Cobourg, ON – StrikeUP Canada is thrilled to welcome back the Scotiabank Women Initiative® as it’s co-presenting for StrikeUP 2023, Canada’s largest digital conference for women entrepreneurs.
“We’re thrilled to partner with StrikeUP Canada and continue to support and build a thriving community of female entrepreneurs across the country,” said Jason Charlebois, Senior Vice President of Small Business at Scotiabank. “Events like StrikeUP 2023 further support the mission of the Scotiabank Women Initiative to break down barriers and to increase economic and professional opportunities for women to be successful now, and in the future.”
StrikeUP 2023 will take place on March 2, 2023 and will bring together more than 4,000 women entrepreneurs from across Canada and provide access to mentorship, financing and networking. This year’s event will feature high profile speakers like Michele Romanow and Bobbie Racette. It will also feature an indigenous program stream dedicated to amplifying the stories of indigenous women entrepreneurs from across the country.
“We’re grateful for the immense support we have continued to receive from the Scotiabank Women Initiative,” said Wendy Curtis, Executive Director of NCFDC. “Their leadership and devotion to support women entrepreneurs has made them a key ally within our growing StrikeUP community and we look forward to embarking on the next chapter of StrikeUP together.”
Continuing to work together to deliver a vision of equity and inclusive economic growth, StrikeUP and the Scotiabank Women Initiative will host a funding workshop led by experienced experts in the field of finance, investing, and entrepreneurship to provide effective funding strategies, tips, and advice to business owners. StrikeUP’s new virtual video networking platform will also grant attendees the opportunity to network directly with the team at the Scotiabank Women Initiative to learn more about the tools and resources available through their signature program.
StrikeUP 2023 is supported by the Government of Canada, through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario’s (FedDev Ontario) delivery of the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) Ecosystem Fund.
StrikeUP is Canada’s flagship digital conference uniting women entrepreneurs and the women entrepreneurship ecosystem, with a united vision of equity and inclusive economic growth through entrepreneurship. Founded by Northumberland CFDC and presented in partnership with The Scotiabank Women Initiative ® and Export Development Canada, StrikeUP 2023 will showcase the diversity and ambition of Canada’s women entrepreneurs through an accessible program focused on growth, funding, networking, digital adoption and global opportunities. Find out more about StrikeUP’s mission, vision, and community at strikeup.ca
About FedDev Ontario
For more than 12 years, the Government of Canada, through FedDev Ontario, has worked to advance and diversify the southern Ontario economy through funding opportunities and business services that support innovation and growth in Canada’s most populous region. The Agency has delivered impressive results, which can be seen in southern Ontario businesses that are creating innovative technologies, improving their productivity, growing their revenues, and in the economic advancement of communities across the region. Learn more about the impacts the Agency is having in southern Ontario by exploring our pivotal projects.
About the Government of Canada’s Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES)
The Government of Canada’s WES is a greater than $6-billion investment that aims to increase women-owned businesses’ access to the financing, talent, networks and expertise they need to start up, scale up and access new markets. WES initiatives include the Women Entrepreneurship Loan Fund (WELF), the WES Ecosystem Fund and the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH). Find out more at ised.ca.
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StrikeUP is Canada’s flagship digital conference uniting women entrepreneurs and the women entrepreneurship ecosystem, with a united vision of equity and inclusive economic growth through entrepreneurship. Founded by Northumberland CFDC and presented in partnership with The Scotiabank Women Initiative ® and Export Development Canada, StrikeUP 2022 showcases the diversity and ambition of Canada’s women entrepreneurs through an accessible program focused on growth, funding, networking, digital adoption, and global opportunities. Find out more about StrikeUP’s mission, vision, and community at strikeup.ca
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