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What You Missed at Our Hackathon and Upcoming C100 Events!

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Hackathon Success!
Last week C100 hosted its first-ever hackathon. We brought together an incredible group to put our minds together on one of the biggest challenges facing Canadian tech leaders today – talent! It was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who participated!
Following the success of our first Hackathon, we will be further defining our ideas through a Hackathon series! 
If you would like to join us for the next Hackathon in early/mid-October, click the link below to let our team know you’re interested!
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Canadians in Tech
Thursday, October 11th
San Francisco, CA

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
CiT is an evening event hosted every month to celebrate all things Canadian and all things tech. Whether you live in the Bay Area or you’re just visiting, we welcome you to join us October 11th, for some drinks and good conversation—you’ll be in good company! This is a ticketed event, so please RSVP below if you wish to attend. Location will be announced 48 hours before the event.
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New C100 Team Member Announcement
Please join C100 in welcoming our two newest staff members! Our team has expanded and we are excited for all the exciting initiatives planned this year.

Megan Bacigalupi

Program Manager

Megan joins C100 to lead and grow our tentpole programs such as Growth Summit and 48Hours in the Valley. She brings considerable experience in the non-profit and government sectors, specifically in program management and strategic planning. Megan is a graduate of U.C.L.A and U.C. Hastings College of the Law.

Joshua Goodfield

Community Manager

Joshua joins the C100 with experience in the non-profit and technology innovation sectors. He has spent considerable time working with incubators, accelerators, and funding organizations to foster the next-generation of Canadian technology. Joshua will be based in Toronto to further support the connection between Canada and Silicon Valley.

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Fundraising? How to make the most of every VC interaction – Michelle Gonzalez Shares Invaluable Advice

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11 September 2018

This edition of ‘our stories_’ features Michelle Gonzalez, former Partner at IBM Ventures and current Director in the Office of the CEO at Google. Michelle explains how you can truly make the most of your venture capital connections.

Watch as she explains how hearing “no” from VCs as an entrepreneur may not be the end of the relationship.

C100 is proud to share this video series featuring real-life stories of successes, failures, and insights from our community of accomplished Canadian leaders in technology who are dedicated to supporting future Canadian leaders in technology.

Please keep the conversation going by subscribing below, commenting on the video, and telling us what other topics you would like to see covered in future episodes. We value your input!

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Last Chance To Join C100’s Hackathon + Exciting Charter Member Updates!

From one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the San Francisco Bay area.


C100’s First-Ever Hackathon
Tuesday, September 11th
San Francisco, CA
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
C100 is hosting our first-ever hackathon next week and we want you to join us! Don’t miss this opportunity to create impact for C100 and the broader Canadian tech community. We’re excited to kick things off with a 3-hour evening event in SF and put our minds together on one of the biggest challenges facing Canadian tech founders.

Click the link below to send us an email to get involved. Be sure to let us know why you’re interested in this hackathon as well as any relevant skills you think we should know about! We’ll review all submissions and notify participants ASAP with event details.

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Canadians in Tech
Thursday, September 13th
Palo Alto, CA
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
CiT is an evening event hosted every month to celebrate all things Canadian and all things tech. Whether you live in the Bay Area or you’re just visiting, we welcome you to join us September 13th, for some drinks and good conversation—you’ll be in good company! This is a ticketed event, so please RSVP below if you wish to attend.
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Two Charter Members, Two Angelas, Two GPs!
Angela Strange, C100 Charter Member and former C100 Board Co-Chair, just became Andreesen Horowitz’s new General Partner! A huge accomplishment. Congratulations, Angela!
Congratulations to C100 Charter Member, Angela Tran, on becoming Version One Ventures new General Partner! We look forward to your continued success. Well deserved.
Highlighted Announcements
  • 48Hrs alum, Sonder, raises $135M – huge news! Great job to Francis Davidson and the entire team! Full Article.
  • Congratulations to Charter Member Aly Orady on the launch of Tonal, the world’s first machine learning-powered strength training system! Full Article
  • This week, direct-to-consumer jeweller and 48Hrs alum, Mejuri secured $5M in Series A capital. We love their focus on building a digital community for jewelry consumers! Full Article
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Greylock’s Seth Rosenberg on Winnipeg’s Entrepreneurial Grit

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28 August 2018

This edition of ‘our stories_’ features Seth Rosenberg, Investor at Greylock Partners. Seth describes growing up in Winnipeg and the entrepreneurial grit that not only inspired him, but also showed him that with community, humility and grit you can create something out of nothing.

Watch as he explains why Winnipeg has entrepreneurial grit built into its history.

C100 is proud to share this video series featuring real-life stories of successes, failures, and insights from our community of accomplished Canadian leaders in technology who are dedicated to supporting future Canadian leaders in technology.

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C100 Honours Stewart Butterfield | Upcoming Events | Canadian Tech News

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2019 ICE Award Honours Slack’s Stewart Butterfield
Once a year, C100 honours a Canadian entrepreneur for playing a historic role in technology and innovation and for demonstrating a commitment to giving back to the startup ecosystem. This year, we presented the Icon of Canadian Entrepreneurship (ICE) award to Stewart Butterfield, Co-founder and CEO of Slack. C100 Charter Members gathered for an intimate fireside chat with Stewart, moderated by Charter Member Boris Wertz, and enjoyed an evening reception.

Past recipients include Tobi Lütke, Founder and CEO of Shopify (2017), Doug Bergeron, Founder & CEO of DGB Investments (2016), Don Listwin, President & CEO of iSchemaView (2015), Patrick Pichette, General Partner at iNovia Capital (2014), and Rob Burgess, Board Member at Adobe Systems (2013).

Congratulations to Stewart Butterfield and the entire team at Slack as the company wraps up a $427M Series H Round at a $7.1B valuation. Article
C100’s First Ever Hackathon
Tuesday, September 11th
San Francisco, CA
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Space is limited for this event, so if you’d like to attend, please send us an email with why you’re interested in getting involved as well as any relevant skills you think we should know about! We’ll review all submissions and notify selected participants one week prior to the event with more details.
Canadians in Tech
Thursday, September 13th
Palo Alto, CA
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
CiT is an evening event hosted every month to celebrate all things Canadian and all things tech. Whether you live in the Bay Area or you’re just visiting, we welcome you to join us September 13th, for some drinks and good conversation—you’ll be in good company! This is a ticketed event, so please RSVP below if you wish to attend.
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In the Bay Area? A Private Talk all about AI

Practical Deep Learning Demystified
An AI talk on slaying the beasts of scalability and explainability.

On the evening of September 4th, Waterloo Professor Alexander Wong will examine the operational challenges associated with scalability and explainability in deep learning as they relate to real, operational scenarios during a private talk. Professor Wong is the chief scientist at DarwinAI, Canada Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence and Medical Imaging, as well as a founding member of the Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute. The C100 has only 10 seats reserved for this event, so registration is first-come, first-serve. You can register by emailing info@darwinai.ca.

In Toronto? Elevate Festival 
September 21-23, 2018
MaRS Discovery District
Elevate is Canada’s largest tech and innovation festival and it’s kicking of with a Hackathon! The Elevate Hackathon is a great opportunity to showcase your talents while helping to reimagine Toronto to improve quality of life for all. If you’re a developer interested in a chance to earn $18,000 in prizing and obtain exclusive experiences, apply here.
Elevate has kindly offered the C100 community 20% off all passes for the festival running from September 21-27. You can apply the following code upon checkout.

Discount Code: ELEVATELOVESC100
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Got a startup? RBC’s Reach Accelerator 
RBC Reach is an accelerator program to help high-impact startups grow their company and a commercial relationship with RBC while adding value to RBC’s business and consumer clients in new and innovative ways. Founders get access to a potential commercial relationship with RBC, investment, and growth programming as well as resources. 
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What’s happening in Canada?
The emergence of unicorn startups in Canada is gaining the attention of angel investors looking to make bigger bets.  Full Article
Amazon lobbies for government contracts after shortlisting Toronto for its second headquarters. Article
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Co-founder of Bridgescale Partners, Rob Chaplinsky on What Investors Bring To The Table Besides Funding

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14 August 2018

We’re excited to share this interview with Rob Chaplinsky, Co-founder of Bridgescale Partners, as he explains an important aspect of finding the right investment partner for your company.

Watch as he details how the right investor can add value in unique ways in addition to providing funding.

C100 is proud to share this video series featuring real-life stories of successes, failures, and insights from our Charter Members— a group of Canada’s most accomplished founders, investors, and executives.

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New Hackathon Date | C100 August Events | Tech News

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9 August 2018
Rescheduled for:

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018
San Francisco, CA
6pm-9pm

Interested in supporting the C100? Want to help us create solutions for Canadian entrepreneurs? Join us for our first ever hackathon on Tuesday, September 11!

Space is limited for this event, so if you’d like to attend, please send us an email with why you’re interested in getting involved as well as any relevant skills you think we should know about! 

We’ll review all submissions and notify selected participants one week prior to the event.

We will be hosting this event in-person in San Francisco. Specific location details will be sent to participants 48 hours in advance of the event.

Other C100 Events
Thursday, August 16, 2018
San Francisco
5:30pm – 7:30pm
CiT is an evening event hosted every month to celebrate all things Canadian and all things tech. Whether you live in the Bay Area or you’re just visiting, we welcome you to join us Thursday August 16th, for some drinks and good conversation—you’ll be in good company! This is a ticketed event, so please RSVP below if you wish to attend.
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The C100 is hosting an end of summer social to celebrate all the Canadian interns in the Bay Area! Join us August 16th at 4PM to meet other co-op students as well as some amazing C100 community members over some food! Share your experiences, talk about your cool projects, and make some new friends before summer ends!
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What’s happening in Canada?
LG is the latest behemoth to tap into Canada’s artificial intelligence scene. The company is entering an AI research partnership with the University of Toronto. Announcement
KPMG’s latest “Pulse of Fintech” report reveals $263M has been invested in Canadian fintech deals in the first half of 2018. Report
Toronto’s exciting “smart city” project with Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs raises concerns about resident data collection and privacy. Article
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