Official Launch of the Online #CanadianDream #PitchChallenge

2019 Summit Program

The Canadian Dream Summit is a world-class conference that promotes collaboration, celebrates new ventures,
and generates thought-leadership on transforming Canada into the world’s leading innovation economy.

Registration & Breakfast

Canadian Dream Summit 2019

Opening Remarks
Welcome Statement

Canadian Dreams and American Dreams:
Crossroads, Contradictions, and Connections

Fireside Keynote

Lightning Talks: Global Tech Investments in Canada

In Focus: Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies

Enhancing Canada’s Global Brand:
Collaboration, Cooperation, and Competition

Keynote followed by panel

#CanadianDream – Select Finalists Present Live

Networking Lunch Reception

Scaling Canada’s Global Brand:
Centurions, Unicorns and Beyond

Keynote followed by panel

Special Remarks

#CanadianDream – Stories From Last Year’s Finalists

#CanadianDream – Award Announcements

Canada’s Opportunity to Lead:
Fintech, Artificial Intelligence, and Next Generation Technologies

Keynote followed by panel

Closing Remarks & Networking Reception

*Subject to changes

Exciting Announcements Coming.

Past Speakers

Ben Zifkin Founder and CEO @ Hubba.

Ben Zifkin

Founder and CEO @ Hubba

Ben Zifkin Founder and CEO @ Hubba.
Councillor Michelle Holland Toronto City Council

Councillor Michelle Holland

Toronto City Council
Advocate for the Innovation Economy

Councillor Michelle Holland Toronto City Council

Nicholas Rémillard

President and Chief Executive Officer
International Economic Forum of the Americas
Honorary Consul General of Iceland in Montreal

Nicholas Rémillard International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA)

Amanda Lang

Business Journalist
BNN Bloomberg

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Bilal Khan


OneEleven Bilal Khan

Sarah Ryerson

Head of Industry - Financial ServiceS
Google Canada

Sarah Ryerson, Head of Industry - Financial Services - Google Canada

Heather Payne

CEO at HackerYou & Founder of Ladies Learning Code

Heather Payne - HackerYou - Ladies learning code


Matthieu Cardinal

Vice President
FinTech Development and Corporate Affairs


Jennifer Anquetil

Director, People & Culture Business Partner at TELUS

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Peter Misek

BDC IT Venture Fund


Sunil Sharma

Managing Director, Techstars


Alyssa Furtado

Co-Founder, Ratehub Inc.

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Stephanie Choo

Partner and Managing Director
Portag3 Ventures

Portage3 Ventures - Stephanie Choo

Darin Graham

Vice President, Industry Innovation
Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence

Vector Institute Ivey Venture Forum


Heather Scoffield

Ottawa Bureau Chief
The Canadian Press

Canadian-Press-Heather Scoffield - Ottawa Bureau Chief
Bernard Lebelle Deloitte Canada’s National Innovation Director

Bernard Lebelle

National Innovation Director
Deloitte Canada

Deloitte Canada




Dominic Barton is the global managing partner emeritus of McKinsey & Company. He is based in London, UK and leads the firm’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. 



Partner and Managing Director

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Robert Antoniades
Co-founder and General partner
Information Venture Partners


Vipul Lalka - Vice President, Head of Payments Platform & Capabilities, Digital & Payments, TD Bank
Brendan Holt Dunn Managing Partner Holt Fintech Accelerator

Vipul Lalka
Vice President, Head of Payments Platform & Capabilities, Digital & Payments


Brendan Holt Dunn
Managing Partner, Holt Accelerator
CEO, Holdun

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Chis Eben TWG - Canadian Scale-up Initiative

Chris Eben
Managing Partner at TWG

Peggy Van de Plassche

Peggy Van De Plassche
Managing Partner of Roar Ventures


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