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C100 Summit 2022

C100's annual Summit brings together our Members, the preeminent global community of Canadian leaders & entrepreneurs, to build long-lasting connections with fellow Canadian leaders. Taking place in February 2022 in Napa Valley.

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Intimate, thought-provoking and off-the-record conversations to answer the questions that are top-of-mind for Canadian leaders globally.

Who participates:

  • Canadian founders & executives of impactful, growth-stage technology companies (200+ employees, post-Series B)
  • High-impact Canadian expatriates in leadership within technology companies, and are motivated to engage in mentorship, networking, and dialogue with the Canadian startup community

What can you expect walking away from C100's Annual Summit?

  • Inspire and be inspired by a global Canadian community of leaders, operators and founders in large format discussion groups, intimate fireside chats and social outings with fellow C100 Members
  • Get answers from top leaders of your most burning, top-of-mind questions
  • Walk away having build new and existing relationships in an authentic, off-the-record environment
  • Shine a light on some of the most compelling Canadians leading in technology today

HERE IS WHAT WE ARE DOING TO KEEP THE EVENT SAFE

  • Vaccinations or proof of negative Covid-19 test required
  • On-site rapid testing for all guests. Every guest must bring a photo of their negative test before participating in Summit activities
  • PCR testing will be available on-site at the guest’s expense (important for those travelling back to Canada)
  • Weather permitting, wherever possible, this event is outdoors. Dress warm!

C100 MEMBERS, CHARTER MEMBERS, AND PARTNERS, REGISTER USING THE LINKS FOUND IN YOUR INBOX.

PAST Discussion Leaders

Michelle Zatlyn
Cloudflare
Co-Founder, President and COO
Ali Nazer
Meta
Global Director of Product Marketing, Gaming, eComm and Travel
Patrick Spence
Sonos
CEO
Chris Albinson
Communitech
CEO & President
Deon Nicholas
Forethought
Co-Founder & CEO
Farron Blanc
Legal & General America
VP, Brokerage Distribution & Strategy
Henry Shi
Snapcommerce
Co-Founder
Tiffany Kaminsky
Symend Inc
Co-Founder & CMO
Stephany Lapierre
Tealbook
CEO
Kris Hartvigsen
Dooly
CEO & Founder
Karn Manhas
Terramera
Founder & CEO
Dave Wessinger
PointClickCare
Co-Founder & CEO
David Skok
The Logic
CEO & Editor-in-Chief
Chris Mowry
General Fusion
CEO
Jeff McCaig
Trimac Transportation Group
Chairman
Jason Smith
Klue
CEO
Jeff Shaw
Underground Cellar
Founder & CEO
Josh Simair
Pivot Subscriptions
Co-Founder
Shez Samji
Silicon Valley Bank
Head of Business Development
Praveen Arichandran
Tesla & Citizen
Former Director & Head of Growth
Tanuj Dutta
CPP Investments
Principal, Energy Transition Venture and Growth Equity Investing
Lucy He
The Aspen Institute
Tech Policy Fellow
Nicole Kelly
RBCx
Director, Platform Engagement
"JB" Mike John-Baptiste
Versusgame
President, Corporate and Business Development
Eva Wong
Borrowell
Co-Founder & COO
Michelle Zatlyn
Cloudflare
Co-Founder, President and COO
Ali Nazer
Meta
Global Director of Product Marketing, Gaming, eComm and Travel
Patrick Spence
Sonos
CEO
Chris Albinson
Communitech
CEO & President
Deon Nicholas
Forethought
Co-Founder & CEO
Farron Blanc
Legal & General America
VP, Brokerage Distribution & Strategy

Event Program

Fireside sessions
Thought-provoking presentations for an executive audience on values-based leadership & employee activism.
Expert-led discussions
Candid discussions offering tactical peer advice for entrepreneurs, operators and executives in social impact, healthcare, finance and media.
SCHEDULE
Feb 18, 2022
  • 8:00AM–9:00AM
  • Summit
  • Breakfast
  • Mexican breakfast of chilaquiles and mochas
  • 9:00AM–9:45AM
  • Firesides
  • Founder growth stories: Seed to Series B, finding product-market-fit, leading with mission and heart
  • In conversation with Kris Hartvigsen (CEO, Dooly), Jason Smith (CEO, Klue), and Henry Shi (Co-Founder, Snapcommerce)
  • 9:45AM–10:30AM
  • Firesides
  • Founder Growth Stories: Scaling Artificial Intelligence
  • In conversation with Deon Nicholas (CEO, Foresight) and Tiffany Kaminsky (Co-Founder & CMO, Symend Inc.)
  • 10:30AM–11:15AM
  • Fireside
  • Meet You in the Metaverse: How Should Leaders Prepare for our Changing Relationships with Commerce, Media, and Work
  • In conversation with Ali Nazer (Global Director of Product Marketing, Gaming, eComm and Trave, Meta), Benji Shomair (VP of Commerce Business and Go-To-Market at Meta), and "JB" Mike John-Baptiste (President, Corporate and Business Development, Versusgame)
  • 11:15AM-12:00PM
  • Fireside
  • Future of C100
  • Lean into the conversation of what's coming up quickly in the C100 Membership community
  • 12:00PM-2:00PM
  • Activity
  • Post Summit Cycling Ride led by C100's Co-Chair Emeritus Sean Harrington
  • ALL LEVELS WELCOME! Check out the beauty of Napa Valley by riding through the vines alongside fellow participants. Please see the Summit App for meet-up details
Feb 16, 2022
  • 4:00-5:00PM
  • Activity
  • Pre-Summit Walk with Janet Bannister
  • Join C100's Co-Chair for a River Walk before Summit kicks off. Please check the Summit app for details of where to meet.
  • 5:00-6:30PM
  • Welcome
  • Rooftop Welcome Reception
  • Enjoy hot toddies and comfort food while watching the sunset over Napa Valley
  • 6:30-8:00 PM
  • Evening Salon
  • Salon 1: Navigating Global Supply Chains in 2022 with Jeff McCaig (Trimac Transportation) & hosted by Lu Zhang (Fusion Fund)
  • As we navigate our way into 2022 global supply chains have risen to the forefront when contemplating inflation and post covid rearchitecting ways of working. Jeff McCaig and his 75-year-old family business, Trimac Transportation are instrumental in the Canadian/American petroleum, chemical and agricultural supply chain. Jeff founded McVestco VC to leverage his operational and financial position in the digital transformation of supply chain/trucking. As an LP in 8VC III (Waabi/Deliverr), G2VP II(Keep Truckin), NewRoad IV, and a direct investor in Platform Science, HDVI and Qualli he has made his first moves in this dimension.
  • 6:30-8:00 PM
  • Evening Salon
  • Salon 2: Repatriating Back to Canada with Chris Albinson (Communitech) and Praveen Arichandran
  • After 3 decades living abroad, Chris recently relocated to Canada to serve as CEO of Communitech, a tech hub in Kitchener-Waterloo. Praveen Arichandran (former growth executive at Citizen, Tesla, and Facebook) is about to embark on the same journey. Join the two of them in a discussion about the joys and unexpected frictions of relocating back “home” after several years in Silicon Valley and further afield.
Feb 17, 2022

  • 8:00AM–9:00AM
  • Summit
  • Breakfast Presented by The Logic
  • Join us for a California breakfast before kicking off the day
  • 9:00AM–9:45AM
  • Fireside
  • Technology Leadership and the Fight for Global Tech Talent
  • In conversation with Michelle Zatlyn (Co-Founder, COO, and President, Cloudflare) and Eva Wong (Co-Founder & COO, Borrowell)
  • 9:45AM–10:30AM
  • Fireside
  • Navigating Supply Chains in 2022
  • In conversation with Josh Simair (Co-Founder, Pivot Subscriptions) and Stephany Lapierre (CEO, Tealbook). Moderated by Shez Samji (Managing Director, Silicon Valley Bank Canada)
  • 10:30AM–10:45AM
  • Break
  • Mid-morning Break
  • Mingle with Member or take the phone calls you need - this time is yours!
  • 10:45AM–11:30AM
  • Fireside
  • Managing for the Metaverse
  • In conversation with Patrick Spence (CEO, Sonos) and David Skok (CEO & Editor-in-Chief, The Logic)
  • 11:30AM–12:00PM
  • Fireside
  • Future of C100
  • With C100's Co-Chair Janet Bannister (Real Ventures) and C100's team
  • 12:00PM–1:00PM
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Lunch Presented by Financeit
  • Straight from the wood oven
  • 1:00PM-1:45PM
  • Fireside
  • The Impact of the Pandemic on Seniors and Where Compassionate Tech Can Help
  • In conversation with Farron Blanc (VP, Brokerage Distribution & Strategy, Legal & General America) & Dave Wessinger (Co-Founder & CEO, PointClickCare). Moderated by Lucy He (Tech Policy Fellow, the Aspen Institute). The impact of the pandemic on seniors; building compassionate technology for "the Silver Wave". What can two entrepreneurs working in the eldertech space help us understand about the impact of the last two years on seniors? How do they think about attracting young talent to the problem and the huge opportunity ahead?
  • 1:45PM-2:30PM
  • Fireside
  • Climate Conversations: Where Carbon Offsets Work and What Replaces Oil?
  • In conversation with Chris Mowry (CEO, General Fusion) and Karn Manhas (Founder & CEO, Terramara). Moderated by Tanuj Dutta (Principal, Energy Transition Venture and Growth Equity Investing, CPP Investments)
  • 2:30PM–3:00PM
  • Break
  • Mid-afternoon Break
  • Mingle with Member or take the phone calls you need - this time is yours!
  • 3:00PM-3:45PM
  • Fireside
  • Innovating in the business of wine: fireside with Jeff Shaw, founder & CEO of Underground Cellar
  • Host a Summit in Napa without talking about wine? Think again. Think wine is as easy as cake? Think again again! A highly-regulated industry with deeply entrenched incumbents, innovating in the world of wine commerce is notoriously challenging. Jeffrey Shaw is the founder of Underground Cellar, a company that has begun to unlock real disruption and traction in changing how wine is bought and sold in the $70B consumer US wine market through "gamification". Underground Cellar is a high-growth startup backed by Golden Ventures and is based in San Francisco with operations in Napa, CA.
  • 5:00PM-8:00PM
  • Dinner
  • California BBQ in the Vines
  • Taking place in a secret location - buses leave at 4:40!

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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
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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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