BDC Small Business WeekTM October 20-26, 2019

Drive growth for your small business with BDC and PayPal

October 15, 2018, starting a 12 p.m. EDT

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Whether you are just starting out, scaling up, or looking to compete on a global stage, PayPal and BDC are teaming up to help you embrace digital transformation and drive growth for your small business.

You will hear from a power-packed panel of prominent Canadian entrepreneurs and walk away with tips, tricks and ideas to fuel growth for your business by harnessing the power of new technologies.



Amber Mac

Amber Mac is a bestselling author, keynote speaker, and technology host.

Amber started her career in San Francisco during the dot-com boom and has since been at the forefront of reporting on and participating in digital innovation. Amber has shared her expertise on stage at more than 300 events around the world. Topics include business disruption, artificial intelligence and what it takes for companies to adapt and grow in today’s business environment.

Michael Denham

Michael Denham, President and CEO of BDC.

BDC is Canada’s only bank devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs. Michael leads a team of 2,200 people across Canada who work every day to help entrepreneurs succeed by providing the guidance and financial support they need to build resilient, growing businesses.

Paul Parisi

Paul Parisi, President of PayPal Canada.

As a champion for PayPal’s 250,000 Canadian small business customers, Paul Parisi drives the PayPal Canada team to deliver frictionless tools and solutions that help entrepreneurs harness the power of the digital economy to start, innovate and grow their businesses.

Jennifer Lee Koss

Jennifer Lee Koss is the Co-Founder and Builder of Business of BRIKA.

The preeminent retail platform which features under-the-radar artisans and designers both online and offline. Prior to launching her business, she was at Ontario Teachers' Private Capital investing in consumer/retail companies and in large private equity global funds. Her work experience also includes management consulting at The Bridgespan Group and The Parthenon Group, focusing on private equity due diligence, and in investment banking at JPMorgan.

Jennifer is a Juilliard-trained cellist and holds an AB degree magna cum laude from Harvard College, an MPhil from Oxford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She is the mother to four children and is a Trustee of the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Allen Lau

Allen Lau is the CEO and co-founder of Wattpad.

The global multiplatform entertainment company, where he leads the company’s vision to entertain and connect the world through stories. A leader in Canada’s technology sector and startup ecosystem, Allen is a member of the Canadian Council of Innovators, a lobby group that advances the interests of Canadian technology companies at all levels of government. He is also the co-founder of Two Small Fish Ventures, a fund that invests in Toronto and Waterloo-based early stage internet companies with strong network effects.

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