INOVIA 2024 GP Summit

Event date : 12 June 2024


Tuesday, June 11th The Globe and Mail Centre

Cocktail Reception5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Opening Remarks with Inovia Partner Dennis Kavelman5:35 PM to 5:45 PM
Fireside Chat with Karamdeep Nijjar and Sebastian Mallaby5:45 PM to 6:30 PM

Wednesday, June 12th STORYS Building

Opening Remarks with Prem Kalevar2:15 PM to 2:25 PM
Fundraising & Firm/Brand-Building with Jeff Clavier (Uncork Capital) and Chris Arsenault2:25 PM to 3:00 PM
Community Building as an Emerging VC Fund Strategy with Marianne Dubois, Alex Norman (N49P), Shelley Kuipers (The51), SC Moatti (Mighty Capital), and Paul Irving (GTMfund)3:05 PM to 3:40 PM
Short Break3:40 PM to 4:00 PM
Building a VC Firm in Today’s Market with Rich Osborn (CTC), Antoine Nivard (Blank), Mike McCauley (Garage Capital), and Kai Bond (Courtside Ventures)4:00 PM to 4:40 PM
Investing in Emerging Managers – What LPs Are Looking For with Jon Wolkin (Deloitte Ventures), Jon Terbell (Fourbridge), Brendan Cosgrove (Catalyze Community), and Thomas Terrats (Vessel)4:45 PM to 5:20 PM
Closing Remarks with Karamdeep Nijjar5:20 PM to 5:30 PM
Networking Cocktail5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Meet our Fireside Chat Speaker

Sebastian Mallaby, Journalist & Public Speaker

Sebastian Mallaby is the Paul A. Volcker senior fellow for international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations and an accomplished journalist and speaker. He writes for various publications and is the author of five books, including “The Power Law: Venture Capital and the Making of the New Future.” His expertise covers central banks, financial markets, and global economic trends. Notable works include “The Man Who Knew,” awarded the 2016 Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year, and “More Money Than God,” a New York Times bestseller and Loeb Prize winner. Formerly with the Washington Post and the Economist, Mallaby is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Oxford graduate.

Major Sponsors

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Serving customers for 200 years and counting, BMO is a highly diversified financial services provider and the 4th largest commercial bank in North America. The BMO Technology & Innovation Banking Group is a team of specialists that support technology companies with dedicated coverage and specialized financial services. Technology & Innovation Banking provides growth and expansion capital to technology companies at every stage of the life cycle from inception to post exit.

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With $418 billion in assets as at January 31, 2023, National Bank of Canada, together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada’s leading integrated financial groups. It has approximately 30,000 employees in knowledge-intensive positions and has been recognized numerous times as a top employer and for its commitment to diversity.

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Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP’s Emerging and High Growth Companies Group and Venture Capital teams help clients recognize, develop and realize innovative venture capital opportunities. Osler acts for more than 2,000 early, growth and late-stage ventures and venture investors across Canada, the United States and around the world. The EHG team publishes its annual Deal Points Report: Venture Capital Financings, which includes data from venture capital and growth equity preferred share financings completed by Osler.

GP Summit Sponsor

Deloitte is at the forefront of building a sustainable and vibrant Canada where investments and innovation thrive. As investors, ecosystem partners, and business advisors – we support over 1400 innovators and operators every year in accelerating their commercialization journeys. We are committed to empowering founders across Canada, driving positive change through disruption, and making an impact that matters.