Michael Katchen

Co-founder & CEO

Michael Katchen is Co-Founder and CEO of Wealthsimple, a leading financial services innovator operating in Canada, the U.S., and the U.K.

Michael cares deeply about entrepreneurship, advancing innovation in Canada, and enabling everyone, regardless of age or net worth, access to the tools and services they need to achieve financial freedom. He is an active member of the Canadian Business Council, Rideau Hall Innovation Advisory Council, Ivey Entrepreneurship Council, and is on the Board of the SickKids Hospital Foundation, Koho and the Wealthsimple Foundation, an initiative that helps children from low-income families save for post-secondary education.

Michael has been called an Industry Mover by the Financial Post, a Change Agent by Canadian Business Magazine, and one of Toronto’s 50 most influential people by Toronto Life. Mr. Katchen has received the Entrepreneur of the Year award from Ernst & Young, Canadian Startup Awards, and Techvibes, as well as been named one of Canada’s “Top 40 Under 40”.

Schedule

Mon, Sept 23

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Tues, Sept 24

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Wed, Sept 25

10:15am

10:15am - 10:45am

Money

From Upstart to Incumbent with Michael Katchen of Wealthsimple in Conversation with Douglas Soltys of BetaKit

When Wealthsimple launched, it was dismissed by Canadian financial incumbents. Now, the company owns the majority of Canada's robo-advisor space, will plans to build a full stack financial service. Wealthsimple CEO Michael Katchen sits down for a fireside conversation to investigate the company's unique path to building a competitor to the financial incumbents in Canada.

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Thurs, Sept 26

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