Communitech has announced the 24 women entrepreneurs that will be participating in the Communitech Fierce Founders Bootcamp this week.
The two-part bootcamp invites women founders from early-stage startups to Communitech to develop business skills, collaborate with mentors, and learn to pitch. The bootcamp prepares founders for a Pitch Day taking place on September 6, where they will compete to win up to $100,000 for their companies.
Communitech said that throughout the week, participants will attend classes and workshops that address different aspects of running a startup, such as the lean startup methodology, problem and solution validation, accounting, funding, intellectual property, human resources, leadership, marketing, and sales. They will also receive coaching and feedback on their individual business pitches before the final pitch competition.
“I’m an Indigenous founder from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan,” said Heather Abby, founder of Indig Inc. “Having the opportunity to train, learn, and grow at Communitech is a dream for me, and it’s the opportunity I’ve been working towards to move my company forward.”
Participants in the Communitech Fierce Founders Bootcamp include:
- Chioma Ifeanyi-Okoro, My African Corner (Toronto)
- Elize Shirdel, HELM (Toronto)
- Heather Abby, Indig Inc. (Saskatoon)
- Suzana Vuković, intelliMEDSolutions Inc. (Kitchener)
- Alwar Pillai, FableTech Labs (Toronto)
- Elizabeth Azuya, Kiiah Blu Corporation(Kitchener)
- Arjumand Ateeq, Baysil Inc. (Waterloo)
- Cassie Myers, SheLeads (Scarborough)
- Lauren Smith, PolyGone Technologies (Waterloo)
- Sonia Couto, MenuSano (Toronto)
- Hanna Zaidi, CommuniHelp (Toronto)
- Anna Feshchenko, Athena Integrated Systems Inc. (Toronto)
- Sydney Wong, VenturX (Montreal)
- Jennifer Mulholland, UR Concierge Services Inc. (Toronto)
- Kathryn Vandenberg, Zabu Inc. (Waterloo)
- Meena Masilamani, Variense (Verdun)
- Jenessa Olson, STMNT (Ilderton)
- Sharon Reeds, Intuitive Shipping (St. Catherines)
- Patricia Herdman, GlitchTrax Corp (Toronto)
- Andrea Chan, Creatology Corp (Toronto)
- Hyun Joo (Julie) Lee, Nuttri (Toronto)
- Karolyn Mackowiak, SannTek Labs Inc. (Kitchener)
- Kate Kim, Betterworth (Toronto)
- Anna Gosine, VitalMIST (St. John’s)
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