Canada’s Leading Hardware & Semiconductor Summit Arrives this November

MARKHAM, Ontario, September 19, 2023–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ventureLAB, leading global founder community for hardware technology, enterprise software and entrepreneurship, will be hosting its third HardTech Summit, Canada’s premier hardware conference, taking place on November 8 & 9, 2023 at the Toronto Marriott Markham. HardTech, in partnership with York Region, features prominent thought leaders that are putting Canada on the map for hardware and semiconductor innovation, producing transformative experiences, creating groundbreaking products with a global impact, and inspiring the next generation of tech titans.

“We’re excited to announce our upcoming HardTech Summit in November, gathering global experts and stakeholders in hardware, semiconductor and hardtech in general, for two eventful days of networking, connections and thought-leadership discussions,” said Hugh Chow, CEO of ventureLAB. “Beyond HardTech, we see it as a cornerstone in our mission to not only host our flagship summit, but to build a space that facilitates collaborations among industry partners, investors and entrepreneurs that will continue to create many more transformative innovations, technologies and products globally in the years to come.”

The summit has grown to reach a global audience that discusses ideas, opportunities, and challenges through thought-leadership panel discussions surrounding hardware and semiconductors in automotive, artificial intelligence, medtech, finance, talent and IP.

Featured panel discussions include:

● How will AI and Hardware EdgeAI shape the future of Canada’s Hardware ecosystem?

● iPhone on Wheels: The Future of Automobility and Transportation

● What’s Happening with Wearables in MedTech?

● Driving Investment in Canadian Hardware Startups: What Do VCs Consider?

● How do we meet the supercharged demand for hardware talent in Canada?

● Maximizing your Startup’s IP on a Startup’s budget

The two-day conference will include a full day of thought-leadership panel discussions with an opportunity for breakout sessions and networking with industry leaders from across the country. Not to mention, the second day will include ventureLAB’s most anticipated event of the summit, the Pitch Competition Gala Dinner where eight companies will pitch for their chance to take home a collective $50,000 in cash prizes. Attendees include new and established tech Founders and CEOs, investors and advisors, enterprises, government and media.

Join us in-person or virtually from anywhere in the world. Learn more and register for ventureLAB’s HardTech Summit. Plus, purchase your HardTech Summit Pitch Competition Gala ticket today!

About ventureLAB

ventureLAB is a leading global founder community for hardware technology and enterprise software companies in Canada. Located at the heart of Ontario’s innovation corridor in York Region, ventureLAB is part of one of the biggest and most diverse tech communities in Canada. Our initiatives focused on raising capital, talent retention, commercializing technology and IP, and customer acquisition have enabled thousands of companies to create over 5,000 jobs and raise more than $340 million in investment capital. At ventureLAB, we grow globally competitive tech titans that build-to-scale in Canada, for global markets.

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