Canadian Innovation Week Guide

September 8

  • Tech Summer Social

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    BK DISCOUNT

    9:00PM-Late!
    OMERS Ventures & OneEleven present an interactive evening with startups, founders, investors and community members.
    BK DISCOUNT

September 9

  • Idea to Exit Live

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    9:00AM-6:00PM
    Pre-Registration and Networking.

  • Fireside Conference

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    BK DISCOUNT

    1:00PM-12:00AM
    A conference schedule with room for sailing, kayaking and yoga.
    BK DISCOUNT

September 10

  • Idea to Exit Live

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    9:00AM-6:00PM
    Engaging keynote presentations from speakers like Dan Martell (Clarity) and Michael Litt (Vidyard).

  • Fireside Conference

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    BK DISCOUNT

    ALL DAY
    In between campfires, keynotes and speaker sessions, get out on the lake for water ski, sailing, canoe/kayak and swimming.
    BK DISCOUNT

September 11

  • Idea to Exit Live

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    9:00AM-1:00PM
    Engaging keynote presentations from speakers like Laura Roeder (Edgar) and Nicholas Kusmich (Facebook Ad Expert).

  • Fireside Conference

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    BK DISCOUNT

    9:00AM-11:00AM
    Wake up to a relaxing yoga session before breakfast and your journey home.
    BK DISCOUNT

September 12

  • #WWTO: Big Data & Healthcare

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    7:00PM-9:00PM
    The biggest wearables community meetup in North America, featuring special presentations from IBM Canada and Hexoskin. BetaKit sponsored & approved.

  • HackerNest KW Summer Social

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    8:00PM-11:00PM
    Atmosphere: chill, friendly, unpretentious, agenda-free (no sales pitch, yo), and brimming with UltraSmart(TM) people.

September 13

  • #StartupDrinks Toronto

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    6:00PM-8:00PM
    Startup Canada’s Toronto drinks and networking event. Connect with your fellow entrepreneurs!

  • SalesTO

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    BK DISCOUNT

    SalesLoft, Salesforce, and Google headline Toronto's newest event series. Up your sales at SalesTO.
    BK DISCOUNT

September 14

  • Waterloo Innovation Summit

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    6:00PM-9PM
    A welcome reception at Communitech follows a guided tour of the Waterloo Region ecosystem. Protip: make a pit stop at Abe Erb.

  • Venture North

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    9:00AM-2:30PM
    A Toronto ecosystem tour wraps up with an investor networking forum at OneEleven.

  • NewCo Toronto

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    BK DISCOUNT

    6:30PM-9:00PM
    VIP Kickoff & Reception @ Cossette Communication
    BK DISCOUNT

September 15

  • Waterloo Innovation Summit

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    8:00AM-7:00PM
    Minister Navdeep Bains kicks off a day of workshops exploring scaling up and managing disruption.

  • Venture North

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    9:00AM-4:00PM
    A day of Canadian entrepreneurs showcasing their startups at MaRS. From quantum computing to FinTech, AI to HealthTech, Venture North has you covered.

  • NewCo Toronto

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    BK DISCOUNT

    9:30am - 9:30pm
    NewCo’s one-day event gives you an inside look at Toronto’s top companies, including LEAGUE, Wattpad, and Wealthsimple.
    BK DISCOUNT

  • Spotlight Awards

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    7:00PM-11:00PM
    An annual celebration of the rising tide of Canadian entrepreneurship. Also the best startup party in town. BetaKit sponsored & approved.

  • Spotlight Afterparty

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    BK DISCOUNT

    Rub shoulders with tech founders, investors, influencers & ecosystem builders at Candyland. Book Friday off.
    BK DISCOUNT

September 16

  • Waterloo Innovation Summit

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    8:00AM-3:45PM
    Paul Desmarais III and Mike Katchen's look at FinTech disruption headlines a day of fireside chats, with closing remarks from Chamath Palihapitiya.

  • Hack the North

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    6:00PM-11:30PM
    Registration, Opening Ceremonies, and Team Formation. Then it\'s time to hack.

September 17

  • Hack the North

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    8:00AM-9:00PM
    Hack, hack. Sleep. Snack. Hack some more. Don’t miss the therapy dogs in Engineering 5, though.

September 18

  • Hack the North

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    8:00AM-3:30PM
    Hacks, snacks, and more hacks before the judging and closing ceremonies take place.

September 19

  • TechTO

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    BK DISCOUNT

    6:00PM-9:00PM
    Meet and learn from Toronto tech founders. Great speakers + free beer & pizza = WIN. BetaKit sponsored & approved.
    BK DISCOUNT

September 20

  • Communitech Tech Jam

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    5:00PM-8:00PM
    A one-night hiring and networking event that connects the Waterloo Region tech community to qualified tech and non-tech talent. Over 50 companies attending.

September 21

  • Youth Impact Summit

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    8:30AM-6:00PM
    Encouraging youth to collaborate with civic engagement organizations through workshops and discussions. They’ll explore this question: what is keeping youth from engaging in their communities?

September 22

  • Youth Impact Summit

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    8:30AM-5:00PM
    Hacking civic engagement. Youth participants create prototypes based on challenges identified in day one workshops.

  • Startup Open House

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    3:00PM-8:00PM
    Shopify, VarageSale, Wattpad, and Wealthsimple are just some of the Toronto startups opening their doors for Startup Open House.