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What is C100 Membership? What does it mean to become a member of C100?

C100 was founded with the support of 100 Charter Members, which since 2010, has been a core part of the C100’s identity as an organization. As the community has grown, so has C100’s mission, mandate, and impact. Today, C100 is the pre-eminent global community of Canadians in tech. With incredible leaders in varied fields emerging throughout Canada and the world, we aspire to be the network that works to support and fuel their career.

What are the benefits of membership?

Through a rich program of curated member’s events throughout the year and participation in C100’s tentpole programs, members enjoy meeting other Canadians having an impact in tech. Specifically, C100 membership offers the following benefits:

1. Access to Opportunity: Be close to career opportunities and investment or board positions that arise within the network.

2. Expand professional network: Connect with an engaged group of impact-driven fellow professionals.

3. Attend high-value Member Events.

4. Give back to Canada and its tech community: Lend expertise, mentor, advise and invest.

5. Access to Exclusive Content: Whether it’s an expert-led webinar or panel discussion, members get first access to the best content C100 creates.

Where is the membership based?

C100 is headquartered in San Francisco, California with a team primarily based in Toronto. We do not limit membership to one or two locations, but we are currently hosting a number of virtual member gatherings to accomodate for disruptions caused by the impacts COVID-19. As cities begin to re-open for in-person events, we look forward to hosting events in San Francisco, Toronto and beyond!

How do I join C100 as a Member?

Great news - you can apply to join as a Member by completing the Membership Application form!
Here are a few things to know about before starting your application:
☑︎ Have at least one current, active Member sponsor your membership
☑︎ Agree to C100's Membership Principles
☑︎ Complete the Member Application Form
☑︎ Pay your membership dues ($650 USD) - you will not be charged until your application is approved.

How do I get sponsored for C100 membership?

Good news - there are multiple ways that you can get sponsored!

1. Reach out to an existing Member, Charter Member and current C100 Fellow! Our full list of Members and Charter Members will be posted soon on our website, but you can also find C100 Members through our LinkedIn page.
2. Don't know any Members and are uncomfortable reaching out? That’s okay! Join us at one of C100’s open events. to learn more about the organization and meet members. At open C100 events, the C100 team can help to introduce you to the community and help you connect with members in attendance who can answer questions about membership application and sponsorship process.

How do I sponsor a member?

If you are a current C100 Member, Charter Member or Fellow and know a great Canadian that would benefit from joining this community, you now have the ability to nominate a Member! After all, this community is built by you.

Using the link found in your inbox (at the bottom of each Member Digest), you can submit nominations for potential new Members. Please note, they will receive an email immediately letting them know that you have nominated them. If you need the link, please reach out to a Member of our team.

Unfortunately, if you are not a current C100 Member, you are not eligible to sponsor prospective members (all the more reason to apply yourself!).

Are there membership chapters or multiple locations?

C100 is headquartered in San Francisco and has a team in Toronto, but we have Members found across 17+ different cities across Canada, the United States and overseas.

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, events are currently being hosted virtually until we can get back up and running safely in person. We look forward to returning to in-person events and chapter announcements. Subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to know about these announcements!

I cannot attend an event. Is my membership transferable to a colleague or friend?

No, your membership is yours alone. C100 also offers corporate memberships, which could be a fit for your organization. If there is a special case where you’d like to send someone on your behalf to an event, please notify the C100 team and we will review on a case-by-case basis.

If there is a leader within your company that you think would benefit from membership, please consider sponsoring their application to become a member!

What are Charter Members and how do they differ from members?

Charter Membership is by invitation and represents a 100+ network of influential Canadian leaders with distinguished careers in technology as entrepreneurs, operators, and investors. C100’s Membership Committee recruits Charter Members based on their ability to be public champions, mentors, and change agents for the entrepreneurs in our programs.

Charter Members have an increased commitment to the C100 mission and agree to uphold C100’s mission by actively contributing to our program for a minimum of three years. By contrast, a regular membership at C100 is annual.

In addition to their participation in C100’s tentpole summits and Members events, Charter Members are convened in a private setting on a quarterly basis.

How is C100 funded?

C100 is a private, member-supported nonprofit. Since inception, the majority of C100’s funding has been provided by by a group of highly-committed corporate partners, venture funds, and academic institutions.
We would be nowhere without their steadfast support.

Individual membership dues support C100 member activities.

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