SAN FRANCISCO, April 25, 2017: Semiannually, C100 invites a group of the most promising companies in Canada to San Francisco for 48Hrs in the Valley, a program designed to support the organization’s mission to “bring the best of Silicon Valley to accelerate Canada’s innovation economy”.
Last year, 48Hrs companies were introduced to a handful of special guests including Silicon Valley based speakers, Charter Members and investors. The program’s theme covered stage-relevant topics including Human, Social and Financial Capital and the importance of understanding each in order to scale. Over 76 investor meetings were scheduled and 37 mentor relationships were formed between companies and Silicon Valley experts across a multitude of industries, matched based on their respective experience.
In 2017, C100 is introducing a handful of unique forms of programming in an effort to offer as much relevant content as possible to every member of the cohort. In addition to breakout sessions on topics such as hiring, fundraising, social capital and “Secrets of Silicon Valley”, C100 is excited to introduce TED Talk-style sessions on the second day of the program. Welcoming leaders from AI and Machine learning to experts in cryptocurrency and finance, the content throughout the program is designed to mentor, inspire and encourage founders to address key challenges they’ll face throughout their growth.
C100 received hundreds of nominations from companies across Canada for the Summer 2017 program, from innovators in AI and Machine Learning to disruptors in IoT, clean tech, education and health care. After much deliberation among a carefully selected group of individuals who form C100’s Selection Committee, 21 companies were selected to participate in the next 48Hrs program. C100 invites you to meet the 48Hrs in the Valley Summer 2017 cohort:
On June 20th and 21st, the founders of these promising Canadian companies will descend on San Francisco for an immersive two days of breakout sessions, workshops, networking, investor meetings, speaker series, and a pitch competition in front of some of Silicon Valley’s most esteemed VCs. C100’s goal is for these founders to take what they learn during the program back to Canada in order to build the next wave of successful companies back home.
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 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”.
For further information, contact C100 at firstname.lastname@example.org