Made in York Region

Made in York Region: Navigating the New Reality

On behalf of ventureLAB and the Regional Municipality of York, we want to thank you for attending the third annual Made in York Region: Navigating the New Reality conference held on December 1 to 3, 2020.

 

We hope that you found the conference informative and worthwhile. The primary goal of this conference was to bring together hundreds of like-minded tech professionals to connect with York Region’s vast innovation ecosystem. Our diverse and dynamic group of panelists provided a deep dive into hardware and healthcare technology, as well as inclusivity & diversity policies. The Pitch Competition brought together an impressive group of tech startups to reimagine business continuity for main street businesses amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

You can now view all of the talks from MIYR. Catch any of the sessions you missed, or rewatch the sessions that resonated the most with you.

 

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Thank You to Our Partners

Dates: December 1 – 3, 2020 

Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

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Event Agenda (Subject to Change)

What can we expect at Made in York Region: Navigating the New Reality

2020 Speakers

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Panel Discussion – How Investing in Canada’s Hardware Will Drive Economic Recovery”

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How Investing in Canada’s Hardware Will Drive Economic Recovery, will explore how hardware and semiconductors will play a crucial role in Canada’s economic recovery and sustainability. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted Canada’s major gaps and challenges, but with challenges always comes opportunity, particularly in our domestic supply chain. Hardware is often overlooked, but is critical in the development and commercialization of high-tech innovations.

Panel Discussion – Canada’s Lifeline: The Intersection of Health and Hardware

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Canada’s Lifeline: The Intersection of Health and Hardware will explore how healthcare technologies and solutions will play a crucial role in Canada’s economic recovery and sustainability. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted Canada’s major gaps and challenges, particularly in the way we can use technology in our healthcare sector. We have witnessed the removal of regulatory barriers, changes to reimbursement and public investment in funding healthcare technologies which have enabled companies to quickly pivot to addressing needs in the healthcare sector. What lessons does this provide us with, and what does it mean for the future of healthcare technology?

Panel Discussion – Rebuilding a More Equitable Country: Lessons From Lockdown

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Rebuilding a More Equitable Country: Lessons from Lockdown will explore how to make the technology sector more equitable, the importance of unlearning our unconscious bias, and the role that allies will play in elevating underrepresented individuals in technology. If Canada wants to reach its potential, these underrepresented groups need to be at the core of driving change.

Pitch Competition

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The Pitch Competition gives small and medium enterprises incorporated in Canada the opportunity to showcase their solution to a broad audience, including industry, investors, government, media, and more. Eight finalists  joined us to pitch their solutions. The winner of this year’s Pitch Competition walked away with $25,000. Check out the winners.

Sponsorship Opportunities

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Made in York Region: Navigating the New Reality offers sponsorship opportunities that are tailor-made to fit your brand, marketing objectives and budget. Made in York Region: Navigating the New Reality puts you at the forefront of York Region’s tech ecosystem, and connects you with founders and industry leaders. 

 

As a sponsor, you have the unique opportunity to support tech start-ups and entrepreneurs within your community by providing them with access to resources and networking connections. With a focus on the journey and development of start-ups and entrepreneurs, the ventureLAB team strives to guide companies through the processes of business development with a highly-skilled and experienced team of advisors, and programming tailored to the phases of start-ups.

 

Sponsoring Made in York Region: Navigating the New Reality connects you to a broad audience of industry leaders, tech founders, investors, public servants, and more. Comparable events in previous years have yielded over 2.8 million impressions, an organic reach of over 312,000, and over 430 tweets.

 

Contact marketing@venturelab.ca to get your tailored sponsorship package today.


In order to make next year’s conference even more successful, we request that you fill out this post-event survey. We thank you in advance for your comments and suggestions and we assure you that each will be given consideration so that future conferences and events will be even more of a success. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE SURVEY.

Want to know more? Contact marketing@venturelab.ca for more details.

 

We look forward to seeing you next year! 

 

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