Women In Technology Boot Camp
July 10, 2019
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
|TIME||TITLE AND DESCRIPTION||SPEAKER|
|1:30 PM – 1:40 PM||Opening remarks|
Inspirational speech: Opportunities for WIT
|1:40 PM – 2:10 PM||Fireside Chat|
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.
|2:10 PM – 2:40 PM||Investor AMA|
Moderator: Lindsay Bryson
Ask anything to investors.
|Michelle Scarborough, Elaine Kunda,|
Magaly Charbonneau, Lindsay Bryson
|2:40 PM – 3:10 PM||Women in leadership|
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 PM||Break|
|3:20 PM – 4:00 PM||Pitch workshop|
Watch and learn as 4 startups work with a panel of investors and advisors to hone their pitches.
|Maggie Sprenger, Shambhavi Mishra,|
|4:00 PM – 4:20 PM||Achieving rapid growth|
Sarah Nahm will share lessons learned on customer acquisition and market expansion and how talent has been her major asset in the organization.
|4:20 PM – 4:50 PM||Lightning pitches (resources and opportunities)|
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 PM||Closing remarks||Michelle Scarborough|
|5:00 PM – 7:00 PM||Women in Technology Cocktail|
Lead, Operations + Experience | Female Funders
Founder & CEO | The Big Push
Director of Marketing | Innovation Canada
Managing Director | Lazaridis Institute
Partner and CFO | TandemLaunch
Principal | inovia capital
Senior Vice President | BDC Capital
Chief Operating Officer | BlueDot Inc