This is the first of five webinars Startup Canada will host, as part of the Startup Women 2022 program. These webinars will focus on supporting Canada’s women-identifying founders.
Taking the plunge into funding can be intimidating, especially for early-stage women entrepreneurs! In fact, gender imbalance is still very much prevalent in venture capitalism, with 65% of U.S. venture capital firms lacking in female partners and only a mere 9.5% of decision-making positions in venture capital firms are held by women. That’s why we’ve set up a stellar panel to talk through the different grants and funding options available to women entrepreneurs in Canada, how to choose the route that best suits you and your business, discuss on-going barriers, and how we can help bring change from the top down.
Nicola Jones-Crossley: Senior Business Development Manager, Futurpreneur
Gurjit Dhadda: Venture Analyst, The 51
Brianna Blaney: CEO & Co-Founder, Pocketed
The Startup Women program is powered by Startup Canada, presented by the Scotiabank Women Initiative and in partnership with BDC, EDC, Google, TD, UPS and Youth Stream partner Desjardins.