AMA Corner

Our AMA Corner is where SaaS entrepreneurs and their teams can connect directly with renowned mentors who have expertise in bootstrapping, scaling customers, pricing, product roadmap strategies, fundraising strategies, and much more!

MEET OUR MENTORS

ALLAN WILLE

 president & ceo
klipfolio

expertise: Metrics, valuation and scaling SaaS businesses

OFFICE HOURS:
Wednesday, NOvember 28 11:30am - 1pm

anDREA BAPTISTE

 
AWS

expertise: CLOUD SOFTWARE FOR STARTUPS

OFFICE HOURS:
TBD

annika reinhardt

co-founder
talent collective

expertise: talent development & COMPENSATION STRUCTURES

OFFICE HOURS:
Wednesday, November 28 2:30 - 4pm
Thursday, November 29 12:30 - 2pm

ARIEL WINTON

INVESTOR
OPENVIEW VENTURE PARTNERS

expertise: PRODUCT LED GROWTH

OFFICE HOURS:
Thursday, November 29 10 - 10:30Am

BEN MORRIS

Vice President of Corporate Development and Technology Strategies
WESLEY CLOVER

expertise: INVEStments

OFFICE HOURS:
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28 1pm - 2pm

DAVID OSSIP

cHAIRMAN & CEO
CeRIDIAN

expertise: JOURNEY TO A BILLION DOLLAR COMPANY

OFFICE HOURS:
Wednesday, november 28 10am - 10:30am

DAx dasilva

CEO & FOUNDER
LIGHTSPEED

expertise: SCALING CULTURE AND CUSTOMER SERVICE

OFFICE HOURS:
Thursday, november 29 10:20am - 10:40am

Erin blaskie

director of marketing
l-spark

expertise: Digital Marketing & Social Media

OFFICE HOURS:
Wednesday, November 28 11 - 11:30am, 2;30-3:30pm
Thursday, November 29 3 - 4pm

jamie neuwirth

sales & growth
stripe

expertise: global growth

OFFICE HOURS:
Wednesday, November 28 11 - 12:30pm, 2;30-3:30pm

jEANA JOrgenson

GENERAL MANAGER, CE PARTNER and startup experience
MICROSOFT

expertise: IF AI IS THE NEW SOFTWARE BATTLEGROUND

OFFICE HOURS:
WEDNESDAY, November 28 10 - 10:30am

jill earthy

head of growth at female funders & founders
powered by highline beta

expertise: Early Stage Investment and investor education

OFFICE HOURS:
Thursday, November 29 10 - 11:30am

Kasey bayne

​cmo
redstamp agency

expertise: Digital Advertising & Growth Strategies

OFFICE HOURS:
Wednesday, November 28 1 - 2:30pm
Thursday, November 29 11:30am - 1pm

Liam Martin

co-founder
TIME Doctor & Staff.com

expertise: TBD

OFFICE HOURS:
thursday, november 29 10:30am - 11:30am

KATE GRANT

​ANALYST- Community and Ventures
INFORMATION VENTURE PARTNERS

expertise: Community and Ecosystem Builder

OFFICE HOURS:
TBD

Mark Halpren

​​Principal
firstcfo inc.

expertise: Operations & Finance Support

OFFICE HOURS:
Wednesday, November 28 2 - 4pm 
Thursday, November 29 1:30 - 3pm

NAOMI GOLDAPPLE 

​​​DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY SOLUTIONS
ELEMENT.AI

expertise: Innovation strategy and business development

OFFICE HOURS:
Thursday, November 29 1pm - 2pm

Nick quain

Vice President, Venture Development
INVEST OTTAAWA

EXPERTISE: venture development

OFFICE HOURS:
Wednesday, November 28 10 - 11am; 12 - 1pm

NOLAN BEANLANDS

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
CAPITAL ANGEL NETWORK

EXPERTISE: Early stage investment & Accelerators

OFFICE HOURS:
Thursday, november 29 11 - 12pm

pablo srugo

associate
mistral venture partners

expertise: Early Stage Investment

OFFICE HOURS:
Thursday, November 29 11:30 - 1pm

Russell Samuels

Principal
whitecap venture partners

expertise: Preparing for your next round of funding

OFFICE HOURS:
Wednesday, November 28 2pm - 3:30pm
Thursday, November 29 10 - 11am

SABRINA LEBLANC

DIRECTOR OF SALES
SURVEY MONKEY

expertise: sales leadership

OFFICE HOURS:
Wednesday, November 28 10 - 12pm
Thursday, November 29 10 - 10:30am

Sen Sachi

director of accelerator program

Ryerson Dmz

expertise: Accelerator support (Growth Strategy)

OFFICE HOURS:
Wednesday, November 28 11:30 - 1pm, 2;30-3:30pm
Thursday, November 29 10 - 11:30am; 2:30 - 4pm

Sergio escobar

Super Angel Investor & Limited partner

bcf ventures

expertise: corporate law

OFFICE HOURS:
Wednesday, November 28 12:30- 2pm

SHANE McLean

Managing Partner

LABARGE WEINSTEIN LLP, a Business law firm

expertise: corporate law

OFFICE HOURS:
Thursday, November 29 10:30 am - 12 pm

Sonya Shorey

Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Invest Ottawa

expertise: Marketing

OFFICE HOURS:
Thursday, November 29 2 - 4pm

Stefan Kollenberg

​co-founder & cmo
crescendo

expertise: Building diverse & inclusive workplaces

OFFICE HOURS:
Wednesday, November 28 1:30 - 3pm ; 2;30-3:30pm
Thursday, November 29 11:30 - 1pm

TARA Bryant

Senior vice president, sales
pipedrive

expertise: sales leadership

OFFICE HOURS:
Wednesday, November 28 10 - 11:30am; 3 - 4pm

TESSA COLE

NATIONAL SALES MANAGER
HNI Canada

expertise: sales

OFFICE HOURS:
Wednesday, November 28 12pm - 1:30pm

TOPE AWOTONA

FOUNDER
CALENDLY

expertise: Scaling growth by using your product as a sales tool

OFFICE HOURS:
Thursday, November 29 10 - 10:30am


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How it works?
We have curated a group of experts to join us as mentors in our AMA (Ask Me Anything) Corner. Our featured mentors have expertise in a range of areas and will be on-site throughout the conference for you to meet with them one-on-one. See something missing, let us know and we will try and find an expert for a subject that benefits the greatest number of attendees.

Where it takes place?
Our AMA Corner is located at SAAS NORTH, naturally! There will be a concierge on-site to greet delegates and ensure they are connected to the right expert. Office hours will be posted on our website as well as at the Concierge desk at the AMA Corner.

What is the time commitment?
Office hours will take place from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Wednesday, November 28th and Thursday, November 29th. Mentors will be on-site for up to 90-minutes at any one time, so be sure to check in with the AMA Corner concierge on availability.