Donate to The Upside Foundation


Upside is supported by highly committed, values-aligned investors and industry leaders who connect Members to exclusive opportunities

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Our Partners are industry leaders committed to building a strong Canadian tech and innovation ecosystem. Through supporting the Upside Foundation, our Partners build relationships with high-quality, early-stage, high-growth company CEOs and fulfill their desire to make an exponential impact. We are so grateful for the generous support of the following organizations, without whom Upside's work embedding social responsibility in the Canadian tech and innovation community would not be possible.

Innovation Partner

Scaling Partners


The Patron Program is an annual membership for industry leaders who believe in giving back when you're successful and advocate for sharing the Upside

Founding Donors

Robert Antoniades

Gerry Pond

CIBC Innovation Banking

Bryan Kerdman

Garibaldi Capital Advisors

Sam Duboc & Family

VC's and Individual Upsides

VCs across Canada pledge 1% of their fund or personal carry to charity through Upside.

Visit Individual Upsides to learn more, and read our special contribution to CVCA Central.

Pro-Bono Supporters

"We've thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the Upside community. Every event we attend is very high quality, and we've met so many interesting people through the community. Being a Partner to The Upside Foundation is highly valuable as well as rewarding."

Matthew Lester, Partner & Practice Lead at True Search

Interested in partnering or donating?