Leen Li moved from China to grow a prosperous career in Canadian tech, currently as CFO of FinTech startup Wealthsimple. She’s passionate about bringing different perspectives to the table because diversity produces better results.
Nick van Weerdenburg is a classic example of someone destined to be in tech. From a young age, he was fascinated by computers. Now, van Weerdenburg runs one of the fastest growing tech companies in Toronto, Rangle.io.
Toronto tech veteran Michele Romanow started businesses like Buytopia, which built an app, Snapsaves, that was later acquired by Groupon. Now a co-founder of Clearbanc — a new financial solution for startups — she also keeps tabs on Canada’s rising startups as a Dragon on Dragons’ Den.
In politics her entire career, Michelle Holland wanted to make sure that government could one day be as proactive about innovation as the tech startup world.
Hamed Abbasi is the founder of Plooto Payments and comes from years of experience in the financial services industry. He’s a friendly guy with a lot of ideas, namely about how Toronto can, and should, dominate the FinTech world.
Originally from Mexico, Erika Kurczyn fell in love with Toronto, and decided to call Canada home. Now at BDC Capital, her role is focused on building the Canadian tech ecosystem.
Kerry Liu is from BC but is “much fonder” of Toronto than Vancouver. He’s now the founder of Rubikloud, a retail business intelligence software, headquartered in Toronto.
Elevate Toronto is looking for festival ambassadors to help spread the word about our non-profit event. If you’re connected to Toronto’s tech community, we want you to join the team!
Julia Kassam has spent her professional career going against the grain. Now she's advocating for Canada to unify around tech and innovation.
Bruce Croxon has seen a lot of Canada's tech world as Managing Partner of Round 13 Capital co-host of BNN's The Disruptors. Check out his innovation idea.