Meet Our Speakers 2017

Inverstors

DR. NICOLA URBANI
DR. NICOLA URBANI

Principal of CIC Capital, Venture Capitalist<br />

DONALD STEINY
DONALD STEINY

Member of Venture Capital; Visiting Scholar at Stanford University<br /> (USA)

AMAR NIJJAR
AMAR NIJJAR

Founder & CEO of R2<br /> (CAN)

Government and Legal Experts

JASON CHERNIAK
JASON CHERNIAK

Lawyer

DR TIBOR TURI
DR TIBOR TURI

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

P. SIVARAJ
P. SIVARAJ

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

NEIL PADGETT
NEIL PADGETT

Intellectual Property Lawyer with Rowand, LLP (CAN)

DR ANDREW SINCLAIR
DR ANDREW SINCLAIR

Regional Manager of the Ontario Office at NSERC (CAN)

KAZIM AGHA
KAZIM AGHA

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

Incubators

TAREK SADEK
TAREK SADEK

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

DR. CHERYL GIBLON
DR. CHERYL GIBLON

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

SHANE FLYNN
SHANE FLYNN

Startup Services Lead at DMZ (CAN)

RAJ LAL
RAJ LAL

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

DR. USHA SRINIVASAN
DR. USHA SRINIVASAN

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

HASSAN SEYD
HASSAN SEYD

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

DR. RAFIK LOUTFY
DR. RAFIK LOUTFY

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

CHRIS LIPP
CHRIS LIPP

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

DR. BRYAN D. KOIVISTO
DR. BRYAN D. KOIVISTO

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

OLGA BUCHONINA
OLGA BUCHONINA

Founder and CEO of ActionSpot at Silicon Valley (USA)

Industry and Startups

RON GLOZMAN
RON GLOZMAN

CEO of Knote.me

KUMAR ERRAMILLI
KUMAR ERRAMILLI

CTO of ACTO App

SHATHA QAQISH-CLAVERING
SHATHA QAQISH-CLAVERING

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

AMIN NIKDEL
AMIN NIKDEL

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

IRENE YANG
IRENE YANG

Head of Business Development at BASF Canada (CAN)

SARMAD IBRAHIM
SARMAD IBRAHIM

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