Archive for June, 2012

CIX: Mark Nov. 27 on your calendars!

The Canadian Innovation Exchange will be back and better than ever November 27 at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto. Mark your calendars now, and stay tuned for more details on Canada’s most important technology innovation gathering. Important players are already confirming their participation. CIX was a sold out event in 2011 and Registration for CIX 2012 will be launching soon!

John Ruffolo and Paul Lee Appointed CIX Co-Chairs

OMERS Ventures CEO John Ruffolo and Vanedge Capital Managing Partner Paul Lee have been appointed Co-Chairs of the Canadian Innovation Exchange, joining Chris Arsenault, Rick Nathanand Robert Montgomery as CIX continues to develop into a truly national community. Ruffolo and Lee are champions of innovation in Canada and as overseers of large venture capital funds are dedicated to supporting emerging technology companies. For a list of advisory board members click here.

Sunil Sharma Becomes Chief Evangelist for CIX

After an illustrious career with the Canadian government as a key advocate for the innovation economy, CIX is pleased to announce that Sunil Sharma, Managing Director and Chief Connector of Extreme Startups will assume the role of Chief Evangelist for CIX. Sunil will be working with key players from Canada and around the world, enabling CIX to surface more hot companies and optimize its role in facilitating new relationships and transactions.

Does your company belong in Silicon Valley?

CIX is working with the Government of Canada, though its Canadian Trade Commissioner Service Office in San Francisco-Silicon Valley, to announce a prestigious development opportunity for Canadian companies working in Information and Communication Technology and Digital Media. The Consulate-operated Canadian Technology Accelerator will provide Canadian companies the opportunity to work rent-free for three months in a fully serviced development space at eitherRocketSpace in San Francisco or the Plug and Play Tech Center (PnP) in Sunnyvale, CA – located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Successful companies will work alongside over 250 tech startups from over 20 countries. Click here for more.

Get Involved!

Have ideas for CIX? Want to take advantage of Canada’s key innovation community gathering and add to the occasion? Let us know, we’d be pleased to collaborate with you, and have you join our community.