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One Day Conference
Morning Session

Workshops & Keynote Speakers

In our first sessions:

We will be having 2 professional Workshops hosted by Industry leaders from Silicon Valley. 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!


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

 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.  


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, 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