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Our next Virtual Roundtable: Startup Playbook in a Sudden Downturn – Adapting your Business Plan for Recession Times

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C100 is excited to share our newest series of virtual roundtables in collaboration with Careerlist: Startup Playbook in a Sudden Downturn. Please join us for the next session on Wednesday.
We look forward to seeing you online!
Upcoming C100 Virtual Roundtables
April 8th @ 9AM PT/12PM ET
Startup Playbook in a Sudden Downturn: Adapting your business plan for recession times
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Panelist:
Tihomir Bajic (CEO, LTSE Software). The Long Term Stock Exchange (LTSE) is an SEC-registered exchange designed to create a new way of being public for companies that aim to build their businesses, advance their visions and generate value for decades to come. To support companies on their pathway to becoming public, Tihomir led the creation of LTSE Software, a suite of tools helping company builders with everything from runway planning, cap table management, headcount planning, to mapping out an IPO, and identifying long term-focused investors. While still completing his comp sci degree at University of Toronto, Tiho joined the Toronto-based Workbrain and witnessed its fast growth and public market debut. He later joined several colleagues to start another Canadian startup; Rypple and helped start their San Francisco office before being acquired by Salesforce. Tiho likes to spend his free time with his 3 kids or with early stage startup founders.

Moderator and Co-host:
Michael Scissons (CEO, Careerlist). Careerlist is building the first modern talent platform, pairing the industry’s top recruiters with technology that transforms the job search experience for candidates. Michael previously founded Flashstock (acq. by Shutterstock), which grew into the global leader in Content as a Service, and Syncapse (acq. by Looksmart), a leading social technology company powering social marketing solutions for global enterprises. More recently, Michael led global eCommerce businesses at AB InBev, launching and acquiring operations in 10+ countries. Michael’s first role out of college was with Facebook, where he served as the Canadian Director of media sales within the Interpublic network, leading Facebook’s sales efforts from its earliest days.

Watch the recording of previous roundtables here
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Join us THIS Wednesday for our next Virtual Roundtable: Accessing capital in a sudden downturn

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C100 is excited to share our newest series of virtual roundtables in collaboration with Careerlist: Startup Playbook in a Sudden Downturn. Please join us for the next session on Wednesday and check out our upcoming schedule below and on our website.
We look forward to seeing you online!
Upcoming C100 Virtual Roundtables
More dates/topics to be announced soon. We look forward to hosting these weekly!

April 1st @ 9AM PT/12PM ET
Topic: Access and Approach to Capital. Thinking creatively about runway and revenue. Featuring Geoff Lewis (Founder & Managing Partner, Bedrock), Janet Bannister (Managing Partner, Real Ventures). Moderated by Michael Scissons (Founder & CEO, Careerlist)
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April 8th @ 9AM PT/12PM ET
Topic: Updates to Business Plan. Redesign your business plan to accommodate recession times.
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Missed last week’s Virtual Roundtable,”Startup Playbook in a Sudden Downturn: Team Crisis Management. Leading strategically and compassionately in unprecedented times.”? Check out the full recording by clicking the link below.

Watch the recording of last week’s roundtable here
Ontario Founders may join a call with Hon. Doug Ford
March 31st @ 9AM ET
The Council of Canadian Innovators (CCI) invites founders to a COVID-19 update call with Hon. Doug Ford. Premier of Ontario, and Hon. Vic Fedeli, Ontario Minister of Econ. Dev., Job Creation, and Trade.
To submit a question regarding Ontario’s response to COVID-19, please email contact@canadianinnovators.org.
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Launching our virtual roundtable

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Hi ,

We hope this finds you, your families and colleagues healthy and safe.  As we all work to manage the ongoing challenges facing us as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we understand that daily lives have been dramatically transformed, personally and professionally.

At C100, we have been thinking of ways we can support our community at large in these uncertain times, as many of you have reached out about need for supporting one another as we face unprecedented challenges of leadership. That’s why we’re happy to share that we’re taking C100 programming online beginning next week! If you are a founder or leader in the startup world, please join us on Zoom for Startup Playbook in a Sudden Downturn. Details are below.

While we can’t gather in person for a while, we will continue to fulfill the C100 mission to support, inspire, and connect Canadian entrepreneurial leaders. Let the C100 be a resource for you: we are here for questions, to connect you with opportunity where possible while we weather this storm together. Please reach out and let us know what topics and resources are of most interest to you and we’ll work to get you what you need.

Thank you and stay well,

The C100 Team

C100 Zoom Series: “Startup Playbook in a Sudden Downturn”
Over the last few weeks, founders have seen their worlds shift drastically. What was once a period of immense growth and opportunity has now morphed into first economic downturn their young companies will ever have to face.

Join fellow C100 leaders for a Zoom roundtable to build a playbook for how to handle these challenging times. The town hall event will focus on building your downturn playbook. We will discuss topics that matter most to founders and leaders.

Web Series Schedule
March 25th @ 9AM PT/12PM ET
Topic: Team Crisis Management. Leading strategically and compassionately in unprecedented times. Moderated by Michael Scissons, CEO of Careerlist.
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April 1st @ 9AM PT/12PM ET
Topic: Access and Approach to Capital. Thinking creatively about runway, revenue streams and partnerships.
Register Here

April 8th @ 9AM PT/12PM ET
Topic: Updates to Business Plan. Redesign your business plan to accommodate recession times.
Register Here

More dates/topics to be announced soon!

Postponed Events
We’re deeply sorry to postpone these upcoming events. We will share updates on new dates as soon as they can be rescheduled.

March 23rd : Canadians in Tech (Bay Area)
April 20th: Member Dinner & Discussion (Bay Area)

May 28: Member Dinner & Discussion (Montreal)

COVID-19 Resources
Financial Assistance for Canadians Abroad
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Prime Minister Announces Canada’s Plan to Mobilize Industry to Fight COVID-19
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Foundational Partners
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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 is Celebrating 10 years! Join us at Canadians in Tech

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Hi ,

Happy Leap Year! This year is a notable year for us not only because it’s a leap year, but also because C100 is celebrating its 10th year as an organization! It truly has been through member engagement, partner support, and community commitment that we’ve come so far in the last 10 years. We look forward to an exciting year ahead filled with member events and community engagement.

Some upcoming events have been announced and RSVPs are open for our next Canadians in Tech. This year we will be hosting more member events than we have in the past and we look forward to convening exceptional Canadians for dinner, drinks and discussions. If you’d like to join us for these member-only events, please consider joining as a member. All members are invited to all member-only gatherings and we’d love to have you. Click here or scroll down to learn more.

See you soon,

The C100 Team

Upcoming C100 Events
March 23: Canadians in Tech
6-8PM | San Francisco
C100 hosts regular 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 C100 hosts that are open to the public. All attendees must RSVP in order to join us. . 
RSVP for Canadians in Tech Here
April 20: Member Dinner in SF Bay Area
This is an exclusive benefit of C100 membership. Interested in joining?
Learn more about membership by clicking the button below!
Learn More About Membership Here!
May 20-21: 48Hrs in the Valley
The nomination period for 48Hrs in the Valley officially closed on Friday, Feb 7th. 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.
Did your company apply for this year’s 48Hrs in the Valley? Expect to hear from us mid-March with an update on your application status. Thank you!
Announcements
Member Alex Lazarow Announces New Book Backed by Harvard Business Review
We’re excited to share that one of our Members, Alexandre Lazarow, wrote and published with book with Harvard Business Review that is now available for pre-order titled, ‘Out-Innovate: How Global Entrepreneurs – from Delhi to Detroit – Are Rewriting the Rules of Silicon Valley‘.
It was the #1 New Release in venture capital and we hear there’s even a shout out to C100 in it.

More about the book:
Everything we know about innovation is rooted in a time and a place: Silicon Valley and today. In @Alex_Lazarow’s book #OutInnovate, he tells the stories of global entrepreneurs and how they are reinventing the playbook altogether.

Congratulations, Alex! We look forward to reading it. Want to read it too? Pre-order yours today and support a fellow Canadian entrepreneurial leader!
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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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Our Summit Soirée is 2 Weeks Away! Join us.

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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?

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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
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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.
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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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