BARRIE

36 Hours / 15 Talks
Expert and Inspiring Speakers

October 24-25


December 1, 2016 Xcelerate Summit

The community partners of Xcelerate Summit once again thank all of the dedicated sponsors who supported Xcelerate Summit 2016! Through in kind and monetary sponsorship, Xcelerate Summit was a huge success which saw a number of attendees engaging in new techniques and findings within the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Highlights from 2016:

  • Innovation Alley – Attendees of Xcelerate Summit were invited to enjoy an amazing lunch provided by the chefs and culinary students of Georgian College’s, The First Class. During this networking lunch, attendees mingled within a range of innovative and tech based displays from the newest line of startups and makers from the Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre. For the braver attendees, this also included their first exposure to the world of virtual reality!
  • Innovate Like an Entrepreneur by Dr. Sean Wise – Closing keynote speaker, Sean Wise, led the participants of Xcelerate Summit in an interactive innovation session which highlighted the naked truth behind the innovation of an entrepreneur. Sean shared stories and experiences of the time he spent with uber entrepreneurs Kevin O’Leary, Brett Wilson, Harry Rosen, John Sleeman, Debbie Travis and many more. Participants were left charged up, engaged, and ready to grow their innovation pipeline.
  • Social Networking with Sonic Coalition – Attendees celebrated the close of Xcelerate Summit by grooving along with the rock tunes of Barrie’s own, Sonic Coalition. Kenzington Burger Bar generously hosted this exciting networking opportunity and kept the participants well fuelled with their excellent menu items!

Many thanks to SNAP’d Barrie who were able to capture some great photos – see the full photo gallery here!

Don’t forget to save the date for Xcelerate Summit 2017 – October 25th & 26th!