Vision to reality 2013 conference components

Mentorship workshop

April 18, 2013
PwC Tower
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Based on application

The day will begin with a workshop for pre-selected applicants to access mentorship opportunities led by some of Canada’s most successful entrepreneurs. Sessions will run for approximately 2.5 hours.

Companies from across Canada will have the opportunity to apply for a spot in the sessions.

Applications are now closed.

Keynote speaker

Stewart Butterfield - Co-founder of Flickr


  • Allen Lau - Wattpad
  • Dan Martell - Clarity
  • Mike McDerment - Freshbooks
  • Steve Woods - Eloqua
  • Ben Yoskovitz - GoInstant, YearOne Labs
  • Jevon MacDonald - GoInstant, StartupNorth
  • Brice Scheschuk - WIND Mobile


April 18, 2013
Arcadian Court
12:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Open to the public

Our annual conference will be held at Arcadian Court. The conference consists of the following four components:

i) Mentor talks - Three of our mentors will speak to their start-up experience, sharing their advice and stories.


  • Brice Scheschuk
  • Dan Martell
  • Allen Lau

ii) Company pitches - Three companies will pitch live to a mixed panel of VCs and mentors. The panel will ask questions and share their insights and views to the audience.


  • Ben Yoskovitz - GoInstant, YearOne Labs
  • Daniel Klass - Klass Capital
  • Roger Chabra - Rho Ventures
  • George Babu - OMERS Ventures

iii) Keynote speaker:

Stewart Butterfield - Co-founder of Flickr

iv) Networking reception - Following the conference, guests are invited to join us for a networking reception with drinks and hor d’ouevres.