The luncheon will be held at noon at the Halifax World Trade and Convention Centre in downtown Halifax. We’ve received tremendous support from the Big Data Congress 2017 for this event, and will hold the buffet-style lunch following the Congress’ last event at the convention centre.
Each year, Entrevestor publishes data on the Atlantic Canadian startup community, providing benchmarks for size and performance of the innovation segment in the region. This year, we also conducted a study unique in Canada on the impact of exits on the region.
We are teaming up with our friends at Charcoal Marketing to host a luncheon at which we’ll present our most recent findings. After the presentation, we’ll discuss the data with a panel of experts in innovation ecosystems in Atlantic Canada and across North America. The panelists will be:
- Jesse Rodgers, CEO of Volta Labs. Not only has Rodgers gone from idea to exit as an entrepreneur, but he was instrumental in developing two of Canada’s great support organizations – Velocity at University of Waterloo and the Creative Destruction Lab.
- Shaun MacDonald, Managing Partner of Extreme Venture Partners, one of Canada’s leading VC funds. MacDonald’s career includes posts as an Senior Vice-President at Mariner Partners and leading over $ 1 billion in global M&A and investment deals for Cisco during its growth years.
- Malcolm Fraser, President and CEO of Innovacorp. Before taking the helm at Nova Scotia’s venture capital agency this month, Fraser launched, developed and sold MODE (formerly ISL Internet Solutions), a company that guided businesses through their digital transformation. In 2016, MODE was acquired by Vancouver-based digital marketing agency FCV Interactive.
We are looking forward to a lively and insightful discussion with the full participation of the audience. Tickets for the luncheon are $25 and are available here.
We’re hoping for a really great turnout for this event, and would like to thank the panelists, Big Data Congress and the Big Data Alliance of Nova Scotia for making this event possible.