Dear Community members,
We cordially invite you to attend, a CATA partnered event with Wilfrid Laurier University’s Lazaridis Institute and Hockeystick on Canada’s Global ‘DRIVE’ Conference on Scaleup Ecosystems.”
DRIVE is our inaugural Canada’s global conference on scaleup ecosystems, with a mission of answering the question of how do we create domestic value in a global tech economy? Our research team is collecting answers to exactly this question, across all geographies, theories, schemes, and designs for scaling have proliferated — some more successful than others.
You will join policy-makers, researchers, accelerators and successful tech CEOs from around the globe to compare best practices and highlight bold ideas. DRIVE is not just a collection of talking heads. DRIVE is data-driven: you can decide for yourself which strategies, tactics and approaches really work, because we’re asking speakers to bring with them the data that demonstrates the impact of their practices. DRIVE will deliver provocative keynotes, new opportunities for global partnerships and proven ways to create value.
We are delighted to confirm keynote speaker, Richard Florida, Thought-leader and author, The Rise of the Creative Class.
The Economist recently said that Richard Florida was “as close to a household name as it is possible for an urban theorist to be in America,” Esquire has included him on its annual list of “The Best and the Brightest,” and Fast Company dubbed him an “intellectual rock star.”
He is author of several influential global best sellers, including the award-winning The Rise of the Creative Class, which 800-CEO-Read singled out as “one of the best business books of all time.” His latest book, The Great Reset, argues that long-term economic recovery turns on reinventing the way we live and work.
At DRIVE, we will ask:
The conversation has been started, now it’s time join with us to DRIVE the solution.
Please register today at: https://tinyurl.com/yc32ttg6
We can’t wait to see you there.
Micheál J. Kelly
Dean, School of Business and Economics, Laurier
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