What did C100 get up to in 2019?

A fellow Canadian organization in the Bay Area.


Hi ,

Thank you so much for a wonderful year at C100. With so many incredible events and gatherings we’ve had in 2019, here are 12 highlights to recap the year.

Happy holidays,
the C100 Team
Interested to join the C100 team? Scroll down to see opportunity.

C100 Year in Review
JANUARY | Impact Report
C100‚Äôs first ever Annual Impact Report highlighting milestones and progress over 2018. Read¬†2018’s Impact Report. Look out for this year’s impact report coming out in the next few months.
FEBRUARY | Growth Summit 
An invitation-only two-day (un)conference for C100 Members and CXOs of high-growth startups. Key outcomes include:
  • Live tweets earned 26.5k impressions, with a double than-average engagement rate
  • ‚ÄúWho is Hiring‚ÄĚ campaign promoted LinkedIn posts for 28 jobs, with 6.3k impressions 32 companies attended
  • Attendees booked 69 meetings through the Brella attendee app
This year’s theme was¬†Tipping the Scale on Talent. Next year, C100‚Äôs Summit will¬†amplify the voices of Canadian shapers and builders “from far and wide”.
Learn About Growth Summit 2020
MARCH | Annual Charter Member Dinner
An annual private gathering to celebrate C100’s impact and share the vision for the year ahead. Guest of Honour this year was Charter Member alumnus¬†Scott Bonham, Recipient of the Shawn Price Legacy Award for Leadership.
APRIL | Canadians in Tech
C100 hosts meetups in San Francisco/Palo Alto for all Canadians visiting or living in the Bay Area to network with one another alongside C100’s staff, Charter Members and Partners. These frequent gatherings are the only consistent Bay Area networking events open to the public.
C100’s¬†48Hrs in the Valley¬†welcomed the founders of 25 of Canada’s fastest-growing startups in the Bay Area. Our team facilitated 18 mentor matches between founders and experts in our network along with 56 investor meetings.¬†View event photos.
48Hrs in the Valley has helped 250+ Canadian-led startups, which today employ 12,000+ people and have cumulatively raised over $2.4B in equity capital. You may be nominated up until January 6th by a C100 Charter Member, Member, Partner, or 48Hrs Alum in your network.
JUNE | Andre Charoo becomes new Co-Chair
Andre takes the baton from Co-Chair Sean Harrington and joins Shari Hatch Jones in leadership of the C100 Board of Directors. Until recently, Andre has served on the Board and as a proud C100 Charter Member.
JULY | C100 gathers in Montréal
The C100 team flew out east to attend Startupfest, where¬†Laura Buhler¬†spoke on Canada’s relationship with the US,¬†as well as hosting¬†an invitation-only, interactive dinner and discussion in¬†Montr√©al for¬†local Charter Members and C100 entrepreneurs.

Each year, C100 awards an¬†Icon of Canadian Entrepreneurship¬†for their impact on the world of technology and on the Canadian entrepreneurial community. 2019’s winner is¬†Michelle Zatlyn,¬†Co-founder at Cloudflare. To honour¬†Michelle, we convened our¬†Charter Members¬†for dinner and a fireside chat facilitated by her close friend,¬†Chris O‚ÄôNeill. She joins an accomplished list of ‚Äúicons‚ÄĚ including the likes of Stewart Butterfield (CEO & Co-Founder of Slack) and Tobi L√ľtke (CEO & Founder of Shopify).

SEPTEMBER | C100 gathers in Toronto
Founders joined the C100 team and¬†Wave¬†Co-Founder and CEO¬†Kirk Simpson¬†for a Founders’ Dinner in¬†Toronto. The C100 team was also excited to see our community¬†speak on stage at Elevate including¬†Eva Wong,¬†Andrew Graham,¬†Dax DaSilva,¬†Janet Bannister,¬†Michele Romanow,¬†Daniel Eberhard¬†and¬†Andrea Drager.
OCTOBER | Dinner & Discussion
Invited guests joined the C100 team for an interactive dinner at Swarm Technologies with Canadian Co-Founder and CEO Sara Spangelo.  Alongside guest of honour Anar Simpson, both discussed how our connections, economic power, and influence can be a force for positive change.
NOVEMBER | C100 launches New Paid Membership Program
C100¬†officially launched a new paid¬†membership program¬†on November 19th to cultivate¬†a¬†broader community of Canadians leading and/or operating in technology companies who are yet to be involved. Take a look at our¬†current new members¬†and a¬†few words from C100’s Executive Director about the membership.¬†C100 Members gather throughout the year to discuss topics of interest in the Canadian tech economy.
Apply for C100 Membership Today!
December | New Charter Members Welcome Dinner
C100’s¬†Charter Members¬†represent a distinguished 100-person network of influential Canadian leaders with distinguished careers in technology as entrepreneurs, operators, and investors.¬†Meet the 8 new C100 Charter Members of 2019:¬†Dax Dasilva,¬†Luc Levesque,¬†Jonathan Ehrlich,¬†Shuman Ghosemajumder,¬†Adrienne Down Coulson,¬†Kristen Hamilton,¬†Nilam Ganenthiran, &¬†Janet Bannister.
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.
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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