Telfer MBA Conference Series

Saturday, June 3, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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Telfer MBA Conference Series — We Connect You with Original Thinkers

The Telfer MBA Conferences connect you with original thinkers whose ideas are transforming business and management in Canada and around the world.

How to grow your Start-Up from $0 to $10 million

Shopify demonstrates that people who have never built a business can successfully launch a new 'Software as a Service (SaaS) Business to Business (B2B)' company from inception to $8 billion market capitalization in just over a decade.

In the first part of the conference, founders who have grown B2B Start-ups from inception to $10 million will share some critical path-dependent decisions that led to their success.  You will hear real feedback on product, market, people, technology and funding decisions that arise when building a successful SaaS B2B company in today’s high growth, dynamic start-up environment.

The second half of the event will feature contracting opportunities available through the Office of Small and Medium Enterprise and Stakeholder Engagement (OSMESE), including the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP). This session will also showcase insights from a new Telfer study that examines the links between federal procurement, innovation and gender in business ownership.


Stephen Daze
, Dom Herrick Entrepreneur in Residence, Telfer School of Management

Guest Speakers:
Andrew Waitman
, CEO, Assent Compliance Inc.
Matt Whitteker, Founder, Assent Compliance, Vice-President of Marketing, Assent Compliance Inc.
Aydin Mirzaee, Founder, CEO of Fellow
Barbara Orser, Deloitte Professor in the Management of Growth Enterprises, Telfer School of Management
Desmond Gray, Director General, Office of Small and Medium Enterprises and Stakeholder Engagement, Acquisitions Program, Public Services and Procurement Canada


Saturday, June 3, 2017
9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Telfer School of Management
Desmarais Building
DMS 1150
55 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
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This event is open to the public and is free to attend
RSVP deadline:
Saturday, June 3, 2017, 8:30 a.m.

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Contact Information

Christyne Auger
(613) 562-5800 x 4684

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