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Canada's leading SaaS conference, ignited by L‑SPARK

Join thousands of founders, SaaS enthusiasts, and experts - the best in SaaS are all at SAAS NORTH. November 13 + 14, 2024.

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L-SPARK x SAAS NORTH

The origin story

In 2015, the L-SPARK team attended to SaaStr in San Francisco, and while we were there, we couldnā€™t help but notice the strong Canadian presence, with many founders from Ottawa, Toronto, and Montreal in the mix. This got us thinking, ā€œWhy donā€™t we have something like this back in Canada?ā€ So, in true L-SPARK fashion, we decided that if it didnā€™t exist, we should create it ā€“ and thatā€™s how the idea for SAAS NORTH was born.

We put our heads together and joined forces with Cube Business Media, and other local CEOs, to talk about setting up the first SAAS NORTH conference, which was scheduled for later that year. Despite the odds, the steering committee team somehow managed to pull it off in record time. The first conference brought in more than 600 attendees and laid the foundation for what would become an annual event. Fast forward to 2025, and weā€™ll be celebrating SAAS NORTHā€™s 10th year!

Are you attending SAAS NORTH this year? Make sure to say hi to the L-SPARK team and our current cohort of founders!

Leo Lax
Co-Founder of SAAS NORTH
Patrick White
Co-Founder of SAAS NORTH
Jamie Petten
Co-Founder of SAAS NORTH

L-SPARK Founders at SAAS NORTH 2023

Looking to connect with the founders in our current cohort? You may have met some of them on the floor at SAAS NORTH 2023! Learn more about our full portfolio here.
Adam Allore
Adam Allore
Founder + CEO, Wavve Boating
Sam Battista
CEO and Co-Founder, PropertySpark
Uriel Bigot
Uriel Bigot
Co-Founder, UpKy
Steve Borza
Steve Borza
President and CEO, Bluink
Karen Brunet
Karen Brunet
Senior Managing Director, ActivKare
Aaron Carr
Aaron Carr
Founder and CEO, Qarrot
Kathy Cheng
Kathy Cheng
Founder and CEO, Nexxt Intelligence
Sarah Daniele
Founder, Mydoma Studio
Daniella DeGrace
Daniella DeGrace
Founder, ProcedureFlow
Steve Desjarlais
CEO and Co-Founder, heyday.ai
Jeffrey Doucet
CEO, Thrive
Lina Forcier
Co-Founder and CEO, Factually Health
Jennifer Ivens
Jennifer Ivens
Founder, Canscan
Ashleigh Kennedy
Founder + CEO, Neurovine
Jean-Maxime Larouche
Jean-Maxime Larouche
CEO, Hippoc
Jordan Latourelle
Founder, Brokrete
Lindy Ledohowski
Lindy Ledohowski
Founder and CEO, EssayJack
Anthony Mar
Anthony Mar
Founder and CEO, Cliniconex Inc.
Nishaant Sangaavi
Nishaant Sangaavi
Founder and CEO, EnergyX
Shawn Schaerer
Founder, Northstar Robotics
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State of SaaS

Each year on day 1 of SAAS NORTH, L-SPARK publishes the State of SaaS ā€“ a report all about, you guessed it, the state of the Canadian SaaS landscape.
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