Meet Our Speakers 2017

Investors

Dr. Nicola Urbani

Principal of CIC Capital, Venture Capitalist

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)

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. Cheryl Giblon

Industry Engagement 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 Talent and Venture program at MaRS Discovery District

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)

OLGA BUCHONINA

Founder and CEO of ActionSpot at Silicon Valley
(USA)

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)

SARMAD IBRAHIM

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