Peter Evans invited me to attend David Thompson’s keynote dinner at MaRS as part of the Global Connect 2006 last week in Toronto.It was just a fantastic evening but I wasn’t able to attend any of the other sessions at the conference (for that matter, I wasn’t invited and didn’t have a conference pass).
- Tapping the Risk Capital Tree – Leaders of angel and venture capital organizations in Canada and the United States present the most recent data on the Valley (of Death, that is), and how it is being traversed by successful start-ups.
- Innovation and the Creative Environment – Geoff Cape [invited], CEO, Evergreen; Tim Jones, CEO, Artscape; Meric Gertler [invited], Goldring Chair in Canadian Studies, and Co-Director, Program on Globalization and Regional Innovation Studies, University of Toronto.
- Countering the Slings and Arrows of Outrageous Fortune: Accelerators/Regional Collaboratives – Session moderated by Greg Horowitt, Director and Co-Founder, Global CONNECT. Panelists: Monica Doss, President and CEO, Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED, North Carolina); Victor Hwang, President, Larta Institute;; Mary Walshok, Co-founder, CONNECT (San Diego), Debbie Weinstein, Chair OCRI, Ottawa