Candice Faktor has been an innovator and startup builder for her entire career. Now, as founder of Faktory Ventures, she has taken on the role of early stage investor and advisor, where she wants to play a part in helping Toronto startups with global ambition succeed.
Mike Serbinis is a serial entrepreneur who has founded companies in Silicon Valley and Toronto. His most recent endeavour, League, seeks to build a truly global company headquartered in Toronto.
Maayan Ziv is a photographer turned entrepreneur, working to solve the accessibility challenges she faces in everyday life. Now, she’s an advocate for tech accessibility through her company, AccessNow.
Mark Jaine is the CEO of Intelex, a position he grew into after bringing the company back from the brink of bankruptcy nearly 15 years ago. An immigrant to Canada, he’s now an advocate of Toronto tech.
Omar Dhalla is the SVP, Strategy and Solutions at Element AI, one of the world’s leading AI consultancies. He comes from a wealth of experience as a founder, VC, and tech community builder.
Aayaz Pira is the head of CIBC Digital, where he helps lead CIBC's transformation into a tech-first organization. He brings his consulting knowledge into that world, leveraging deep relationships from the burgeoning Toronto tech scene.
Alia Dedhar is the Innovation Team Lead at the Consulate General of Canada in New York City where she helps Canadian startups get access to NYC markets.
Jason Goldlist is the General Manager of Wealthsimple, one of Canada’s fastest growing tech companies, and founder of the popular TechToronto meetups.
Tom Emrich is a born-and-raised Canadian turned SF-dweller as a VC at Super Ventures, but his heart and mind continually look back on Toronto tech and our burgeoning wearables, AR, VR, and AI scene.
Alkarim Jivraj is the President and CEO of Espresso Capital, a growth capital provider for tech companies across Canada. He comes at tech from a finance angle, and brings that expertise to offer founder-friendly capital fueling Canadian tech growth.