Amplify is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from the top growth experts in the world.  Help us highlight the importance of Atlantic Canada and “amplify” the growth of the region by fostering a powerful growth mindset in our startups and businesses.

The world’s most successful growth experts from Silicon Valley, New York, and Toronto will be under one roof to teach you how to grow your company fast and successfully. 

Gain insight on how to attract and activate more leads, how to build a growth team and how to retain and nurture more customers.


Sean Ellis
Founder and CEO, GrowthHackers

Sean is considered an authority when it comes to growth marketing.  He is known for coining the term “growth hacking” with Hiten Shah and Patrick Vlakovits in 2010. He’s also known for popularizing the term “product/market fit”. Previously, he was the CEO at Qualaroo, and a key early growth/marketing exec at Dropbox, Eventbrite, Lookout, LogMeIn (IPO), and Uproar (IPO). 


Alyssa Atkins
Director of Marketing, Careguide

Alyssa is the head of marketing and early employee at top Toronto startup, CareGuide. She is a graduate of Next 36, Canada’s most rigorous and prestigious entrepreneurship institute. Alyssa has a long background in entrepreneurship and startups, and was an integral part of the marketing team at breakout startup Top Hat.

Brandi Smith
Director of demand
generation, Influitive

Brandi has 15 years of experience balancing the strategy and execution of marketing plans.  In her current role, she has increased her organization’s global leads by 68%, reduced time to close by 33% and increased deal size by 14% with diverse and integrated demand marketing initiatives.

Dominic Coryell
Founder, Gimme Growth

Dominic is a tech entrepreneur based in San Francisco and the founder of Gimme Growth. He prides himself on coaching startups on early traction by combining his own experience with lessons from tech’s top marketers via online programming and in-person workshops.  Before launching Gimme Growth, Dominic was a Distro Partner with 500 Startups and a founding partner of 500 Labs.

Todd Saunders
Co-Founder and CEO, Adhawk 

Todd has a reputation for being the best in search engine marketing (SEM).  His company Adhawk is a platform that helps companies navigate the world of online advertising.  Todd started out his career at Google where he was a founding member of the accelerator growth team.  


David Crow
Managing Director,
Danger Capital

David is a tech entrepreneur based in Toronto. He cohosts THENEXTPHASE workshop, a 4-day crash course to help entrepreneurs understand investor motivations, financial instruments and build an execution plan for early traction, growth and financing. He was a Director at OMERS Ventures and founded Influitive and StartupNorth. He believes that you should create more value than you capture.

Ethan Smith
VP of Growth, Yummly

Ethan leads brand and growth marketing at Yummly, which has become the #1 global recipe app for iPhone, iPad and Android.  He also regularly speaks and writes about growth and marketing and has been featured in publications such as VentureBeat, INC, and Market Watch.



Netta Kivilis
CXO, Blue Seedling

At Blue Seedling, Netta focuses on coaching teams on hard marketing and growth challenges. Previously, she led marketing at Custora and various divisions of Amazon.


A look into the growth secrets of some of Atlantic Canada’s fastest growing startups


March 28, 2017 - Pier 21 - Halifax, Nova Scotia


Pier 21 
1055 Marginal Rd.
Halifax, NS, B3H 4P7

Official Hotel:

The Westin Nova Scotia



Propel ICT

Propel ICT is Atlantic Canada’s startup accelerator program.  The goal is to launch the next generation of high growth technology entrepreneurs in the region.  The organization offers three programs called Launch, Build and Growth which are tailored to deliver mentorship and learning opportunities based on where the startup is at in its lifecycle. For more information, please visit propelict.com.



Alongside is an online hiring platform on a mission to help create meaningful connections between employers and job seekers, so they can do their best work together. With Alongside, employers can easily create and promote their job and collaborate with their hiring teams, screen incoming applications, organize their hiring process and above all, discover great candidates. For more information, please visit alongside.com.



GrowthHackers is how teams unleash their company’s growth potential. With a network of more than 150,000 members, growth professionals can discover emerging opportunities and collaborate privately with their teams to test these opportunities using GrowthHackers Projects, their powerful workflow for managing growth experiments. For more information, please visit: growthhackers.com.