Women In Technology Boot Camp

July 10, 2019

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WIT is Back!

The BDC Women in Technology Boot Camp is Back!

After the breakout success of the inaugural, sold- out 2018 event, the BDC Women in Technology Boot Camp is back! Hosted by BDC Capital’s Women in Technology Fund, this half day event is looking to connect women founders and leaders of technology companies with the resources they need to grow their businesses.

Space is limited to qualified applicants.

The BDC Women in Technology Boot Camp is for:

  • High-tech companies (companies with potential to scale)
  • Founded or led by at least one woman
  • Looking to learn what it takes to build and grow a high-tech company

What you can expect

This can’t-miss opportunity will connect pre-seed and seed-stage technology companies with peers, investors and organizations that are out there to help. Hear candid war stories from those who have been there and walk away with concrete tools to help take your company to the next level.

Fill out an application today! Selected companies will also be eligible for a discounted $50 ticket to Startupfest. Please wait to hear back about your application to the WIT Boot Camp before purchasing your tickets to Startupfest.

About BDC Capital’s Women in Technology Fund

Supporting women entrepreneurs is a priority for BDC Capital. We take a holistic approach to empower women by providing capital and resources to create successful companies and build an ecosystem for women in technology. The Women in Technology Venture Fund is the world’s largest venture capital fund dedicated to investing in women-led technology companies.

BDC WIT Boot Camp Agenda

Wednesday July 10th

1:30 PM – 1:40 PMOpening remarks
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Inspirational speech: Opportunities for WIT
Karl Reckziegel
1:40 PM – 2:10 PMFireside Chat
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In this session, Shan-Lyn Ma will share with the audience the ups and downs of building the fastest growing wedding company in the U.S.
Shan-Lyn Ma,
Michelle Scarborough
2:10 PM – 2:40 PMInvestor AMA
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Moderator: Lindsay Bryson
Ask anything to investors.
Michelle Scarborough, Elaine Kunda,
Magaly Charbonneau, Lindsay Bryson
2:40 PM – 3:10 PMWomen in leadership
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Being able to successfully lead and motivate your team are critical skills in any business but particularly in a startup when the pressure to deliver can feel daunting. Pascale Audette, CEO of Carebook Technologies, has more than 20 years of experience leading teams in the tech sector and shares her insights and advice on what it takes to be a great leader.
Pascale Audette, Takara Small
3:10 PM – 3:20 PMBreak
3:20 PM – 4:00 PMPitch workshop
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Watch and learn as 4 startups work with a panel of investors and advisors to hone their pitches.
Maggie Sprenger, Shambhavi Mishra,
Danielle Graham,
Emilie Boutros
4:00 PM – 4:20 PMAchieving rapid growth
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Sarah Nahm will share lessons learned on customer acquisition and market expansion and how talent has been her major asset in the organization.
Sarah Nahm
4:20 PM – 4:50 PMLightning pitches (resources and opportunities)
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Different organizations that support women in tech pitch to the audience what they can do to help.
Sharon Zohar, Hilary Kilgour, Kim Morouney,
Kate Poirier, Nina Stepanov
4:50 PM – 5:00 PMClosing remarks Michelle Scarborough
5:00 PM – 7:00 PMWomen in Technology Cocktail

2019 Speakers

Sarah Nahm

Sarah Nahm

CEO & Founder | Lever

Shan-Lyn Ma

CEO and Co-Founder | Zola

Takara Small

Takara Small

Technology columnist for Metro Morning, Tech contributor for CBC | Founder of VentureKids Canada

Michelle Scarborough

Michelle Scarborough

Managing Director, Strategic Investments and Women in Technology Venture Fund | BDC Capital

Danielle Graham

Principal | Dream Maker Ventures

Maggie Sprenger

Maggie Sprenger

Managing Director | Green Cow Venture Capital

Elaine Kunda

Founder and Managing Partner | Disruption Ventures

Shambhavi Mishra

Investor | Brand Capital, Times Group

Hilary Kilgour

Lead, Operations + Experience | Female Funders

Sharon Zohar

Founder & CEO | The Big Push

Kate Poirier

Kate Poirier

Director of Marketing | Innovation Canada

Kim Morouney

Managing Director | Lazaridis Institute

Emilie Boutros

Partner and CFO | TandemLaunch

Magaly Charbonneau

Magaly Charbonneau

Principal | inovia capital

Karl Reckziegel

Senior Vice President | BDC Capital

Lindsay Bryson

Chief Operating Officer | BlueDot Inc

Nina Stepanov

Principal | Acceleprise

Pascale Audette

CEO | Carebook Technologies inc.