In its second year as an online conference, Collision has a jam-packed schedule addressing today’s toughest issues from climate change to gender equity and remote healthcare. Here are some of the highlights.
What: Join industry leaders Janet Bannister, Shawn Chance and Karamdeep Nijjar as they discuss the state of Canada’s venture capital market and what insights they can provide based on their observations from 2020.
When: Wednesday, April 21 at 2:15 p.m.
What: Hosted by Amazon Web Services, this 30-minute master class teaches the framework of raising money for a pre-seed or seed round of financing. The session will cover all the basics of valuation, including how to talk to investors.
When: Wednesday, April 21 at 10:30 a.m.
What: Taking place on Collision’s Creator channel, socially-minded entrepreneurs explain how they leveraged such online channels as TikTok and YouTube to amplify messages with a cause and bring in revenue for their businesses.
When: Thursday, April 22 at 11:10 a.m.
What: Led by five industry leaders, this breakout session delves into the trending topic of non-fungible tokens. Learn what they are, how they work and what it will mean for decentralized finance.
When: Wednesday, April 21 at 12 p.m.
What: Hosted by Toronto-based Borrowell’s co-founder and COO Eva Wong, this rapid-fire talk compares scaling a business to surfing as a way to paint a useful analogy for beginners. Borrowell recently announced a $25 million raise to help with the acquisition of Kelowna-based Refresh Financial.
When: Tuesday, April 20 at 2:45 p.m.
What: With all of the rapid changes in the healthcare industry due to COVID-19, experts want to ensure providers can keep up with the pace. Join this moderated discussion between Johns Hopkins’ Professor of Epidemiology Dorry Segev and CLO of Northwell Health, Kathleen Gallo.
When: Tuesday, April 20 at 11:30 a.m.
What: In this moderated discussion, venture capitalist and philanthropist Jim Breyer and serial entrepreneur Thomas Tull provide advice for early-stage entrepreneurs looking to integrate AI and complex technologies into their business models.
When: Thursday, April 22 at 10:45 a.m.
What: This main-stage discussion among tech leaders from such major players as Reddit and YouTube explores the importance of remote connections in a time of isolation. This session is especially relevant to Canadian audiences as Reddit has recently announced an increase in presence in Toronto with a new office space.
When: Tuesday, April 20 at 11:15 a.m.
What: Two cleantech experts — Davida Herzl, co-founder of Aclima and Sarah Menker, co-founder of Gro — discuss how advances in AI and data can help to solve pressing global issues from climate change to public health and food security.
When: Thursday, April 22 at 1:15 p.m.
Collision runs April 20 to 22, 2021. Join tech CEOs, journalists, policy makers and global cultural figures for this multi-day virtual event covering a range of topics from the startup economy to open banking and social media regulation.