Startup Summit

The Startup Summit gathers successful founders, entrepreneurs, marketing directors, investors, incubators and government trade agencies who take the stage to share their stories in fireside chats and keynotes.

With a focus on how organizations can accelerate their path to success, this event provides a platform for those who are looking to:

  • Raise funds / find an investor
  • Select/enter a new market(s)
  • Find partners
  • Expand their founding team
  • Grow their organization
  • Deal with the challenges brought about by the COVID19 pandemic
  • Optimize their existing technologies
  • Get insights on new trends
  • Learn from seasoned government officials, founders, thought leaders and innovators

Reasons to attend:

  • Access to the the International Trade Council’s 7500+ angel investor and venture capital contacts.
  • Network online with – and potentially pitch to – investors and accelerators.
  • Get involved in live (virtual) workshops and round-table discussions.
  • Hear about grants and financial incentives available from various government trade and investment agencies.
  • Learn how to lead, scale and grow during difficult times.
  • Discuss ideas and challenges with other founders.
  • Connect with investors, influencers, ecosystem players.
  • Build relationships with investors and other successful founders.
  • Hear from others with big ideas and innovative projects.
  • Get the pulse of the market, business trends and investment mood.
  • Learn how make things better, grow faster, and build a bigger organization.
  • Increase your sphere of influence.

Attendees receive full access to:

  • Live online conference sessions with Q&A
  • Virtual meeting rooms / break-out rooms to network with other attendees
  • 1:1 mentoring sessions
  • Investor pitch sessions
  • Investor booths and meetings

Some of our speakers:

  • Adam R. Bialek, Partner, Wilson Elser
  • Andries Jacobs, Founder, PDO Solutions Ltd
  • Arcady Lapiro, Founder & CEO, Agora Services
  • Atty. Norieva de Vega, Managing Partner, Nicolas & de Vega Law Offices
  • Chad Stender, Managing Director, SeventySix Capital
  • Charles To, Partner, ELLALAN
  • Ching-Yung Lin, CEO, Graphen, Inc
  • Chris Joyce, Founder & CEO, Gusher
  • Clayton Achen, Founder, Achen Henderson Chartered Accountants
  • Daryl Hatton, Founder & CEO, ConnectionPoint Systems Inc
  • David Drake, Founder & Chairman, LDJ Capital
  • Derek Distenfield, COO & Co-Founder, GSD Venture Studios
  • Erin Rapacki, Founder, Machine Inbound, Inc
  • Gabriel Hidalgo, Managing Director, K2 Integrity
  • Gary Mendell, President, Meridian Finance Group
  • George Trachilis, Author, Producer, Consultant & Lean Coach, Lean Leadership Institute
  • Henry Ogbuagu, Founding Partner, Vencapital LLC
  • Imran Haque, Founding Partner, Mentors Fund
  • James York, Director of US Business & Innovation, Enterprise Estonia
  • Jason Kraus, Partner, EQx Fund
  • Jezamine Fewins, Partner, Stephenson Harwood LLP
  • Joe Kirgues, Co-Founder, gener8tor
  • Johnny Abraham, Founder & Managing Director, J9 Advisory Limited
  • Jonathan Shaw, Managing Partner, Shawpoint
  • Joy Stephen, Senior Consultant, Polinsys Ltd.
  • Justin R. Pollak, Partner, Davis & Gilbert LLP
  • Leila Maria Kehl, International & Government Relations Associate, Plug and Play Tech Center
  • Mark Fechner, Owner, MFCoaching
  • Mark Houghton, CEO, Patent Outsourcing Limited
  • Max Menke, Founding Partner, GrowthX
  • Meera Tenguria, Founder & CEO, Aarohan Communications
  • Michael E.S. Frankel, Managing Director, Deloitte Investments LLC
  • Neal Hansch, CEO & Managing Partner, Silicon Foundry
  • Nick Elward, Senior Vice President, Head of Business Development and ETFs, Natixis Investment Managers
  • Nisarg Mehta, Founder & CEO, Techtic Solutions Inc
  • Norman A. Katz, President, Katzscan Inc
  • Olga Buchonina, Founder, ActionSpot Corp
  • Oscar A. Jofre, Co-Founder, President & CEO, KoreConX
  • Paul Claxton, Co-Founder & CEO, Reciprocity ROI, LLC
  • Peter Oykhman, Owner & CEO, CorePartners, Inc
  • Ralph Cummins, President & Managing Director, EMM Group
  • Ranjani Rangan, Director, CPA Partnership Pte Ltd
  • Reginald Heard, Founder & CEO, Bankers One Capital
  • Rich Batchelor, President & Chief Change Agent, Capillary Consulting
  • Sanjay Iyer, Product Innovation Board Advisor, Reciprocity ROI, LLC
  • Sebright Chen, Founder & Chairman, Summer Atlantic Capital
  • Shyam Krishnaswamy, Director, Corporate Strategy, Innovation & Sustainability, Exelon Corporation
  • Steve Erbst, Co-Founder & General Partner, SPJ GTM Accelerator
  • Tonya McNeal-Weary, Founder & Managing Director, IBS Global Consulting, Inc