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Five People You're Gonna Want to Meet at the GROW Conference

Five People You Should Meet At GROW


The GROW conference always has many extremely successful and impressive keynote speakers. This year's conference is taking place in beautiful Whistler, BC and here are the speakers you need to see.

  • Joanne Fedeyko, Executive Director, The C100


    Joanne Fedeyko is a native Albertan who earned her CMA designation in 1995. She has experienced a diverse career in the startup, consulting, telecommunications, aviation and nonprofit sectors.

  • Sid Paquette, Director, OMERS Ventures


    Sid has experience providing business, tax & legal advisory services to firms in the TMT sectors. His specialty is providing M&A advice, developing & implementing new intellectual property strategies.

  • Chris O'Neill, Buisness Lead, Google Glass, Google


    Chris joined Google in 2005. Before taking over the company’s operations in Canada, he served in a variety of roles—including leading digital strategy as its U.S. Retail Industry Director.

  • Angela Kingyens, Associate, Version One Ventures


    Angela received a PhD in Operations Research & Engineering from the U of Toronto. As a data scientist with a passion for leadership development, she hopes to cultivate talent with data.

  • Ian McKay, CEO, Vancouver Economic Commission


    Ian McKay is a seasoned senior executive with significant leadership & management experience in both public & private sectors. He served as the Director & CEO of the Liberal Party of Canada.

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New Study Predicts 69 Percent of Consumers Will Own an IoT Device by 2019

Today the GROW Conference kicks off in Whistler and the theme is very different that previous iterations.

With Living in a Connected World as a new tagline, event organizer Debbie Landa is hooking her cart to the Internet of Things and her timing couldn't be better.

The Internet of Things (IoT) describes the digital connection of physical, identifiable devices to the Internet where the data and devices communicate in an intelligent fashion.

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Extreme Startups and GrowLab Ventures Merge to Become HIGHLINE

Vancouver's GrowLab Ventures and Toronto’s Extreme Startups have announced their merger and the launch of HIGHLINE, the first pan-Canadian accelerator platform, at the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) this morning.

Extreme Startups’ and GrowLab’s respective Executive Directors, Marcus Daniels and Jonathan Bixby, had a vision to create one program that would unite the best entrepreneurs, investors and ecosystem partners living above the 49th parallel by merging their two top tier accelerator programs.

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Whistler's PayrollHero Grows with Subway

PayrollHero is a two-year-old startup with a team of 17 split between offices in the Philippines and Whistler.

Built specifically for the needs of the Southeast Asian market, PayrollHero is a time, attendance, scheduling, analytics and payroll platform. And last week they announced another client win that will be recognizable across the globe: Subway.

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