Elevate Toronto Announces Upcoming Dates; Rebrands to Elevate TechFest to Reflect Canada-wide Commitment
TORONTO, Jan. 30, 2018 /CNW/ - Elevate TechFest, formerly Elevate Toronto, announced today plans for its 2nd annual festival. With over 10,000 expected guests, the 3-day showcase – running from September 25-27, 2018 in Toronto – will feature all new content tracks, product launches, and an expanded Elevate-R Pitch, a March-madness style pitch competition showcasing the best scaleup companies from across Canada. Its new name, Elevate TechFest, reflects the company's mission to support the Canadian tech ecosystem coast to coast.
"Last year, we had an ambitious goal of creating a platform that would raise the profile of our country's innovation ecosystem," commented Razor Suleman, Co-founder and CEO of Elevate TechFest. "Our new name reflects our desire to build on that momentum, to disrupt together as a country, and demonstrate to a global audience that Canada is a powerhouse of innovation and technology."
In 2017, Elevate featured top speakers including legendary investor Vinod Khosla, godfathers of artificial intelligence Geoffrey Hinton and Yoshua Bengio, and Head of Uber ATG Raquel Urtasun. The upcoming festival plans to attract renowned international speakers and media, and will launch new features including a corporate buyer zone and one-on-one meetings with investors.
Tickets are currently available for this year's festival. For more information visit: elevatetechfest.com.
Elevate TechFest is Canada's largest innovation festival that brings together emerging and scaling startups, forward-thinking corporates, investors, senior government officials, academics and researchers, to raise the profile of the Canadian innovation ecosystem.
SOURCE Elevate TechFest
For further information: Lisa Zarzeczny, Elevate TechFest, 416-892-3324, [email protected]