Entrepreneurs Get Ready: The Valley Is Coming to Town

April 2, 2014 Chris Arsenault

This post originally appeared on the iNovia blog on April 1st, 2014. 

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How many opportunities do you get to rub elbows with some of the biggest influencers, most successful founders and actively engaged investors?

The C100 is back with its flagship @AccelerateMTL on April 10, an exclusive event celebrating and showcasing our local startup community alongside some of the biggest influencers and successful entrepreneurs from the Valley. This year’s theme is all about Scaling Innovation. High-profile speakers and panelists will be sharing stories on how to accelerate growth, exploring what growth really means, and what it takes to be the next billion-dollar company.

What can you expect at AccelerateMTL?

The day will be split into two sessions: a private morning session and a public afternoon event. The invite-only in the morning and tickets are scarce because AccelerateMTL focuses on facilitating meaningful relationships to accelerate the community. Some of the highlights of the morning sessions will be a keynote and up-close conversation about redefining markets with Ajay Royan, Managing Partner at Mithrill Capital (a half a $B fund he launched along-side with Peter Thiel), followed by Katherine Barr, Partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures. Katherine is hosting an interactive workshop on negotiation – whether it’s for a job hire, venture capital investment or managing customer relationships. Insightful roundtable discussions and exclusive networking are also some of the perks for those lucky enough to get in.

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We then open up to a public afternoon session (but hurry, because tickets get snapped up quick). Open to the tech entrepreneur community at large, you’ll have the opportunity to see Wesley Chan, ex-Google Ventures general partner, who was an early employee and product founder of Google Analytics and Google Voice. You’ll hear from Nigel Beck, Vice President of Business Development and M&A for Social Software at IBM, on how NOT to work with big corporations and engage in a fireside chat featuring Jeff Booth, CEO of BuildDirect as he explores a deal from two sides with Katherine Barr. *Note: for a full list of speakers, visit https://www.picatic.com/C100MTL

#AccelerateMTL is a unique platform helping entrepreneurs build high speed companies by facilitating connections outside of our local community in order build big business. The value of relationships goes beyond our local community and helps integrate us with the larger startup, tech, entrepreneurial community that is exploding on a global scale.

We hope to see you there! For tickets visithttps://www.picatic.com/C100MTL

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