Meet & Greet: Estonian Startup Community
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A delegation from Creative Destruction Lab Estonia will be visiting Toronto in June, and they look forward to meeting the local Estonian community and everyone else interested in innovation, entrepreneurship, and collaboration.
The Meet & Greet will feature a fireside chat by Sten Tamkivi, a seasoned tech entrepreneur and investor, and Katheron Intson, an Estonian-Canadian healthteach founder. Their conversation will be moderated by Marielle Voksepp.
The evening will conclude with plenty of opportunities to network. Info on Estonian companies participating can be found below.
Sten Tamkivi is a Founding Partner of CDL-Estonia and invests actively as a Co-founder of Plural Platform and Partner of Taavet+Sten. He was an early executive of Skype up until $8.5B exit to MSFT; co-founded Teleport that was acquired by Topia in 2017. Sten values a tolerant, open and creative society, speaks up for entrepreneurship, supports the startup movement, occasionally invests, pushes for better tech education.
Kath Intson (an Estonian Canadian) is a doctoral candidate and adjunct in pharmacology at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine. Her work with rare disease patients and social media marketing expertise lead to the creation of Varient, a digital health and techbio company that crowdsources effective treatments for rare disease patients.
Marielle Voksepp is an experienced leader, educator, and investor whose work with technology startups spans more than a decade. She has designed and delivered numerous accelerator programs and advised leading entrepreneurial support organizations across Canada including MaRS Discovery District, Futurpreneur Canada and Innovate Financial Health. As Managing Director at The Narwhal Project, Marielle advises startups on obtaining capital to fund their growth. She is also a startup coach at the University of Calgary's Hunter Hub and an active angel investor.
- Vool - Novel smart electrical panel technology enabling electric grids to support up to 3x power consumption, without costly updates to existing infrastructure. Wide range of use cases from EV (Electric Vehicle) charging to being integrated into every household's electrical panel.
- Avokaado - All-in-one toolbox for anyone in an organization to automate, negotiate, sign, and manage contracts, empowering companies to maintain a single source of truth for all their contracts on a single platform.
- LightCode Photonics - Dynamic pixel 3D cameras for smart machines enabling them to see the world built for humans.
- Menken Trials - Platform for accelerating study conduct with built-in compliance checks to maximize quality, eliminate errors and reduce workload in clinical trials.
- Timbeter - AI-powered digital solution for sustainable forest management and logistics that is making the sector efficient, transparent and traceable.
- GScan - Fully automated scanners and tomography systems for security, customs and industrial applications using ART (Atmospheric Ray Tomography).
- eID Easy- Identity-based electronic signature marketplace that offers a variety of signature methods from different countries that helps document management systems collect a wide array of validated virtual signatures.
Location: Tartu College (310 Bloor St. W., Toronto)
Partners: KESKUS International Estonian Centre, EKN Estonian Central Council of Canada, Embassy of Estonia Ottawa, Creative Destruction Lab, Tehnopol, Latitude 44,