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November 16, 2018/ Ryerson University - Toronto , ON

Talent to Talent Conference 2018

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


Parimal Nathwani

Vice-President, MaRS Innovation


Vice-President of Talent and Venture program at MaRS Discovery District


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

Industry and Start Up


Technology Evangelist IBM Cloud /Watson Al/ML Block Chain IBM Canada

Reneta Johanson

Founder I CEO Inttradia Inc

Randall S. Becker

Speaker, author, and CEO of Nexbridge Inc



Patent and Trademark Lawyer with Bereskin & Parr, LLP

Mr. Sean Conway

Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson University

Rebecca Tran

Business Development Manager at Ontario Center of Excellence

Government/ economic

Micheal Parsa

Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation & Trade (Small Business)

Katie Robinson

Regional Manager of Business Markets at RBC

John Jackson

Deputy Director of NSERC Ontario Region
One Day Conference
Friday NOVEMBER 16, 2018
NSERC Talent Summit (by invitation)

Workshops & Keynote Speakers

In our first sessions:

Opening Remark: “NSERC Talent Summit 2018” (By Invitation for participants)

John Jackson – Deputy Director of the Ontario Regional Office; NSERC


Workshop : “Innovation to Commercialization by OCE”

Speaker: Ms. Rebecca Tran


Panel Discussion: “Leverage an Idea to Market or Government funding”

Moderator: Rebecca Tran

Panelists: Gina Franky
John Jackson
Dr. Andrew Pasternak


Workshop: IRAP Presentation
Speaker: Gina Franky


Workshop : “RBC Wealth Management”

Speaker: Mr. Allen Mark

10:45-11:00am Coffee Break & Networking


Panel Discussion: “Collaboration Academic – Industry”

Moderator: Dr. Amir Azhari

Panelists: Dr. Cheryl Giblon
Aditya Pai
Nick Reid

11:30-11: 50 am Keynote Speaker: Dr. Usha Srinivasan- MaRS Discovery District

11:50-12:10pm Keynote Speaker: Parimal Nathwani- MaRS Innovation

12:15-12:45pm Lunch & Networking

Afternoon Session

Talent to Talent Conference 2018

In our Second Session:

Welcome to Talent to Talent Conference 2018 –
An enlightening afternoon which comprises of Special Keynote speakers, Panel Discussions and Workshops.

The sessions focus on empowering participants with the knowledge and skills needed to approach Venture Capitalist, funding agencies, Angel Investors, Business Branding and Industry experts.


Opening Remark: Welcome to “Talent to Talent Conference 2018

Randall S.Becker– Author & CEO of Nexbridge Inc.

Nasim Seifi – President of Canadian Society for Entrepreneurship and Innovation(CSEI)


Keynote Speaker: Sean Conway- Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson and Public Policy Advisor
Title: “ Your education, your employment, and your future: What Are The Prospects? “

1:30 -2:00pm
Panel Discussion: “Secret of Fundraising: Finding the Right Funding Model”

Moderator: David Bowden

Panelists: Dr.Nicola Urbani
Katie Robinson
Leslie Bone
Dr.Saeed Babaei


Workshop: “Hands on with Intellectual Property – Understanding what IP can mean for your Startup”
Speaker: Isi Clauder

2:30 – 2:45 pm Coffee Break & Networking


Panel Discussion: “Overcoming the Challenges of Business, Start-up, Industry & Academic”

Moderator: Reneta Johanson

Sarmad Ibrahim
Dr.Emad Nasrallah
Emeka Onuoha
Randall S.Becker

3:20-3:30 pm

Speaker: Devon Franklin “Navigating the Trade Ecosystem: New Portal Overcomes the Barriers for Businesses”

3:35-3:55 pm


Manpreet Kaur: Pitch Your Way to Success – The Perfect Recipe for a Winning Pitch


Title: “The State of Canada’s Entrepreneurial Economy”
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Rafik Loutfy – Director, Centre for Engineering, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

4:20- 4:40pm

Workshop: “The 5 Definitive steps to build your competitive edge in the Marketplace”

Speaker: Murali Murthy


Workshop: Beyond Basic Business Banking by RBC

Speakers: Katie Robinson, Manager Business Markets RBC
Sam H-Oshaghi, Business Account Manager RBC
Jane Song, Business Account Manager RBC

5:15-5:30 pm
Speaker: Reneta Johnson
Title: Disruption. Globalization. How to survive and thrive in the modern business world.

Keynote Speaker”: Mr. Michael Parsa
Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation & Trade (Small Business)

Speech Title: Ontario’s Open for Business

5:30-7:30pm Cocktail Reception & Networking

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Student Pass

$ 0-55
  • Coffee & Networking
  • 2 Workshops
  • Start- up Open Pitch Mic
  • Special discounts for Students
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Professional Pass

    3 Workshops
  • 5 Panel Discussions
  • Lunch & Keynote Speakers
  • Industry Networking with Speakers and Cocktail reception
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Industrial Networking Evening Pass

  • Lunch and Keynote Speakers
  • 5 Panel Discussions
  • Coctail reception & Keynote Speakers
  • Industry Networking with Speakers
  • Includes free morning Pass!!
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*Individuals will get a 40% discount if they belong to certain communities (e.g. CSEI,Ryerson university,Immigrant Community, Start-ups or Canadian 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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245 Church  Street, Toronto, On M5B1Z2