C100 Reveals the 16 Canadian Startups Headed to 48Hrs in the Valley

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16 Canadian startups are going to Silicon Valley next month as part of the C100’s 48hrs in the Valley program.

The C100, a non-profit organization dedicated to “bridging Canadian tech entrepreneurs with business opportunities in Silicon Valley,” is hosting the Canadian technology startups in San Francisco. Held from June 16-17, the event gives a select group of Canadian startups unique access to networking, mentoring, and business growth opportunities in Silicon Valley.

The early-stage startups chosen this time around include B2B and B2C companies ranging from robotics and machine learning technology, to social marketplaces and farm management. Each will participate in two days of mentorship, workshops, investor meetings, strategic partner visits and networking.

“While a strong entrepreneurial and tech community is building across Canada, Canadian startups still need the connections and expertise of Silicon Valley to get to the next level,” said the C100’s Atlee Clark. “48hrs gives these entrepreneurs the resources needed to build the next billion-dollar Canadian technology company.”

48hrs in the Valley is a biannual event and the upcoming group will be the 9th to participate. The C100 also hosts the Accelerate Series across Canada, with annual events in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, and Calgary. These events are supported by the Canadian Consulate in San Francisco and Palo Alto.

The companies joining the C100 for 48hrs in the Valley:

June’s event will include sessions from some of Silicon Valley’s top entrepreneurs and investors:

  • Gokul Rajaram, product engineering lead at Square

  • Don Mattrick, CEO at Zynga (Happy Hour networking event)

  • Katherine Barr, general partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures

  • Jonathan Ehrlich, partner at Foundation Capital and former head of marketing at Facebook

  • Sanjay Beri, founder of Netskope

  • Arif Janmohamed, partner at LightSpeed Venture Partners

  • Mike Dinsdale, CFO at Docusign

  • Lars Leckie, managing director at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners

Joseph Czikk

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