Join us for the official IWM 2024 launch event hosted by Invest Ottawa and BDC Capital’s Thrive Venture Fund.
Get ready for frank discussions inspired by the “F” words that impact entrepreneurs and business leaders the most, from fighting burnout and finding fellowship, to financing, fundraising and pivoting fast.
Register for The “F” Factor and hear from folks prepared to be vulnerable and to share experiences and lessons learned. This event will include stories of epic failures and rebounds, redefining the future, and charting winding paths to success in unprecedented times.
8:00 AM: Registration and Networking
Folks with in-person tickets are welcome to join fellow attendees, speakers, allies and women leaders at Bayview Yards for our morning networking session. Light refreshments will be served.
9:00 AM: Welcome Remarks & Land Acknowledgement Ceremony
9:10 AM: Overview of BDC Capital’s Thrive Venture Fund and Lab for Women and Associated Opportunities
9:20 AM: Opening Presentation: Our Journey – Progress and Outcomes Achieved to Date on the Women Founders and Owners Business Strategy established by Invest Ottawa
9:50 AM: A Panel Discussion moderated by Michelle Younes
10:40 AM: Networking Break
11:00 AM: Keynote Talk with Michele Romanow, Dragon, CBC’s Dragon’s Den; Co-Founder and Executive Chair, Clearco
Tech titan Michele Romanow is a serial entrepreneur who started six companies before her 35th birthday. A “Dragon” on CBC’s hit show Dragons’ Den, Romanow is the co-founder and executive chair of Clearco, the world’s largest e-commerce investor. It has invested over $5 billion into 10,000 entrepreneurs in 13 countries. Before this, she co-founded SnapSaves, acquired by American tech giant Groupon, and Buytopia.ca, acquired by Emerge.
Noon: Concluding Remarks and Networking
Light refreshments will be served from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in the RBC Foundry of Bayview Yards.
Year after year, this event promises to be one that can’t be missed. So register now to reserve your free ticket today!
If you are joining us in person, we are delighted to share the following information on transportation to our innovation hub and the support available upon your arrival.
By registering for this event, you accept that:
We are incredibly grateful to the BDC Capital’s Thrive Venture Fund for their generous support as our title sponsor for IWM 2024 and their unwavering commitment to our shared goals and community.
If you’re aspiring, pivoting or scaling a business, this is the place to be on March 4, 2024. Join us at Bayview Yards or catch all the action virtually via our Hopin Event Platform. No matter where you are, this event is not to be missed. All are welcome and it’s all free!