May 23, 2019

A day to network with key leaders of Toronto's tech ecosystem

Why Toronto?

  • The new Silicon Valley of Canada
  • Connect Toronto with business and technology hubs across the world
  • Develop cross-border collaboration, business and investment
Days of Inspiring Discussions
Visionary Speakers
Event Participants
Minutes of Networking

LISTEN TO THE Event Speakers

Fabrice Grinda

Co-founder @ FJ Labs

Badr El Fekkak

VP, Managing Director @ Virtue Creative Agency by Vice Media

Njara Zafimehy

Founder & CEO @ WhatRocks Foundation

Catherine Lautier

Chief Strategy Officer Canada @ Mediacom

Alex Norman

Co-founder @ TechTO

Phillip Haid

CEO @ Public Inc.

Kareen Rispal

French Ambassador in Canada

Ludovic André

Head of Venture Capital @ CIC Capital

Ethel Touitou

General Manager Coffee & Beverage Canada @ Nestlé

Sam Pasupalak

Co-Founder @ Maluuba

Marc-Antoine Ducas

CEO @ Netlift

Alain Ballu

President Financial Services Canada @ Nissan

Eric Baptiste

CEO @ Socan

Bernard Lebelle

National Innovation Director Canada @ Deloitte

Paul Allard

Founder & CEO @ Impak Finance

Marjorie Malpass

Founder @ Nerve Strategic

Katia Houbiguian

CMO Canada @ Microsoft

Marc-Antoine Ducas

CEO @ Netlift

Alex Tapscott

Co-Founder @ Blockchain Research Institute

Jason Goldlist

Co-Founder @ TechToronto

Sébastien Gendron

Co-Founder & CEO @ TransPod

Event Program

This world-class business event bridges business ecosystems in France, in the US and in Canada by bringing together entrepreneurs, business leaders, investors, academics and officials of all nationalities to create new opportunities for investment and economic growth. Tickets at CAD $200 (excl. tax).

8.00 - 9.00 AM

Alex Norman

Guest check-in & Registration

9.00 - 9.30 AM

Alex Norman

Opening Remarks

9.30 - 10.30 AM

Alex Norman

Data, AI, privacy, brand purpose: the new challenges of marketing

10.30 - 11.00 AM

Alex Norman

Networking Coffee Break

11.00 - 11.20 AM

Alex Norman

Fabrice Grinda's Keynote

11.20 - 12.15 PM

Alex Norman

Car-sharing, driverless cars, hyper speed trains: mobility redefined

12.15 - 12.45 PM

Alex Norman

Maluuba: a Canadian tech success story born in Toronto funded by French investors

12.45 - 2.00 PM

Alex Norman

Networking Lunch

2.00 - 2.15 PM

Alex Norman

Alex Tapscott's Keynote

2.15 - 3.00 PM

Alex Norman

Blockchain: from theory to real-life application

3.00 - 3.30 PM

Alex Norman

Networking Coffee Break

3.30 - 4.15 PM

Alex Norman

Startup Tour 2019 : Toronto's local competition

4.15 - 4.30 PM

Alex Norman

Céline Dupuis' Keynote

4.30 - 4.45 PM

Alex Norman

Closing Remarks

4.45 - 6.30 PM

Alex Norman

Networking Drinks

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REACH US Hotel X Toronto

Hotel X

111 Princes’ Boulevard

Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

Entrance at corner of Lakeshore Blvd and Newfoundland Dr.


Tickets info and programme details

Name: Njara Zafimehy

Phone: +1 905 334 1162



Name: Léa Netter

Phone: +1 415 996 8941



Hotel X Toronto has 411 underground parking spots available. The entrance is located on Newfoundland Drive between Princes’ Boulevard and Lakeshore Boulevard. 


Public transportation 

Conveniently located within an 8-minute walk from the hotel, is the Exhibition GO Station and the Exhibition Loop Streetcar 509. 


From Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)

If you need any assistance or would like to arrange transportation from Toronto Pearson International Airport, please contact

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About the FrenchFounders team

International and entrepreneurial are in our DNA as we help business leaders to connect and gather within our business club. We know how important and efficient it is to get the right connection at the right moment when growing your business: FrenchFounders makes it happen.