ORBiT Conf 2018 (Karafarin 2nd Annual Entrepreneurship Expo/ Conference) was held on Sep 15th 2018 in Toronto and was a day-long Celebration of Entrepreneurship and also a showcase of innovative ideas to inspire and encourage the entrepreneurial spirit in the community.
Entrepreneurs who have taken their ideas to the next level will be on hand to talk about their business and how they achieved their goals. In addition, organizations and community/government agencies that support entrepreneurship though education, advising or funding, will be available to speak about their programs and services.

Meet Our Speakers

Program Agenda

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Registration/ Networking

11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Startups/ Business Showcase

12:00 pm – 12:10 pm

Welcoming Remarks

Mr. Mahboob Bolandi, Founder/ President of Karafarin Canada

Dr. Maurice Bitran, CEO of Ontario Science Center

12:10 pm – 12:40 pm

Keynote Speech

Dr. Rafik Loutfy, Director of Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Ryerson University

“The Entrepreneurship Era – Why Everyone Has to Become an Entrepreneur?”

12:40 pm – 1:10 pm

Dr. Shahab Anari, Multiple Best-Selling Author, Speaker, Coach and Trainer

“The Brand Called You: How to Become the ‘go-to’ Expert in Your Market?”

1:10 pm – 1:40 pm

Dr. Shahram Yousefi, Co-founder, President and CEO /// Professor
MESH Scheduling Inc. /// Queen’s University

“Is Entrepreneurship a Zero-Sum Game?”

1:40 pm – 2:15 pm

Startup Pitch Presentations

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm

Coffee Break/ Networking

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Mr. Mark Allen, Vice President & Portfolio Manager
RBC Wealth Management

“Tax strategies for business owners”
“Investing 101: from $100k to $10m+”

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

Panel Discussion: “Challenges of Raising Capital for Startups”

Ms. Chi-Chi Egbo (Moderator), Relationship Manager, STEM Engagement Strategist at Ryerson University

Mr. Nima Ashtari, CEO at X-Matik Inc.
Ms. Keren Moynihan, Co-Founder at FastApps Inc.
Dr. Amir Azhari, President and COO at AOMS Technologies
Mr. Amin Nikdel, Founder at InteliStop Inc.

4:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Closing Remarks/ Prize Presentation

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Follow up Networking

Sponsors / Partners

ORBiT CONF 2018 Team