FEBRUARY 5TH & 6TH, 2019

San Francisco, CA

• This is an INVITATION ONLY event •

We asked CEOs and leaders of Canadian growth-stage startup companies, “What is the biggest challenge you face in growing your company?” The answer: Talent

At our 2017 Growth Summit we worked to address the most pressing issues related to talent and culture faced by growth-stage companies. Collectively, CEOs and talent executives challenged one another to think differently and address these issues while learning and sharing best practices with one another. For the first time, C100 has created an event centered around intimate breakout sessions facilitated by peer leaders, placing an emphasis on purposeful peer-to-peer learning. 

In 2019, we look forward to expanding on the takeaways from 2017 while recognizing new topics of discussion for growth-stage companies. Stay tuned for more updates. 

Previously called "CEO Summit", Growth Summit is a private event for CEOs of Canadian growth-stage technology companies plus one core member of their leadership team. Invited companies are required to be headquartered in Canada, have a minimum of $10M in annual revenue, and maintain high-speed growth trend.

2017 Growth Summit At a Glance


Talent. The majority of CEOs identified that talent was the major concern and the source of many challenges their companies face today. Topics will include best practices for recruiting, compensation, training tactics, ensuring retention, creating culture, encouraging diversity, leadership, and more. 



Interactive “Unconference”-style event

Every attendee has a role

80% breakouts, 20% on-stage talks

The day will be broken into three sections - Talent Acquisition, Employee Engagement, and Culture & Diversity

Peer leaders and experts will be “co-leading” breakout sessions



An intimate event with the majority of attendees being CEOs and talent experts. 

Each CEO will be encouraged to bring one member of their talent leadership team to participate in relevant discussions

Speakers & Experts

Opening Keynote


Steve Cadigan

Former VP of Talent at LinkedIn will share "How to Build a Winning Talent Strategy"



Agenda highlights

  • "Making a Deal with a Candidate"
  • "Building and Maintaining a Top Sales Team"
  • "The Inner Game of Entrepreneurship: CEO Session"
  • "Secrets of Getting Top Talent and Avoiding Costly Mistakes"
  • "Building and Maintaining a Company Culture"
  • "Talent Acquisition: From Sourcing to Vetting"

What Attendees Are Saying

The program was very thought provoking - I wonder how many CEOs went away going to do something different than they were going to do before the event. I heard a little on that vein...
— Karen Hayward, Managing Partner & CMO, Chief Outsiders
Content was excellent! We had both strategic and tactical sessions and everyone mentioned that they walked away with a lot. I love the “behind closed doors” feel of some of these talks where we get to hear some inside-story material.
— Aydin Mirzaee, Serial Entrepreneur & C100 Ambassador
Sessions/panel were super good and very helpful [and the] networking was equally good, met lots of other CEOs and others that was really useful.
— Dan Cordingly, CEO & Founder, Teradici

past attendees include CEOs and experts from: