A new event focused on global startups and enterprises


Toronto – November 22, 2016- The most influential minds in startups and enterprises will gather in Toronto, on January 25th, 2017, for three days of unconstrained thinking, and a unique, collaborative mashup of innovation, disruption, adaptive cultures, and emerging marketplaces at the newly launched ResolveTO event.

ResolveTO is produced by Startupfest, Canada’s largest startup event, held in Montreal every July. Startupfest is Canada’s defining event for entrepreneurs, with attendees from around the globe. Past speakers include Alexis O’Hanian (Founder, Reddit), Kara Swisher (Executive Editor, Re/Code), Tim O’Reilly (President, O’Reilly Media), Tobias Lutke (Founder, Shopify), Danae Ringelmann (Founder, IndieGoGo), to name a few.

This inaugural Toronto event will combine the trademark energy of Startupfest with new enterprise thinking. Both startup and enterprise are invited to collaborate and share insights on innovation, disruption, fast company culture, and digital transformation. ResolveTO will also offer “speed dating” zones – lounge zones where corporate innovators can invite startups to collaborate with them. There will be some 15 zones, including one where ResolveTO will offer a $100,000 investment prize, and one where Highline BETA will offer a minimum $25,000 investment prize, support, and partnership opportunities with their corporate customers. Each zone will host experts, and offer hard hitting content with a compelling contest, prize, or initiative for the most innovative startups in attendance.

“Toronto is leading the charge to create a truly innovative hub in Canada. The talented individuals who are creating new ideas and new industries have a world of options in front of them. To keep them here, to benefit from the wealth and jobs they create and the ideas and industries they spawn, we are taking action,” said Mayor Tory. “ResolveTO will bring together the most influential minds in startups and business from around the world to Toronto to consider starting up here, investing here, and creating jobs here.”

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with the City of Toronto on this new event.” Says Philippe Telio, Founder of both Startupfest and ResolveTO. “When the agility, energy, and unconstrained thinking of startups, meets the capital, market access, and brand power of the world’s great companies, the result is not just surviving, but flourishing, in the face of digital upheaval.”

The event will include content from both startup veterans, and enterprise leaders, with a winter village showcasing relevant themes in the industry. A Startup track will focus on scaling, acquisition, and enterprise partnerships, while an Enterprise track will explore how companies should use a startup mindset, innovation, and self-disruption to survive and thrive in today’s high-change business environment.

ResolveTO will be held at 505 Richmond Street West; Startups, corporates, and service providers can apply for a speed dating zone, or demo table, in the Winter Village at www.resolveto.com, and tickets are now available online.

About ResolveTO
For six years, global founders, funders and industry veterans have gathered at Startupfest in Montreal, Canada’s largest startup event, to learn, launch, and grow. This coming January 25-27, will see the first ever ResolveTO. An event held in Canada’s largest city, combining Startupfest’s unique vibe with the latest enterprise thinking. The event will bring together the best of young startups and large organizations, for a look at innovation, disruption and emerging markets.
Next year, let’s resolve to transform ourselves, and business as we know it, in the face of radical, constant change on a global stage. Learn more at https://www.resolveto.com

Startupfest is Canada’s largest Startup event. Held every July, in Montreal, for the past 6-years, it has grown into a global gathering of the world’s best entrepreneurs, founders, investors, and mentors. The event features world-class content, from back-of-napkin ideas to champagne-popping exits, across three days of keynotes, interactive how-to sessions, thought-provoking predictions, and a healthy dose of irreverence. Learn more at http://www.startupfest.com

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Julie Melanson


    1. Sera Buyukbicer January 5, 2017 at 4:54 pm ·

      Do you know what the number of prospective attendees is deemed to be at this year’s ResolveTO event?

    2. ResolveTO January 5, 2017 at 5:38 pm ·

      Hi Sera! We’re expecting 2000 people at the first edition of ResolveTO. See you there!