Silicon Valley-based Canadian Landing Pad launches Tech Talk series

First Tech Talk event features Rahim Fazal on the Future of Work
By: Connection Silicon Valley
SAN FRANCISCO - July 9, 2018 - PRLog -- Connection Silicon Valley (, an organization that helps companies collaborate, innovate, and partner with Silicon Valley's world-renowned technology ecosystem and founder of the Canadian Landing Pad (, is pleased to announce the launch of its Tech Talk series, which aims to provide regular opportunities for Canadian startups in Silicon Valley to connect with founders and hear their stories. The first Canadian Landing Pad Tech Talk features Rahim Fazal, tech entrepreneur and co-founder/CEO of SVAcademy, and is being held on August 1 at The Vault, San Francisco.

Launched in May 2018, the Canadian Landing Pad provides a central location for Canadian startups to base themselves when visiting Silicon Valley. Located at The Vault SF, the Canadian Landing Pad provides Canadian startups access to co-working and meeting spaces, office hours, networking opportunities and startup community events. Founding partners of the Canadian Landing Pad include Startup Edmonton, Edmonton Research Park, Edmonton Economic Development, TWG and TEC Edmonton.

Joanne Fedeyko, CEO of Connection Silicon Valley and founder of the Canadian Landing Pad, commented:

"Establishing the Tech Talk series is another way the Canadian Landing Pad sets out to foster a community for Canadian startups to network in Silicon Valley as well as learn. Silicon Valley is rich with Canadian talent who are excited to be able to share their advice, war stories and connections to the next generation of Canadian startups coming to the valley."

In the Tech Talk 'The Future of Work', Mr Fazal will discuss the impacts of the future of work including the rise of AI and automation, and will discuss how to remove structural biases, increase access to opportunities, and how to build a future that works.  Originally from Vancouver, Rahim Fazal is a founder of several B2B software companies, including Involver, an enterprise social media platform, which was acquired by Oracle. Today, Mr Fazal is the CEO of SVAcademy, a future of work platform, which is funded by Bloomberg, and provides pre-trained entry-level sales talent to Silicon Valley's fastest growing SaaS companies.

Canadian Landing Pad Tech Talk: The Future of Work with Rahim Fazal

* Date: Wednesday August 1, 2018

*Time: 5:30pm

* Location: Canadian Landing Pad at The Vault SF, 415 Jackson Street, San Francisco 94111

* Tickets are available via

The Canadian Landing Pad is one of a number of initiatives that Connection Silicon Valley runs to help connect Canadian businesses to Silicon Valley. Connection Silicon Valley recently launched the Canadian Women's Network, which aims to build important bridges for Canadian female founders and executives by bringing together more than 30 ex-pat Canadian women with significant experience and deep networks in Silicon Valley. In addition,Connection Silicon Valley ( helps enterprises to drive innovation by providing immersion programs and scouting assignments to connect corporates with the most exciting and innovative startups to collaborate, connect and partner with.

For more information about Connection Silicon Valley, and sponsorship opportunities for the  Canadian Landing Pad and Canadian Women's Network please visit or follow us on Twitter: @connectsv (  or LinkedIn


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