Meet and connect with Canada's top business leaders in Vancouver

Join us for the inaugural Bet on Canada Summit in Vancouver, a one-day summit where some of the country’s top business leaders will:

  • Shine a light on the most important topics, trends, and tools for businesses in 2024.
  • Share practical advice on conquering timely business challenges.
  • Offer step-by-step actions business leaders can use immediately.

What to expect

We’re big on keeping things simple, to the point, and useful. Bet on Canada is about cutting out all the fluff and giving you insights and connections that will benefit you right away:

  • 15+ networking sessions, panels, mini-keynotes, and more to choose from where you’ll hear from Canada’s top business leaders.
  • You’ll walk away with at least 5 new ideas that you can apply concretely in your professional life, like how to build a high-performance team, use AI to do your job better, make the right financial decisions for your business in 2024, and much more.
  • Facilitated networking and relationship-building to ensure you leave with at least 5 valuable new connections.

Who should come

You should come to Bet On Canada if:

  • You’re a professional who wants the connections and insights to take your career to the next level.
  • You’re a business leader who wants to understand how to prepare for the economic climate we’re heading into.
  • You’re an operator who wants practical strategies and tactics for growing, hiring, and selling more.
  • You’re an entrepreneur who wants to learn how to raise capital from top VCs.
  • You’re an investor who wants to meet the next generation of Canadian business leaders.
The details
  • What day is itOctober 25, 2023
  • What time is it8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Where is itAnd-Co Offices
    1575 W Georgia St #200, Vancouver, BC V6G 2V3

“The connections I made at last year’s Bet on Canada Summit were a true level-up for my career. I formed as many valuable relationships in one day as I did the rest of the year.”

“I don’t know where else you’d go to learn from this number of high-calibre people. The speakers on Bet On Canada are at the top of their game. Learning from them was a massive value-add for my career.

“I’ve never been to a business event that packs this much concrete information and knowledge into one day. There was literally zero fluff, which was so refreshing.”


8:30 am - 9:00 am

Registration Opens + Coffee

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Welcome! & Wins and Woes via Partners



  • Katie Schiefer, Head of Community, The Peak
  • Joel Hanson, Head of Marketing, LOI Ventures
  • Mike Cascone, VP, Government Experience, Americas
  • Ryan Dass, Director of Member Experience, And-Co Offices

9:30 am - 9:55 am

Beyond Borders: DoorDash Finds Success in Canada

Fireside Chat


  • Brett Chang, Co-founder, The Peak
  • Shilpa Arora, General Manager, DoorDash Canada

9:55 am - 10:20 am

Guardians of the Earth: Cleantech Startups Fighting for a Better Future



  • Dhruv Sood, Co-founder and Co-CEO, Fresh Prep
  • Prishita Agarwal, CEO and Co-founder, Mosa
  • Jill Earthy, CEO, InBC

10:20 am - 10:45 am

5 (actually useful) Ways to Incorporate AI in Your Business



  • Sarah Bartnicka, Head of Content, The Peak
  • Edoardo De Martin, CEO and Founder, Industrio AI
  • Josh Gray, Co-founder and CEO, Artemis AI
  • Enrique Morán, Co-founder and CEO, Slate

10:45 am - 11:00 am


11:00 am - 11:25 am

(LOI Sponsored) 4 Venture Backed Gen Z Startups Taking Over Canada



  • Manny Padda, Co-founder and Managing Director, LOI Ventures
  • Maxwell Nicholson, Co-founder and CEO, Blossom Social
  • Anastasia Kiku, Co-founder and CEO, Reusables
  • Taran Ghatrora, Co-founder and CEO, Blume

11:25 am - 11:50 am

Risk, Realities and Rewards of Investing in Startups Today



  • Simran Kang, Co-founder and CEO, MyFo
  • Emily Davies, Principal, Linde Equity
  • Daniel Dubois, Co-founder of Key and Angel Investor
  • Maninder Dhaliwal, Managing Partner Starup Studio – Accelerator & Venture Fund
  • Matt Mickiewicz, Serial Entrepreneur and Passionate Investor

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


1:00 pm - 1:25 pm

(Xero Sponsored) Advancing the Conversation Around Women in Tech: Building an Angel Network.



  • Mike Cascone, Head of Government Experience, Xero Canada
  • Michelle Sinclair, Start-up Advisor, Philanthropist and Angel Investor

1:25 pm - 1:50 pm

Workforce 2.0: Navigating the Next Frontier



  • Simran Dhilion, CEO of FentaGone
  • Ilya Brotzky, Founder and CEO, VanHack
  • Karm Sumal, Co-founder and CEO, Daily Hive
  • Brianna Blaney, Co-Founder and CEO, Pocketed Grant Platform

1:50 pm - 2:15 pm

Behind the Scenes of the Non-alcoholic Beer Movement

Fireside Chat


  • Katie Schiefer, Head of Community, The Peak
  • Lane Matkovich, Co-founder, Nonny


2:15 pm - 2:40 pm

The Four Horsemen of Product GTM



  • Joel Hansen, Head of Marketing, LOI Ventures
  • Kaylee Astle, Founder and CEO, Blanka
  • Paige Sandher, Co-founder, CouchHaus
  • Julie Letizia, Co-founder, Benny
  • Lauren Bensadoun, Co-founder, Buzzd

2:40 pm - 3:00 pm


3:00 pm - 3:25 pm

From 0 -1, Wins and Woes of Startup Life Today



  • Michelle Sklar, Head of Venture Growth Strategy & Entrepreneur In Residence at entrepreneurship@UBC
  • Lauren Sudeyko, Founder, Seray
  • Mehrsa Raeiszadeh, Co-founder and COO, MintList
  • Trung Pham, Founder and CEO, RYSE
  • Shayna Rector Bleeker, Co-founder and VP, 7 Gen

3:25 pm - 3:50 pm

Content Creators are Corporate Canada's Ticket to Growth



  • Daniella Atkinson, Vancouver News Reporter
  • Josh Tryhane, Youtuber
  • Justin Tse, Content Creator, Entrepreneur, Student

3:50 pm - 4:15 pm

Life is a Game – Finding 'Your' Thing



  • Quinn Henderson, Senior Writer, The Peak
  • Jonathan Javier, Founder, Wonsulting
  • Anne Riesling, Cyclist and Content Creator
  • Neil Mitra, Founder and CEO, Mitra Biotechnologies

4:15 pm - 4:20 pm


4:20 pm - 7:00 pm


Taking place @ And-Co (DJ, food, signatures cocktail, and a photo booth–going to be a great time)

Meet some of our speakers

We will be announcing our full roster of speakers in the lead-up to the event.

Taran Ghatrora

Founder and CEO


Anastasia Kiku


Joel Hansen

Head of Marketing

LOI Venture

Maninder Dhaliwal

Managing Partner

Startup Studio - Accelerator & Venture Fund

Paige Sandher



Maxwell Nicholson

Founder & CEO

Blossom Social

Jonathan Javier

CEO & Co-Founder


Kaylee Astle

Founder and CEO


Manny Padda

Co-Founder and Managing Director

LOI Venture

Lauren Sudeyko



Neil Mitra

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Mitra Biotechnologies Inc.

Emily Davies


Linde Equity

Jill Earthy

Chief Executive Officer

InBC Investment Corp.

Josh Tryhane


Artistry Media Inc.

Shilpa Arora

General Manager

DoorDash Canada

Dhruv Sood

Co-Founder and Co-CEO

Fresh Prep

Prishita Agarwal

Co-Founder and CEO


Julie Letizia



Simran Kang

Founder and CEO


Josh Gray

Co-Founder and CEO


Matt Mickiewicz

Venture Partner

Day One Ventures

Mehrsa Raeizadeh


MintList Technologies Inc.

Daniella Atkinson

Vancouvers News Reporter

Anne Riesling


Riesling Consulting, Why She Rides, Why She Drives

Daniel Dubois


Entrepreneurs' Capital

Michelle Sklar

Head of Venture Growth and Exec Board Member

Entrepreneurship, UBC and Vancouver Entrepreneurs Forum

Enrique Moran

Co-Founder and CEO


Trung Pham



Lauren Burrows


BUZZD Nutrition

Edoardo De Martin


Industrio AI

Shayna Rector Bleeker

VP Strategic Partnerships


Simran Dhillon

Community Manager and CEO

League of Innovators and FentaGone

Justin Tse


Feature Media Inc.

Michelle Sinclair

Start-Up Advisor

Brianna Blaney

CEO and Co-Founder


Meet your people

Meet your future mentors, colleagues, sales prospects, hires, and—yes—friends that will help take your career to the next level.

Learn from the best

Hear from Canada's brightest minds in business, technology, and economics and get concrete insights you can apply to your job every day.

Generate leads

Have conversations with founders, investors, enterprise leaders, and key decision makers at some of Canada's top businesses that will spark deals, sales, and career opportunities.

Get exclusive perks and discounts

Access discounts and offers from Canada's most-used SaaS products. Whether it's finance, marketing, business development, we've got you covered.

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Early Bird$50

50 Early Bird tickets available.

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Advanced $100

Available from sell out of Early Bird - August 7th.

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General $150

Available from August 8th - October 12th.

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Last Call$215

Available from October 13th - November 2nd.

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Find a Summit near you

Bet On Canada Summit Calgary
October 23, 2023 - Calgary
Bet On Canada Summit Vancouver
October 25, 2023 - Vancouver
Bet On Canada Summit Toronto
November 2, 2023 - Toronto


Bet on Canada is a one day summit being hosted in Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary in the Fall of 2023. Bet on Canada was founded by The Peak, a daily newsletter that provides busy Canadian professionals with the news they need every morning. As daily reporters of the must-know business, tech, and other stories of the day, who better to identify need-to-know trends. Bet on Canada is where you connect Canada's top and emerging business leaders.

1) Say 'Heck Yes" to being a part of the Bet on Canada Summit Tour this year 2) Decide on a city (Toronto, Vancouver, or Calgary) 3) Scroll to the bottom of the Home page and click through to your chosen city 4) Follow the registration prompt 5) You will receive two confirmation emails. One confirming your purchase and another with some juicy details about the event you are attending 6) Mark your calendar! 7) Message if you have any issues

Once you purchase a ticket, that ticket is only valid for one city you purchased a ticket to. You may transfer the ticket to another should no longer be able to attend. This process can be followed via a hyperlink in your confirmation email.

Everyone (but we're biased)! You should attend Bet on Canada if you identify as one of the following: - You are the founder of a business (small all the way to enterprise) looking for expert advice on surviving and thriving in 2024. - You are the head of a business department within a larger organization (Marketing, Fundraising, Finance, and Product) - You are currently working in a company and looking for your next big opportunity! - You recently graduated and are looking for your first job out of school - You love the Canadian business and tech scene and want to meet likeminded people - You are a startup advisor or investor looking to connect with the ecosystem

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The Bet on Canada Summit is coming to three major Canadian cities. See below for dates: 1) Calgary = October 23, 2023 2) Vancouver = October 25, 2023 3) Toronto = November 2, 2023

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