is an angel investor, startup founder, and spent the past five years creating pathways to success for underrepresented leaders in the startup ecosystem. He founded Future Capital to support ambitious, driven diverse leaders who are ready to play a bigger role in their industry and born out of a need for more, fairer inroads to venture capital and angel investing. Marlon Thompson, Founder of Future Capital understands this is a crucial time to create lasting change by enabling and equipping a new cohort of investors: minorities, women, and LGBTQ with the necessary tools to bolster economic empowerment. . Get to know Future Capital at https://www.myfuturecapital.com/
is the Head of Global Real Estate Investments at TD Asset Management where he is responsible for investments in over 680 properties in 20 countries worldwide. Colin joined TD Asset Management in October 2015, initially working with TD Asset Management’s senior executive team on corporate strategy. Colin was formerly the General Manager of Global Strategy at Aimia (formerly Groupe Aeroplan), a Management Consultant at McKinsey & Company, and an Investment Banker at Morgan Stanley. Colin’s work in the Investment Banking Division at Morgan Stanley involved, among other duties, advising Marc Carney (then Governor of the Bank of Canada) on Canada’s financial stability during the financial crisis.
Colin has been named as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, a Trustee Emeritus of Queen’s University and a recipient of Queen’s Toronto Branch Award. He is a co-founder of the Black Opportunity Fund and a member of its steering committee.
the fireside chat is Kailin Che
, Co-Director at Founder Institute Western Canada which is helping the next generation of startups and connecting them to the best mentors and investors. Get to know Founder Institute Western Canada: https://www.fi.co
Kailin is also a corporate lawyer and partner at Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae (Canada), a cross border boutique law firm. Kailin represents clients in a broad range of industries including, technology, media, film/tv, and real estate.