On September 16-18, Waterloo Region convenes global leaders interested in building robust innovation ecosystems. Join top business, academic and policy decision-makers in one of the world’s fastest-growing innovation ecosystems. Hear from influencers, share best practices with enablers and experience first hand what it takes to lift your region into contention.
Get an insider’s view of the Waterloo Region ecosystem.
From the outer limits of pure research to the on-the-ground realities of tech commercialization, this guided tour takes you into the innovative heart of a thriving and dynamic ecosystem.
Perspectives from around the globe. Attend fireside chats, panel sessions and hear from visionary speakers, including:
- Mariana Mazzucato: Author of The Entrepreneurial State
- Steve Blank: Godfather of Silicon Valley
- Ajay Royan: Co-founder (with Peter Thiel) of Mithril Capital
- Salim Ismail: Co-founder Singularity University and author of Exponential Organizations
- Jonathan Ortmans: President, Global Entrepreneurship Week, Kauffman Foundation
- Katherine Barr: Partner at MDV Ventures
- Bjoern Lasse Herrmann: Founder and CEO Compass