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Our Summit Soirée is 2 Weeks Away! Join us.

A newsletter from a fellow Canadian organization in the Bay Area.


You’re Invited to C100’s Summit Soirée
February 13: Summit Soirée
San Francisco | 6-9PM
Celebrate Canada’s moment with a reception honouring the great Canadian growth stories from the Growth Summit. Dax Dasilva, Founder and CEO of Lightspeed and Founder of Never Apart will share his entrepreneurial story in conversation with Marie-Joëlle Parent, author of 300 Reasons to Love San Francisco. Dax was recently named the Innovator of the Year by the Globe and Mail and Lightspeed’s IPO last year was the largest Canadian IPO of the past nine years.

Interested in joining the Soirée? There are a limited number of guest tickets available. RSVP below to get them before they are gone!

RSVP for C100’s Summit Soirée
Upcoming C100 Events
February 12-13: Growth Summit
San Francisco

Our annual Summit will take place this February in San Francisco and we look forward to amplifying the voices of Canadian shapers and builders “from far and wide” tackling the world’s biggest opportunities. This is an invitation-only, members-only event.
Interested in membership? Click here to learn more.
March 23: Canadians in Tech
6-8PM | San Francisco
Save the date. More details to be shared in early March

April 20: Member Dinner in SF Bay Area
This is an exclusive benefit of C100 membership. Interested in joining?
Learn more below!

May 20-21: 48Hrs in the Valley
The nomination period for 48Hrs in the Valley officially closed last Friday. This year our members, alumni, scouts, and sponsors collectively nominated an impressive 193 Canadian-led startups. Big thanks to all of you who have committed to working on the Selection Committee to select the 25 who will be supported by C100 and its Members through mentorship in 2020. We can’t wait to announce this year’s cohort in March.
Has your company been nominated? Don’t forget to submit your application by 5PM PST on February 7th!

C100 Membership
Looking for a way to get more involved in the community? Looking to share expertise and time with other Canadians with careers on the rise? Looking to learn from others in your field making a difference? Look no further. This membership is for you.
Apply for C100 Membership Today!
Have other questions about this new membership program? Check out our Member FAQs
Want to see who’s already a member? Take a look at our Member Directory
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.
Upcoming Community Events 
 Expanding your business or considering career opportunities in Canada?

KPMG Law LLP is hosting an information and networking opportunity for local business and skilled individuals to learn about doing business in or with Canada. 
W Hotel in San Francisco | February 20, 1:45 -6:30pm | Register to attend here

  • Experts will provide wide ranging insights and strategic analysis in the following key areas:
  • Access to local and foreign talent – effective use of Canada’s global skills strategy and immigration policies
  • Establishing corporate structures
  • Optimizing financial incentives; and
  • Identifying key business locations
Professional advisors and business leaders will discuss challenges and success stories. This information session includes a valuable opportunity to network with KPMG and industry professionals.
2020 Women in Tech Silicon Valley Program | February 25-27

The Canadian Consulate in Palo Alto has partnered with BDC Capital’s Women in Technology Venture Fund to host the 2020 Women in Tech Silicon Valley Program.

Learn more about the 12 women-led tech companies that will be participating in his year’s three-day intense in-market program and how BDC and the Canadian Consulate in Palo Alto are supporting these entrepreneurs while they’re in Silicon Valley.

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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C100 in 2020

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Hi ,

Happy New Year! We hope 2020 is off to a great start for you all.  For us here at C100, we are especially energized this year because 2020 marks our 10th anniversary, and we have several exciting things planned to help you connect with one another and to build community with Canadian entrepreneurs. So, what’s going on at C100? Have a look below!

We look forward to seeing you soon,

The C100 Team

Upcoming C100 Events
February 12-13: Growth Summit
San Francisco

Our annual Summit will take place this February in San Francisco and we look forward to amplifying the voices of Canadian shapers and builders “from far and wide” tackling the world’s biggest opportunities. This is an invitation-only, members-only event.
Interested in membership? Click here to learn more.

February 13: Summit Soirée
San Francisco | 6-9PM
Celebrate Canada’s moment with a reception honouring the great Canadian growth stories from the Growth Summit. Dax Dasilva, Founder and CEO of Lightspeed and Founder of Never Apart as will share his entrepreneurial story in conversation with Marie-Joëlle Parent, author of 300 Reasons to Love San Francisco. Dax was recently named the Innovator of the Year by the Globe and Mail and Lightspeed’s IPO last year was the largest Canadian IPO of the past nine years. Interested in joining the Soirée?  Let us know. We have a limited number of guest tickets available.
Learn More About Growth Summit 2020
March 23: Canadians in Tech
6-8PM | San Francisco
Save the date. More details to be shared in early March

April 20: Member Dinner in SF Bay Area
This is an exclusive benefit of C100 membership. Interested in joining?
Learn more below!

May 20-21: 48Hrs in the Valley
The nomination period for 48Hrs in the Valley officially closed last Friday. This year our members, alumni, scouts, and sponsors collectively nominated an impressive 193 Canadian-led startups. Big thanks to all of you who have committed to working on the Selection Committee to select the 25 who will be supported by C100 and its Members through mentorship in 2020. We can’t wait to announce this year’s cohort in March.
Has your company been nominated? Don’t forget to submit your application by 5PM PST on February 7th!

C100 Membership
Looking for a way to get more involved in the community? Looking to share expertise and time with other Canadians with careers on the rise? Looking to learn from others in your field making a difference? Look no further. This membership is for you.
Apply for C100 Membership Today!
Have other questions about this new membership program? Check out our Member FAQs
Want to see who’s already a member? Take a look at our Member Directory
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.
Upcoming Community Events 
 Canucks @ Sharks with Digital Moose Lounge and BC Trade & Invest
San Jose | January 29, 6:30-11pm | Tickets for sale here  

Our friends at the Digital Moose Lounge and BC Trade & Invest will be hosting their first hockey outing of 2020, as the Vancouver Canucks visit San Jose for the final time this regular season. The DML package offers a private VIP pregame happy hour, veranda tickets for the game with dinner and two drinks included. Spots are limited.

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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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’s 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
  • “Who is Hiring” 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’s 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 MemberMemberPartner, 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 Montréal 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’Neill. She joins an accomplished list of “icons” including the likes of Stewart Butterfield (CEO & Co-Founder of Slack) and Tobi Lütke (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 WongAndrew GrahamDax DaSilvaJanet BannisterMichele RomanowDaniel 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 2019Dax DasilvaLuc LevesqueJonathan EhrlichShuman GhosemajumderAdrienne Down CoulsonKristen HamiltonNilam 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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Don’t miss the last Canadians in Tech event of the decade!

A newsletter from a fellow Canadian organization in the Bay Area.


Last Canadians in Tech of 2019!
Join us for the last Canadians in Tech of the year in Palo Alto! Canadians in Tech is organized to celebrate all things Canadian and all things tech. Whether you live in the Bay Area or you’re just visiting, we look forward to seeing you Tuesday, Dec 17th for some drinks and good conversation.
RSVP Here
ICYMI, C100 Now Offers Membership!
Looking for a way to get more involved in the Canadian tech community? C100 Members gather for Dinner & Discussion throughout the year to address topical themes in today’s and tomorrow’s Canadian tech economy.
Last month, Members joined for an investor AMA with Charter Members Lars Leckie and Karan Mehandru. Both shared their perspectives on the current VC landscape and members had a lively discussion about what the future may hold for the industry. Karan has also published some of his insightful predictions in ForbesWant to come to the next Members event?
Apply for C100 Membership Today!
48Hrs in the Valley Nominations are Open
Once a year, C100 hosts 25 promising Canadian entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley for 48 hours of mentorship, networking, investor meetings, and unparalleled access to C100’s extensive network. Since inception in 2010, C100’s 48Hrs in the Valley program 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 MemberMemberPartner, or 48Hrs Alum in your network. Reach out to them to get nominated today!
C100 Community in the News
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.
Follow us on Twitter. Like us on FacebookForward to a Friend.
Sign up for our newsletter to receive updates directly to your inbox.
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C100’s New Membership is Open for Applications! | Last Canadians in Tech of 2019

A newsletter from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.


You Asked, We Listened – Announcing C100’s New Membership Program

C100 is thrilled to share that earlier this week we announced a newly expanded membership program for Canadians making an impact in tech.

Looking for a way to get more involved in the community? Looking to share expertise and time with other Canadians with careers on the rise? Looking to learn from others in your field making a difference? Look no further. This membership is for you.

Apply for C100 Membership Today!
Have other questions about this new membership program? Check out our Member FAQs page here. Also, be sure to stay connected for updates about this new membership, new programming and more by following us on TwitterLinkedInFacebook, and Instagram.
Last Canadians in Tech of 2019!
Join us for the last Canadians in Tech of the year in Palo Alto! Canadians in Tech are organized to celebrate all things Canadian and all things tech. Whether you live in the Bay Area or you’re just visiting, we look forward to seeing you Tuesday, Dec 17th for some drinks and good conversation.
RSVP Here
C100 Community in the News

48Hrs in the Valley alum RenoRun secured $22.5 million CAD in Series A funding, co-led by C100’s Corporate Partner inovia Capital, and participation from Foundational Partner SVB, Corporate Partner Real Ventures, and C100 Co-Chair Andre Charoo’s fund, Maple VC.

C100’s Foundational Partner, Toronto-based PC Financial launches first PC Express stand-alone store where customers shop digitally and then pick up their order in the storefront location.


C100’s Corporate Partner, Montreal-based TandemLaunch closes $30 million CAD to support the creation of 20 new Canadian technology start-ups.

Upcoming Community Events

Canadian Solutions to the Tech Talent Shortage: Networking event and cocktail reception hosted by the Canadian Consulate in partnership with MobSquad
TODAY, 6PM-8PM
Wingtip Penthouse | San Francisco | RSVP

NEXT Canada is hosting NextAICanada’s premiere startup accelerator for entrepreneurs building AI-enabled companies to address global challenges in Montreal & Toronto from Mar – Sept 2020  Submit applications by January 6, 2020 Contact Next AI here

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.
Follow us on Twitter. Like us on FacebookForward to a Friend.
Sign up for our newsletter to receive updates directly to your inbox.
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Interested in getting more involved with C100? Apply to be a member!

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


C100 is announcing a new paid membership program to bring a more curated experience to Canadians having an impact in tech. Interested in joining the preeminent global community of Canadians in tech? Apply today to join our newest membership.

Apply for C100 Membership Today!
Have More Questions?
  • Read on Medium what Executive Director, Laura Buhler, has to say about the importance of this new membership.
  • Check out our Membership FAQs page to learn more about eligibility, sponsorship and more!
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