Mentorship is fundamental to the growth journey for any company in the trenches of acceleration. 1855 MASTERCLASS features best-in-class industry leaders with proven track records of success- to inspire, empower, and equip our thriving business community with tools to achieve and drive growth. This intimate and exclusive showcase of “mastery” in thought leadership is delivered in real-time from Whitby’s Innovation District.
Listen, learn, and ask. The speakers are there to share and empower YOUR growth. Each episode will also be available for upload post event.
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Connect with industry leaders and cohorts for elite après-event
local food and drink.
Monthly sessions are held at the Whitby Courthouse Theatre in the heart of Whitby’s Innovation District, a short train ride from downtown Toronto.
Award-Winning Entrepreneur and Advisor, John has spent 20+ years, helping SMB's level the playing field as they approach their exit, by founding The Value Builder System™. This platform has 55,000+ users worldwide who leverage the system to grow company value, ultimately receiving offers up to 7.1 x higher than their pre-tax profit. John has four successful exits and was ranked by Forbes Magazine as one of the world’s 10 best podcasts for business owners. Bringing his expertise to the Whitby stage, John will help entrepreneurs learn how to exponentially increase their business value.
Coach to high performing SaaS Founders, Dan has three startup exits under his belt, is an award-winning angel investor and is THE TOP YouTuber for SaaS businesses. Listen to Dan share his powerful personal journey through a series of learned experiences and tough life lessons, that significantly impacted his success, and his mission to help companies scale companies to exponential growth.
IBM CTO Sam Lightstone discusses the recent evolution of AI, sharing the latest examples of how far technologies have come. An expert in incubating disruptive technology, leading mass engineering teams, and driving go-to-market activities, Sam shares his experiences and demonstrate what tools, processes, and technologies are available to make AI more trustworthy and accessible for your growing company.
Peter Goldie has a track record of creating and launching market-dominating products and is now a player-turned-coach, helping companies with the emerging discipline of category design.
For the last decade, he’s supported companies as an investor and advisor on business strategy, products, and marketing. Watch and learn how, you too, can dominate your category.
Featuring Jason Atkins, CEO of 360insights, and Régine Chassagne and Win Butler, co-leaders of the iconic world-touring band, Arcade Fire. During an intimate conversation between these champions of success, they share how their growth achievements fuelled a deep connection to initiatives they are passionate about.