On May 25th, ICUBE UTM’s emerging startups and research groups from UofT Mississauga will showcase their exciting innovations for a piece of $10k. This year we are honoured to partner with the RBC Innovation & Entrepreneurship Speaker Series to welcome Ian Carnevale, a UofT alum, who will share his startup’s $41M journey.
May 25, 2017
6:00 – 8:00pm
(Registration & Networking
begins at 5:00pm)
Blind Duck Pub
WHY: Because there’s awesome innovation happening at UofT Mississauga and you’ll want to say, “I met them when…”
(And there’s going to be amazing networking with delicious food and free drinks!)
There are no boundaries to innovation and entrepreneurship, all are welcome!
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Matthew Karabela, CEO
UofT Engineering Science
Mike Barcz, COO
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Samir Begic, CTO
University of Sarajevo Computer Science
UTM Geography and Marketing
Year Founded: 2015
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Conner Tidd, Co-Founder
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Year Founded: 2017
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Founders:Rayner Mendes, CEOUniversity of Western Ontario (Ivey Business school), dual degree: Honors Business Administration with a specialization in Entrepreneurship and Honors Bachelor of Science with a specialization in Quantum Mechanics.Grant Hu, Co-founder
University of Toronto, Computer Science
Team Members:Brandon Ro, Business Development
University of Western Ontario and University of Toronto, Honors Bachelor of Science and Masters of Management of Innovation, respectively.Shaina Mendes, Social Media MarketerSheridan College, Bachelors of Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing Management
Year Founded: 2016
UofT Mississauga Alum, Ian Carnevale has spent the past six years building education technology companies and is a Co-Founder and the Brand Director at Andela. Backed by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GV (Google Ventures) and Spark Capital, Andela has raised $41M in seed capital as it builds the next generation of global technology leaders. You can find out more about Ian and the RBC Speaker Series here.
- Brenda HoganBrenda HoganSenior Investment Manager at Ontario Capital Growth Corporation
Brenda M. Hogan is Senior Investment Manager with the Ontario Capital Growth Corporation (OCGC). OCGC manages the interest of the Government of Ontario in the $205 million Ontario Venture Capital Fund and the Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund, a $300 million fund of funds. OCGC manages and operates the Ontario Emerging Technologies Fund (OETF), a portfolio of 20 high-potential Ontario companies. Previously, Brenda was in corporate, business development, finance, and strategic investing with Bell Canada, Ernst & Young, the Business Development Bank of Canada, and a software start-up. Brenda sits on the Board of Women in Capital Markets, is on the executive of Canadian Women in Private Equity (CWPE), and is a founding member of the Royal Ontario Museum Young Patrons Circle (YPC). Brenda holds an MBA with a concentration in finance, is a graduate of the Rotman School of Business SME Board Effectiveness Program, and has received leadership training from the Ivey School of Business.
David builds and directs brand experience across digital and physical. He has an active background within the public sector, hackathon, automotive and sport lifestyle communities and leverage my cross-pollination of disciplines to deliver a memorable experience.
- Heather HinesHeather HinesDirector, Undergraduate Programs & Student Services
Heather Hines, a Quebec native, has degrees in history and education as well as a Masters in Educational Administration from McGill University. Her work has taken her to Japan, where she taught English for two years, as well as to post-secondary institutions both in Quebec and Ontario. Through her roles and over 15 years spent working in the university sector, Heather has been able to cultivate her strong interest in experiential education, student support and curriculum development and enhancement.
With the Department of Management since 2007, Heather successfully initiated PSDP (Professional Skills Development Program), a transcript notation program specifically tailored to the needs of Commerce and Management students. She more recently took on a one year Director role with the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, which gave her valuable insight into how other professional programs operate.
In addition to her work within the Department, Heather has served as a staff representative on Erindale College Council and University Affairs Board. She initiated and was the first chair of the Staff Experience Team (SET), a group devoted to staff networking and professional development opportunities. Heather has also been active outside of the University where she was a Board Member with the Mississauga Festival Youth Choir and serves on the Eco School Committee at a local high school.
- Ian CarnevaleIan CarnevaleCo-founder & Brand Director at Andela
Ian has spent the past six years building education technology companies. Prior to Andela, he co-founded two startups, LearnVille and Fora, which was accepted into Canadas top accelerator, Extreme Startups. At Fora, Ian connected over 800 students across Africa to online courses.
Ian is currently a mentor for Techstars, one of the top startup accelerators in the world, where he brings his immense experience leading technical and business teams and building digital products, including three Learning Management Systems.
Ian has a background in Computer Science and Digital Enterprise Management from the University of Toronto as well as Visual Design from Sheridan College. His passion for user experience coupled with his desire to help people succeed drives his vision of shaping the world through education.
Sanjay Singhal is the Canadian Venture Partner for 500 Startups and founder of Audiobooks.com
Sanjay is an entrepreneur and an investor. He joined 500 Startups to look at Canada and increasing their presence here.He co-founded and worked at three startups, and invested in over 20 more. Most recently Author's Republic, creating the first open, non-exclusive self-publishing portal for Audiobooks. If it works for ebooks, it should work for audiobooks!