8 Canadian tech companies were honoured.
Razor Suleman (Founder Achievers) and Reza Satchu (Co-Founder, Next 36 and Managing Director, Alignvest)
Chris Sukornyk (Founder/CEO Chango)
Don Guloien (CEO, Manulife) and Rick Spence (National Post)
200 members of the community came out to support The Next 36.
Marie Van Wassenhoven (Director of Sales, Vertical Scope) and Tony Lacavera (Founder, WIND)
Welcome to the 2015 Spotlight Awards overlooking the beautiful Toronto skyline.
John Ruffolo (CEO, Omers Ventures) with wife and Craig Campbell (CEO, Resilience Capital)
Marcus Monteiro (Executive Chef, Brassaii)
Delicious cupcakes by Lindsay Bakes, Toronto.
Chris and Lindsay Sukornyk (Award Winner - Chango)
Alex Baker (Relay) and Andrea Matheson (Next 36 Mentor)
Peter Carrescia (Managing Director, Next 36), Sarah Legault (National Director, Next 36), Nigel Beck (SVP, IBM), Don Guloien (CEO of Manulife) and Razor Suleman (Founder of Achievers)
Razor and Kari Suleman (Hosts of Spotlight Awards)
Scott Bonham ( Co-Founder, GGVC and Co-Chair of C100)
Pat Grady (Partner, Sequioa Capital)
Razor Suleman and the Achievers team
Jordan Banks (Managing Director of Facebook Canada)
Peter Carrescia (Managing Director, Next 36), Mathieu Peloqui (CMO, Stingray)
Nettie Brown and Robin Reilly
Chris Sukornyk (Founder/CEO Chango) and John Albright (Managing Partner, Relay Ventures)
Chris Simpson (CTO, Plenty of Fish) and Jordan Banks (Managing Director of Facebook Canada)
Bram and Satish (Shopify Executives) and John Ruffolo (CEO, OMERS Ventures)
Angela Strange (Partner at Andreessen Horowitz) and Chris Chapman (National Leader, KPMG)
Reza Satchu (Co-Founder, Next 36 and Managing Director, Alignvest)
Janet Bannister (Relay) and Catherine Graham (Right Sleeve)
Tom Ernerich (We Are Wearables)
JS Courvoyer (General Partner, Real Ventures)
I have to say that out of all of the events that I’ve been to in recent years, this was by far one of the most impressive events and exactly what we have looked for. To see the number of successful entrepreneurs, VC’s like Sequoia (who flew up from California just to attend the event), OMERS, Real Ventures, Relay, etc…was very impressive.