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Teo Dechev


CEO & President, Director at Mundoro Capital Inc.

Ms. Dechev is an executive and capital markets professional with diverse experience positioned to bring value to public companies. She is an experienced Corporate Director Continue reading

Bill Hollings


Principal at The Brenwill Workshop Ltd

A proven, results-oriented technology expert, architect, and leader, who enjoys solving hard technology problems. Many years experience successfully designing and building high-end graphics engines, and Continue reading

Horst Richard Helbig

Horst Richard Helbig

Retired, Board Member Mining and Metals

In 1973 Richard ‎obtained a B.A.Sc. degree at the University of Toronto in Geological Engineering, followed six years later by an MBA from the Harvard Business School. During a Continue reading

Ed Lycklama


President Mhz Communications

Mr. Ed Lycklama was the founder and Chief Technology Officer of Sitraka Software. Mr. Lycklama served as lead architect in the design of Sitraka’s JProbe Continue reading

Shadi Hagag


President TransPlan (Civil Engineering)

Young and innovative, with entrepreneurial mindset, Mr. Shadi Hagag strives to put forth whatever influence he can over future events. He acts according to his Continue reading

David Kwiatkowski


National Leader - Automotive

David Kwiatkoswski has 20 years experience in senior management and consulting leadership roles with assignments in Canada, the United States, Germany, Japan, England, Mexico, Brazil, Continue reading

Michael Bumby


Chief Financial Officer

Michael Bumby is currently the CFO of Antibe Therapeutics, a small, soon to be publicly traded Toronto based biotech.He holds a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Continue reading

Alain Wilson


Managing Partner

Alain Wilson is a management consultant who works with companies to boost growth, improve profitability and develop and execute business plans. He has worked as Continue reading

Naresh Bangia


President and Founder

Naresh is the President and founder of AJB Software Design Inc.. Prior to establishing AJB, he co-founded Connecting Solutions, a software solutions company specializing in Continue reading

Hana Zalzal

Hana Zalzal - CEO, CARGO Cosmetics

Founder and CEO

When Hana Zalzal started her cosmetics company, her goal was simple: to make make-up better, easier, smarter. Fifteen years later, CARGO Cosmetics has grown to Continue reading

Michael Lio


President of buildABILITY

Michael is a professional engineer who has been involved in sustainable housing for almost 30 years. He has consulted on projects and publications across North Continue reading

Andrew Binkley


CEO, Opalux Inc.

Andrew Binkley is the CEO of Opalux Inc., a small, Toronto-based materials science company. Opalux’s materials change colour in response to electrical charge, pressure and Continue reading

Raymond Rupert

Raymond Rupert


Raymond Rupert MD. MBA is an expert in real time medical intervention. Since the early 1990’s, Dr Rupert has worked with clients throughout Canada who Continue reading

Wayne J. Maddever

Wayne Maddever

Management Consultant, BBP Consulting Inc

Executive management of technology based companies (non IT) with a unique combination of advanced technical training and business expertise. Well versed in all business aspects Continue reading

Peter Aulich

Peter Aulich

Chief Executive Officer of KB Racking Inc.

Peter Aulich is the Chief Executive Officer of KB Racking Inc. He oversees KB Racking’s operations including project management, supply chain and logistics as well Continue reading

Sebastian Koper

Sebastian Koper

Co-Founder, Co-CEO at Elevety Inc.

Creative thinker and action sports enthusiast with background in engineering and business. Recently co-founded and heading up a tech-based startup designing and building cool products Continue reading

Greg Fitzgerald

Greg Fitzgerald

Area Vice President, Public Sector Infrastructure Sales, Canada at Oracle

A Senior Executive with extensive business-to-business sales, business leadership and investment experience in technology. Demonstrated ability to consistently deliver results, drive growth and create value. Continue reading

Peter Smit

Peter Smit

Collaboration Strategist, Collabogence Inc.

Subject Matter Expert on all that is Collaboration – with great passion for cross-cultural/cross-functional teams and collaborating across the firewall with customers, partners and suppliers.

Richard Blundell

Richard Blundell

Founder & CEO, TownSity Inc

Senior Executive with over 35 years of broad, diverse executive management and consulting experience in the global environmental services and technology sectors. Areas of experience Continue reading

Celine Williams

Celine Williams

Founder and Chief Strategist

Céline Williams is an international speaker,  business strategist, and expert in leadership development and communication for the 21st century workplace. She has over 15 years experience Continue reading

Deep Grewal

Pardeep Grewal

Uber Operations and Logistics Manager

Deep Grewal is an Operations Manager on the UberEverything Team in Toronto. UberEverything leverages Uber’s expansive network of drivers to deliver you anything in the Continue reading

Mehmet Kömürcü

Mehmet Kömürcü

Gowlings, Counsel

I serve as counsel in Gowling WLG’s Toronto office and is a member of the firm’s Energy, Mining, Infrastructure and Technology groups. Having spent the Continue reading

Greg Stewart

Greg Stewart

Principal GreenSky Capital Inc

Greg Stewart has deep experience in finance and early stage companies. He currently holds several positions in the start-up world, most prominently President of GreenSky Continue reading

Thanos Kaponeridis

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CEO AeroSoft Systems Inc

Thanos Kaponeridis founded AeroSoft Systems Inc. in 1997. He has been an information systems professional since 1978. Mr. Kaponeridis also founded another Canadian systems consulting Continue reading

Angelo Perri


Founder and CEO

Angelo is Founder and CEO of MHz Design Communications with over 25-years in successfully building businesses, nurturing people and cultivating relationships as a strategic partner Continue reading

Ron Hurtig

Ron Hurtig


A senior R&D professional with entrepreneurial spirit and deep experience in new product development and commercialization. Strong career record of progressive and expanded management responsibilities. Continue reading

Mark Graham


Technology and Marketing Entrepreneur

Mark Graham is the Co-Founder and Chief Platform Officer of commonsku, a business management software application for SMBs. He is also the founder of RIGHTSLEEVE, Continue reading

Garry Chan

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Tech Entrepreneur

Garry is a tech entrepreneur, focused on advising and building early stage companies. He was VP Products at VersaPay, a Toronto-based financial technology startup, providing Continue reading

Anthony Dimech


Tech Marketer & Strategist

Anthony currently works at TELUS communications in a sales and marketing function within Small Business Solutions and Emerging Markets. During his relatively short tenure he Continue reading

Leslie Zulauf


President, ISX World LLC

My career in small enterprise started when I was 11, collecting tips in exchange for carrying peoples grocery bags to their cars.Since then, I’ve sold Continue reading

John Phyper


SVP Industry Sales, Intelex Technologies Inc.

Over 25 years’ experience in the management of high growth technology companies with a proven track record of achieving exceptional revenue growth and customer satisfaction. Continue reading

Paul Lupinacci

Paul Lupinacci


Paul is Vice President, Development & Operations for VIZIYA Corp, a software company focused on the enterprise asset management space. Paul is responsible for VIZIYA’s Continue reading

Iyiope Jibodu

Iyiope Jibodu

Co-Founder, Brecklinge Corp.

Iyiope Jibodu, 26, is the owner of Brecklinge Corp. where he has served as the Vice President of Operations since 2009. Iyiope co-founded Breklinge Corp Continue reading

Colin Webster


CEO, Hero Ventures Ltd

Colin Webster is the founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Hero Ventures Ltd. a fund that invests in early stage technology companies. Hero Ventures Continue reading

Wasib Muhammad


Business Operations Expert

Wasib is an experienced cross-functional business leader with expertise in product management, operations, strategic planning, and business development. More recently, he has been engaged with Continue reading

Andrew Binkley


CEO, Opalux Inc.

Andrew Binkley is the CEO of Opalux Inc., a small, Toronto-based materials science company. Opalux’s materials change colour in response to electrical charge, pressure and Continue reading

Duncan Jones

Duncan Jones

Strategic Innovation Facilitator

Duncan manages, a consulting firm focused on the fuzzy front end of new product development primarily in life sciences & engineering-related fields: sourcing and in-licensing Continue reading

Toni Allen


Partner, R3VE

Toni is the CEO of R3VE Design Labs, a user experience and business innovation firm. Her role is to lead R3VE’s multi-disciplinary team in helping Continue reading

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch

Design and Engineering for Health

Michael joined the University Health Network in July 2013 as Senior Project Manager at the Techna Institute. Prior to this, Michael worked as Director, Science Continue reading

Victoria Alleyne

Victoria Alleyne

Founder and Executive Director

Victoria Alleyne is Founder and Executive Director of Career Skills Incubator, a non-profit which empowers the un(der)employed to develop skills for their dream careers through Continue reading

Gino Grano


Technology Professional

As Managing Director, Sales for Service Providers for Red Hat Canada, Gino Grano is responsible for driving awareness, understanding and adoption of Red Hat’s open Continue reading

Raif Barbaros

Raif Barbaros - CTO, MavenSay


Born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey, Raif Barbaros started coding when he was 9 and has not stopped since. He holds a Bachelor of Science Continue reading

Susan Mey

Susan Mey

President & CEO

Susan Mey is the President and CEO of The Green Cricket Inc., a business specializing in natural and organic environmental products. She has a B. Continue reading

Rick Laanvere

Rick Laanvere

Technology Professional

Rick Laanvere has over 25 years experience as a technology professional and entrepreneur both with established enterprises and startups. He has held senior management roles Continue reading

Edouard Ratiarson


Innovator and Experience Strategist

Edouard is a seasoned Innovator and Experience Strategist . He has studied Engineering Science from University of Toronto. In this program, he learnt the fundamentals of Continue reading

Mark Fox


Professor and Researcher

Dr. Fox is a Professor of Industrial Engineering and Computer Science, and a Senior Fellow of the Global Cities Institute at the University of Toronto where his Continue reading

Hadi Aladdin

Hadi Aladdin

CEO, CoursePeer Inc.

Hadi Aladdin is a serial entrepreneur, engineer, and published author. Being a coder since the age of 11, he has founded and grew successful technology Continue reading

Guy Amini


Business lawyer

Guy’s practice encompasses a wide range of corporate and commercial matters, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and corporate finance. His areas Continue reading

David Green


Management Consultant

David Green is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) with diplomas in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Physics, gained in the UK.  David has coached Continue reading

Anil Bhole


IP Lawyer

Anil holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo and worked in embedded software development prior to entering the legal profession. Continue reading

Rob Klein

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Business Management & Development

Rob is the CEO of Imex Systems (TSX.V: IMEX) an e-Government solutions provider. In addition, Rob consults for companies in the cannabis, blockchain and AI Continue reading

Jonathan Rose


Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto

Jonathan Rose is a Professor in the Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto . In October 1998, he co-founded Right Continue reading

David Greer


IP Lawyer

David Greer leads the high tech practice group of Ridout & Maybee LLP, a law firm that practices exclusively in intellectual property. He provides guidance Continue reading

Benjamin Mak


Patent Attorney

Benjamin Mak is a partner at Ridout & Maybee LLP. He is a frequent speaker with a focus on interesting IP topics, such as incorporating Continue reading

Isi Caulder


IP Lawyer

Isi is a patent partner at Bereskin & Parr LLP, a leading Canadian intellectual property boutique law firm with over 70 professionals in four offices. Continue reading

Vaughn Betz


Professor and Researcher

Dr. Betz is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto, and holds the NSERC/Altera Industrial Research Chair in Programmable Continue reading

Ronan Levy

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Ronan is a lawyer and a consummate entrepreneur. He has been the founder of 3 businesses: ClickGreener Inc., which as acquired by Air Miles in Continue reading

Bob Cherniak


Software consultant

Bob Cherniak provides Cherniak Software clients the `something extra’, the creative spark.  Bob has led the development of ERP systems that serve as the nerve Continue reading

Steven Lamb


Serial Entrepreneur

Steven Lamb is a serial entrepreneur who possesses a broad range of skills that include strategic planning, technical management and executive-level leadership. His current passion Continue reading

Richard Reiner

Richard Reiner


Richard Reiner is a founding partner at CC Stratus Capital, an investment firm that helps North American and European companies enter the fast-growing Chinese market Continue reading

Michael Augustinavicius

Michael Augustinavicius - President of BrightBuzz


Michael Augustinavicius is the President of BrightBuzz Inc., a consulting firm focused on commercializing technology startups, and re-structuring / transformation of mid-size and large businesses. Continue reading

Somen Mondal

Somen Mondal - CEO, N4

CEO and President

Somen is a Canadian entrepreneur and the Co-Founder & CEO of Ideal Candidate. Ideal Candidate matches talented salespeople with their perfect sales job, maximizing the Continue reading