Terry Jones

Founder | Travelocity.com
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Founder of Travelocity.com, Founding Chairman Kayak.com and Chairman of Wayblazer.com.

This isn't just a conference, it's a community. People are engaged; the space is creative; the talks are inspiring and diverse; and the supporting team is phenomenal from the leaders to the volunteers.
- Jana Eggers, 2014 Speaker

Rana el Kaliouby

Chief Strategy and Science Officer and Co-founder | Affectiva
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Rana el Kaliouby, Ph.D., is the Chief Science Officer and Co-founder of Affectiva, the leading experts in consumer emotion analytics and insights.

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Manjit Minhas

 Co-founder and Co-owner | Minhas Breweries and Distillery
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34-year-old Manjit Minhas is the co-founder and co-owner of Minhas Breweries and Distillery and a Dragon on Dragon's Den.

David Lawee

Partner | Google Capital
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Previously, David was Google’s Vice President of Corporate Development, managing the company's acquisitions and investments.
What an experience to be mixing for two days with amazingly bright, young men and women who are determined to change the world.
- Dr. Colin Harrison, 2014 Speaker

Peter Yared

CTO | Sapho
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Peter Yared is the CTO of Sapho.

David Segal

Co-Founder | DAVIDsTEA
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David Segal is the co-founder of DAVIDsTEA, a Canadian-based specialty tea retailer with over 150 stores in both Canada and the USA.

Ben Einstein

Managing Director | Bolt
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Ben Einstein is an experienced product designer and investor.

Sean Ellis

CEO | GrowthHackers.com
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Sean Ellis is the CEO of GrowthHackers.com and Qualaroo.

Camille Fournier

CTO | Rent the Runway
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Camille Fournier is the CTO of Rent the Runway, where she and her team of 60 (and growing!) engineers are building the world's first rental platform for luxury goods.

Leah Hunter

Writer | Fast Company, Business Punk Magazine, and "The Future"
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A journalist who covers the human side of emerging tech, Leah co-created the Design of Wearables series for California College of the Arts.

Greg Isenberg

CEO | 5by
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Greg builds remarkable digital products and does early stage seed investing.

Dylan Richard

CTO | Modest, Inc
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Dylan Richard is the full-bearded technologist who, as Director for Engineering, quietly led the 40 engineers of Obama for America's Technology team to victory in 2012.

Gilbert Rozon

President-Founder | Just for Laughs Group
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Gilbert Rozon is the founding president of the world’s largest comedy festival, the Just for Laughs Festival taking place in Montreal, created over 30 years ago.

Andrew Ackerman

Managing Director | Dreamit New York
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Andrew is recovering consultant turned serial entrepreneur, startup mentor and angel investor.

Rose Broome

Cofounder & CEO | HandUp
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Rose is the co-founder and CEO of HandUp, a crowdfunding website for homeless people and neighbors in need.

Dr. Jonathan Kanevsky

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Dr. Jonathan Kanevsky graduated with top honors from McGill University Faculty of Medicine and is now a resident in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at The McGill University Health Center.

Andy Nulman

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While young in spirit and snappy in dress, Andy Nulman has been creating and leading major media projects for over three decades.

Des Traynor

Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer | Intercom
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Des Traynor is the Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Intercom, and was previously a Co-Founder of Exceptional (now a part ofRackspace).

Austin Hill

Co-Founder | Blockstream
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Austin Hill is an entrepreneur and active investor.

Farrah Bostic

Founder & Head of Strategy | The Difference Engine LLC
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Farrah Bostic is the founder of The Difference Engine, a product strategy company devoted to helping companies transform customer intimacy and empathy into a business asset.

Carolyn Martin

President & CEO | Sponsor Energy Inc.
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With over 15 years of leadership and management experience in Alberta’s energy and technology sectors, Carolyn has had much success in bringing innovation to industries such as renewable energy technologies, emergency preparedness, and disaster notification.

Jana Eggers

CEO | Nara Logics
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Jana is CEO of Nara Logics (naralogics.com), a neuroscience-based artificial intelligence company focused on turning big data into smart actions.

Marc Gingras

CEO | Foko Inc.
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Marc is a Canadian entrepreneur and angel investor.

Mike Moyer

Managing Director | Lake Shark Ventures, LLC
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Mike Moyer is a career entrepreneur who has started companies, worked for startups, and held senior management positions at established businesses.

Fred Oru

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As COO of NUMA, Fred Oru has been at the forefront of building NUMA into one of the leading tech ecosystem hubs in Europe.

Harper Reed

CEO | Modest, Inc.
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Harper is an engineer who builds paradigm-shifting technology and leads others to do the same.

Krishna Gade

Head of Data Engineering | Pinterest
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Krishna is the Head of Data Engineering at Pinterest where his team mainly focuses on enabling data driven products and insights.

Shane Mac

CEO | Assist
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CEO & Co-Founder of Assist. Founded ask. Musician and Angel Investor.

Cathy Han

CEO | 42 Technologies
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Cathy is the CEO of 42 Technologies, a San Francisco based big data company.

Jonathan Lieberman

Head of Design | Operator
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Jonathan has a passion for solving complex customer problems by conceptualizing and designing minimal yet elegant interfaces.

Adeo Ressi

Founder & CEO | Founder Institute & TheFunded.com
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Adeo Ressi is the Founder & CEO of the Founder Institute, an entrepreneur training and startup launch program that has helped start over 1000 technology companies across 6 continents.

Mark MacLeod

Founder | SurePath Capital Partners
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Since 1999, Mark MacLeod has been helping fund, grow and exit venture-backed startups as either a CFO, advisor or VC.

Ian Hunter

CTO | Buzzstarter
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Ian is CTO of Buzzstarter, an alumnus of Y Combinator (S14).

Angela Tran Kingyens

Associate | Version One Ventures
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Angela is an associate at Version One Ventures, an early-stage fund investing in consumer Internet, SaaS and mobile entrepreneurs across North America.

John Stokes

Partner | Real Ventures
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John has more than 15 years of experience, both as a founder and an investor, in start-ups and growth companies.

VJ Anma

Co-founder and CEO | IdeaMarket
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Vj Anma is an entrepreneur who has been involved in creating several web application and mobile startups.

April Dunford

Startup Marketing Gal, Founder | Rocket Launch Marketing
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April has run marketing and sales at 6 different startups, 4 of which she took from less than $1M revenue through to successful exits.

Mitch Joel

President | Mirum
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When Google wants to explain innovation and marketing to the top brands in the world, they bring Mitch Joel to the Googleplex in Mountain View, California.

Damien Steel

Damien Steel | OMERS Ventures
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Damien is a Managing Director at OMERS Ventures, one of Canada’s largest and most active venture capital funds.

Justin Mares

Distribution team | 500 Startups
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Justin Mares is the co-author of Traction: A Startup Guide to Getting Customers, and the former Director of Revenue at Exceptional, a software company that Rackspace acquired for 8 figures in 2013.

Mychelle Mollot

CMO | Klipfolio
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Mychelle is an engineer, passionate marketer and the CMO of Klipfolio.

Zaki Mahomed

VP of Moonshots | Influitive
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Zaki is an addict; however, fortunately, his poison of choice is creating products and businesses people love to use.

Katie Forsyth

Head of Customer Experience | Foko
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With a passion for brand loyalty and culture, Katie builds strategic partnerships for success.

Elizabeth Yin

Partner | 500 Startups
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Elizabeth Yin is a partner at 500 Startups and runs the Mountain View accelerator.

LP Maurice

CEO & Co-founder | Busbud
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LP Maurice is the CEO & Co-founder of Busbud, an e-commerce startup focused on intercity bus travel that makes it easy to book bus tickets in 80+ countries.

Daniel Robichaud

Co-Founder | PasswordBox
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Dan is a serial entrepreneur and an angel investor. He sold his first company in 2006 to a Global Fortune 500®.

Martin-Luc Archambault

Mananing partner | MLA Ventures
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Martin-Luc Archambault is an accomplished serial entrepreneur with over 15 years of leadership experience in imagining, building and selling technology.

Nick Pinkston

Founder and CEO | Plethora
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Nick Pinkston is the founder and CEO of Plethora, building a new kind of factory to make manufacturing faster and more accessible for everyone.

Chris Shipley

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A leading technology analyst for more than 25 years, Chris is passionate about entrepreneurship as the driver of innovation, economic growth, and restorative sustainability.

Mark Organ

Founder and CEO | Influitive
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Mark Organ is the founder and CEO of Influitive, helping companies mobilize their advocates to produce massive increases in referral leads, reference calls, social media participation and more.

Alistair Croll

Founder | Solve for Interesting
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Alistair is an entrepreneur, author, and startup accelerator.

Mike Grandinetti

Managing Director | Startup Next Boston
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Mike has balanced several careers simultaneously, all centered around technology, entrepreneurship and innovation.

Matt Switzer

VP Corporate Development & Hootsuite Labs | Hootsuite
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Matt Switzer is Vice President Corporate Development at Hootsuite - the world’s most widely used social relationship platform with over 10 million users, including 744 of the Fortune 1000 companies.

Nicole LeBlanc

Associate Director, Strategic Investments & Partnerships | BDC Capital
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Ethan Song

CEO & Co-Founder | Frank & Oak
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Ethan has lived and worked around the world, taking inspiration from every city and culture along the way.

Harley Finkelstein

CPO | Shopify
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Harley is an entrepreneur, lawyer, and the Chief Platform Officer (CPO) at Shopify.

Tom Walsham

Director of Product | The Working Group
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Tom Walsham is an experienced product manager, marketing engineer, and analytics grand-master.

Crystal Richard - MC

Director of PR | Onboardly
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As Director of Public Relations at Onboardly, Crystal always has a great story to tell.

Nik Badminton - MC

Regional Director and Futurist | Freelancer.com (North America)
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Nik Badminton thinks about the future of work, the collaborative economy and technology-driven innovations.

Margaret Dawson - MC

Chief Marketing Badass | Rival IQ
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For more than 20 years, Margaret has held leadership roles with start-ups and Fortune 500 technology companies, including Microsoft and Amazon.com. Margaret has earned a strong reputation for building successful brands, products and teams.

Jamie O’Hara - MC

Founder | Grise Global Groupe
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Jamie O’Hara is an active investor in and advisor to early stage companies. Jamie founded Grise Global Groupe in 2010.

Julien Smith

Co-Founder and CEO | Breather
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Julien Smith is the CEO of Breather, an on-demand space company, as well as the New York Times bestselling author of three books.

Ian Jeffrey - MC

Vice President, Product Marketing | PasswordBox
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Ian is a native Montrealer, foodie, die hards Habs fan and Vice President of Product Marketing at PasswordBox, the most trusted online identity manager.