Krista Jones

Chief Delivery Officer

MaRS Discovery District

Krista has been the driving force behind the creation of Momentum, a MaRS program helping scaling Canadian companies reach $100 million in revenue by 2024.
Krista has been a passionate innovator and builder of technology-based businesses for over 30 years. She has spent her career working in and advising over 200 organizations, including public companies, high-growth firms and startups.


tuesday – 07:20pm Main Stage Well Being

Time Icon 10 mins

Location Icon Meridian Hall - Main Stage

The Future of Canada with Kids Help Phone, Elevate & MaRS

There is a youth mental health crisis in this country, now more than ever. Much of the same does not, and will not, work for the future. Kids Help Phone, Elevate and MaRS join forces to transform the e-mental health ecosystem for young people in Canada.  The innovation and startup community is essential to the transformation. The future of Canada depends on us succeeding.

wednesday – 01:00pm Masterclasses

Time Icon 60 mins

Location Icon Meridian Hall - Castle Point Numa Lounge

The Buy Canadian Opportunity: How to Spur Growth by Embracing Emerging Tech

Today, more than one third of Canadian businesses are using AI, but this is less than half of the level in the US. How do we accelerate adoption of Canadian tech in Canada? This session will address how companies should approach AI-based tech collaboration. Join us to hear several successful case studies addressing barriers to adoption and learn how to improve the odds of success.

thursday – 01:35pm Scale Up

Time Icon 20 mins

Location Icon St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts - Bluma Appel Theatre

From Startup to Scale Up: How to Grow and Succeed

Join us for an enlightening discussion with seasoned entrepreneurs who have successfully navigated the transformation from startup to scale up. Learn invaluable insights into the multifaceted challenges and opportunities that arise when scaling a company, focusing on: growth strategies, strategic hiring, and securing crucial investments.