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Pros and Cons of Growing a Canadian SaaS Company - Perspectives from an experienced Canadian Software CEO & Founder
Learn about the business advantages and differences building a Canadian SaaS company or office of a US company. Join Lauren Kelley, CEO and founder of OPEXEngine and Neil Wainwright, CEO of UpHabit, previously Nexonia, as they discuss the pros and cons of the Canadian SaaS scene.

Neil brings a wealth of experience to the discussion, sold his last Canadian company to a CA-based PE firm 3 years ago and recently founded UpHabit, where he has hired his R&D team at 30-40% the cost of hiring developers in the US. Lauren and Neil will discuss hiring, employment, investment and the state of SaaS in Canada.

Apr 16, 2020 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Neil Wainwright
CEO @UpHabit
Neil has over 25 years of technical engineering experience and has been an entrepreneur in building and managing businesses for over 20 years. He has a strong business leadership background and broad technical skills cultured through firms he has founded and through senior management positions held at Nortel Networks, Lotus Development and IBM. Neil is a Professional Engineer and holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Queen's University at Kingston, Ontario.
Lauren Kelley
CEO and Founder @OPEXEngine
Lauren Kelley is the founder of OPEXEngine. After 25 years in fast growth high tech companies, she founded OPEXEngine to solve the problem that high tech companies lack good quality benchmarks from a neutral provider — especially operational benchmarks — to reduce risk and improve efficiency and growth. Lauren is also a big believer that data and benchmarks level the playing field in decision-making, reducing all sorts of biases that can cloud management decision-making, affecting efficient growth.