JUNE 11TH-12TH, 2015


Bringing You Global Technology Leaders From The Silicon Valley And Beyond

2014 VIPS

George Karidis

SoftLayer COO

Ethan Anderson

MyTime Founder & CEO

David Stewart

JumpCam Co-Founder & CEO

Wesley Chan

Founder, Google Ventures

Cristian Strat

Founder of Summify Acquired by Twitter

Mircea Bogdan Pasoi

Founder of Summify Acquired by Twitter

Atlee Clark

C100 Executive Director

Gil Penchina

AngelList Syndicate Leader

Domenic Perri

Juniper Networks Senior Director, Corporate Business Development

Marcus Daniels

Extreme Startups Managing Director

Jonathan Bixby

GrowLab Executive Director

Lane Merrifield

Club Penguin / Freshgrade Co-Founder

Lance Priebe

Club Penguin / Hyper Hippo Co-founder

Rasool Rayani

Metalogix Software Director & Founding Partner

Julien Sellgren

Metalogix Software Founder and CTO

Jason Richards

Founder, Vineyard Networks and former SVP Business Development, Procera Networks

Shawn Abbott

iNovia Capital Partner

Reza Kazemipour


Paul Lee

Vanedge Capital Managing Partner

Robert Simon

IT Venture Fund at BDC Managing Partner

Kevin Swan

iNovia Capital Partner

Sid Paquette

Director, OMERS Ventures

Josh Krammes

SoftLayer VP, Community Development

Dan Park

Azure Capital Vice President

Katherine Barr

Mohr Davidow Ventures General Partner

Sandra Wear


Alireza Masrour

Managing Partner, Plug and Play Ventures

Lloyed Lobo

Partner, Boast Capital/ Plug and Play Canada

Sean Lynch

Product Manager at Dropbox

Harry Singh

Director, Intel Capital

Steven Chiang

EVP, Games Zynga Inc

Dave Johnson

Sr Eng Manager Adobe

Rahul Sood

GM and Partner, Microsoft Venture

Sascha Williams

Senior Director, Studio Head at Disney Interactive



Read. Whenever, However.

Farm at Hand

Taking Farm Management from the Notebook to the Cloud

Change Heroes

Helping you find your inner hero

Input Logic Inc

Postach.io let's you share beautifully from all your favourite apps.


MediaCore is an educational video platform for universities that helps educate over 500,000 students a month.


commonsku is a CRM, Order Management and Marketplace platform for small businesses who buy, sell or manufacture products.


The WTFast Gamers Private Network makes the difference between a winning and losing move in online games.

topLog Inc.

We show the needle in the haystack

Use Hurrier

Hurrier is an on-demand delivery platform for consumers, retailers and couriers.


Create & sell online courses on your own website.


Preo, order food & drinks without waiting


Content marketing analytics.


Canada's most popular commercial real estate marketplace.


Foodee is changing corporate lunch hour by bringing the city's best food to offices


Battlefy is the fastest growing eSports management platform in the world.


A Retreat You Will Never Forget

Every year metabridge hosts a 2.5 day retreat in British Columbia's wine country to bring together the most promising Canadian technology startups and some of the brightest minds from California’s Silicon Valley and other technology centres across North America. Through focused and interactive events, emerging technology companies establish important connections that provide them with the opportunity for investment, joint strategic partnerships, mentorship and advisory opportunities. metabridge aims to increase Canadian economic activity and connect Canadian technology companies to the global business world.

Full Agenda:

Day Start Finish Event Venue
Thursday 1:00PM 4:30PM metabridge Kickoff Laurel Packinghouse
Thursday 5:30PM 7:15PM Lakeside Cocktails Hotel Eldorado
Thursday 7:30PM 10:30PM Dinner at Summerhill Winery Summerhill Pyramid Winery
Thursday 11:00PM Close After Party Hotel Eldorado
Friday 9:00AM 12:00PM VIP and Top Startups Breakfast at Disney/Delegate Breakfast Event Disney Interactive / Hotel Eldorado
Friday 1:00PM 5:00PM Okanagan's Finest Leisure Activities (Your choice of Golf, House Boat & Wine Tour, Mountain Biking or Kayaking) Pinnacle Golf Course, Okanagan Lake & Mission Hill Winery, Crawford Estates with Monashee Adventure Tours, Okanagan Lake
Friday 6:00PM 8:30PM Dinner at the El Hotel Eldorado
Friday 8:30PM Close metabridge Finale Party Hotel Eldorado


Kelowna BC, Canada


Because You Will Grow Your Business. Exponentially.

"metabridge provides value far beyond a connection to partners or investors, the event provides you with a conduit into the Valley - the mecca of technology. Come prepared with who you want to talk to, and you will be amazed at the doors that will open."
Mischa Steiner-Jovic, CEO of Awesense - www.awesense.com
"It's very impressive to see the caliber of people that metabridge has brought from the valley"
Jeff Sinclair, Xomo Digital Inc
"With such a competitive talent pool in the valley, entrepreneurs, businesses, investors, VC's are looking at other areas of the world. metabridge is a real opportunity for Silicon Valley to connect with entrepreneurs up here."
Alison Rosenthal, Facebook/Mentor/Angel Investor
"Conferences like metabridge draws attention to the amazing potential and talent that reside in places like the Okanagan. It has dramatically change our business."
entrepreneur at metabridge
"As an entrepreneur, your focus is to meet the people at metabridge, learn as much about them, and establish those connections because they'll pay off in the course of years"
Sam Odio, Facebook

2014 Sponsors

2014 Sponsorship Opportunities Available - Please Contact Us for Information.





Goodsir Creative

metabridge Beginnings

In 2008 Steve Wandler founded metabridge - Returning to Canada from the Bay Area after the acquisition of YourTechOnline to Support.com, Steve saw the need to create an opportunity for intimate collisions and a way for startup entrepreneurs across Canada to start meaningful conversations with advisors, mentors and likeminded peers in the Bay Area. metabridge was conceived to allow just that - deeper relationships by spending quality time in casual surroundings with influential Silicon Valley venture capital, entrepreneurs and executives.

Since its inception metabridge has evolved from a single-day 30 person event to a sold out, two day retreat in Kelowna, British Columbia with programs and events in Las Vegas, Austin, San Francisco and Kelowna.

Recently, Steve co-founded FreshGrade. An Edtech startup that makes it possible to capture, organize and share learning between teachers, students and parents.