For more information and ticketing: https://ti.to/techtoronto/techto-january-15-2024
WHERE: OneEleven on the 4th Floor
ADDRESS: 325 Front St. W, Toronto, ON
WHEN: January 15th, 6PM - 9PM ET (Doors open at 6PM)
*Your ticket also gets you into the TechTO after party, which is located just down the street.
OneEleven is located minutes from Union Station with underground parking located at 315 Front S. W.
Success is not linear. Even the most dynamic leaders experience challenges and setbacks. However, in those experiences, there is much lesson and opportunity to redefine our strategies and TechTO showcases the complexities that make the journey all of what it is.
TechTO is curated to bring you inspirational stories where you can learn practical tips from leaders who have dreamed, struggled, and ultimately persevered. Our conversation with our guests typically reviews their career journey, the early days of their company, lessons from scaling and a few fun personal questions.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
- 2 inspiring presentations on lessons learned
- 1 panel discussions exploring the stories behind the success
- food and drink (included in your ticket price)
- 250+ community members
- TechTO's infamous After Party
6:00 pm — Doors open and networking
7:00 pm — Community open mic, speaker presentations, & Fireside chat
8:30 pm — Continued networking
9:00 pm — After Party
Ticket Policy: Tickets for this event are non-refundable and non-transferable.
General Partner & Co-Founder of BKR Capital
Isaac Olowolafe is the Co-founder & General Partner of BKR Capital, the first institutionally-backed Black-led venture firm in Canada. Before BKR, he was the General Partner of Dream Maker Ventures (DMV) that primarily focused on early-stage Canadian tech companies and invested in a number of regional success stories. Isaac is also an award-winning real estate entrepreneur, angel investor and philanthropist. He supports his community through collaborating with institutional partners on tech and education-related initiatives, and is is a Board Member of SickKids Foundation in Toronto. Through his love of sports, the division for his realty company, Dream Maker Developments, became the jersey sponsor for the Canadian Men’s and Women’s National Basketball Teams from from 2017 to 2020. Isaac received a Bachelor’s in Economics from the University of Toronto, and is the namesake for the Isaac Olowolafe Jr. Digital Media Experience Lab located within Toronto Metropolitan University’s Student Learning Centre.
Co-founder & CEO of Woveo
Jonah Chininga is the Co-founder and CEO of Woveo, a venture-backed fintech company that's revolutionizing community savings and credit systems through its cutting-edge community wallet. Accredited by the World Bank for his expertise in Alternative Financing, Jonah has spearheaded Woveo to notable achievements, including winning the prestigious Calgary Fintech Award.
Founder of Foresight Analytics
Nima Ashtari is a serial entrepreneur with a background in robotics, applied to the automotive industry. With over 10 years of experience in the auto industry working for companies like Honda, Magna and Tesla, Nima brings his experience in technology to the P&C Insurance space. Nima is a self-taught developer, a mechatronics engineer by education and a leader by practice. His first startup was in the field of after-market autonomous vehicles, X-Matik became the first private entity to test AVs on Ontario roads. Nima is now working on a connected insurance company revolutionizing the way auto insurance is assessed and losses prevented. He is interested in the intersection of AI, robotics and risk, and is motivated by solving big problems.
Co-Founder & CEO of MinervaA
Jennifer is the co-founder and CEO of Minerva, a RegTech platform that uses AI and automation to improve the efficiency and efficacy of Enhanced Due Diligence, Ongoing Monitoring, and open source searches. Her mission is to help financial institutions and regulators combat money laundering, fraud, and other financial crimes with innovative and scalable solutions. She has extensive experience in leading and delivering large-scale Anti-Money Laundering transformation projects, including operating model design, change management, strategy development, and regulatory remediation. She has also specialized in strategic communication counsel, web content, and editorial skills for various sectors and industries. She is a PMP certified project manager, a crisis communication expert, and a published author.
Co-Founder of TechTO & AngelList Canadian Partner
Co-Founder of TechTO & CEO at Venue.live