An item from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.
UPCOMING VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE SCHEDULE
The Future of Higher Education
Thursday, June 4 @ 9am PT/12pm ET
Join Kristen Hamilton, a multi-time founder with an IPO exit, Edtech Entrepreneur and CEO and current Board Director at Top Hat; Mike Siligadze, Co-Founder and CEO of Top Hat, a leading higher education platform across North America. Top Hat recently announced the acquisition of Canada’s largest education textbook publisher, Nelson, converting print only titles into digital textbooks as many universities will continue remote or blended learning this fall; and Martin Basiri, Co-Founder and CEO of ApplyBoard, an online platform that empowers international students to gain greater access to higher education. ApplyBoard is Canada’s latest unicorn after it’s Series C fundraising announcement earlier this month.
Kristen, Mike and Martin will join us to to discuss disruption in Higher Education and how changes brought on by the COVID pandemic may be here to stay.
[Member Exclusive] C100 Member Virtual Town Hall
Monday, June 22 @ 9am PT/12pm ET
Celebrating ten years of connecting Canadian entrepreneurs. We provide a recap of a year of milestones and sharing our vision for a future C100. All members – individual and institutional – will receive an invitation.
This event is exclusive for C100 Members, you must be a member to join. If you are interested in membership, you can learn more below or here.
BECOME A MEMBER OF C100 & MAKE AN IMPACT
C100’s mission is to support, inspire, and connect the most promising Canadian entrepreneurial leaders through mentorship, investment, partnership, and talent.
Our members form the preeminent, global community of visionary Canadian entreprenenurs, operators and investors. Each brings something rich and unique to our ecosystem and fuels C100’s role in supporting global Canadians as they build high-impact careers and remarkable organizations.
Play a more active role the C100 ecosystem and benefit from opportunities for personal and professional development. Consider supporting C100’s mission as a member.
WELCOMING OUR 48HRS IN THEY VALLEY 2020 COHORT
Over the last couple of weeks, we have onboarded all 26 companies in our 2020 cohort via zoom and we cannot wait to continue to share details about the companies, founders and our upcoming event with you all. More to come soon. In the meantime, check out out the companies participating in this year’s 48Hrs in the Valley.
MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
Top Hat, led by C100 Member Mike Silagadze, announced the acquisition of Nelson’s Canadian Higher Ed textbook business. This is a monumental acquisition of a beloved Canadian brand by a homegrown, high-growth tech business looking to transform the educational publishing landscape. Per the announcement, “Top Hat will convert these print-only titles into digital courseware on its platform… enabling educators to bring active learning to life for their students.” Don’t miss the chance to talk to Mike next week at the C100 Virtual Roundtable on the Future of Edtech.
- Sean Lynch (C100 Charter Member) and co-founder Boris Jabes made news with the public launch of their company, Census and a16z-led, angel-stacked seed round, with participation from fellow Charter Member Mike McCauley of Garage Ventures. Their goal, as Sean puts it, “is to give super powers to the revenue ops team and let them control their own destiny, instead of requiring an engineering degree today.”
OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS
Invest Canada ’20
The Canadian Venture Capital Association (CVCA) hosts the premier conference for the VC community in Canada. Our friends at CVCA have extended a custom discount code to anyone in the C100 community interested in attending Invest Canada ’20 (entirely online) this June 15-17. This is a great opportunity for GPs to network remotely with GPs, LPs, and industry leaders from across Canada.
Discount: 10% (expires June12).