An item from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.
C100 Fellows is our signature fellowship program for 20 founders of the most promising early-stage, Canadian-led startups. Starting December 1st, the founders in your network can be nominated to C100’s signature year-long program.
WHO CAN NOMINATE?
All active C100 Members, Partners, and Alumni are eligible to nominate founders. We encourage you to see who you know from the C100 Membership community for who can nominate you or the founders you know.
Nominations open: December 1st
Nominations close: January 3rd
Applications close: January 7th
48Hrs: May 2022
Learn more at our info session on December 8th.
COMMUNITY EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES
Events brought to you by friends of the C100 community.
U OF T ENTREPRENEURSHIP LAUNCHES ITS BLACK FOUNDERS NETWORK (BFN)
U of T entrepreneurship launches the black founders network (BFN), An inclusive community for Black entrepreneurs at all stages of their journey, created to provide access to the networks, resources, and inspiration to build, fund, and scale impactful startups. Learn more here.
NOVEMBER 15 – 18 | TORONTO MACHINE LEARNING SUMMIT (TMLS)
Over 4 days speakers will address common hurdles and celebrate Canadian accomplishments in the fields of operational AI. With over 50+ speakers and, the 5th annual Toronto Machine Learning Summit explores use-cases, research and businesses strategies used within ML/AI industries.
As a subscriber, our friends at TMLS have offered a 50% off discount code. Use the code C100half when completing your registration.
REMEMBRANCE DAY – ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION POPPY CAMPAIGN
Are you a Canadian living in the Bay Area looking to show your respects to this Remembrance Day. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 25 has created a resource where you can pick up a poppy and donate in the Bay Area. This includes:
- Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco – 580 California Street, 14th Floor, San Francisco, CA
- Canadian Studies Program, UC Berkeley – 213 Moses Hall #2308, Berkeley, CA
- Every Tuesday in the Silicon Valley Curling Club at 1500 S 10th St #6410, San Jose
If you are interested in getting further involved, please email Michael Barbour, firstname.lastname@example.org.
EVENTS FROM DIGITAL MOOSE LOUNGE IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
Our friends at the Digital Moose Lounge in San Francisco have several events on the horizon to meet up with some fellow Canucks:
- Nov 11 | In concert with William Prince, an indigenous Singer-Songwriter that blends country and gospel music (Stanford, CA)
- Nov 21 | Toronto Raptors @ Golden State Warriors (Chase Center)
At a recent C100 Deep Tech event, Christian Weedbrook, Founder & CEO of Toronto-based quantum tech company Xanadu, shared his founding journey with the community.
This portion of the event was recorded that you can hear Christian’s story and his insights on building a Canadian-based Deep Tech company before private Q&A took place.
COMMUNITY UPDATES & MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
Michael Hershfield, former SVP of Sales at WeWork, C100 Board Member, and #C100NYC chapter lead, has launched Accrue Savings, a company that rewards consumers who save and helps retailers attract new customers. A big congratulations to Michael & the Accrue Savings team!
Kirstine Stewart has been named the Board Chair of Blink Studios, a new independent studio launched with the backing of Endeavor Content. Blink is founded by John Mrayniss, former eOne TV CEO, and fellow eOne alums including Patrice Theroux, Nelson Kuo-Lee and Jeff Lynas. Kirstine is the Chief Revenue Officer at Pex and is the former head of CBC, founding Head of Twitter Canada and VP of Media North America, and a valued C100 Board Member. Congratulations Kirstine! | Variety
8-Bit Capital, founded and led by Jonathan Abrams (C100 Member) and Kent Lindstrom, has closed its first fund for $40-million. Check out the interview with Jonathan here (TechCrunch). Also hear from Jonathan in this blog post on why they started 8-Bit Capital.
Two valued Charter Members making the list of Inc. Magazine’s Best-Led Companies of 2021 (in America); Michelle Zatlyn, Co-Founder, President, and COO of Cloudflare; and Patrick Spence, CEO of Sonos. Check out the list and some insights from these two tech titans here.
Add LeBron James to the growing roster of investor and brand athletes at Tonal. Congrats fit for a king to Founder & CEO Aly Orady (C100 Charter Member), Christopher Stadler, and the entire Tonal team!
International students can help Canada rebuild post-pandemic — all we have to do is let them | op-ed by Martin Basiri, Co-Founder & CEO of Applyboard, in the Toronto Star
Ottawa-based meeting management software Fellow has raised $24M in Series A Funding led by Craft Ventures, with participation from iNovia, Felicis, Garage Ventures, Formentera and Silicon Valley Bank. Congratulations to Aydin Mirzaee, Co-Founder & CEO (and C100 Member & “C100 Fellow” Alumnus), and the entire team on this latest announcement! | Techcrunch & The Globe and Mail
RBC Disruptors (hosted by John Stackhouse, SVP at RBC): The Climate Conversations: How to Build a Greener Food Chain with Michael McCain, CEO of Maple Leaf Foods, and Brend Preston, a pioneer in regenerative agriculture. Listen here
New Zealand-based A2X Accounting is drawing on Canadian talent to scale to a Shopify-sized business. Hubdoc (48Hrs 2016 Alumnus) Co-Founders Jamie McDonald and Jamie Shulman (C100 Charter Member) are joining A2X as CEO and Head of Accounting, respectively. Congratulations all-round!
At COP26, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada will impose a hard cap on emissions for the oil and gas sector. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has some words to say about the announcement.
Long-distance relationships: Business is booming for the companies helping Canadian startups hire globally | The Logic via the Financial Post
Coveo Solutions has filed to go public on TSX, joining a recent parade of Canadian tech companies launching IPOs | The Globe and Mail.
TWEET OF THE WEEK | “Soooo the moose in Saskatoon just broke through the window at Sylvia Fedoruk school. No one was hurt. Kids are fine. What a morning. #yxe” – @patduboi