MaRS Mornings is a monthly breakfast series that celebrates creative founders in the innovation community. Start your day with a coffee and inspiring talks from experienced entrepreneurs, visionary business leaders and innovators. 

Join us for our next MaRS Mornings with speaker Manny Padda of New Avenue Capital.

Manny Padda will be speaking about his background and how he went from the goal of being an investment banker to ending up in the executive search space. He’ll share how executive search prepared him for angel investing and talk about the businesses he’s started. For those interested in how to pitch an angel investor, Manny will share some of his advice.


  • 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.: Registration and light breakfast
  • 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.: Presentation and Q&A

About Manny Padda

Manny Padda is an entrepreneur, angel investor and philanthropist based in Vancouver, BC. A self-made entrepreneur who built his first multi-million-dollar company at age 26, he is the founder of New Avenue Capital, a global firm focusing on four fundamental pillars: investment, lending, recruitment and philanthropy. Manny was recently awarded Startup Canada’s 2017 National Entrepreneur Promotion Award, 2017 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Pacific Awards Finalist, NACO’s 2016 Canadian Angel Investor of the Year Award and Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 Under 40.

The recipient of the 2016 Governor General Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers and Entrepreneur Organization’s Global Citizen of the Year, Manny is a true philanthropic leader dedicated to providing education and mentorship to today’s youth. His two main pillars for philanthropy are children and education — he believes every child deserves a chance to be educated and it is his personal mission to educate more than one million people worldwide. Manny plans to achieve this by actively contributing to numerous organizations through mentorship, investment and philanthrophy.

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