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…

Speakers


Lauren Kelley
Lauren Kelley
CEO and founder, OPEXEngine

Neil Wainwright
Neil Wainwright
Founder & CEO UpHabit

The Software and Services Division of The SIIA is pleased to partner with Lauren Kelley, CEO and founder of OPEXEngine and host of SaaS Conversations for this webinar series.