Countdown to Collision 2022 in Brampton!

May 13, 2022

BRAMPTON, ON (May 13, 2022) – The City of Brampton’s Economic Development Office (EDO) is excited to host Countdown to Collision on Wednesday, May 18 from 6 to 10 p.m. at The Rose Brampton.

Leading up to the Collision Conference in Toronto, Brampton was chosen as one of the six cities in Canada to host an in-person event to build anticipation and bring tech ecosystems together before the conference in Toronto from June 20 to 23.

This free Countdown to Collision event will feature a fireside chat with Isaac Olowolafe Jr., and a keynote address from Wes Hall followed by a reception and networking opportunity with members of Brampton’s start-up community.

Isaac Olowolafe Jr. is the Founder and General Partner of Dream Maker Ventures (DMV), a Toronto-based, early-stage venture firm. He is also an award-winning real estate entrepreneur, angel investor and philanthropist. Wes Hall is the Founder and Chairman of The Canadian Council of Business Leaders Against Anti-Black Systemic Racism and the BlackNorth Initiative. Hall is also the newest member of the Dragon’s Den, bringing his years of expertise in mergers and acquisitions to the den and Canada’s future entrepreneurs.

Collision is the fastest-growing tech conference in North America, bringing together “the world’s best speakers,” tech’s leading companies, and top media. This is the third time the City of Brampton will be participating in the global event. In 2021, the Economic Development Office took part in the virtual conference to showcase the City of Brampton to 38,000 participants online and 1,200 start-ups in 141 countries, from Brazil to India, highlighting Brampton’s Innovation District and promote the Brampton BHive to a global audience. In 2019, representatives from the City travelled to Lisbon, Portugal to take part in Web Summit to let 70,000 participants know that, “Brampton is Now”, highlighting the City’s unique investment opportunities on a global scale.

Don’t miss the Countdown to Collision in Brampton! Register here for the free event on May 18 at The Rose Brampton. Click here to learn more about the City of Brampton at Collision 2022.

Brampton Innovation Mobile

EDO is taking to the streets! During Countdown to Collision the team is excited to unveil a new, fully-wrapped Brampton Transit bus that will not only help to promote the Innovation District and range of resources available to Brampton start-ups, founders and entrepreneurs, but also help support local outreach initiatives.

“The Countdown to Collision is on! After a successful showing at Collision last year, we are ready to return this year to show the world just what Brampton is made of. We are on a fast track to becoming a leading tech hub in Canada, and we are honoured to be just one of six cities selected to kick off another exciting year at Collision.”

– Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“Brampton is a City of Opportunities where — with resources like our Innovation District and BHive — our entrepreneurs and start-ups can thrive. I encourage everyone to register for Countdown to Collision to get inspired about what the future holds and to prepare for the Collision Conference later in June.”

Martin Medeiros, Regional Councillor, Wards 3&4; Chair, Economic Development, City of Brampton

“Countdown to Collision is making its way across Canada in anticipation for this year’s main event and they’re stopping right here in Brampton, because this is the place to be for innovation, ideas and opportunity. Get your free tickets today and be inspired by Wes Hall, Isaac Olowolafe Jr. and Brampton’s very own start-up superstars.”

– Paul Vicente, Regional Councillor, Wards 1&5; Vice-Chair, Economic Development, City of Brampton

“The City of Brampton is proud to be hosting Wes Hall, Isaac Olowolafe Jr. and the Countdown to Collision event. Our Economic Development Office is poised to show the world that Brampton is a major player in the entrepreneurial space, and after the success of Collision 2021, I can’t wait to see what this year’s event holds.”

– Paul Morrison, Interim Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton

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