Save the dates for Techtoberfest 2015!

October 13 & 14, 2015

A focus on Venture Capital

Communitech’s annual startup conference that’s lined with a bit of Oktoberfest charm, Techtoberfest is focused on getting your startup VC-ready.

Waterloo Region

Because it just wouldn’t make sense to hold it anywhere else. Check back for full details on Techtoberfest 2015 this summer.

2014 Speakers

Razor Suleman

Razor Suleman

Founder & Chief Achiever, Achievers
Keynote

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Mike McDerment

Mike McDerment

Co-Founder & CEO, FreshBooks
Keynote

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Michael Serbinis

Michael Serbinis

Founder, CEO & Angel Investor
Keynote

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Roseanne Wincek

Roseanne Wincek

Associate, Canaan Partners
Investor Panelist

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Tracey G. Riese

Tracey G. Riese

Managing Director, Golden Seeds
Investor Panelist

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Kevin Carter

Kevin Carter

Partner, SV Angel
Investor Panelist

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Marissa Campise

Marissa Campise

Partner, SoftBank Capital
Investor Panelist

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Jonathan Ehrlich

Jonathan Ehrlich

Partner, Foundation Capital
Investor Panelist

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Jaafer Haidar

Jaafer Haidar

Serial entrepreneur & Communitech EIR
Investor Panel Moderator

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John Ruffolo

John Ruffolo

Executive Managing Director, OMERS Strategic Investments
Special Guest

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Jesse Brown

Jesse Brown

Host, CANADALAND
Fireside Chat Host

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Jen Moss

Jennifer Moss

Co-Founder, Plasticity Labs
CEO Panelist

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Stephen Lake

Stephen Lake

CEO, Thalmic Labs
CEO Panelist

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Adam Belsher

Adam Belsher

CEO, Magnet Forensics
CEO Panelist

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J Paul Haynes

J. Paul Haynes

CEO, eSentire Inc.
CEO Panelist

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Choose from five learning sessions

2014 Agenda

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Sign in & have lunch

11:15 - 12:15


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Welcome & T-minus 5

12:15 - 12:30


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Opening keynote – Michael Serbinis

12:30 - 13:15


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CEO Panel moderated by Iain Klugman

13:15 - 14:00


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Break

14:00 - 14:20


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T-minus 5

14:20 - 14:25


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Keynote – Razor Suleman, Founder & Chief Achiever, Achievers

14:25 - 15:15


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Investor Panel moderated by Jaafer Haidar.

15:15 - 16:10


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Tapping of the keg (an Oktoberfest tradition), followed by refreshments & mingling

16:10 - 17:30


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Sign in & drink coffee

09:00 - 09:50


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T-minus 5 (x2!)

09:50 - 10:00


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Keynote – Fireside chat with Mike McDerment, Co-Founder & CEO of FreshBooks

10:00 - 10:45


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The Last Word with John Ruffolo

10:45 - 11:00


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Break & move to session rooms

11:00 - 11:20


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Learning sessions (scroll up for details)

11:20 - 12:20


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Oktoberfest lunch

12:20 - 13:20


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Private VC meetings (apply upon registration)

13:30 - 16:30


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