Keynote/Workshop Presentations

Year in Review Bill Mantel, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Research and Innovation / Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure
Measuring Performance Across the ONE Brent Perkins, Senior Data Manager, MaRS Data Catalyst
ONE Town Hall Meeting Bill Mantel, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Research and Innovation / Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure
Financing Growing Businesses Brian J. MacDonald Senior Business Advisor Business Advisory Services MEDEI/MRI
Scale up Services Opportunities and Approaches James Doran, CEO Innovation Guelph
Civic Entrepreneurship

Joeri van den Steenhoven, MaRS Solutions Lab
Heather Crosbie - Entrepreneur-in-Residence, ventureLAB

Entrepreneurship and Education

Ryan Burwell - Facilitator & Instructional Designer, MaRS Discovery District
Karen Dubeau - Director of Partner Engagement, Venturelab
Allison Mitchell - Program Director, Business and Education Partnership of Waterloo Region

Small Business Enterprise Centres

Belleville
Durham
Thunder Bay
Vaughan
Waterloo

Disruptive Technologies
Disruptive Technologies (Workshop)
Michael Eales, Business Models Inc.
Cross-Faculty/Multi-Disciplinary Campus Engagement

Steve Farlow – Executive Director of the Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship, Laurier LaunchPad, Wilfrid Laurier University
Karen Sievewright – Managing Director, Banting and Best Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Toronto
Abdullah Snobar – Director , DMZ, Ryerson University
Greg Bavington – Executive Director, Queen’s Innovation Connector, Queen’s University