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Christophe Bourque

General Partner, White Star Capital

Shahrzad Rafati

Founder & CEO, BroadbandTV Corp

Candice Matthews

General Partner at Lightship Capital

Jamie Petton

President & Executive Director of the Kanata North Business Association

Heather Ward

Co-Founder, President and Chief Commercial Officer, Hyperion Global Energy

Amber Mac

President, Ambermac Media Inc.

Janet Bannister

Managing Partner, Real Ventures

Shavonne Hasfal-McIntosh

Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Wealthsimple

Sem Ponnambalam

Co-Founder and President, xahive; Author; Online Cybersecurity Governance Instructor

Erin Seegmiller

Manager of Early-Stage Programs, Invest Ottawa

Manjit Minhas

Co-Founder & CEO at Minhas Breweries, Distilleries and Wineries; Investor; Star of CBC Dragons' Den

Sophie Wyne

Co-Founder and CEO of Ariglad (Vancouver)

Karen Wong

Co-Founder and CEO of TakuLabs (Toronto)

Vanessa de Waal

Founder and CEO of Flöka (Ottawa and Vancouver)

Jennifer Raoul

Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Orula/Fortress.Legal (Ottawa)

Natalie Raffoul

Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Orula/Fortress.Legal (Ottawa)

Keren Moynihan

Co-founder and CEO of Boss Insights (Toronto)

Simone Godbout

Co-Founder and CEO of Marlow (Ottawa)

Suzanna Ersoy

Co-Founder and CEO of Collabofide (Ottawa)

Alida Burke

Co-Founder and COO of The Growcer (Ottawa)

Anu Bidani

Founder and CEO of STEM Minds (Aurora)

Nick Quain

Vice President, Venture Development, Invest Ottawa

Judy Fairburn

Co-Founder and Co-CEO of the 51

Jennifer Francis

Chair, Capital Angel Network

Jana Rieger

Founder and CEO, True Angle

Rachel Bartholomew

Founder & CEO, Hyivy Health

Julie MacDonnell

Co-Founder and CEO, Heirlume; inaugural SheBoot Pitch Competition Winner

Bethany Deshpande

CEO & Co-founder, SomaDetect

Bobbie Racette

Founder & CEO, The Virtual Gurus; askBetty Indigenous Entrepreneur of the Year 2019

Julia Elvidge

Director, Capital Angel Network

Manjula Selvarajah

Journalist, Producer and Syndicated National Tech Columnist

Esosa Ighodaro

Founder of Black Women Talk Tech (USA)

Karla Briones

Immigrant Serial Entrepreneur

Sonya Shorey

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

Michael Tremblay

President and CEO, Invest Ottawa and Bayview Yards

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MDK Business Law

Business law advice for growing smart businesses

Canada-India Accelerator Program (CIAP)

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Women in Cloud (WIC)

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