Sep 21
San Francisco Bay Area

48Hrs serves as a nexus, bringing together Canada’s most daring founders—those crafting category-defining companies—with our exceptional network of builders, operators, and investors.

Flagship Event

Empowering Fellows to create globally impactful companies in Canada

48Hrs is C100’s highly curated launch experience for its Fellows cohort. We take our Fellows, the most daring founders building category-defining companies in Canada, to Silicon Valley for two days of intensive networking and mentorship. Over the past fourteen years, the event has been a signature program in the Canadian tech ecosystem and has graduated the most distinguished Canadian startups including Ada, Applyboard, Frank & Oak, Mejuri, Wealthsimple and more.

Meet the 2023 Fellows

What can Fellows expect at 48Hrs:

  • Meet your 2023 Fellows cohort - exceptional founders behind some of the most promising early-stage tech startups built in Canada
  • Learn from leading founders, operators and investors on a range of topics, from leadership to scaling a successful global business
  • Meet the people who will help you scale your business in an intimate, off-the-record environment alongside Canadians who are building great tech companies across the global ecosystem

Pay it forward to the next generation of Canadian leaders in tech by sharing your insights with the 2023 Fellows cohort through formal and informal mentorship opportunities.


Mike Murchison
Lara Cumberland
Mike Wessinger
Co-Founder and Executive Chair
Michelle Gonzalez
CVP and Global Head of Microsoft M12
Oleg Rogynskyy
CEO and Founder
Jeff Ryan
Chief People Officer
Shaan Pruden
Sr. Director, Worldwide Developer Relations
Patrick Chung
General Partner
Joanna Lee Shevelenko
f7 Ventures
Co-Founder and General Partner
Alex Kolicich
Founding Partner
Fangjin (FJ) Yang
Co-Founder & CEO
Angela Tran
Version One Ventures
General Partner
Janet Bannister
Staircase Ventures
Founder and Managing Partner
Ray Newal
Jen Holmstrom
GGV Capital
Operating Partner
Afraj Gill
Marianne Wu
Congruent Ventures
Venture Partner
"JB" Mike John-Baptiste
President, Corporate and Business Development
Derek Yan
Polarr Inc
Cofounder, CTO
Jonathan Ehrlich
Roar Ventures
General Partner
Vanessa Black
Polychain Capital
Head of People
Andre Charoo
Maple VC
Founder and General Partner
Michelle Scarborough
BDC Capital
Managing Partner, Thrive Venture Fund
Jeffrey Priebe
Brightflow AI
Founder, CTO, CPO
Andrew Lindsay
Corporate Vice President, Industry, Data & App Business Development
Terry Doyle
Telus Ventures
Lydia Varmazis
Chief Product Officer
Adam Shevell
Wilson Sonsini
Partner, Technology Transactions
Aliya Ramji
Vikram Somasundaram
GTM & Ops
Ty Walrod
Denali Summit Partners
Managing Member
Zach Waterfield
Jon French
University of Toronto
Director, U of T Entrepreneurship
André Perey
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Partner, Emerging and High Growth Companies
Meg Lizza
Radical Ventures
Senior Director of Talent
Nadeem Nathoo
The Knowledge Society
Jamie Sutherland
Co-Founder & CEO
Mike Murchison
Lara Cumberland
Mike Wessinger
Co-Founder and Executive Chair
Michelle Gonzalez
CVP and Global Head of Microsoft M12
Oleg Rogynskyy
CEO and Founder
Jeff Ryan
Chief People Officer

Event Program

High-impact networking
Amongst a highly-curated community of global Canadian talent.
Expert-led discussions
With 15+ hours of content and structured discussions on the subject matter most topical to our Fellows.
Fireside sessions
With top CXOs and executives navigating hyper-growth and scaling.
Sep 22, 2023
  • 9:00am
  • Breakfast
  • 9:45am - 10:45am
  • Panel: Growth Pains While Scaling
  • Watch Lara Cumberland (Pacaso), Oleg Rogynskyy (People.ai), and Michelle Gonzalez (Microsoft M12), moderated by Ray Newal (C100), answer the hard questions founders often face when overcoming growing pains while scaling their companies, including some common mistakes companies make, particularly in the earlier days.
  • 10:45am - 11:00am
  • Break
  • Networking.
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Breakout: Growth Pains While Scaling
  • Facilitated small groups will allow the fellows to share a pressing growth challenge they are currently facing with the table. Breakout members will share relevant experiences, propose solutions, or offer advice based on their own journeys.
  • 12:00pm
  • Closing Remarks

Sep 21, 2023
  • 9:00am - 9:45am
  • Check-in and Breakfast
  • 9:45am - 10:15am
  • Welcome Remarks
  • Welcome to 48Hrs! Opening remarks from Ray Newal, C100 CEO and Vishal Vinod, C100 Program Manager.
  • 10:15am - 11:15am
  • Meet the Fellows: Showcase
  • Hear from each founder as they come to the stage to share about the industry-leading companies they are building and the goals they will crush. Prepare to be amazed by the vision and passion of our Fellows and think about how you can help them achieve their goals.
  • 11:15am - 12:15pm
  • Breakout: Meet the Fellows
  • Facilitated small groups consisting of 2-3 Fellows and 48Hrs participants.
  • 12:15pm - 1:45pm
  • Power Lunch
  • Lunch on the terrace + time to network.
  • 1:45pm - 2:00pm
  • Welcome Back Remarks
  • Vishal Vinod shares some key learnings from the morning.
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Panel: Building and Retaining High-Performing Teams
  • Watch Mike Murchison (Ada), Joanna Shevelenko (F7 Ventures), and Jeff Ryan (McAfee), moderated by Afraj Gill (C100), share their experiences and insights in building and retaining high-performing teams, and the common mistakes founders make, particularly in their earlier days.
  • 3:00pm - 3:15pm
  • Break
  • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
  • Breakout: Building and Retaining High-Performing Teams
  • Facilitated small groups will allow the fellows to discuss a pressing talent or HR challenge they are currently facing with the table.
  • 4:15pm
  • Closing Remarks
  • 6:30pm
  • Cocktail hour and dinner


A & K Robotics, Agora, CentML, DINR, Durable, Flint Healthcare, FutureFit AI, GotCare, Halp, Masterpiece Studio, Minerva AI, Moment Energy, Periculum, Pilot, Private AI, Rebelstork, Shakudo, Shoelace Learning, Stan, Three Ships Beauty, VendorPM, Vivid Machines
accord, aviron, axya,calico, float, jaza, ledn, lydia ai, manifest climate, penfield ai, pine, purposemed, rockmass technologies, shopthing, spare, stadium live, twentyeight health, venue, wrk
artenal ,athennian, callia, chargelab, diversio, enpowered, faber, lilia, milk moovement, neo, patch, penny, perksy, relay, resq, snack, sollum, tribe, savvyy, willful, wondeur
acorn, avalon, beatdapp, booqed, breathelife, casca, cinchy, clutch, conversation health, darwin, finaeo, freshline, gbatteries, gofor, jane, lane, medchart, dcbel, proof, ratio city, redcircle, scholarme, shift, smart access, spocket, virtuo
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 (Summer Cohort)
ALAviDA,bluemesa,chatter,Cover,CTO.ai,dooly,flinks,flipd,FrontRunner,Healthy Pets,HelpWear,Hyre,Keatext,Kitte,KOHO,Looka,PartnerStack,Streamline Genomics,switchboard,symend,zayzoon
2017 (Winter Cohort)
#paid, Acerta, Algolux, Altus Assessments, Applyboard, Clearco,coconutsoftware, dothealth, Elucidlabs, Flashfood, humi, Passportal, Plum, QRACorp, setter, Smarthalo, Validere, Veerum, Vention
2017 (Spring Cohort)
ada, athletigen, Automat.ai, conavi, drop, finnai, giatec, intellitix, kepler, keynexus, klue, mejuri, mosaic, noviflow, palette, plooto, stream systems, thisopenspace, unata, calenderHero (Formerly Zoom.ai), 7Shiffts
2010 - 2016: Notable Alumni
eventbrite (formerly Picatic), Frank And Oak, Financeit., Big Viking Games, Bridgit, Wealthsimple, Borrowell, Jobber, Sonder, Sensibill, Flytographer, Sampler, Hubdoc, Flybits, Kik, Well.ca, Tulip, MOJIO, Klipfolio

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