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Collision 2019 was an incredible event where over 25000 innovators, leaders and entrepreneurs descended on Toronto. The The Startup Coach and the TorontoStarts Leadership team were there taking it all in. While Andrea and Meagan were following the different content tracks and there was something for everyone. The Startup Coach spent most of the conference talking to TorontoStarts community Startups connecting them to investors and other resources and talking to new ones. Here are some pictures and highlights from Collision 2019 with The Startup Coach

Therapy Innovations at Collision 2019
Therapy Innovations at Collision 2019

Great to see Therapy Innovations at Collision 2019.  Said is changing the physiotherapy landscape with his patented technology.  You can hear me interview him in an upcoming episode of the Startup Talk Podcast

Stage at Collision 2019
Stage at Collision 2019

heetal Jaitly of Tribalscale after his speech at Collision 2019 with The Startup Coach
Sheetal Jaitly of Tribalscale after his speech at Collision 2019 with The Startup Coach

I can’t say enough good things about Sheetal Jaitly and the tribe at TribalScale.  They really believe and support the community.  They were hosting TorontoStarts events long before they had an event space.  TorontoStarts owes him and TribalScale a lot for helping us become Toronto’s Startup community!  Thank You!  Oh yes and if you ever get a chance to see him speak like he did at Collision 2019 make sure you do!


Armin of Node App at Collision 2019
Armin of Node App at Collision 2019

Armin from Node App showing how they are the Influencer Marketing Platform for Food and Beverages Brands providing businesses and influencers with a platform for collaborations and social media campaigns. Are you a restaurant looking to grow your business check them out.


Ilya of VanHack with The Startup Coach at Collision 2019
Ilya of VanHack with The Startup Coach at Collision 2019

Ilya from VanHack we have known each other for a few years now but this is the first time we have met thanks Collision 2019.


Michael of Horizon Blockchain Games at Collision 2019
Michael of Horizon Blockchain Games at Collision 2019

missed both of Michael’s appearances on stage at Collision 2019 and only got to say hello looking forward to getting together with him and getting the latest on SkyWeaver and Horizon Blockchain Games.   But I did get a good picture. 


Bitbuy with The Startup Coach at Collision 2019

Great to catch up with Jordan, Dean, and Charlie from Bitbuy.ca at Collision 2019. BitBuy is where Canadians buy and sell digital currency. They have been part of TorontoStarts community for a long time. Fun fact The Startup Coach can often be found discussing which hats are the best with Dean at various events across the city

Collision 2019
Collision 2019

Jay from Bicom and The Startup Coach at Collision 2019
Jay from Bicom and The Startup Coach at Collision 2019

Jay from Bicom and the Startup Coach catching up at Collision 2019.  Jay is a new mentor for Marketing and PR for TorontoStarts and an avid Raptors fan so I may not see him again till after the finals.  Go Raps Go!


Akon with The Startup Coach at Collision 2019
Akon with The Startup Coach at Collision 2019

One of my highlights of Collision 2019 was bailing on Will and Ryan very unceremoniously (sorry guys) when I had the chance to meet Akon.


Will - OutLoud Speakers School, Ryan - Equivesto, The Startup Coach
Will – OutLoud Speakers School, Ryan – Equivesto, The Startup Coach

Having a great time at Collision 2019 with my friends  The best pitching coach in Toronto (and TorontoStarts mentor) Will from Outloud Speakers School and Ryan from Equivesto.  Did you know that together we run amazing pitch prep sessions for conferences and pitch competitions?  You can hear me talk to Ryan and his co-founder Alex on Startup Talk Podcast Episode 18.


Great content on stage at Collision 2019
Great content on stage at Collision 2019
The Nix Sensor at Collision 2019
The Nix Sensor at Collision 2019

Great Discussion on stage at Collision 2019
Great Discussion on stage at Collision 2019

Roverparking at Collision 2019
Roverparking at Collision 2019

Hey Toronto tired of expensive and hard to find parking?  Have you tried Roverparking.com seriously the solution is great.  We met the Rover parking team at the Geo Web Summit 2018 they were on a panel The Startup Coach was part of.  If you drive and park in Toronto go to roverparking.com now!  We’ll wait here for you.


Yourtable at Collision 2019
YourTable at Collision 2019

Everyone was so busy there are a few people I missed and many more I completely forgot to take pictures of!  Was looking forward to chatting with yourtable.co at Collision 2019 I guess I’ll have to catch them some other time. 

Will - OutLoud Speakers School & Inram - Instage at Collision 2019
Will – OutLoud Speakers School & Inram – Instage at Collision 2019

Will from OutLoud Speakers School reacts to InStage VR solution for public speaking training.  Inram co-founder of Instage was part of TorontoStarts AR/VR Summit in 2018 and the Instage solution is very impressive, but don’t take my word for it watch Will’s reaction.

Will reacts to Instage VR training platform

Planet Tech Stage at Collision 2019
Planet Tech Stage at Collision 2019

Zain of Fiix with The Startup Coach at Collision 2019
Zain of Fiix with The Startup Coach at Collision 2019

Zain and the team at Fiix.io are a great Toronto Startup.   Fiix brings certified professional mechanics to you to fix your car, change your tires and more,  Where ever you are.  Did you know they one the first TorontoStarts pitch competition in 2015?  They have gone on to Y-combinator and to raised over 10 million and I’ll be getting them out to talk to the community and be on the Startup Talk Podcast soon.


The Pitch at Collision 2019
The Pitch at Collision 2019

The pitch completion at Collision 2019 seemed to never end, these contestants are getting ready for their round.  On the right is Adrian from Groundhogg .  They make the first marketing automation wordpress plugins that will not only save you money but make you money!

Kundan CEO of The App lab with The Startup Coach at Collision 2019
Kundan CEO of The App lab with The Startup Coach at Collision 2019

Kundan Joshi CEO of The App Lab planning a few things with The Startup Coach. Kundan has been mentoring with TorontoStarts for a few years now.


Alan - TokenFunder with The Startup Coach at Collision 2019
Alan – TokenFunder with The Startup Coach at Collision 2019

We ran into Alan of TokenFunder several times at Collision 2019.  TokenFunder is Canada’s first registered security token Exempt Market Dealer. Alan often mentors TorontoStarts startups and is a regular at Startup Drinks and our cryptocurrency events. The Startup Coach has been a community advisor for TokenFunder for a while and you can look forward to some exciting things from them.


Justin Hartzman - Needls and Coinsmart with The Startup Coach at Collision 2019
Justin Hartzman – Needls and Coinsmart with The Startup Coach at Collision 2019

Justin Hartzman of Needls and Coinsmart to great companies one passionate serial entrepreneur.  He has spoken and been on panels at TorontoStarts events and is a great speaker.


Boss Insights at Collision 2019
Boss Insights at Collision 2019

It’s Toronto startup Boss Insights Keren and her cofounder are brilliant you need to check out how they are unlocking greater returns for investors


Alan - Tokenfunder and Zuzana - BooknBrunch at Collision 2019
Alan – Tokenfunder and Zuzana – BooknBrunch at Collision 2019

Alan from TokenFunder and the amazing Zuzana of BooknBrunch not pictured here the equally amazing Daniela of BooknBrunch.  You can hear me talk to both of them about their journey from depression to idea and now being live in over 35 cities on the Startup Talk Podcast Episode 16.


A few of our community got together for pic thanks Tori of Workhaus collision 2019
A few of our community got together for pic thanks Tori of Workhaus

All of our friends from Workhaus had a great time at Collision 2019 and we are looking forward to and already planning a secret after party for Collision 2020 (don’t tell anyone….)

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