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From one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay area.

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3 May 2018

May 17th, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
CIT is an evening event hosted every month to celebrate all things Canadian and all things tech. Whether you live in the Bay Area or you’re just visiting, we welcome you to join us on May 17th for some drinks and good conversation—you’ll be in good company! This is a ticket only event, so please RSVP below if you wish to attend.
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We’re excited to introduce Vanessa Gregson as our new Operations Manager! Vanessa joins us after co-founding her own SF based startup that focuses on simplifying compliance training tracking for HR teams. Prior to joining the founding team at Zovida, she spent years in development, fundraising, and growth operations at WildAid, an international nonprofit focused on reducing demand for illegal wildlife products. She’s thrilled to join C100 team where she can combine her experience and passion for entrepreneurship to truly support this incredible community.

What’s happening in Canada?

 Canadian tech investment hits a record $1.3 billion CAD in Q1 2018. Article
There’s huge work opportunity in Canadian tech and people are starting to realize. Article
The Toronto startup and 48Hrs alum Uberflip has raised $41 million CAD in its Series-A led by Washington DC-based Updata Partners. The company allows marketers to create personalized content experiences for audiences. Article
Techstars hosted its Demo Day show for its first-ever Toronto cohort. Check out the companies.
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Featured Tech Events in the Bay Area

Discussion: Persuasive AI in the Financial Sector

Thursday May 10th, 6-9 PM PDT

275 Shoreline Drive
Suite #400
Redwood City, CA 94065

Hossein Rahnama (Founder & CEO of Flybits), Rizwan Khalfan (EVP, Chief Digital and Payments Officer at TD), Sunayna Tuteja (Lead, Digital Strategy at TD) and Ruby Walia (EVP, Head of Digital Banking at TD) will lead the discussion on AI-based digital personalization. This is an opportunity to meet and interact with attendees from the top financial institutions in North America.


To celebrate the inaugural direct Air Canada flight between SF and Edmonton, a reception will be held at 5:30PM on Stanford’s campus. If you’re interested in spending an evening meeting with leaders from both cities, send an email to for tickets.

This event will provide an excellent opportunity for leaders from Edmonton, Alberta to engage with their counterparts in the Bay Area to establish and strengthen valuable connections in the technology, biotechnology, venture capital and tourism sectors.


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