Kailey Gilchrist

Kailey Gilchrist

Sauce Boss & CEO
NONA Vegan Foods Ltd

Kailey has been the “Sauce Boss” and CEO of NONA Vegan since 2013. NONA is a dedication to her late Italian mama. She loves sharing love through food by selling her plant-based sauces at grocery retailers across Canada and the US. Kailey believes in inclusive tables, where everyone can enjoy a delicious meal together, no matter what their dietary restrictions might be.

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Workshop: Elevate Your Business with Exporting

Strategies to growing internationally.

Presented by Export Development Canada

Selling into a new market is a proven way to grow your business as research shows that companies who export generate more revenue, are more innovative and more competitive. However, we understand that doing business abroad can be unfamiliar, but with the right community of advisors, partners and programs, you can see your business thrive on the international stage. Our panel of women entrepreneurs will share their expert advice and practical tips on how to the access and enter new markets, including:

  • Dispelling the misconceptions about exporting and how to develop a global business mindset
  • Discussion of the Canadian trade ecosystem including key partners and organizations and how to develop your network and set yourself up for success
  • Importance of developing a strong relationship with your lender and/or investors and other alternative approaches to access capital to grow your business
  • Tips from entrepreneurs who have gone global at different phases of their export journey