We are all aware of the power of disruptive technologies and business models. Small startups with limited resources are challenging industry leaders and leaving them with only one option - Innovate or Die. While disruptive models are threatening the incumbents, they are opening up endless possibilities for innovative entrepreneurs. In November 2016, Canadian entrepreneurs will gain an edge in the world of innovation and Disruptive Entrepreneurship. Join us for a day and half of immersion into the latest innovations and disruptive business models across multiple industries, delivered by the successful entrepreneurs and leading experts in the field.
TiECon Canada is TiE's flagship conference for entrepreneurs, SMEs, industry veterans, investors, and other members of the Canadian business community. Organized in partnership with Canadian sister chapters in Toronto and Vancouver, and global TiE chapters in Silicon Valley and Boston, TiECon Canada is the largest event of its kind in the region. It features industry leaders, technology gurus and investors from different sectors and all spheres of business. It will build directly on the success of the past TiECon Canada conferences that we held in Ottawa in years 2013, 2014, and 2015, each of which assembled more than 300 participants, and featured more than 50 speakers, dozens of investors, and over 25 partners.
TiECon Canada 2016 aims to help entrepreneurs - and their private and public partners - to appreciate and understand the power of Disruptive Entrepreneurship by providing:
Ottawa is historically recognized as a government town and Canadian high-tech centre. Like many ICT hubs around the world, Ottawa's booming technology sector suffered significant losses during the economic downturn. Following a challenging recovery, our resilient city is thriving once again as entrepreneurs launch new companies. TiECon Canada aims to fuel and accelerate this development. As a partner, you will play a pivotal role in helping us achieve this objective. TiECon Canada creates an opportunity to invest in the next generation of entrepreneurs and in our community. To explore TiECon Canada partnership opportunities, please contact Jasvinder Obhi at:ed (at) tieconcanada (dot) org
Who Will Claim TiECon Canada PitchFest 2016?
Hear Directly from Some of Canada's Most Promising Start-ups - and See Which Entrepreneur Will Rise to the Top on Friday, November 4, 2016!
PitchFest targeted Canadian companies seeking seed funding, expertise and business support to accelerate development and time to market. To be eligible, Pitch Fest applicants were required to:
We have assembled a seasoned panel of judges who will select the most promising firm!
Don't miss the opportunity to hear directly from some of Canada's most promising start-ups and see which entrepreneur will rise to the top and claim the 2016 PitchFest prize!
TiECon Canada extends an upfront special thanks to all start-ups that will submit applications to the competition.
The 2016 TiECon Canada conference will be hosted at the Brookstreet Hotel on November 3-4, 2016.
525 Legget Drive, Ottawa, ON, K2K 2W2
The modern Ottawa International Airport serves Canada's Capital with direct daily flights to over 30 North American and international destinations - and it is just a 30-minute drive from the Brookstreet Hotel.
Bharat has more 24 years of experience in collaborative research and development program management, business management and software development. As the Country Manager for India and Brazil at ISTPCanada, he was accountable for the management of the Canada-India and Canada-Brazil collaborative R&D funds. Prior to joining ISTPCanada, he was a Business Development Manager for Ottawa at the Ontario Centers of Excellence (OCE).
Rick is a partner of Thorington Corporation. Started in 1996, Thorington specializes in new company formation, co-founding new technology companies at the Seed Stage and staying with them through to the Startup Stage. As a founder in newly established companies, Thorington strengthens early business fundamentals, particularly in the areas of attracting venture capital, business planning, human resource recruiting, initial management, and financing assistance. Since 1996, he has supported 13 startups, nine of which were VC-backed, five from the point of founding.
Jasvinder has worked for both international and entrepreneurial companies (he has assisted over a dozen start-ups as a consultant) in advanced technologies over the last 25 years. His last venture, RocketOwl Inc., is an Ottawa based company that produces leading edge games for learning using social and mobile networks.
Manu is an Engineer by background, Technology Entrepreneur by choice, and Community Activist at heart. He has spent the last 15 years of his life building unique technology solutions, supporting young entrepreneurs, facilitating innovation relationships and developing niche talent advancement programs. Manu has a strong strategic interest in creating opportunities to empower individuals, organizations and communities to connect, communicate, collaborate and co-create.
Vineet is currently a Chief Operating Officer at Cistel Technology. Cistel provides a wide range of IT services and employs over 170 employees and associates in Canada and the US. Vineet is a Mechanical Engineer by training, but has spent last 23 years in the Information Technology space. At Nortel, Vineet worked in various roles as an individual contributor and as senior management and won several recognitions, including top-talent. Vineet joined Cistel as Vice President in 2001 with an entrepreneurial hat. The key guiding principles Vineet has adopted in his approach include wealth creation via steady sustainable growth, long-term stability of the business, and profitability.
David Hayes is an Ottawa based innovative and connected business executive. He has worked with Corel, Apple, Google and HP. He is also an entrepreneur as the founder of several successful companies including TBI, Green Water and OctaPoint Technology. As an executive, Hayes has managed global and domestic businesses in the pharmaceutical and technology markets. Hayes is involved in several philanthropic initiatives including raising funding for various Cancer societies.
Parm is a serial technology entrepreneur and has guided the growth and development of numerous start-up companies. He is currently the Managing Partner of the Gill Group, where he acts as a strategic advisor, mentor, investor, and developer of intellectual property portfolios for startups! He currently holds four patents - with numerous other patent applications in process, in various international jurisdictions. Parm is actively involved with the Angel Investment community as a Board Member and the Executive Director of the Capital Angel Network and Organizer of the Ottawa Venture Forum.
Heruka is currently a Senior Consultant in KPMGn's Assurance practice. He's very active in the local community and currently sits on the Executive team at Mindtrust, Ottawa's premier leadership development program for University students, and Product Hunt Ottawa, a hub that brings together a community of entrepreneurs, makers, and product hunters. He is also a member of the World Economic Forums' Global Shapers community. Having been a former delegate, Heruka is proud to represent One Young World as a Canadian Ambassador and is currently a member of the Local Organizing Committee for One Young World 2016 that is taking place in September in Ottawa, Canada.
Tuhin sits on the TiECon Canada Exec Committee since its inception in 2013. He is a leader, skilled networker, and a community giver. Having managed multiple Govt. R&D funds, micro-financing initiatives and currently overseeing global marketing operations for D-TA Systems; he is well positioned to contribute to the committee. Tuhin leads and sits on multiple non-profit boards and he is currently developing a certification program with Carleton in the defense sector.
Mitul is pursuing his B.Eng in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering with a minor in business at Carleton University. He is a Business development specialist with the Lead to Win Program at the Carleton University Incubator, where his role allows him to connect with various stakeholders forming key partnerships to help grow various start-up businesses. Previously, he served as the President of a student-run non-profit at Carleton University leading it to its most successful year to date. Mitul also sits on the Student Advisory Board at the co-op and Career office at Carleton and he sits on the membership advisory committee of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE).
Sonya is a communications executive with more than 15 years of experience in achieving business results through the delivery of integrated communications strategies for private, public and non-profit organizations. She served as Manager of Communications and Organizational Development for the 10G Organization of Optical Networks with Nortel Networks from 1999 to 2001, and as Director of Marketing Communications for CMC Microsystems from 2001 to 2008. Building on a decade of experience, Sonya launched her own Strategy and Communications company in April 2008.
Sanjeev is a Senior Oracle resource with over twenty (25) years of professional experience in the IT industry. He has an in depth knowledge of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), Oracle Tools, Standards, Frameworks and Methodologies as a Technical Project Leader, Application/Technical Architect, Database Administrator, and Developer. Sanjeev is the co-founder of TiE-Ottawa (The Indus Entrepreneur), a global network of entrepreneurs and professionals and also the past chair of ICCC-Ottawa (Indo Canada Chamber of Commerce) and past Treasurer of MUKUL Hindi School for children.
Mariam Zohouri is a well-traveled marketing enthusiast, humanist, English nerd and artist. Her experience as a marketing specialist has spanned across the Ottawa region, from building brands for companies in Kanata's vibrant tech hub with CENGN to larger-than-life event planning with Ottawa 2017. Her work has been published in business magazine Kanata Networker and award-winning arts & culture blog apt 613.
Claude Haw, P.Eng, ICD.D is President of Venture Coaches, a private consulting and investment company which he founded in 2000. He has been actively involved with more than 30 technology companies over the past three decades from start-up to acquisition and IPO and has more than 35 years of experience in a variety of technical, general management and venture investing roles in the technology sector.
For specific questions about TiECon Canada, please send an email to ed (at) tieottawa (dot) org or call (613) 316-2299
The TiECon Canada Steering Committee is always pleased to welcome new sponsors and partners to this entrepreneurial event! Please reference our Sponsorship Package for an overview of Platinum, Gold and Silver partner opportunities. For additional information, please contact Jas Obhi, Executive Director, TiE Ottawa, at:ed (at) tieottawa (dot) org
In addition to hearing from more than 50 speakers from the National Capital Region, across Canada and around the world, TiECon Canada participants will have the opportunity to meet these leading experts and draw directly on their experience in our new one-on-one mentorship session. Watch for additional details on this session coming soon.
TiECon Canada is pleased to provide an exclusive conference discount for all TiE members from Ottawa and other chapters around the world. To learn more about the many benefits of TiE membership, including a wealth of opportunities to connect with serial entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and angel investors, and acquire valuable guidance on business development and growth strategies, please visit: https://ottawa.tie.org/member-benefits.
TiE Members are entrepreneurs or aspiring entrepreneurs, professionals or students, interested in networking with mentors and industry veterans, in gaining knowledge about their field of interest, and in learning from the stories of successful entrepreneurs and business leaders. Membership is open to individuals of all backgrounds and experiences. Our current members hail from a diverse array of industries including: technology (including ICT), digital media, clean tech, manufacturing, healthcare, banking and finance, biotech, legal services, and hospitality - just to name a few. To become a member of TiE, please contact Dr. Jasvinder Obhi, Executive Director of TiE Ottawa at ed (at) tieottawa (dot) org or visit: https://ottawa.tie.org/member-benefits.
TiECon Canada is always seeking energetic and enthusiastic volunteers to contribute to the organization and conduct of our flagship entrepreneurial event. To explore volunteer opportunities, please contact Dr. Jasvinder Obhi, Executive Director of TiE Ottawa at ed (at) tieottawa (dot) org
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