AI Anyone? How are Toronto Startups are Taking It On

January 25, 2018 / 6:30 PM

About this event

Recent breakthroughs in machine learning and AI have unleashed a host of new experiences that can be delivered to customers, and companies both large and small look to capitalize. Large organizations want to seize the opportunity to strengthen their existing positions, and up and coming startups hope to fuel their rise to market leadership with these new technologies.

Let's chat with the CEOs of Toronto's leading AI Companies and see how they're contributing to the experience. 

+ Delicious Snacks and Open Bar!

+ Great People!

+ Smart Entrepreneurs!


XESTO Gesture Recognition

Sophie Howe, CEO and Co-founder
Xesto's goal is to modernize and accelerate the incorporation of touchless gesture and AI tech in everyday life through an easy to use middleware platform. We aim to normalize the use & creation of touchless gesture based applications by removing the time, cost and precision barriers to innovating in the gesture industry.

Blue J Legal

Benjamin Alarie, CEO and Co-founder
Blue J Legal uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to make the law more transparent and accessible. The company's technology saves researchers hours of time and offers confident answers in challenging circumstances. 


Jason Silver, COO is a leading platform for large enterprises to train AI-enabled solutions that drive customer engagement and revenue growth. Toronto-based, which is building a platform to optimize customer engagements using social media, alternative data, and first-party data, has announced a $5.6 million CAD funding round.


Laura van Wyngaarden, COO
Diligen was designed specifically to deal with the challenges of due diligence for M&A and corporate finance transactions at law firms. Diligen streamlines your diligence by combining automatic contract review with collaborative project management. Using the latest machine learning algorithms, it reviews thousands of complex documents at a time, rapidly extracting key provisions with pinpoint accuracy. It allows you to assign documents and track progress with ease, even if the transaction is being worked on by multiple offices across the globe. The results are higher margins, more competitive pricing and happier clients. 


Lexi Kaplin, CPO

Lexi Kaplin leads product development at conversationHEALTH through her background in engineering, and experience in product management from her previous startup. Her core focus is bridging the gap between new technologies and consumer-friendly applications in the market.  ConversationHEALTH is a digital health startup that taps into the power of AI-driven "conversations" to re-imagine the patient and HCP journeys through messaging and voice channels.


Sharn Kandola (Startup Grind Toronto - Director)

Sharn Kandola

MODERATOR - Startup Grind Toronto - Director

Sharn Kandola is a Technology and Marketing Leader with 20 years of data analysis expertise. She is currently the Senior Marketing Data Strategist for CTO Boost and has a handful of startups under her belt. Sharn is the Director of Startup Grind Toronto, a Global organization with over 1M members and she also writes about Technology and Startups for Fortune.

Date and Time
January 25, 2018
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Aird Berlis
181 Bay Street, 17th floor
Toronto, M5J 2T9
6:30 pm Doors Open | Mix 'n Mingle
7:30 pm Fireside Chat
8:30 pm Mix 'n Mingle

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