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Tamey McIntosh

Co-Founder & COO, Braiyt

Natsaren Saberi

Co-Founder & CTO, Geomate

Varsha Chaugai

CEO & Co-Founder, Evoke Health

Schruti Singh

Co-Founder, Otterby Inc

Negin Ashouri

Co-Founder & CEO, FemTherpeutics Inc.

Natasha Kostenuk

Founder, Ayrton Energy Inc.

Mahsoo Salimi

Co-Founder & CEO of Sentire

Macarena Cataldo-Hernandez

Co-Founder & CEO of Viridis Research Inc.

Livia Han

Co-Founder, Compass

Lianna Genovese

Founder & CEO, ImaginAble Solutions

Kelly Emery

Founder, Troop

Kelly Bergeron

Co-Founder, Poptronic

Karen Chovan

Co-Founder & CEO, Enviro Integration Strategies

Inara Lalani

Co-Founder & COO, FemTherapeutics

Eve Staszczyszyn

Co-Founder, Compass

Eva Szabo

Founder & CEO, EMRO Doctors

Chatnie Herne

Co-Founder & CTO of Poptronic

Alina Li Zhang

Founder, Skylinerunners

Lise Birikundavyi

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, BKR Capital

Janelle Desrosiers

Founder & Creative Director, Bloom + Brilliance

Claudette McGowan

Chief Executive Officer of Portexxa; Co-Founder of The Firehood and General Partner, Phoenix Fire Fund

Dr. Radhika Dirks

CEO & Founder of Ribo AI

Audrey Bond

Founder & CEO of Vaultt

Sophie Forest

Partner, Brightspark Ventures

Jean-Simon Diallo

CEO & Scientific Founder at Virica Biotech; Scientist, Cancer Therapeutics, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI)

Megan Maltby

Manager, Accelerator Programs & Investor Relations, Invest Ottawa

Erin Blaskie

Fractional CMO, Startup & Scale-Up Marketing Advisor, and Creative Growth Strategist | TEDx Speaker

Carolyn Raab

Co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Corsa (Ottawa)

Caitlin MacGregor

Founder and CEO of Plum

Christine Moon

Co-founder & President Co-Founder & President

Patricia Ip

Scale Up Program Manager, Invest Ottawa

Sunshine Tenasco

Founder, Pow Wow Pitch

Sarah Sparks

Tech innovator, and Co-Founder and CEO, Alo Solutions

Jacqueline Jennings

Venture Partner, Raven Indigenous Capital Partners / Director, The Fireweed Fellowship

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Michelle Younes

Director of Venture Development, Invest Ottawa

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Michael Tremblay

President and CEO, Invest Ottawa and Bayview Yards

Sonya Shorey

Vice President, Strategy, Marketing and Communications, Invest Ottawa, Bayview Yards and Area X.O

Shavonne Hasfal-McIntosh

Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Wealthsimple

Manjula Selvarajah

Journalist, Producer and Syndicated National Tech Columnist

Julia Elvidge

Director, Capital Angel Network

Jennifer Francis

Chair, Capital Angel Network

Erin Seegmiller

Manager of Early-Stage Programs, Invest Ottawa

Nick Quain

Vice President, Venture Development, Invest Ottawa

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