C100 in 2020

An item from a fellow Canadian organization in the Bay Area.

Hi ,

Happy New Year! We hope 2020 is off to a great start for you all.  For us here at C100, we are especially energized this year because 2020 marks our 10th anniversary, and we have several exciting things planned to help you connect with one another and to build community with Canadian entrepreneurs. So, what’s going on at C100? Have a look below!

We look forward to seeing you soon,

The C100 Team

Upcoming C100 Events
February 12-13: Growth Summit
San Francisco

Our annual Summit will take place this February in San Francisco and we look forward to amplifying the voices of Canadian shapers and builders “from far and wide” tackling the world’s biggest opportunities. This is an invitation-only, members-only event.
Interested in membership? Click here to learn more.

February 13: Summit Soirée
San Francisco | 6-9PM
Celebrate Canada’s moment with a reception honouring the great Canadian growth stories from the Growth Summit. Dax Dasilva, Founder and CEO of Lightspeed and Founder of Never Apart as will share his entrepreneurial story in conversation with Marie-Joëlle Parent, author of 300 Reasons to Love San Francisco. Dax was recently named the Innovator of the Year by the Globe and Mail and Lightspeed’s IPO last year was the largest Canadian IPO of the past nine years. Interested in joining the Soirée?  Let us know. We have a limited number of guest tickets available.
Learn More About Growth Summit 2020
March 23: Canadians in Tech
6-8PM | San Francisco
Save the date. More details to be shared in early March

April 20: Member Dinner in SF Bay Area
This is an exclusive benefit of C100 membership. Interested in joining?
Learn more below!

May 20-21: 48Hrs in the Valley
The nomination period for 48Hrs in the Valley officially closed last Friday. This year our members, alumni, scouts, and sponsors collectively nominated an impressive 193 Canadian-led startups. Big thanks to all of you who have committed to working on the Selection Committee to select the 25 who will be supported by C100 and its Members through mentorship in 2020. We can’t wait to announce this year’s cohort in March.
Has your company been nominated? Don’t forget to submit your application by 5PM PST on February 7th!

C100 Membership
Looking for a way to get more involved in the community? Looking to share expertise and time with other Canadians with careers on the rise? Looking to learn from others in your field making a difference? Look no further. This membership is for you.
Apply for C100 Membership Today!
Have other questions about this new membership program? Check out our Member FAQs
Want to see who’s already a member? Take a look at our Member Directory
Join C100’s Team!
Marketing and Communications, Associate Manager
C100’s team is looking to bring on a marketing leader who is excited to help C100 grow its community and impact. If you are a skilled marketer with a passion for Canadian entrepreneurship, apply now. Must have existing US work authorization.
Upcoming Community Events 
 Canucks @ Sharks with Digital Moose Lounge and BC Trade & Invest
San Jose | January 29, 6:30-11pm | Tickets for sale here  

Our friends at the Digital Moose Lounge and BC Trade & Invest will be hosting their first hockey outing of 2020, as the Vancouver Canucks visit San Jose for the final time this regular season. The DML package offers a private VIP pregame happy hour, veranda tickets for the game with dinner and two drinks included. Spots are limited.

Thank You to Our Partners
Foundational Partners
Corporate Partners
C100 is the preeminent global community of Canadians in tech, a mission-driven network committed to supporting, inspiring, and connecting the most promising Canadian entrepreneurial leaders. C100 and its members – individual and corporate – support Canadian-led technology businesses and their leaders through mentorship, investment, partnership, and talent.
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Canada had to step up in Afghanistan

An item from the Legion Magazine.

Front Lines
For better or worse, Canada had to step up in Afghanistan

For better or worse,
Canada had to step up in Afghanistan

Story and photography by Stephen J. Thorne

Canada’s involvement in Afghanistan was not simply knee-jerk acquiescence to the elephant next door. Twenty-six Canadian civilians were among the 2,977 people killed on 9/11. Reason enough to hit back at the people and resources behind the al-Qaida terrorists who planned and engineered the attacks. Afghan Taliban and opium poppies were those people and resources.

Almost two decades later, neither objective has been achieved. The Taliban has not been eliminated and the poppy industry has not been eradicated.



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The big raid

The big raid

Story by Sharon Adams

Early in the First World War, the Allies used trench raids to keep the Germans nervous, the constant harassment eating away at their morale, while keeping their own troops sharp between battles.

The Canadian Corps had learned a lot since their first raid in 1915, and by 1917, were the acknowledged masters of the art. Trench raids were a key component in preparation for the coming assault on Vimy Ridge.

A massive raid involving 860 specially trained troops was planned for mid-January 1917 on the German trenches near Calonne, France, northwest of Vimy Ridge.


This week in history
This week in history

January 17, 1991

Operation Desert Storm is launched against Iraqi forces occupying Kuwait.


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DML EVENT: Canucks vs. Sharks January 29 Limited Tickets!

An item from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.

Join us for a night of hockey and fun in San Jose
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DML EVENT: Canucks vs Sharks

DML takes over the Canucks/ Sharks game

Jan 29- The Vancouver Canucks will visit San Jose for the final time this regular season for our first of two DML hockey events. This DML package offers a private VIP pre-game happy hour, veranda tickets for the game with dinner and two drinks included. There are limited tickets still available so grab yours here!

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Help Us Commemorate Iwo Jima this February

An item from a local veterans group in the Bay Area.

Iwo Jima Flag Raising

75th Anniversary of Iwo Jima

featuring Guest Speaker Colonel Peter Underwood, USMC (Ret)
13 February 2020 – 6pm

Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel – 609 Sutter St, San Francisco

Please join us for an event commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Iwo Jima on Thursday, 13 February 2020 at 6pm at the Marines’ Memorial Club. Our Guest Speaker will be Colonel Peter Underwood, USMC (Ret).

We will be remembering those who fought on Iwo Jima 75 years ago as Colonel Peter Underwood, USMC (Ret) talks about the strategy and history of the battle. Colonel Underwood served in the United States Marines for 32 years and currently teaches a course on strategy and operations for the Naval War College’s College of Distance Education and is writing a history of the Marine Corps in the First World War. He is also a historian and tour guide with Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours.

Because of the brutality of the fighting, the fact that the battle occured fairly close to the end of World War II, and the famous flag-raising photo from Joe Rosenthal, Iwo Jima – and those who lost their lives trying to capture the island – retain a great deal of significance even today.

This is a free event; please RSVP by clicking the link below or calling 415-673-6672 ext 238.

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The Afghanistan Papers: Washington Post uncovers secret history of the Afghan war

An item from the Legion Magazine.

Front Lines
The Afghanistan Papers: Washington Post uncovers secret history of the Afghan war

The Afghanistan Papers: Washington Post uncovers secret history of the Afghan war

Story and photography by Stephen J. Thorne

The Washington Post has uncovered a secret government history of the Afghanistan war said to be more revealing and more damning than the notorious Pentagon Papers that put the lie to public pronouncements on the war in Vietnam. The 6,200-word story by investigative reporter Craig Whitlock details government interviews conducted between 2014 and 2018 with 428 insiders who had direct roles in the war. In them, generals, diplomats, aid workers, Afghan officials and others speak bluntly about failures in Afghanistan.

The bottom line: U.S. officials constantly said they were making progress throughout the 18-year war. They were not, and they knew it.



Military Milestones
Japan advances on Hong Kong

The backlash against Japanese-Canadians

Story by Sharon Adams

On Jan. 7, 1942, a month to the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor, a wartime committee recommended to the Canadian government that Japanese-Canadians—even if second- or third- generation—not be allowed to volunteer for or be conscripted into the armed services, on grounds of strong public opinion against them.

It was among a series of moves that would end with so-called voluntary emigration to Japan or a move to internment camps for the duration of the war, their possessions confiscated and sold for a fraction of their worth.


2020 Wall Calendar
This week in history
This week in history

January 10, 1920

Drafted in 1919, the Treaty of Versailles takes effect, formally ending the First World War. It redraws the map of Europe and imposes punitive economic reparations on Germany.


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