Last month a group of Canadian Expats living in Silicon Valley held a kickoff event for C100 – a non-profit member organization comprised of accomplished Canadian technology leaders in the Valley who are dedicated to supporting Canadian technology entrepreneurship. The inaugural event was a success with participation from more than 60 Canadian technology leaders in Silicon Valley and plenty of those interested in becoming charter members.
The C100 Executive Committee plans to formally launch in early 2010 with a membership of several dozen technology executives, startup entrepreneurs and venture capital investors. At that time, they will commence a year-round program to identify and mentor the most promising Canadian technology entrepreneurs, including hosting quarterly mentoring and business development events in Silicon Valley. In addition to creating a professional network for Canadians in the Valley, C100 will be organizing a series of member-only events featuring prominent visiting Canadian business and political leaders
No doubt there are plenty of Canadians living and working in the Valley that are under-the-radar. If you know of one that might be interested in becoming a Charter Member, throw their name into the comments so the C100 Executive Committee can track them down.