Calling All Entrepreneurs! 7th Annual Ivey Venture Forum

1248_118167191688843_1672782706_n-300x286Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 6 to 9 p.m., Ivey Tangerine Leadership Centre, King Room, 130 King Street West, Toronto

On Tuesday, June 14, the Ivey Alumni Network Toronto (IANT) will be hosting its 7th Annual Ivey Venture Forum, an exciting event that brings together Canadian entrepreneurs and investors for a high-tempo and interactive session. Five pre-selected startups will pitch their company to a panel of judges and live audience, with the winning company being announced at the end of the event. In previous years, the Forum has seen hundreds of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, investors and start-up enthusiasts engage with one another to develop professional contacts and source business opportunities.

The five startups selected to pitch at this year’s Venture Forum include:

  • CleanSlate UV – an easy-to-use device that provides a 360 degree clean of hand-held electronics in just 10–30 seconds. With a 4-log reduction (lower the number of germs by 10,000 times) in the hardest-to-kill superbugs and compliance tracking software, CleanSlate UV brings a solution to the question of portable electronic sanitization.
  • Collage – a free, all-in-one HR platform for SMBs that syncs employee data with any payroll or benefits provider.
  • Payment Rails – a global payout platform that pays any person or company in any country or currency using any payment method through a single API integration.
  • Sampler – an end-to-end digital sampling platform that allows brands like The Body Shop, RITZ Crackers, and Garnier to target a very specific market sample, and gather deep demographic information about their consumers.
  • Tract Systems – a SaaS solution that allows field service companies (HVAC, plumbing, etc.) to operate their businesses in a single application with functionalities including CRM, scheduling, invoicing, inventory management, and more.

During the judges’ deliberations we will also spotlight the budding start-up, Wealthsimple – founded by a local Ivey alum.

To register for the Ivey Venture Forum, click here.

Our confirmed judges at this time are:

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Jasmin Ganie-Hobbs, Senior Development Banker, BDC Chris Kay, Co-Founder, Multiplicity
Sanjay Singhal, Venture Partner, 500 Startups Canada


  • 6 to 6:30 p.m. Registration/Networking (Hors d’oeuvres will be served. Cash Bar)
  • 6:30 to 7:40 p.m. Presentations
  • 7:40 to 7:55 p.m. Break
  • 7:55 to 9 p.m. Presentations

Registration Fees:Register Now

  • $25 plus HST: Ivey Toronto Supporter Members*
  • $35 plus HST: Ivey Alumni
  • $45 plus HST: Join & Go – become an Ivey Toronto Supporter member (valid until June 30, 2017) and register for this event – open to all Ivey MBA, HBA, EMBA, PhD and MSc grads
  • $40 plus HST: Non-Alumni

* Not an IANT supporter member? Become one today by selecting the join-and-go option. Learn more about the IANT Supporter program here:

For more information on past Ivey Venture Forums, visit:

For any questions, please contact Alicia Sikiric, MSc ’11.

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