Committees

Shape the future of Canadian entrepreneurship

All C100 programs and activities are Member-led by committees with the mission to support, inspire and advance Canadian entrepreneurship.

Leave your mark at the C100

Member-led committees

Influence the programs and activities that relate to you and other members directly. You can play an important role in shaping Canadian entrepreneurship.

High impact decisions

Have a seat at the table where you will clearly see your positive impact on the programs and activities of the C100.

Want to join a committee?

Keep your eyes open for new committee positions as highlighted throughout the year in our Member Digest. Some openings may require application.

Membership committee

The Membership committee ensures the vibrancy of the C100 Membership base. It continually improves nomination and recruitment processes, and helps to define highly-engaging programming for the C100 membership.

How it supports
  • Review and refine the membership growth strategy
    • Develop and improve recruitment initiatives
    • Measure and manage member retention and satisfaction
    • Support diversity and inclusion efforts
  • Refine the Member value proposition on an ongoing basis
  • Advise on programming to reflect the interests of the Member base
  • Ensure the Membership is an effective driver of C100’s strategy
Meet the committee
  • Membership Committee Chair, Board Director & Former Technology Executive (Apple, eBay, Motorola/Google, Sun/Java)
    Ruth Hennigar
  • Founder & Managing Partner, Sightline Coaching
    Shari Hatch Jones
  • Former SVP Global Sales, WeWork
    Michael Hershfield
  • General Partner, Version One Ventures
    Angela Tran
  • Head of Business Operations, Thumbtack
    Brandon Li
  • VP, M&A Integration and Cross-Company Initiatives
    Lara Cumberland
  • CEO, Optimus Ride
    Sean Harrington

Entrepreneurs program Committee

The Entrepreneurs Program Committee is closely involved in ensuring that our programs remain high impact for Canadian founders at every stage of their journey.

How it supports
  • Advise on C100’s best-in-class programs for early-stage and growth-stage founders, respectively
  • Help drive awareness and support for C100’s founder community via social campaigns, outreach, and event attendance
Meet the committee
  • Entrepreneurs Program Committee Chair, Chief Strategy Officer, JLL
    Yen Lee
  • Partner, Azure Capital Partners
    Andrea Drager
  • Partner, Wilson Sonsini
    Adam Shevell
  • Global CTO, Pivotal Software
    Sutha Kamal
  • Partner, Sweat Equity Ventures
    George Babu
  • Series A Program Director, Y Combinator
    Janelle Tam
  • Angel Investor, ex-Head of Business Development, Uber
    J. Kim Fennell

Fellows Selection Committee

The Fellows Selection Committee is responsible each year for selecting C100’s cohort of Canadian-led early-stage startups supported in our signature fellowship program, C100 Fellows. This dynamic Committee is made up of successful founders, investors and executives who play a vital part in evaluating and selecting the C100 Fellows cohort from a large, competitive pool of candidates.

Throughout the year, and at C100’s flagship event 48Hrs, this Committee aims to support, inspire and connect these promising entrepreneurs to the community.

This committee is in high demand and is by application only.

How it supports
  • Select an annual cohort of C100 Fellows from amongst many competitive candidates
    • Evaluate submissions from early-stage startups in small groups
    • Actively participate in a larger, group evaluation to review and rank the applications, narrowing down to a group of finalists
  • Refine the Member value proposition on an ongoing basis
Meet the committee

2021’s Fellows Selection Committee was made up of 49 people from across disciplines such as investing, technical leadership, growth, legal, and those looking to learn about early-stage investing.

Investing time with C100 fills me with optimism and passion for the next wave of Canadian entrepreneurs. As a Charter Member, I am plugged into many ways to share my experience and give back to the very ecosystem that provided me with countless opportunities. C100 is about community, paying it forward, and remembering just how great it is to be a Canadian.

Chris O'Neill
Partner, Portag3 Ventures
Charter Member