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Index Exchange
Collision Day

Market-ready startups meeting innovation-focused executives

Market-ready startups meeting
innovation-focused executives

DMZ’s next Collision Day will provide an exclusive opportunity for ten AI market-ready startups from across Canada to meet one-on-one with executives from Index Exchange, the world’s largest independent ad exchange.

Initially launched in 2001, Index Exchange now has nearly 500 employees across the world, and partners with some of the most prominent players in the media industry, including Conde Nast, Hearst, CBC, Rogers and Globe and Mail.

IX Labs, a division of Index Exchange, is looking to explore opportunities to diversify Index’s core offering through partnering with AI startups looking to enter new markets, and to further understand how existing markets are enhanced and advanced by new technologies.

The goal of Collision Day? AI startups have the chance to secure potential partnerships or mutual opportunities with Index Exchange.

What is IX Labs looking for?

“We are interested in meeting with companies that are building unique and novel technologies powered by different applications of AI and emerging technologies. IX Labs is looking to identify an intersection between your startup’s offerings with Index Exchange’s current capabilities, with the ultimate goal of further advancing the technology industry.”

- Mayuran Yogarajah, Distinguished Engineer at Index Exchange and Head of IX Labs


October 16 & 17, 2019
10 A.M. - 4 P.M.


10 Dundas Street - Suite 600
Toronto, ON

What founders get

Partnership opportunity

Leave the meeting with deepened industry connections and/or the potential opportunity to leverage Index Exchange’s immense engineering capabilities.


The chance to meet, connect and network with Index Exchange’s executives in a closed setting for optimal opportunities.

Direct feedback

Candid conversation on how Index Exchange could potentially leverage your startup’s innovative solutions.

Executive 1:1s

Meet with Index Exchange executives to present how your emerging AI technology can create innovative solutions to benefit the larger technology industry.

Who's in the room

  • Andrew Casale, President & CEO, Index Exchange
  • Neil Dorken, CFO, Index Exchange
  • Mayuran Yogarajah, Distinguished Engineer, Index Exchange and Head of IX Labs
  • Andrew Wong, VP, Research, Index Exchange
  • Frank Huang, Tech Evangelist, Index Exchange

Ready to meet with Index Exchange executives?

Application deadline is extended to Friday, September 27, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

More about Index Exchange

Index Exchange is a global advertising marketplace where premium digital media companies transact ad impressions with accountability and in real-time. Built on the pillars of neutrality, openness, and the most reliable technology, Index Exchange is the ad exchange that media companies and marketers trust. An engineering-first company, Index Exchange prioritizes investing in hardware as well as bigger and better data centers to safely and independently store and process transactions.
IX Labs is a division of Index Exchange driving the creation of emerging technologies and innovative business lines. Launched in 2019, IX Labs explores opportunities to diversify Index’s core offering through the expertise and talents of Index’s Engineering capabilities. By partnering with Toronto’s top incubators and innovation hubs, IX Labs will continue to champion new talent, ideas and resources by solving real problems in the industry, while scaling and ultimately driving further innovation.
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