ResolveTO is produced by Startupfest, Canada’s largest startup event, held in Montreal every July. Startupfest is Canada’s defining event for entrepreneurs, with attendees from around the globe. Past speakers include Alexis O’Hanian (Founder, Reddit), Kara Swisher (Executive Editor, Re/Code), Tim O’Reilly (President, O’Reilly Media), Tobias Lutke (Founder, Shopify), Danae Ringelmann (Founder, IndieGoGo), to name a few.  

This inaugural Toronto event will combine the trademark energy of Startupfest with new enterprise thinking. Both startup and enterprise are invited to collaborate and share insights on innovation, disruption, fast company culture, and digital transformation. ResolveTO will also offer “speed dating” zones – lounge zones where corporate innovators can invite startups to collaborate with them. Each zone will propose experts and offer compelling contests and prizes. ResolveTO will be offering a $100,000 investment prize and Highline Beta will offer a $25,000 investment prize and acceptance in their program. Many other highly value zones will assure connections will be made, with real value prizes for our most innovative startups. 

“Toronto is leading the charge to create a truly innovative hub in Canada. The talented individuals who are creating new ideas and new industries have a world of options in front of them. To keep them here, to benefit from the wealth and jobs they create and the ideas and industries they spawn, we are taking action,” said Mayor Tory. “ResolveTO will bring together the most influential minds in startups and business from around the world to Toronto to consider starting up here, investing here, and creating jobs here.”

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with the City of Toronto on this new event.” Says Philippe Telio, Founder of both Startupfest and ResolveTO. “When the agility, energy, and unconstrained thinking of startups, meets the capital, market access, and brand power of the world’s great companies, the result is not just surviving, but flourishing, in the face of digital upheaval.”

The event will include content from both startup veterans, and enterprise leaders, with a winter village showcasing relevant themes in the industry. A Startup track will focus on scaling, acquisition, and enterprise partnerships, while an Enterprise track will explore how companies should use a startup mindset, innovation, and self-disruption to survive and thrive in today’s high-change business environment.

ResolveTO will be held at 505 Richmond Street West; Startups, corporates, and service providers can apply for a tent, or demo table, in the Winter Village at www.resolveto.com, and tickets are now available online.