Missed 48Hrs in the Valley? We’ve got you covered!

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

Wednesday 10.21.2020

– John Stackhouse‘s latest op-ed for the Globe and Mail, highlighting the strength of the 2MM+ Canadian expat community, also explored in his new book Planet Canada: How Our Expats Are Shaping the Future 

Hi Michael,

It’s been a minute since we’ve said hello in your inbox! We thought it was about time to break the ice and share with you some exciting things happening in the C100 community. In this newsletter, we’ll be covering some highlights from our signature 48Hrs in the Valley event (but make it virtual because, well, 2020 right?) and news in the C100 community.

Stay tuned for programming announcements for the rest of the year and 2021, and if you aren’t already 😉, join today to be a member to access other member-exclusive opportunities by clicking here.

All the best,

The C100 Team


This year, we had nearly 250 C100 Charter Members, Members, and Partners join our 2020 cohort from all corners of the globe including Hong Kong, London, UK, Toronto, Whitehorse, the Bay Area, Montreal & more!

As we shifted in-person programming online, we send a heartfelt thank you to everyone who attended, participated and supported this year’s 48Hrs In the Valley (virtual) program. If you happened to miss this year’s event, here are some highlights (and requested C100 Canadiana playlist!).


  • Harley Finkelstein, President at Shopify, answered questions from this year’s cohort

  • Jonathan Ehrlich, Partner at Foundation Capital, spoke on debunking prevailing “Silicon Valley Wisdom” and the importance of thinking big

  • Patrick Pichette, Chairman of the Board at Twitter & Oleg Rogynskyy, Founder & CEO of People.ai spoke on building your leadership team and the importance of thinking of diversity and inclusion in the early stages.

  • Patrick Spence, CEO at Sonos & Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, Founder & Chairman at the BoardList touched on the critical task of cultivating company culture.

  • Chris Albinson Anthony Lee, C100 Co-Founders reflected on the successes of the past 10 years and challenged our cohort of founders to be the next Canadian leaders to elevate Canada.


Didn’t get a chance to see this year’s cohort? Read more about them in our latest post and why it was important to gather virtually for this year’s 48Hrs in the Valley, amidst a global pandemic. ​


🎉   Congratulations to Toronto-based fintech company Clearbanc for hiring Silicon Valley JP Morgan Veteran & C100 Charter Member, Curt Sigfstead, as CFO. We’re thrilled to see our friends and valued members of the C100 community team up to accelerate Clearbanc’s mission!

📖 John Stackhouse, SVP Office of the CEO at RBC, has released his latest book, Planet Canada: How Our Expats Are Shaping the Future & wrote a call-to-arms op-ed  in the Globe and Mail on how Canada can (and should) tap into it’s valuable community of 2MM+ Canadians overseas.

🛎️ Pivotree, tech services company based in Toronto that manages e-commerce operations for medium to large companies, company led by C100 Member Bill Di Nardohas nearly doubled the size of its IPO in response to red-hot remains from institutional investors.

🦄 Toronto-based fintech Wealthsimple has updated its status to: Unicorn. Congratulations to 48Hrs ‘15 alumnus Michael Katchen and team on closing their latest round of US$87 million from TVC, earning it a valuation at more than US$1 billion.

🏆  Congratulations to Dr. Ossama Hassanein, Chairman of Rising Tide VC, on being awarded the 2020 Drucker Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the Drucker Institute in Seoul, South Korea!


Looking to connect with some of the most promising Canadian entrepreneurial leaders? From mentorship and investment, to participating in high-value events like 48Hrs in the Valley and intimate gatherings (yes, even virtually!), C100 is here to support you.

C100’s mission is to support, inspire, and connect the most promising Canadian entrepreneurial leaders through mentorship, investment, partnership, & talent. Apply today using the link below! If you have any questions, our team is here to help!

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