Checkout the Features at SAAS NORTH 2018 Investor zone, PitchFest, Workspaces, Happy Hours, Welcome Reception and Parties.

Roundtable Breakfast Discussions

These small-group, breakfast roundtables will give you more of the tactical insights you need to help you grow your company while also building meaningful connections with your peers. Taking place Thursday, November 29th from 8am to 8:45am, extremely limited seating. RSVP Today!

Date: 11/29/2018


SAAS NORTH PitchFest, sponsored by Dentons, will feature 8-10 companies that will pitch to a panel of judges including corporate venture, investors, and mentors from leading accelerators and incubators. Application Deadline has been extended to September 28, 2018. Apply Today!

How it works:
– Up to five companies each day (up to 10 total) will be invited to present
– Three minute pitches
– Judges will provide feedback immediately after the pitch
– Recognition of stand-out pitches/companies delivered at the end of each day during closing remarks
– Prizes will be awarded to the winning pitch

Companies selected to pitch will receive a complimentary ticket to SAAS NORTH, a special discount code for additional tickets to share with your network, and recognition across all of our marketing channels from selection to post-event roundup profiling your company.

Interested? Apply Now
Questions? Check out our FAQ page.

Date: 11/28/2018 - 11/29/2018

Location: Shaw Centre

SAAS NORTH Fund, supported by Shopify

SAAS NORTH is committed to moving the needle on making our conference more accessible to a broader range of SaaS entrepreneurs and their teams. In the spirit of moving toward accessibility across dimensions of diversity, age, gender and ethnicity we are proud to announce the SAAS NORTH Fund, supported by Shopify.

Thank you for your interest in the SAAS NORTH Fund. The submission deadline has now ended.

PwC Investor Breakfast

The PwC Investor Breakfast is a networking opportunity for tech-focused VCs, angel investors, alternative lenders and a select group of entrepreneurs. Co-sponsored by TSX and Dentons.

SAAS NORTH ticket holders can request for an invite to this event here.

Date: 11/28/2018

Location: Shaw Centre

AMA Corner

Our AMA Corner is where SaaS entrepreneurs and their teams can connect directly with you in order to tap your expertise on bootstrapping, scaling customers, pricing, product roadmap strategies, fundraising strategies, or just meeting more like-minded, friendly faces.

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 onside 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.

The deadline to apply to be a mentor is now over. Click here to learn more.

Date: 11/28/2018 - 11/29/2018

Location: Shaw Centre


FuckUp Nights (FUN), sponsored by Lazaridis Institute, is a global movement where people share stories of professional failure. Why? To create a culture shift around failure and enable a mindset of growth and innovation, and that’s what we’re all about at SAAS NORTH!

Date: 11/28/2018

Location: Shaw Centre

AI Mini Track

Canada’s dominance in the Artificial Intelligence market should come as no surprise with the depth and breadth of investments happening. Canada’s tech community is booming right now, so it should come as no surprise that we are emerging as a hub for AI. This year at SAAS NORTH we are introducing a deep dive in Artificial Intelligence with our AI Mini-track. We are thrilled to introduce three new sessions:

1) How Do You Know You Have an AI Problem? This session will explore the practical applications for adopting AI into your SaaS offering. Understanding what AI is and how it will improve your business can help you determine what you should build automation into and what problems can’t be solved by AI.

2) The Basics of AI & How to Get Started. This session will explore the journey companies have taken in building their SaaS offering. Case studies from the battlefields of transitioning to the cloud/serverless tech, customer adoption, scaling and regulations

3) Ethics & AI. When AI becomes the subject matter expert outperforming both people and companies, how do we ensure that bias doesn’t get overtaken by purpose? This session will explore the conflicts we know are arising in the “humans vs robots” debate and what are some of the tactics can your company deploy to ensure you remain true to your core values and business objectives.

Whether you are a founder, technical lead, product manager or marketer, these sessions will equip you what what you need to make the best decisions on your “go-forward” strategy for adopting AI.

Click here to learn more!

The Party

Who’s ready to party? Join us at the SAAS NORTH Party on the evening of November 28th, after the first day of the conference. This year’s event will be taking place at the brand new Ottawa Gallery. It’s the SaaS party of the year, sponsored by LaBarge Weinstein and National Bank!

Date: 11/28/2018

Location: Ottawa Art Gallery

Welcome Reception

We’re kicking things off with a Welcome Reception on November 27th. Last year’s welcome reception was packed and this year’s we’re going back to the Sidedoor for more fun times! We’re back at the Sidedoor for more fun times. The Welcome Reception is sponsored by FIRMA Foreign Exchange

Date: 11/27/2018

Location: Sidedoor Restaurant

Happy Hours

Networking with a beer in hand, we’ll have Happy Hour on each day of the conference. Day One’s Happy Hour is sponsored by Lazaridis Institute!


You won’t find a better place to get shoulder-to-shoulder with SaaS providers. Exhibits are turn-key; just bring your laptop and/or large screen monitor and plug in.

Investor Zone

The Investor Zone is where the deals are made! This is where investors and selected companies meet face to face.

VIP Mingler

Speakers, sponsors, and Investor ticket holders, enjoy an exclusive networking reception at Jackson at the OAG (Ottawa Art Gallery) from 6:30pm to 7:30pm before the party kicks off!

Rainforest QA Mingler

Meet with Rainforest QA executives and peers, following the SAAS NORTH Welcome Reception, for dessert and cocktails. By invitation only.

Date: 11/27/2018