StartupTech 2017 Winter Roadshow: Kitchener/Waterloo
$5 – $4,000
StartupTech 2017 Winter Roadshow: Kitchener/Waterloo

StartupTech 2017 Winter Roadshow: Kitchener/Waterloo

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OpenSky Incubator

41 Ardelt Pl

Kitchener, ON N2C 2C8


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Welcome To StartupTech 2017 Winter Roadshow: Kitchener/Waterloo

We invite all tech enthusiasts and business founders to come out to our StartupTech 2017 Winter Roadshow in Kitchener/ Waterloo. This is an intimate event that will give you a chance see some great startups in all different fields, to learn from other founders, partake in great speaker sessions, demos and much more. We don't want you to just attend the event but be part of it and get value! So come out to network, learn about some great companies and meet some new people.

Our 2017 tour is designed to highlight and showcase innovative talent in the Toronto & Waterloo Startup and Tech communities. We help bring local founders, tech enthusiasts, and investors together to enable opportunities to showcase talent, new ideas, and foster innovation. This is StartupTech’s inaugural launch of roadshows and summits as we are on a mission to promote and help foster growth and support talent in the North American tech eco-system. StartupTech Unleashed started out as a simple group to help share ideas, foster support and help fellow business owners. It has evolved from a small business group to a large organization with members and events in multiple cities.


What We Offer During The Roadshow

Keynote Speakers: We have a full day of speakers planned that will provide expert advice, education from founders and top professionals in their field. Covering topics such as navigating the funding ecosystem, scaling your product, marketing and so much more.

Demos: Get a chance to see some great products, get an opportunity to connect with the founders and learn why they do what they do!

Startup Showcase: This is a list of local startups that will be showcasing their business for all to see.

Open networking, and light snacks

Get involved and be part of our mission of inclusion & support for our startup community!



Samiksha Khanna: Strategy & Business Consultant

Discussion Topics: Sales & Marketing, laying the foundation and metrics for early startups. From revenue and lead generation, knowing what to measure, to how to build your go-to-market strategy.

Bio: With over 15 years of experience in building metrics for sales to running operations at technology companies Samiksha, has been instrumental in helping companies increase their revenue and customer satisfaction. She's worked for a broad range of companies and has been the second-in-command to many Senior VP's and Executives. Working closely with Marketing, Finance, Sales and Product Samiksha knows how to work inter-departmentally to avoid the internal struggles that occur from rapid growth.


Nira Lall: Founder, Leadership Coach & Speaker at BD Transformational Services

Discussion Topics: Building a culture of loyalty - Retaining and inspiring millennials (this is basically about understanding who millennials are, what drives them, what demotivates/demoralizes them, and how to engage them to become your company's ambassadors)

Bio: Since 2009, I've been a trusted Leadership Coach to businesses and individuals across Canada. I've spent the past years helping small to mid-size organizations move through growth, change management, employee retention issues, and organizational culture and development. Each solution is customized to the organization's vision and values, meaning that no solution is the same as another. I passionately deliver my work in interactive group sessions, dynamic one-on-one coaching, and keynote speaking engagements.


TBD: Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

Discussion Topics: Legal 101, topic coming...

Bio: TBD


Adarsha Datta: Startup Lead & Technical Evangelist | Microsoft Canada

Discussion Topic: Bots/AI/Cognitive Services "Create your first bot in 30 minutes!".

Everyone is talking bots. What is a bot? Is it an App? Is it actually a robot? Well, no & yes to the latter. Let us get together in this session and understand what actually is a bot and how is it changing existing business models, engagement patterns and introducing a new paradigm of AI into our lives. In this session, we will start with the basics of AI & bots and build a simple bot – showing the different parts/components of constructing a bot from scratch and making it go live.

Bio: Adarsha Datta is the National Startup Lead & Technical Evangelist at Microsoft Canada. He is passionate about (and loves talking about) startups and technology, currently focusing on the cloud, machine learning, AI, and internet of things!

As an evangelist, he enables and supports developers, students and startups with Microsoft technologies and services. He considers himself an educator, a community developer and engages through consistent involvement in events/ camps/ hackathons/ conferences and other online/social channel.


Vito Marchese: President at Whiteboard Studio Inc.

Discussion Topics: Email marketing and best practices

Bio: Vito Marchese is President and Founder of Whiteboard Studio Inc., a creative advertising agency located in Toronto, Canada. The company specializes in all areas of creative work including strategy, creative, production and communication services. Since 2006, the company has served numerous corporate clientèle and non-profit organizations.
Vito Marchese is also an Authorized Local Expert for Constant Contact. He provides resourceful training, seminars, and workshops related to topics including email marketing, social media and event marketing.



- Skyphone:

- Arck Innovations: SR&ED consultants

- OCE:

- Microsoft

-OpenSky Incubator

More to be announced soon!


Events Structure:

(Speakers will be updated shortly)

10:00am-11:00: Registration & Open networking .

11:00am-11:45pm: 1st training session

11:45- 12:00pm: Break out session & networking

12:00pm-12:45pm: 2nd training session

12:45 -2:00pm Light lunch break out session

Expo opens: 2:00pm

2:00pm-2:45pm: 3th training session

2:45- 3:00pm: Breakout session & networking

3:00pm-3:45pm: 4th training session

4:pm- 4:45pm: 5th training session

5pm-8pm: Snacks, Coffee and Open networking


We would like to thank all our sponsors for helping make the StartupTech Unleashed events possible.

OpenSky Lab Incubator: Is 15,000 square feet of space at LOT41–41 Ardelt Place, will provide coworking areas and office spaces, as well co-creation sessions from Open Sky’s enterprise partners. The incubator will also host workshops aimed at helping startups at every stage of their business, covering areas like business planning, financial literacy training for entrepreneurs, and marketing.

Conference Cloud: Is a next generation virtual attendance platform specifically designed for conferences to scale audiences and monetize their content. ConferenceCloud gives you a simple way to stream your conference live and help recover foregone revenue. Provide a truly unique digital attendee experience and with ConferenceCloud.

Skyphone: SkyPhone is a smartphone number in the cloud that manages all incoming calls into your business and directs them to the right person on your team regardless of their location or what type of phone they’re using.

Arvuu Inc.: An interactive marketing company focusing on Augmented Reality and traditional marketing. The launched their own augmented reality viewer called ARenginePRO so that anyone can create their own projects.


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