MaRS hosting Verge conference featuring Diply’s Kirstine Stewart, Ecobee founder Stuart Lombard

On November 15, MaRS is hosting its Verge Conference meant to challenge the way entrepreneurs think about their businesses.

The event includes networking events, hands-on workshops where entrepreneurs receive tailored advice for their specific needs, and keynotes. Kirstine Stewart, chief strategy officer at Diply, is attending as a featured speaker. Stewart is a former VP of media at Twitter Canada, and joined theScore as a member of their board of advisors.

Other speakers include MaRS Work & Learning head Krista Jones; D2L chief strategy officer Jeremy Auger; and Thomson Reuters Labs director Brian Zubert; recently, Thomson Reuters’ opened up a new facility in Toronto to encourage collaboration with startups.

The conference will take place over one day and include talks and workshops on creating a design thinking roadmap, leveraging Pixar’s model of creative storytelling for a business, and how to work with startups as an enterprise.