February 20, 2019 – Waterloo, ON – DRIVE: Canada's Global Conference on Scaleup Ecosystems
DRIVE is Canada’s global conference on scaleup ecosystems. In its inaugural year, DRIVE poses the question of how do we create domestic value in a global tech economy?
DRIVE is bringing together policy-makers, researchers, accelerators and successful tech CEOs from around the globe to compare best practices and highlight bold ideas. DRIVE is not just a collection of talking heads. DRIVE is data-driven: you can decide for yourself which strategies, tactics and approaches really work, because we’re asking speakers to bring with them the data that demonstrates the impact of their practices. DRIVE will deliver provocative keynotes, new opportunities for global partnerships and proven ways to create value.
February 26, 2019 – Vaughan, ON – Power of Data for Making Food Sustainably
To be an industry leader in today’s digital economy you need data you can trust and insights you can action. Learn how to leverage data to optimize operations, increase productivity, reduce costs, elevate your food, and develop innovative products.
Conference themes include responsible sourcing/supply chain transparency, climate change mitigation, valuing natural capital, and food loss + waste.
Register today to outperform your peers and drive business competitiveness.
Learn more at: https://provisioncoalition.com/newsevents/powerofdata
February 27, 2019 – Toronto, ON – GLOBE Capital 2019
The clean economy is the biggest opportunity of our lifetime. Global investment in advanced low-carbon infrastructure is projected to reach $90 trillion by 2030. The market for clean technologies is currently worth $1.15 trillion, and cleantech is one of the main sectors that is poised to grow exponentially.
GLOBE Capital 2019 is where leaders in finance, infrastructure and cleantech meet to capitalize on opportunities in the clean economy. Join us as we discuss how to align risk and return requirements, become more competitive, and unlock the capital that will help us realize the economic opportunity.
NEW to GLOBE Capital: Taking place on February 26 at the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, Capital Exchange is our dedicated cleantech matchmaking and B2B networking event for strategic partners, investors, solution providers and government representatives.
Learn more at: globeseries.com/capital
February 28, 2019 – Toronto, ON – Launch of New TFI report on Toronto’s FinTech Ecosystem
Join TFI on February 28 for a discussion on the current state of Toronto’s FinTech ecosystem. This event will feature a presentation of TFI’s new report on Toronto’s FinTech ecosystem (authored by Accenture and McMillan LLP) and a panel discussion with FinTech innovation experts.
March 19, 2019 – Toronto, ON – 2019 Slaight New Venture Competition
For eighteen years, the Slaight Family Foundation has fostered student entrepreneurship by awarding two $25,000 prizes of startup seed money to two TRSM students. Hosted by StartMeUp, the New Venture Competition culminates with pitch presentations by six competition finalists at the final competition event on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.
April 4, 2019 – Ottawa, ON – Get in the Ring Ottawa
Get in the Ring's Global Pitch Competition invites founders from over 100 countries to pitch their solutions against their opponents in the ring. Get in the Ring is different from any other startup pitching competition. Pitching in the ring creates an undeniable competitive electricity which means founders are forced to up their game and give a pitch they are proud of.
May 13, 2019 – Toronto, ON – Discovery 2019
Discovery is Canada's leading innovation-to-commercialization conference, occurring this year between May 13 and 14, 2019. Hosted by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), Discovery brings together key players from industry, academia, government, the investment community as well as entrepreneurs and students to pursue collaboration opportunities.
Garnering over 3,600 attendees and more than 550 exhibitors in 2018, Discovery is a showcase of leading-edge technologies, best practices and research from sectors such as health, manufacturing, digital media and cleantech, including energy, environment and water.
Renowned keynote speakers and panels ignite discussion, knowledge-sharing and new perspectives. Networking opportunities feature key influencers from government, academia, industry and leading sectors.
Discovery facilitates the exchange of ideas and encourages new ways to collaborate and push the boundaries of research and innovation through to demonstration and development. Creating a strong innovation economy is key to Ontario's future.
Register for Discovery
June 5, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta – Inventures 2019
Alberta Innovates is seeking innovators to participate in the event as part of Inventures 2019, a global innovation conference in Calgary, Alberta, held June 5-7. It brings together the brightest ideas in emerging technologies that are transforming economies, industries and communities across the globe.
Six pitch competition winners will each receive $10,000 in funding, free registration, and access to professional coaching. They will get exposure to funding organizations, including members of the National Angel Capital Organization, representing over 40 networks comprised of over 3000 angel investors across Canada. There are six categories for submissions: Building Smarter Cities, Blockchain Breakthroughs, Integrating the Artificial Mind, Feeding a Hungry Planet, Health Systems for a Global Village and Greening a Blue Planet. In 2018, 32 finalists were selected to pitch, and have continued to advance their companies.
Innovators can learn more, apply for the start-up pitch event and purchase tickets at the early bird price here: https://www.inventurescan.com/. You will find pitch competition details under “program”.
Applying to the pitch competition is free, and submissions are due by March 15.