Pros and Cons of Growing a Canadian SaaS Company - Perspectives from an experienced Canadian Software CEO & Founder

Learn about the business advantages and differences building a Canadian SaaS company or office of a US company. Join Lauren Kelley, CEO and founder of OPEXEngine and Neil Wainwright, CEO of UpHabit, previously Nexonia, as they discuss the pros and cons of the Canadian SaaS scene.

Neil brings a wealth of experience to the discussion, sold his last Canadian company to a CA-based PE firm 3 years ago and recently founded UpHabit, where he has hired his R&D team at 30-40% the cost of hiring developers in the US. Lauren and Neil will discuss hiring, employment, investment and the state of SaaS in Canada.

Key takeaways include:

  1. Different cost basis for launching and growing a SaaS co in Canada vs. the USA
  2. The pros and cons of the Canadian SaaS scene
  3. Lessons learned from a US acquisition of a Canadian SaaS cos.
  4. and much more…


Lauren Kelley
Lauren Kelley
CEO and founder, OPEXEngine

Neil Wainwright
Neil Wainwright
Founder & CEO UpHabit