners

  • John Ruffolo

    Chief Executive Officer,

    OMERS Ventures

    Ben Zifkin

    Founder and CEO, Hubba

  • David Crow

    Managing Director, Danger Capital

    Jason Bailey

    Founder, East Side Games

  • Matt Golden

    Managing Director,

    Golden Venture Partners

    Paul Ford MC

    Vice President, SendGrid

  • Sylvain Carle

    Partner, Real Ventures

    General Manager, FounderFuel

    Dominic Coryell

    Distro Partner | 500 Startups

  • Michael Weider

    CEO, Clearwater Clinical

    Matt Roberts

    Associate Director, BDC IT Venture Fund

  • Bryan Bogensburger

    Co-founder and CEO, Quiver


Time Session Title Speaker(s)
10:00 AM Welcome! BDC Capital, Sylvain Carle | Real Ventures
10:20 AM Opening Keynote Mitch Joel | Mirum, Tobias Lütke | Shopify
10:40 AM The Series A Readiness Checklist Mark MacLeaod | SurePath Capital, Matt Roberts | BDC IT Venture Fund, Janet Bannister | Real Ventures
11:10 AM Roundtables
TOPIC 1: What Series A Investors are after John Ruffolo | OMERS Ventures, Robert Simon | BDC IT Venture Fund
TOPIC 2: True growth through customer aquisition Dominic Coryell | 500 Startups
TOPIC 3: Debt vs Equity Win Bear | SVB
1:20 PM Always be Raising: A Founders Perspective Mikael Cho | Crew & Unsplash, Janice Taylor | Just Be Friends, Daniel Robichaud | PasswordBox, Sylvain Carle | Real Ventures
2:00 PM Mergers and Acquisitions Jevon McDonald | GoInstant Inc. & (and more TBA)
2:40 PM AMA on HR for Startups LP Maurice | Busbud, Ben Zifkin | Hubba
3:20 PM The Board Member—From Prenup to Divorce Julien Smith | Breather, Jason Bailey | East Side Games, David Crow | Danger Capital
4:00 PM Closing Keynote TBA
4:20 PM Closing Remarks! BDC Capital, Sylvain Carle | Real Ventures
4:30 PM Special Chain Reaction Panel: The startup life cycle In this unique one-on-one interview format, we'll hear from a pre-series-A founder, an angel, an accelerator, and a VC—all interviewing one another to answer the big questions: What's it like, what have you learned, how can we all work together/collaborate, and what would you change?