At Elevate, we unite the world’s innovators to solve society’s greatest challenges as Canadian leaders of change.
Our mission is to unite Canada’s innovators to solve society’s greatest challenges. We believe technology holds the incredible potential to transform the world for the better. Elevate connects global icons, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, corporate innovators, policymakers and students to help solve complex social problems.
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Founded in 2017 as a not-for-profit organization, Elevate produced its inaugural tech and innovation festival in under 90 days. Over 95 partners – community, corporate, investors, founders and government – came together to unite the brightest minds around the world looking to build a better future for society.
The Elevate Technology Festival became the world’s fastest-growing tech and innovation festival. In 2019, the third annual festival saw 30,000 guests, 350 speakers, and 150 partners, welcoming global icons like former first lady Michelle Obama, businesswoman Martha Stewart, Commander Chris Hadfield, VP Al Gore, and former Google CEO Eric Schmidt.
Lisa Zarzeczny |
CEO & Co-Founder of Elevate
When we came together with the Design Exchange in 2019, we cemented our vision as a non-profit organization at the intersection of technology, innovation, and social impact. Together, we operate 37,000 square feet of historic real estate in the heart of Toronto’s financial district to deliver social impact programs.