& C100 Startup Challenge
September 15th to 17th, 2015
Venture North was the first conference of its kind hosted by The C100 to showcase the Toronto-Waterloo region's most promising startups with the backdrop of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). We selected a group of 25 U.S.-based Investors and VCs to attend the conference. Our international guests received red carpet access to Hollywood actors, film screenings, premier parties and participated in one-on-one meetings with over 30 of the most innovative entrepreneurs within the region's startup ecosystem.
C100 Startup CHALLENGE
The C100 hosted our first-ever C100 Startup Competition as part of Venture North. Before we kicked things off, we hosted a fireside chat with U.S. investors Scott Bonham (GGV Capital), Angela Strange (Andreessen Horowitz), Ajay Royan (Mithril Capital) and Andrew Parker (Spark Capital). This discussion was followed by a pitch competition by 7 promising local startups including Plooto, SparkGig, Suncayr, Bridgit, Medella Health, and Sampler. The winner of the competition was Bridgit, who took home a check for $15,000.
VENTURE NORTH IN THE PRESS
Do You Need to be in Silicon Valley to Build a Successful Startup? Video via /newsrooms
Startups Use TIFF as a Lure for Silicon Valley Cash via The Globe and Mail
US VCs in Attendance
WHAT OUR ATTENDEES HAD TO SAY
Thank you to our amazing Event Sponsors!
The C100 plans to host Venture North annually during TIFF and will be inviting guests in the spring. Stay informed by contacting us or signing up for our newsletter! Please keep in mind that this event is invite-only.