What’s on the agenda? Discovery and advancement. But it doesn’t stop there; take your exploration further with executive-level mentoring, immersive panels and keynote addresses that hit on core challenges facing today’s companies. The CENE Catalyst Forum is a highly interactive experience that will further the knowledge and business opportunities for all in attendance. This tentative agenda will be updated as individuals and companies confirm their participation.

This interactive keynote will feature live interviews of Canadians working at the cutting-edge of life sciences and technology, providing a deeper look at what it takes to lead and develop a company from the ground up. Speakers will be announced shortly.


Forget rapid-fire pitch sessions. These 10-minute sessions will allow entrepreneurs to present the science or technology behind their business and hear feedback from a crowd full of investors, potential customers and friendly, highly accomplished Canadians. Just ten companies will be awarded the opportunity to present. Our rigorous selection criteria will ensure you discover companies with compelling technology to bring to the world that are ready for investment.


We’re throwing out the traditional panel format and putting our speakers in the hot seat. The audience sets the agenda and top industry experts answer on-the-spot questions at a rapid-fire pace. This community-driven conversation will be dynamic and enriching for all participants.


Sharing expertise and enabling smart connections is at the core of the CENE’s mission. Our members are entrepreneurs, innovators and executives who are driven to connect with fellow Canadians to provide insight, networks and market intelligence. CENE mentors are specialized in life sciences and technology and have mentored companies at various stages of growth, from start-ups to scaling and beyond.


Our mission of enabling smart connections for smart capital is a core element of our role in supporting the success of Canadians seeking new opportunities in the U.S. market. We’ll facilitate meaningful facetime between all attendees to foster insight into and connections to the Boston/Cambridge market.


11:15 a.m. | Arrivals, informal introductions, lunch

12:30 p.m. | Introduction and agenda review

12:45 p.m. | Innovator Interviews

1:15 p.m. | Meet the Founders I

2:40 p.m. | Meet the Founders II

3:15 p.m. | Biotech Bear Pit

4:15 p.m. | Mentoring

5:00 p.m. | Next Steps: Partnering with Founders (10 min. slots)

6:00 p.m. | Closing and reception

7:00 p.m. | End of program

Schedule is tentative and will be updated as individuals and companies confirm their

participation. It also includes several networking breaks over the course of the afternoon.


CENE (Canadian Entrepreneurs in New England) is a nonprofit, member-driven organization dedicated to empowering Canadians to grow successful businesses globally. Our community is made up of highly accomplished Canadian expatriates (and friends of Canada) thriving in the Boston innovation hub ecosystem. We are executives of leading technology and life sciences companies, experienced start-up entrepreneurs and venture capital investors. By leveraging our professional networks, expertise and experiences, we connect, educate and position ambitious Canadians to realize their full business potential.

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