Powered by the pages of Canadian businesss Fall 2022 issue, the “How I Made It” talk series. on October 12th will feature an exceptional line-up Speakers sharing their journey to success and thoughts on the future of entrepreneurship in Canada. In partnership with Microsoft Canada, Amazon Canada, Elle Cuisine and the Business Development Bank of Canada, we are proud to announce this inaugural event and a stage for timely addressing on topics such as e-commerce, brand development, product innovation, sustainability and culture in a dynamic Surroundings.
Guests can look forward to a full-day program at Microsoft Canada’s downtown Toronto headquarters. Think live Q&A, engaging breakout sessions, a networking mixer, and lunch overlooking one of the best views in town.
Here’s a closer look at our talented cohort:
Karen DanudjajaCo-founder and CEO, Blume
Danudjaja is a valued entrepreneur who saw a gap in the market and filled it with Blume – a superfood latte brand that offers versatile, organically formulated beverages for people at every stage of their wellness journey. Your fireside chat sets the tone for the event and explains how to build the right team for your business.
Sinead BovellModel, Futurist & AI and Future of Work expert
Bovell’s keynote fireside chat shares her journey from model to futurist, covering her steps to success and what she sees for the future of fashion in Canada. She will share touchstones from her experience in founding WAYE – an organization helping to prepare the next generation of business leaders for a world radically transformed by technology.
Chris BarryPresident, Microsoft Canada
As President of Microsoft Canada, Barry is responsible for leading a world-class team. He will take the stage to break down the five business trends to watch and talk about his passion for building meaningful and lasting relationships, building diverse and inclusive teams, and driving positive organizational outcomes.
Jenn HarperFounder, Cheekbone Beauty
Harper understands innovation. She has been making a name for herself in the beauty industry for a number of years but quickly gained popularity after appearing on the hit CBC show. The Dragon’s Lair. The founder of Cheekbone Beauty will talk about how to use values as product innovation in her presentation and Q&A.
Derrick FungFounder and CEO, Drop
Fung learned a lot about starting a business when we launched Drop – the rewards app that currently has over five million members and ranks in the top 3 app stores in both Canada and the US forbes The Top 30 Under 30 recipient brings along their top five tips for getting your business up and running.
Robin GoodfellowOwner of VELA, founder of Little Bones Beverage Company
Goodfellow has designed Toronto bars in addition to his own venues such as the Paradise Theater, Osteria Rialto, the Biltmore and Sara. He will share his experience and expertise in the reconstruction process.
Michael KatchenFounder and CEO, Wealthsimple
As the award-winning founder of fintech company Wealthsimple, Katchen has been called an “industry mover” by the US financial posta “change agent” of cband one of Toronto’s 50 Most Influential People living in toronto. Katchen will be our guest speaker at the closing dinner of the event with a discussion on how to scale your business in Canada.
Tickets for the How I Made It talk series are available now.
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