HardTech Summit

Canada’s premiere technology and innovation-focused summit supporting Hardware, Semiconductor, MedTech, AI, and Automobility

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What is HardTech Summit?


The HardTech Summit, in partnership with York Region, brings together global industry leaders, Canadian founders, investors, and innovators as we explore the necessary ingredients to build a strong, connected hardware and semiconductor ecosystem in Canada.

This two-day summit includes a jam-packed agenda featuring panel discussions, technical booth demos, and networking opportunities on the first day, followed by the HardTech Pitch Gala on the second day with our highly anticipated Pitch Competition, where companies compete for a chance to win $50,000 in combined cash prizes.

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HardTech Summit Day 1 - NOVEMBER 8: Register for FREE! Both hybrid and virtual tickets are available.

HardTech Summit Day 2 - NOVEMBER 9: Purchase your Pitch Competition Gala tickets today! Single and Table Tickets are available.

Join ventureLAB™ on November 8 & 9 at this year's HardTech Summit and first-ever Gala dinner with our highly anticipated Pitch Competition!

HardTech Summit 2023

900+

Attendees

25+

Exhibitors

50+

Speakers

30+

Partners

Panels and Schedule

Wednesday November 8, 2023
09:30 AM

09:30 -10:00 AM

Opening Remarks


10:30 AM


11:30 AM


01:00 PM


01:30 PM


02:00 PM


03:30 PM


Thursday November 9, 2023
05:00 PM

05:00 - 11:00 PM

Pitch Competition Gala

HardTech 2023 Speakers

Exhibitors

A Message From ventureLAB's CEO


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Sponsors and Community Partners

HardTech Summit was made possible thanks to the following sponsors, community partners and gala table partners:

Past Speakers

Gordon Chiu

Sr. Director, Software Engineering

Intel

Nizar Rida

Canada Country Manager

Marvell

Erin Bury

CEO

Willful

Phil Vokins

Director Channels, Alliances & Cloud

Intel

John Ruffolo

Founder & Managing Partner

Maverix Private Equity

Anita Balakrishnan

Reporter

The Logic

Alison Drader

Head of Corporate Canada

Google Cloud

Kirk Ouellette

VP of Corporate Strategy

STMicroelectronics

Chris Smith

Corporate VP, Platform Software

AMD

Colin Hung

Editor

Healthcare IT Today

Flavio Volpe

President of APMA

Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association

Peter Suma

Co-CEO

Applied Brain Research

Warren Ali

Senior Vice President of Innovation

Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association

Niraj Mathur

CEO

Blumind

Manjula Selvarajah

Journalist, Podcast Host and Tech Columnist

CBC News

David van Slingerland

CEO

Sterling Industries

Robin Orford

Lead, Venture Capital Partnerships

Google

Matthew Burns

Global Director, Technical Marketing

Samtec

Irene Galea

Business Reporter

Globe and Mail

Yuri Navarro

Managing Partner

Kanata Ventures

Shelley Kuipers

Co-Founder and Co-CEO

The51

Erik Saarenvirta

Data & AI Specialist

Google Cloud

Sagar Satish

Director of Engineering

Astera Labs Canada

Brent Roberts

VP of Life Sciences Strategy

Siemens Digital Industries

Gem Shoute

CEO

Zinite

Chris Cory

Sr Advisor, Capital Investment Program

ventureLAB

Denis Gaudreault

Country Manager

Intel Canada

John George

Sector Manager, Automotive & Mobility

Ontario Centre of Innovation

Gregory Ogorek

Partner

iGan Partners

Steve Hikida

VP of Compiler Engineering

Intel

Kazem Zandi

CEO

One Silicon Chip Photonics

Dr. Karolina Papera Valente

CEO & CSO

VoxCell BioInnovation

Bolis Ibrahim

CEO

Argentum Electronics

Nic Boileau

CEO

Ekidna

Colin Webster

Co-Founder

RiSC Capital

Huayi (Edward) Gao

Co-founder and CTO

VCycene

Julia Elvidge

Co-Founder

Chipworks

Alexandra Kutilin

Director of Operations

Daanaa

Robert Dennison

Director, Growth & Transition Capital

BDC

Mustafa Jaffer

Industrial Technology Advisor

National Research Council of Canada

Ashkan Beigi

CEO

Qoherent

Amirreza Amighi

CEO

Mazlite

Reece Hiland

Partner, Technology & Media

MNP

Paul Rivett

Advisor

ventureLAB

Nick Kepler

COO

Silicon Catalyst

Melissa Chee

CEO

ventureLAB

Sebastien Gendron

Co-Founder & CEO

TransPod

Cyrille Brando

Director Technology Partnerships

Bosch

Purvi Desai

VP Digital Health & CIO

Mackenzie Health

Niraj Mathur

Co-Founder

Blumind

Anita Balakrishnan

Reporter

The Logic

Arun Iyengar

CEO

Untether AI

Homeira Afshar

Research and Insight Analyst

Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN)

Avinash Persaud

VP, Hardware Catalyst Initiative

ventureLAB

Jarrod Hicks

Director, IP

Intellectual Property Ontario (IPON)

Ben Davies

CIO

Vector Institute of Artificial Intelligence

Estrella Frias

Head of Operations

Quatum Scale

David Van Slingerland

CEO

Sterling Industries

Cedric Canu

CCO and CFO

Digitho Technologies Inc.

Sabrina Sasaki

Principal & Country Manager

Monozukuri Ventures

Daniel McGuire

President and CEO

McGuire Aero Propulsion Solutions Inc.

Jim Gernatt

Americas Lead: Accelerators, Incubators & Innovation Ecosystems

Siemens Software

Alex Qi

CEO

Pontosense

Nizar Rida

VP Engineering & Canada Country manager

Marvell

Reshika Dhir

Partner

Bereskin & Parr LLP

Yuri Navarro

Managing Partner & Venture Advisor

Kanata Ventures & ventureLAB

Alicia Francis

CEO and Founder

Intensity Solutions

Douglas Soltys

Editor in Chief

BetaKit

Jane Gertner

Chief Growth Officer

ventureLAB

Alan Renaudin

Director, Business Development, Partnership and Marketing

C2MI (MiQro Innovation Collaborative Centre)

Nima Khadem Mohtaram

Medical Device Advisor & CEO

ventureLAB & Trillium Meditec Inc.

Raed Kadri

Head of OVIN

Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN)

Phil Vokins

Intel

Jim Laird

Director, Risk Management

Roynet Capital

Daniel Lajeunesse

VP, Micro-Mobility

Stronach International and ELVY Inc.

Jay Dawani

CEO and Co-Founder

Lemurian Labs

Josée Pharand

Director, IP Programs & Policies

ventureLAB

Aaron Rezaei

CEO

STIM CANADA

Jayiesh Singh

Co-Founder and CEO

Able Innovations

Mark Elias

CEO

Steadiwear Inc.

Catharine Hancharek

Co-Founder, COO, VP Partnerships

Hygienic Echo

Conner Tidd

Co-Founder and CEO

Just Vertical

Enzo Jia

CEO

Longan Vision Corp

Dr. Majid Janidarmian

CTO

Hygienic Echo Inc.

Kevin Conley

CEO

Applied Brain Research

Bobby Sagoo

President and CEO

Enertics

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