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Investor Zone


Tues, Sept 24
9:00 AM-4:00 PM


MaRS Centre

Auditorium, 101 College Street

The Investor Zone is a series of pre-scheduled and curated one-on-one meetings with Canadian and international top startups and growth companies paired with world-class investors. Investors will be scheduled in a 2 hour block to meet with a series of startup or high-growth companies for 20 minute meetings. 

Audience: Canadian and international investors interested in attending carefully curated  meetings with Canadian and international companies ranging from seed to series B.

Investor Zone Speakers

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Mon, Sept 23

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Tues, Sept 24


01:00pm - 02:00pm

In Conversation with Steve Jurvetson

Steve Jurvetson is an early-stage venture capitalist with a focus on founder-led, mission-driven companies at the cutting edge of disruptive technology and new industry formation. Steve was the early VC investor in SpaceX, Tesla, Planet, Memphis Meats, Hotmail, and the deep learning companies Mythic and Nervana. He also led founding investments in five companies that went public in successful IPOs and several others that became billion-dollar acquisitions. He currently serves on the boards of Tesla, SpaceX and D-Wave (the quantum computing company).nnIn 2017, Steve received the Visionary Award from SV Forum. In 2016, President Barack Obama appointed Steve as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship. Steve has also been honoured as one of “Tech's Best Venture Investors” by Forbes, and as the “Venture Capitalist of the Year” by Deloitte.


04:30pm - 07:30pm

Official Startup & Investor Zone Party

Espresso Capital and Scotiabank are pleased to invite you to join investors, founders, and friends of the industry at the Official Investor Zone & Startup Cocktail Party at Elevate Festival. This exclusive, invitation only event will be held on September 24 from 4:30pm-6:30pm at iQ Office Suites (150 King St. West, Toronto). Join us for networking over hors d’oeuvres, drinks and entertainment from DJ Bobby Love. For those who are attending or planning to attend A Conversation With Michelle Obama at Meridian Hall on the same evening, please note our cocktail party is a convenient 12 minute walk away. We invite you to join us for our event before making your way over to the Meridian Hall for 7:00pm. Kindly note that registration for this event is required. Email to register.

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Wed, Sept 25

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Thurs, Sept 26

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