"Meet the Investors and Influencers" Event - October 22, 2015 - Upside Foundation of Canada

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“Meet the Investors and Influencers” Event – October 22, 2015
August 21, 2015


Hope you joined us at a great event in October.

This event occurred already:  Hope you were able to join us there for this premier networking event!  Special thanks to our featured investors, donors, and sponsors – and to everyone who joined us to make the event a success.

The Upside Foundation is holding an event on October 22nd for Canadian entrepreneurs and startups to meet and mingle with investors and influencers. The event will be held at MaRS Discovery District in Toronto from 5:30pm to 8:00pm – drinks and snacks provided.

An opportunity to meet and mingle with other influencers in our industry. Nearly 40 of Canada’s established Venture Capitalists and major supporters of entrepreneurship have already committed to be there and available to talk to entrepreneurs.

Register for this #UpsideEvent that is the talk of the industry – tickets FREE for a limited time.

Learn more about The Upside Foundation and see why successful startup industry veterans across Canada are encouraging startups to share their upside to give back to their communities.


For tickets, click here and go to our Eventbrite page,  Please note we have started a waitlist for tickets. Click on the button  to buy tickets and you can be added to the waitlist.

Eventbrite - Upside Foundation's Meet the Investors and Influencers Event

Scroll down for an up to date list of industry leaders who have confirmed their presence at the event.


We would like to thank our generous sponsors for the event:

Industry leaders who have already confirmed their presence at this event – and encourage sharing your upside – include:

Name Company Description
Steve Abrams BDC Capital VC
David Adderley Celtic House Venture Partners VC
Narbe Alexandrian OMERS Ventures VC
Rob Antoniades Information Venture Partners VC
Robin Axon Mantella Venture Partners VC
Alex Baker Relay Ventures VC
Janet Bannister Real Ventures VC
Jonathan Bega Golden Venture Partners VC
Stuart Browne Pycap Group VC
Peter Carrescia The Next 36 Influencer
Marcus Daniels Highline VC
Omar Dhalla Real Ventures VC
Mark Evans ME Consulting Influencer
Sophie Forest Brightspark Ventures VC
Barry Gekiere MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund VC
Howard Gwin "Grizzled Tech Guy" Corporate Director / Advisor
Jaafer Haidar Penny  Influencer
Duncan Hill Mantella Venture Partners VC
Alkarim Jivraj Espresso Capital CEO
Bryan Kerdman Impression Ventures VC
Daniel Klass Klass Capital VC
Steve Leightell Georgian Partners VC
Alan Lysne Ryerson Futures VC
Peter Misek BDC Capital VC
Rick Nathan Kensington Capital Partners VC
Karam Nijjar iNovia Capital VC
Elliott Robinson Georgian Partners VC
Matt Saunders Ryerson Futures VC
Sunil Sharma Extreme Venture Partners VC
Mark Skapinker Brightspark Ventures VC
Shirley Speakman Cycle Capital Management VC
Salim Teja MaRS VC
Ilse Treurnicht MaRS Influencer
Dave Unsworth Information Venture Partners VC
Mark Usher Wellington Financial VC
Tomas Valis Celtic House Venture Partners VC
Peter van der Velden Lumira Capital VC

“Never has there been such a collection of Canada’s leading investors, and influencers together in one spot in such an easy way for entrepreneurs to connect with” – Rob Antoniades, Managing Partner, Information Venture Partners and Chair of Upside Foundation.

“Looking forward to meeting the top Canadian entrepreneurs” – Salim Teja, EVP Ventures, MaRS.

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