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Gateway to Canada and The World - Canada is a destination of choice for the entrepreneur

When & Where

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Hall A2

About This Talk

Canada is a destination of choice for start-ups, scale-ups, and global business operations. According to CB Insights, Canada completed 726 deals in 2022, where funding reached $8.9B in 2022 [21% drop YoY]. Early-stage deal share jumped to 68% in 2022, while mid- and late-stage share fell to 9% each. Some of the most active investors have included BDC Capital, Mistral Venture Partners, Evok Innovations, Radical Ventures, and Round13 Capital. The keynote will highlight the maturity of the investment ecosystem in Canada, startup/scale-up opportunities around Canada’s immigration programs for entrepreneurs, and Canada’s position within the world economy through access to multiple markets, including Asia-Pacific and Europe/MENA. In addition, Consul General Sarkar will discuss relevant topics, including AI, Quantum, and Web 3.0.


Rana Sarkar
Consul General
Consul General of Canada in San Francisco
Chris Albinson
President & CEO

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