Canada

Toronto

Upcoming Event

Thursday, March 30

Mike McDerment, CEO Freshbooks

Fireside Chat

Mike McDerment is co-founder and CEO of FreshBooks, the world's #1 accounting software in the cloud for self-employed professionals and their employees. In 2003, he started FreshBooks from his parents’ basement in Toronto. Since then, over 10 million people have used FreshBooks to save time billing, look professional, and collect billions of dollars.

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Past Events

Sanjay Singhal (500 Startups Canada)

Sanjay Singhal (500 Startups Canada)

Holiday Mixer (Startup Grind Toronto)

Holiday Mixer (Startup Grind Toronto)

A Funding Panel (OMERS, Real Ventures, Maple Leaf Angels)

A Funding Panel (OMERS, Real Ventures, Maple Leaf Angels)

Ian Lucey (Lucey Fund)

Ian Lucey (Lucey Fund)

Bruce Croxon (Lavalife, Round 13 Capital, Dragon's Den)

Bruce Croxon (Lavalife, Round 13 Capital, Dragon's Den)

Kardinal Offishall (Universal Music Canada, Rapper and Record Producer)

Kardinal Offishall (Universal Music Canada, Rapper and Record Producer)

Ben Zifkin (Hubba)

Ben Zifkin (Hubba)

Tami Zuckerman (VarageSale)

Tami Zuckerman (VarageSale)

Rory Capern (Twitter Canada)

Rory Capern (Twitter Canada)

Andrew Peek (Shopify, Jet Cooper, Next to North)

Andrew Peek (Shopify, Jet Cooper, Next to North)

Steve Tam (Indiegogo)

Steve Tam (Indiegogo)

Selcuk Atli (500 Startups and Nomadic Mentors)

Selcuk Atli (500 Startups and Nomadic Mentors)

Andrew D'Souza & Matt Ingram (Clearbanc)

Andrew D'Souza & Matt Ingram (Clearbanc)

Senia Rapisarda (HarbourVest)

Senia Rapisarda (HarbourVest)

Matt Miller (Sequoia)

Matt Miller (Sequoia)

Sam Sebastian (Google)

Sam Sebastian (Google)

Mark Evans (Storytelling for Startups)

Mark Evans (Storytelling for Startups)

RoadTrip to Buffalo (Empire Genomics)

RoadTrip to Buffalo (Empire Genomics)

Dr. Ilse Treurnicht (MaRS Discovery District)

Dr. Ilse Treurnicht (MaRS Discovery District)

Mike Katchen (Wealthsimple)

Mike Katchen (Wealthsimple)

Robert Antoniades (Information Venture Partners)

Robert Antoniades (Information Venture Partners)

Guy Kawasaki (Canva/ex-Apple)

Guy Kawasaki (Canva/ex-Apple)

Matt Golden (Golden Ventures)

Matt Golden (Golden Ventures)

Mark Suster (Upfront VC)

Mark Suster (Upfront VC)

Matt Rogers & Mike Abbott (Nest & KPCB)

Matt Rogers & Mike Abbott (Nest & KPCB)

Alex Baker (Relay Ventures)

Alex Baker (Relay Ventures)

Allen Lau (Wattpad)

Allen Lau (Wattpad)

Steve Woods (Google)

Steve Woods (Google)

Jim Scheinman (Maven Ventures)

Jim Scheinman (Maven Ventures)

Jordan Levy (SoftBank Capital)

Jordan Levy (SoftBank Capital)

Ariel Poler (Best of Angel)

Ariel Poler (Best of Angel)

Dominique Belanger (BDC Venture Capital)

Dominique Belanger (BDC Venture Capital)

Annelies Van Den Belt (DC Thomson Family History)

Annelies Van Den Belt (DC Thomson Family History)

Jos Schmitt (Aequitas)

Jos Schmitt (Aequitas)

Bohdan Zabawskyj (Mercatus; Rypple, Redknee)

Bohdan Zabawskyj (Mercatus; Rypple, Redknee)

Robert Scoble (Age of Context)

Robert Scoble (Age of Context)

Daphne Kis (Golden Seeds)

Daphne Kis (Golden Seeds)

Michael Terpin (BitAngels & SocialRadius)

Michael Terpin (BitAngels & SocialRadius)

George Babu (OMERS Ventures)

George Babu (OMERS Ventures)

Anish Acharya (Google Ventures)

Anish Acharya (Google Ventures)

Bob Dorf (Startup Owner's Manual)

Bob Dorf (Startup Owner's Manual)

Michelle Scarborough & Jennifer Evans (& Guest Host)

Michelle Scarborough & Jennifer Evans (& Guest Host)

John Ruffolo (OMERS Ventures)

John Ruffolo (OMERS Ventures)

After Hours in Waterloo (Hosted by  ...)

After Hours in Waterloo (Hosted by ...)

Kevin Doyle Jones (Founder at Good Capital)

Kevin Doyle Jones (Founder at Good Capital)

Marc Garneau

Marc Garneau

Nir Eyal (The Hook Model)

Nir Eyal (The Hook Model)

Nikhil Kalghatgi (SoftBank Capital)

Nikhil Kalghatgi (SoftBank Capital)

Paul Singh (Partner at 500 Startups)

Paul Singh (Partner at 500 Startups)

After Hours @ Wave Accounting

Howard Morgan (Partner at First Round Capital)

Howard Morgan (Partner at First Round Capital)

Sherwood Neiss (Startup Exemption)

Sherwood Neiss (Startup Exemption)

Paul Connor (Network of Angel Organizations Ontario)

Paul Connor (Network of Angel Organizations Ontario)

Eric Migicovsky (Founder of Pebble)

Eric Migicovsky (Founder of Pebble)

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