Toronto Accelerator

The Toronto event took place on September 12th at the MaRS Discovery District. It’s always inspiring to see first-hand the global ambitions of Canada’s thriving entrepreneurs and entrepreneur-led companies. Check out the photos here from the event! You can also re-watch your favourite moments from the Canadian Export Challenge in Toronto. Click here for the morning session, mid day session, and afternoon session. Click here for the Toronto recap E-blast!


Sergio Escobar, Emcee
Startup Canada Global Ambassador

Nicole Verkindt
Founder & CEO

Allen Lau
Co-Founder & CEO

Ariel Mashiyev

Tim Vasko
Founder & CEO

Stephanie Ciccarelli
Co-Founder & CBO

Ryan Smolkin
Founder & CEO
Smokes Poutine

Marissa McTasney
Founder & CEO

Melanie Carter
Knowledge Partnership Lead
Export Development Canada

Miryam Lazarte
Co-Founder and CEO
LatAm Startups

Rowena Tsang
Director for Strategic Development

Victoria Lennox
Startup Canada

Dumitru Olariu
Business Development Officer
Canadian Intellectual Property Office

Paul Gaspar
Director of Small Business

Monica Kwias
CEO and Founder
MMK Marketing

Petia Tchoukaleyska
Trade Commissioner
Trade Commissioner Service

Scott Ferris
Director of Business Development, FITT
FITT (Forum for International Trade Training)

Stephen Callaghan
Regional Vice-President, Ontario Region
Export Development Canada

Paul Whitney
African Bronze Honey

Jennifer Cooke
District Manager for the Greater Toronto Area
Export Development Canada

Dumitru Olariu
Intellectual Property Advisor | Conseiller en propriété intellectuelle

William Polushin
Senior Business Advisor
Business Development Bank of Canada

Max Skudra
Director, Research and Government Relations
Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

Éric-Aime Patry
Outreach + Communications Manager
Innovative Solutions Canada

Ontario Partners

Toronto Official Partners