Techstars Startup Weekend Women in Tech Canada Online
April 23rd to 25th, 2021

canada.women@startupweekend.org
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Techstars Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs.

And for this unique event, we are specifically cultivating early-stage female tech entrepreneurs across Canada. Beginning with problem statements, the event continues through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, culminating in Sunday night demos and presentations.

If you've ever been to a Techstars Startup Weekend, you know it's one of the most thrilling 54 hours you can imagine. You experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressures that make up life at a startup. As you work, you'll meet the very best mentors, investors and sponsors — all who are ready to help you refine your idea.

A Techstars Startup Weekend Online takes the best of our in-person experience and amplifies it with the scope and reach of the best digital tools available.

Note: This Startup Weekend is ideally suited for aspiring women founders and innovators. Apply by April 22, 2021.
Learn, Network, Startup
Patricia Rabel-Jeudy
Facilitator
Experienced and passionate professional with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing, pharmaceutical, EdTech, retail, and not-for-profit. Skilled in managing operations and problem-solving. Patricia loves to be challenged and take on every new project with a positive attitude.
Mouna Mahouachi
Facilitator
Mouna Mahouachi is the founder of StartupWoman.info and Entrepreneure.info, a bilingual initiative that helps women launch their own business. Through her company Lineam, Mouna also works with startups to help them scale their operations and achieve strategic growth.

Mouna is passionate about financial inclusion, women empowerment and sustainability. She also likes practicing yoga, watching The Profit and eating delicious foods. She studied engineering in Lausanne, Switzerland. She lives in New York with her husband and her daughter.
Mentors
Selected by the organising team to help you throughout the weekend
Jennifer Schell
Finliti
Todd Embley
Agora.io & Founders Institute Western Canada
Angela Khakali
Shaper Impact Capital
Cassie Wang
Lightship Security Inc
Frances Hsieh
Frances Hsieh
Anais Cisneros
Included VC
Annika Lewis
Vanedge Capital
Bonnie Chau
BCF Ventures
Sue Ross
Mosaic Business Consulting
Mara Rada
Citronade Inc.
Dinah Davis
Arctic Wolf Networks
Avinash Raj
Canada Post
Meryeme Lahmami
BDC Capital
Ria Savla
Untangle.Money
Heather Page
TribalScale
Chelsea Gillett
The51
Jeff Macon
Fresno State's Water, Energy, and Technology (WET) Center
Judges
Julie McGill
BDC Capital
Claire Leliévre
Platform Calgary
Kristina McDougall
Artemis Canada
Bruno Morency
Techstars Accelerator Montreal
Event Schedule
April 23-25, 2021
(deadline to register is April 22)
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Global Startup Weekend Partners
Google for Startups
Google Cloud Platform helps startups build web/mobile apps and is offering participants $300 in credit to build their apps (link can be found here). Teams can use Google Trends + Market Finder to test if there is a growing demand for their product and in which markets.

> $300 USD in cloud platform credit
> Register at cloud.google.com/free
GoDaddy Registry
GoDaddy Registry provides a domain name that many innovators and entrepreneurs all over the world use. As part of our partnership, each participant can register a free domain name with GoDaddy Registry (.co, .us, .biz). Read more here. Redemption codes will be given to participants by the organizing team.

> 1 x free GoDaddy Registry domain, per person
> Participants can redeem the code from: startup.co

For more information, visit GoDaddy Registry's site or reach out to support@porkbun.com.
Local Sponsor
The Techstars Startup Weekend Canada team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.

BDC
BDC is the bank for Canadian entrepreneurs. It provides access to financing, as well as advisory services to help Canadian businesses grow and succeed. Its investment arm, BDC Capital, offers a wide range of risk capital solutions. For more than 75 years, BDC's only purpose has been to support entrepreneurs in all industries and at all stages of growth. For more information and to consult more than 1,000 free tools, articles and entrepreneurs' stories, visit bdc.ca.

The BDC Capital Women in Technology (WIT) Venture Fund is one of the world's largest venture capital funds dedicated to investing in women-led technology companies and helping to build a robust ecosystem to support women in tech today and in the future. We are unique in that we have a dual mandate: To deliver a return on the investment and make a lasting impact on the Canadian tech ecosystem. To find out more, visit bdc.ca.

Local Partners

Contact
Questions? We are here to help!
Support E-mail: canada.women@startupweekend.org

Techstars: help@techstars.com

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