IEEE N3XT Toronto 2016

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1 October 2016 | MaRS | Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The name N3XT™ embodies the spirit of future technological development by using the root of the word “next,” and the numeral “3” to represent the three event pillars of ideas, innovation, and inspiration. By bringing together the technical entrepreneur community, this event will foster collaboration and innovation, as well as provide encouragement and skills building to entrepreneurs looking to make their mark.

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Speakers

Michael Hyatt

Dragon on CBC's Next Gen Den

Kamal Hassan

Founder and CEO of IncMind; Director of Founder Institute Toronto

Allan Tear

Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Betaspring

Rakesh Kumar

President and CEO, TCX Technology Connexions and Active IEEE Volunteer

Randi Sumner

Senior Director, Strategy & Entrepreneurship, IEEE

Sara Rehman

Co-Founder, Agora

Aneshia Y. Smith

Executive Director of the Aneshia Y. Smith Institute for Women and Girls

Jessica F. Winchester

Associate at Bookoff McAndrews PLLC

Stefan Palios

Founder of Ziversity

Rachel Zimmer & Bram Warshafsky

Co-Founders at 5Crowd

Helge Seetzen

CEO of TandemLaunch

Rani Yadav-Ranjan

Founder and Chief Executive of 4PIA, Inc. (People In Action)

Adnan Raza

Senior Business Strategy Consultant with Mackenzie Investments

Terry Wong

Principal / Committee Member EPIC

Melissa Marshall

Keynote Speaker

Scott Stirrett

Executive Director and Founder of Venture for Canada

Mohammad Asad Rehman Chaudhry

Executive Director, Soptimizer

Amy Balliett

Co-Founder & CEO of Killer Infographics

Akhil Sivanandan

Co-Founder of Green Story

Caitlin MacGregor

CEO & Co-founder of Plum

Samantha Snabes

Catalyst for re:3D

Ashar Baig

Director, Technology Planning and Strategy at Huawei Technologies

Brian Meece

Co-Founder of RocketHub

Derek Newton

Assistant VP, Innovation, Partnerships & Entrepreneurship The University of Toronto

Avery Francis

Senior Talent Manger, Rangle.io

Gerry Roston

CEO, Civionics, Inc., and Executive-in-Residence, TechTown Detroit

Silu Modi

Director of Innovation at Royal Bank of Canada

Sessions

Choose From Three Tracks
Track: The Founder Institute Workshop & Fundamentals of Startup
Track: Startup Inspiration
Track: The Bigger Picture

Deeper Dive Workshop with Melissa Marshall

Do you want to learn strategies to sell your next big technical idea to an investor? This workshop equips scientists, engineers, researchers, and technical professionals to sell their science to...
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Melissa Marshall

Post-Lunch Keynote: Crowd Funding Fuels Big Change

Designed for startups looking to raise funding, feedback, and awareness; this session examines how to leverage the power of crowdfunding to launch or grow new endeavors.
Brian Meece

Founder Institute Pitch Bootcamp: Elevator Pitch Workshop

If you have a strong idea that could be pitched more clearly, then join us for the Founder Institute Startup Pitch Bootcamp. In just two hours, this intensive workshop will...
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Rani Yadav-Ranjan
Rakesh Kumar
Kamal Hassan

Founder Institute Speed Pitching & Judging

If you have a strong idea that could be pitched more clearly, then join us for the Founder Institute Startup Pitch Bootcamp. In just two hours, this intensive workshop will...
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Brian Meece
Sara Rehman
Michael Hyatt

Capstone Keynote with Michael Hyatt – Toronto 2016

Michael Hyatt became a self-made millionaire when he was just 25 and built two highly successful tech firm valued in the hundreds of millions. Today, he ranks as one of...
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Michael Hyatt

From Invention to Mass Market: Tips for Technology Entrepreneurs

Helge Seetzen has founded, funded and nurtured tech‎nology startups that have resulted in over 200M consumer electronics devices built around his technologies. This retelling charts his journey from student inventor,...
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Helge Seetzen

The 7 Essentials to Successful Solo-Preneurship (Toronto 2016)

The participants will learn the seven essential practices to being a successful solo-preneur, an entrepreneur who works primarily without employees. The presenter developed these seven essentials based on her twelve years...
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Aneshia Y. Smith

5Crowd Unplugged – The Inside Scoop Behind Our Journey

We’re a revenue-funded startup working with F500 companies, with freelance professionals in over 150 cities around the world – and we’d like to share a series of short stories and...
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Rachel Zimmer & Bram Warshafsky

Post-Lunch Keynote: Crowd Funding Fuels Big Change

Designed for startups looking to raise funding, feedback, and awareness; this session examines how to leverage the power of crowdfunding to launch or grow new endeavors.
Brian Meece

Growing Your Brand Using the Power of Visual Communication

From Facebook to Instagram, SnapChat to Buzzfeed and more, today’s consumers already speak a visual language as part of their daily lives and brands need to catch up. The best...
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Amy Balliett

Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

This session will focus on the entrepreneurship ecosystem as a whole. The session will address the roadblocks, as well some reasons of the limbo from the perspective of a new...
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Ashar Baig
Akhil Sivanandan
Mohammad Asad Rehman Chaudhry
Adnan Raza

Founder Institute Speed Pitching & Judging

If you have a strong idea that could be pitched more clearly, then join us for the Founder Institute Startup Pitch Bootcamp. In just two hours, this intensive workshop will...
Read More
Brian Meece
Sara Rehman
Michael Hyatt

Capstone Keynote with Michael Hyatt – Toronto 2016

Michael Hyatt became a self-made millionaire when he was just 25 and built two highly successful tech firm valued in the hundreds of millions. Today, he ranks as one of...
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Michael Hyatt

Scaling Your Culture With People

When you’re growing quickly, you need to hire a lot of high quality people in a short period of time; they also have to gel with your corporate culture and...
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Avery Francis
Caitlin MacGregor
Scott Stirrett
Stefan Palios

Making Your Company Attractive for an Acquisition/Investment From an IP Perspective

Often companies, especially startups, seek investment capital through mergers, acquisitions, and/or equity investments.  Companies may increase their attractiveness to potential investors by developing and implementing a strategic patent filing plan...
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Jessica F. Winchester

Starting a Company – What Does Policy Have to Do with That

Special thanks to the IEEE-USA for your leadership in the field of robotics and support for IEEE Entrepreneurship Activity within your organization! You may have the most innovative idea that...
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Terry Wong

Post-Lunch Keynote: Crowd Funding Fuels Big Change

Designed for startups looking to raise funding, feedback, and awareness; this session examines how to leverage the power of crowdfunding to launch or grow new endeavors.
Brian Meece

Innovation: The Key to Entrepreneurial Success

Creativity serves as the backbone for most startup companies. It all begins with an idea but, bringing a cutting-edge solution to the table can help give your product or company...
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Silu Modi
Derek Newton
Rani Yadav-Ranjan

Panel: What Can Every Entrepreneur Learn from Robots?

Special thanks to the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society for your leadership in the field of robotics and support for IEEE Entrepreneurship Activity within your organization as well as IEEE...
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Gerry Roston
Samantha Snabes

Founder Institute Speed Pitching & Judging

If you have a strong idea that could be pitched more clearly, then join us for the Founder Institute Startup Pitch Bootcamp. In just two hours, this intensive workshop will...
Read More
Brian Meece
Sara Rehman
Michael Hyatt

Capstone Keynote with Michael Hyatt – Toronto 2016

Michael Hyatt became a self-made millionaire when he was just 25 and built two highly successful tech firm valued in the hundreds of millions. Today, he ranks as one of...
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Michael Hyatt
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MaRS works with an extensive network of partners to help entrepreneurs launch and grow the innovative companies that are building our future. Our vision is bold; our mission is more important than ever before.

Accommodations

Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre

30 Carlton Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 2E9 Canada

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Not a Canadian citizen? Please check the following link to be sure you apply for the proper documentation to enter the country: http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/noncan-eng.html

 

Rosh Hashanah Observance

IEEE N3XT is the day prior to Rosh Hashanah. For attendees who wish to celebrate and observe on 2 October, we provide the following information:

The nearest Synagogue is Congregation Rodfei Sholom Anshei Kiev (“The Kiever”) Synagogue, an 11 minute drive from the MaRS Discovery District. Tickets are required to attend services. Details will be available on the Synagogue website a month or more prior to the holidays.  

Congregation Rodfei Sholom Anshei Kiev (“The Kiever”)
25 Bellevue Avenue
Toronto ON  M5T 2N5
www.kievershul.com
416 593 9702
thekiever@kievershul.com

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