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IEEE N3XT Toronto 2016


1 October 2016 | MaRS | Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The name N3XT™ embodies the spirit of future technological development by using the root of the word “next,” and the numeral “3” to represent the three event pillars of ideas, innovation, and inspiration. By bringing together the technical entrepreneur community, this event will foster collaboration and innovation, as well as provide encouragement and skills building to entrepreneurs looking to make their mark.

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Michael Hyatt

Dragon on CBC's Next Gen Den

Kamal Hassan

Founder and CEO of IncMind; Director of Founder Institute Toronto

Allan Tear

Co-Founder and Managing Partner | Betaspring, 2017 IEEE Entrepreneurship Adhoc Chair, IEEE Entrepreneurship Stars Judge, & 2018-2019 IEEE Entrepreneurship Leadership
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Rakesh Kumar

President and CEO | TCX Technology Connexions, Active IEEE Volunteer, 2016 IEEE Entrepreneurship Vice Chair and 2017 IEEE Entrepreneurship Member-At-Large
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Sara Rehman

Co-Founder of Agora Technologies

Aneshia Y. Smith

Executive Director | Aneshia Y. Smith Institute for Women and Girls
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Jessica F. Winchester

Associate at Bookoff McAndrews PLLC

Stefan Palios

Founder of Ziversity

Rachel Zimmer & Bram Warshafsky

Co-Founders at 5Crowd
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Helge Seetzen

CEO of TandemLaunch

Rani Yadav-Ranjan

Founder and Chief Executive of 4PIA, Inc. (People In Action)

Adnan Raza

Senior Business Strategy Consultant | Mackenzie Investments

Terry Wong

Principal, Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP

Melissa Marshall

Scientific Presentations Expert

Scott Stirrett

Executive Director and Founder of Venture for Canada

Mohammad Asad Rehman Chaudhry

Executive Director, Soptimizer
Amy Balliett Headshot

Amy Balliett

Co-Founder & CEO of Killer Infographics

Akhil Sivanandan

Co-Founder | Green Story

Caitlin MacGregor

CEO & Co-founder of Plum

Samantha Snabes

Co-Founder and Catalyst | re:3D & 2020-2021 Immediate Past Chair & 2018-2019 Chair & IEEE Entrepreneurship Stars Judge

Ashar Baig

Director, Technology Planning and Strategy at Huawei Technologies

Brian Meece

Co-Founder & CEO of RocketHub
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Derek Newton

Assistant Vice-President, Innovation, Partnerships and Entrepreneurship at University of Toronto
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Avery Francis

Senior Talent Manger,
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Gerry Roston

CEO of Civionics

Silu Modi

Director | Innovation Partnerships, Technology & Innovation Group at RBC

Randi Sumner

Senior Director, Strategy & Entrepreneurship | IEEE Staff

Ken Stauffer

2022-2023 Immediate Past Chair (Voting Member)
Serial Entrepreneur


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MaRS Discovery Centre - 101 College Street, Toronto, Ontario.

mediacentre-mars-buildingMaRS Discovery District (@MaRSDD) in Toronto is the one of the world’s largest urban innovation hubs supporting a new generation of innovators who aim to make the world a better place by creating solutions that address key societal challenges. It is a community that encourages entrepreneurial thinking through education programs and events, and helps startups launch, grow and scale. In the last three years, MaRS ventures have raised $1.3 billion in capital and earned $640 million in revenue.

MaRS works with an extensive network of partners to help entrepreneurs launch and grow the innovative companies that are building our future. Our vision is bold; our mission is more important than ever before.


Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre

30 Carlton Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 2E9 Canada

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For questions about booking a room, please contact Shana Pepin (

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Rosh Hashanah Observance

IEEE N3XT is the day prior to Rosh Hashanah. For attendees who wish to celebrate and observe on 2 October, we provide the following information:

The nearest Synagogue is Congregation Rodfei Sholom Anshei Kiev (“The Kiever”) Synagogue, an 11 minute drive from the MaRS Discovery District. Tickets are required to attend services. Details will be available on the Synagogue website a month or more prior to the holidays.  

Congregation Rodfei Sholom Anshei Kiev (“The Kiever”)
25 Bellevue Avenue
Toronto ON  M5T 2N5
416 593 9702

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