RBC Innovation & Entrepreneurship Speaker Series with Derrick Fung

The RBC Innovation & Entrepreneurship Speaker Series is back!

Join us Wednesday, January 22 to hear from a U of T startup alumni success story.

From Bay Street to No Street

Derrick Fung will speak about his journey on leaving Bay Street for an entrepreneurial startup life. He will speak about the trials and tribulations of starting a company from scratch all the way to scaling it to Series B and beyond.

Speaker Bio

Derrick Fung is CEO and Co-founder of Drop ⁠— an intelligent mobile rewards app where consumers can earn points for every day spending on top of their existing debit and credit cards. Drop has ranked in the top 3 in the app store in both Canada and the US and currently boasts 3 million members. Drop has raised over $25m from VCs including NEA, Sierra Ventures, White Star Capital, CapitalOne Growth Ventures and angel investors such as Tina Sharkey (CEO of Brandless) and Dan Macklin (Co-founder of SoFi). Derrick began his career in Finance in Sales & Trading in Toronto and New York at various investment banks including Merrill Lynch, BNP Paribas and CIBC Capital Markets. Derrick was named in 2014 to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in Music alongside Avicii, Lady Gaga, and Drake.


  • 5:30 – Welcome and opening remarks
  • 5:45 – Fireside chat
  • 6:35 – Networking begins
  • 7:00 – Event ends

As this is a free public event, we have allocated more tickets than seats. Please let us know if you no longer can attend to help us manage registration. We recommend coming up early to ensure you get a seat.