Conference 2013


CABI's 22nd Annual Conference

CABI's 22nd Annual Conference held in Toronto in October 2013 attracted delegates from across Canada, the United States and Europe. CABI thanks all those who contributed to the success of the conference by attending as delegates and participating as speakers.

This year’s conference was hosted by the Toronto Business Development Centre and featured a one-day pre-conference boot-camp and two days packed full of workshops, fabulous receptions and innovative experiences. Attendees walked away with tool kits full of templates, contacts and best practices. Attendees learned about some of Canada’s hottest incubation and accelerator programs and had plenty of time to network with old colleagues and meet with new friends.

A special announcement was made by one of our keynote speakers, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, the Honourable Chris Alexander who made a special announcement about the Start-Up Visa Program. Please see the official press release.

Download a copy of the conference program to review the wide range of topics that were discussed. Conference presentation materials are available to current CABI attendees on the Members' Webpage.

CABI's Annual Awards

Incubator-of-the-Year: Centech

Launched in 1996, Centech is a catalyst for all development efforts of technological start ups and their management teams in order to contribute to Quebec’s prosperity and is the reference in the development of successful technological businesses in their province. Ideally located in the heart of Montreal, Centech provides its incubated clients with 11,000 sq ft of incubation space with 100% occupancy Centech supports its incubated companies in every step to financing and commercializing their new product. Centech also offers access to ETS University laboratories and infrastructures. Centech supplies full time internal business advisors, part time external advisors as well as technological and business mentorship and training.


Helene Filion, Philippe Jacome, Eve Rosamilia and Robert Dumontet of Centech receiving CABI's Incubator-of-the-Year Award from Ed Hobbs and David McNamara.

Distinguished Partner Award: HUB International

The 2013 Distinguished Partner Award is presented to HUB International in recognition of their long term partnership and support to CABI and its membership.

HUB International is known for its market-specific expertise, comprehensive programs, exceptional service and cost-effective pricing. The company has extensive resources, regional specialists, risk management professionals and personal insurance advisors who are experts in addressing the needs of Business Incubators and their client companies.


Elaine Maloney of Hub International receiving CABI's Distinguished Partner Award