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You’re invited! Save your spot today | C100 is hiring!

Note this up-coming event from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.


Wednesday 11.25.2020

Hi Michael,

What a time it is for Canadians in tech, both at home and abroad! For those abroad, how can this talented diaspora help shape Canada’s place in the world?

Whether you are an expat yourself, know a few or are simply a passionately proud Canadian, save your spot today for an exciting event with John Stackhouse on December 9th! Event details are found below.

In addition, we’d love to have a moment of your time in answering three short questions.

All the Best,

The C100 Team

EVENT REMINDER – DECEMBER 9

There are enough Canadians abroad to constitute an 11th province.  This impressive talent pool consisting of entrepreneurs, educators, humanitarians and more, often share a profound desire to to export Canadian values to the world. Join C100 for an open discussion about the role expats can play in Canada’s place in the world.

Register today to save your spot for an in-depth conversation with John Stackhouse.

WE’RE HIRING!

CANADIAN TECH NEWS

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

Looking to connect with some of the most promising Canadian entrepreneurial leaders?

C100 Members benefit from mentorship and investment, to participating in high-value Member-exclusive events, including  48Hrs in the Valley, and intimate gatherings (yes, even virtually!). A C100 Membership has also been a way to give back to Canada.

C100’s mission is to support, inspire, and connect the most promising Canadian entrepreneurial leaders through mentorship, investment, partnership, & talent. Apply to join as a member today! If you have any questions, our team is here to help.

Thank You to Our Partners

Foundational Partners

Corporate Partners

Lest We Forget | New Event Announcement (psst, Expats you’ll like this one!)

Another item we received yesterday from another one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.


Wednesday 11.11.2020

Hi Michael,

Mark your calendar, we have an exciting event coming up on December 9th! Keep reading to find out more and save your spot!

In addition, we’d love to have a moment of your time. The strength of the C100 Community comes from you. While we are excited for what 2021 has in store for the C100, it doesn’t matter what we think. It matters what you think! From what arrives in your inbox, to how you connect with fellow Canadian leaders, we want to hear from you.

We’d greatly appreciate your time in answering three short questionsThat’s right. Only three questions. Your insight helps us grow this wonderful community!

All the Best,

The C100 Team

UPCOMING EVENTS

There are enough Canadians abroad to constitute an 11th province.  This impressive talent pool consisting of entrepreneurs, educators, humanitarians and more, often share a profound desire to to export Canadian values to the world. Join C100 for an open discussion about the role expats can play in Canada’s place in the world.

Register today to save your spot for an in-depth conversation with John Stackhouse.

IN THE NEWS

🙏 Today, and every day, we remember the lives and legacy those who served and sacrificed for our freedom. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #25 held socially-distanced Remembrance Day Services in the Bay Area and Los Angeles, which has been made available for online viewing here.

🤝 Montreal-based Lightspeed POS Inc. has purchased US cloud-based commerce bubsiness ShopKeep for $440M US. Lightspeed’s Founder & CEO, and C100 Charter Member, Dax Dasilva shares his insights with BNN Bloomberg.

📢 Karan Mehandru, C100 Charter Member, has started a new chapter as the Managing Director and Head of VC at Steadfast Financial after spending 10 years as a GP with Trinity Ventures. You can read Karan’s thoughtful Medium piece on this announcement here.

📡 It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s SpaceX’s Starlink low Earth orbit satellite constellation! After winning regulatory approval in Canada, SpaceX will soon offer Starlink broadband services in Canada with public beta invitations expected to be sent out this week.

🌐 Through the $1.75 billion universal broadband fund, Canada is on track 98% of Canadians to High Speed Internet by 2026.

🎉 Two valued members of the C100 Community were honoured as a part of this year’s Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. Congratulations Andrew D’Souza, Co-Founder & CEO of Clearbanc, and Rohan Mahimker, Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Prodigy Education!

🇨🇦 Alberta has launched the first of two new immigration streams aimed at promoting entrepreneurship and tech startup ventures in the province.  Recent international graduates from Alberta’s universities and colleges can now apply for the International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream (IGEIS) and the second stream is set to launch in January.

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

Looking to connect with some of the most promising Canadian entrepreneurial leaders? From mentorship and investment, to participating in high-value events like 48Hrs in the Valley and intimate gatherings (yes, even virtually!), C100 is here to support you.

C100’s mission is to support, inspire, and connect the most promising Canadian entrepreneurial leaders through mentorship, investment, partnership, & talent. Apply today using the link below! If you have any questions, our team is here to help!

Thank You to Our Partners

Foundational Partners

Corporate Partners

Missed 48Hrs in the Valley? We’ve got you covered!

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


Wednesday 10.21.2020

– John Stackhouse‘s latest op-ed for the Globe and Mail, highlighting the strength of the 2MM+ Canadian expat community, also explored in his new book Planet Canada: How Our Expats Are Shaping the Future 

Hi Michael,

It’s been a minute since we’ve said hello in your inbox! We thought it was about time to break the ice and share with you some exciting things happening in the C100 community. In this newsletter, we’ll be covering some highlights from our signature 48Hrs in the Valley event (but make it virtual because, well, 2020 right?) and news in the C100 community.

Stay tuned for programming announcements for the rest of the year and 2021, and if you aren’t already 😉, join today to be a member to access other member-exclusive opportunities by clicking here.

All the best,

The C100 Team

48HRS IN THE VALLEY HIGHLIGHTS

This year, we had nearly 250 C100 Charter Members, Members, and Partners join our 2020 cohort from all corners of the globe including Hong Kong, London, UK, Toronto, Whitehorse, the Bay Area, Montreal & more!

As we shifted in-person programming online, we send a heartfelt thank you to everyone who attended, participated and supported this year’s 48Hrs In the Valley (virtual) program. If you happened to miss this year’s event, here are some highlights (and requested C100 Canadiana playlist!).

FEATURED SPEAKERS

  • Harley Finkelstein, President at Shopify, answered questions from this year’s cohort

  • Jonathan Ehrlich, Partner at Foundation Capital, spoke on debunking prevailing “Silicon Valley Wisdom” and the importance of thinking big

  • Patrick Pichette, Chairman of the Board at Twitter & Oleg Rogynskyy, Founder & CEO of People.ai spoke on building your leadership team and the importance of thinking of diversity and inclusion in the early stages.

  • Patrick Spence, CEO at Sonos & Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, Founder & Chairman at the BoardList touched on the critical task of cultivating company culture.

  • Chris Albinson Anthony Lee, C100 Co-Founders reflected on the successes of the past 10 years and challenged our cohort of founders to be the next Canadian leaders to elevate Canada.

THIS YEAR’S COHORT

Didn’t get a chance to see this year’s cohort? Read more about them in our latest post and why it was important to gather virtually for this year’s 48Hrs in the Valley, amidst a global pandemic. ​

IN THE NEWS

🎉   Congratulations to Toronto-based fintech company Clearbanc for hiring Silicon Valley JP Morgan Veteran & C100 Charter Member, Curt Sigfstead, as CFO. We’re thrilled to see our friends and valued members of the C100 community team up to accelerate Clearbanc’s mission!

📖 John Stackhouse, SVP Office of the CEO at RBC, has released his latest book, Planet Canada: How Our Expats Are Shaping the Future & wrote a call-to-arms op-ed  in the Globe and Mail on how Canada can (and should) tap into it’s valuable community of 2MM+ Canadians overseas.

🛎️ Pivotree, tech services company based in Toronto that manages e-commerce operations for medium to large companies, company led by C100 Member Bill Di Nardohas nearly doubled the size of its IPO in response to red-hot remains from institutional investors.

🦄 Toronto-based fintech Wealthsimple has updated its status to: Unicorn. Congratulations to 48Hrs ‘15 alumnus Michael Katchen and team on closing their latest round of US$87 million from TVC, earning it a valuation at more than US$1 billion.

🏆  Congratulations to Dr. Ossama Hassanein, Chairman of Rising Tide VC, on being awarded the 2020 Drucker Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the Drucker Institute in Seoul, South Korea!

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

Looking to connect with some of the most promising Canadian entrepreneurial leaders? From mentorship and investment, to participating in high-value events like 48Hrs in the Valley and intimate gatherings (yes, even virtually!), C100 is here to support you.

C100’s mission is to support, inspire, and connect the most promising Canadian entrepreneurial leaders through mentorship, investment, partnership, & talent. Apply today using the link below! If you have any questions, our team is here to help!

Thank You to Our Partners

Foundational Partners

Corporate Partners

48Hrs has Gone Virtual! Join as a Member to Tune In Oct 6-7

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


Upcoming C100 Virtual Events

48Hrs in the Valley 

October 6-7, 2020

We’re excited to be hosting this year’s 48Hrs in the Valley virtually and look forward to welcoming members, partners and 48Hrs alumni founders to join us in supporting the 26 companies selected for our 2020 cohort. We hope you will  get to know them better over the course of the next month through our “Meet the Founders” campaign.

This event is open to all members, partners and 48Hrs Alumni. If you are interested in joining us, please consider joining as a member. Learn more about C100 membership here.

If you are interested in supporting any of these founders through mentorship, venture guidance, or thought leadership, please fill out the interest form below and our team will be in touch to find ways to work together.

Become a Member & Make an Impact

C100’s mission is to support, inspire, and connect the most promising Canadian entrepreneurial leaders through mentorship, investment, partnership, and talent.

Our members form the preeminent, global community of visionary Canadian entreprenenurs, operators and investors. Each brings something rich and unique to our ecosystem and fuels C100’s role in supporting global Canadians as they build high-impact careers and remarkable organizations. 

Play a more active role the C100 ecosystem and benefit from opportunities for personal and professional development. Consider supporting C100’s mission as a member.

Community News & Events

Techstars Toronto Demo Day Live

September 3, 2020

Techstars Toronto is graduating its 3rd class of startups on September 3rd.  Following on the successes of the first two classes which featured companies such as Cinchy, Senso, Inkblot, Korapay, Doorr, Flow.ai and many more, Techstars Toronto is pleased to invite you to meet 10 incredible companies from across Canada and around the world, all of who will now call Toronto home.

Thank You to Our Partners

Foundational Partners

Corporate Partners

48Hrs in the Valley ‘Meet the Founders’ Series Starts Today | Become A Member of C100

An item from a fellow Canadian organization in the Bay Area.


48Hrs in the Valley: “Meet the Founders” Series

We have launched a new series in connection with our 2020 48Hrs in the Valley program called “Meet the Founders”. Beginning this week, we are featuring the 26 founders participating in our flagship program for early-stage entrepreneurs. Follow C100 on Twitter to meet each of the founders, from Whitehorse to Toronto, Hong Kong to NYC.

We look forward to introducing them to you over the coming weeks through this social media series. If you are interested in supporting any of the founders featured, please send us a note at connect@thec100.org.

Upcoming C100 Virtual Events

[C100 Member Exclusive]  Healthcare Virtual Roundtable

Tuesday, August 25 @ 4pm PT/ 7pm ET 

Join Travis Murdoch, a physician and Investment Director at Softbank Investment Advisors,  EC Caley, Co-founder and Co-CEO of Poppy, a startup focused on genomics and infectious disease, and Rich Osborn, Managing Partner at Telus Ventures to discuss disruption in Healthcare, the evolving ways Health-tech companies will access their customers and partners, the increasing role of value-based care, and non-traditional entrants into this space.

We hope you will join us for a spirited discussion. We plan to convene as a group and then split everyone into small groups, moderated by the discussion leaders below, with the ability for attendees to upvote and choose discussion topics.

Become a Member & Make an Impact

C100’s mission is to support, inspire, and connect the most promising Canadian entrepreneurial leaders through mentorship, investment, partnership, and talent.

Our members form the preeminent, global community of visionary Canadian entreprenenurs, operators and investors. Each brings something rich and unique to our ecosystem and fuels C100’s role in supporting global Canadians as they build high-impact careers and remarkable organizations. 

Play a more active role the C100 ecosystem and benefit from opportunities for personal and professional development. Consider supporting C100’s mission as a member.

Thank You to Our Partners

Foundational Partners

Corporate Partners