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Top 25 Canadian Startups to work for | The C100 Icon of Canadian Entrepreneurship Award | Upcoming Events

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LinkedIn’s Top 25 Canadian Startups
10 of C100’s 48Hrs in the Valley alums are among LinkedIn’s top 25 Canadian Startups this year. Among the ranks: WealthsimpleClearbancDropMejuriAdaOpencareFlybitsStackAdaptBorrowell and #paidLinkedIn rates startups based on an index of multiple factors including employee growth, jobseeker interest and member engagement with the company.
See the full company list here.
C100 Icon of Canadian Entrepreneurship Award
Each year, C100 awards an “Icon of Canadian Entrepreneurship” (ICE) for their impact on the world of technology and on the Canadian entrepreneurial community. This year on August 27th, the award was given to Co-founder and COO ofCloudflare– Michelle Zatlyn! With Cloudflare, Michelle is leading the charge to make the internet faster, safer, and more reliable – and doing so at a pivotal moment where public concern and scrutiny about cybersecurity is at an all-time high. To honour Michelle, C100’s Charter Members convened for dinner and a fireside chat. Read more on Michelle and her story from the night. 
Founder Feature
At the ICE Award, Michelle spoke of Cloudflare’s early days and her humble beginnings. Michelle attributes Cloudflare’s success to her and her Co-Founder Matthew Prince’s high rate of learning and approaching opportunities with a growth mindset. Along with adapting quickly to new jobs thrown at you as a founder, what is Michelle’s advice to entrepreneurs?
“Always show up and work hard. I was lucky but I can understand how founders can be challenged- amongst each other, with their investors, and with their Board. I advise people that you are the sum of your decisions and who you surround yourself with.”
Other Upcoming Community Events
“Is venture debt the right funding
solution for your business?”

Webinar on Sept 19th 2PM EST / 11AM PST
hosted by C100’s Corporate Member Espresso Capital
Register here
If you cannot attend but want to learn more about venture debt, check out their white paper
“Innovator’s Edge Series:
Packaging Your Company for Investors”

WSGR HQ in Palo Alto on Sept 25th, 8AM-12PM PST
hosted by C100’s Corporate Member WSGR
Register here
If you cannot attend in person, video conference is available in WSGR offices across the U.S.
“ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch” film screening
A new documentary film by Canadian artists Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal, and Nicholas de Pencier seeks to investigate human influence on the state, dynamic, and future of the Earth.
Castro Theatre in San Francisco
on Sept 29, 1:30PM PST
Learn more here
Thank You to Our Partners
FOUNDATIONAL PARTNERS
CORPORATE MEMBERS
With special thanks to:
C100 aspires to be the pre-eminent 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 institutional – support Canadian-led technology businesses and their leaders through mentorship, investment, partnership, and talent.
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Expat Voting | Tech Moving North | Upcoming Events

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C100 Upcoming Events
Join C100 for an evening of community building and networking. Whether you live in the Bay Area or you’re just visiting, we welcome you to join us next week on September 4th in San Francisco for drinks and interesting conversation—you’ll be in good company! This is a ticketed event, so please RSVP if you wish to attend.
*Location details will be shared with all registered attendees two days prior to event date.
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Canadian Expats can vote again!
The Supreme Court of Canada recently overturned a law restricting expat Canadians from voting. If you hold Canadian citizenship and have ever lived in Canada, you are once again eligible to vote. The election will most likely occur on October 21 but it could be called for as early as end of September. Make your voice heard.
Apply to vote by mail as a non-resident citizen!
The Tech Industry is shifting North
Canada’s competitive talent pool has made it a hotspot for new headquarters in recent years, with big names such as Google, Facebook, and Amazon opening offices in Canada. Drawn by a talented workforce just north of the border and private-sector-friendly immigration policy, U.S. companies are tapping into Canada for expansion. Read the full article on the trend here.
Alumni Feature
How is city traffic influencing tech?
Commuters in major cities have their fair share of transportation options from scooters, bike-shares, public transit, there are many ways to get to work without a vehicle. However, cars are unavoidable in today’s urban cities, and the leading cause of car accidents? Distracted drivers.
48Hrs alum Algolux Inc. is using deep learning technology to make driving safer for everyone on the road. Learn more about how Algolux Inc. utilizes autonomous vision. 
Other Upcoming Community Events
“Is venture debt the right funding solution for your business?” Webinar
on Sept 19th 2PM EST / 11AM PST
hosted by C100’s Corporate Partner Espresso Capital

Register here!
If you cannot attend but want to learn more about venture debt, check out their white paper.

Thank You to Our Partners
FOUNDATIONAL PARTNERS
CORPORATE MEMBERS
With special thanks to:
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Canadians in Tech | Upcoming Events

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


C100 Upcoming Events
Join C100 for an evening of community building and networking. Whether you live in the Bay Area or you’re just visiting, we welcome you to join us on September 4th in San Francisco for some drinks and interesting conversation—you’ll be in good company! This is a ticketed event, so please RSVP if you wish to attend.
*Location details will be shared with all registered attendees two days prior to event date.
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In the News
Another 48Hrs in the Valley alum, Toronto-based Properly, is making headlines after securing $22 million USD in a Series A round. Properly uses machine learning to determine the best price for home sellers by looking at factors from historical sales to proximity of schools to the amount of traffic on the street! With C-Suite executives from Blackberry and UberX, Properly wants to transform the Canadian real estate market.
Read full article here.
ICYMI, 48Hrs alum, Clearbanc, made headlines with a $300 million USD funding round. Toronto-based Clearbanc offers startups an alternative to VC, and has an ambitious goal of goal of backing 2,000 companies by 2020. Co-Founders Michele Romanow and Andrew D’Souza spoke to TechCrunch about the future of Clearbanc.
Read full article here.
Other Upcoming Community Events
“Is venture debt the right funding solution for your business?” Webinar
on Sept 19th 2PM EST / 11AM PST
hosted by C100’s Corporate Partner Espresso Capital

Register here!
If you cannot attend but want to learn more about venture debt, check out their white paper.

Canadian Industry Report
CB Insights has released its 1H report on Canadian venture capital. Investors are putting more funds into seed-stage deals than in 2018. But other stages and sectors are showing decline. See full report here.
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Canadians in Tech | Upcoming Events

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


C100 Upcoming Events
Join C100 for an evening of community and networking. Whether you live in the Bay Area or you’re just visiting, we welcome you to join us on September 4th in San Francisco for some drinks and interesting conversation—you’ll be in good company! This is a ticketed event, so please RSVP if you wish to attend.
*Location details will be shared with all registered attendees two days prior to event date.
RSVP Here
In the News
Inspired by Stephen Curry’s investment in Toronto-founded 48Hrs in the Valleyalum, SnapTravel, NBA player-manager Randy Osei wants to connect local startups and entrepreneurs seeking investments with deep-pocketed athletes interested in business opportunities in the tech world at the Athlete Tech Summit. Read full article here.
Yet another 48Hrs alum, Clearbanc, made headlines this week with a $300 million USD funding round. Toronto-based Clearbanc offers startups an alternative to VC, and has an ambitious goal of goal of backing 2,000 companies by 2020. Co-Founders Michele Romanow and Andrew D’Souza spoke to TechCrunch about the future of Clearbanc. Read full article here.
Other Upcoming Community Events
Traction Conference in Vancouver
on August 7 & 8

This intimate conference brings together founders & C-Suite from companies like Shopify, MailChimp and RedHat to share insights about growth.
Use promo code “C100” for $350 off!

“How to build a cross-border business to optimize access to capital” session in Toronto
on September 10, 4PM EST
@ JLABS@Toronto & Livestream

For Canadian life science startups seeking funding, learn more here!

Thank You to Our Partners
FOUNDATIONAL PARTNERS
CORPORATE MEMBERS
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Startupfest Recap | Upcoming Events | Montréal Company News

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C100 Upcoming Events
Save the date! 
Join C100 for an evening of community and networking. Whether you live in the Bay Area or you’re just visiting, we welcome you to join us on September 4th in San Francisco for some drinks and interesting conversation—you’ll be in good company! This is a ticketed event, so please RSVP when registration opens if you wish to attend.
*Location details will be shared after you RSVP.
Startupfest Recap
The C100 team was in Montréal last week attending StartupfestHighlights include Grandma Judges, where founders stood in long lines to pitch in a way your grandma can understand, as well as a $100K pitch competition! Both events showcased the collection of inspiring founders at the event. C100’s very own Executive Director Laura Buhler also shared insights on a panel about US investment into Canadian startups.
While in Montréal, the C100 team held a members’ dinner in partnership with Real Ventures, and a breakfast workshop for founders on the topic of U.S. market expansion.
Thank you to Steven Abrams, Allan Benchetrit, Isaac Souweine, Kim Morouney, Trevor Adey and Andre Charoo for facilitating the member dinner, as well as panelists Eamonn O’Rourke of RenoRun Inc., Mikael Cho of Unsplash and Adam Shevell & Brian Appel of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati for sharing their expertise and experiences at the breakfast workshop.

What’s Happening in Montréal?

C100 48Hrs in the Valley alum Sonder raised a $210 million USD Series D funding round, surpassing a valuation of $1 billion. This makes Sonder the latest Canadian-founded company to reach unicorn status. Read full article here.
AlayaCare raised $39 million USD ($51 million CAD) from Caisse, inovia in late June. Congrats to CEO and 48Hrs alum Adrian Schauer, who founded the software provider for home health-care agencies in 2014. Read full article here.
IoT startup Mnubo Inc. founded by Frederic Bastien has been bought for $102 million USD by U.S. software firm Aspen Technology Inc. This is one of the first takeovers of a Canadian company selling commercial, AI-based software to customers globally. Read full article here.
Other Upcoming Community Events
Traction Conference in Vancouver
on August 7 & 8

This intimate conference brings together founders & C-Suite from companies like Shopify, MailChimp and RedHat to share insights about growth.
Use promo code “C100” for $350 off!

Thank You to Our Partners
FOUNDATIONAL PARTNERS
CORPORATE MEMBERS
With special thanks to:
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C100 in Montréal for StartupFest | Welcome C100’s Newest Co-Chair | Upcoming Events

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C100 is thrilled to be attending Startupfest in Montréal this year (July 9-12). Come see C100’s very own Executive Director Laura Buhler speak on July 10 from 9:45AM-10:20AM on the Blue Stage and hear how Canada’s relationship with the US has changed in the last five years.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram to see where to find us and come say hi!

Upcoming C100 Events
Join Us Tonight!
Wednesday, June 26th
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Palo Alto, CA*
Join C100 for an evening of community and networking. Whether you live in the Bay Area or you’re just visiting, we welcome you to join us this evening, June 26th in Palo Alto for some drinks and interesting conversation—you’ll be in good company! This is a ticketed event, so please RSVP below if you wish to attend.
*Location details will be shared after you RSVP.
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Welcoming C100’s Newest Co-Chair:
Andre Charoo

Our team is proud to introduce Andre Charoo as C100’s new Co-Chair. Andre takes the baton from departing Co-Chair Sean Harrington and joins Shari Hatch Jones in leadership of C100. Until recently, Andre has served on the Board and as a proud C100 Charter Member. Andre brings a special blend of passions and expertise to his role as Co-Chair: his passion for Canadian entrepreneurs and his profound expertise in the talent space. We are thrilled to have Andre join us in this next chapter at C100. Welcome, Andre!

C100’s Community Manager, Joshua Goodfield, sat down with Andre to learn why he left Uber, his advice to entrepreneurs, and more!

Read the full article here
Other Upcoming Community Events
Canada Day in San Jose!
Hosted by The Digital Moose Lounge
at San Jose City Hall on June 27 @ 4:30PM.

The Digital Moose Lounge, the City of the San Jose and The Office of Council member Peralez, along with The Canadian Consul General, would like to invite you to celebrate Canada’s 152nd birthday!
Learn More!

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NBA Finals Game 6 is here! RSVP for Raptors Viewing Party

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


WATCH PARTY FOR GAME 6 TOMORROW!
Thursday, June 13
Doors Open 5:00 PM, Game Time 6:00PM
@ Table Top Tap House
Tim Hortons ® is pleased to invite you to celebrate and cheer on our Canadian team for Game 6 with half time remarks and raffle by the Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco.
Learn More & RSVP Here!
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