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Thursday, July 28 • 9:35am - 10:20am
The State of Investment in Toronto with Janet Bannister, Brian Kobus, Sunil Sharma, Mark Skapinker, Ben Yoskovitz

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Moderators
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Janet Bannister

General Partner, Real Ventures
Janet is passionate about helping entrepreneurs and their businesses reach their full potential. She founded Kijiji.ca, worked at eBay in Silicon Valley, was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Co. and a Brand Manager at Procter & Gamble. She is now a General Partner at Real Ventures, Canada’s largest and most active early-stage venture capital firm.

Speakers
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Brian Kobus

Director, Omers Ventures
In his role as Director at OMERS Ventures, Brian Kobus is responsible for contributing to the identification and execution of investment opportunities for OMERS Ventures in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) sectors. Brian brings 15 years of experience in the areas of technology, venture capital and finance to his role at OMERS Ventures.  Previously, Brian was VP Technology Alliances at ScribbleLive, a leading content... Read More →
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Sunil Sharma

Managing Partner, Extreme Venture Partners
Sunil Sharma was co-founder of Extreme Startups, one of Canada’s leading technology accelerators. Backed by 5 of Canada’s best venture capital funds, Sunil has co-lead investments into more than 18 companies. Sunil is very active in the technology ecosystem across Canada. He is the Co-Director of the Founder Institute, the world’s most global accelerator program.
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Mark Skapinker

Managing Partner, Brightspark Ventures
Mark Skapinker has been an entrepreneur and seed investor in the Canadian software industry since the inception of the personal computer in the 1980’s. In 1988, Mark co-founded Delrina Corporation, makers of WinFax, one of the most popular Windows programs of all time and one of Canada’s most successful software companies. Mark was president of Delrina until it was acquired by Symantec in November 1995. Delrina grew to over 600... Read More →
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Ben Yoskovitz

Founding Partner, Highline BETA
Ben Yoskovitz is a Founding Partner at Highline BETA, a startup co-creation company. Previously he was VP Product at VarageSale and GoInstant (acq. $CRM). He's the co-author of Lean Analytics, a book on building startups better and faster with data. Ben has invested in 15+ startups individually and co-founded an early stage startup accelerator, Year One Labs.


Thursday July 28, 2016 9:35am - 10:20am
The Berkeley Church 315 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M5A 1S7, Canada