Harley Finkelstein

Harley Finkelstein is an entrepreneur, lawyer, and the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Shopify. He founded his first company at age 17 while a student at McGill. Harley completed his law degree as well as his MBA at the University of Ottawa, where he co-founded the JD/MBA Student Society and the Canadian MBA Oath. Harley is an Advisor to Felicis Ventures & Omers Ventures, and is one of the “Dragons” on CBC’s Next Gen Den. Recently, Harley was inducted into the Order of Ottawa, he received the Canadian Angel Investor of the Year Award, and Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Award. From 2014 to 2017, Harley was on the Board of the C100, and in December 2017 he was appointed for a 5-year term to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).


Scaling in Canada

11/07/2019 10.50 - 11.20

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Harley Finkelstein has been key to Shopify’s stratospheric growth over the past few years, making the company one of Canada’s most important breakout innovators and Canada’s highest valued technology company. And as Minister for Small Business and Export Promotion, the Honourable Mary Ng works to help find and grow the next generation of such startups, putting them on a global stage...