Summit Schedule

March 19th, 2019 | Vancouver, BC



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Canadian Accelerator Summit

8:30 – 9:00 AM
Breakfast + Registration


This is your chance to fuel up and settle in. Early bird gets the best seat in the house.

9:00 – 9:15 AM


Consider this your event warmup and a chance to meet your hosts for the day.

9:15 – 9:45AM
Fireside Chat


Lisa Cashmore will be chatting with Sean Sheppard from Growth X without fear of bringing up the tough questions. They’ll be touching on challenges around growing local talent, creating new revenue streams and ultimately growing our ecosystem in thoughtful ways.

9:45 – 10:30 AM
Leadership Panel


Exploring best practices for supporting founders with leadership and development training so they can lead with courage and confidence.

Rob Bennett, Martha Casey, Laurel Douglas, Moderated by Angelo Casanas.

10:30 – 10:45 AM
Caffeine Break


This is your chance to caffeinate and collect connections.

10:45 – 11:30AM
Storytelling Panel


Exploring best practices for building and sharing success stories that resonate, create impact, and expand reach.

Susan Mclean, Dan Gunn, Joanna Schlosser, moderated by William Johnson.

11:30 – 12:15PM
Accelerator Business Model Debate


Non-profit accelerator model VS For-profit accelerator model. Heads up! The gloves are coming off.

Avvey Peters, Dave Carter, Keith Ippel, Marcus Daniels, moderated by Mike Kirkup.

12:15 – 12:45PM
Lunch Break


We don’t want to sound like your mother but find someone new to sit with and try not to check your email.

12:45 – 2:45PM


Five minute presentations followed by thirty-minute breakouts. There are six different speaker and six different topics so you can choose your own adventure.

Accountability and Engagement with Angela Larraguibel
Social Well Being with Joel Semeniuk
Startup & Incubator Spaces with Elizabeth Scallon    Supporting Scale-Ups with Adam Frye
Corporate Innovation with Marcus Daniels
Growing an Investor Community with Brodie Desimone

2:45 – 3:00PM
Caffeine Break


This is your chance to caffeinate and collect connections.

3:00 – 4:00PM
The Power of Failure


When you’re innovating, failure is an inevitable part of the process.  We’ve got six speakers who want to share their f*uck ups and talk about how they moved forward.

Jordan Dutchak, Jesse Rodgers, Tiffany Linke-Boyko, Brad Lowe, Hosted by Kelly Hoey.

4:00 – 4:30PM
Closing Keynote


Denise Williams joins us from the First Nations Technology Council. Working towards equitable access to technology for Indigenous communities in order to advance sovereignty in the digital age.

4:30 – 6:30PM
Happy Hour @ Tap & Barrel


THIS is the moment you’ve been training for. Get out there and make us proud.