Digital Puck hosts hockey and success in Silicon Valley

by Rob Lewis

Earlier this month the C100 in partnership with Digital Puck hosted the 2nd annual Canada Tech CEO Forum at the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.

The event was a top notch gathering of some of the most influenential Canadian CEOs and VCs in the Valley including key executives from Google, Cisco, RIM and EA.

Over 150 people turned out for the January 11th event with 30 companies presenting. A panel of Canada's great tech exits was well received and featured PlateSpin (Novell), Clarity (IBM), Taleo (NSDQ) and SocialDeck (Google).

Reports back included active dealmaking, connecting, and networking with many of the participating companies arranging follow-up meetings and some even extending their stays to act on new opportunities.

Event organizer and Bridgescale Partners co-founder and Managing Director Rob Chaplinsky noted that "the co-mingling between canadian CEOs and entrepreneurs was excellent". Canadian entrepreneurs demonstrated that they can create and commercialize technology that is world class in the eyes of many of valley-based executives, venture capital and seasoned entrepreneurs who have had highly successful exits.

Extra-curricular activities include twenty skaters taking part in the North vs. South hockey game and 120+ taking in a rare Toronto Maple Leafs win against the San Jose Sharks.

San Francisco, California, United States

C100 is a non-profit, member-driven organization dedicated to supporting Canadian technology entrepreneurship and investment. C100 is comprised of a select group of Canadians based primarily in Silicon Valley, including executives of leading technology companies, experienced startup entrepreneurs and venture capital investors. C100 members are passionate about leveraging their collective... more

Bridgescale Partners
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Bridgescale invests in high potential technology companies that could benefit from the firm’s vast network of Silicon Valley relationships, the team’s decades of investment and operations expertise, and the team’s insatiable desire to add value and make a difference. As a Bridgescale portfolio company, you get access to not only the firm’s investment principals who have invested in over 100... more

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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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