Monthly Archives: December 2019

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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Honor our WWI Doughboys with a Year-End gift

An item from the World War One Centennial Commission.

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Honor our Doughboys with a Year-End Gift.

Doughboy Litter Bearers

2019 has been a BIG year for them.

Sculpture Scene 1 and 2

A Soldier’s Journey

In late August, sculptor Sabin Howard moves his studio from the Bronx to Englewood, NJ to accommodate the “full size” sculpting of the 58 foot long, 38 character bronze relief sculpture called “A Soldier’s Journey”.
At this new facility, Sabin and his entire studio team are doing amazing work.

At the site National WWI Memorial in Washington DC

Memorial Design Approved

In a major project milestone, the final Memorial design is unanimously approved by the US Commission of Fine arts (CFA) after a presentation on Sept. 18, 2019. The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) also approved the final design in early October, clearing the way for the project to seek construction permits from the Department of the Interior and the supervising National Park Service.

Construction Launch 2019

Construction of the WWI Memorial Launches

December 12, 2019, tops off an incredibly dynamic year for the Doughboys. This marks the launch of the first phase of construction for their new memorial in Washington, D.C. after more than 100 years!

It is your continued support that is making all this possible.

So we ask you to please include the WWI Memorial in Washington, D.C. in your tax deductible year-end giving.

Click HERE to donate today

Even if you can’t donate now
You can still help!

Here is how:

We have published the 2019 WWI Memorial progress into a Facebook Story with videos and image galleries. If you have a facebook account, please help us raise money by sharing our post with your friends on your Facebook Page.

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Click the share button and spread the word about the progress on the National WWI Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Happy Holidays, Happy New Year and thank you for your support.

ūüĆ≤ Huge Boston Christmas tree an annual gift from Nova Scotia

An item from the Legion Magazine.

Front Lines
Huge Boston Christmas tree an annual gift from Nova Scotia

Huge Boston Christmas tree
an annual gift from Nova Scotia

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

Family and cultural ties between Nova Scotia and New England have always been strong. To this day, you’d swear by the accents along parts of Nova Scotia’s South Shore that you were in Maine or Massachusetts.

A half-century after Confederations, when the munitions ship Mont-Blanc blew up in Halifax Harbour after colliding with the relief vessel Imo on Dec. 6, 1917, it was Bostonians and the people of Massachusetts who led the way in flooding the city with aid and supplies. They were also among the last to leave.

As a thank you, Nova Scotia sends Boston a Christmas tree each year. It is decorated and lit during an elaborate ceremony on the Boston Common on the first Thursday after each American Thanksgiving.



Military Milestones
Japan advances on Hong Kong

Japan advances on Hong Kong

Story by Sharon Adams

In late 1941, Japan began its war against the West, attacking the American base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, invading Malaya the next day, and marching on Hong Kong.

Canada had dispatched the Winnipeg Grenadiers and Royal Rifles from Quebec City to join 14,000 Allied defence troops in the Hong Kong garrison. They arrived on Nov. 16, undertrained, poorly armed and without their transport and heavy equipment.

They were told there were only 5,000 ill-equipped and badly supplied Japanese troops nearby, which was far from the case: 52,000 seasoned, heavily armed Japanese invaders launched their assault on Hong Kong on Dec. 18.


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This week in history
This week in history

December 17, 1992

Canada ends 29 years of continuous service in the UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus.
The mission formally ends in 1993. More than 25,000 Canadians served on the
Mediterranean island since 1964, and nearly 30 died.


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