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Monday, July 25

5:00pm EDT

Blockchain 101 with Ledger Labs
This workshop will introduce the basics of blockchain technology. Experts from Ledger Labs will explain how blockchains work, what they’re used for, and why they matter. Whether you are completely new to the technology or an enthusiast hungry for more information, this workshop will offer you a chance to ask questions and receive clear answers. 


Monday July 25, 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm EDT
Influitive 111 Peter St, 3rd Floor Toronto, ON M5V 2G9, Canada

7:00pm EDT

Techweek Toronto Kick-Off Party at Extreme Accelerator Rooftop presented by MUNDOMedia
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Please arrive early to secure your spot (there is limited space on the rooftop)

Monday July 25, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Extreme Accelerator 67 Yonge Street, 16th Floor + Rooftop Toronto, Ontario M5E 1J8

7:30pm EDT

Kick-Off Party Continues at Houston Avenue Bar & Grill Patio
Due to popular demand, we will be expanding the Techweek Kickoff Party festivities to the Houston Avenue Bar & Grill Patio!

Monday July 25, 2016 7:30pm - 10:00pm EDT
Houston Avenue Bar & Grill Patio 33 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5E 1G4, Canada
Tuesday, July 26

10:00am EDT

SheCoSystem's Co-Working & Wellness
Shecosystem Coworking + Wellness celebrates women using technology to promote wellness. Join our heart-centred community to get your work done, connect with a mentor, and make self-care part of your working life. Bring your laptop and cowork with us, or just come have a coffee, connect, and demo some of Toronto's female founded wellness-tech tools. All attendees get a free trial pass to Shecosystem's coworking + wellness space - opening Fall 2016!

Studio 106

Tuesday July 26, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Artscape Youngplace 180 Shaw St, Toronto, ON M6J 2W5, Canada

4:00pm EDT

Office Tour @ Twitter Canada
RSVP is mandatory. Attendees must be on time for the start of tour.

Tuesday July 26, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Twitter Canada 901 King Street West, Suite 401, Toronto

5:00pm EDT

ecobee Happy Hour

Enjoy a happy hour with appetizers and drinks at ecobee’s headquarters in Downtown Toronto! The happy hour will include guided office tours and plenty of opportunities to mingle with team members at Toronto’s most rapidly growing smart home startup. This is a great opportunity to learn about ecobee’s team culture and to see first-hand why ecobee is one of the most exciting places to work in the city.


ecobee President & CEO Stuart Lombard founded Toronto-based ecobee in 2007 in a pursuit to reduce his family’s carbon footprint. After discovering that heating and cooling made up the majority of his home energy use, he built a thermostat smart enough to deliver comfort, conserve energy and pay for itself in energy savings. Today, the hard work of the ecobee team and its cutting-edge technologies has propelled the company to the No. 2 smart thermostat brand in the U.S., compatible with the industry’s leading smart home ecosystems including Apple HomeKit, Amazon Echo and Samsung SmartThings.

RSVP only! 

Tuesday July 26, 2016 5:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
ecobee 250 University Ave, Toronto, ON M5H 3E5

6:00pm EDT

The Entrepreneurship Society at Techweek Toronto (Private)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Please sign-up for the waitlist. A Techweek representative will notify you when space becomes available.

The Entrepreneurship Society (TES) connects high-potential and high-growth business owners at quarterly learning events and private networking dinners in Toronto, and through access-to-capital missions to other major centres. Its goal is to be the hub of entrepreneurship in Canada: a place where business owners turn for advice and key connections.

On July 26, TES is proud to partner with Techweek to present top speakers, including:

- Sanjay Singhal, 500 Startups venture partner in Canada

- David Stein,  Co-founder and managing partner of the $100-million Leaders Fund. He previously co-founded Rypple, acquired by Salesforce in 2011, and co-founded Workbrain, which went public and was later acquired.


The event will feature learning tables including the following topics, facilitated by subject-matter experts:

1. Raising capital for growth

2. Digital marketing strategies

3. How to optimize sales

Our facilitators include:

* Mark Organ, founder and CEO, Influitive
* Matt Golden, managing partner, Golden Venture Partners
* Fabricio Dolan, head of marketing, Google Canada
* Mark Skapinker, managing partner, Brightspark
* Matt Roberts, associate director, BDC Venture Capital
* Jamie Scarborough, founding partner, Sales Talent Agency
* Heidi Fortes, owner, Fortes Consulting
* Tibor Shanto, principal, Renbor Sales Solutions

Please email bobby@theentrepreneurshipsociety.com to indicate your preferred table topic, and to provide a head-shot and bio for our 'who's-in-the-room' screens." 

Tuesday July 26, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Blakes 199 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5J, Canada

8:00pm EDT

HackerNest Tech Social

Want to meet the Toronto Tech Community?

HackerNest Tech Socials  are a fun, relaxed way to connect with your local tech brethren. Atmosphere: chill, friendly, unpretentious, agenda-free (no sales pitch, yo), and brimming with UltraSmart(TM) people.

Rough lineup (pretty much always in development)

– quick intro 
– sponsor appreciation & love 
– announcements   

HackerNest  is an international nonprofit uniting local tech communities  through unpretentious Tech Socials  and hackathons . We cram lots of smart, accomplished people into a room with free drinks. Our relaxed, down-to-earth events attract a diverse and highly technical membership. Strict no-douchebag policy .

Wanna show off your office? We’re always looking for big open spaces with 150+ (standing room) capacity that are easily accessible. Bring the Toronto Tech community to you!  

Tuesday July 26, 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
City Hall 100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2, Canada
Wednesday, July 27

11:00am EDT

Techweek Toronto Hiring Fair presented by HIRED

Join us for the Techweek Toronto Hiring Fair presented by HIRED featuring:

General Motors Canada
UXP Systems
Index Echange
ConferenceCloud Inc.

Bring your resume! 

Wednesday July 27, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Atrium @ MaRS Discovery District 101 College St, Toronto, ON M5G 1L7, Canada

1:00pm EDT

Techweek Launch Competition
Over 30 different startups from the region will be showcasing their products and competing for the title of Techweek Toronto Launch Champion and a chance to win $50,000 as the Techweek 2016 Launch Champion in Miami later this year. 

Open Demo Period: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Final Round: 3:15pm - 5pm

Wednesday July 27, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Auditorium @ MaRS Discovery District 101 College St, Toronto, ON M5G 1L7, Canada

5:00pm EDT

Rise of the Drones (& How to Hack Them)
Drones (the flying quadcopter variety) have become wildly popular in the last couple years with the advent of low cost and easy to fly models entering the market. Besides military applications, they are used for photography, agriculture, inspection of buildings, and recently drone racing. Amazon is even exploring shipping packages via drone! Learn the technology behind drones and try a live demo of programming a drone to do your bidding!

Wednesday July 27, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Lighthouse Labs 46 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5V 2H8, Canada

7:00pm EDT

Rogers Communications Happy Hour & Office Tour

 Join us at the Rogers Campus for Happy Hour!

·       Gain insights on how to become involved in the Rogers Innovation Program
·       Hear from our current technology partners on delivering new solutions to customers
·       Participate in a guided tour of Rogers headquarters

Wednesday July 27, 2016 7:00pm - 9:30pm EDT
Rogers Communications 333 Bloor Street East, 6th Floor Toronto, ON M4W 1G9
Thursday, July 28

8:00am EDT

Breakfast in Honor of Women in Tech: Apply
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

  • Coffee discussion starts at 8am, breakfast at 8:30am
To be eligible, participants should be:
  • A female entrepreneur or founder
  • A female CEO, executive or business leader
  • A female investor
  • A female technologist, computer scientist, engineer, scientist or mathematician
  • A female technology media or press member

If you satisfy these eligibility requirements, please apply for the breakfast discussion here.

Thursday July 28, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am EDT
The Berkeley Church 315 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M5A 1S7, Canada

8:30am EDT

Big Data and Economic Research - The Perspective from a Labor Market Economist with Daniel Tencer and Tara Sinclair
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Daniel Tencer

Business Editor, The Huffington Post
Daniel Tencer is the senior business editor of Huffington Post Canada. He has been writing about politics and business for more than 15 years, and his work has appeared in numerous publications including the National Post, The Raw Story and This Magazine.

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Tara Sinclair

Chief Economist, Indeed
Tara Sinclair is chief economist at Indeed, the world's largest jobsite, and an associate professor of economics and international affairs at George Washington University. Her research focuses on modeling, explaining, and forecasting labor market and other macroeconomic trends for... Read More →

Thursday July 28, 2016 8:30am - 9:00am EDT
The Berkeley Church 315 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M5A 1S7, Canada

9:05am EDT

Fireside Chat with Michele Romanow and Rajen Ruparell
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Michele Romanow

Dragon, Dragons' Den
Tech titan Michele Romanow is an engineer and a serial entrepreneur who started three companies before her 28th birthday. The newest (and youngest ever) entrepreneur to join CBC’s hit show Dragons’ Den, Michele is the co-founder of e-commerce platforms Buytopia.ca and Snap... Read More →
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Rajen Ruparell

Co-Founder, Groupon International
Rajen Ruparell is a Canadian entrepreneur best known for co-founding Citydeal, an online discount deal company purchased by Groupon in 2010.

Thursday July 28, 2016 9:05am - 9:35am EDT
The Berkeley Church 315 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M5A 1S7, Canada

9:35am EDT

The State of Investment in Toronto with Janet Bannister, Brian Kobus, Sunil Sharma, Mark Skapinker, Ben Yoskovitz
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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... Read More →

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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... Read More →
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Judge: 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... Read More →
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Pitch Judge: Mark Skapinker

Managing Partner, Brightspark Ventures
Mark Skapinker is Managing Partner and co-founder at Brightspark Ventures, a Canadian Venture Capital firm.Brightspark has been VC investing in Canadian early stage companies for almost 20 years and has invested in some of Canada’s leading tech companies such as Radian6 and Hopper.Mark’s... 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... Read More →

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

10:25am EDT

VC and Obstacles to Growth with Alex Baker and Ben Zlotnick
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Ben Zlotnick

Founder, CEO, Eden App
Ben is the founder of Incubes one of Canada’s leading Accelerators. His grooming of executivess & building of early-business infrastructure, results in success. Having launched several startups along with a number of traditional businesses, he’s made the prestigious Canadian Profit100... Read More →

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Alex Baker

Relay Ventures, Partner
Alex is a Partner at Relay Ventures, an early stage venture fund exclusively focused on mobile computing.  Alex oversees direct investments in a broad range of mobile applications and services companies.  Alex is an active board member and observer in supporting Amp Me, 7shifts, Nymi... Read More →

Thursday July 28, 2016 10:25am - 10:55am EDT
The Berkeley Church 315 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M5A 1S7, Canada

11:00am EDT

The Entrepreneurial Journey with Sheetal Maya Nanda, Allen Lau, Caitlin MacGregor, Yoav Schwartz and Markus Latzel

Sheetal Maya Nanda

Managing Partner; Canadian Of Counsel, SN Legal; D'Alessio Law Group

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Markus Latzel

CEO, Palomino Inc.
Visionary executive with an urge to bring to market innovative, profitable solutions. Experienced leader under start-up and growth conditions.
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Allen Lau

CEO & Co-founder, Wattpad
As CEO and Co-founder of Wattpad, Allen Lau leads the company's efforts to transform the reading and writing experience of millions of people around the world. Prior to Wattpad, Allen was the co-founder of FeedM8, a mobile advertising company that was acquired in 2008. In 2001, he... Read More →
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Yoav Schwartz

Co-founder, CEO, Uberflip
Yoav Schwartz is the co-founder and CEO of Uberflip, a platform for marketers to create, manage, and optimize content experiences across the buyer journey. With a Computer Science degree from the University of Western Ontario, Yoav is a unique combination of a creative and analytical... Read More →

Thursday July 28, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
The Berkeley Church 315 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M5A 1S7, Canada

11:50am EDT

A Fireside Chat with Twitter with Cam Gordon
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Cam Gordon

Head of Communications, Twitter

Thursday July 28, 2016 11:50am - 12:20pm EDT
The Berkeley Church 315 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M5A 1S7, Canada

12:25pm EDT

The State of Technology in Waterloo with Chris Plunkett, Jessica Chalk, Kory Jeffrey andAli Asaria
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Chris Plunkett

VP, External Relations, Communitech

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Ali Asaria

CEO, Tulip Retail
Ali Asaria is CEO of Tulip Retail and founder of Well.ca.
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Jessica Chalk

CEO and Founder, TrafficSoda
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Kory Jeffrey

Regional Lead (Canada) - Developer Relations, Google

Thursday July 28, 2016 12:25pm - 1:10pm EDT
The Berkeley Church 315 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M5A 1S7, Canada

1:15pm EDT

AR & VR Where will this technology take you? with Alan Smithson, Ryan Andal, Keram Malicki- Sanchez and David Nalaco
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Alan Smithson

CEO, MetaVRse
Alan Smithson is an Entrepreneur and CEO of MetaVRse who has always been on the cutting edge of Emerging Technologies. Alan's passion in Virtual Reality was embraced when Chris Milk first showed him VR 3 years ago. Since then, Alan has become a leader in business applications for... Read More →

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Ryan Andal

Secret Location, Technical Director, Partner
A firm believer that true success can only be achieved through failure, Ryanhas always found himself in a constant state of iteration. It is through thisiteration and good fortune that he’s managed to garner a number of accoladesfor his work.Fueled by unhealthy amounts of caffe... Read More →
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Keram Malicki-Sanchez

Executive Director, VRTO
A graduate of UCLA's certification programs in Cinematography, Producing and Digital Media, respectively, Keram Malicki­Sanchez is an alumnus of Werner Herzog's Rogue Film School –Los Angeles chapter. He has been asked to speak about the intersection of technology and thearts at... Read More →
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David Nalasco

Senior Technology Manager for Graphics, Radeon Technology Group at AMD.
David Nalasco is Senior Technology Manager for Graphics in the Radeon Technology Group atAMD. With more than 18 years of experience in this fast­paced industry, he is responsible fortracking industry trends, planning future products, and evangelizing the benefits of new graphics technologies... Read More →

Thursday July 28, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm EDT
The Berkeley Church 315 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M5A 1S7, Canada

2:05pm EDT

A Fireside Chat with Ecobee with Stuart Lombard
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Stuart Lombard

Founder, CEO, Ecobee inc.

Thursday July 28, 2016 2:05pm - 2:35pm EDT
The Berkeley Church 315 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M5A 1S7, Canada

2:40pm EDT

Unleashing Opportunities in Consumer IoT with Landon Borders, Patrick Fitzgerald, J. Michael Palermo IV and Rahul Raj
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Rahul Raj

VP Marketing & E-Commerce, ecobee

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Landon Borders

Director of Connected Devices, Haiku Home by Big Ass Solutions
Landon Borders, Director of Connected Devices at Big Ass Solutions®, oversees much of the behind-the-scenes innovation and research necessary to the creation of the company’s future products. Also an electrical engineer, Landon’s day-to-day work includes collaborating with the... Read More →
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Patrick Fitzgerald

Business Development, ENJOY
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J. Michael Palermo IV

Senior Alexa Evangelist, Amazon
Michael is an international speaker and has been evangelizing innovative technologies for nearly two decades. Michael’s current passion is empowering developers to create voice-interactive ‘smart home’ experiences with Alexa.  Michael is a published author of technical books... Read More →

Thursday July 28, 2016 2:40pm - 3:25pm EDT
The Berkeley Church 315 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M5A 1S7, Canada

3:30pm EDT

FinTech: Block Chain with Anthony Di Iorio, Sunny Ray and Joseph Weinberg
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Anthony Di Iorio

Founder & CEO / CO-Founder, Decentral & Jaxx / Ethereum
Anthony Di Iorio has launched more than 10 companies and invested tens of millions of dollars in numerous industries, including blockchain, over the course of three decades. He is the co-founder of Ethereum, and the founder and CEO of Decentral Inc., a Toronto-based innovation hub... Read More →

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Sunny Ray

Co-founder & President, Unocoin
Sunny is the Co-founder and President at Unocoin, India's leading bitcoin blockchain company. Unocoin is a blockchain platform that makes it easy to securely buy, sell, store, send, receive, use and accept bitcoin. Unocoin is backed by Digital Currency Group, Boost VC and Bank to... Read More →
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Joseph Weinberg

Co-Founder & CEO, Paycase
Joseph Weinberg knows his way around the digital currency world as an early investor in bitcoin and former director at Coinsetter. Joseph’s diverse experience includes business development roles at both Xtreme Labs and Pivotal. Currently, Joseph is both the co-founder and CEO of... Read More →

Thursday July 28, 2016 3:30pm - 4:15pm EDT
The Berkeley Church 315 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M5A 1S7, Canada

4:20pm EDT

Concluding Remarks with Mayor John Tory
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Mayor John Tory

Mayor, City of Toronto

Thursday July 28, 2016 4:20pm - 4:35pm EDT
The Berkeley Church 315 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M5A 1S7, Canada

4:35pm EDT

The State of Canada's Tech Sector, 2016
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Sean Mullin

Executive Director, Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship

Thursday July 28, 2016 4:35pm - 5:00pm EDT
The Berkeley Church 315 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M5A 1S7, Canada

5:00pm EDT

Speaker Summit Happy Hour Reception sponsored by GuruLink

Thursday July 28, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
The Berkeley Church 315 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M5A 1S7, Canada
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