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 August, 2021 (TBA)

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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Quick Answers

Each team must have FIVE competitors/ registrants. If you don't have five teammates, we will assign other students to your team.

How many people will be on each team?

Any individual registrants or teams with less than five people will be merged together with others to ensure all teams have at least five people. 

What if I don't have a team?

What happens if I miss the team registration deadline?

You will be sent a team registration form 2 weeks before the event. The form is due 1 week before the conference. 

Email us if you filled it in late:

You will be assigned a random team if you do not provide your team members' names. 

Registered competitors will be sent a team registration form two weeks before the conference. Everyone must be registered in order to form a team. The form will ask for their names and emails. 

When does

Team Registration happen? How do I register my team?

Do I need to purchase a ticket?

All team members need to each purchase a ticket by April 22nd, 2021.

How will communications work?

Each team will elect a “Team Leader/Captain” on the Team Registration form sent out 2 weeks before the conference to receive communications from Illuminate (event reminders, prepped case details, etc.). 

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. 

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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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