Past Event

TechTO Together

The Patio Dinner

Arati Sharma  
Founding Partner at Backbone Angels
John Ruffolo
Founder & Managing Partner at Maverix Private Equity & Founder at OMERS Ventures
Zak Hemraj
Co-Founder & CEO of Loopio
Alex Norman
Co-Founder of TechTO & AngelList Canadian Partner
Jason Goldlist
Co-Founder of TechTO & CEO at Venue.live

TechTO IRL: The Patio Dinner

Aug 9

6:00pm EST

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What's It About?

We are back!

Together again. In real life. We could all use an evening out, safely.

The tech community showed unrivalled resilience, innovation and growth over the last year, and we want to come together to share, learn and connect again.

Join us at The Slip, located on Toronto's beautiful waterfront at the Harbourfront Centre. Simply one of the best patios in the City!

This is an outdoor patio dinner where our tech community can come together safely in-person. You will be seated at tables of 6 together with diverse Toronto technologists with differing interests and varying levels of experience but all with a shared goal: To help the Canadian tech community win together! We hope you'll use the opportunity to expand your network and help others with their goals, and we'll be providing some unique table-top exercises as part of the evening's programming to help make sure you leave with an expanded professional network. If you'd like to be seated with friends or colleagues, please purchase up to six tickets during checkout.

Every ticket includes your choice of dinner and one beverage (beer, ready made cocktails, or non-alcoholic). The menu of options will be posted in advance, and will include an option for vegetarian and vegan diets. You'll be able to add to your order on your own tab with no limits all night long, so please enjoy the evening and support our local restaurants!

Safety is our number one priority and to ensure everyone is safe we have changed up a few things while still bringing you the TechTO you love. Dinner and drinks will be brought to your table, so you won't need to get up. There will not be the traditional mingling to limit exposure. Programming will include knowledge sharing from Canadian tech leaders, but also small group exercises at your table. For your own safety, we strongly recommend that you be fully vaccinated before attending this dinner.

TechTO continues to provide the opportunity to meet people who can accelerate your career, learn information that can advance your company, and celebrate the achievements that make Toronto and Canada the best place in the world to start or grow a technology company.

Schedule

6:00 pm — Doors open! You'll be brought to your tables for dinner and drinks.

7:00 pm — Community open mic, speaker presentations, Q&A, and table-top exercises. Featuring special guests: Arati Sharma (Founding Partner at Backbone Angels), John Ruffolo (Founder & Managing Partner at Maverix Private Equity & Founder at OMERS Ventures), and Zak Hemraj (Co-Founder & CEO of Loopio.)

8:30 pm — Continued food and beverage service at your table.

Do you want to sponsor this event?

Deliver your message to 50,000 Canadian technologists inboxes and millions of impressions across social media, and meet with your target audience in-person at this event. Check out with a "Company Announcement" ($999) when purchasing your ticket, or email jared@TechTO.org for custom packages starting at $2,500.

Rain policy

The event venue is entirely outdoors, in the case of rain the event will be moved to September 20th.

Ticket policy

Tickets are non-refundable but can be transferred to an upcoming event as long as requested 48 hours before the event.  If you require financial assistance - we are here to help! Email info@techto.org for more details.

COVID-19 Protocols

TechTO will be adhering to all municipal, provincial and federal guidelines in relation to COVID-19 safety. All guests will be subject to a questionnaire and will be asked to participate in contact tracing on entry. You will be receive additional information by email in advance of the event. Masks will be required at all times unless eating or drinking. These protocols may change at any time before or during the event. If you are found to be in non-compliance for any reason during the event, you will be escorted out of the venue with no refunds. For your own safety, we strongly recommend that you be fully vaccinated before attending this dinner. Questions about our protocols or have feedback on how we can improve them? Don't hesitate to email us at info@techto.org, this is new for us too and we are taking the responsibility seriously and welcome your feedback.


Event Speakers

Arati Sharma  

Founding Partner at Backbone Angels

John Ruffolo

Founder & Managing Partner at Maverix Private Equity & Founder at OMERS Ventures

Zak Hemraj

Co-Founder & CEO of Loopio

Alex Norman

Co-Founder of TechTO & AngelList Canadian Partner

Jason Goldlist

Co-Founder of TechTO & CEO at Venue.live

Thank you to our partners

We’re grateful for the organizations that support our mission of growing and diversifying Canada's technology ecosystem.

TechTO IRL: The Patio Dinner

Aug 9

6:00pm EST

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