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Talent to Talent Conference 2017

This conference is a bridge between students, entrepreneurs, industry experts, successful start-ups, scientists, government funding agencies, venture capitalists and experts from Silicon Valley. The goal of this conference is to empower the sharing of talents and ideas between professionals and aspiring entrepreneurs. This conference will allow attendees to use their talents to learn how to solve real-world problems and find opportunities to build a successful future for their business.
 
We believe that:
         

” Your network is your net-worth “

Tim Sanders
 
So come share and build your network with a community of amazing and talented people!

Meet Our Speakers

Investors

DR. NICOLA Urbani

Investment Director at Emerillon Capital
(CAN)

DONALD STEINY

Member of Venture Capital; Visiting Scholar at Stanford University
(USA)

AMAR NIJJAR

Founder & CEO of R2
(CAN)

Government and Legal Experts

Dr Tibor Turi

Regional Director of Business Development at the Ontario Centres of Excellence
(CAN)

P. Sivaraj

Regional Director, Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME)
(CAN)

ISI CAULDER

Patent and Trademark Agent with Bereskin & Parr, LLP
(CAN)

NEIL PADGETT

Intellectual Property Lawyer with Rowand, LLP
(CAN)

DR ANDREW SINCLAIR

Regional Manager of the Ontario Office at NSERC (CAN)

Kazim Agha

Partner and patent agent at Ridout & Maybee LLP
(CAN)

Incubators

Tarek Sadek

Director of Entrepreneurship Education Programs Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship FEAS, Ryerson University

Dr Dan McGillivray

Distinguished Visiting Professor, Faculty of Engineering & Architectural Science, Ryerson University

Dr. Cheryl Giblon

Industry Liaison Manager, Innovation York, Office of Research Services at York University
(CAN)

Shane Flynn

Startup Services Lead at DMZ
(CAN)

RAJ LAL

Head of Igniters Group at Stanford University; CEO of ProUXReview Silicon Valley
(USA)

Dr. USHA SRINIVASAN

Vice-President of Venture program at MaRS :Leader of the Business Acceleration Program, Data Catalyst and Studio Y at MaRS
(CAN)

HASSAN SEYD

CEO of Birventure Incubator; Founder of idea Gist
(USA)

DR. RAFIK LOUTFY

Director - Centre for Engineering, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Ryerson University
(CAN)

CHRIS LIPP

Mentor at German Accelerator ; Top pitch coaches; Silicon Valley; Author of The Start-Up Pitch;
(USA)

DR. BRYAN D. KOIVISTO

Executive Director - Science Discovery Zone at Ryerson University
(CAN)

Industry and Startups

Ron Glozman

CEO of Knote.me

Kumar Erramilli

CTO of ACTO App

Shatha Qaqish-Clavering

Business Development Lead,
Xerox Research Centre of Canada
(CAN)

AMIN NIKDEL

CEO of InteliStop; Co-founder of SharpScholar; IoT Solution Entrepreneur
(CAN)

IRENE YANG

Head of Business Development at BASF Canada
(CAN)

Dr. BAIN CHIN

Dalton Pharma Services
Pharmaceutical Drug Industry Expert
(CAN)

SARMAD IBRAHIM

Technical Evangelist IBM
(CAN)
One Day Conference
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 16, 2017
Morning Session

Workshops & Keynote Speakers

In our first sessions:

We will be having 2 professional Workshops hosted by Industry leaders from Canada and the USA. These workshops will give our attendees a competitive advantage in the workplace and or towards their start-ups. We will finish the session off with a Start-up pitch open mic!

SCHEDULE

8:30AM – 9:15AM Coffee & Networking

9:15AM – 9:25AM Opening Ceremony

9:30AM – 10:15 AM UX (User Experience) within design and its value for  Start-ups  : Raj LAL Founder of Igniters at Stanford University

10:20AM – 11:05AM   The Start-Up Pitch A Proven Formula to win funding: Chris Lipp 

11:10AM – 11:30 PM Start-Up Open Pitch Mic

*this schedule is subject to  minor change

Afternoon Session

Panel Discussions

In our second session:

We will start with a great lunch & Special Keynote speaker. Then we will have 4-panel discussions that will focus on empowering participants with the knowledge and skills needed to approach Venture Capital, funding agencies in government, angel investors, and industry expert. Experts from all of these financial fields will be challenged with difficult questions and present their professional opinion.  

SCHEDULE

12:00PM -12:15PM Opening Ceremony

12:15PM – 1:00PM Lunch & Keynote Speaker: Chris Lipp

1:10PM – 1:50PM  Secrets of Fundraising /access to Venture Capital

  • (Dr. Tarek Sadek (M), Donald Steiny, Dr. Nicola Urbani, Dr. Usha Srinivasan, Mr. Amar Nijjar, Mr. Raj Lal)

2:00PM – 2:40PM   Financing Strategies for Founders : 

  • (Shane Flynn(M),  Kumar Erramilli, Amin Nikdel, Hassan Seyd, Olga Buchonina, Ron Glozman                       

2:40PM-3:00 PM  Coffee & Networking

3:00PM – 3:40 PM Leveraging R&D to Market:

  • (Dr. Bryan Koivisto (M) Dr. Tibor Turi, Dr. Shatha Qaqish-Clavering, Irene Yang, Dr. Cheryl Giblon, Sarmad Ibrahim) 

3:40 PM – 4: 15 PM  Leveraging an Idea with Government Funding  / Secure your  innovation

  • (Dr. Kazim Agha(M), Isi Caulder, Jason Cherniak, P.Sivaraj , Neil Padgett)

4:15 PM- 4:30PM   Coffee & Networking

Globalization of Innovation mixer (by invite):  Supported by NSERC

4:45 PM – 5:10 PM  Opening Remarks: Dr. Dan McGillivray: Innovation: From Idea to Income

5:15 PM -5:40 PM  Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Andrew Sinclair: Accessing Government Fund to Support R&D 

5:45PM-6:05 PM    Keynote Speaker: Dr. Rafik Loutfy 

6:05 PM – 6:15PM     Closing Remarks 

6:15PM – 7:30 PM   Industry Networking Mixer -Dinner

*this schedule is subject to  minor change

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SPECIAL NEW PRICES! THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SPONSORS TO MAKE THIS POSSIBLE!

Morning Pass (Ryerson Students & Ryerson Start-ups)

Morning Session (8:15am - 11:30am)
$FREE
    Coffee & Networking
    2 Workshops
    Start- up Open Pitch Mic
    $30 Full Prices
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Evening Pass (Ryerson Students & Ryerson Start-up)

Afternoon Session (11:45PM - 8:00PM)
$54.99
    Lunch and Keynote Speakers
    5 Panel Discussuons
    Dinner & Keynote Speakers
    Industry Networking with Speakers
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Industrial Networking Evening Pass

Afternoon Session (11:45PM - 8:00PM)
$99.99
    Lunch and Keynote Speakers
    5 Panel Discussuons
    Dinner & Keynote Speakers
    Industy Networking with Speakers
    Includes free morning Pass!!
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*Individuals will get a 12% discount if they belong to certain communities (e.g. CSEI, Start-up Canada Communities)
**Tickets are non-refundable but are transferable to individuals or organizations

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Multiple sponsorship packages available for corporations and individuals. Join us in developing the innovative leaders of tomorrow! Submit Exhibitor information and register for the booth space at the conference today.

Sponsorship Package

Find out how you can partner with us to cultivate top talent and build success stories through knowledge-building and networking with industry professionals

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Venue

George Vari Engineering and Computing Center, Sears Atrium, Third Floor
245 Church  Street, Toronto, On M5B1Z2