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The Next Frontier for Canadian Startups: A Virtual Panel on IP and Scaling

November 16, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm AST

The Next Frontier for Canadian Startup

You’re invited to join Namir Anani, President and CEO of the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), along with his distinguished panel of guests as they dive into scaling Canadian startups and the significance of IP.

COVID-19’s devastating economic impacts include the loss of 1 million Canadian jobs, faltering supply chains, and a historic increase in Canada’s debt. Canada’s path to post-COVID economic recovery will be tied to the competitiveness of Canadian startups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which are the heart of Canada’s economic engine and growth.

SMEs represent the vast majority of the Canadian economy. Those that are knowledgeable in IP are more competitive than SMEs with little or no knowledge of IP. SMEs that hold formal IP are three times more likely to grow domestically than those that don’t. IP-generating SMEs are four times more likely to expand internationally and nearly two times more likely to have high growth rates of more than 20% per year.

This virtual panel discussion will delve into the following topics and considerations:

  • Creating, Protecting, and Incentivizing Canadian IP
  • Building a built-to-scale Canadian business culture

Our distinguished panel consists of:

  • Jason Tham, CEO of Nulogy
  • Martha Casey, CEO of Volta
  • Melissa Chee, President and CEO of ventureLAB
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