MaRS teams up with Elevate to showcase innovators in sustainability and AI at the 2023 Festival
The annual tech and innovation festival takes place at Meridian Hall, the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, and the Design Exchange in Toronto from September 26-28
TORONTO, Sept. 21, 2023 /CNW/ - MaRS is collaborating with Elevate Festival, Canada's largest homegrown tech and innovation festival, to showcase innovators and build momentum around Canadian startups.
In 2023, Elevate Festival continues to bring top tech leaders and luminaries to its stages, inspiring an audience of 10,000+ entrepreneurs, investors, startups, media, policy makers and innovators. Headlining speakers at Elevate 2023 include:
"Since 2017, Elevate has provided a homegrown platform to showcase local and global leaders in tech, innovation and the creative sectors," says Krista Jones, Chief Delivery Officer, MaRS. "We are very proud to be collaborating with them this year to draw attention to the groundbreaking work happening in new materials innovation (MycoFutures); future food solutions (Opalia and Friendlier) and AI (Minerva AI; Penfield AI and Pontosense). Canadian tech is having an outsized impact in these areas like climate, food and AI and we look forward to highlighting pportunities to partner with these ventures."
"We're thrilled to be working with MaRS to shine a spotlight on Canadian innovators who are tackling some of today's biggest challenges," says Lisa Zarzeczny, Co-Founder and CEO of Elevate. "MaRS is doing incredible work to create opportunities for Canadian startups and scaleups, and we're proud to be working alongside them."
Elevate Festival will tackle 11 content tracks this year including AI, future societies, cybersecurity, as well as the latest trends in gaming, fintech, and the future of work. MaRS has a full itinerary showcasing thought leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators:
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