The Best of TechTO celebrates and amplifies the amazing accomplishments of the Toronto technology community. The event will be taking place on April 3, 2023 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm EST.
Since launch, 700+ founders have presented and 50,000+ people have attended TechTO all with the goal of learning something new and meeting someone new.
The Best of TechTO features alumni presenters and leaders in the city who have experienced tremendous growth and make us proud to be Torontonians. Stay tuned for speaker announcements!
The Best of TechTO is being held at The Rotman School of Management and will include the many staples of a regular TechTO, including mingling over drinks and food, demos & showcases and inspiring presentations. After the event attendees are welcome to move over to the TechTO afterparty which will be held nearby.
Tickets for this event are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Co-Founder & CEO of Super
Hussein Fazal is the Co-Founder and CEO of Super, leading the growth and strategy of the business. Under Hussein’s leadership, Super has become a trailblazer in mobile commerce across travel, retail, and fintech and a savings partner. Beginning as a hotels deal app with a team of two, Hussein has been the key driver in saving over 7M customers over $145M and 100k hours in shopping time through $1B in total sales on the Super platform. Hussein is no stranger to entrepreneurship and building successful tech companies. He previously co-founded AdParlor, a Facebook ad optimization company that generated over $100M in revenue and was successfully acquired in 2011. His accomplishments at Super and AdParlor have been recognized by EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year (Canadian Finalist). Hussein is a proud alumnus of the University of Waterloo, where he earned his degree in Computer Science. He continues to pave the path forward for UWaterloo students through Snapcommerce’s rigorous co-op program. Hussein is also a mentor with 500 Startups.
Founding Partner of Two Small Fish Ventures
Eva Lau is a respected entrepreneur-turned-investor and one of the few women leading a venture fund in Canada. As founding and general partner of Two Small Fish Ventures, she leverages her experience to help early-stage transformative tech companies achieve internet scale. Before launching TSFV Eva was a founding team member of Wattpad, one of Canada’s most successful tech companies. As head of the community and content for the storytelling platform, she helped the company scale from hundreds to tens of millions of users. Prior to Wattpad, she was director of product development of Brightspark Labs, a Toronto-based accelerator, where she mentored numerous local startups. Eva continues to offer her time and expertise to help other tech companies succeed and is involved with many incubators and accelerators. She also serves on the board of many startups as well as Volta, Upside Foundation, and Branksome Hall. Eva has a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business.
Co-founder & CEO of BenchSci
Liran Belenzon is co-founder and CEO at BenchSci. After achieving his commerce and law degrees and selling his first startup in Israel, he immigrated to Canada to do his MBA at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. While at Rotman, he worked in the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL), where he met three Ph.D. students—all immigrants like him—who were working to discover how AI could solve the declining productivity of drug discovery. Together, they founded BenchSci in 2015 and launched the ASCEND platform in 2023. As CEO, Liran strives to inspire team members to be the best version of themselves and positively impact the world. Liran is a 2022 and 2021 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist and is passionate about using AI to exponentially increase the speed and quality of life-saving research.
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