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Anthony Lacavera
Special Advisor TO Canadian Dream Summit

Founder and Chairman of Globalive

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Anthony Lacavera built and sold Wind Mobile to Shaw Communications for $1.6b. He led Globalive to raise almost $2 billion in capital, and has invested in over 100 companies across tech, media, and telecom.

As a mentor and investor, he is heavily involved in accelerators and incubators, including MaRS, Creative Destruction Lab, NEXT Canada and the DMZ at Ryerson University.

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Nicole Verkindt
Special Advisor to Canadian Dream Summit

Founder and CEO at The OMX

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Nicole Verkindt is the founder of The OMX (Offset Market Exchange) and a Dragon on CBC’s Next Gen Den. She is an advocate for the powerful role that entrepreneurs have in growing the economy and helping to solve global issues.

Nicole is also the official technology columnist for Vanguard magazine with readership over one million, and sits on the board of the Canadian Commercial Corporation and the Peter Munk School of Global Affairs MGA Program Board.

 

 
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Michelle Holland
Special Advisor to Canadian Dream Summit

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Michelle Holland was elected as City Councillor for the City of Toronto from 2010-2018 and served as the City’s first Chief Advocate for the Innovation Economy where she was the leading voice on technology and innovation.

Michelle created the City’s Innovation Advisory Committee comprised of 40 CEOs across the tech ecosystem.

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DOMINIC BARTON
Special Advisor TO Canadian Dream Summit

Global Managing Partner Emeritus at McKinsey & Company

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Dominic Barton, based in London, UK, leads McKinsey & Company’s focus on the future of capitalism and the role business leadership can play in creating long-term social and economic value.

Dominic is the chair of the Canadian Minister of Finance’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth and the chair of the Seoul International Business Advisory Council. 

 

 
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Claudio Rojas
FOUNDER at CANADIAN DREAM Summit
CEO at NACO

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Claudio Rojas has been recently appointed as Chief Executive Officer of NACO, a national organization committed to advancing a thriving, early-stage entrepreneurial ecosystem in Canada.

Claudio has held the roles of managing director, founder, board member, director, and advisor of several prominent organizations, including Hurt Capital, Canada Fintech Forum, Holt Fintech Accelerator, and Institute for Founder Centric Studies. He is actively engaged in advancing the technology and innovation ecosystem in Canada and beyond.

 

Dean Hopkins CEO OneEleven

Dean Hopkins
CEO, OneEleven

 
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STEPHANIE CHOO
PARTNER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR
PORTAG3 

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Salim Teja
President, Venture Services
MaRS Discovery District

 
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Hussam W. Ayyad
Senior Director, Programs & Partnerships at The DMZ

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Jess Joss York Angels National Angel Capital Organization

Jess Joss
Executive Director, Board Member and angel Investor

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ROBERT ANTONIADES
CO-FOUNDER AND GENERAL PARTNER
INFORMATION VENTURE PARTNERS

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Marcus Daniels
Founding Partner & CEO
Highline Beta

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Sandi Gilbert
Chair, National Angel Capital Organization (NACO)

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Richard Chénier
General Manager at CENTECH
(Montréal)

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Chris Eben
Managing Partner, TWG

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LAUREN ROBINSON
PARTNER, HIGHLINE BETA |
EXEC. DIRECTOR, FEMALE FUNDERS

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BRENDAN HOLT DUNN
MANAGING PARTNER, HOLT ACCELERATOR

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SUE BRITTON
CEO & FOUNDER
FINTECH GROWTH SYNDICATE

 
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Henry Long
Senior Investment Officer
Dept for International Trade
British Consulate General

 
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Erin Blaskie
Director of Marketing
L-SPARK
(Ottawa)

 
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Michael Tuyen Hoang
Market Intelligence Analyst
Dahl Brothers Canada

 
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Danielle Smith

Danielle Smith
Director of Partnerships & Community at TWG

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YURI NAVARRO
Special Advisor to The CEO
NACO

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Danielle Brewin Graham - Ontario Centres of Excellence

Danielle Brewin Graham
Program Manager at Ontario Centres of Excellence

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Alex Norman TechTO co-founder, AngelList Canadian partner and active angel

Alex Norman
TechTO and Elevate co-founder
AngelList Canadian partner

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Marc Folch Senior Manager Digital Payments Insights at Interac

Marc Folch
Senior Manager Digital Payments Insights

 
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Jennifer (Eldridge) Couldrey - Upside Foundation

Jennifer (Eldridge) Couldrey
Executive Director
The Upside Foundation

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Alex Gillis

Alex Gillis
(Vancouver, BC)

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Kevin Yu
Consultant

 
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Tobi Solebo

Tobi Solebo

 
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Andrew Liu

Andrew Liu

 
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Leslie McGill VP Marketing at TWG Principal MET Consulting

Leslie McGill
VP Marketing at TWG

 
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Jeremy De Mello Zafin - Canadian Dream Summit

Jeremy De Mello
Growth at Zafin

 
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Kate Grant Information Venture Partners #CanadianDream #PitchChallenge

Kate GranT
Community and Ventures

 
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An inclusive conference representing a cross-section of the Canadian innovation ecosystem

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