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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 is an annual event that takes place every May in the San Francisco Bay Area.


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.

What to expect at 48Hrs:

  • Meet the 2022 Fellows cohort and get to the exceptional founders behind some of the most promising Canadian-led, early-stage tech startups
  • Learn from leading Canadian founders, operators and investors on a range of topics, from leadership to scaling a successful business
  • Make some new friends and build your professional network in this casual, off-the-record environment alongside Canadians who are build 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 2022 Fellows cohort and other rising founders and operators through formal and informal mentorship opportunities

All C100 Members are invited and encouraged to participate in this mission-driven program designed for early-stage tech startups and those invested in supporting that community.

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
Jefff 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
Daniel Eberhard
KOHO
Co-Founder & CEO
Lu Zhang
Fusion Fund
Founder and Managing Partner
Ameet Shah
Partner
Golden Ventures
Lars Leckie
HWVP
Managing Director
Aliya Ramji
MT>Ventures
Head
Brian Hale
DoorDash
VP, Consumer Product & Growth
Vineet Mehra
Good Eggs
Chief Growth, Product, and CX Officer
Rahul Raj
5&Vine
CMO of 5&Vine
Aly Orady
Tonal
Founder and CEO
Raed Masri
Transform VC
Founding Partner
Barb Bidan
Boom Supersonic
CPO
Jeff Ryan
McAfee
Senior VP and Chief People Officer
Jen Holmstrom
GGV Capital
Head of Platform
Vanessa Black
Tanium
Head of People, Program, & Engagement
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

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 member community.
Fireside sessions
With top Canadian CXOs and executives navigating hyper-growth and scaling.
SCHEDULE
May 10, 2022
  • EVENING
  • Dinner
  • Fellows-only kick off dinner
  • 2022 Fellows meets for the first time in person over an intimate dinner
May 12, 2022
  • 7:30 - 9:30 am
  • Activity
  • State Park Morning Walk
  • Start your morning with a guided walk through the beautiful China Camp State Park. Meet new friends or build on your connections from the day prior as we traverse Turtle Back Hill and the shoreline trail to Miwok Meadows.
  • 10:00 - 10:30 am
  • Meal
  • Breakfast
  • Bond over breakfast before day 2 content formally kicks off.
  • 10:30 - 11:30 am
  • Fireside Chat
  • Growth Stories Fireside
  • Join Daniel Eberhard (Founder and CEO of Koho) and Brian Hale (VP, Consumer Product & Growth at DoorDash), and Vineet Mehra (Chief Growth, Product, and CX Officer at Good Eggs) in a conversation around growth from each of their unique perspectives. Moderated by Rahul Raj (Founder and CMO of 5&Vine).
  • 11:30 am- 12:30 pm
  • Breakouts
  • Growth Breakouts
  • Continue the conversation around growth in smaller breakouts, discussing best practices, founder stories, and the different approaches a founder can take when it comes to driving growth. Groups led by experts in growth.
  • 12:30 - 1:30 pm
  • Meal
  • Lunch
  • Grab lunch with some of the friends you’ve made over the past day and a half and learn more about a few new ones too over a great meal.
  • 1:30 - 2:30 pm
  • Fireside Chat
  • Fireside Chat with Aly Orady, in Conversation with Raed Masri
  • Join Aly Orady (Founder and CEO of Tonal) as he shares his story on building Tonal and his journey scaling one of the world’s most popular home gym and personal trainer products in a conversation led by Raed Masri (Founding Partner of Transform VC).
  • 2:30 - 3:30 pm
  • Fireside Chat
  • Stacking the Deck, the People Function
  • Learn from leaders in People, Barb Bidan (CPO at Boom Supersonic), Jeff Ryan (CPO at Zynga), and Jen Holmstrom (Head of Platform at GGV Capital) as they cover the value in establishing a people function, strong values, and best practices in hiring in a conversation led by Vanessa Black (Head of People, Program, & Engagement at Tanium).
  • 3:30 - 4:30 pm
  • Breakouts
  • People Function Breakouts
  • Expand on the discussion of everything as it pertains to people when scaling your organization in our final breakouts of 48Hrs. Groups led by experts in people.
  • 4:30 - 4:45 pm
  • Closing Remarks
  • Closing Remarks
  • The official wrap to our 48Hrs programming with closing remarks from the C100 team and leadership.
  • 5:00 - 9:00 pm
  • Wrap Party
  • 48Hrs Celebration Dinner
  • Celebrate the conclusion of our first in-person 48Hrs since 2019 with a dinner in Tiburon by the water at a secret location you won’t want to miss!
May 11, 2022
  • 9:00 - 10:00 am
  • Meal
  • Welcome Breakfast
  • Brought to you by 5&Vine, kick off your day over breakfast, coffee, and an opportunity to catch up with old and new friends before programming kicks off
  • 10:00 - 10:15 am
  • Welcome
  • Kick-Off
  • The official kickoff of 48Hrs featuring the C100 team and Co-Chairs Andre Charoo (Founder and General Partner of Maple VC) and Janet Bannister (Managing Partner at Real Ventures).
  • 10:15 - 11:15 am
  • Fireside Chat
  • Learn more about the exceptional founders and their companies. Each will have 3 minutes to share about themselves, what they’re building, and a top priority focus that the C100 Membership community can lean in into.
  • 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
  • Breakouts
  • Fellows Breakouts
  • The conversation shifts from on-stage to group breakouts with our Fellows as they talk about some of their goals and challenges, opening the floor to mentorship and questions about the exciting work they’re doing.
  • 12:15 - 1:30 pm
  • Meal
  • Lunch
  • Grab a seat at a table with Fellows you’re interested in connecting with over lunch before we jump into the second half of the day.
  • 1:30 - 2:30 pm
  • Fireside Chat
  • Demystifying the World of Venture Capital
  • Learn directly from investors and leaders in the world of venture capital and how founders can best prepare themselves for their next raise. Ameet Shah (Partner at Golden Ventures), Lars Leckie (Manging Director at Aspenwood Ventures), and Lu Zhang (Founder & Managing Partner at Fusion Fund) dig into this topic with Aliya Ramji (Co-Founder and Head at MT>Ventures and Partner at McCarthy Tétrault).
  • 2:30 - 3:30 pm
  • Breakouts
  • Fundraising Workshops
  • Small group workshops led by founders in C100’s community. Current and former founders share their fundraising stories and investors offer their insights from the other side of the table.
  • 3:30 - 4:30 pm
  • Fireside Chat
  • Andrew D’Souza, in Conversation With Janet Bannister
  • Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Clearco, Andrew D’Souza shares his story of the early days of Clearco, hypergrowth, and scaling in a conversation led by Janet Bannister (Managing Partner at Real Ventures and C100 Co-Chair).
  • 4:30 - 8:30 pm
  • Meal
  • Happy Hour & Dinner
  • Join us for an outdoor dinner at the 48Hrs venue to close out day 1, featuring a variety of high-quality food trucks and time to freely connect with everyone as the sun sets!

2022

2022 COHORT - ANNOUNCED ON APRIL 4

2022
Announced on April 4
2021
artenal ,athennian, callia, chargelab, diversio, enpowered, faber, lilia, milk moovement, neo, patch, penny, perksy, relay, resq, snack, sollum, tribe, savvyy, willful, wondeur
2020
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
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 (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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