2019 Keynote Speakers

Astawa Alam

Co-founder & Lead Marketing Consultant of DxM Creative

The son of Bangladeshi immigrants, Astawa Alam saw his parents sacrifice a life of luxury so that he could have a brighter future. Astawa Alam has taken that hope of his parents and co-founded his own inbound digital marketing company, DxM Creative, at the age of 18. Astawa and his team would spend endless days in his basement designing everything from posters, business cards, and websites for small businesses. Fast forward five years, DxM Creative has built a phenomenal roster of clients that include universities, international non-profits, and tech startups. This ambitious 23 year old has become a trusted startup mentor in the Peel region. Most recently, Astawa has been tasked by the City of Brampton to build out the city's entrepreneurial ecosystem for 2040 as the official Tech and Innovation Coordinator.

Madison Elkhazin

Consultant at Deloitte

Madison is a science graduate from the University of Ottawa, working in eCommerce strategy & product management at Deloitte. In her 4th year of university, she realized that medical school was not the path she wanted to follow and decided to pursue a career that focused on her real passion – shopping! She used her interests in retail, problem solving, and analytics to kick-start her career in eCommerce and digital strategy. Throughout her time as a consultant at Deloitte, she has helped clients in the retail, CPG, and automotive industries accomplish their eCommerce and digital/user experience goals. Having completed BrainStation’s Product Management certification program, she has used her theoretical and practical experience to create awesome digital experiences and products for online consumers.

Entrepreneurial Panel

Afraj Gill

Co-founder of Drop Mobility

Fardan Khan

Market Manager at League of Innovators

Madison Elkhazin

Consultant at Deloitte

Malay Upadhyay

CMO at SalesChoice

Case Competition Judges


Co-founder of Amrev Media

Ray Khan

Founder of Creative Technologist & Strategy Lead at Kiritsu Design & Technology

Workshop Coach

Scott Bowman

Senior Director of Ontario at Futurpreneur