JUNE 11TH-12TH, 2015
TOP CANADIAN
STARTUPS
+
GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY LEADERS
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW >

WHO


Bringing You Global Technology Leaders From Silicon Valley And Beyond

Listen and learn from our incredible line up of keynote speakers, VIP panelists and entrepreneurs.

metabridge is a VIP invitation only event, however there are tickets available to purchase for the open conference sessions.

Should you wish to individually apply for an exclusive invitation to the overall event, please contact info@metabridge.ca

Keynote

Paul Singh

Founder - Disruption Corporation, Washington, DC

Closing Panel

Angela Strange

Partner - Andreesen Horowitz, Palo Alto, CA

Katherine Barr

General Partner - Mohr Davidow Ventures, Palo Alto, CA

Vivian Wu

Ed Tech Impact Investor

2015 VIPS

Katherine Barr

General Partner, Mohr Davidow Ventures, Palo Alto, CA

Erik Benson

Managing Director. Voyager Capital

Hannes Blum

CEO Abebooks Inc, VP - Amazon

Gleb Budman

CEO & CO-Founder, BackBlaze, San Francisco, CA

Wesley Chan

Managing Director Felicis Ventures, formerly a General Partner at Google Ventures

Marcus Daniels

Co-Founder & CEO, HIGHLINE, Toronto, ON

Timothy Eades

CEO at vArmour, San Francisco, CA

John Fowlkes

CEO, Metafor Software, San Francisco, CA

Paul Lee

Managing Partner, Vanedge Capital, Vancouver, BC

Minh Le

Market Manager, Silicon Valley Bank, Seattle, WA

Christina Lucey

Director of Product, CoTap, San Francisco, CA

Sean Lynch

Product Manager, Dropbox, San Francisco, CA

Alireza Masrour

Managing Partner, Plug and Play Ventures, San Fransisco, CA

Mike McCauley

Product Manager, Google, San Francisco, CA

Shawn Merani

Founder & Partner, Penchina Syndicate, San Francisco, CA

Lane Merrifield

Co-Founder & CEO, FreshGrade, Kelowna, BC

Domenic Perri

Senior Director, Strategy and Corporate Development, Juniper Networks, San Francisco, CA

Rasool Rayani

Former Co-founder Metalogix Software

Jason Richards

Founder, Vineyard Networks, Acquired by Procera Networks

Harry Singh

Director at Intel Capital, San Francisco, CA

Paul Singh

Founder, Disruption Corporation, Washington, DC

Angela Strange

Partner, Andreesen Horowitz, Palo Alto, CA

Matt Switzer

VP Corporate Development & Hootsuite Labs, Hootsuite, Vancouver, BC

Rob Tompkins

Snr. Director. Silicon Valley Bank Analytics, Austin, TX

Vivian Wu

Ed Tech Impact Investor

2015 TOP 15 CANADIAN STARTUPS

AskforTask Inc

Find trusted local help nearby.

Avanti Commerce

Online / Remote Order & Pay for Restaurants

Control

Control gives you the ability to manage your Stripe payments, stop fraud, and accept payments all from your mobile device.

Curatio

The mobile health companion that helps people get better and stay better together.

FarmLead

North America’s online grain marketplace connecting grain buyers and growers.

Fatigue Science

Sleep: the most-untapped contributor to better team performance.

Latergramme

Plan and schedule Instagram posts from the web or your phone.

LoginRadius

LoginRadius is an Identity Management Platform that simplifies user registration, while securing data.

Mover

Get your cloud data where you want it, when you need it.

Optigo Networks

Optigo Networks provides complete solutions to protect, connect, and manage today’s most advanced buildings.

Payso

Our goal is to make it easier for you to collect payments from friends and groups.

Qwalify

Many organizations hire for skills and fire for attitude, so Qwalify was born to remedy this.

RateHub

Canada's leading financial product comparison website.

RosterBot, Inc.

Handle your team management, scheduling, roster creation, payments and more.

Showbie

Showbie makes it easy to assign, collect and review student work in tablet classrooms.

2015 TOP 5 BC STARTUPS

Change Heroes

Build a school for thousands of kids... In days.

Guusto

Guusto is a mobile gifting app that lets you instantly send thoughtful items like dessert or a bottle of wine.

Riipen

Build an online profile and meet companies via short-term, skill specific projects and paid work opportunities.

Soil Mate

Find Local Farms, Markets, Stores, Restaurants, Wineries, Breweries and More!

Timely

Timely is an event calendar platform for your website or app that will allow you to promote more events to more people.

WHAT


A Retreat You Will Never Forget

Unmissable content, Unparalleled Connections, Unbelievable Location.

Over 1.5 days we bring together the 15 top in the country technology start-ups (over 150 apply) with the brightest minds from Silicon Valley and beyond, to Kelowna, BC, recently rated one of the top wine destinations in the world. This VIP, invitation only retreat, provides focused and interactive events, allowing emerging technology companies to establish opportunities for investment, strategic partnerships, and mentorship.

Full Agenda:

Day Start Finish Event Venue
Thursday 11:30AM 12:30PM VIP and Top Start-Ups Lunch The Curious - BY INVITATION ONLY
Thursday 12:30PM 1:00PM Registration Coast Capri Hotel
Thursday 1:00PM 1:45PM Opening Conference - Paul Singh Coast Capri Hotel *
Thursday 1:45PM 3:45pm Fast Pitch: Start-Ups Coast Capri Hotel *
Thursday 3:45PM 4:15PM Networking Coffee Break Coast Capri Hotel
Thursday 4:15PM 6:00PM 3 x VIP Conference Sessions Coast Capri Hotel *
Thursday 4:15PM 6:00PM VIP & Top 15 Start-Ups Closed Session Coast Capri Hotel - BY INVITATION ONLY
Thursday 6:30PM 9:30PM Mingling Hour & Dinner Earls on Top - BY INVITATION ONLY
Friday 8:00AM 11:00AM Okanagan's Finest Leisure Activities Various - BY INVITATION ONLY
Friday 12:45PM 1:45PM VIP and Top Start-Ups Lunch Coast Capri Hotel - BY INVITATION ONLY
Friday 1:30PM 2:00PM Registration Coast Capri Hotel
Friday 2:00PM 3:30PM VIP & Top 15 Start-Ups Closed Session Coast Capri Hotel - BY INVITATION ONLY
Friday 2:00PM 3:30PM 3 x VIP Conference Sessions Coast Capri Hotel *
Friday 3:30PM 4:00PM Networking Coffee Break Coast Capri Hotel
Friday 4:00PM 5:00PM BC Start-Ups Pitch Coast Capri Hotel *
Friday 5:00PM 6:00PM Closing Conference - Angela Strange, Katherine Barr, Vivian Wu Coast Capri Hotel *
Friday 6:30PM 9:30PM Mingling Hour & Dinner Kelowna Yacht Club - BY INVITATION ONLY

* Tickets may be purchased for the conference sessions only. All other events are by Invitation Only.

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WHERE


Kelowna BC, Canada

Accommodation Recommendations

Delta Grand Okanagan

Rates from $349 + taxes.
Tel: (1).888.890.3222
Website

Coast Capri Hotel

Rates from $135 + taxes, quote “metabridge”.
Tel: 250.860.6185
Website

Royal Anne Hotel

Rates from $129 + taxes, quote “metabridge” and book by May 11th
Tel. (1).888.811.3400
Website

WHY


Because Growing Your Business is the Only Thing That Matters.

Because Growing Your Start-up Is More Than Building Technology…. It’s About Great People.

metabridge connects Canadian technology companies to the global business world.

metabridge creates intimate, meaningful and impactful conversations in a beautiful setting that truly allows for long lasting relationships that matter

Testimonials from previous event attendees

"metabridge is clearly the top startup event in Canada. The investors, startups, and venue are all top notch!"
Bill MacEwen, Founder at SpaceList
"metabridge is an amazing collection of passionate and impressive entrepreneurs from across Canada. The event itself is like a luxury vacation with 100+ people you want to keep in touch with for life"
Gil Penchina, AngelList Investor, Formerly CEO of Wikia Inc., and general manager, eBay
"metabridge was the 1 event that changed the entire trajectory of our company and made our whole Series A a reality. Every CEO should attend."
Stewart Bowness, CEO at MediaCore
"The people we met and the conversations we had at metabridge were exactly what startup founders need. Having Kelowna as the backdrop to it all made it that much more perfect!"
Himanshu Singh, Co-Founder, Farm at Hand
"I look forward to this event more than anything else. Not only is it a guilt free business expense and a ton of fun, but real work and relationships happens for me while golfing, drinking wine and playing hockey. I feel bad for you if you can't make this event"
Paul Dejoe, Co-Founder, Ecquire
"The format, content, and fun nature of metabridge has provide me with some amazingly valuable and lasting relationship. The event has significantly helped my career"
John Fowlkes, CEO, Metafor Software
"metabridge is one of the most authentic and fun ways to build relationships with great entrepreneurs. The group is well selected, the activities are outstanding, and I look forward to it every year"
Jon Cartwright, Founder & Chairman, Food.ee
"metabridge brings together many of the most promising Canadian startups and connects them with Silicon Valley insiders. The informal retreat-like environment leads to building long-lasting relationships between top entrepreneurs, investors, and other technology leaders"
David Stewart, Co-Founder & CEO at FADE

HOW

Are you a Canadian Start-Up? Find out what it takes to qualify as a Top 15 Start-up and attend metabridge 2015.

As a founder of a growing start-up, it’s up to you too create the bridge to investors, clients and partners. We make that easier by putting them all in one spot and most importantly - making them accessible.

Applications for metabridge 2015 are now closed. Please contact info@metabridge.ca with any questions.

Key Selection Criteria*:

  • Clearly demonstrate your product solves a problem or market need.
  • Simple distribution model
  • Simple revenue model
  • Product needs to be Generally Availability (no private beta)
  • Demonstrated traction – users or revenue (both would be even better)
  • Investment – demonstrated commitment (bootstrapped, angels, VCs)
  • Amazing Founders and team members

* Applications that do not meet the above criteria will not be considered. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

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metabridge Beginnings

metabridge was conceived to enable start-up entrepreneurs across Canada to engage with investors, advisors and mentors in the Bay Area. Rather than the traditional conference format, metabridge allows entrepreneurs to forge deeper relationships by spending quality time in a beautiful, casual and relaxing wine country setting with the most influential Silicon Valley venture capital, serial entrepreneurs and executives.

Founded in 2008, by Steve Wandler, metabridge was created after Steve returned to Canada from his acquisition in the Silicon Valley and seeing the lack opportunities that startups entrepreneurs have outside of the Bay Area for regular impactful intimate collisions and meaningful conversations with influential people.

Recently, Steve co-founded FreshGrade, a learning collaboration system that closes the gap between parents in the classroom.

From the beginning, Steve partnered with Robert Fine -Director of Business & Entrepreneurial Development – City of Kelowna to build and develop the event and metabridge is now hosted by Accelerate Okanagan, a non-profit which gives new and growing businesses in the technology industry the levels of competence, connections and community they need to thrive locally, and be recognized internationally.

metabridge has evolved from a single-day small 30 person event to the premier sold out, invitation-only VIP retreat and conference in Canada.

metabridge advisory committee:

Steve Wandler

Founder, metabridge

Pilar Portela

CEO, Accelerate Okanagan

Robert Fine

Director of Business & Entrepreneurial Development – City of Kelowna

Scot Speiser

Vice President – Business Development Bank of Canada

2015 Sponsors


Platinum

BCICSoftlayer

Gold

Plug and Play Tech Centre

Silver

Goodsir CreativeDIRTTDisney InteractiveProcera NetworksSilicon Valley BankVanedge CapitalCentral Okanagan Economic Development CommissionThe Garage Sale - Luxury Auction HouseYaletown Venture Partners

2015 Sponsorship Opportunities Available - Please Contact Us for Information.