Illuminate x Midtown TO

Diving into the "Future of Tech Startups"

Ever wanted to start your own company and be your own boss? Dive deeper into the future of tech startups and hear from industry professionals in our conference. 

Join us on Saturday March 20th 2021

Event Features

Join top students across Toronto in our Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology conference in partnership with Deloitte Canada, CPA Ontario, Concentra Bank, and more. 

Students will be placed into groups of 5 from various backgrounds and participate in fun and engaging activities throughout the day such as interactive workshops with industry professionals from start up companies, networking sessions with peers, and keynotes from insightful speakers. Students will also get the opportunity to participate in a case competition where teams can use their entrepreneurial skills to solve a problem for a chance to win cash prizes, scholarships, and exclusive opportunities with our National Partners.

The three-pillar approach makes our events unique. Participating students may choose two out of the three pillars as their workshop choice to experience a full overview of the relevant business and leadership topics. There are unique pillars attached to each event, please visit respective NHBC event pages for details. Each event will also feature a unique case written and published by Illuminate and its partners on a current industry scenario. 

Conference Schedule (EST)


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Meet The Team

Ryan Chan

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Ryan is currently a grade 11 student at Upper Canada College. In the past, Ryan has been apart of numerous startup companies and he is currently the President of NeighbourNet, a startup company created with Junior Achievement that helps develop the online presence of local businesses. He has also been involved in various case study competitions including DECA and the Concentra case competition at the National High School Leadership Conference. Ryan is passionate about improving the lives of others through entrepreneurship and hopes that by hosting this conference, he will teach other students about the emerging field of tech startup companies. 

Kalen Janmohamed

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Kalen is a grade 11 student who is interested in the world of fintech companies. He has been involved with the marketing team at ElevateTO, a high school conference which teachers students about world problems. Kalen has competed business case competitions such as DECA, where he is currently a provincial qualifier, and the Concentra case competition at the National High School Leadership Conference. Through hosting the BET conference, he hopes to broaden the knowledge of students in business, entrepreneurship, and technology, as he believes these three areas are the building blocks of the future. 

Alexander Wu

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Alexander is a grade 11 student at Upper Canada College. He has taken particular interest in Medtech startup companies and how they are combatting COVID-19 along with other infectious diseases. He is a provincials-qualifier for DECA in marketing and he will be working as the chief of marketing at the BET conference. Alexander hopes that by hosting the BET conference, students can realize how business, entrepreneurship, and technology, are intertwined with the real world by giving them an insight into these fields. 

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Class Pass

In our increasingly competitive world, students are taking more and more steps to find opportunities to set them apart. However, there is one constant issue: the financial cost of choosing to pursue these opportunities is quite high for many. So, we decided to introduce the Class Pass Initiative at Illuminate, which allows teachers and educators to help students to maximize their potential without facing those prices.


With the Class Pass, we are working towards lowering the opportunity cost of excellence. The Class Pass allows teachers to purchase bundles of Illuminate Business Conference tickets, and grant them to students at a lower price. There are three tiers of the class pass, which are as follows.


Tier 1 (15 tickets): 10% off

Tier 2 (25 tickets): 20% off

Tier 3 (35 or more tickets): 25% off

Our Mission

We engage and empower the next generation of business leaders through experiential learning,

co-created with our premier business partners. 

Empower, Engage, Experience

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