Date: September 21, 2012
Time: 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver, BC
Ticket Cost: Free
Hosted & Supported by the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs, part of StartUp Canada Tour
On September 21, join 16 trail-blazing women, from Vancouver’s Technology, StartUp & Entrepreneurial communities for a dynamic panel conversation on Innovating Differently: Women, Entrepreneurship and Technology.
What can Canada do to further encourage women to start and grow innovative technology or tech-enabled businesses? What support and resources are necessary to create an arena in which women-founded and led startups flourish?
Four “mini-panels” will explore focus topics, including:
1) Innovating Differently: Why women are critical to innovation, entrepreneurship and technology
2) Launching a Start-Up: Lessons learned from successes and failures
3) The New Economy: How technology is enabling a thriving culture of startups out of the home
4) Financing Start-Ups: Incubating, Accelerating, Funding– What’s working, what’s not, what’s hot.
As part of StartUp Canada’s national tour, this event is open to the community, and warmly invites entrepreneurs, investors, youth, thinkers, doers and want-to-be-doers to join the conversation.
Kimberly Voll, Faculty, Centrefor Digital Media, Lead Developer, PepperDev
Brenda Bailey Gershkovitch, Co-Founder + CEO, Silicon Sisters
Cybele Negris, Co-Founder + President Webnames.ca Inc.
Amielle Lake, Founder + CMO, Tagga Media
Maura Rodgers, Co-Founder UrbanDigg + Co-Founder Strutta Assoc. Initio Group
Lynda Brown, VP, Nordicity + CEO, ZuluMe
Shannon Ward, Co-Founder, Ontrack Media + Chief Blogger, Pretirement Living
Sarah Morton, CEO, Backbone Systems
Christine Pilkington, CEO, Crisp Media Inc, and Founder, City Mom Now
Nanon de Gaspe Beaubien-Mattrick, Founder, President Beehive Holdings
Sandra Wear, Chair, TEC + Principal, Planning for Exit
Jean Kovacs, President, Harvard Angels Northern California + Former CEO, Comergent
Bonnie Foley Wong, Founder + Advisor, Pique Ventures
Sarah Bancroft, Co-Founder, Director of Daily Dose Media
Katrina Carroll-Foster, Co-Founder, Hoseanna + Brand Strategist
Rick Spence, National Post Business Columnist
Location + Time:
Science World at TELUS World of Science – Auditorium
1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver, BC
Friday, September 21, 2012
8:30 am – 11:00 am
Please arrive by 8:30 am at the latest.
About the Event Host and Supporter, Forum for Women Entrepreneurs
Founded in 2002, the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE) is a Vancouver-based not-for-profit community of bold female entrepreneurs and dynamic supporters who connect through events, education, and mentorship to build wildly successful businesses.From its sought-after mentorship program, to the highly successful ‘E-Series’ sessions, FWEs programs and events aim to educate, build impactful and lasting relationships, and forge connections amongst its members, mentors, and leaders from the business community. @FWEBC
About the Event Organizer + Moderator, Katrina Carroll-Foster
Co-founder of New York based e-commerce start-up, Hoseanna, Katrina Carroll-Foster is also a brand & marketing strategist, focusing on growth-oriented start-ups. Formerly, Katrina has led marketing, communications and sales for some of BC’s most well-known brands including Intrawest, Opus Hotels, and the Rick Hansen Foundation. Katrina is a proud participant of FWE’s mentor program, and has previously served on the board of Dress for Success, where she also founded Young Executives for Success. @katrinacf
About StartUp Canada
Startup Canada is a grassroots, entrepreneur-led initiative created to support and inspire entrepreneurship. Its National Tour includes 40 stops through 10 provinces over seven months. The BC tour of Startup Canada is a collaborative initiative, linking a diverse group of individuals and organizations with the common goal of supporting and celebrating all entrepreneurs – a group vital to driving the economy in BC and beyond. @StartUp_Canada
About Science World at TELUS World of Science
Science World is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to engaging British Columbians in science and inspiring future science and technology leadership in BC. Visit scienceworld.ca to find more about our science programs at our False Creek facility and throughout the province. @scienceworldca