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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

Rita Alma

DE&I Strategist, Invest Ottawa

Shavonne Hasfal-McIntosh

Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Wealthsimple

Susan Richards

Chair of the Board, Invest Ottawa; Founder and Managing Partner, numbercrunch

Julia Elvidge

Co-Founder, SheBoot, Investor, Advisor, Director of the Board, Capital Angel Network

Jennifer Francis

Chair, Capital Angel Network; Director of the Board, Invest Ottawa

Rosey Edeh

CTV Live Morning Anchor, CEO, Micha Muse Media

Regina Gwynn

Co-Founder, Black Women Talk Tech

Lise Beutel

Director, Scale-up Program, Invest Ottawa

Keira Torkko

Chief People Officer, Assent Compliance Inc.

Erin Kelly

CEO, Advanced Symbolics Inc

Nuha Siddiqui

Founder and CEO, erthos

Katherine Atkinson, PhD(c)

COO, CANImmunize

Sarah Lacy

Founder and CEO at Chairman Mom

Manjula Selvarajah

Tech Journalist, CBC National Columnist

Stef Reid

Director of Marketing, L-SPARK

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Area X.O Operated by Invest Ottawa

Invest Ottawa is the lead economic development agency for knowledge-based industries in Canada’s Capital, facilitating economic growth and job creation in the City of Ottawa. Guided by a vision to help realize Ottawa’s full potential as a globally-recognized, innovative and future-ready city, and the best place to learn, work, live, and play, Invest Ottawa delivers venture development and global expansion programs and services that catalyze the growth and success of entrepreneurs and firms. These include: small business training; mentorship; acceleration for technology firms; foreign business and investment attraction; local business retention and expansion in targeted sectors; commercialization; and marketing Ottawa’s diversified economy and high quality of life.