Xcelerate Summit. Central Ontario’s Premier Business Event.

REGISTER NOW: October 25th-27th 2022

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About Xcelerate

We are excited to be hosting the Summit live and in-person for 2022. Learn practical techniques and participate in business engagement opportunities through an agenda packed with a keynote presentation, workshops and a brand new lineup each year on the Presidents’ Panel.

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Highlighted Keynotes


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Mitch Joel

Innovation Strategist and Visionary


Meet our Featured Experts


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Kailey Gilchrist

President’s Panelist

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Jessica Russell

Exporting/EDC

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Carol Robinson

Pathways to Scaling

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Michael Agema

Innovating Your Talent Strategy Panelist

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Dave Shorey

Grow Workshop

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Rick Black

President’s Panelist

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Chris Gariepy

President’s Panel Moderator

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Ben Frisch

Digital Advertising Bootcamp

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Cheryl Widdrington

Targeting Strategic Partnerships Panelist

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Denise Tucker

Targeting Strategic Partnerships Panelist

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Jenn Walker

EQ for Entrepreneurship

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John Daggett

Innovating Your Talent Strategy Panelist

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Nicole Norris

Flourishing Business Model Canvas for Start-Ups

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Ondine Hogeboom

Flourishing Business Model Canvas for Start-Ups

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Chris Adams

Moderator

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Jan Bailey

Enhancing Communication for Immediate Success

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Stephanie Gourlie

Targeting Strategic Partnerships Panel Moderator

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Jesse Kerr

Moderator

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Kit Redding

Using Technology to Scale Your Operation

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Mary Reinhart

Pathways to Scaling Panelist

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Nina Purewal

Xpert Class: Letting Sh*t Go

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David Hobson

Intellectual Property (IP) Advice for Small Business Owners

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Alison Oakes

Targeting Strategic Partnerships Panelist

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Jerome Horowitz

Targeting Strategic Partnerships Panelist

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Pierre Cléroux

BDC Economic Outlook

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Wilf Steimle

GXF Investor Pavilion

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Michael Badham

GXF Investor Pavilion

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Jilaine Parkes

Scale Stream: Using Technology to Scale Your Operation Panelist

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Tim Newton

Using Technology to Scale Your Operation Moderator

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Bureh

Musician

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Cait Patrick

President’s Panelist

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Zahra Alharazi

XcelerateNow Speaker

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Riccardo Irivarren

XcelerateNow Speaker

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Carmine Stumpo

President’s Panelist

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Josh Valler

SpriggHR Experts In House

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Nicole Murphy

SpriggHR Experts In House

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Aaron Styles

Targeting Strategic Partnerships Panelist

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Steve Loftus

Angel Investing Speaker

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Paul Larche

Angel Investing Speaker


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Highlights

Check out the gallery of photos from past Xcelerate Summits





Meet the Presidents Panel of past years!

  1. AdBank – Jon Gillham
  2. Beatties Distillers – Liz Beattie
  3. MediPharm – Keith Strachan
  4. Swirleez – Teresa Woolard
  5. Xcelerate Summit – 2017 Re-Cap




Presenting Partners

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Presented in partnership with

the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.
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Sponsors

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Invest Barrie

Summit Sponsor

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Georgian Angel Network

Keynote Sponsor

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HBEC

Keynote Sponsor & Grow Stream Sponsor

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Town of Collingwood

Start Stream Sponsor

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County of Simcoe Ec Dev

Scale Stream Sponsor

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Small Business Centre Barrie

Scale Stream Sponsor

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Studio 204

President’s Panel Sponsor

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SpriggHR

Experts in House Sponsor

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Barriston Law

Experts in House & Parking Sponsor

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Central Ontario Broadcasting

Media & Pop-Up Talk Sponsor

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