The 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver had a deep impact on the Canadian psyche and created a brazen, publicly demonstrated drive to "Own the Podium."
That ambition rippled into the Silicon Valley tech community and planted the seeds for the C100 Association, a nonprofit organization that connects Canadian entrepreneurs to the Valley’s most influential Canadians with the explicit mission to help companies win on the global stage.
C100 is a non-profit, member-driven association of Canadian business leaders based in the San Francisco Bay Area. These investors, senior corporate leaders and successful entrepreneurs form a dynamic group of patriots dedicated to giving back to the Canadian innovation community in Canada and fostering the next generation of successful entrepreneurs and innovative companies in Canada. They do this through programs, such as CEO Summit and 48Hrs in the Valley, and through consultation with corporate leaders and policy-makers to provide key insights so Canadians can build world-class companies where we need them: in Canada. We bring “The Best of Silicon Valley to Accelerate Canada’s Innovation Economy”.