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May 19
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48Hrs

48Hrs is C100’s annual flagship program introducing the most promising Canadian-led startups to top global mentors, investors, and industry executives.

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C100’s Signature 48Hrs event takes place on May 19-20, 2021

48Hrs is C100’s annual flagship program which introduces Canada’s most promising startups to top global mentors, investors, and industry executives. Over the past ten years, the event has been a signature program in the Canadian tech ecosystem and has graduated the most distinguished Canadian startups including Clearco, Wealthsimple, Applyboard, Mejuri and more.

At this year’s virtual 48Hrs, you will:

  • Meet the exceptional founders of 21 Canadian-led, early-stage tech startups who make up C100’s Fellows Cohort
  • Hear from leading Canadian founders, operators and investors on a range of topics, from leadership to scaling a successful business.
  • Network with fellow Canadian leaders and C100 Members

While some schedule details are under wraps for the time being, here is a sneak peek at what you can expect.

May 19 | Day 1

  • Fellows only: Founder Mentorship Circles
  • Kick-off and fireside chat with Canada's latest unicorn's CEOs Andrew D'Souza (Co-Founder & CEO at Clearco) and Jack Newton (Co-Founder & CEO, Clio), who will share their founder journeys
  • Social house in the C100 Lounge
  • #MeetTheFellows in short, industry-specific sessions
  • Happy hour/Nightcap and evening fireside chat with Harley Finkelstein, President at Shopify

May 20 | Day 2

  • Founder fundraising workshops with founders who have raised their Series A and beyond
  • Social house in the C100 Lounge
  • Founders share their growth stories from product-led growth to building an enterprise growth engine
  • Closing remarks and coming up at C100
  • Fellows only: Founder Mentorship Circles

To attend: please register using your personalized invite codes found in your inbox and find the full schedule below.

All C100 Members are invited and encouraged to participate in this mission-driven program.

Discussion Leaders

Harley Finkelstein
Shopify
President
Andrew D'Souza
Clearco
Co-Founder & CEO
Heather Kirkby
Recursion
Chief People Officer
Jack Newton
Clio
Co-Founder & CEO
Nilam Ganenthiran
Instacart
President
Jen Holmstrom
GGV Capital
Head of Talent
Meltem Kuran
Deel
Head of Growth
Rohan Mahimker
Prodigy Education
Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Jeff Ryan
Zynga
Chief People Officer
Steve Irvine
integrate.ai
Founder & CEO
Natalie Gray
Cover
Co-Founder & Head of Product
Fangjin (FJ) Yang
Imply
Co-Founder & CEO
Kris Hartvigsen
Dooly
CEO & Founder
Benji Shomair
Facebook
VP Commerce
Daryna Kulya
OpenPhone
Co-Founder & COO
Clinton Robinson
Lane
CEO and Founder
Jonathan Naymark
Code Academy for Business
Jonathan Naymark
Eamonn O'Rourke
RenoRun
Founder & CEO
Kyle Campbell
CTO.ai
Founder & CEO
Harley Finkelstein
Shopify
President
Andrew D'Souza
Clearco
Co-Founder & CEO
Heather Kirkby
Recursion
Chief People Officer
Jack Newton
Clio
Co-Founder & CEO
Nilam Ganenthiran
Instacart
President
Jen Holmstrom
GGV Capital
Head of Talent

Event Program

Campfire sessions
Intimate, small discussion groups to rekindle your network and reflect with others on the past year professionally and personally.
Expert-led discussions
Candid discussions offering tactical peer advice for entrepreneurs, operators and executives in social impact, healthcare, finance and media.
Fireside sessions
Thought-provoking presentations for an executive audience on values-based leadership & employee activism.
schedule
May 19, 2021
  • 8:00AM–9:30AM
  • Sessions
  • [Fellows Only] Opening Peer Mentorship Circles
  • 9:45AM–11:00AM
  • Stage
  • 48Hrs Kickoff and Founder Journey Fireside With Andrew D'Souza (CEO, Clearco) & Jack Newton (CEO, Clio)
  • With Clearco and Clio achieving "unicorn" status milestone in April 2021, hear from Andrew D'Souza & Jack Newton who will share their founder journeys.
  • 12:30PM–4:00PM
  • Stage
  • Meet the Fellows #MTF - All Segments
  • 12:30PM–1:00PM
  • Stage
  • #MTF: Climate Tech
  • Zak Lefevre (ChargeLab) | Tomas van Stee (EnPowered) | Brennan Spellacy (Patch) | Moderated by Peter McArthur (VP, Technology & Innovation Banking, RBC)
  • 1:00PM–1:20PM
  • Stage
  • #MTF: Alternative Assets
  • Sean Green (ARTERNAL) | Sophie Perceval (Wondeur) | Moderated by Karim Gillani (General Partner, Luge Capital)
  • 1:20PM–1:50PM
  • Stage
  • #MTF: From Cradle to Grave
  • Alyssa Atkins (Lilia) | Catherine Metrycki (Callia) | Erin Bury (Willful) | Moderated by Megh Gupta (Partner, Wittington Ventures)
  • 1:50PM–2:10PM
  • Stage
  • #MTF: Optimizing Agriculture
  • Louis Brun (Sollum) | Robert Forsythe (Milk Moovement) | Moderated by Mark Blackwell (General Partner, Builders VC)
  • 2:10PM–2:40PM
  • Stage
  • #MTF: Fintech & Financial Services
  • Andrew Chau (Neo Financial) | Yoseph West (Relay Financial) | Norm Cappell (SAVVYY) | Moderated by Chris O'Neill (General Partner, Portag3 Ventures)
  • 2:40PM–3:00PM
  • Stage
  • #MTF: Marketplaces
  • Kuljeev Singh (ResQ) | Sebastian Jacob (Faber) | Moderated by Andre Charoo (General Partner, Maple VC)
  • 2:40PM–3:00PM
  • Stage
  • #MTF: GenZ and the Generational Shift
  • Kim Kaplan (Snack) | Nadia Masri (Perksy) | Moderated by D'Arcy Coolican (Investment Partner, Andreessen Horowitz)
  • 3:20PM–4:00PM
  • Stage
  • #MTF: The Next SaaS Wave
  • Adrian Camara (Athennian) | David Abbey (Penny AI) | Laura McGee (Diversio) | Siavash Mahmoudian (Tribe) | Lars Leckie (Managing Director, HWVP)
  • 4:30PM–5:30PM
  • Stage
  • Happy Hour/Nightcap with Harley Finkelstein
  • A happy hour/nightcap (depending on your time zone!) and fireside chat with Harley Finkelstein, President at Shopify
May 20, 2021
  • 9:00AM–10:00AM
  • Sessions
  • Founder Fundraising Workshop: Series A
  • Founders Kyle Campbell (CTO.ai), Tate Hackert (ZayZoon) and Daryna Kulya (OpenPhone) share their fundraising stories and lessons learned along the way.
  • 9:00AM–10:00AM
  • Sessions
  • Founder Fundraising Workshop: Series A
  • Founders Eamonn O'Rourke (RenoRun) & Clinton Robinson (Lane) share their fundraising stories and lessons learned along the way.
  • 9:00AM–10:00AM
  • Sessions
  • Founder Fundraising Workshop: Later & Larger
  • Founders Steve Irvine (integrate.ai) and FJ Yang (Imply) share their fundraising stories, raising $30M+ rounds, and lessons learned along the way.
  • 10:00AM–11:00AM
  • Stage
  • Stacking the Deck: The People Function - Presented with RBC
  • Chief People Officers Jeff Ryan (Zynga) & Heather Kirkby (Recursion) discuss recruiting, performance management & culture with Jen Holmstrom (GGV Capital).
  • 1:00PM–2:00PM
  • Stage
  • Growth Stories: Product-led Growth
  • Rohan Mahimker (Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Prodigy Education) & Kris Hartvigsen (Founder & CEO, Dooly) in conversation with Natalie Gray (Co-Founder, Cover)
  • 2:00PM–3:00PM
  • Stage
  • Growth Stories: Building an Enterprise Growth Engine - Presented with Scotiabank & Roynat Capital
  • Benji Shomair (Facebook), Nilam Ganenthiran (Instacart) & Meltem Kuran (Deel), in conversation with with Jonathan Naymark (Codecademy)
  • 3:00PM–3:15PM
  • Stage
  • 48Hrs Closing Remarks + Coming Up at C100
  • Wrapping up 48Hrs 2021 and a look ahead at what to look out for next
  • 3:30PM–4:30PM
  • Sessions
  • [Fellows Only] Closing Peer Mentorship Sessions

YOUR 2021 COHORT

2021
artenal, athennian, callia, chargelab, diversio, enpowered, faber, lilia, milk moovement, neo, patch, penny, perksy, relay, resq, savvyy, snack, sollum, tribe, willful, wondeur
2020
acorn, avalon, beatdapp, booqued, breathelife, casca, cinchy, clutch, conversationhealth, darwin, dcbel, finaeo, freshline, gbatteries, gofor, jane, lane, medchart, ratio city, redcircle, scholarme, shift, smart access, spocket, virtuo
2019
abr, acadium, blume, fellow, harbr, invivo, ionomr, keela, lumen5, neuraura, nicoya, omni, oncall, passenger, phenomic, properly, renorun, skyhive, smooch, snaptravel, stay22, stellaralgo, tacit, unito, voiceflow, vivavax
2018

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